Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Lemm was born in
Potsdam in the province of Brandenberg, on 20th October 1791.
His parents were Johann
Friedrich Wilhelm Lemm (a "gartner" = small mixed farmer)
and Christiane Fräland.
He was baptized on 30 October 1791 at St. Nikolai church in
Potsdam. Little is known of his family or his early
life. He is said to have served in Blucher's army at the
battle of Waterloo and to have won an Iron Cross[1, 3]. On 23rd April 1821
he married Sophie Amalie Hoff at St. Nikolai church in Potsdam.
On his marriage record his occupation is given as
"zimmergesell" = journeyman carpenter.
Sophie Amalie Hoff was born in Potsdam
May on 12th 1798 was the daughter of Johann Christian Hoff and Dorothee Friderike Ziegelmeier.
was also a "gartner". Sophie Amalie was baptized at St.
Nikolai church in Potsdam on 20th May 1798.
Wilhelm and Amalie had eight children: Henriette Sophie Amalie (1822-),
Heinrich August Wilhelm
(1823-1858), Karoline Sophie Amalie
(1826-1901), Karl August
(1828-1872), Maria Pauline Amalie
(1830-1903), Heinrich Gustav
(1833-1875), Karl Friedrich
(1836-1840) and Adolph Robert.
In 1848 Wilhelm and Amalie and five of their children
(Heinrich August Wilhelm, Karoline Sophie Amalie (Lehmann), Karl
August, Maria Pauline Amalie and Heinrich Gustav) migrated to South
Australia on board the Leontine.
In South Australia, the Lemm family settled at
Hoffnungsthal. Wilhelm was naturalized
on November 24, 1852 when his occupation is given as farmer.
In 1853, Wilhelm and Amalie, most of their family now
dispersed, moved to New Mecklenburg, near Tanunda, SA to take up
residence with their daughter Karoline Sophie
Amalie and son-in-law Johann Gottlieb Lehmann and their family.
Wilhelm died, aged 79, on 18th September
1871. Sophie died on aged 82 on 24th April
1881. Both are buried at Schönborn cemetery (Gomersal).
Extracts from baptismal register for Christian Friedrich
Wilhelm Lemm and Sophie Amalie Hoff
Images from Schoenborn Lutheran Cemetery, Schmaal
Rd, Gomersal. Photos taken November 2008.
 The Ahrens Family compiled by Betty Mangelsdorf:
Munno Para, SA, 2003 (p 141)
 South Australians 1836-1885 editied by Jan
Thomas, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, Inc.: 1990
(vol 1, p 469)
 From Prussia to the Barossa. Johann Gottlieb Lehmann
17/10/1816 - 04/9/1895 by Wendy Mafoud: Gold Coast, Qld, 2017