About Kate Burke (Mueller)
Cathrine (Kate) (Mueller) MILLER Lived Atlantic, Iowa in 1866 in Atlantic (Grove Towhship), Iowa. She was born on Feb 24 1866 in Kröv (Mosel), Germany.(5) She immigrated between 1884 and 1889 to New York, NY. (22) Came by steamer and joined brother Joseph in New York; the trip took only 8 days. She Lived in Washington Township in May 1914 in Washington Township, Iowa. She died on Nov 28 1929 in Atlantic (Grove Towhship), Iowa. Large women. After stepping on a nail, gangrene took her in only 10 days. Never went to the doctor; treated it themselves. Everyone was there when she passed away. Had the horses brought up to the house to give them an apple before she passed. She said the ghost of Tom Burke was following her around for the last week before she died.
She was a worked for a rancher, McQuade, as a house servant. She was ill with Diabetes in Anita (Grant Township), Iowa. One of the first recipients of insulin. Took for the last 4 to 5 years. Sons had to give her the insulin. She Funeral SS Peter and Paul's Catholic church in Atlantic (Grove Towhship), Iowa. She was buried in Atlantic Catholic Cemetary, Atlantic, Iowa. (23) Thomas said Kate was the best business woman -- he could give her $5.00 and it would last forever. In reality, she sold hogs and wheat on the sly when he wasn't around. He raised the products but never wanted to sell anything and the hogs were humorous.
Kate was a fancy dresser and loved the color red. She had a fur coat. Banker also said she was a good business woman - only one he knew who was satisfied if she made money on investment or if she lost money on an investment. She didn't chew out the banker if the investment didn't pan out. She had one of the first radios and would through huge birthday parties.