I am researching the surname HAERKE.Please note, that this german name is written with an a - umlaut ( vowel-mutation)! Because this umlaut is not existing in english language, the name has to be written correctly with "ae". Nevertheless in many cases ( US immigration registers a.s.o.) the name is written with an "a" only (= Harke).Unfortunately this is another family branch with much more families involved which has probably nothing to do with my family name.
Contact me, if you have any information about Haerke!