John Matthias Burk

John Matthias Burk (1793-1853) was born 4 Feb. 1793 in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. He was the son of Charles Burke and Esther Robinson Bohannon. He married Abigail Fellows on 13 Mar. 1821 in Fairfield; widowed. He married Keziah Keturah Van Benthusen Rollins Bunnell on 22 Jan. 1835 in Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri. He was baptized 9 Oct. 1830 in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. He provided land and shelter for the men of Zion's Camp in 1834, which Wilford Woodruff was part of. He died 8 Jun. 1853 in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory.


John Mathias Burk (KWJ1-FDD), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). John Matthias Burk, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). John Matthias Burk (Burke), The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. ing day we continued our journey. We pitched our tents at night and had prayers night and morning. The Prophet told us every day what we should do. We were nearly all young men, gathered from all parts of the country, and strangers to each other; but we got acquainted very soon, and had a happy time together. It was a great school for us to be led by a Prophet of God thousand miles, through cities, towns, villages, and through the wilderness. When persons stood by to count ...
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] April 11th, 1834—With my horses and wagon I took Brothers Harry Brown and Warren Ingles and started for Zion. I met with Orson Pratt, John Murdoch and other elders on the way, and ar- rived in Kirtland on the 25th day of April, 1834. The Prophet Joseph invited me to make his house my home; I accepted his offer, and staid with him about one ...
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