Fred and Austina (Giese) Lemke were both born in Germany and belonged to the educated class.
They came to America in 1869 and established their home in Marathon County, Wis., settling in the woods in the town of Berlin, their first home being a rude shanty on the site of the present comfortable farm house. Fred Lemke helped to build the first road in the township and became a man of considerable prominence here. He was elected to school offices for twenty years, was town assessor for two years, and helped to erect the first Lutheran church, of which he was an officer for thirty years. He served five years as agent for the Berlin Fire Insurance Company, of which he was a charter member and first representative. His death occurred at the age of sixty-two years and his burial was in the Naugart cemetery.
Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens (1913) written by Louis Marchetti, pages 925-926
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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gottlieb Friedrich “Fred” Lemke (18 May 1838–22 Jul 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184663751, citing Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by LMM (contributor 47780029) .