The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 753, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"LEVI BURKET was born in Perry County, Ohio, November 17, 1830, and is one of nine children born to HENRY and CATHARINE (HOUTS) BURKET - REBECCA, LEVI, MARY, GEORGE, DANIEL (deceased), SUSAN, EPHRAIM, WILLIAM and LUCINDA. The father was born in Pennsylvania about the year 1805, has always been a farmer, and now lives in Marshall County, Indiana. When LEVI was young, his father moved to Sandusky County, Ohio, and there our subject was reared. In 1858, LEVI came to this township, and has lived here ever since. He was married, August 17, 1850, to AGNES OVERMYER, who has given birth to twelve children - GEORGE, CATHARINE, PHILIP, AMANDA, JANE, FRANKLIN, AUSTIN (deceased), LUCAS, GRANT, LUCY, MARION and IDA (the last named also deceased). MR. BURKET has a fine farm of 160 acres four and a half miles southwest of Monterey, and has 100 acres of this land cleared up and under cultivation."