|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1880|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1957|
Otto W. Lemke was born March 11, 1880, in Cacen, Germany, the second of eleven chilldren born to his parents, Henry and Albertina Lemke.
The family migrated to America in 1883 when Otto was three years old. They lived in Garner, Iowa, for a few years, then moved to a farm in Liberty Township located a half mille south of the Liberty Methodist Church, where the resided for many years.
The Liberty Methodist used the German Language at that time, and the Lemke familly made this their church home and attended regularly.
On January 4, 1905, Otto W. Lemke, 24 and Mary Busch, 19, were married at the farm home of the bride's parents. The marriage vows were spoken in German, and the ceremony was witnessed by forty relatives and friends.
They farmed for thirty three years and retired in Klemme. After 52 years of married life the family circle is broken by his death on Nov. 4, 1957.
He leaves besides his wife Mary; two sons; Wayne and Clarence. Also two sisters; Bertha (Mrs. Will Beier), Fort Dodge, Iowa; Anna (Mrs. Eric Clark), Clear, Lake, Iowa; and two brothers; William and John Lemke, Garner, Iowa.
Mary Ann Bush Lemke (1886 - ____)*
Clarence Lemke (1913 - 1963)*
Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: Mar 28, 2011
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