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Notes for Margaretha Pfeifer Burkhardt Roth

The Family of Michael Pfeifer & Hannah

September 16, 1827 - Margaretha Pfeifer born in Bavaria, Germany.

Margaretha Pfeifer married George Michael Burkhardt about 1845. First know child born about 1846 in Illinois.

Immigrated 1845? Found the following on John Fishbeck sites about the Burkhardt immigration:

.......... Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burkhardt, never left their native Bavaria, Germany, nor did five of their children, but the other eight emigrated to this country, among them being Frederick Burkhardt, the father of Andrew John of this review. The others were: Margaret, Mrs. M. Schoefler, who came to this country in 1848, first located in Oswego, Kendall County, Ill., removed to Goodfarm Township in 1850, located on the farm subsequently known as the Balshar Rhoeder farm, and died in 1852; Barbara, Mrs. John Hemn, who came to Kendall County, Ill., in 1845, and is now a resident of Aurora, Ill.; Michael, deceased; and Leonard, deceased; both came to Kendall County, Ill., and are there buried; George Christian, who came as one of the first settlers of Goodfarm Township, in 1845, purchased a farm two years later, and died in 1857; Andrew, who came to Kendall County, later to Grundy, then moved to Dwight, Ill., where he died; and Sophia, who came to Kendall County, but later moved to Du Page County, where she now resides.

1850 census Oswego, Kendall, Illinois
Michael Burkhart, age 28, farmer, b. Germany
Margaret, age 23, b. Germany
Mary, age 4, b. Illinois
John, age 1, b. Illinois
On same page as John & Barbara Haag, also Hafenrichter households.

Is this them?
1860 census Oswego, Kendall, Illinois
M. Burkhart, age 38, farmer, b. Hanover
Margaret, age 37, b. Hanover
Christian, age 13, b. Illinois
Julie, age 11, b. Illinois
Elizabeth, age 10, b. Illinois
Jane, age 8, b. Illinois
Conrad, age 8, b. Illinois
John, age 6, b. Illinois
Leonard, age 4, b. Illinois
Mary, age 2, b. Illinois
Margaret, age 1, b. Illinois

March 30, 1862 - Michael Burkhardt died in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois or Aurora, Kane, Illinois (www.findagrave.com) or possibly in Civil War??

1865 census Oswego, Kendall, Illinois July 3, 1865
M. Burkhardt
1 female age 30-40 (Margaretha, age 35)
3 males age 10-19 (John, age 16 and 2 others?)
1 female age 10-19 (Mary, age 19?)
3 males age 0-9 (John, age 8, Elias, age 7 & Albert, age 3)
1 female age 0-9 (Sarah, age 5)

August 13, 1865 - Margaret was remarried to John Roth in Kendall Co., Illinois

1870 census Oswego, Kendall, Illinois
John Roth, age 41, farmer, b. Germany
Margaret, age 40, keeping house, b. Germany
John Burkhart, age 13, works on farm, b. Illinois
Elias, age 12, b. Illinois
Sarah, age 10, b. Illinois
Albert, age 7, b. Illinois
Luella Roth, age 3, b. Illinois
George, age 1, b. Illinois

1880 census Oswego, Kendall, Illinois
John Roth, age 51, farmer, Wurtemberg/Wurtemberg/Wurtembert
Margaret, age 52, wife, Bavaria/Bavaria/Bavaria
Albert Burkhart, age 18, laborer, Illinois/Bavaria/Bavaria
Ella, age 14, servant, Illinois/Bavaria/Bavaria
George, age 11, servant, Illinois/Bavaria/Bavaria

September 11, 1894 - Margaretha died in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois. She and both husbands buried in the Oswego Prairie Cemetery, Oswego, Kendall, Illinois.

1900 census Oswego, Kendall, Illinois
Luella Hettrick, head, Jan 1867, age 33, widowed, 2 births, 2 surviving, IL/Germany/Germany
Stella F. daughter, Nov 1892, age 7, IL/IL/IL
Albert J., son, Dec 1896, age 3, IL/IL/IL
John Roth, father, Sep 1828, age 71, widowed, Germany/Germany/Germany