Re: DIERKS, DIERCKS, ILLINOIS 1800'S
I have checked on the names and dates that you have provided and so far I have been unable to make a connection.
That doesn't mean that there isn't a connection back in Prussia in the early 1800's.
My Dircks ancestors left the low lands of Prussia around
1802 and headed south to the Mennonite Colonies of Wolynia
near Karolswalde and Heinrichsdorf.Some continued south
and settled the villages around Waldheim, Molonshna.
In 1874 the mass migrations took place to the US and parts of Canada.Many settled in Pennsylvania and others settled near Pawnee Rock, Kansas and others at Marion, South Dakota.
I have seen the name Mohr in my genealogy research over the years, but I can't remember where it came into the Dirks lineage.
Good luck with your research.
Kelowna, British Columbia