1817 - 1907 (90 years)
||Christina Reinert  |
||4 Jan 1817
||Württemberg, Germany 
||11 May 1907
||Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan 
||Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
- Christina Buerk "came from Waldhausen to America in 1873, with her granddaughter, Katherine Buerk," later the wife of Solomon Striffler, according to the obituary of Katherine Buerk published in the Friday, January 21, 1938 issue of the Cass City Chronicle.
Christina's own obituary is below:
Tri County Chronicle
Cass City Michigan
Friday, May 19, 1907
Mrs Christina Buerk nee Reinert died at the home of her son, Fred Buerk, on Thursday, May 11 after an illness of several months. She was born in Walthausen, Wurtenberg, Germany on January 4, 1817, where in 1835 she was united in marriage to John Buerk. To this union came five children, four sons and one daughter. Two sons, Charles of Caro and Fred of this place survive. Mr. Buerk died in Germany in 1866 and in 1873 Mrs. Buerk and her children came to America, settling on a farm in Elkland township, northeast of this village.
She was converted during a series of meetings conducted by Rev. W. Berge during his former ministry here and has since lived a christian life. At that time there was no Evangelical church organized in this village. For several years past she has made her home with her son, Fred. Besides her two remaining sons she leaves 5 granchildren and 15 great-granchildren. The funeral services were held in the Evangelical church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. Berge, and her remains laid to rest in Elkland Cemetery.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Summer 2007)
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Johannes Bürk, b. Bef 1815, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Germany , d. Abt 1866, Württemberg, Germany (Age ~ 51 years) |
||Württemberg, Germany 
- They were the parents of four sons and one daughter
| ||1. Johann Freidrich "Fredrick" Buerk, b. 16 Sep 1840, Württemberg, Germany , d. 27 Mar 1915, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age 74 years)|
| ||2. Charles Buerk, b. Feb 1851, Württemberg, Germany , d. Apr 1912, Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan (Age ~ 61 years)|
| ||3. ??? Bürk, b. Bef 1854, Württemberg, Germany , d. Yes, date unknown|
||20 Nov 2010 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
- [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, May 19, 1907 (Reliability: 3).