[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lemke Family Janowica, Lublin, or Cycow

Sigrid Pohl Perry perry1121 at aol.com
Sat Jul 15 14:08:39 PDT 2017

Hi Linda,

My families are also from the Lublin area. You may want to explore the 
Lublin Project index here: 
The database is still public but will soon be open only to SGGEE 
members. A team of volunteers indexed all the records and most of them 
are now available through FamilySearch. You will find out how to find 
the ones you want if you read the information on this page. Keep in mind 
the records will be in Polish, Russian or German.
Not all Janowica records will be there because some were kept in the 
church in Kamien, Chelm area, and the church burned about 1916. There 
are many Lemke families in the database, though I did not find a David 
or Friedrich of the right age or connected to Janowica.

On Ancestry.com, I did find David and Johanna Lemke living in Chicago in 
the 1930 census; they had several small children, and also living with 
them were a couple older  members of the Jesse family, likely related to 
Johanna. So that fits. Then I found his ship manifest. He traveled from 
Westpreussen to New York in 1925, leaving wife Johanna behind in 
Koenigsberg, West Prussia. That manifest says he was born in Jwanowka 
(aka Iwanowka), Poland. You might want to explore some of this 
information further.

Did he remain in Germany after he married Gertrude?

I'd be glad to correspond with you further privately if you want.
I hope some of this information is useful.

Sigrid Pohl Perry

On 7/15/2017 12:02 PM, Linda Miles wrote:
> I am hoping to connect with families that are related to the Lemkes of the
> Lublin region. My grandfather was David  (also went by Fred) Lemke.  He was
> born in Janowica  (spelling?) Lublin area on 4th March 1893. He first
> married Johanna Jesse and immigrated to Oconto Falls, Wi in 1925. He later
> went back to Loehne, Germany and married Gertrude  (?last name). They had
> Veronika Gertrude b.1943 and Sonja Helene 1948. (Maybe more)
> Does anyone out there have a connection to this family or have more
> information?  I do not know anything about David's parents or siblings or
> anything about the Lemkes of Janowica area. Thank you, Linda Miles
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