Asa C. Burdick, son of Asa and Susanna Burdick, was born in Alfred in 1821.  In 1842 he married Miss Tacy Green, and in 1855 they went to Wisconsin, where he enlisted in 1861 and served three years in Company K, 13th Wisconsin volunteers, as hospital nurse and ward master.  They returned to Alfred in 1867, where he works at his trade, that of a carpenter and joiner.  Mr. Burdick has filled the office of superintendent of common schools.