Last updated 6 Jul 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Nov 1881 in Felton, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Father: Charles Lemke (1853 – ?)
Mother: Augusta ____ (1854 – ?)
Residence: 1 May 1885 at Dora Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States
Residence: 1 Jun 1895 at Dora, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States
Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Dora, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Birth Date: This database uses November 1881. The 1885 census gives a date range of 2 May 1880 to 1 May 1881. [census-us-mn-1885-ottertail-dora-1]
Birth Date: This database uses November 1881. The 1895 census gives a date range of 2 Jun 1878 to 1 Jun 1879. [census-us-mn-1895-ottertail-dora-1]
Herman may have been one of the signers of a 4 Jan 1905 petition to bring the proposal to incorporate Altona to a vote. It was voted on 21 Feb 1905 and all 26 voters of the village voted for incorporation. (The name was changed from Altona to Vergas in a vote on 6 Nov 1906, with a new electorate of 31, 27 for and 4 against.) (from History of Otter Tail County, Minnesota: Its People, Industries, and Institutions: With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genalogical Records of Many of the Old Families, V1, by John W. Mason (ed.), Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen, 1916, p. 254, PDF page 281)
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