The surname Bahlke was first found in Stitten in Mecklenburg, where the family played an important role in the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carl Belke, who arrived in Baltimore in 1855; Christine Belke, who arrived in Wisconsin; Lucas Belke, who came to America in 1880; Christian Balcke, who settled in Montreal in 1776.
William A. Bahlke (b. 1861), American Democrat politician, Postmaster; Banker; Village President of Alma, Michigan, 1901-02; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1904; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 19th District, 1906
Mary Carpenter Bahlke, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1919