The death of Mrs. Josephine Brown, wife of Joseph Brown, occurred at the family residence, 137 Oak street at 11 o'clock this morning. Death is attributable to a complication of diseases, Mrs. Brown having been ill since last December. Mrs. Brown, whose maiden name was Josephine Faist, was born in Silver Creek township on Sept 5, 1860, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Faist, and with the exception of the past two years spent in Freeport, always resided in that township. She was united in marriage with Joseph Brown on November 23, 1880. Mr. Brown and eight children survive; Josephine, Rose, Albert, Matilda, Agnes and Anna, of Freeport. She is also survived by her father, two brothers and three sisters. The brothers are William and Joseph, of Silver Creek, and the sisters are Mrs. Frank Brown of Peckham, Okla.; Mrs. John Bangasser and Mrs. William Sauer, of Freeport. She was a member of St. Joseph's church, and the funeral will be held there on Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock, leaving the house at 9. Rev. Father Kalvelage will officiate, and interment will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. The following will act as pallbearers: Charles Franz, Matthew Zimmerman, Ernest Tappe, John Schadle, Charles Raders and Frank Lamm.
Freeport newspaper dated June 27, 1911 (This was my paternal G Grandmother) Sam Brown - Benbrook, TX. Submitted by: Sam Brown on 14 Apr 1999