Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke

Birth
Ireland
Death 1886 (aged 65–66)
Burial Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 83252272 · View Source
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History of Dane County 1880
PATRICK BURKE
Patrick Burke, farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. Oregon; born in County, Leitrim, Ireland, in 1820; he attended the once forbidden and sequestered “Hedge” schools of old Ireland; came to America in June, 1842; settled and remained in Vermont until November, 1848, when he came to Dane Co., and at the first sale bought the first 40 acres of school land ever sold in Wisconsin; Cassius Fairchild did him a good turn, and by interceding with Levies, the Land Agent, secured it to Mr. Burke at $160. Mr. and Mrs. Burke began in a log house or claim-shanty, and a couple of years later built one of their own; the boards and shingles were hauled from Milwaukee; ten years later he bought another 40 acres, on which was a part of his present and pleasant farmhouse; he now has 240 acres, 180 of which are cultivated. He married in his and her native county, in 1842, Miss Margaret Cowan, born in 1822; they have four children-William, Francis E., John D. and George C. the oldest, is a grain and stock dealer in Friend, Neb.; F.E. studied at the State University; graduated at the Northwestern University, Watertown, and is now teaching in Clyde, Kan.; John D. took an academic and partial business course at the Northwestern Business College in Madison; the two younger sons are on the old homestead, and all are attendants of the Catholic Church.


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  • Created by: McFarland
  • Added: 10 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83252272
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Burke (1820–1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83252272, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by McFarland (contributor 47349869) .