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Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

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The following is a transcription of a biography of Jehu Burkett and his family, taken from the publication, “BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT.”

Burket Family Bio
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery; Page 1

 

Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery 2
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery; Page 2

lt has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home was in one of the Swiss Cantons, probably Berne, had two sons who came to America, sometime between 1742 and 1754. One of these is said to have been Jonathan and the other Christian. Rupp’s records no persons by either of these names, until the arrival on November 22, 1752, on the ship St. Michael, of Johann Burckhard, and on September 24, 1753, the arrival on the ship Neptune, of Johannes Burkhart. There is listed, however, the arrival on the ship Rosanna, on September 26, 1745, of Heinrich Burckhart. This person so nearly fits in with the known facts of the case, as to lead to the belief that this Henry, to use the English equivalent of his first name, was the progenitor of the family under discussion, in America. There is not much support to the traditional name of Jonathan, and it could easily be the case, in any event, that like thousands of others, there was the first name “Johan”, by which he might have been known, but omitted from the registration. It is stated that the immigrant’s wife died at sea, and that the father died four years after arrival. There were four children, Salome, probably the eldest, born August 14, 1734, Jehu, Nathaniel, and probably another boy said to have been named Christian. Salome, according to well authenticated statements, was seven years of age upon arrival, and this fact, as well as her marriage in 1759, she being then of marriageable age, seems to be controlling in fixing the approximate time of the arrival in America, that is at about the time of the arrival of Henry as above stated. Jehu married Madalene (Motlene) Croll or Kroll, who was the daughter of Ulric Croll, of Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, who came to America on August 19, 1729, aged 27 years, on the ship Mortonhouse. The brothers moved to Frederick county, Maryland, residing and working there at their trade, as well as farming, from about 1768 to 1775, after which Jehu and family moved to Reedy creek on the Yadkin, Rowan county, North Carolina. About 1809, Jehu moved to Montgomery county, Ohio, and became the owner of a 112-acre tract located on Salem pike, a few miles north of the city of Dayton, opposite the Brethren church at Ft. McKinley. ]ehu died in 1823, and his wife a few years before. He was the first Bishop or Elder of the church of the Brethren (Dunkard) in this vicinity, and assisted in the organization of the Lower Stillwater church of that denomination (still flourishing at Ft. McKinley) and out of which church sprung the church at “Happy Corners.” Despite his connection with one of the peace loving sects,.Jehu seems to have served in the North Carolina troops in the Revolution, as there is an entry in the Army accounts “of that state which would indicate that he was paid a fairly large sum presumably for military services. Again, in a muster roll of Capt. Andrew Long’s company of Col. Samuel Miles’ rifle regiment of Pennsylvania troops, taken on June 4, 1776, appears the name of “Jehu Burket”. This company came from western Bucks county, and there is authority for the statement that Jehu’s wife’s people were, or had been, formerly residents of that region. It could easily be possible that Jehu had returned to Pennsylvania before finally settling in North Carolina, and enrolled for a short time only as the records of that company would indicate, after which he returned to Maryland or North Carolina. From the extreme infrequency of the name Jehu, and the singular fact of it being attached in this case to the last name “Burket”, it appears to the writer as more than a coincidence. This conclusion might be further justified from the fact of the somewhat roving disposition of the person in question, who in the course of his life, removed three or four different times, and to distant points. Jehu and Motlene had nine children, Henry being the fourth. He, Henry, was born on May 13, 1771, in Maryland. On December 25, 1793, Henry married Elizabeth Rinker, in North Carolina,“ who was born on June 22, 1772, and who died on February 9, 1836. About 1815 or 1816 this family came to Montgomery county, where Henry’s father had already located. Henry acquired 400 or more acres of land on the so-called Stringtown pike, in Madison township, about a mile or so north of the village of Trotwood, and about the same distance west of the settlement on the Salem pike formerly known as Taylorsburg. He died in September 1817, leaving a will which was probated in due course. Henry and Elizabeth had the following children, all born in North Carolina: Mary (sometimes called Mollie) born October 27,1794; John, born December 27, 1795; George, born November 23, 1797; Elizabeth, born September 7, 1801; Isaac, born February 3, 1803; Charles, born March 13,1805; Amelia, born December 8, 1807; Anne, born December 8, 1809; Martin, born October 5, 1811; and Barbara, born April 20, 1815.

As previously stated in this narrative, Mary the first child of Henry and Elizabeth, married John Wogaman the second, on August 18, 1818, and their child was George, who married Catherine Hilderbrick on June 15, 1843. She was born on July 17, 1824, the daughter of David and Mary Hilderbrick, and Mary was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Holtry.

In connection with what has been said as to Jehu Burket, it should be mentioned that the material is based somewhat on a History of the Burgner family, published in 1892. This narrates an interview, in 1889, with a granddaughter of Salome Burket. This granddaughter well remembered Salome the sister of Jehu. She had married a Burgner, and after her husband’s death lived in Maryland near Frederick. Also, a pamphlet on the Burket family, prepared by Mr. John M. Burkett of Washington, D. C., has been useful and most essential in establishing some of the important facts of the story of this family. lt should also be mentioned that the family migrated in large numbers to Indiana in the early part of the nineteenth century, and many members have achieved prominence both in civil and professional walks of life, including farming and other lines of business.

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Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

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The following is my transcription of the ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.

 

Manifest or List of Alien Passengers.
Manifest or List of Alien Passengers.

There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, McLean, Smith, Peterson, Sheldon, Sims, Bremer, Hobbs, Skotkoske, McMicking, Orthner, and Laycock.

Ages ranged from 2 to 63. All immigrants were beyond primary school years are noted as able to read and write.

All were Canadian citizens, but originality or race included Irish, Scandinavian, German, English, French, Finnish, and Scotch.

US destinations included Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho.

                                 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                      T        
IMMIGRATION SERVICE LIST OR MANIFEST OF ALIEN PASSENGERS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
                                 
  INDEXED                   Required by the regulations of Secretary of Labor of the United States
  A to K ?                              
Sheet No. 21 L to Z ?         567             PORT OF EASTPORT, IDAHO.      
1 2 3 4 5 6 7   8 9 10   11 12   13
No. or List. NAME IN FULL Age Sex Married or Single Calling or Occupation Able to – Nationality. (Country of which citizen or subject.) Race or People. Last Permanent Residence The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came. Final Destination  
Family Name Given Name Yrs. Mos. Read. Write. Country. City or Town. State. City or Town.
1 Gordon James 19 M S Farm Lab. Yes Yes Canada Irish Canada Jenner Brother, Alex Gordon, Jenner Alta Ore Portland None
2 Gumeson Herman 37 M S Farmer Scand Cabri Bro. August Gumeson, Cabri, Sask USA
3 Schroder Julius 52 M M Hotel Keeper German Wetaskiwin InniSfail, Alta. Germany
4 Schroder Mary 47 F M None
5 Wiese Mary 63 F M Husb. Fred Wiese, Prussia, Sask. Wash. Ritzville Russia
6 Ireland George 55 M S Farmer English Carlisle Bro. E. Ireland, Carlisle, Ont. Selah None
7 Renouf Reginald Francis 29 M S Hall French Edmonton Aunt. Mrs. A. Baker, Edmonton, Alta. Walla Walla England
8 Kulpas Gus 30 M S Farmer Finnish Barons Cousin, Antone Kulpas, Barons, Alta. Spokane Russia
9 Sprague Winfield J. 40 M S Farmer English Glenbogie, Sask. None Leahy USA
10 Sprague Stella 38 F M None Scotch
11 Hall Sirge Craig 27 M S Farmer Irish Imperial Mother, Ida May Hall,Imperial, Sask. Spokane
12 McLean Richard Norton 24 M S ??? ?? Scotch Medicine Hat Bro. Melville McLean, Foremost, Alta. Calif. San Jose None
13 Smith Albert 31 M S Farm Lab English Calgary Bro. Alfred Smith, Manchester, England Calif. San Francisco England
14 Peterson Christian 61 M M Farmer Scand Curlew Daughter, Mrs. A. Haigel, Curlew, Alta. Calif. Fresno Denmark
15 Peterson Hannah 42 F M None “ “
16 Peterson Hazel 14 F S “ “ None
17 Peterson Pauline 10 F S “ “
18 Peterson Warren 8 M S No No “ “
19 Sheldon Allan Eggleston 23 M S Farmer Yes Yes English Kimiemuir (sp?), Alta Father, Oliver C. Sheldon, Kimiemuir, Alta Ida Win???? USA
20 Sims Elmer 33 M M Clergyman Scotch Stoney Plain Bro. Bert Sims, Stoney Plain, Alta. Reubens
21 Sims Mae 26 F M None English “ “
22 Sims Viola 7 F S Scotch “ “ None
23 Sims Sylvia 5 F S No No “ “
24 Sims Inez 2 F S “ “
25 Bremer William Henry 29 M S Farmer Yes Yes German Carmangay, Alta None Kendrick, USA USA
26 Hobbs Clarence 28 M S Irish Heart Lake, Alta “ “ Twin Falls
27 Scotkoske Edward 28 M M German Leduc Wife,Martha Schotkoske, Leduc, Alta Ore Williamette Russia
28 McMicking Fred 44 M Wd Scotch Eber, Alta Bro. Wm.McMicking, Stanford, Ont. Portland None
    Above Daur. File 11316 -o Gen. A. 36. Noted 11/14/36              
29 Orthner Edward 31 M S German Raymore Brother, Carl Orthner, Raymore, Sask. Austr?
30 Laycock James P. 50 M M English Russell, Man Wetwyn, Sask. None
26 NOT USED                                
30 “Race o Pelple” is to be determined by the stock from wich aliens sprang and the language they speak. List of races will be found on back of this sheet.          
        CLASS E.’                    

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Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

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Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?

 

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Hmm.

 

And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?

 

These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming if you try to remember them all.

 

Don’t.

 

keep a genealogy resource file

Start to develop and keep a genealogy resource file; or you could file papers in your family Genealogy folders or create a computer folder in your Genealogy master folder with specific dates and places to keep track of.

For example, you may need to know when your ancestors emigrated into the USA, in order to determine where to research their entry. Although you may think you know a great deal about Ellis Island and immigration, it was used for screening immigrants from these dates only – January 1, 1892 to 1924.

However, during those years over 400,000 immigrants were screened via the Barge Office (at the tip of Manhattan) in 1891 before the official immigration office was opened. Those dates, 1892-1924, would be useful to have in a handy form, wouldn’t they?

Before that time, Castle Garden (Castle Clinton) at the southern tip of Manhattan, NY City, was an immigrant receiving center from August 1,1855 to April 18, 1890 – more good dates to know.

Search “US immigration, timeline” for more information, including how to search both Ellis Island and Castle Garden records.

Did your ancestors come to North America from another country?

Ireland, for instance?

It would help to know dates of the major famine periods in Ireland, (search “famines, Ireland”) as well as where most emigrating Irish families landed in Canada or the United States.

Or, if they crossed the sea to England, where might they have landed there?

ArchivesIf you are searching censuses in England, many counties changed boundaries several times, particularly after the 1974 Boundary Changes, but some changed prior to that time.

One line of my family lived in the Black Midlands, and their town (Dudley) changed counties several times between Staffordshire and Worcestershire. I was sure that others must have recorded the county incorrectly, until I found an article detailing the various changes in boundaries!

Search online for “British counties, changes” and you will find several excellent sites with details.

You can imagine how important this information could be when searching through Censuses! I’ve learned to check on maps, and look in nearby counties, states, provinces, when researching an ancestor’s residences over time.

We are used to registering every life event with the government, but such was not the case in our ancestors’ days.

For example, passenger lists were not required to be recorded and filed until 1865 in Canada, 1820 in the USA, 1837 in much of England.

In Germany, some vital statistic registrations began in 1792, others not until 1876, varying by state, and they were not kept in a central repository. In general, birth, marriage, death registrations were not required until a state/county or province was formed and had a center for records.

This date of “vital statistics” is remarkably varied throughout the world, and you will need to have the details for each place, in order to search successfully and efficiently for your ancestors.

My personal Genealogy Resource File includes the following (based on my particular ancestors):

  1. Canadian Provinces/Territories, dates of Confederation and Civil Registration – and maps!
  2. Canadian ships passenger lists source (at Library & Archives)
  3. Border Crossings dates, and Passport requirements for both US and Canada
  4. Canadian land grants periods
  5. U.S. States (PA, CT, NY, MA, ME, WA, OR) and county borders, history of formation
  6. Immigration dates for Ellis Island, Crystal Garden
  7. US cities receiving immigration ships; dates
  8. Dates of US wars from 1600-1945
  9. UK Civil registrations, where held
  10. UK counties, border changes, where to find details
  11. Scotland, Ireland church registrations, census dates
  12. The German Palatine emigration paths
  13. Blank Census forms for Canada, USA, UK

…and much more! Pensions, social insurance records, railway historical maps – there is no end to the variety of resources available to help you.

I also have old and current maps of all sorts including of villages, land grants, towns, county borders, plus details of various historical events which might have impacted on my ancestors’ lives.

All of these resources in a genealogy resource file would make your research more efficient and accurate, plus these resources will allow you to provide correct citations of the sources you find.

Enjoy your research and build up your own personalized Genealogy Resource File!

Now that you understand some of the common issues of internet genealogy, you may want to look at other helpful resources.

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About the Author

Celia Lewis, MA, is a Genealogy Consultant who loves both mysteries and families, finding Genealogy research a perfect fit! Now retired, she enjoys having the time to pursue her passions, along with spending time with her five grandchildren.

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