The Story of Fred Lemke and Descendants
by Edna Hathorne
|BIRTH:||02 Sep 1896 - Plover, Marathon, WI|
|DEATH:||14 Feb 1987 - Hartland, Waukesha, WI|
|BURIAL:||Feb 1987 - Wausau, Marathon, WI|
Frederick was married 21 Dec 1919 in Birnamwood, WI, USA to:
|BIRTH:||12 Apr 1900 - Tomahawk, Lincoln, WI|
|DEATH:||Mar 1989 - , MN|
|BURIAL:||- Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN|
Children of Frederick and Elizabeth Lemke:
They decided to get a divorce about 1928. About the same time, there was an accident and Betty Ann fell out of the car and was killed. Elizabeth moved to Minneapolis, taking Forrest with her. It was a very traumatic situation, and one can only imagine what this saddened lady went through. She found a friend and married again and had another little boy, Frank.
Frederick was married 22 May 1929 in Merrill, Lincoln, WI to:
|BIRTH:||19 Jan 1908 - Wisconsin, USA|
|DEATH:||08 Aug 1992 - Hartland, Waukesha, WI|
|BURIAL:||- Pine Grove Cem, Wausau, Marathon|
Children of Frederick and Julia Lemke:
Fred had several different occupations at one time. He ran a store, was a cheese maker and a farmer. In about the late 1930’s the family moved to Milwaukee where Fred worked as a mechanic for a trucking company. Fred died in 1987 and Julia died in 1992.
As of 1993 Florinda and Geraldine still lived in the Milwaukee Area
but Geraldine has recently died.
Forrest was adopted by his new father and his name was changed to Larson. Forrest lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was in service during WWII, and in 1948 he married Jean Caughey. He is still working and is a consulting engineer in the Canadian grain industry. Forrest and Jean have three children: Daniel, Scott, and Stephanie Elizabeth.
Daniel, born in 1949, married Karin Parsons in 1968. They had nine children:
|Lincoln||1972||Adopted Cree Indian|
|Dean||1974||Adopted American Indian|
|Tyrone||1975||Adopted African American – brother of Tamara|
|Jolene||1977||Adopted American Indian – sister of twins|
|Tamara||1977||Adopted African American – sister of Tyrone|
|Janis||1979||Adopted American Indian (twin) sibling of Jolene|
|Bear (Grant)||1979||Adopted American Indian (twin) sibling of Jolene|
Scott, the second son of Forrest and Jean, was born in 1952. He married Heidi Walters in 1986. They have a son, Jason, born in 1990. They live in the southeastern U.S.
A daughter, Stephanie Elizabeth, was born to Forrest and Jean in 1957. She married Herbert Christmann in 1980. They have a daughter, Corrine Heather, born in 1984. They live in the Calgary area.