Buracker / Buroker /Boraker and Spitler along with the Page County Ancestral Maze

Buracker / Buroker / Boraker / Burker
and Spitler Genealogy

The main line is Buracker which changed to Buroker and Boraker as they moved to Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin, Iowa, Washington, Oregon and other parts of the US. A few have changed to Burker in VA and MD

The Spitler line was followed as a favor to my Aunt Mae Buracker who married Cleve Spitler. Many other lines were followed which fed into these lines. Most of the individuals lived in what is now Page County, Virginia.

From doing this genealogical research, I have come to the conclusion that most family lines that resided in Page County in the 1800's have become related to one another and are all part of "The Page County Ancestral Maze".

All genealogical information is subject to correction and addition of new information.
If you notice any errors, want to submit additional information or would like further information on an individual contact
Ken Gissy

Database Buracker & Boraker
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Over 80,000 individuals, which includes "The Page County Ancestral Maze". Note that all individuals were added because of an existing connection. They are all related, however distantly. by Robert Boraker
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Buracker/Buroker/Boraker/Burker related info

Molly Passenger List October 16, 1741
The ship Michael Buracker arrived on.
Joshua Burucker Land Grant - November 1, 1858
Original Copy or Deciphered Version
Michael Porucker land Grant - October 5, 1763
Original Copy or Deciphered Version
Variations of the Buracker, Buroker, Boraker Name
Different spellings encountered
Daniel Porucker Land Grant - July 1, 1777
Original Copy or Deciphered Version
Buracker Hollow, Ida, Page Co., VA
Map (144K)


Spitler related info

Jacob Spitler land Grant - August 9, 1771
Original Copy or Deciphered Version
John Spitler land Grant - September 19, 1825
Original Copy or Deciphered Version
Abraham Spitler land Grant - April 2, 1772
Original Copy or Deciphered Version
Spitler Hill, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Nat. Park
Map (138K)


Miscellaneous Info and Links

Shenandoah County, VA Census
- 1820 - 1830
Richland County, WI Census
1870 - 1880
1900 - 1910 - 1920
Page County, VA Census
- 1850 part 1, 2, 3 - 1860 part 1, 2, 3 
part 1, 2, 3 - 1880 part 1, 2, 3, 4
1900 part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 1910 part 1, 2, 3
1920 part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Cass County, IL Census
- 1860 - 1900
Champaign County, OH Census
1820 - 1830 - 1840 - 1850
part 1, 2 - 1870
part 1, 2, 3, 4
part 1, 2 - 1910 - 1920
Walla Walla County, WA Census
- 1880 - 1920
Whatcom County, WA Census
Page County Marriages 1831-1851
Transcribed records

GenWeb Page County, VA Genealogy Site


Deciphering Old Handwriting



Publications of Interest
The Buroker Families of Champaign Co., OH
Denise Moore, 1991 ($10)
P.O. Box 752, Gautier, MS 39553
Wind In My Face
The story of Gladys Dawson Buroker
Wing Walker, Parachute Jumper, Balloonist & Pilot
Leyte Gulf: The Death of the Princeton
Rear Admiral William Buracker Commander
by Edwin P. Hoyt
A History of Walla Walla Co., WA
Professor W. D. Lyman, 1901
Some Northwest Pioneer Families
by Larry H. Hemry, 1969
History of Washington
by Rev. H. K. Hines, 1894
Shenandoah Vestiges
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 1993
The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park
Darwin Lambert, 1989
Shenandoah Heritage - Story of the People Before the Park
Carolyn and Jack Reeder, 1995
Shenandoah Secrets - Story of the Park's Hidden Past
Carolyn and Jack Reeder, 1991
Herbert Hoover's Hideaway
Darwin Lambert, 1971
Skyland - Heart of the Shenandoah Nat. Park
George Freeman Pollock, 1960

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