From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 427, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN BOURK, one of the ten children of PATRICK and MARY (CARDY) BOURK, was born in Ireland in 1817. He was reared a farmer, and came to the United States in 1846, settling in Onondaga, New York, where he was employed on a farm by the month for about six years. He then went to Brownsville, Indiana where he was employed as a foreman on the Junction Railway for three years. In the spring of 1856, he removed to Tippecanoe County, (Indiana), where for eight years he farmed on shares, and then for one year on the same plan in Benton County, and then again for two years in Tippecanoe County. In 1867, he bought a farm in Warren County, which he worked until the spring of 1869, when he sold out and bought a farm of eighty acres in this township, on which he still resides. In 1861, he married BRIDGET KILTAY, a native of Ireland. MR. and MRS. BOURK have left to them seven children, three boys and four girls, and the family are members of the Catholic Church, of which church MR. BOURK's father, who died in Ireland, in 1878, was also a member. In politics, JOHN BOURK is a Democrat."