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Burket / Burkhard Main Lines
1. English Line of Burkitts Mass,
Va. Ohio mostly.
President Rutherford Birchard Hayes from Ohio is off this line, his mother was Sophia Birchard.
Birchard is another name for Burkett.
There is a lot of Burkett's in Lincolnshire, England.
2. Russian Line, never grew much in USA.
3. Adam Burget/Burket's wife Maria Puderbaugh/Buterpaugh.
Adam was a Revolutionary Soldier.
Adam came from Franklin county and settled Morrisons Cove, Bedford/Blair county of PA.
Roaring Spring/ Martinsburg area. ( Blair county was formed 1846 )
4. Peter Burget/Burket line of Sinking Valley between Tyrone and Altoona, PA.
Peter was a Revolutionary Soldier, came from York county after the Rev.War.
( Note: It is believed by some that Adam of line three and Peter of line four were brothers. Also it is suggested they are from the Emanuel lineage.)
5. Jacob Burket, son of # 4, Peter Burget of Sinking Valley. Married
three times, moved to Jefferson county, had a lot of children.
He is buried at the Finley St. Cemetery in Punxsutawney, Pa.
6. Pioneer John Jacob Burkhard/Burkhardt wife Sabrina Naegli,
came from Herbrechtinger, Germany in 1755 and settled at Reading, PA. Berks county.
Records at Trinity Luthern church, Reading, PA. This line goes back to Jorg
and Appolenia Meyer Burkhardt, Neiderstotingen, Germany.
7. John Jacob Burket, Revolutionary soldier, son of #6 Pioneer John Jacob Burkhardt.
Known as Jacob Burket, his wife was Elizabeth Swartz, he had 27 children with her.
After Rev War lived on his farm in Allegheny twp, Somerset county, PA.
He is buried there with many members of his family, called Burket Cemetery.
8. John George Burkhardt/ Burkett, Revolutionary Soldier, son of #6
Pioneer John Jacob Burkhardt AND brother to
# 7 John Jacob Burket, Rev. Soldier.
Known as John Burket, mar Barbara Fuchs/Fox, wife # 2 was her sister Catherine.
John Burket after the Rev war migrated to Lacaster county, Pa. , west to
Bedford county, PA. , west to Ohio. He was a personal bodyguard of
George Washington, a group known as the Dragoons. He is buried at the
Hessville, Ohio cemetery ( Southeast of Toledo ) near Fremont, Ohio.
Many family members are buried at Hessville cem.
Hessville is where the first Merry-Go-Round in the USA was made by an
old German fellow.
9. David Burkett a son of #8 John George Burkhardt, lived in Franklin county, PA.
then moved to Jefferson county, PA. mar Christina Bates, Punxsutawney, PA. area.
Migrated to Ohio.
Had a son John Burket that mar Mary ( Polly ) Stout, Jefferson/ Armstrong county, PA area.
10. Burkett/ Treadway Emanuel Burkhard lived near Canton Basile
or Canton Berne in Switzeland, He was German.
Had two sons that came to America about 1750. Jonathan and Christian.
Jonathan had four children, his wife died at sea on the voyage to America.
Jonathan's children was Jehu, Nathaniel, Salome and Christian.
Jonathan lived in Maryland and PA.
11. Jehu Burkhard/Burket, Revolutionary soldier, son of Jonathan # 10,
mar Magdaline Croll/ Kroll. Had nine children.
He lived near Libertytown, Frederick county , Maryland from ca 1768 to
ca 1775, then moved to Rowan county, near where New Jefferson is today
in the NW corner of North Carolina till ca 1810, then moved to Montgomey
county, Ohio, on the Greenville pike outside Dayton. He died in 1823.
12. Christian Burket, son of Emanuel # 10 and brother to Jonathan,
had a big plantation in North Carolina.
President Herbert Hoover descends from Christian.
also President Richard Nixon is a cousin of President Herbert Hoover
thru President Herbert Hoover's mother.
Also, thru Christian Burkett's brother Jonathan, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower is a descendant of Jonathan.
13. Samuel Burkett and Mary Myers line of Bedford county, PA.
Samuel was the son of John George # 8,
John George Burkhardt/ Burket.
Children of Samuel.
Jacob, John, Benjamin, Henry, Nicholas,
Jesse, Samuel, Nancy, Catherine, Mary Ann, Rachel.
14. Jacob Burket, Revolutionary Soldier
married Barbara Fisher in Christ Church, Phila.
Jacob Burket was a Revolutionary Soldier,
Private 8th. Class Capt. James Davies , Second Company, Tenth Battalion,
Lancaster County Militia.
After Rev War he left Lancaster Co. and moved to Bedford Co, Pa. near Blue Knob,
Mowry Mills and Queen area.
Barbara Fisher's father, William Fisher was the Mayor of Phila. in 1773.
Jacob had a brother George that was a Ranger in Bedford County, PA
during the Rev War.
( Note : This Jacob Burket that married Barbara Fisher is Arnold
Burkett's 4th. g grandfather. )
15. John William mar Catherine McClure, son of # 14, Jacob and Barbara Fisher Burket.
John Wm. migrated to Missouri where he died, his son
David married Mary Ann Zumwalt and joined DeWitts wagon train colony for Texas.
In 1830 David settled in Gonzoles county,
Hochheim area about 60 miles east of the Alamo, in 1836 the Alamo battle
was fought. Andrew Kent, David Burket's brother-in-law was killed at the Alamo.
The counties in Texas are named in honor of the men that died at the Alamo.
David's job was to move the women and children out of harm's way.
A sign along the highway where David lived honors him as an original
Pioneer settler of Texas, also in Coleman county
is Burkett, Texas, named for a descendant of David.
16. Michael Burkett line came from Seligenstadt, Germany in 1847 and
settled in the Johnstown, PA. area.
Die Famile Burkhard/ Burkard/ Burkett
17. Samuel Burket, his grandfather was # 14
RevSoldier Jacob Burket that mar Barbara Fisher.
Samuel came from Greenfield TWP. Bedford county PA. in 1838 and settled
in Jefferson county, PA.
He purchased 165 acres of land from the Holland Land Company
for $ 247.50
Wilhelm Willnik from the Kingdom of Holland signed the deed.
Samuel settled about half way between Punxsutawney and Brookville, PA.
Note: Samuel is Arnold Burkett's 2nd. ggrandfather.
This list only scratches the surface, but the above lines grew into
large lines, except for the Russian line.
There is a Burkettville, Maryland, Purgittville, W. Virginia,
Burket, Indiana, Burkettville, Maine, Burkett, Texas.
There were Burkett's here in 1607 with the Jamestown colony.
All Burket's are of German Origin,
Original name was Burkhard.
Burkhard means strong fortress
Burkhardt from Swiss/German means one who is as strong as a castle or fortified place.
Burkhard is one of the oldest names in Europe.
I hope this has helped clear up confusion on the Burket lines.
One can go from one line of Burkett's to another and the names are mostly all alike.
The old German custom was this.
First son born---named after the father's father,
Second son born, --named after the mothers father.
Third son born was named after the father, Junior.
then right on down with the fathers and mother's brothers.
For the girls, same way.
Repetition of names.
How about one of Arnold's stories about now!
During a persons lifetime there are many events take place, some
planned, some unplanned, some tragic, some
spectacular, some humorous, and some just different, This is one of
My father had several sisters, nobody ever took the time to count them,
but he was the only boy his brother Clarence passed away at 6 months of
It was hog butchering day, a big ole bore
was selected, several of the young ladies
went to the hog pen to take a look, well them was the days when young
ladies wore long dresses and ANNIE was the chosen one that day, it was
like a western rodeo, OPEN THE GATE AND LET 'EM OUT,
one of my Dad's sisters accidentally opened the gate, the big hog made a
dash out the gate, picked up his rider standing just outside the gate,
ANNIE was the chosen one, the honor was bestowed on her for the thrill
of a lifetime,
that huge hog ran out the gate on a dead run, he knew they were going to
butcher him, BUT HE FIGURED, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,
thru the gate he ran between ANNIE'S legs,
picked up his rider on the run, ANNIE had no experience at this hog
riding as everyone could plainly see, she was riding backwards, instead
of watching where she was going, she was looking where she had been,
If they would have sold tickets they would be rich today, that big ole
bore raced all over uphill, down hill, round and round, ANNIE hung on,
and ANNIE wasn't singing Gene Autry's favorite song, I'm back in the
saddle again, well the truth was, she couldn't get off and the hog
couldn't see where he was going as ANNIE'S dress was OVER THE HOG'S
HEAD, and my grandma made them dresses out of tough material, they
lasted a long time, they were good dresses, made from 50 pound flour
sacks that had designs like regular dress material, yes flour sacks for
a period of time had designs like flowers and most of the old timers
made ladies dresses out of flower sacks with designs, men would not wear
work pants covered with flowers, they would have been labeled STRANGE,
that song by Dolly Parton, My coat of many colors is true, ladies would
save odds and ends of worn out clothes and jackets like wool pants,
shirts, jackets and then lay out pieces, cut out a pattern and reuse the
old pieces of clothing to make a new jacket, a mans large wool shirt
would make a winter coat for a child.
Men mostly had patches all over their shirts and pants, the ladies kept
another bag of rags to patch clothes.
Annie's dress stood up to the test that day, in fact
grandma made them dresses too good,
the girls ran after the hog screaming at it,
that made the hog go all the faster,
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Rodeo would have signed ANNIE right up, the
show lasted for almost an hour, the hog was running mostly in circles,
he would hear someone yelling in front of him and go another direction,
almost like playing a giant game of checkers, only in a three acre
field, finally the hog ran under a low limb and ANNIE got off as
quickly as she got on. The Great Hog Ride was Over.
Grandma didn't know all the details and ANNIE was always a little
troublemaker and grandma
assumed ANNIE was showing off and planned to ride the hog, and was
furious ANNIE ruined her dress and grandma confined her to the barracks
quite some time with lots of KP. The other girls actually caused the
problem, but they weren't talking.
ANNIE couldn't win for losing, it just wasn't ANNIE'S day.
True Story by
25 April 2002.
Flight #93 Dedication
14 SEPT, 2002 FLIGHT 93
DEDICATION AT SHANKSVILLE, SOMERSET COUNTY, PA.
THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAD A DEDICATION CEREMONY AND HONORED THE LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE.
I , ARNOLD BURKETT HAD A SPECIAL REQUEST TO ATTEND AND BE PART OF THE DEDICATION AS I AM A NATIONAL SAR MEMBER THRU MY FOURTH GREAT GRANDFATHER REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER JACOB BURKET.
MY WIFE PATRICIA AND I ATTENDED, THERE ARE OVER 10,000 THINGS ON THAT BILLBOARD/ WALL WHERE THE FLAGS ARE, COVERED ON BOTH SIDES. I , ARNOLD HAS THREE FOURTH GREAT GRANDFATHERS THAT WAS REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS, ALSO I MIGHT ADD BURKETT'S WITH THE JAMESTOWN COLONY WERE HERE IN 1607, LONG BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER IN 1620.
Now here is the rest of the story. . .
I HAVE A COUSIN ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THE MAYFLOWER SOCIETY, DEAN SMITH FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., HE HAS TWO MAYFLOWER ANCESTORS, JOHN HOWLAND AND ELIZABETH TILLEY, THEY CAME ON THE MAYFLOWER AT A YOUNG AGE, THEN MARRIED, I HAVE A POSSIBLE CONNECTION THRU MY MOSHER LINE, ALSO JOHN HART , A SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IS TIED INTO THE BURKETTS, PLUS GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER THRU ANGIE BURKETT OF SOMERSET COUNTY, PA.
THREE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA HAS BURKETT BLOOD AND LOTS OF IT, HERBERT HOOVER, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER AND RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES.
RICHARD M.NIXON IS A CLOSE
COUSIN TO HERBERT HOOVER THRU HIS MOTHER HILDA MINTHRONE.
EISENHOWER REVERSED HIS NAME, HIS GIVEN NAME WAS DAVID DWIGHT, HE TURNED THEM AROUND TO DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER.
THEN WE HAVE JESSE BURKETT IN THE BASEBALL OF FAME, COOPERSTOWN, NY.
THEN WE HAVE THE TEXAS BURKETT'S, DAVID, ORIGINAL PIONEER SETTLER, ALSO HIS PARENTS, JOHN WILLIAM AND CATHERINE McCLURE IN 1830.
JIM BURKETT WITH THE TEXAS DEPT OF AGRICULTURE DEVELOPED THE BURKETT PECAN, I BROUGHT SOME BACK FROM TEXAS.
ALSO, ONE MORE THING, I HAVE WORKED ON ALL THE DIFFERENT BURKETT LINES WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, I WAS A BURKETT CLEARING HOUSE, I ESTABLISHED THE DIFFERENT MAIN LINES OF BURKETT'S, THERE ARE MORE, BUT THESE LINES GREW TO BE VERY BIG, AND ENTWINED AND ABOUT ALL THE NAMES ARE THE SAME, FAMILY GERMAN TRADITION, I SAY ALL BURKETT'S ARE OF GERMAN ORIGIN, THEY ARE WELL ESTABLISHED ALL OVER THE WORLD, EXAMPLE IN GERMANY THEY ARE THE BURKHARD'S, IN ENGLAND THE NAME IS ANGLICIZED TO BURKETT/BIRCHARD/BIRKETT.
I HAVE RECORD OF THE NAME BEING ONE OF THE OLDEST IN EUROPE TO ABOUT 540 AD.
Recent addition to pages. . . .
I feel that an email I received from Arn on July 4, 2005 should be posted here. It is self explanatory.