Peter Thielke
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Heinrich Peter Thielke (abt. 1813 - 1899)

Heinrich Peter (Peter) Thielke
Born about in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germanymap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1839 in Bernitt, Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 85 in Grafton, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Aug 2011
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Heinrich Peter Thielke was born in ~Oct 1813 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

Heinrich married Marie Dorothea Specht (~1821 - 1890) on 22 Nov 1839 in Bernitt, Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Their children were...

  1. Sophie Elisabeth Dorothea (Thielke) Lutzen (1841 - 1918)
  2. Hans Joachim Martin Thielke (1843 - 1927)
  3. Peter Johann Joachim Thielke (1845 - )
  4. Johann Joachim Thielke (~1846 - 1847)
  5. Friedrich Heinrich Carl Thielke (1853 - 1937)
  6. Herman Thielke (~1856 - )
  7. Minnie (Thielke) Reif (1859 - 1920)
  8. Mary Thielke (~1864 - ).

Heinrich died on 13 Feb 1899 in Grafton, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States aged ~85. He is buried in Union Cemetery, Port Washington, Wisconsin.


No direct evidence has been found for Peter's birth location, though his son Johann's marriage record[1] indicates that he was born in the Mecklenburg/Schwerin area of Germany.

He was married in Bernitt, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Deutschland which is between Schwerin and Rostock in Germany, so he was more than likely born there or nearby.[2]

There is also ongoing research via the Thielke Surname Study to try to connect Peter and his line to the Carl Thielke line that settled just a few miles to the north in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Peter's family settled south of there in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.


  1. Listed as father: Wisconsin, Wisconsin-EASy, Marriages, 1836-1930, 1891: Batch M00419-3, Source 1013983, vol.65 p276 cn1221, Hans J M Thielk & Wilhelmina Holz Rathke, 21 June 1891;Family History Library,
  2. Germany "Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 November 2021), Heinrich Peter Thielke & Maria Dorothea Specht; 22 Nov 1839; Bernitt, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Deutschland; Evangelische Kirche Bernitt (AG. Bützow); Taufen, Heiraten u Tote 1659-1856; P.408-409.
  • 1860 US Census, federal, pop. sch., Grafton, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, p.32, h.233 f.244, Peter Thielk; digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 July 2009); citing NARA microfilm publication M653. Washington, D.C.:National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1870 US Census, federal, pop sch, Town of Grafton, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, p. 96A, h.220 f.281, Peter Tilke; digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 June 2010); Citing NARA microfilm publication M593. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
  • 1875 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, pop. sch., Grafton, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, p.2, Peter Tielke; FHL microfilm 1,032,694.
  • 1880 US Census, federal, pop. sch., Grafton, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, enumeration district (ED) 149, p.22, h.228 f.229, Peter Tilkie; digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 July 2009); citing NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ozaukee Couny Historical Society, Union Cemetery (typescript, n.d., Ozaukee County Historical Society, Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin), , Tilke, Peter.
  • Wisconsin, Dept. of Health and Social Services, death certificate, Peter Thielke; Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 March 2021), memorial page for Henry Peter Thielke (Oct 1813–18 Feb 1899), Find A Grave: Memorial #19508953, citing Union Cemetery, Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Brian Zalewski (contributor 37741715) .

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