#MeetMyImmigrants: Carolina Lemke

Carolina Lemke, my 4x-great-grandmother, was born in Germany, likely Weitenhagen, Prussia. Various records place her birthdate at July 1817 or July 1827. She married Christian Sobke in the 1850s, and had at least five children - Carl, Hermann, Franz, Ernestine, and Gustav. All five immigrated to the US. Carolina immigrated herself with her sons, Hermann and Gustav, on the S. S. Aller, which departed from Bremen. They arrived at New York City 12 May 1888. She lived on Grand Street in Hoboken with her daughter, Ernestine, and Ernestine's family.

Carolina died from bronchitis in Hoboken 3 August 1905. She was buried in Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, which I have visited. She was buried alone, and no stone exists for her, but the photo is of the area in which she was buried.

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Photo credits: New Jersey State Archives (death record)