Frank was born March 29, 1885, in Philadelphia and moved
with his parents to St. Paul, then on to Roscoe, Minnesota.
On February 16, 1909, he married Frances Louise
Hartmann, daughter of
Leo Hartmann and
Anna Neutzling, in Paynesville,
Minnesota. Frances was born December 5, 1888, in Paynesville.
Their children are Genevieve,
Frank worked as a laboratory technician in the North
American Creamery in Paynesville, and continued there until shortly
before his death July 15, 1946. Frances died November 4, 1946. They
are buried together in the Paynesville cemetery.
Frank was a cheerful, friendly person who enjoyed passing
the time of day or exchanging a few words with anyone he chanced to
meet as he walked to and from work or church. His steps were brisk,
and often he whistled a little tune as he walked along. He had many
friends, and got along well with his fellow workers, even though he
may have differed from them in his political or religious beliefs.
He found enjoyment in the simpler things of life--a
hometown baseball game, an apple tree that he had grown from seed, an
evening of fishing, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Every spring
he would spade up the large garden plot, working at it each evening
until dark so that it would be finished before planting time. He took
pride in his home, his family, and his job.
He was a very patient person, accepting his pain and
suffering all through his final illness with no word of complaint, trying
not to be a burden on anyone.
Source: Eighteen Cousins, by Bert Jahn (1988)
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