The evidence in the censuses of both Schuyler and Brown Counties indicates that her father is George James Burke, but her mother appears to be Eliza J. Robinson.
Cemeteries of Brown County, IL, p. 314 (Ripley Cemetery):
George J. Burke, Company A 10th Ill Inf, died 9 Feb 1904
Mary Ann, wife of G. J. Burke, died 2 Oct 1854, age 19y 6m, 22d
John J. H. Burke, son of G. J. & M. A. burke, died 7 Oct 1854, age 12 days.
Eliza Burke died 15 Aug 1910
1850 Fed Census, Woodstock, Schuyler Co, IL 17/17:
George Burke 24, b. Indiana
Mary A. Burke 17, b. Indiana
Sarah Robertson 10, b. IL
1860 Fed Census, Woodstock, Schuyler Co, IL:
George Burke 40, b. Indiana
Eliza J. Burke 22, b. Kentucky
Elizabeth J. Burke 8, b. IL
Orietta Burke 1, b. IL
1870 Fed Census, Ripley, Brown Co, IL 49/49:
George Burk 40, potter, b. Kentucky
Eliza Burk 34, b. IL
Reitta Burk 16, b. IL
Etty Burk 12, b. IL
Nancy Burk 9, b. IL
Ella Burk 7, b. IL
Adeline Burk 4, b. IL
Charles Burk 1, b. IL
Nancy Browning 64, b. KY
William Burk 27, laborer, b. IL
1880 Fed Census, Ripley, Brown Co, IL 31/83:
George Burke 52, kiln burner, b. Indiana, parents b. Indiana
Eliza Burke 42, b. Indiana, parents b. Indiana
Etta Burke, 20, (dau) b. IL
Tacy? Nancy Burke 19 (dau) b. IL
Ella Burke 17 (dau), b. IL
Cordelia Burke 14 (dau) b. IL
Charles A or Y, 12 (son), b. IL
Harry J. Burke 8 (son) b. IL
Ona L.? Burke 4 (dau) b. IL
As you can see, Adelia is Adeline in 1870, Cordelia in 1880 and Delia when she married:
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index:
Stephen A. T. Philips married Delia Burke 26 Dec 1882, Schuyler Co, IL, Vol. C p. 0152, license #8414.
George J. Burke married Eliza Jane Robinson 14 Dec 1854, Schuyl;er Co, IL, Vol 1 p. 252, lic #2183.
George James Burk married Mary Ann Jennings 3 Jan 1850, Brown Co, IL, Vol. A & B, lic #4.
If you will go to the Schuyler County website using our sister counties click-on, you can get the address to order the marriage licenses from Schuyler for only $1.00 each. The marriage license for George and Mary Ann costs $5.00 from Brown County Clerk. The license for Stephen Philips and Delia Burke will have both their parents listed, so you can verfy this information.
Let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Best of luck in your continued search.
Ken & Laurie Huffman
deb mccawley wrote:
HI,I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON ADELIA BURKE, MARRIED TO STEVENPHILLIPS ABOUT 1880-1883. ADELIA WAS BORN IN BROWN COUNTY IN ABT. 1855.HER PARENTS MIGHT BE GEORGE JAMES BURK AND MARY ANN JENNINGS MARRIED JAN 3, 1850. THANKS,DEB