Tiktin was known also for his charitable activity during the forty-three years of his rabbinate; and there was hardly any charitable institution of which he was not a member. In 1870 he received the decoration of the Order of the Red Eagle in recognition of services rendered by him to the sick and wounded during the Franco-German war of 1870-71. Special courtesies were paid to him by the German government on account of his weekly visits to the Jewish prisoners.
Tiktin was the author of a pamphlet entitled "Beitrag zur Bearbeitung der von Seiten der Behörde . . . Gerichteten, den Jüdischen Kultus Betreffenden Fragen" (Breslau, 1843)