My name is Rick (Richard) Burkhardt and I got a message you posted sent to me by my brother, Brian, some time ago. My wife, Erika, and I are going to Germany for vacation in June 2010 and this has rekindled my curiosity into researching our family history.
The Bruno you were searching for is the younger brother of my Gr-Gr-Grandfather, Emil. They are the children of Georg and Anna Burkhardt who immigrated to Texas via Indianola in about 1852. Georg received land grants in Comal County of Sections 522 (Abstract 56) and 932 (Abstract 806). I believe both Georg and Anna were born about 1824 in Saxe Altenburg, Germany which I believe was then in the Kingdom (state) of Prussia. My family line is roughly as follows:
Georg Burkhardt (1824 - 18xx) married to Anna Heinke (1824 - 19xx)
their oldest son was:
Emil Burkhardt (5 Feb 1855 - 20 Dec 1937) married to Sophia Tonne (11 May 1855 - 17 Dec 1937)
their oldest son:
Alfred Burkhardt (7 Dec 1883 - 10 Feb 1966) married to Alwina Voight (haven't researched dates)
their middle son:
Erwin Burkhardt (9 Jan 1912 - 15 Apr 1984) married to Rosalie Heitkamp (2 Oct 1920- 9 Feb 1956)
their oldest son:
Henry Burkhardt (25 Dec 1939 - present) married to Julia Lawrence (9 Sep 1942 - present)
are my parents. They had 3 Boys: Richard, David, and Brian
I have done some previous research into our family history and was intrigued by this response
Re: Bruno in Comal County Kimberly McDearman 2/10/05
Emil Burkhardt and Sophie (born May 1855)
Alfred - 7 Dec 1883 - 10 Feb 1966
Hermine - Nov 1878
William - Apr 1889
In 1900 census for Comal county, Anna was living with Emil and Sophie. Most of this information is from census records which matched with some oddball information I had from another relative which I can't connect to my family.
Alfred married Alwina Voight and had 3 boys
Edgar Daniel (9 Dec 1909 - 22 Jul 1996)
Erwin Julius (9 Jan 1912 - 15 Apr 1984). He married Rosalie Augusta Heitkamp (2 Oct 1920 - 9 Feb 1956) They had 2 boys and one girl.
Gilbert H (2 May 1917 - 28 Jan 1992) married to Ida B. Schaefer.
Kimberly's post is largely accurate except for one notable error:
The ANNA in the 1900 census was not the daughter of Bruno, but instead was the mother of Emil and Bruno. The census record shows her to be 77 and lists her occupation as "landlord" so Emil and his family were living in her house.
I don't know if this email address is still good for you, but I was concerned that you would not see it if I only responded to the forum post. Please contact me at your convenience, as I am sure I can trace more info specifically for Bruno's line. I guess this means we are cousins, or something; haven't deciphered that. How are you related to Bruno?
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