The Burckard Brothers
Cpl. August Burckard (1845-1917)
Corporal August Burckard, great-grandfather of Brother Albert Burckard, was born on Christmas eve 1845, the son of Adam and Elizabeth Burckard. During the Civil War, he served under Captain W. R. Oberman in Company E of the 11th Regiment of New York State Militia under the command of Colonel J. Mardoff. August moved to Baltimore, Maryland after the war where he invented numerous things and obtained several patents. He served as Commander of the Wilson Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and was later a member of the Dushane Post, No. 3 of the GAR. He died in Baltimore, Maryland on 31 May 1917.
Pvt. Daniel Burckard (d.1892/1893)
Private Daniel Burckard, great-granduncle of Brother Albert Burckard, enlisted on 27 April 1861 in Co. B, 10th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment where he served until the company was mustered out of the service on 7 May 1863. Daniel was a member of the Kilpatrick Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in Holyoke, Massachusetts.