Thank you for responding to my inquiry. I am absolutely thrilled with the information you have given me, and I am glad to hear that someone actually has a paper-trail to follow concerning the parentage of John F. and his brother George W.C. Wikle. Before I go into the Wikle connection may I ask a question? How do you know the complete name for George? I have been trying to find that out for quite some time, but no record gave that information.
My husband's grandmother was Rose Mary Dillard (born 9 Mar 1895 at Timber Ridge, Greene, Tenn.) Her parents are George Macon Dillard, of Dillard, Rabun Co., Ga., and Mary Elizabeth Hyberger, of Greene Co., Tenn. When Mary died in 1896, she left behind a husband with 2 small daughters (Rose had an older sister named Almeda). George asked his sister Margaret Rosette and her husband George W.C. Wikle to take care of the girls. George and "Zette" did not have any children of their own so they gladly accepted this offer. Uncle George was the only father that Rose knew and loved for the remainder of her days.
I was trying to research George Wikle but could not find any information on his parents except for the 1850 census for Habersham Co., Ga. However, I was able to find information on his brother John. So it was this line that I started to investigate in the hope that it would lead me to the parents of George. I am assuming that there would have to be more children considering the age of the parents at the time of John's and George's birth. I know that George and a David N. Wikle had some land dealings in California in the 1860's. Any additional information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, again, for all of your assistance.
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