Frome, Henry A. (History - 1866)


Janet Schwarze




 ----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

                 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Frome


HENRY A. FROME, who is engaged in dairy farming on a farm of eighty acres in Section 22, Colby Township, was born in Hancock, Mich., Nov. 11 1866, son of Theodore and Mary (Beckfield) Frome. Theodore Frome was born in Germany, Sept. 4, 1835, came to this country as a young man, was married to Mary Beckfield, who was born in Hanover, March 22, 1846, and in the early eighties came to Clark County, where he still resides. Henry A. Frome spent his youth with his parents, and in 1890, after-his marriage he purchased his present farm from his father-in-law. He is raising high grade Holstein cattle, milking seventeen cows, and his crops are oats, hay, barley, corn, potatoes and rye. In 1914 he built an eighty-ton silo.


He is president of the Colby branch of the American Society of Equity and has filled various local offices. He was elected township side supervisor in 1896, serving until elected chairman in 1902, and as such sitting on the county board from 1902 to 1907 and from 1909, to 1911. In 1904 he was elected treasurer of the Colby high school board, in which office he is still serving. He is a member of the German Lutheran Church.


Mr. Frome was married July 1, 1893, to Maria Greseke, daughter of William and Frederica (Hamm) Greseke. William Greseke was born in Pomerania Germany, Aug'. 6, 1834, was married in 1860 to Frederica Greseke, who was born June 23, 1885, and in 1870, they came to this country, Mrs. Greseke dying in Clark County, in 1909. Mr. Greseke makes his home with Mr. and Mrs. Frome. Mr. and Mrs. Frome are the parents of six children, who were born as follows: Edwin, April 8, 1895 , Meta, Sept.15, 1896 Wallace, May 12, 1899 Orvin, Feb. 9, 1900 Theodore, Jan. 28, 1904, and Henry, May 29, 1908. Mrs. Frorne has two sisters--Augusta, now Mrs. August Schueler, of Colby Township, and Minnie, wife of Albert Kleinfeld, of Oshkosh, Wis.



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