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Oconto County


town of Brazeau
Timme is a place frequently referred to in obituaries, birth,  death, and marriage certificates and heritage news articles, yet it is not on maps. This locally named area settlement is found in town of Brazeau. Roads included in Timme c:1900 were Kelly Lake Road, Colman Road, Round Road, Range Line Road, Lilly Lake Road, and Sandberg Road.

Believed to be named for the Timme family, who lived in Oconto, Shawano and Brown

Counties, the community had it's own Post Office and often celebrated events together with music, food and dancing. Many local residents were employed in the sawmill owned by the John Lembcke family and others were local farmers who supplied the boarding houses and stores with produce and dairy products.

Family surnames from the area included Brazeau, Borden, Coveau, Tank, Lessor, McGee, Shaumberg, Lembcke, DeRush, Giquere, Robinson, Steward, Zachow, LeClair, Bremmer, Meno. Rost and Denise.

This photograph taken in October 23,  1902 pictures from left to right standing, sons Harry (age 14) and Henry (age 22) Lembcke behind their seated father John Lembcke (age 45). It was a gift to John's daughter Emma. John owned and operated the sawmill in Timme, Oconto County, while his wife Lena ran a large boarding house for the workmen.  The Lembcke family originally immigrated in the 1840's from the country of 
Mecklenberg-Schwerin, now in Germany. To read more about the family please click on : 
Lembcke Family Page

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