Re: DIERKS, DIERCKS, ILLINOIS 1800'S
Hi Robert Dirks in Canada.
My grandfather was Richard Henry Dirks (b: 1 May 1881), son of John Henry Martin Dirks (Dierks, Diercks - church records in Toledo, OH).JHM Dirks was born in Danzig in 1854 and came to the US in 1890 and settled in Toledo, worked for the Wabash RR, married and started another family with Clara Helen Marun.
RHD told my mother he had relatives in Canada.What do you think? Related?
Richard spent time in Palmyra, Lenawee County, MI (26 miles from Toledo and on a direct RR route from Toledo to Grand Rapids).He was friends with the Mohr-Turbett family.Anna Mohr (f: Adam Mohr of Riga, MI/born in Prussia). I think he was related to the Mohr family or the families knew each other in Prussia.