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E. V. Burke, who has a large real estate and abstract business in this county and throughout the northwest, is a native of Lawrence county, Ohio, born March 17, 1856. He is a man well adapted to the business, and has an extensive correspondence, but makes a specialty of handling city property for non-residents. He has a full and complete set of abstracts, and can furnish the chain of title to any piece of property. His boyhood days were spent upon a farm, and when ten years old, he went to Ashland, Kentucky, where for five years he attended school, and subsequently engaged in the business of photography for a number of years, then came to Atlantic, having upon his arrival here, but little money. He was engaged in various occupations, reading law one year, and steadily accumulating property, soon became possessed of a considerable amount of this world's goods. He was married to Jennie Barnet, who was formerly a teacher of mathematics. In addition to other qualifications possessed by Mr. Burke, he is a teacher of music, and is the present chorister in the Presbyterian Church.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 865-866.

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