Yerkie can be spelled Yerki, Yarkie, Yukie, Georke, Gehrke or Gherke in some cases.
Not all of these lines are connected
The Yerkie family apparenly emigrated Strasburg, Prussia (Germany or France).
I have yet to trace that far back.
The story so far...
Gottlieb "Carl?" "Charlie?" YERKIE (Gehrke)
Caroline Ringler YERKIE (later, Voelz)
married Sometime before 1865, Prussia.
Amelia Bertha Yerkie (Fox)
* perhaps one Florinchen Volez was her daughter in a later marriage.
* another son was with them @1865, died and was buried at sea.
This is a far as I am at this point in research.
My next job is verifying the above information.
born? passed? where? when?
Wilhelmina (Minnie) Schiskoski (or Schoskofski)
died Sept 9, 1921 (aged 73 years) - Nipissing Twp.
married in either Nipissing or Renfrew Twp.
William J Yerkie