Peter Burkholder (B575)
1743 May 7: Born to Ulrich Burkhalter (B57) and [an error occurred while processing this directive]
at La Heutte, Switzerland. (1)
1754 Oct 1: Peter arrives in Philadelphia, PA on the ship Phoenix, along with his mother and five siblings. See his mother [an error occurred while processing this directive] for more about the voyage and arrival. (1)
Peter Burkhalter (B575) marries Margaret Huber. (1)
1772 Dec 10: Barbara
1774 ca: : Maria
1776 Mar 20: David
1777 Sep 29: Elizabeth
1780 ca. : Ulrich
1783 Aug 27: Peter
1785 ca: : Henry
1786 ca: : Anna
1792 Dec 11: A survey was made for Peter Burkholder of 555 acres along
Cedar Run in Rockingham Co., VA. (2) This land is just across
Cedar Run from Trissels Mennonite Church. The buildings behind the
trees in the picture above are on this land, and it is believed that Peter
and Margaret's original home was beside a spring nearby.
1798: Margaret Huber Burkholder dies;
buried Trissels Mennonite Church Cemetery. (7 Frame 8)
This original marker for Margaret has been recut and is on display at the
Valley Brethern - Mennonite Heritage Center at Harrisonburg.
The 1979 marker at Trissels for both Margaret and Peter says what
generally was believed about him at the time.
Cedar Run viewed from Trissels Cemetery
In Sacred Memory
1750 - 1798
Peter Burkholder, Sr.
1748 - 1799
Erected by Descendants
However, documents (3-6) from the Rockingham County Courthouse and the
Library of Virgina show that Peter was alive beyond 1799.
1801 Dec 24: A patent is issued to Peter Burkholder for the 555 acres
surveyed in 1792. (3)
1812 ca.: Peter Burkholder (B575) dies. (4)
Peter's nuncupative will is certified and proved in Lancaster Co., PA. (4)
1812 Nov 17: Peter's will is recorded in Rockingham Co., VA. (4)
1813 Mar 16: Estate sale for Peter Burkholder. (5)
1813 May: Estate release for deceased daughters Anna and Mary. (8)
1813 Aug 7: Administrative account for Peter Burkholder estate. (6)