Name: John Gerhardt Tacke
Death: 1889 in Heiden, Westfalen, Germany
Tacke Family Tree (received March 2001 from Ken Tacke, Federal Way, Washington)
Our original name was Tache (pronounced like tash). Since it was a French name and Germany was at war with France, the name was changed from Tache to Tacke (meaning a little twig).
Grandfather and Grandmother Tacke (John and Gesina) lived and died in Heiden, Westfalen, Germany. Here they reared their one daughter and four sons, who came to the United States as the result of the Kulturkampf. They settled in different parts of the country.
Gesina Schluremann b: 1813
- Gesina Tacke b: 15 MAY 1837 in Heiden, Westfalen, Germany
- Bernard George Tacke b: 1844
- Joseph Tacke b: 1848
- Herman Tacke b: MAY 1855 in Germany
- Bernard John Tacke b: 20 NOV 1856 in Heiden, Westphalen, Germany