This is all so curious.. Nicolas Wm Wiltgen bNov 14 or 18 1849 Melcher, Lux. d.Oct 1932 Parents were Christine Wiltgen b.1818 Maria Malget b1824 I have a copy of his translated birth certificate. Married to Pauline Pathne b.1859 dMar13 1913 from Missow,Lux. Have baptismal cert for her. Surname evolved to Wilken, but don't know when, went to South Dakota then Saskatchewan, then returned to Moorehead,Minnesota. Believe he was a physician. Nicholas Wm Wilken Children born in Webster(?) S.D.were William Christian b1887 d 1944 Francis Nicholas b.1888 d1973 Emma Margaret b.1889 d1975 Edward Ferdinand b.1891 d1975 Alfred Albert b.1892 d1967 (my grandfather) Berthold Henry Alvin b.1894 d1957 Paul Arthur Earl b.1899 d1983 (Have all the details on the children.)
Would love to find the actual immigration details, as well as why and when and if the name was changed. Any assistance is very much appreciated.