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(8) FREDERICK CHARLES BROMER was born September 29, 1857, in Wheeling. Frederick, by looking at platt plans, took his share of the original Bromer property and sold it by developing the land for homes. The land platts at the court house show a number of different housing developments he drew up. Frederick lived at stop 10 East 29th street at the time of his death.

     Frederick only lived to the age of 69. He died January 4, 1927. Also an interesting fact was his nephew, Ellsworth Bromer, died with in two days of Frederick. Frederick married Mary Kettler on October 6/9, 1884. Mary was the daughter of Charles Kettler and Augusta Goetze, both from Germany. I obtained a copy of their marriage license from the Ohio County court house but most of the certificate was never filled out. The clerk at the court house told me they were not sure why it was not filled out. It was possible they never came back to pick it up or the pastor never returned it. On the following pages you will find a picture of Frederick's tombstone at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Also his death certificate and death notice. Plus the death notice of his wife Mary Kettler Bromer.


BROMER, FREDERICK - On Tuesday, January 4th, 1927 at 1 o'clock p.m. at his home, Stop 10 East 29th street. Frederick Charles Bromer, in the 69th year of his age. Services at the late home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


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Mrs. Mary Bromer, Ill A Year, Dies

Succumbed At Home of Son-In-Law, Edward Broemsen, of Mozart Road

     Mrs. Mary Kettler Bromer, ill for the past year, died at 2:40 O'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law Edward Bromsen of stop 11, Mozart road.
     Deceased was a native of Wheeling, having been born on July 30, 1859, a daughter of Charles and Augusta Kettler.
     She was united in marriage on October 9, 1883, by Rev. Meerivein of Zion Lutheran church, to Frederick Bromer, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Bromer was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward Broemsen, Mrs. Lloyd Wolfe, and Mrs. Wm. Veneman, a grandson Kirk Wolfe, two brothers, Charles and William Kettler; and two sisters Mrs. August Carl, and Mrs. William Smith, all of this city.
     Remains are at the Bruemmer and Braun funeral home, 2206 Chapline street, but funeral arrangements are incomplete. Rev. A. C. Grotke of Zion Lutheran Church will conduct the services and burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

     Frederick Charles and his wife Mary Kettler Bromer had three children. They were all daughters.

A. Effie Bromer b July 6/8, 1885; d March 26, 1968; (M) Edward L. Broemsen b 1880; d 1969.
B. Viola A. Bromer b Oct 1888; d Dec 13, 1973; (M) Howard Lloyd Wolfe.
C. Myrtle L. Bromer b Jan 29, 1892; d Jan 19, 1981; (M) Herbert Veneman b Nov 22, 1894; d July 7, 1975

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A. Effie Bromer was born July 8, 1885 in Wheeling. She lived to the age of 82. She lived at stop 11 East 29th st. and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Effie married Edward Lloyd Broemsen. Effie was a very close friend to Grover George Bromer. Effie and Edward had no children. Following is the Obituary of Effie.


BROEMSEN, MRS. EFFIE BROMER, 82, of Mozart Rd. Wheeling, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Place. She was born July 6, 1885, at Bethlehem, daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Kettler Bromer. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband Edward L.; one sister Mrs. Herbert R. Veneman of Elm Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Beiswenger Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob St. after 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services there at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. James A. Bartof officiating. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.


B. Viola A. Bromer was born in October 1888. Viola was married to Herbert Veneman. Not a lot has been found about Viola, except what her death notice shows. She died in the Peterson Hospital, which is an retirement place. She died December 13, 1973 at the age of 93. She did not have any children that I know of. Following is Viola's death notice.


WOLFE, MISS VIOLA A. 93, of 137 N. Seventeeth St., Warwood. - Died Thursday at Peterson Hospital. She was a member of the Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Fairmont, W.Va. and was a retired teacher. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Ethelyn) Lucas, with whom she resided. Friends received at Bodey Funeral Home, 2101 Warwood Ave.,Warwood, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Where services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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     There are some unanswered questions about Viola A. Bromer. And the items I found are confusing. First, I cannot connect Lloyd Wolfe with the relationship of George Wolfe of Bethlehem, but they are buried in the Wolfe family plot at Greenwood. Second, I was told Frederick and Mary Kettler Bromer did not have a daughter named Viola. But I have listed her here anyway. I was also given a picture by Carl (Mike) Schubert, who told me she was Viola Bromer, and lived with the Broemsen family. Below is this picture.


Viola A. Bromer


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C. Myrtle L. Bromer, was born January 29, 1891/2 and lived to the age of 88. She was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church and lived at 309 Kruger St. in Wheeling. She also lived at Mozart Rd., which was the East end of 29th. St., known to some as Star Route. Myrtle worked at the William H. Coluig, Millinery. Myrtle married Herbert R. Veneman, the son of Milton Veneman and Emma Henne. Herbert was a floorwalker for many years at Stone & Thomas Department store. He was also a piano player in a small orchestra. Herbert died on July 7, 1975 in the Peterson Hospital. Myrtle and Herbert had no known children. Herbert had one brother, Milton W. Veneman, of Warwood and one sister, Thelma Ryan, of Warren, Oh. The newspaper shows Myrtle as having a surviving nephew named Court/Kirk L. Wolfe of Pittsburgh. It is possible this was the son of Viola A. Bramer Wolfe and Howard Lloyd Wolfe ??. Following are the obituaries of Myrtle and Herbert.


VENEMAN, MYRTLE BROMER, 88, Former1y of 309 Kruger St., Elm Grove, died Monday in Wheeling Hospital. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Veneman in 1975. Surviving are a nephew, Court L. Wolfe of Pittsburgh Pa.; several cousins. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

VENEMAN, HERBERT R., 80, of 309 Kruger St. Elm Grove, died Monday in Peterson Hospital. He was a member of St Marks Lutheran Church, and a retired employee of Stone & Thomas. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Bromer Veneman, a brother Milton W. of Warwood; a sister Mrs. Thelma Ryan of Warren, Oh. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.