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Frederick Lemke, son of John and Henrietta (Schutz) Lemke, was born in Prussia November 22, 1836. He was schooled until fourteen years old, and then taught shoe-making. At twenty, he entered the Prussian Army, served three years, and then for two years worked at his trade.
In 1861, he married Ottilge Wetterer, who has borne him five children- Hannah and Augusta, in the old country, and Hermann, Amelia (deceased)and Emma, in this country. Mr. Lemke came to Tolleston in 1865, when he was employed as a foreman for the Washington Ice Company, at Clarke Station, where he and his family now reside. They are members of the German Lutheran Church, at Tolleston, and in politics, Mr. Lemke is a Republican.
Source- Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana; Historical and Biographical. Batney, Chicago, 1882.
Submitted by Kathy Huish
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