Joseph Frank Brown, died 2 Sept. 1928
Joseph Brown, aged 74 years and a life-long resident of Stephenson County, passed away suddenly at his home, 1027 South Oak Avenue, early Sunday morning. Although Mr. Brown been in failing health for several months his death was un- expected. He suffered a stroke about 6 o'clock Saturday evening and death came about 3 o'clock Sunday Morning. The funeral will be conducted from the late home at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, with services at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rev. Urban Halb- meir will celebrate the funeral mass. and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.E.A. Blust will have charge of the Funeral arrangements and the fol- lowing will act as pallbearers; Jacob Pfeil, Allie Meyers, Fred Bangasser, John Lamm, William Seiferman, John Guentherman.Mr. Brown was born on March 30, 1854 at New Dublin, near Pearl City, being a son of Frank and Catherine Brown, early settlers in the com- munity.He was united in marriage to Josephine Faist on November 23, 1880. They moved to a farm in Silver Creek township, where they resided for many years. Mr. Brown was always known as a very hospitable entertainer to hosts of people in the vicinity.In 1910 the family moved to Free- port. The following year his wife passed away. In 1913 he was married to Miss Alice Keene of Buffalo, N. Y. who survives. The following children are also left to mourn his passing: William, Edward, Albert, Mrs. Warren Scovill, all of Freeport; Mrs. Romeo Stinson, Pecatonica; Mrs. Harland DeMong, Garvin, Minn., Mrs. Chas. Lamb, Rockford. One brother and two sisters also survive they being Frank Brown, Peckham, Oklahoma; Mrs. Kate Weishar and Mrs. Julia Mideke, Leroy. There are twenty-two grandchildren.
Appears to be from Freeport Journal-Standard, Sept. 1928. Submitted by: Sam Brown on 21 Apr 1999