"My Burke family began in the US with Jonathan Burke (Bourke, Burk) who was said to have been born in Ireland about 1765 and came to the US as a young man. He married Hannah Williams and they traveled from North Carolina to Kentucky where they…"
"To Amy Lynn Marchenonis: It helps if you get your parents birth records, marriage records, baptism (if you are Catholic) records and any other related documents and find names and places. Have you tried using other sites like ancestry.com (awesome…"
"My 2nd great grandmother Catherine Burke, daughter of Edward Burke was born on 30 Nov 1845 in Dublin, Ireland and died 18 Jul 1918 in Chakrata, Uttaranchal, India, a British military base. Edward was born about 1820 in Donegal, Ireland.
I have very…"
"In a city you would call them sections. In the northern plains or Rocky Mountain region they were referred to as settlements. A settlement usually revolved around the local Catholic Church, no matter how rural the setting. Case in…"
"Yes but I don't have it off hand. I will have to get back with you on that one. What exactly do you mean my Irish settlements? In Mahoney City they had Irish sections, Lithuanian sections with their respective churches (usually Catholic) and…"
"Thanks for the response. I agree, its quite odd that the Burke Family does not seem to leave any type of trail. Most of our other Irish ancestors were pretty good about keeping records. At present, I've been combing western…"
"Wow, what a story. Mine came to Pennsylvania and stayed there for the most part. They worked in the coal regions of Mahoney, Schuykill Cty, Pa and then to Allentown and Phlidelphia. Like you the earlier folks don't have much information other…"
What we know is that Mary had cousins. Sally married John Robinson in 1905 in Philadelphia. She was born in Pennsylvania and I assume Philadelphia. Sally had an older sister named Mary who lived with them in Germantown. But when Sally died, my grandparents inherited the house. Mary was born in New Jersey
There was also an Eddie Burke. My father says he was related to cousin Sally. So I think Mary and Sally had a brother who had at least one child.
There is also a Margaret Burke who married Vince McLaughlin in Philadelphia in 1938. They lived on Lena Street in Germantown. But we don't know how she is related.
Hi. My great grandmother was a Burke. All I know about her is she and Michael Lawlor got married in Philadelphia in 1898. She was born around 1872 in Ireland.
All I know about Michael Lawlor is he married Mary Burke. And he was born in Ireland around 1870. The first time they are on the census is 1920 and she had already died. He is not on the census in 1930 but his single daughter is living with my grandmother's family. His son is not in the 1930 census either. But we know the son is alive and are pretty sure the father is not.