I show that there was a Carl Fredrich Wilke that married a Carolina Pautzke and had 14 children in Germany, his twin sons Emil and Otto, and Carl came over in 1891.
I also show a Johann Karl William Wilke that married a Fredericke Barz in Germany came over in 1893. He went by John Wilke. He and his wife had a total of 9 children with all having been born in Germany. John Wilke was born 5/19/1839 and died in Dodge County, MN on 1/5/1911.
What I am wondering since both of thes men ended up in Dodge County, perhaps they wer brothers, or cousins? Does anybody in the Wilke families have any idea? Thanking you in advance, Sandy
I have a lot of info on the second family, including obits and some photos if anyone is interested...firstname.lastname@example.org