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Surnames: BURK, BURKE, MARTIN
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I'm looking for persons who are related to the David and Bridget BURK family. They
were both born in Ireland c. 1815-1818. I'm posting the 1850 census data.
At the very bottom of the census you will find Michael and Catharine Burk in the same
dwelling. They are my g-grandparents. Michael was b. County Clare c, 1810-1812 and
Catharine was born in County Antrim, c. 1826.
Michael was a deputy land surveyor from approx. 1849-1870. He surveyed land in Iowa,
Minnesota, and later Kansas. He is b uried at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in
Johnson co., KS
I'm trying to determine the family relationship between David and Michael Burk/Burke.
1850 Census, Jackson county, Butler Twp, Iowa, pp 314 A/B
David Burk, age 35, farmer, Ireland
Bridget, age 32, Ireland
Henry, age 13, m, Iowa
Catharine, age 11, f, Iowa
Mary, age 9, f, Iowa
Frances, age 7, f, iowa
Letitia, age 5, f, Iowa
Margaret, age 6/12, f, Iowa
Daniel McLaughlin, age 7, m, Ireland
Mary Burk, age 77, f, Ireland
Michael Burk, age 30, m, teacher, Ireland
Catharine, age 24, f, Ireland
Note: the ages in this census record are off ... as most ages are in census records.