My husband is a grandson of Fred Burkard, eldest brother of Elizabeth. I have some more information about the family. Their father, Kasper, married Barbara Worff. Barbara's sister Franciska Worff married Kasper's brother Frederick. The Burkards came from Ketsch, near Bruhl, Baden, Germany. They immigrated to the US in the early 1800s. The Kasper Burkard couple had eleven children. Most lived in Iowa. The three eldest brothers came to central Alberta, Canada to marry and raise their families on farms near one another. Additional information is available.