George Henry Burkett (Burket)
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About George Henry Burkett (Burket)
George H. Burkett was born in Sandusky county,Ohio, Dec 24th 1834, and died at his home in the north west part of Union Township, Marshall County,Indiana ,June 28th 1893.
He grew to manhood in Ohio and in 1859 was married to Miss Matilda Baker.
In 1861 they moved to Marshall county, and settled on what is now known as the old Henry Burkett Farm. In 1867 his wife died, but in 1869 he married, which wife survives him.
About 24 Years ago he opened the farm on which he died, changing it from a wilderness to one of the best farms in the township.
Six children by his first wife and seven by the second, survive him, namely: By the first union; Willis L. who has been appointed administraor of the estate; Michael,living in Fulton County; Mrs. Jonas Waggoner: Ulyses and Charles. By the second Mrs. Carey Hawk, Richard, George, Maud, Schuyler, Dwight L. and Gertrude.
For 32 Years he has been an active Church Worker, first uniting with the Evangelical and latterly the United Brethren. Energetic and zealous by nature he carried these principles into all good work. As a farm er he was successful, and as a neighbor and citizen, respected by all w ho made his acquaintance.
He was considered a hearty man, until about 10 days before he died he was take with a headache, which is supposed proceeded from an injury from a belt received many Years ago while threshing. Erysipelas set in but a severe attack of neurlgia of the stomach, was the direct of caused h is demise.
The funeral was held at Burr Oak at the Church, by Rev. d. showley and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, neighbors and relatives, who mourn the loss of a good man, a faithful christian, kind neighbor and a patriotic citizen."