BERKHIMER SPELLING DIFFERS IN SAME FAMILY
When we first came here from germany it was spelled on the ships log IN 1725
PIRCKHEIMERTHEN 2ND GENERATION SPELLED IT
THEN THE 3RD GENERATION SOME SPELLED IT
BERKHEIMERAND SOME KEPT IT
BERKHIMERYET i KNOW SOME FROM THE 2ND GENERATION MOVED TO VIRGINA AND THEY SPELLED IT
BARKHEIMER AND OR BARKHAMER. BUT FROM MY LINE OF BERKHIMERS I found all the graves back to 1795 and its spelled BERKHIMER on there grave stones.But I have found even with some of the brothers in the 3 and 4 generations here they spellled it differently BERKHIMER OR BERKHEIMER.
BUT all my line of grandfathers spelled it Berkhimer. So if yr a BerkhimerBerkheimerBarkhamer FROM VIRGINA OR WESTERN PA. OR YORK PA OR MONTGOMERY CO PA AND IF YOU TRACE YR ROOTS BACK TO PERKIOMEN VALLY MONTGOMERY CO PA FROM WILHELM IR BALTHAISER OR LEONARD BERKHIMER WE ARE RELATED. Its funny when I look Berkhimer up on line it comes up BERKHEIMER but on all there grave stones i found most are spelled BERKHIMER