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WILKEN, Anna Agnes
BORN: Jun 17, 1859, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Jan 25, 1819, Beckmeyer, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKE
EMIGRATION: 1869 - arrived NY Oct 7, 1869 on the ship England
WILKIN, Kaspar 52, Margaretha 51, Adelaid 10, Bernhard 6
MARRIED: (1) George John KAHROFF (1840-1883)
marriage 1875
(2) Wilhelm Herman KAHROFF
(1859-1925)
marriage 1884
CHILDREN: Bernard KAHRHOFF born 1878
George John KAHRHOFF born 1881; died 1947, Carlyle
Anna Mary KAHRHOFF born 1883, IL; died 1892, St Louis, MO
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Anna Agnes was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records (where she was christened Anna Adelheid.) Additional information concerning marriages and children was supplied by Heinz Menke.

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WILKEN, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Jun 11, 1851, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Apr 8, 1906, Bartelso, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKEN
EMIGRATION: by 1871
MARRIED: William FAUKE
CHILDREN: William Bernet FAUKE born 1871, Germantown; died 1909, m. ROHR
John Henry FAUKE born 1872, Germantown; died 1904, m. GERST
Margaretha FAUKE born 1874, Germantown; died 1875
Ferd Clem FAUKE born 1876, Bartelso, IL; died 1961, m. MENSING
Hm Casp FAUKE b. 1879 IL; d. 1974, Carlyle, m. BECKMAN
Geo Jos FAUKE b. 1881, Germantown; d. 1967, Albers, m. MENSING
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Anna Margaretha was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records. Information about husband and children was supplied by Heinz Menke.

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WILKEN, Anna Maria
BORN: Apr 8, 1852 Andervenne (parish in Freren)
DIED: Feb 4, 1910, Jo Daviess County, IL, buried BVM Cemetery, Menominee, IL
PARENTS: Johan Benedict WILKEN
Margaretha Aleid WAGEMESTER
EMIGRATION: 1880 - arrived Sep 18, 1880 on the ship Mosel
Benedikt WILKE, 60, farmer from Germany
Margar 63, Johan 27, Anna 28, Franziska 22, Anna 4
MARRIED: Henry J HANDFELT born 1846, IL
married Jul 12, 1881, Jo Daviess County, IL
CHILDREN: John HANDFELT born 1876, IL
Bernard (Benedict) HANDFELT born 1882, IL
Catharine HANDFELT born 1886, IL
Mary HANDFELT born 1886, IL
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Most information for Anna Maria was taken from Dave Halm's WorldConnect database. The birth information was verified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Anna Maria's entry in that book listed her date and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration. The ship information was taken from the FTM cd index to the Germans to America series. It did not give the port of arrival.

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WILKEN, Anna Maria Elisabeth
BORN: Apr 22, 1853, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Jul 4, 1934, Austin, TX
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKEN
EMIGRATION: by 1872
MARRIED: (1) Edward BENEN his entry, wid of Mary Helen DULLE
marriage: ca 1869-1872, probably Clinton County, IL
(2) Herman Joseph DULLE
his entry
marriage: Apr 21, 1874, Clinton County, IL
(3) Franz Heinrich BERNSEN
wid of HOFFMAN & HOENKEN
marriage: Feb 17, 1876, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Albert Louis BEHNE born 1872, Clinton County, IL; died 1927 TX
Hm Hch BEHNEN born 1873, Clinton County, IL
Mary DULLE born 1875, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
Frank Henry BERNSEN born 1878 Damiansville, IL; died 1941, TX
Mg Elizabeth BERNSEN born 1880, Damiansville, IL; died 1917 TX
Catherine BERNSEN born 1883, TX; died next year, TX
Lyda Catharine BERNSEN born 1885, Bernardo TX; died 1980, TX
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown twp
WILKEN, Bernhard 25, Hannover, farmer
Mary 45, Prussia
Anna 11, IL
Herman 16, Eliza 18, marg 48, Bernhard 6, Marg 11, all born Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Anna Maria Elisabeth was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records.

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WILKEN, Bernard Albert
BORN: Jan 12, 1843, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Aug 5, 1912, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKE
EMIGRATION: by 1868
MARRIED: (1) Maria STEMPEL born Germany
marriage: Apr 14, 1868, IL
(2) Maria HILLERAND
CHILDREN: Herman (Henry) WILKEN born 1871
Anna WILKEN born 1873
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown twp
WILKEN, Bernhard 25, Hannover, farmer
Mary 45, Prussia
Anna 11, IL
Herman 16, Eliza 18, marg 48, Bernhard 6, Marg 11, all born Hannover
  1910 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown village
WILKEN, Bernard A 66, Germany, marr 2, 4 years
Mary 49, IL, marr 2, 4 of 5 children living
EMKE, Gerhard H, step-son, IL
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Bernard Albert was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records.

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WILKEN, Bernard Johan
BORN: Aug 17, 1843 Sudderweh (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Dec 15, 1901, age 58, , Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL, buried BVM cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Benedict WILKEN
Margaretha Aleid WAGEMESTER
EMIGRATION: 1880 - arrived Sep 18, 1880 on the ship Mosel
Benedikt WILKE, 60, farmer from Germany
Margar 63, Johan 27, Anna 28, Franziska 22, Anna 4
MARRIED: ?Rosa
Rosa WILKENS (1853-1926), "wife of John", was also buried in BVM Cemetery and there were no John WILKENS listed there besides this Bernard Johan.
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Bernard Johan's approximate year of birth was known from his age at death. With that information an entry was found for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his date and place of birth and parents' names. The emigration information was from the FTM cd index for the Germans to America series but it did not mention the port of arrival.

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WILKEN, Gerhard Wilhelm
BORN: Mar 27, 1808 (baptismal date), Herzlake
DIED: Aug 15, 1849, Clinton County, IL, buried St Boniface Cemetery, Germantown
  Wilhelm died of cholera the day after his wife died of the same disease.
PARENTS: Martin Albert WILKEN
Maria Anna HEGGER
EMIGRATION: by 1842
MARRIED: Catharine KNOBBE her entry
marriage: Jul 14, 1835, Herzlake
CHILDREN: Anna Angela WILKEN born 1836, Aselage, Herzlake
Herman Wilhelm WILKEN born 1838 Aselage, Herzlake
Cath Elis WILKIN born 1842, Germantown, IL
Maria Catharine WILKIN born 1845, Germantown, IL
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's age or parents' names did not appear on any US document. Because his son had been born in Aselage, the parish records of Herzlake were checked first for a marriage record, which noted Wilhelm's parents' names and his age, and then for a corresponding birth/bapt entry. That was also found there for Gerhard Wilhelm. His wife's surname was from the marriage record and from his son's birth/bapt entry.

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WILKEN, Herman Gerhard
BORN: Jun 11, 1848 Andervenne (parish in Freren)
DIED: Jun 9, 1924, Hazel Green Township, Grant County, WI
PARENTS: Johan Benedict WILKEN
Margaretha Aleid WAGEMESTER
EMIGRATION: 1875
MARRIED: Catharine BUDDE
marriage: Feb 26, 1878, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL
CHILDREN: Benjamin WILKE born 1881 WI
Frank WILKE born 1885, WI
Mary WILKE born 1889 WI
Bertha WILKE born 1893, WI
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Herman Gerhard's date and place of birth, date and place of death, parents' names and year of emigration were in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. The entry was for Hermann Gerhard WILKE. His wife's name and information about their marriage and children came from Dave Halm's WorldConnect database.

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WILKEN, Herman Wilhelm
BORN: Jun 29, 1838, Aselage (parish in Herzlake)
DIED: Apr 14, 1888, Clinton County, IL, buried Germantown, St Boniface Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard Wilhelm WILKEN
Catharine KNOBBE
EMIGRATION: by 1849 when parents died in US
MARRIED: Bernadine MUNZENBRUK
marriage: May 2, 1865, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Elizabeth WILKEN born 1870, IL
william WILKEN born 1873, IL
mary WILKEN born 1876, IL
Bernadine WILKEN born 1877, IL
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Clinton County
listed with H SHLARMAN 31, merchant
Wm WILKER 21 and Eliza 18, both born MO*
(*Wilhelm was born in Germany and Elizabeth was correct age for Wm's sister born in IL - both were orphaned in 1849)
  1870 IL census, Clinton County
WILKE, Wm 30, teamster, Hannover
Bernhardine 23, Oldenburg
listed with two laborers born in Hannover HOLTMAN and SIRRES
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
WILKEN, Wm 45, teamster, Hannover
Bernadine 34, Oldenburg
Liese 9, Willy 7, Mary 4, Bernadine 3, all born IL
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's birthdate was on his tombstone. Because other Wilkens in Clinton County were from Herzlake, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Herman Wilhelm. His parents' names as noted above were from that record.

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WILKEN, Johan
BORN: Sep 10, 1835, Heede
PARENTS: Christen WILIKEN
Catharine MEIER
EMIGRATION: 1859
Osnabrueck emigration index - Johan Wilken, son of Christ. WILKEN emigrated from Heede in 1859
MARRIED: Gesina KOSEN her entry
marriage: May 7, 1861, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Anton Hackman 31, Teamster from Amt Aschendorf,
Helena 30
John WILKENS, her brother, 24
SOURCES: Johan's parents' names were on his marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish. His approximate year and probable place of birth was known from the 1860 census and the emigration index. Heede parish records were checked and a corresponding entry found there for Johan.

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WILKINS, Johan
BORN: Oct 12, 1842, Heede
PARENTS: Hegidii/Achatius WILKINS
Helena LUEBBERS
EMIGRATION: by 1866
emigration index Osnabrueck - Joh Wilkens b. Oct 12, 1842, emgr by 1866 from Heede
MARRIED: Maria PRANGER her entry
marriage: Apr 26, 1870, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES:

Johan's birthdate and parents' names were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. That information corresponded to an emigration index entry for him which gave his probable place of birth. Heede parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him.

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WILKEN, Johan Benedict
BORN: Dec 26, 1820, Sudderweh (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Oct 15, 1892, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL, buried BVM cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WILKEN
Margaretha Aleid SALTER
EMIGRATION: 1880 - arrived Sep 18, 1880 on the ship Mosel
Benedikt WILKE, 60, farmer from Germany
Margar 63, wife, Johan 27, farmer, Anna 28, Franziska 22, Anna 4
MARRIED: Margaretha Aleid WAGEMESTER her entry
CHILDREN: Bernhard Johan WILKEN born 1843 Suderwehe/Lengerich
Herman Gerhard WILKEN born Jun 11, 1848, Andervenne, Freren
Anna Maria WILKEN born 1852, Andervenne/Freren
Theresia Franziska WILKEN born 1858, Andervenn/Freren
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his online WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Johan Benedict's tombstone (from cemetery listings on the Jo Daviess County GenWeb page) gave his date and place (Sue Denver) of birth. With that information, an entry was found for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his date and place of birth, his parents' names, wife's name and year of emgr from. Entries were also found for three of their children.

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WILKEN, Johan Bernard
BORN: Aug 3, 1821, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
DIED: after Jun 6, 1900
PARENTS: Martin WILKEN
Anna Maria VORHOLT
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on the ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigratedin 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: Anna Maria RISAU her entry
marriage: ca 1845 in Hannover
CHILDREN: Joh Bernard Heinr WILKEN born 1848, Bakerde
Maria Ges WILKEN born 1850, Bakerde
Helene WILKEN Born 1853, Bakerde
John Bd WILKEN born 1856, Bakerde
Caroline WILKEN born 1860, Bakerde
Angela WILKEN born 1863, Bakerde
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except wife's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. John Bernard's birth information was verified in Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Bernard
BORN: Aug 29, 1843, Spahn (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Sep 8, 1892, East St Louis, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Hermann WILKEN
Anna Margaretha HINRICHS
EMIGRATION: by 1876
MARRIED: Wilhelmina VON HELD her entry
marriage: Nov 28, 1876, East St Louis, St Clair County, IL, St Henry's parish
CHILDREN: John Herman WILKEN, born 1877; died as infant
Margaret Wilhelmine WILKEN, born 1877; died as infant
Anna Maria WILKEN, born 1879
Gerhard Bernard WILKEN, born 188;1 died as infant
John William WILKEN, born 1885
Joseph Bernard WILKEN, born 1889; marr Anna BRAECHEL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Saint Clair County, East Saint Louis
WILKINS, B, 36, Prussia
Wilhelmina 23, Hannover
Annie 1, IL
RESEARCHERS:

Bob Behnen (the.behnen.family@sbcglobal.net)

SOURCES:

All information about Johan Bernard was supplied by Bob Behnen, with birth information taken from Soegel parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Bernard
BORN: Mar 29, 1856, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
DIED: 1911, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL, buried Carlyle, St Mary's Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WILKEN
Maria Anna RISAU
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on the ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigratedin 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: Anna Maria BUDDE born Feb 1876, Damiensville, IL; died Sep 19, 1903, IL
marriage: Feb 19, 1889, Clinton Co, IL
CHILDREN: Bernard WILKEN born 1890, IL; died 1950; ;m. BROSS
M Kath WILKEN born 1892, Wade Twp, IL; d. 1990 NM, m. GEDERS
Mg A WILKEN born 1898, died 1997, St. Louis, MO, m. GILDEHAUS
Rose Ann WILKEN b. 1900 Carlyle, IL, d. 1988, m. VAHLKAMP
William J WILKEN born 1903, died 1988, St. Louis, MO m. KNOBBE
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, Mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except wife's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. John Bernard's birth information was verified in Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Bernard
BORN: Dec 9, 1863, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Jun 29, 1954, Sedalia, Pettis County, MO
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKE
EMIGRATION: 1869 - arrived NY Oct 7, 1869 on the ship England
WILKIN, Kaspar 52, Margaretha 51, Adelaid 10, Bernhard 6
MARRIED: Emma Charlotte LIEMKUEHLEN
marriage: Apr 10, 1890, St. Charles, MO
CHILDREN: Wilhelmine Marie WILKEN born 1891; died 1985, Sedalia, MO
Henry WILKEN born 1892; died 1894
Louis Henry WILKEN born 1895; died 1964, Sedalia, MO
John Henry WILKEN born 1898; died 1970
Carl John WILKEN born 1901; died 1992
Anna Louise WILKEN born 1906; died 1974
Alma Wilhelmine WILKEN born 1910
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown twp
WILKEN, Bernhard 25, Hannover, farmer
Mary 45, Prussia
Anna 11, IL
Herman 16, Eliza 18, marg 48, Bernhard 6, Marg 11, all born Hannover
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown twp
EVERSGERD, Chr 29, born IL, farmer (parents from Prussia)
Mary 32, wife, Hannover (born WILKEN)
Bern 5, Mary 1, both born IL
WILKEN, John 17, born Hannvoer, laborer (Mary's brother)
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Johan Bernard was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records. Information about children was supplied by Heinz Menke.

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WILKEN, Johan Caspar
BORN: Apr 18, 1817, Lindloh (parish in Ruetenbrock)
DIED: 1869, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johann Albert WILKEN
Anna Christina THOLEN
EMIGRATION: 1869 - arrived NY Oct 7, 1869 on the ship England
WILKIN, Kaspar 52, Margaretha 51, Adelaid 10, Bernhard 6
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha MENKE her entry
marriage: May 5, 1840, Ruetenbrock
CHILDREN: Joh Hermann Wilken b. Feb 26.1841, Hesepertwist; died 1851
Bernard Albert Wilken b. Jan 12.1843, Hesepertwist
Johann Heinrich Joseph Wilken b. Feb 08.1845, Hesepertwist
Maria Gesina Wilken b. May 01.1847, Hesepertwist
Anna Margaretha Wilken b. June 11.1851, Hesepertwist
Anna Maria Elisabeth WILKEN born Apr 22, 1853, Hesepertwist
Johann Herman Wilken b. Feb 06.1855, Hesepertwist
Anna Adelheid/Agnes Wilken born Jun 17, 1859 Hesepertwist
Maria Angela Wilken b. Dec 10.1861, Hesepertwist; died the following year
Johann Bernard Wilken born Dec 9, 1863, Hesepertwist
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown twp
WILKEN, Bernhard 25, Hannover, farmer
Mary 45, Prussia
Anna 11, IL
Herman 16, Eliza 18, marg 48, Bernhard 6, Marg 11, all born Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net) who supplied much of the information for this emigrant which was found in the online WorldConnect database Moravian Connection
SOURCES: All information about Johan Caspar was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information had been verified in the Twist parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Heinrich Bernard
BORN: Apr 26, 1848, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
DIED: after 1920
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WILKEN
Maria Anna RISAU
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on the ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigratedin 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: Mary born Nov 1851, in  IL or MO
marriage: about 1876 (according to 1900 census)
CHILDREN: Henry WILKEN born 1880, Wade Twp, Clinton County, IL
Joh Bd WILKEN born 1882, Wade Twp, IL
Helena Maria WILKEN born 1885, Wade Twp, IL
Anthony WILKEN born 1888, Wade Twp, IL, died 1970 Carlyle, IL
Anna WILKEN born 1891,Wade Twp, died 1983 Cook County, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, Mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except wife's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. John Bernard's birth information was verified in Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Heinrich Joseph
BORN: Feb 8, 1845, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Dec 10, 1924, Garden Plain, KS
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKE
EMIGRATION: 1867
MARRIED: Anna POELKER born 1878, IL
marriage: Apr 23, 1878, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna Maria WILKEN born 1878, IL, died 1962, KS
Anna Margaret WILKEN born 1880; died 1972, OK
Anna WILKEN born 1891, Germantown, IL
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Johan Bernard was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Herman
BORN: Jul 19, 1879, Hebelermeer (Wesuwe)
DIED: Mar 3, 1908, Clinton County, IL; buried St Damian's Cemetery, Damiansville
PARENTS: Luebert Anton WILKEN
Maria Angela DIESEN
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived NY Jan 4, 1893 on the ship Westernland
WILKEN, Lubet 51, Germany to Carlyle
Angela 42, Kath 16, Hm 11.5, Maria 9, Adl 4
DILPEN [DIESEN], Hm 70
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass Twp
WILKEN, Anton, Jan 1842, Germany, marr 25 yrs, emgr 1893
Angela Sep 1850, Germany, 4 of 5 children living
Herman Jul 1889, Mary Dec 1882, Adeldide Jan 1888, all born Germany
DIESEN Herm FinL Mar 1822, Germany, wid, emgr 1893
RESEARCHERS: Pauline Berens who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database.
SOURCES:

Herman's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Pauline Berens WCdb based on information from parish records. His death information was from the same WCdb.

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WILKEN, Johan (Herman Wilhelm)
BORN: Nov 27, 1869, Spahn (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm WILKEN
Anna Gesina VON HELD
EMIGRATION: 1872-73
MARRIED: (1) Elisabeth BOIMANN
marriage: Aug 28, 1895
(2) Helena DANKENBRINK
CHILDREN: Herman W WILKEN born 1907, IL
Maria E/C WILKEN born 1909, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, St Clair County, East St Louis
WILKINS, Celia, Sep 1842, Germany, wid, 5 of 8 ch living, emgr 1872
Herman, Nov 1866, Germany, divorced, emgr 1872
Wm 20, Henry 18, both born IL
WINDHAUS, Anna, niece, 13, IL
FOLENWEIDER, Henry, servant, 58, Switzerland
  1910 IL census, St Clair County, East St Louis
WILKEN, Herman, 41, Germany, 2nd marr, marr 5 yrs, emgr 1873
Leana, 33?, IL 2 of 2 ch living
Herman W 3, Marie E/C, 1 both born IL
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen (the.behnen.family@sbcglobal.net)
SOURCES:

All of the information about Hermanwas supplied by Bob Behnen, with birth information taken from parish records.

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WILKEN, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Sep 14, 1837, Spahn (parish in Soegel)
DIED: 1883-1900
PARENTS: Hermann WILKEN
Anna Margaretha HINRICHS
EMIGRATION: by 1876 when a child was born in IL
MARRIED: Anna Gesina (Cecelia) VON HELD her entry
marriage: Jun 18, 1867, Werlte
CHILDREN: Joh (Hm Wm) WILKEN(S) born 1869 Spahn; died 1917
Mg WILKEN born 1871 in Spahn
Joh Wm WILKENS born 1873; marr Louisa HUTINA
Bd WILKENS born 1876 IL; died 1938, IL; m. Mamie O HART
William WILKENS born on 1879 in IL; marr Florence FISK
Hy WILKENS born 1881 IL; died 1957 IL; m. J LEGENDRA
Gd WILKENS born 1883 IL; died 1885, IL
NOTES: for widow with 2 of their children
1900 IL census, St Clair County, East St Louis
WILKINS, Celia, Sep 1842, Germany, wid, 5 of 8 ch living, emgr 1872
Herman, Nov 1866, Germany, emgr 1872
Wm 20, Henry 18, both born IL
WINDHAUS, Anna, niece, 13, IL
FOLENWEIDER, Henry, servant, 58, Switzerland
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen (the.behnen.family@sbcglobal.net)
SOURCES:

All of the information about Johan Wilhelm was supplied by Bob Behnen, with birth information from Soegel parish records.

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WILKEN, Lubert Anton
BORN: Jan 3, 1842, Hebelermeer (parish in Wesuwe)
DIED: Feb 19, 1923, Clinton County, IL; buried St Bernard's Cemetery, Albers
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WILKEN
Susanna Maria HERMSEN/HAARMAN
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived NY Jan 4, 1893 on the ship Westernland
WILKEN, Lubet 51, Germany to Carlyle
Angela 42, Kath 16, Hm 11.5, Maria 9, Adl 4
DILPEN [DIESEN], Hm 70
MARRIED: Maria Angela DIESEN her entry
marriage: May 4, 1875, Wesuwe
CHILDREN: Maria Catharina WILKEN born 1876, Hebelermeer
Johan Heinrich WILKEN born 1879, Hebelermeer
Johna Herman WILKEN born 1879, Hebelermeer
Susanna Maria WILKEN born 1882, Hebelermeer
Maria Adelheid WILKEN born 1888, Hebelermeer
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass Twp
WILKEN, Anton, Jan 1842, Germany, marr 25 yrs, emgr 1893
Angela Sep 1850, Germany, 4 of 5 children living
Herman Jul 1879, Mary Dec 1882, Adeldide Jan 1888, all born Germany
DIESEN Herm FatherL, Mar 1822, Germany, wid, emgr 1893
RESEARCHERS: Pauline Berens who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Luebert's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in the WCdb of Pauline Berens based on information from Wesuwe parish records. Information about death and marriage and children was from the same WCdb.

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WILKEN, Maria Adelheid
BORN: Jan 3, 1888 Hebelermeer (Wesuwe)
DIED: 1940, Clinton County, IL; buried St George's Cemetery, New Baden
PARENTS: Luebert Anton WILKEN
Maria Angela DIESEN
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived NY Jan 4, 1893 on the ship Westernland
WILKEN, Lubet 51, Germany to Carlyle
Angela 42, Kath 16, Hm 11.5, Maria 9, Adl 4
DILPEN [DIESEN], Hm 70
MARRIED: William BEINE
marriage: May 11, 1910, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: William WILKEN born ca 1912, IL
Dorothy WILKEN born 1915?, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass Twp
WILKEN, Anton, Jan 1842, Germany, marr 25, emgr 1893
Angela Sep 1850, Germany, 4 of 5 children living
Herman Jul 1889, Mary Dec 1882, Adeldide Jan 1888, all born Germany
DIESEN Herm FinL Mar 1822, Germany, wid, emgr 1893
  1920 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass
living several houses from Adelheid's sister (marr Strake)
BEINE, Wm 36, MO
Adelina 31, Germany, emgr 1892
William 8, Dorothy 5? IL
  1930 IL census, Clinton County, New Baden
BEINE, Wm, 46, born MO
Adeline M, 42, Germany, emgr 1893
William A 19, IL
RESEARCHERS: Pauline Berens who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database.
SOURCES:

Maria Adelheid's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Pauline Berens WCdb based on information from parish records. Information about her marriage was from the marriage index on the Clinton County GenWeb page. Her death information was from the St George online cemetery listings and children's information was from censuses.

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WILKEN, Maria Angela
BORN: Nov 15, 1857, Neuheede (parish in Heede)
DIED: Jun 28, 1935, Seneca, Nemaha County, KS
PARENTS: Johan Otto WILKENS
Caroline WUEBBELS
EMIGRATION: by 1887
MARRIED: (1) Henry FELDKAMP
marriage: Aug 16, 1887, Seneca, Nemaha County, KS
(2) Benedict SCHAEFFLER from Wuertenburg
marriage: May 16, 1893, Seneca, Nemaha County, KS
CHILDREN: Henry FELDKAMP born 1889, KS
Fred FELDKAMP born 1892, KS
Frances SCHAEFFLER born 1895, KS
NOTES: 1900 KS census, Nemaha County, Mitchell twp
SCHAFFLER, Bernard?, Mar 1850, Germany, marr 3 years
Mary, Nov 1857, Germany, 3 of 3 children living, no emgr info
Henry 11, Fred 8, Step sons, both born KS
daughter Frances 5, KS
SOURCES:

Maria Angela's date and place of birth were on her tombstone. Heede parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found for her 4 days before the date on the tombstone. Her parents, as noted above, were taken from that record. Information about the children was from the 1900 census.
Information about both marriages was found online.

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WILKEN, Maria Angela
BORN: Jan 7, 1863, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: John Bernard WILKEN
Maria Anna RISAU
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on the ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigratedin 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: Johan Herman HILMES born 1862, IL
marriage: Aug 6, 1889, Clinton Co, IL
CHILDREN: Mary Angela HILMES born 1890, Wade Twp, IL, m. HANON
Hel HILMES b. 1891 Wade Twp, IL, d. 1977 Carlyle, IL, m. KUEPER
John HILMES born 1894, Wade Twp, IL, died 1974, Carlyle, IL
Margaret HILMES born 1897, Wade Twp, IL
Rosina HILMES born 1898, Wade Twp, IL
Henry HILMES born 1902, died 1982, Carlyle, IL
Anna HILEMS born 1905, died 1982, Breese, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, Mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except mother's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. Birth information for Maria Engel was taken from Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Maria Anna
BORN: Jun 16, 1855, Andervenne (parish in Freren)
DIED: Jan 21, 1928, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, buried Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Benedict WILKEN
Marg Adl WAGONMESTER
EMIGRATION: 1874
MARRIED: Heinrich Anton SCHMIDT his entry
CHILDREN: Elizabeth SCHMIDT born 1880, Cincinnati, OH
Josephine SCHMIDT 1883
Henry F SCHMIDT born 1885, Hamilton County, OH
Anna SCHMIDT born 1888, Hamilton County, OH
Bernard J SCHMIDT born 1890, Cincinnati, OH
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Columbia
SCHMIDT, Henry, Jun 1849, Germany, marr 24 urs, emgr 1873
Mary, Jun 1854, Germany, emgr 1874
Elizabeth 19, Josephine 17, Henry 14, Annie 12, Bernard 9, all born OH
RESEARCHERS: Wayne Schuler who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Maria Anna's date of birth and parents' names were found in Wayne Schuler's WCdb. A sibling was known to have been born in Andervenne so Freren parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry found there for her 2 years later than the WCdb date. Children's information was taken from the WCdb.

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WILKEN, Maria Caroline
BORN: Feb 25, 1860, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WILKEN
Maria Anna RISAU
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, woodcutter?, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigrated in 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: Wilhelm SIEMER
marriage: Oct 19, 1880, Clinton Co, IL
CHILDREN: Hel SIEMER born 1883, IL; died 1975, Mascoutah, IL, m. SCHULTE
Anna SIEMER born 1886; died unmarried
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, Mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except mother's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. Maria Caroline's birth information was verified in Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Maria Catharine
BORN: Jan 6, 1876, Hebelermeer (Wesuwe)
DIED: possibly between 1893 arrival in US and the 1900 census
PARENTS: Luebert Anton WILKEN
Maria Angela DIESEN
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived NY Jan 4, 1893 on the ship Westernland
WILKEN, Lubet 51, Germany to Carlyle
Angela 42, Kath 16, Hm 11.5, Maria 9, Adl 4
DILPEN [DIESEN], Hm 70
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: for parents and siblings
1900 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass Twp
WILKEN, Anton, Jan 1842, Germany, marr 25, emgr 1893
Angela Sep 1850, Germany, 4 of 5 children living
Herman Jul 1889, Mary Dec 1882, Adeldide Jan 1888, all born Germany
DIESEN Herm FinL Mar 1822, Germany, wid, emgr 1893
RESEARCHERS: Pauline Berens who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database.
SOURCES:

Maria Catharine's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Pauline Berens WCdb based on information from parish records. An identifiable marriage record for her could not be found in the Clinton County online marriage index although there was an Anna Maria Cathaina Wilken, parents' unknown, who married Bernard John Athmer on Jan 21, 1896. She died May 21, 1952 in Aviston and the birthdate on her tombstone was Feb 21, 1876.

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WILKEN, Maria Gesina
BORN: May 1, 1847, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Jul 6, 1920, Germantown, Clinton Co, IL
PARENTS: Caspar WILKEN
Anna Margaretha MENKE
EMIGRATION: by 1876
MARRIED: (1) Herman Heinrich DETERS wid of HOFFMAN & HOENKEN
marriage: Aug 23, 1870, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
(2) Johan Christopher EVERSGERD
marriage: Feb 17, 1876, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL, St. Damian's
CHILDREN: Margaret DETERS born 1871, Germantown; died 1877
Bernard DETERS born 1875, Germantown; died 1926, Germantown
Anna M EVERSGERD b. 1878, Germantown; d 1898, m. MICHEEL
Henry EVERSGERD b. 1880, Germantown; d. 1946, m. STAMANN
Margaretha Maria EVERSGARD born 1882, Germantown
Wilhelmina EVERSGERD born 1883; died 1917, Miss
Caspar William EVERSGERD born 1884
Joh Theo EVERSGERD b. 1886, Clinton Co; died 1838, Germantown
Herman Joseph EVERSGERD born 1888, Germantown; died 1947
M Eliz EVERSGERD b. 1891, Germantown, died 1992, m. MICHEEL
NOTES: 1910 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown village
WILKEN, Bernard A 66, Germany, marr 2, 4 years
Mary 49, IL, marr 2, 4 of 5 children living
EMKE, Gerhard H, step-son, IL
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net)
SOURCES: All information about Johan Bernard was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information was verified in the Twist parish records. Information about the children and the second marriage was supplied by Heinz Menke.

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WILKEN, Maria Gesina
BORN: Sep 9, 1850, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WILKEN
Maria Anna RISAU
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on the ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigratedin 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: unknown - still single in 1870
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, Mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except wife's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. John Bernard's birth information was verified in Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Maria Helena
BORN: Jan 11, 1828, Heede
PARENTS: Christian WILKEN
Anna Catharine MEIER
EMIGRATION: by Nov 1858
MARRIED: Anton HACKMAN his entry
marriage: Nov 4, 1858, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Anton HACKMAN 31, Teamster from Amt Aschendorf,
Helena 30
John WILKENS, her brother, 24
SOURCES: Maria Helena's parents' names were on her marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish. Her approximate year and probable place of birth were known from the 1860 census and from an entry for her brother Johan in the Osnabrueck emigraiton index. Heede parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found there for her.

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WILKEN, Maria Helena
BORN: Mar 8, 1853, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
DIED: Apr 22, 1905, Carlyle, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WILKEN
Maria Anna RISAU
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1867 on the ship Humboldt
Johan Bernh 46, from Germany
Maria 44, Bernh Hr 18, Gesina 16, Helene 14, Joh Bernh 10, Caroline 7, Angela 5
Herzlake Parish Emgr List - Johan Bernh WILKEN from Bakerde emigrated in 1867 to St. Louis with wife Anna Mar born RISAU and WILKEN children: Bd Heinr, M Ges, M Hel, Joh Bd, Caroline and Angela
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WILKEN born Apr 26, 1848 in Bakerde, son of Johan Bernard Wilken emigrated in 1867 with father and siblings (not named) to America
MARRIED: Henry DIEKAMPER born Mar 27, 1853 in Mud Creek (now St. Libory), St. Clair County, IL; died Jun 27, 1924, Carlyle, Clinton County, IL
marriage: Feb 26, 1887, Carlyle, Clinton County, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
Wilken, Bernard 50, Farmer from Germany
Mary 47, Bernard 22, Mary 19, Eilen? 17, John 14, Lena 10, Angel 7, all born in Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop (fgprieskop@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information, except mother's name and emigration, was supplied by family researcher Franklyn Prieskop whose sources included a taped interview with Katharine Geders born Wilken. Maria Helena's birth information was verified in Herzlake parish records.

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WILKEN, Susanna Maria
BORN: Dec 29, 1882 Hebelermeer (Wesuwe)
DIED: Nov 15, 1927, New Baden, Clinton County, IL; buried St George's Cemetery
PARENTS: Luebert Anton WILKEN
Maria Angela DIESEN
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived NY Jan 4, 1893 on the ship Westernland
WILKEN, Lubet 51, Germany to Carlyle
Angela 42, Kath 16, Hm 11.5, Maria 9, Adl 4
DILPEN [DIESEN], Hm 70
MARRIED: George H STRAKE a widower
marriage: Apr 24, 1917, Clinton County, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass Twp
WILKEN, Anton, Jan 1842, Germany, marr 25 yrs, emgr 1893
Angela Sep 1850, Germany, 4 of 5 children living
Herman Jul 1889, Mary Dec 1882, Adeldide Jan 1888, all born Germany
DIESEN Herm FinL Mar 1822, Germany, wid, emgr 1893
  1920 IL census, Clinton County, Looking Glass
STRAKA, Geo 37, IL
Mary 37, Germany, emgr 1893
Albert 13, Edward 11, Eleanor 4, all born IL
  1930 IL census, ClintonCounty, New Baden
STRAKE, Geo 49, IL, wid
Albert 23, Edward 21, Mary M 12, George H 2, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Pauline Berens who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database.
SOURCES:

Maria's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Pauline Berens WCdb based on information from parish records. Information about her death and husband was from the WCdb. Her marriage date was from the index found on the Clinton County GenWeb page.

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WILKEN, Wessel
BORN: Jul 3, 1874, Hebelermeer (parish in Wesuwe)
DIED: Dec 3, 1959, Clinton County, IL; buried St Cecelia Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich WILKEN
Maria Gesina FENSLAGE
EMIGRATION: 1882-83
MARRIED: Wilhelmina BECKMAN
marriage: Oct 18, 1904, Bartelso, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Rose WILKEN born 1906, IL
Henry WILKEN born 1908, IL
Francis WILKEN born 1910, IL
Alphonse WILKEN born 1913, IL
George WILKEN born 1915, IL
Vincent WILKEN born 1919, IL
Paul WILKEN born 1923, IL
Laura WILKEN born 1924, IL
NOTES: 1910 IL census, Clinton County, Santa Fe Twp
WILKEN, Wessel, 36, Germany, 1st marr, 5 yrs, emgr 1883
Minnie, 25, IL, 1st marr, 3 of 3 ch living
Rose 4, Henry 2, Francis 3/12, all born IL
  1920 census, Clinton County, Santa Fe Twp
WILKEN, Wenceslaus, 45, Germany, emgr 1882
Minnie 34, IL
Rosie 14, Henry 12, Francis 9, Alphonse 7, Geo 4 11/12, Vincent 1, all born IL
  1930 census, Clinton County, Santa Fe Twp
WILKEN, Wessel, 55, Germany, marr age 30, emgr 1882
Wilhelmina 45, IL, marr age 20
Henry H 22, Alphonse 18, George 14, Vincent 11, Paul 7, Laura 6, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Pauline Berens and Tiffany who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases. Tiffany has a short bio for Wessel included in her database.
SOURCES:

Wessel's date of birth was on his tombstone. His parents' names were on his marriage record at St Cecelia parish. The WorldConnect database of Pauline Berens indicated both parents had been born in Hebelermeer so Wesuwe parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Wenceslaus.

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