I am attempting to trace back to Prussia / Germany the parents of Richard Wilke b abt 1875 in Port Washington WI d Natchez, Adams, Mississippi. I first would like to learn about his family in Port Washington.
I believe that Richard is the son of Wilhelm (possibly Ludwig Wilhelm) Wilke (b abt 1841 Prussia d aft 1910 probably in Port Washington) and Mathilda Schoenfeld (b 28 Oct 1843 Prussia d 18 Feb 1905 Port Washington WI). Per the familysearch.org death record for Matilda Schoenfeld Wilde her parents were Mr. Schoenfeld and Henriette Schoenfeld. I am guessing that they stayed in Prussia. I would especially like to have Matilda’s newspaper death notice or obituary as it could be the key to so much information.
By 1900 Richard had moved to Natchez, Adams, Mississippi where he married Daisy Haupt in Adams Co. on 15 Nov. 1900 per Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 on Ancestry.com
I believe that Richard’s other siblings were Gustave b abt Apr 1869 Prussia, Emma b abt 1877 WI, William b 04 Sep 1879 Port Washington, Ozaukee, WI, Ida b abt 1883 WI, Otto b 5 Mar 1885 Port Washington WI d 15 Jan 1930 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio and Tillie ( possibly Matilda) b abt 1887 WI.