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occurred on Christmas day, 1835. He was an only child, and married Rosanna Hinkle, who had neither brother nor sister. To their union were born six children, five sons and one daughter. Mrs. Herzog passed away in March, 1874, when in the seventy-sixth year of her age. Lambert Herzog and his wife were an industrious couple, and he left behind him a brilliant military record, of which his descendants may be justly proud.

JOHN BURKHARD, the popular and enterprising proprietor of the City Hotel, Johnstown Pennsylvania, is a son of Peter and Elizabeth Burkhard, and was born in West Taylor township, this county, April 11, 1855.
    Leonard Burkhard, grandfather, was a native of Szeilengstadt, Frankfort-on–the-Main, and died in the land of his nativity. Peter Burkard was born in the same place in 1812, was reared and educated in his native country, where he followed the avocation of a turf-digger, owning and operating some territory until he came to America, in 1854. Coming to this country he located at what was then known as Cambria furnace, a suburb of Johnstown, this county, where he worked in the coke-yard; but preferring agricultural pursuits rather than working about public works, he rented a farm in what is now West Taylor township, this county, and for about twenty-eight years conducted a successful dairy business. Retiring from active life he removed into Cambria city, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying March 27, 1885. Politically he was a democrat, but never sought nor held any political office.
    The grandfather of John Burkhard, on the maternal side of the family, was Michael

Burkhart, who was also a native of Frankfort-on-the-Main. He came to America with his son-in-law in 1854, and for a time located at Cambria furnace, but later at Coopersdale, where he lived at the time of his death, which took place in his eighty-fourth year, being accidentally killed while actively engaged as a mail-carrier.
    John Burkhard is one of a family of the following children: Elizabeth, wife of Charles Fritchie, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Peter H., a resident of Bethlehem, this State; Michael, a resident of the same place; Catherine, wife of Joseph Kern, of Johnstown; Leonard, also of Johnstown; subject; David and Annie, both deceased.
    Mr. Burkhard received a fair German and English education in the schools of Cambria city. When he took up the battle of life on his own account it was in the employ of the Cambria Iron company, where he was engaged for sixteen years, six in the puddling-mill and ten as a rougher on the rolls. He then tried the fortunes of the dairy business one year, at the end of which time, in 1886, he embarked in the hotel business, which he has pursued to the present time.
    Mr. Burkhard is a democrat in political faith, takes an active and intelligent interest in affairs pertaining to his ward, and served as councilman of the borough of Cambria city before it became a part of the city of Johnstown.
    June 28, 1886, he married Catharine Heckman, and to this union have been born the following children: Minnie, born January 21, 1877; Charles, born July 17, 1878; Catharine, January 10, 1880; John, December 4, 1882, and is now deceased; Clara, born November 30, 1885; Gertrude, born February 13, 1887; William, born May 13, 1889, Albert, born

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