I wasn’t sure I’d ever find more information than what had been collected before me.
I began asking questions and taking notes on the family history in 1989, my first year of high school.
But the only info my mother had on her father’s grandparents were their names, and one was misspelled.
My maternal grandmother had them recorded as Carl Fromke and Caroline Rabe. Later, I learned that Rabe was incorrect. Her maiden name was Radde.
And now I know when she was born and when she died.
Name: Caroline Fromke
Maiden Name: Radde
Death Age: 49
Event Type: Sterbefall (Death)
Birth Date: 22 Januar 1830
Death Date: 27 Jul 1879
Death Place: Borntuchen, Preußen (Germany)
Civil Registration Office: Borntuchen, Krs Bütow
Father: Michael Radde
Mother: Eva Radde
Certificate Number: 22