John Burkholder, Macomb Dies at His Home Thursday

John Burkholder of Macomb, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at his residence. He had been in poor health 17 years and seriously ill the past two years.

He was born Aug. 3, 1878 in Pennsylvania to Martin and Mary Brehm Burkholder. When he was 4 the family moved to Illinois and lived in the Astoria and Vermont communities. He later lived in the Adair community and two years ago moved to Macomb. He retired from farming 17 years ago because of poor health.

He was a member of the Adair EUB church. On Jan. 31, 1903, he married Alma Markley, who survives with three children, Mrs. Mildred Moose of Plymouth, Mrs. Mary Coats of Macomb and Eldon Burkholder of Bushnell; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Harvey Burkholder of Tower Hill, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Katie Workman of Rushville. A brother, David, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Kessler and Mrs. Emma Smith, and an infant brother are deceased.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 at the Adair EUB church, conducted by Rev. Lester Houdricks of Charleston and the Rev. Russell Coats. Burial was in South Fulton cemetery, south of Astoria.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 7/9/1958

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