See my homepage from Lannes Burkhalter listed right under your post on the "Burkhalter" forum board. This was taken from my decendantsat the bottom of the homepage.
Lannes "Kurt" Burkhalter
4. RUDOLPH7 BURKHALTER (MICHAEL6, RUDOLPH5, RUDOLPH4, JAKOB3 BURKHALTER, BENEDIKT2, CHRISTIAN1) was born Abt. 1732 in Village of Lutzelfluh, Switzerland, and died Aft. 1789. He married UNKNOWN Abt. 1752 in Effingham, Georgia. She died Aft. 1767.
Notes for RUDOLPH BURKHALTER: He was brought to Savannah, Georgia with his parents and siblings in 1735. Family moved to Ogeechee River area in present day Screven County, Georgia. During the Revolutionary War he may have been responsible for the creation of the Burkhalter Road, which began at his ford of the Ogeechee River and traversed Bulloch County and Tattnall County, Georgia.
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Rudolph is believed to have been the youngest son of Michael Burkhalter, Sr. As a child, Rudolph lived in Christ Church Parish, first the village of Hampstead, but later moved with his family to White Bluff on the Vernon River. Records indicate that Rudolph and his wife had six children, of which only one can be identified with any certainty. In 1757 Rudolph and Thomas Fraser were nominated by the Royal Legislature Tax Collectors and assessors for the Town of Vernonburg and the village of Acton. In 1767, Rudolph received a land grant of 400 acres on the south side of the Ogeechee River in St. Phillips Parish at a point where an old Indian trading path crossed the Great Ogeechee River. He improved the condition of the Indian path and established a ferry across the Ogeechee River near the former point where it was forded. The path came to be known as the "Burkhalter Road" and was used by American Forces during the Revolution. Parts of it are still in existence today across Bulloch and Tattnall Counties.
Child of RUDOLPH BURKHALTER and UNKNOWN is: 8. i.JOHN MICHAEL8 BURKHALTER, b. Abt. 1755, Near Savannah, Georgia; d. 1808, Bulloch County, Georgia.