Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers

Title

Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers

Subject

Burkhalter, James L. (James Lewis), 1835-1908
Veterans
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Brothers
Families--portraits
Families

Description

The Burkhalter family men pose for a family portrait. A large majority of the group lived in Pennsylvania, including James L. Burkhalter of Galesburg, Illinois (second from left). James's parents, David Burkhalter (1809-1890) (perhaps in the center) and Mary Ann Marks (1813-1882) had seven sons, one of which died at an early age. It is likely this photograph includes James's brothers David, David Franklin, William E., Wayne, John, and Charles M. Burkhalter.

On verso: "Pensylvania Dutch farmers taken about 1870. Ten brothers- a branch of the Burkhalter tribe decendants of Ruben Burkhalter, A Swiss Hugonot who emigrated to America 1732. Second from left back row: James Lewis Burkhalter, born in Allen Town, Leihigh County Penna, died 659 W. South St. Galesburg Knox County ILL 1907. Private library Mr. & Mrs James B. Allen 522 N. Academy Galesburg, ILL."

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

c.a. 1870

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Language

eng

Identifier

403672
Burkhalter Family Collection

Original Format

studio portrait
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

18 x 21 cm

Citation

“Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 16, 2021, http://www.alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25272.