When Susan M Burk was born on 8 October 1845, in Decatur, Indiana, United States, her father, James Burk, was 39 and her mother, Mary Speilman, was 45. She lived in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 23 August 1925, in Lafayette, Wabash New Purchase, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States.
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 ).