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Johann "John" Wilken

Male 1827 - 1914  (87 years)


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  • Name Johann "John" Wilken 
    Born 6 Jun 1827  , Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Joachine Wilken 
    Name John Wilken  [5
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-110471 
    Died 23 Oct 1914  Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried 26 Oct 1914  St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Trecastle, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I110471  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father John Wilken,   b. Abt 1800, Of, Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Henry Wilken,   b. Abt 1805, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Sophie Altenbury,   b. Abt 1805, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth "Anne" Ginke,   b. 15 Dec 1832, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1902, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles Wilken,   b. May 1860, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1939  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Johann Karl Mortiz "John Wilken,   b. 17 Nov 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1941, Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Peter Wilken,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth Maria Christine Wilken,   b. Aug 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F28464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WALLACE PIONEER PASSES AWAY

      The death occurred in Listowel on Friday, October 23rd, of Mr. John Wilken, a resident of Listowel and Wallace since 1874. The late Mr. Wilken was born in Mecklenburg Germany an June 6th, 1827, this being his 88th year. When a young man of twenty-five he came to Canada and took up his residence in Waterloo, where he lived for a time before moving to Wellesley. In the year 1874 he moved to a farm in Wallace, where he had lived until twelve years ago when he took up residence with his sons, John and Charles. In politics deceased was a Conservative and in religion a Lutheran. Shortly after he came to Canada he was united in Marriage with Miss Annie Ginka who predeceased him about twelve years ago. As the result of this union there were five children, of whom four are lest to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. The children are, Messers. Peter, of Yellow Grass Saskatchewan, John G. of Wallaceand Charles of Listowel and one daughter, Mrs. Michael Stover of Wallace. One son, Jacob, died in infancy. The funeral took place on Monday to Trecastle, where interment was made. Rev. Shorten conducted the services.

      The Listowel Standard of Friday, November 6th, 1914

  • Sources 
    1. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 3 Page 27.

    2. [S127] Church Records - ON, Perth, Trecastle - St. James Lutheran, pg 202.
      Johann Wilken, born 6 June 1827 in Mecklenburg, (Deutchland), died 23 October 1914 in Listowel, burial 26 October 1914 in Trecastle. Aged 87 years, 4 months, 2 days. H. Shorten Pastor.
      Translated from the original German records.

    3. [S257] Census - ON, Perth, Wallace - 1881.
      Wilken John Male 54 Germany Lutheran German Farmer Married
      Wilken Annie Female 49 Germany
      Wilken Charles M 21 Ontario
      Wilken John M 19
      Wilken Peter M 16

    4. [S2424] Cemetery - ON, Perth, Trecastle - St. James Lutheran.
      Johannes ( John ) Wilken born June 6th 1827, Mecklenburg Germany Died October 23 1914, Listowel Ontario

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Wilken (farmer of Wallace Twp) Born: Woolwich Tp Waterloo Co. Ont Age: 28 Est. Birth: abt 1861 Father: John Wilken Mother: Anne Wilken married Amelia Tasch Age:: 24 Est. Birth: abt 1865 Born: Peel Tp Wellington CO O Father: Daniel Tasch Mother: Wilhelmina Re married 13 Oct 1889 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Elmira

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1827 - , Mecklenburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1914 - Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Oct 1914 - St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Trecastle, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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