John Matthias Burk
Burk (Burke), John Matthias (1793-1853), was born on 4 Feb. 1793 in Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York. He was the son of Charles Burke and Esther Robinson Bohannon. He married Abigail Fellows on 13 Mar. 1821 in Fairfield. He was baptized into the Church on 9 Oct. 1830 in Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio. After his wife died, he married Keziah Keturah Van Benthusen Rollins Bunnell on 22 Jan. 1835 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri. He settled in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois by 1842 where he was associated with Wilford Woodruff at this time. He died on 8 Jun. 1853 and is buried in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.
Part of Leaves From My JournalExcerpt:6 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 ...Dates:June 24, 1834