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Harry W. Lemka

Harry W. Lemka, of Cox Creek township, Clayton county, is the son of Carl and Lena (Dohrer) Lemka. Carl Lemka was born in Read township, this county, August 20, 1857, and his parents were Henry and Anna (Penno) Lemka, natives of Clayton county and of Germany, respectively. Carl was reared in Cox Creek township and acquired his education in the public schools. Three years after his marriage he purchased a farm of one hundred acres in Boardman township, which he has increased to one hundred and eighty acres. In 1915 he bought a farm of forty-one acres in Cox Creek township on which he is now living. He is a Democrat in politics, is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and, with his wife, is a communicant of the German Lutheran church. Of their three children, Harry W., whose name heads this sketch, is the eldest, and lives at home with the parents; Hilda is the wife of George Hubbard, who lives on the homestead in Boardman township, and Raymond remains at the parental home. Harry W. Lemka is one of the successful young farmers of the county who takes an interest in all the modern methods of scientific farming and stock raising. His training has qualified him for the successful pursuit of agriculture and his outlook on life hopeful and highly encouraging to him and to his friends. He is a Democrat and a member of the German Lutheran church. His name is still on the roll of eligible young bachelors of Clayton county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; page 246
-transcribed by Mary Cameron


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