Thanks for popping in! I'm looking for information / background on the Tieken family. From what I have gathered William Tieken was born in Oldenburg, Germany in the 1800's and moved to the U.S. From this we have always gathered that our heritage was German. However, after speaking to a Tieken in Canada it seems it is a Dutch name. Can you help clarify this?
I can't recall the name of William's son who lived in Illinois, but he married Alice Jones. Together they had approximately 9 children, one which was my Grandfather, Theodore Tieken. Apparently he left the family at a very early age and later joined the Marines. He married my Grandmother, Kathryn Elizabeth Scanlon in Puyallup, Washington (both now deceased). Theyhad 2 sons, my father, Claude Raymond Tieken and Timothy Tieken. We all reside in the greater Seattle area.
The only Tiekens we know are each other. My Grandfather Ted, didn't talk much about his family. For many years he owned and operated Ted's Garage in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
If you have any information I'd appreciate it! Thank you!