My Great-Great Uncle August L. Fromke

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.)



3 thoughts on “My Great-Great Uncle August L. Fromke”

  1. Hello, this is Ellen Jane Fromke (Stock), daughter of Oscar Frederick Fromke, of Revillo, South Dakota. We left Revillo in 1939 and moved to Brookings, SD unilt 1943. My mother Hulda (Lind) Fromke and her sister Olga (Lind) Fromke married brothers, Oscar F. Fromke and Fred Agusta Fromke. Fred and Olga had one daughter, Linda Ann Fromke and now her last name is Hathaway. Oscar and Hulda had 4 children. DeVern Fromke, Alice Fromke (Deceased), Ellen and Vincent. Linda lives near Washington, DC. Vincent lives in Tennessee and I am currently in Florida, but will be relocating to San Diego with my daughter in the next few months. It was great finding long lost cousins. If I can help you with other information, I would be happy to. Sincerely, Ellen

  2. I am Linda Fromke Hunt daughter of Olga and Fred Fromke. I have been writing stories about my ancestors so delighted to find these posts. I have one son, Dr. Kevin Middleton Hunt now practicing medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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