Rev. John Lemke

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John A. Lemke, the son of one of the founders of Detroit's first Polish Roman Catholic parish, was born in Detroit in 1866. In 1884 he entered St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Ordained March 10, 1889, he became the first native-born Detroiter of Polish descent to be ordained into the Catholic priesthood in the Diocese of Detroit. The ceremony was held at St. Albertus. Reverend Lemke died in 1890 at the age of twenty-four. He is buried at Mount Elliot Cemetery, Detroit.

Registered Site L0800
Erected 1981

Location: St. Albertus Church
Detroit, Wayne County

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