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Frank and Elizabeth Corrigan Fromme January 21, 1914 and ????

Francis Bernard Fromme was born near New Berlin, Illinois, September 18, 1889, the son of William H. and Elizabeth Freitag Fromme


He married Elizabeth (Bessie) Corrigan on January 21, 1914.  They lived and worked on Frank’s father’s farm in Loami Township south of New Berlin.  Frank and Bessie had four children: Loretta Elizabeth, Frances Leo, Bernard Joseph, and Mary Catherine.


Elizabeth died in 1925.  The 1930 census shows Frank, along with his four children, living with William and Elizabeth in New Berlin.  Frank continued to work as a farmer on William’s farm.


On September 1, 1932, Frank married the Mabel Rillings Rouland, widow of John A. Rouland.  Mabel had a daughter Alice, who was born about 1920.  Mabel died January 6, 1971, and is buried in Waverly, Illinois.


Frank died January 9, 1989.  He and Elizabeth are buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery near New Berlin, Illinois.


Francis Bernard and Elizabeth Corrigan Fromme

Frank Fromme at the 1904 Illinois State FairFrank and Elizabeth Corrigan Fromme January 21, 1914Text Box: At the 1904 Illinois State Fair
Frank Fromme with Bernard, Loretta, Mary and Francis in 1930Frank Fromme with Mabel July 11, 1933Bernard and Frank Fromme at Mary Fromme's house in 1987Frank Fromme

Francis Bernard and

Elizabeth Corrigan Fromme

January 21, 1914

Bernard, Loretta, Mary, Frank, Francis Fromme 1930

Frank B. and Mabel Fromme 1933

Frank B. and Mabel Fromme

Bernard and Frank B. Fromme

Frank Bernard Fromme

Elizabeth “Bessie” Corrigan

Her First Communion

Clockwise from top: Frank, Francis, Loretta, Bernard, and Bessie Fromme 1918

Bessie, Loretta, Francis and Bernard

George Corrigan, Frank and Bessie Corrigan Fromme, Lizzie Fromme

Final Resting Place of Frank and Bessie Fromme

St. Mary’s Cemetery

New Berlin, Illinois



1900 Census of Loami Township

1910 Census of Loami Township

Wedding Invitation

Bridal Showers for Bessie

Their Marriage Certificate

1914 Map of Loami Township

Frank’s WWI Draft Card

1917 Farmers’ Review Farmer Directory

Bessie’s Last Letter to Frank

1930 Census of New Berlin Village

Frank’s 1942 Draft Card

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