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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Pickering > A. Burkholder
A. Burkholder
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created by Vital Films on 2/5/2012 8:20 PM
last modified by Vital Films on 2/5/2012 8:32 PM
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Homestead and barn located on the 1877 beldon map of Pickering on Lot 35 concession VIII on A. Burkholder's property.
 Basic Information
Type: Farm house
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
York Durham Townline
Pickering, Ontario
Owner: Federal Governement
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    Very interesting structure style. Colors of the interior
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • wooden boarding
  • Busy road
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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    In 1800 Ulrich Burkholder and his family settled in Concord{Vaughan Twp.} from Pennsylvania. In later years Ulrich and his family bought 400 acres on the 3rd concession cornering at the Cherrywood village. His children: Ulrich, Abraham, William, Samuel, Michael, and John.

    Now I am almost certain this house was of an Abraham Burkholder. Could have possibly been the first Abraham son of Ulrich. Possibly Abraham's son Abraham. I don't know?

    October 13, 1843 Samuel Hoover purchased Lot34, Concession 8. Right across the street from this very house{which is lot 35}. Samuel's property was on the Mercer Swamp having been granted in 1806 to Andrew Mercer on his fulfillment of his settlement duties. In 1847 Samuel's eldest son Abraham with his wife Maria Burkholder took possession of the old homestead. 1870 Maria had passed and in 1872 Abraham then married a Susannah Burkholder. At this time they became the owners of about 400 acres of land which included Lot34, Conc8, as well as lots 35,31 and lot30 on concession 7.

    Abraham{son of Ulrich} worked the north part of Lot31 conc III. William and Abraham married sister: Eva and Betty Storm. Abraham was a very hard worker, threshing with the horse power machine. He had raised his family there for many of years. Children: Susanna, Joseph, Ben, Margaret, Sarah, Annie, Lizzie, Hannah, Emma, Jane, Keturah, and William. I believe somewhere down the line one of the Burkholders married and with a child named, A. Burkholder moved to this very property.
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    Awaiting it's fate of the proposed new Pickering Airport

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    Sun, Feb 5th, 2012
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  • on Feb 6 12 at 13:54, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 5 12 at 20:41, Vital Films made this location available
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