- Aug 20, 2006I am at the brick wall with this name:GOHLIKE. My great grandfather was
August Gohlike. I know at some point the name was spelled GOHLKE. When
and why it changed...I don't know. August came to the USA from Prusssia
in the late 1860's. First, he lived in Chicago area. He worked until he
had enough money to bring his brother, Julius, and his mother over.
Eventually, he ended up in the Faribault, Minnesota area. Married
Christine Misgen. I know most of the story from there. Any help with
the Prussian part of this story would help...i.e.who his parents were,
where exactly he came from, etc.