Herman Alexander Sebastian Lemke

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Herman Alexander Sebastian Lemke

Death: December 14, 1870 (81)
Tornio, Tornion ksrk, Finland
Immediate Family:

Son of Herman Lemke and Hedvig Catharina Davidsdotter Lemke
Husband of Anna Andersdotter Matinlombolo
Father of Private; Henric Lemke; Anders Salomon Lemke and Maria Catharina Pakkala
Brother of Maria Catharina Lemke; Johan David Lemke and Helena Sophia Lemke

Managed by: Rhonda Pudas Ellenbecker
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About Herman Alexander Sebastian Lemke


soldier record: age 15 in 1804 with brother? Johan David http://www.rajapuro.net/savojr/henki/henki_kats_1804.html

Church record - http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=6156262 Tengelio

http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=7221284 Pello

Marriage record: 23 January 1825 http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/overtornea/syntyneet-vihityt-kuolleet_1819-1865_fr1529/232.htm

Newspaper article http://digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi/sanomalehti/binding/365844#?page=4

Åbo Underrättelser 30.12.1865 A veteran lives in Tornio. Sergeant Lemke, who has taken part in many of those glorious fights during the war of 1808 is still living in Tornio, with his daughter and son-in-law. The readers might be interested in some facts of his live. The story that follows has been told by himself. He was born in 1788 in Mikkeli. His father Herman Lemke was a lieutenant in Savo Infantry Regiment. He died in the battle of Porosalmi in 1788. His paternal grandfather, captain Johan Herman Lemke, had emigrated from Germany , and he was, according to the grandson, one of the men of king Charles XII of Sweden. In a very young age sergeant Lemke joined Savo Infantry Regiment as a volunteer. He became a driver there in 1803, began to study at military (cadet) school of Haapaniemi in 1807, worked as a driver until 1810. After that he became a sergeant of Regiment of Westerbotten (Sweden). He fought during the war in the fourth brigade under the command of General Cronstedt. His military chief was Samuel von Born, who was later the Gouvernor of Oulu area. He fought in several battles, that of Leppävirta, where he was lightly wounded in his left arm, the battles of Kuopio, Revolahti and Lapua (two battles on two weeks). He got an order after the last battle of Lapua. In the same battle his hat was shot, and he got a small wound on his head. After Lapua he fought in Alavus, Virrat and Iisalmi, and later in Skellefteå in Sweden, he was taken prisoner of war. He was transported to Kalix, where the troops stayed at the local inn. The Russian Chief of the troops allowed him and two of his friends Grahn and Blomgren to go and get some food from a farm nearby. Then they escaped, via Överkalix, Jällivaara, Lycksele, Åsele to the Swedish troops in Nordmaling. In 1818 he resigned from the army without pension. Moved to Yli-Tornio (Finland) and married a farmer’s daughter of Pello, Turtola. Lived there until 1860. His wife died in 1833. They had 6 children, and two of them are still alive, a son and a daughter. Moved to his daughter and son-in-law, worker Pakkala, Tornio. Got a pension in 1861, 51 marks and 60 penni p.a. He gets also 7-9 rubles from the Veteran fund p.a. So he gets along quite well, but his health and condition is not so good any more. He is a very fine, honorable and awesome man. Translated credit goes to Jaana Puskala 6/27/2016

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Herman Alexander Sebastian Lemke's Timeline

October 20, 1825
Age 36
Övetårneo, Norbotten, Sweden
January 12, 1827
Age 38
Ylinenjärvi, Övertorneå fs, Sverige
May 3, 1829
Age 40
December 14, 1870
Age 81
Tornio, Tornion ksrk, Finland