My great-great uncle August L. Fromke was born in August of 1873 in Germany. After immigrating to South Dakota in 1887, he married Anna L. Radtke, probably in 1898. She was born in April of 1875 in Wisconsin. In 1900, they were living in Grant County, South Dakota, near August’s brother, Albert August Fromke, my great grandfather. (Their parents were Carl Fromke and Caroline Radde.)
Their son had the same name as my grandfather, Oscar. He was known as Oscar F. Fromke while my grandfather was Oscar J. Fromke. Sadly my grandfather, Oscar Julius, died at the age of 76, before I had a chance to know him, while his cousin, Oscar Friedrich, died in 1995 at the ripe old age of 96.
August died in 1909 on October 26. I don’t know where he was buried. In 1910, Anna, listed on the census as a widow, and the kids were living in Twin Brooks, Grant County, South Dakota. Anna remarried in 1922. (She was 47 and married Herman Nehls, age 56, on May 4th in Ferney, Brown County, South Dakota.)
(I plan on taking a look at August’s death certificate to confirm all of this.)