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Nettie Lemke
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1867
Death: Oct. 8, 1871

Surname may have been "Lempke." Date of birth is approximate. She was a daughter of Charles and Fredricke Lemke.

Written on a marker beside their monument:
"Mr. Lempke lived on a farm in the Lower Sugar Bush and when he discerned the magnitude of the approaching fire he decided to take his family to his brother-in-law's farm about a mile away. He hitched his team to a wagon, and then with his wife and five children he started down the road. Perhaps in his haste he did not completely fasten the harness, so he stopped the team and jumped down to make repairs. Suddenly a wave of fire passed over them and when he looked up his wagon and his entire family were burning furiously. He, too, was badly burned but managed to save himself in a small creek nearby." His wife and five children all perished. 
Peshtigo Fire Cemetery
Marinette County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Christie Marie Shepherd
Record added: Aug 14, 2006
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Nettie Lemke
Added by: Christie Marie Shepherd
Nettie Lemke
Added by: Christie Marie Shepherd
Nettie Lemke
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