A Visit to Rome II

This post is a follow up to my post A Visit to Rome.

I was looking for something in my genealogy files last week and ran across some of the items from my trip to Rome, Wisconsin. Tonight I decided to share one of the items with you.

tombstone order, sullivan, wisconsin, rome wisconsin, Orsamus BramanThis is the order for my 4th Great Grandfather’s tombstone. Orsamus Braman died October 5, 1873 at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 24 days.

A picture of the tombstone is at the end of the post.

Sullivan, Rome, Wisconsin, Braman, OrsamusThe tombstone order was taken in Sullivan, Wisconsin and the address for his widow Nancy was given as Rome, Wisconsin.

In the picture above you can see Sullivan in the upper right corner and Rome in the lower left.

Braman, Orsamus, Rome, Wisconsin, Froelich RoadOrsamus and Nancy lived on Froelich Road, just to the west of Pioneer drive. Their property was on the north edge of the Rome Pond.

Old Barn, Rome Wisconsin, Orsamus Braman, Family HistoryHere is a picture of the small barn that Orsamus built. It was still being used more than 150 years later.

Rome, Sullivan, Milwaukee, MadisonI thought that this map would show up a little better, but it does give a good idea of where Rome and Sullivan are. They are in the middle of the map just abouve the word ‘little’ in the sentence above.

You can see Madison on the left and Milwaukee on the right, and they are about halfway between.

Orsamus Braman, Tombstone, Cemetery, Rome Wisconsin, GenealogyThe tombstone cost $42 and was to be delivered in the spring.

I visited the cemetery where Orsamus was buried, but unfortunately the tombstone was no longer in the original position, was heavily damaged and was in poor condition.

At least I have a good description and know the exact wording that was on the stone.

You can learn more about Orsamus by clicking on the following links:

Ancestor Description

Ancestral Postmasters

If you are a descendant of Orsamus Braman please comment below as I would like to know more about his other descendants.


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