RE: Lemke/Lamkey Based on the flag next to her stone and the way they were laid out I do believe there are more Lamkey's in the cem. I'm glad I found at least one. Its not a very big place, its at the end of the road and you drive through someones driveway to get into it. I hope you can track down the records for the cem. and find more. Good luck!
RE: Lamkey If you would contact Brenda Tibbetts @ the Garden Peninsula historical society. Her mother was a Swanson and she could give you any information that you need. If you have trouble getting ahold of her let me know and I,will help. Deb
RE: Lamkey Family I believe all John, Herman and Fredrick were brothers but I have nothing concrete to base that on. I'd love to have actual documents to prove that. I misspoke when I said Johanna was Henry's second wife. My records show only Joanna Byzinsky as Henry's wife. Joanna had a nickname of "Chucky". She died on March 14, 1905 at age 69. She was smothered under a load of grain in the snow. Johanna Mahn was the widow of John, came to Fayette after his death. My mistake, I apologize. I did find that Henry traveled to Chicago first, met with Fred Hinks, and the two of them took a schooner to Manistique. From Manistique they walked the Indian Trail, approximately 35 miles to Fayette to work in the furnaces.
RE: Lamkey Family I believe the Lamkey's are all related. First they all come from Gr. Gluschin, Germany. Second, knowing immigrants did not know how to spell their names in the English language and that census takers just wrote how they thought the name was spelled, is another plus for a relationship. Louise Agatha Lamkey was married at Fayette on November 29, 1884 at 23 years of age. Her husband was the son of John Mayer and Anna Sepp. His name was Edward, age 27. Following their marriage they moved to Oregon. Johanna's husband was John Lamkey a brother to Henry. I don't believe Henry and John were the same person.
RE: Lamkey Family The information I have does say that Johanna Mahn was the widow of John (brother of Henry) who had died in Germany. The 18 year old, John, was also called Herman and my records say he might have been the son of Johanna Mahn. I know they are buried side by side in the Hinks Cemetery. The Louise I have in my records is the daughter of J. Lamkey and his wife Charlotte. There is mention of another Lamkey girl who worked at Fayette and then moved to Missouri. In my cemetery records it states that a Mrs. Mahn was also a relative and she was from Chicago. An interesting side note about Rena. The family that adopted her was the Hazen family. This Hazen family was also the grandparents of Ethelyn Winter who married my great grandfather Paul Lamkey.
RE: Lamkey Family When Frederick and Johanna first appeared in Michigan, at Fayette, the census for Fairbanks Twp. states that they had 7 children total. My ggrandfather Paul was born at Fayette as was his sister Emma. Other than those two and the coincidence that there were John and Herman Lemke also at Fayette, all from Germany, has led us to believe they were related. Frederick Jr. was in his 50's when Paul was born and even 2 years older when Emma was. His age and the fact that the census stated 7 children has led us to believe that either those other 5 children, all older, stayed in Germany or, John and Herman were part of this family. Records gathered by researchers in my area and from family members state that Frederick and Johanna worked in the potato fields in Germany and were very poor. Frederick was born August 19, 1825 and died January 15, 1906. Johanna was born September 1, 1834 and died December 19, 1926. Both were born in G. Gluschin, Germany. Henry Lamkey (Lemke) came to the US in the fall of 1869. He was married (1) Joanna Byzinsky (2) Johanna Mahn. Johanna Mahn was the widow of John Lamkey (brother of Henry) Henry died in Germany before the family came here. She died shortly after arriving and left at least three children. One daughter Rena was adopted by the Eli Hazen family. Rena married John McKay and lived in Escanaba, Mi. She died March 1, 1966 and is buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Escanaba. I also show that a Henry Lemki died in 1914 at age 77. According to my records John (or Herman) was a nephen of the Lamkey men. We also show these Lamkey's: Louise Agatha Lamkey, married Edward Mayer; Herman August Lamkey married in 1883 to Albertine Louise Joschuke
RE: Lamkey Family This is going to get confusing. I am the gggranddaughter of Frederick and Johanna Steffen (Novack) Lamkey. They are both buried at Sac Bay Cemetery. Frederick was the son of Frederick, Sr. Johanna Mahn Lamkey (Lemke) is not the wife of Frederick. The entire Lamkey family, as close as can be determined, did come to this area at the same time. I found them on the census for Fayette, Fairbanks, Michigan. We have found various spellings for their name (Lamkey, Lemkey, Lemke, Lemki,Lemphillius) There was a John and Herman in addition to Frederick Jr. Johanna Mahn was the wife of John Lemke and died February 1, 1882 at Fayette. There was also a Charlotte Lemki. All of the above were born in Germany. I have a picture of Frederick and Johanna if you are interested. Are you related?