Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jean Frederic Burcard

Jean Frederic Burcard (Burkhardt) was born 28 July 1813 in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana to Francois Barrios Burkhardt and Magdeleine Webre. 

He married Claire Francoise "Fannie" Hymel in 1836, at the age of 23 years. They had six known children together and made a home in St. John the Baptist parish where Jean Frederic made a living as a sugar planter.  

Burcard served from 1852-1857 as the parish's sheriff.

Jean Frederic was also the father to at least one of his slaves. Julie Burcard, my 3x great-grandmother is one. 

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