My brick wall: Henry Sam Wilkey b. 12/1834 Hesse, Prussia d. 12/1904 State Center, Marshall, Iowa?

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in The Tree House by S Wilkey G2G Rookie (130 points)

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Firstly,in 1834, Hessen and Preussen were separate states. They were not combined under Prussia until about 1871.

Secondly, are you sure he was German? If so, then the last name was probably "Wilke".

However, the name "Henry Samuel" seems more likely to be Scottish or English.
by Steve Stumpp G2G Rookie (210 points)

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