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Where is the Wilken family from?
You can see how Wilken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilken families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Wilken family living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Wilken's in the USA. Illinois and 3 other states had the highest population of Wilken families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilken. 35% of Wilken men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wilken women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilken were Salesman and Housework.