Joachim Lemke, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Katharina, and son Adam (age 2-weeks) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 46 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Orlovskaya in 1768.
In 1797, Gottfried Lemke moved from Orlovskaya to Paulskaya.
The 1767 census records that Joachim Lemke came from the German region of Rostock.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Pl12, Mv2193.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 170.