house in which M. E. Buerk lives at Paris is simply a modernization of the
pioneer home the two Buerk brothers, Thomas and Christian, built on that site
when they came from Wurtenburg, Germany. A heavy growth of forest trees
covered all that part of the town when they selected the site for their house in
1853. The clearing was done with their own hands.
in the late 1850’s or early 1860’s by Thomas and Christian Buerk.
The Buerk brothers were from Germany. Thomas Buerk was generally
supposed to have been the wealthiest man in Paris.
201 East Caldwell in Paris
Centennial edition of the Monroe County Appeal dated 13 Aug 1931; submitted by
Mary Beth Kirtlink.