BURKHOLDER, MICHAEL K., Hummelstown, Pa., was born in South Annville township, Lebanon county, Pa., March 4, 1830; son of Ulrich and Polly (Koffman) Burkholder. Michael K. was reared and educated in Lebanon county, where he also taught school for seven terms. He was engaged in the grain business at Palmyra for six years, and in February, 1868, moved to Hummelstown, where he opened a grain and coal business, in which he continued until 1892, when he retired and was succeeded by his son. Since that time he has conducted the "Royal Oak" mill at Union Deposit, in connection with F. H. Stouffer. He also conducts a farm in Lebanon county and is a breeder of Holstein cattle. Mr. Burkholder is one of the charter members and a stockholder and director of the Farmers’ Bank, and is a stockholder and charter member of the Electric Light Company. In his political views he is a Republican, and was a member of the borough council and also a member of the school board. Mr. Burkholder was married, in 1853, to Miss Barbara Ann Reish, of Lebanon county, who died December 17, 1855. Their children are: Annie, Mrs. H. B. Houck, of Hummelstown, and Josiah, of Hummelstown. He was reared in the Mennonite church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 7 Feb 2001
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