Andrew J. Burkhart, a farmer of Nineveh Township, was born in Nineveh Township, October 12, 1828, a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Knapp) Burkhart. The former was born about 1791, and died 1853; the latter was born in 1801, and is still living. Our subject’s boyhood was spent on a farm in Nineveh Township. He received a common school education, and began life for himself at the age of twenty-five years, but had the responsibility of his mother’s family after he was ten years of age. His occupation has always been that of a farmer. December 23, 1853, he was united in marriage to Ursula Stevens, a daughter of David and Eliza (Martin) Stevens, both natives of Kentucky. To this union the following children were born: Millard, Mary C., Lottie and Elizabeth. The mother of these children was born in 1835. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, he is a democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Pierce. He now owns 100 acres of fine farming land in Nineveh Township.