Posted By:Laura Hahn
Subject:Martin Linke in Illinois
Post Date:December 23, 2000 at 10:48:49
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I am researching my father's family but have very little info. All I know is that Martin Linke was born Oct 11, ? in Germany. He married a Marie Fisher (born Feb 2, ?)but don't know when. When he immigrated to U.S., he was living and working as a blacksmith in a Polish neighborhood in Chicago and took the name of Linkowsky during WW1 because he was German. I understand that his son, Peter Paul Linke (born May 19, 1900), was born Linkowsky as was my father, who died in 1982. I obtained most of my info from my Mom and grandmother but they didn't know much either. Peter P. Linke Sr was married to Claire Mushaw (born Jan 28, 1906 in Eastlake, Michigan), and they had 5 children, Peter Paul Jr, Gerald James, Joan Claire, Nancy Marie & Barbara June. If anyone can fill me in on the family especially from my grandfather back, I'd sure appreciate it as haven't been able to get much otherwise. Laura