Burk - John - Montgomery InGenWeb Project

Go to content

Burk - John

Source: Crawfordsville Semi Weekly Journal, Saturday, December 10, 1887

A few minutes after noon Monday John Burk breathed his last at his home on east Main street. He had been in usual health up till yesterday when he was taken suddenly with an affection of the stomach and bowels. He rapidly grew worse and two physicians were called. They however could do nothing to relieve his sufferings which terminated in death. The immediate cause of death was fatty degeneration of the heart super-induced by the stomach trouble. The deceased was born in Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, December 10, 1815, and in five more days would have been 72 years old. He was married to Miss Salome Line, of Hamilton, who preceded him into the realms of the Unknown August 10, 1883. the fruit of this marriage was eight children, five daughters and three sons, all of whom are living. He came with his family to Crawfordsville in 1852 and for some years was engaged in the general merchandise business, and afterwards was Justice of the Peace, for several years. Lately his health has been poor, and he was burdened with an over weight of flesh which prevented his attending to business for a number of years he has been confined most of the time to home. He was a good citizen, a kind friend and genial companion. During his long life he had gathered together a vast collection of curious relics and strange things from all over the world which he delighted to show his visitors. His mind was stored with all sorts of curious information and an hour's chat with him was an hour spent most pleasantly. - thanks to Kim H -

Back to content