D A Burkhart
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/20/2010 at 14:01:54
Boone county numbers D A Burkhart among her native sons and those who know him and he has a wide acquaintance entertain for him war regard ad friendship. He is now engaged in general farming, cultivating a quarter section of land in the township in which he was born on September 2, 1875.
The usual experiences of a farm land fell to the lot of D A Burkhart who spent his boyhood and youth in Peoples township, where he still makes his home. He early learned lessons of industry, for at an early age he began to work in the fields and throughout his life he has followed farming and stock raising. He is today busily engaged in the further development and cultivation of 160 acres of land situated on section 14, Peoples township, and in addition to cultivating the cereals best adapted to soil and climate he is engaged in raising graded stock, meeting with a fair measure of success in this undertaking.
On December 24, 1902, Mr Burkhart was united in marriage to Miss Luella Loretta Pentico, who was born in Prairie City, Jasper county, Iowa on November 22, 1882. Her father, Emanuel Pentico, was born in Westover, Cleveland county, Pennsylvania, January 2,1 1854, and when a youth of seventeen years or in 1871 came to the middle west, settling in Iowa. He was married in Jasper county, this state, on March 20, 1879, the lady of his choice being Miss Mary Wiggins, who was born in Prairie City, Jasper county, November 4, 1858. The parents removed to Boone county in 1890. The parents of Mrs Pentico were among the early settlers of Jasper county. The children of Mr and Mrs Pentico were: Lucy deceased, Frank a resident of Peoples township, Mrs Burkhart, wife of the subject of his review, Mrs Etta Olson whose home is in Regent, North Dakota, Orville, of Cylinder, Iowa, and Mrs Myrtle Sparks of Marcy township.
Mrs Burkhart was reared to womanhood in her native county and attended the public schools near her fatherís home. By her married she has become the mother of one son, Raymond LeRoy who was born April 1, 1904, and is attending school near his parentsí home. In his political views Mr Burkhart is a republican, voting of the men and measures of the party yet never seeking office as a reward for party fealty. He has been an active, energetic man, carefully directing his business affairs, and he is well known as one of the pioneer settlers of Peoples township, his life being in ever respect worthy of the regard which is accorded him.
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