Joseph Burkart

Joseph Burkart

Male 1812 - 1855  (42 years)

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  • Name Joseph Burkart 
    Born 03 Dec 1812  Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1855  Town of Scott, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Added Hardships

      One is inclined to think that the hardship incidental to settlement in a strange land that is yet in the building, would be a burdon heavy enough for the shoulders of the settlers and that they would be spared added hardships; but such was not the case with our settlers.
      We read that in the year 1850 a sad accident occurred in the home of Michael Burkart. The clothes of his six year old daughter Gertrude, caught fire and charred the body so badly that the poor girl died after three weeks of intense pain.
      Another event that brought grief to the hearts of the already heavily burdened people was the death, in September 1855, of the three Burkart brothers, which was caused by Asiatic Cholera. Joseph had given hospitality to a family newly arrived from Belgium. This family included, besides the father, mother and a hired man, four children -- two, six, eight and ten years old respectively. After the strange family had been with the Burkarts four days, the wife developed cholera, dying the same night. The next day her husband died. Joseph Burkart fell sick with the dread desease the afternoon of the funeral. The folowing day, Sept. 12th, his body also lay cold in death. The next afternoon, while the body of Joseph was being lowered into its grave, Michael followed his brother. John Burkart coming from Michael's funeral on the 14th of Sept., also died (it is said, from a broken heart). Weighed down with grief and weakened by the ravages of the disease, the wife of Joseph Burkart died during the last part of that fateful September.
      We are happy to record that these brave souls did not depart this life without the consolations of the Church. Father Minderer who was pastor of Old St. Mary's at Green Bay administered the Last Sacraments to the cholera victims and also gave them Christian burial. One wonders indeed, at the fortitude of the settlers. Men of lesser worth, would surely have surrendered din this unrelenting battle with life.
      That these settlers, through but a few years in a new land, were well thought of and respected, we see from an account appearing in the "Green Bay Advocate" on the occasion of this sad event.
    Person ID I305647  Little Chute Historical Socitery F
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2019 

    Father Ancestors Sebastian Burkart,   b. 08 Dec 1764, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1827, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Madalena Rudekin,   b. 31 Oct 1777, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1848, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F206288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Eva Baumann,   b. 03 Jan 1813, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1878, Town of Scott, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 03 Apr 1837  Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert Burkart,   b. 25 Feb 1838, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Maria Burkart,   b. 20 Jul 1839, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Melchior Burkart,   b. 01 Jan 1841, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1898, New Franken, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +4. Michael Burkart,   b. 30 Nov 1847, Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1924, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. Anton Burkart,   b. 05 Dec 1847, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1892, Brown County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Barbara Burkart,   b. 20 Aug 1849, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Katherina Burkart,   b. 18 Mar 1851, Town of Scott, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1913, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Married: 1x8. Joseph Burkart,   b. 18 Mar 1852, New Franken, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F120112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Dec 1812 - Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Apr 1837 - Dettelbach, Kitzingen, Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken, Bavara, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1855 - Town of Scott, Brown Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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