Reminding me of my great uncle, Emil Fromke, lost to history, sadly.

What became of him, Emil, isn’t known. He appears to have died young, sometime between April of 1887 and the time of the census in 1900.

The family lived in Pomerania, a region in Europe on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea. He was born there, coming with his parents, my great grandparents, to America in 1887.

The name is Latin meaning industrious and Teutonic for energetic, which is fascinating to me, being that there’s a castle of the order in the town where his parents married, Butow.

I’m hoping one of these days to disover more about him and where he is buried.



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