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Family Images - Zelmer

Wilhelm Zelmer and his family in Europe (first wife name uncertain... think it is Ernestine Lemke).. my Great Great Grandparents on BOTH my maternal and paternal ancestor trees. I think the little girl is my Great Grandmother Martha (ZELMER) DREGER.

Sisters, Martha (left) and Lydia (right) Zelmer. Daughters of Wilhelm Zelmer and his first wife in Europe.
Both sisters are my Great Grandmothers. Martha is the mother of my Maternal Grandmother and Lydia is the Mother of my Paternal Grandmother. Because of this link, my Maternal Grandmother was able to sponsor my Paternal Grandmother's family to come to the US after WWII.

William Zelmer and his second wife's family in Canada. I'm not sure who the women in the photo are... but I assume one of them must be his wife Caroline. Could the other be his oldest daughter Olga?


This photo was in my Grandmother Lucile (Dreger) Barton's scrapbook. The lady in the middle is her mother, Martha (Zelmer) Dreger. The older couple is listed on a handwrittend note as "Aunt and Uncle Lemke". We suspect that Martha's mother's Maiden name was Lemke or Lempke.
So this photo is still kind of a mystery!


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