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Otto A. Zemke

Male Abt 1876 - 1941  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Otto A. Zemke 
    Born Abt 1876  Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1941  Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      March 21, 1941

      Pages 1 and 4

      Caro Civic Leader Killed by Auto Saturday

      Otto A. Zemke, civic leader and businessman of Caro was killed instantly shortly after midnight Saturday as he was going home from a long day spent in his store [hit by an automobile]….

      Mr. Zemke came to Eaton County, Michigan in 1891 as an immigrant boy from Germany and there worked on a farm, saving his money to get a better education. He attended Ferris Institute, and at Big Rapids was married to Miss Ann R. Oleson on September 17, 1903. The same year he and his brother, Max Zemke, commenced the mercantile business of Zemke Brothers in Deckerville….

      Surviving are his widow, the former Anna R. Oleson, to whom he was married September 17, 1908, at Big Rapids, a son, Jack Claude Zemke of VanDyke; three granddaughters; three brothers, Richard and Herman Zemke, of Vermontville and Erwien Zemke of Caro; and a sister, Mrs. Frieda Cooper, of Marysville, South Carolina.

      Page 6

      Colwood

      Mr. and Mrs. Jack Zemke of Detroit were called here Sunday by the death of Mr. Zemke's father.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, June 2008)
    • (Research):Census Listings:

      1910 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola, Indianfields Twp
      Enumerated 25 April 1910
      SD 8 ED 122 Sheet 9B
      502 223 226
      Zemke, Otto Hd M W 34 m1 6 Germany Germany Germany Merchant Dry Goods
      Zemke, Anna Wf F W 31 M1 6 0 Mich Norway Norway
      Zemke, Bertha Sister F W 40 S Germany Germany Germany Bookkeeper Dry Goods

      1920 Census
      Michigan, Tuscola, Indianfields, Caro Village
      Enumerated 27 and 28 January 1920
      SD 7 ED 190 Sheet 23 B
      512 572 622
      Zemke, Otto A Hd M W 48 M 1891 na 1898 Germany Germany Germany Retail Merchant Dry Goods
      Zemke, Anna R Wf F W 41 M Michigan Norway Norway
      Zemke, Bertha Sister F W 50 S 18?? Na Germany Germany Germany Saleswoman Dry Goods
      Zemke, Rudolf Nephew M W 20 S 1911 Pa Germany Germany Germany

      1930
      Michigan, Tuscola County, Indianfields Twp, Caro Village
      Enumerated 8 April 1930
      ED 22 SD 11 Sheet 8A Stamped 8
      207 191 196
      Zemke Otto Hd M W 54 M 27 Germany Pomerania Germany Pomerania Germany Pomerania Manger General Store
      Zemke, Anna R Wf F W 52 M 25 Mich Norway Norway
      Zemke, Claud Son M W 16 S Mich Germany Pomerania Mich
    Person ID I31846  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Ann R. Oleson,   b. Abt 1879, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Sep 1908  Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Claude "Jack" Zemke,   b. 12 Sep 1913, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1976, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F10216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1876 - Pomerania, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1908 - Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1941 - Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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