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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gerhart Dierks My Paternal Line

Gerhart Dierks was born 8 Nov 1885 in Oldenburg-Niedersachsen, Germany. He died 15 April 1939 in De Smit, Kingsbury, SD. He was a WWI Vet and came to America in 1889 with his parents and sibling on SS Main. He had blue eyes, red hair and a stout build, medium height. He was a farmer. As afr as I know he never married. He's parents were George Dierks & Anna Margarethe Hilfers.

He was Naturalized in Rockford, IL on 29 Oct 1896.

The following are documents and a picture of the ship they came over on.

SS Main Ship

WWI Registration Card

Passenger List

South Dakota Death Index

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