Samuel F. Burkhart, brother of Joseph Burkhart, was born in Crawford County, Ohio, near Bucyrus, June 6, 1862, and at the age of seven years came with his parents to Saint Joseph Township, where he acquired his early knowledge of books, and became acquainted with the various branches of agriculture. Finding farming both agreeable and profitable, he turned his attention to agriculture when young, and has now 180 acres of land in his home farm, and is managing it with exceptionally good results. He has accumulated considerable property, in addition to the farm which he now occupies having formerly had title to sixty-five acres nearby, and is a stockholder in the Farmers Commercial Bank of Edgerton.
Mr. Burkhart married Lena Landel. and they have three children, namely:
- Charles Burkhart, a graduate of the Edon High School.
- Oscar Burkhart, a graduate of the Edgerton High School, is now, in 1920, a sophomore in the University of Illinois, at Urbana.
- Raymond Burkhart, a student in the Edgerton High School.
Mr. Burkhart is a prominent and useful member of the Evangelical Church, in which he is an elder, and is an active worker in the Sunday School, which he has served as superintendent. He is a steadfast democrat in politics, and has served as a member, and as president, of the local school board.
Source: Bowersox, Charles A. ed. A standard history of Williams County, Ohio, Vol. 2, an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development. Publisher Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. 1920. FHL book 977.1113 H2b