c. 1825 – Franz Heinrich Wilhelm Richard Wilcke
Franz Heinrich Wilhelm Richard Wilcke was born about 1826 to Franz Heinrich and Wilhelmine Wilcke (birth and death dates unknown) presumably in Gollnow, Provinz Pommern, Königreich Preußen (the Kingdom of Prussia).
c. 1825 – Brigitta Pietzker
Amalie Brigitte Caroline Pietzker was born about 1826 to Friedrich Wlihem Pietzker and Karoline (Caroline) Wilhelmine Haack (birth and death dates unknown) presumably in Gollnow, Provinz Pommern, Königreich Preußen (the Kingdom of Prussia).
The town of Gollnow (now the Polish town of Golaniów) is situated on the bank of the Ihna river in the center of a forest on the northwestern Polish plain. The village was founded in 1190 and raised to the rank of a town in 1268. From 1648 to 1720 it was under the influence of Sweden. In 1720 it became part of the Kingdom of Prussia.
The town had two Evangelical churches and a synagogue.
Today, Golaniów is the capital of Goleniów County in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in northwest Poland.
The region of Pommern or Pomerania is located in northwest Poland today. Germans first settled in this area in the 12th century. In the 13th century, the region was briefly under Swedish control. Then, in the 14th century, it came under the control of Brandenburg and in the 15th century joined the Prussian federation. From 1630 to 1815 it was again under the control of Sweden.
Finally, in 1815, Pomerania became a province—Provinz Pommern—of Königreich Preußen (the Kingdom of Prussia) and remained under German control until the end of World War II when it again became a part of Poland.
marriage and children
Franz Wilcke and Brigitta Pietzker married on approximately 1846, presumably in Gollnow, Provinz Pommern, Königreich Preußen (the Kingdom of Prussia).
Anna Charlotte Caroline Wilcke was born on September 8, 1848. her younger brother Franz Wilcke was born about 1860.
Anna Charlotte Caroline Wilcke married Oscar David Friedrich Kelsch on March 29, 1880 at the Evangelische Kirche Sophien (the Evangelical Church of Sophia), in Berlin, Königreich Preußen (the Kingdom of Prussia), in the Deutsches Reich (German Empire). (See Rev. Oscar Kelsch and Anna Wilcke.)
We have no records of the deaths of Franz Wilcke and Brigitta Pietzker.