Frommes, etc. . .

We left Petersburg Friday, May 18, at 9 a.m. After stopping at Denny’s and Walgreens in Springfield, it was 11:13 a.m. when we hit the road.

We traveled south on Route 4 for 21 miles, and turned right onto 3250N Rd/Finney Rd, about two miles south of Virden. We found Fromme Road on the left after driving about 3.5 miles down Finney Road. John and Ellen Fromme, along with their children, moved to a farm on 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

site of the current post office. We continued east on Madison Street, then turned left onto South 2nd Street. We turned right onto West Center Street, which is the same County Road 12 from which we entered Girard. After about a half mile, we turned left onto North Wilson Street. We soon found a large vacant lot at 308 North Wilson. Ellen, Rose, and Aloysius Fromme resided in a home at this address when they died. I do not know who owns it now, but it is a nice flat lot with mature trees on the east edge of town and would make a beautiful home site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fromme Road between 1900 and 1910. That is where John Fromme, Sr. resided when he died in 1931. We turned left (south) onto Fromme Road. It only runs about three-tenths of a mile. We turned left at the corner of Fromme and Stewart, and continued on that road as it turned into Jones Road. When we reached County Road 12/Emmerson Airline Road, we turned left again and followed that road into Girard, about 3.3 miles. We turned right onto South 3rd Street, then left onto West Madison Street. We were looking for 210 West Madison, which is where Agnes Fromme, daughter of John and Ellen Fromme, resided when she died in 1962. I think it is the

We travelled south on Wilson Street and turned left on County Road 12/Old Country Road. We took the first right toward S St Rd/Farmersville Rd then turned left onto S St Rd/Farmersville Rd. After about 2.5 miles, we were on County Road 3050 N/Mine Ave., then we were on Main Street entering Farmersville. On the south side of the street, I saw St. Martin Cemetery. I knew John Fromme, Jr., and his wife Ellen were buried there, so we turned onto the lane that runs along the east side of the cemetery and drove to the south end. It only took a moment to find their headstone.

We went back to Main Street and turned right out of the cemetery. We went east on Main Street for about a mile, then turned left to merge onto I-55 South.