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Book cover for Carl and Ulricka Lemke

Carl and Ulricka Lemke of Wausau, WI and Their Children & Grandchildren

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This “little history” as Lemke called it was compiled by him with the help of Erna Lemke Baur and Meta Lemke Eggebrecht and consists mostly of pictures. Many were made by their father, a professional photographer or by their brother, Carl Jr. who became the family photographer. It is the story of their parents, youthful German immigrants. Carl landed on Ellis Island, unable to speak English and with only five dollars in his pocket, while the teenage Ulricka began life in the New World as a cook in a Wausau hotel at $4 a week. As Lemke wrote he was “conscious of our Mother’s presence at my side.”