Saturday, March 19, 2011

Surname Saturday - Robert’s Roots - BARKHOUSE

This is another surname from my husband’s family tree.  I seem to get a lot of views every time I post something from his tree.  Also, I’ve have recently received a message from someone on Ancestry about the Barkhouse line, so why not go with the flow.  Robert’s 2nd great grandmother was Bertha Barbara Barkhouse, who married George Lutz on March 20, 1874 in Lake Paul, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Going back from Bertha are: James William Barkhouse-Michael Barkhouse-Johan (Phillip) Berghaus-Johan (Nikolaus) Berghaus. 

Nickolaus Berghaus and his wife Gertruda arrived May 30, 1752 aboard the “Sally”. They were originally from Germany.  It seems that most of the Barkhouses in Nova Scotia are descendants from this one couple. The orginal name of Berghaus was anglicized to Barkhouse. 

While we are still researching and collecting sources for this line, here are some resources that we found helpful:

Article by Tarina Bambrick about a book complied by Ronald T. Barkhouse on the Descendants of Nikolaus and Gertruda Berghaus.  We don’t have a copy of this book, but have seen a copy at the Kings County Museum in Nova Scotia. This is on our wanted list.

Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Genealogy.  This is a great website with lots of resources for the Lunenburg County.  Even a passenger lists for the “Sally”.  Look for John Nicolaus Berghaus  listed as a farmer from Darmstad.

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics is a great place to look up births, marriages, and deaths for Nova Scotia. It is linked to original records were you can see the digitized copy for free. You can order copies if you wish, as well.

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