Re: missing link?
My husband and I opened the "Barkheimer House" in the mid-1980's in Hood River, Oregon...while maintaining our home in White Salmon for the last 26 years.We sold the house in 1989.We spell our name "Barkhimer," and it has been spelled that way for about 5 generations.
My husband's line comes from Tuscarawas Co, OH & before that born in PA, but I can't find the link to the PA Barkheimers/Berkhimers.I can only go back as far as Frederick Barkheimer born about 1804 in PA.
I have 2 "Charles" in the line I'm researching, but earlier than yours...and two "Lewis" in my notes.
I do have the "Berkheimer" book, but I can't connect to it.Much of it is on the Internet.Name may have come from Pirckheimer...Germany.We found a stained glass window with crest from Pirckheimer family in a church in Nuremburg. (written about in book)