The tragic, untimely end of my great grandfather’s younger brother, August Fromke

Someone sent August’s obituary to me via email, as printed in the Grant County Review on October 28, 1909.

August L Fromke, residing on the old Patt Rabbitt farm south of Twin Brooks, died suddenly at his home last night. He has been a great sufferer for six or seven years and was suddenly taken very ill yesterday and died a few hours later. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and four children, three boys and a girl, the youngest of which is three years of age and the older ten. Mrs. Fromke is a daughter of Fred Radtke of Grant Center Twp. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of their friends and neighbors.

I am hoping to learn his cause of death.



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