Person:Herman Zemke (2)

m. Abt 1873
  1. Carl William Zemke1874 - 1960
  2. Herman Zemke1878 - 1926
m. 21 Jan 1908
  1. Paul Ferdinand Zemke1909 - 2000
  2. Ewald William Zemke1910 - 1985
  3. Bertholt August Zemke1911 - 1983
  4. Walter Kaspar Zemke1913 - 2004
  5. Helmuth "Doc" Herman Zemke1916 - 1994
  6. Albertina Augusta Zemke1918 - 1980
  7. Arnold Ludwig Zemke1919 - 2005
  8. Raymond Berthold Zemke1924 - 2002
Facts and Events
Name Herman Zemke
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Jun 1878 Bublitz, Pommern, Preußen, GermanyGlienke
Emigration? 1891 From Stettin, Germany to Chaska, MN
Marriage 21 Jan 1908 Barron County, Wisconsin, United Statesto Alma Louise Sass
Residence? Turtle Lake (Township), Barron, Wisconsin, United States
Death[1][3] 5 Feb 1926 Turtle Lake (Township), Barron, Wisconsin, United States
Burial[2] Silver Creek Cemetery (Mount Hope), Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, United States

Paul: "He was pretty good. Could whittle money out of him pretty easy,but not out of my mother. We were fairly well-to-do - no debts, decentcar, money in the bank, until my mother started running the show. " 260acres, 25 cows, smokehouse, sausage, potatoes Herman played the flute and often played in the evenings for the Zemkehousehold.

Had a 1923 Olds Touring auto, could travel 45-50 miles hour on gravelroads.

Death: He was cutting logs when a tree kicked back hitting Herman in thestomach. He was taken to Barron Hospital by a sled - Dr. Post and DrColeman - at 2PM, died at 5AM. Death due to rupture of intestine artery.


Obituary "Herman Zemky fatally injured while felling a tree" A sad accident occurred last Thursday when Herman Zemke was cutting down a tree which lodged in a small tree, in cutting the latter it kicked back hitting Mr. Zemke in the the stomach. Medical aid was at once summoned and he was rushed to Barron but he was so badly injured that nothing could be done for him and death relieved him from his suffering 5 o'clock Friday morning.

Deceased was born in Germany June 13, 1878. Death is sad at all times but when a husband and father is taken away in the prime of his life it is doubly so. He was a loving husband and an ideal father who performed so nobly the many tasks in rearing a family. he was a good neighbor and friend and his untimely death has cast a shadow over the entire community.

Those left to mourn the loss are his wife and 8 children, the oldest 17 years of age, 6 sisters and 1 brother (sz - incorrect 1 sister and 7 brothers). The funeral was held at the German Lutheran Church Monday afternoon Rev Schwermen officiating and the body laid to rest in the cemetery there.


From funeral notice "The deceased who, while logging, met a sudden and violent death, was a devout Christian, a regular attendant at divine worship, for many years an officer of his congregation and he died as one of its elders. In his memory, his only brother, Mr. Chas. Zemke and wife, gave a Mindekranz of $10.00 for our missions."

WWI Draft registration Sept 12 1918

Herman Zemke 40yr, b. June 13, 1878 Farming Short, Stout, Blue Eyes, Dark Hair

  1. 1.0 1.1 Barron County, Wisconsin, Vital Records.
  3. Logging Accident