- Born: Oct 1875, Iowa
- Marriage: Andrew Gairns circa 1900 in Iowa
- Died: After 1930, Lyons, Cook Co., Illinois
The 1900 Federal Census for Rockford, Floyd Co., Iowa, District 94, page 200A/B, dated June 7, 1900 records Emma Zemke (Oct 1875 - Iowa) living with her parents Otto (Aug 1840 - Germany/Germany/Germany) and Augusta (Jan 1846 - Germany/Germany/Germany) and siblings Albert (Sept 1870 - IL), Otilla (July 1874 - Iowa), Olga (Aug 1877 - Iowa), Lydia (July 1881 - Iowa), Ewalt (April 1884 - Iowa), Elza (July 1886 - Iowa), and Julia (June 1888 - Iowa). Otto and Augusta have been married for 25 years and have had 7 children all of whom are still living. Otto is a Dry Goods Merchant. Otto immigrated in 1869 while Augusta in 1873.
Emma married Andrew Gairns, son of William Gairns and Catherine McCurrie, circa 1900 in Iowa. (Andrew Gairns was born circa 1873 in Illinois and died on 4 Nov 1944 in La Grange Village, Cook Co., Illinois.)