The former Ottilie Thielke was born in the Town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County, on Feb. 17, 1862, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thielke, pioneer settlers of the township. She obtained her early education in the district shool of the township and was married on Nov. 29, 1885, to Henry Klemme of Schleswig.
The marriage ceremony, the first in Zion Lutheran Church of Louis Corners, was performed by the late Rev. Martin Denninger. The couple operated a farm near Louis Corners until 1915, then moving to Kiel where Mr. Klemme died Jan. 1, 1929.Mrs. Klemme was active in the church and the Frauen Verein of the church.
On her 90th birthday Mrs. Klemme was a special guest of the Frauen Verein and she took part in the program, reciting poetry from memory. Her lifelong hobby was growing flowers.
Surviving Mrs. Klemme are two daughters, Mrs. John (Selma) Rabe of Kiel and Mrs. Fred (Laura) Chamberlin of Madison; two sons, Walter and Harry of Kiel, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great granchildren. In addition to the husband, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Carl F Thielke (1820 - 1900)
Sophia T Mueller Thielke (1820 - 1907)
Henry Klemme (1859 - 1929)*
Selma P Klemme Rabe (1889 - 1977)*
Walter Carl Klemme (1891 - 1978)*
Harry Klemme (1897 - 1988)*
Herman Thielke (1854 - 1893)*
Bertha L. Thielke Beckman (1856 - 1922)*
Carl Thielke (1860 - 1944)*
Ottilie Thielke Klemme (1862 - 1956)
Frank F Thielke (1864 - 1947)*
Note: ossw Henry
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Dec 31, 2009
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