I am just beginning to put together a family tree for the Mikes family. As far as I can tell, the Mikes family originates in Lisov, Czech. In the late 1800's a few brothers moved to West Bend, Iowa to start a new life. That is where I am starting from.
The Mikes' Brothers Meat Market still operates in West Bend. Many family members are buried in the local cemetary. I am a decendant of Charles Mikes, who was a decendent of Frank Mikes, who was a decendant of Adolph Mikes (one of the brothers who came to the states).