I am a descendant of Hiram Burkholder who was born in Portage Co., Ohio 28 Jan 1838.
Hiram's father, Joseph, named Hiram, Barbara, and Eliza specifically in his will and then mentioned "all my children". We do not know for sure who they are/were.
The family moved to and lived in Whitley Co., Indiana. Sometime after Hiram's marriage (5 Aug 1861) to Martha Esther Brock of Kosciusko Co., and the birth of several of their children, Hiram and Esther moved to Darke County, Ohio near Greenville where they had more chidren. My grandmother was Hiram's youngest child.
Hiram's mother was quite a bit younger than his father. Do you suppose she had been married before to someone with the surname of George - and Hiram's first wife was deceased? Her name was Elizabeth Miller?
I have had contacts with a descendant of Elizabeth and we are trying to find more information about our Burkholder ancestry, also more about Joseph, Elizabeth, and all their children. Do you have any information that would help us? If anything is not clear that I wrote, you can write to me at email@example.com and we'll try to get it all cleared up, if possible. Thanks.
P.S. - Do you think we have the same Hiram Burkholder?
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