Trying to locate exact place of origin for Wilhelm Dierks, born 16 July 1847 or 1848 at Hannover (maybe Hamberg)? He immigrated to the U.S. in 1869 and settled first in Grundy Co. Illinois. He had two brothers who came to the U. S. at different times: John Dierks and Frederick Dierks (or various spellings). We believe his father's name was Conrad Dierks and his mother may have been Sophie, but not sure on this. That is all we know about him in Germany.