John Burke

Birth Name John Burke
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth April 14, 1908 Cloondergan Townland, County Galway, Ireland   1a 2a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Tuam, Registrar's District: Dunmore, County Galway
April 14, 1908
in Clondergan
John [son of] Martin Burke, a farmer of Clondergan, and Honor Burke, formerly Toole. informant: Bridget Burke, of Clondergan, present at birth


Census (Son) April 2, 1911 Cloondergan Townland, County Galway, Ireland   1a
Event Note

1911 Census of Ireland
2 April 1911
Residents of a house 11 in Cloondergan (Addergoole, Galway)

Burke Martin 43 Male Head
Burke Oney 38 Female Wife, married 13 years, 6 children, 6 alive
Burke Thomas 35 Male Brother, blind
Burke Thomas 12 Male Son
Burke Marie 10 Female Daughter
Burke Winifred 9 Female Daughter
Burke Sarah 6 Female Daughter
Burke John 4 Male Son
Burke Michael 2 Male Son
Burke Mary 75 Female Mother, widowed

All Roman Catholic, all born in Galway, all old enough could read and write English. Martin, Oney, Thomas (35), and Mary could speak Irish.

Immigration April 30, 1929 New York, United States   3a
Event Note

SS Lancastria from Queenstown 21 April 1929, arrived New York 30 April 1929

John Burke, 20, laborer, Irish Free State, born and last residence: Dunmore, Ireland, closest relative in Ireland: father Martin Burke, Clondergan, Dunmore, Ireland. carrying $40, trip paid for by uncle, has a ticket to his destination. Destination: uncle Michael Burke, 6800 Laurence Avenue, Clevland. hopes to stay permanently. 5'9", fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes

Declaration of Intention July 9, 1938 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States res: 493 East 117th 4a
Event Note

Declaration of Intention
Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County
July 9, 1938
John Burke
address: 493 East 117th, Cleveland
age 30, a laborer, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, 5'11", 170 lb, Irish, born in Dunmore, Ireland, April 14, 1908
not married
arrived from Queenstown April 30, 1929, at New York aboard the SS Lancastria. last foreign residence: Dunmore
previous Declaration of Intention: Common Pleas Court, May 14, 1929

Signed John Burke
July 9, 1938

Petition for Naturalization August 27, 1941 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States res: 475 East 109th 4a
Event Note

Petition for Naturalization
US District Court, Cleveland
August 27, 1941

John Burke
address: 475 East 109th
not married, no children
declared intention July 9, 1938
has lived in US since April 30, 1929
Peter Joseph Cawneen, foreman, 429 East 118th
Simon Madigan, retired, 660 East 113th

[475 East 109th was where his sister Mary O'Rourke was living]

Petition denied.
List No. 1611



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Martin BurkeAugust 11, 1870June 6, 1955
Mother Nora O'TooleJuly 18, 1875December 14, 1961
    Brother     Thomas Burke December 9, 1899
    Sister     Mary Theresa Burke September 20, 1901 March 12, 2006
    Sister     Winifred Anne Burke June 20, 1904 October 27, 2001
    Sister     Sarah H Burke August 22, 1906 December 24, 1987
         John Burke April 14, 1908
    Brother     Michael Burke June 24, 1909
    Brother     Martin Stephen Burke December 20, 1912

Source References

  1. 1911 Census of Ireland
      • Page: house 11 in Cloondergan (Addergoole, Galway)
  2. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: April 14, 1908, Tuam, Dunmore, Galway
  3. New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924
      • Page: John Burke, 30 April 1929, SS Lancastria
  4. Naturalization Petition and Record Books, U.S. District Court, Cleveland, 1907–1946
      • Page: John Burke, Petition Aug 27, 1941, US Dist Ct