Re: DIERKS, DIERCKS, ILLINOIS 1800'S
During my research into my own family name "Beier(s)", I have found that my great great grandmother married a 'Charles Dierke'. He came to Canada in 1871 or 1874 with 'Caroline Beier' and her children from a first marriage. In the cemetary where she is buried, I have also found: Dierks, Capt. Henry, d.Aug 16, 1878 age 44 (drowned)
h/o Henrietta Dierks
Dierks, Gessina, d. Aug 16, 1878
d/o Henry and Henrietta (also drowned)
Dierks, Adolphus, d. Oct 20, 1877 5mths old
I am looking into a connection with my own family, but maybe this can help you.