John Edward Burkholder

Brief Life History of John Edward

When John Edward Burkholder was born on 12 February 1851, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, Joel D. Burkholder, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Craft, was 35. He married Mary Lydia Anne Wood on 10 February 1876, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Chamblissburg, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 March 1934, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know John Edward? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Edward Burkholder
Mary Lydia Anne Wood
Marriage: 10 February 1876
Edmund White Burkholder Sr.
John Warren Burkholder
Harry Smith Burkholder
Vinner Mary Burkholder
Martha Matilda Burkholder
Pauline Burkholder
Anne Elizabeth "Lizzie" Burkholder
George Hubert Burkholder
William Russell Burkholder
Zola Craft Burkholder
Hobson Dewey Burkholder

Sources (92)

  • John E Burkholder, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John E. Burkholder, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • John E. Buckholder, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: altered form of Swiss German Burkhalter . The surname Burkholder is rare in Germany.

History: This is the most common form of the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originally spelled Burkhalter , but in Germany (and in the US) altered to Burkholder and Borkholder .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.