[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germans speaking...

Barbara Cooper bdaelick at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 3 07:54:58 PST 2005

Thanks for your reply.  I know really nothing about my Lemke ancestors.  My Great Great Grandfather Wilhelm Lemke was born in 1865 and immigrated with my Great Great Grandmother and their children in 1907 to Sask..  He passed away in 1911 of what was said to be stomach cancer so my Grandpa never knew him and noone in the family has any information.  He apparently had a brother who came to Winnipeg but they were unable to locate him when they they passed through on the way to Sask..  According to a family history Wilhelm and Pauline married at Margeneufke Chapel in the Rowna area about 1892.  He may have been related to those Lemke's, I just don't know.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: shoning at att.net 
  To: Barbara Cooper 
  Cc: SGGEE mail list 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 3:58 PM
  Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germans speaking...


  You may be aware of this.  Erich and Herbert Lemke, sons of Friedrich Lemke, were among the 300+ people, mostly Germans, included in a legal case tried by a troika of officials.  All were executed in the Zhitomir area in September 1938.

  George Shoning

    -------------- Original message from "Barbara Cooper" <bdaelick at hotmail.com>: -------------- 

    > Hello! 
    > All this discussion regarding the languages various Germans spoke has been very 
    > interesting. My Great Great Grandmother apparently spoke about four languages, 
    > I assume German, Russian, Polish and English, she was also a Lutheran. She 
    > married my Great Great Grandfather a Catholic who spoke only Russian. How they 
    > met I do not know , it certainly must have been quite a love story. He was from 
    > Podolia, they were in Volhynia - how I wish I knew the story! Anyway, what I 
    > find interesting is that in the 1911 Census all of my German speaking, imigrated 
    > from Volhynia relatives state that their ethnic origin is Polish (almost ten 
    > families in all). This also applies to some other German speaking families in 
    > the area that were apparently from Volhynia. Does anyone have a theory as to 
    > why this would be? 
    > I am researching the names Daelick(Deylik), Lemke, Geppert, Sesula, Klein, 
    > Strauch, Kuehn, Schulz,Rakko, Zell, Weisner in Russian Poland, Volhynia and 
    > Podolia. 
    > Barbara Cooper 
    > Martensville, Saskatchewan 
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