Allen Burk

19 April 1809–5 August 1885 (Age 76)
Deerfield, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Allen

When Allen Burk was born on 19 April 1809, in Deerfield, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Charles Burk, was 39 and his mother, Esther Bohannon, was 38. He married Emily Jane Smith on 9 September 1841, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 August 1885, in Alpine, Apache, Arizona, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Burk Cemetery, Springerville, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Burk
Emily Jane Smith
Marriage: 9 September 1841
Marshall Homer Burk
Hubert Roselle Burk
Allen Spencer "Pen" Burk
Esther Cecelia Burk
Milton Alfauren Burk
Amanda C Burk
Ella Emily Burk
Ada Arvilla Burk
Eva Rhoda Burk
Edgar Abraham Burk
Minnie Mariah Burk
Martha Ann Burk
Gladys Alcesta Burk

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1841Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 13
    History of Arizona
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 21
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    South German (also Bürk): from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart ). Compare Buerk .German: habitational name from the common placenames Burk and Burg.Sorbian: status name or nickname from Upper Sorbian burk, a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’ (see Buhr ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Letter to Charles Allen Burk from Keziah Burk

    26 June 1853 , Ogden, Utah Territory Great Salt Lake Ogden City Weber County June 26, 1853 Dear Charles, it is with feelings of various emotions that I sit down to …

    Sources (28)

    • Allen Burk, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Unknown in entry for Hubert Bosell Burk, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Allen Berg, "United States Census, 1870"

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