Proft Genealogy

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Franz (Frank Sr.) PROFT Family Picture Chart Page  

Frank Joseph Proft

March 14, 1897 - August 22, 1975

Walter Leo Proft 10/11/1903 - 12/9/1964 Bertha (Harter) Proft 10/22/1863 - 10/5/1929 Joseph Frank Proft 5/12/1862 - 10/6/1942 Mildred Proft 5/24/1905 - 5/10/1992 Herbert Anthony Proft 12/7/1901 - 10/20/1966 Frank Proft Born 3/14/1897 - 8/22/1975 Josephine Proft 1/11/1893 - 11/6/1921 Adolph Proft 3/13/1890 - 7/25/1961 Katherine Clair Proft 1/5/1895 - 11/30/1965 Wenzel Winnie Proft 10/24/1887 - 5/12/1975 Lawrence Proft 1/21/1900 - 2/14/1973

Proft Map

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Joseph,   Bertha,   Wenzel,   Adolph,   Josephine,   Clara,   Frank,   Lawrence,   Herbert,   Walter,   Mildred  

Joseph Frank Proft - Family Page

Frank Proft lived for 78 years, 5 months, 8 days or a total of 28,649 days

Born: Sunday - March 14, 1897 in Merrill, WI

Lincoln County Birth Record Vol 2 - #0707 or hand written No. 170 indicates a child's name corrected from "Profft" to Frank Joseph Proft, white male born to Joseph Profft (corrected to Joseph Proft) and Bertha Harter 1:10 P.M. Mch 14, 1897, Others in household were listed as "Three". Place born listed Merrill Lincoln Co Wis. Other information; a correction rubber stamp indicating corrections in red ink were made to the names July 13, 1949.

Frank (Francisis) F.  was baptized Sunday,  March 28, 1897 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill, WI as recorded in Baptismal Register Index 1896-1906, Page 32. 

Frank was most likely named after his Grandfather Frank Joseph Proft

Frank was born exactly one week after the William McKinley, the United States 25th President took office.

Residence during 1900 Census

1932 Milwaukee City Directory Page 1283

Mapquest - 4660A Medford Ave., Milwaukee, WI

1940 Sixteenth US Census Frank Excerpt

Frank and his family, along with brother Lawrence are residing  at  3815 North 38th Street,  Milwaukee, WI

1941 Milwaukee City Directory Excerpt Page 928

Frank's father Joseph is living with them at 3815 North 38th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Married: Agnes GRUND


Agnes                                     Frank

Corporal Frank Joseph PROFT, U.S.M.C.

 Frank Proft enlisted in the United States Marines October 25, 1918, 38 jd fr DH Milwaukee, WI.  He was assigned to Company "U" Marine Barracks, Paris Island, South Carolina..  In December 1918 he completed his basic training and was granted a furlough December 20-28, 1918.  In January 1919 returned to Paris Island from Furlough In February 1919 he was assigned to Philadelphia, PA.  May 1919 he was assigned Company "C" Military Police Detachment. MB NYD.   Apr 1919 RANK: Private Station: Co ''C'' Separate Detachment Military Police, Mb, Nyd, Phila,Pa Apr 20-30,1919 on detachment MB, Quantico, VA for participation in Eastern Division Rifle Competition May 1-9, 1919 on detachment MB, Quantico, VA for participation in Eastern Division Rifle Competition. Requalified ER certificates. May 25, 1919 Company "C" Military Police Detachment. MB NYD. In July 1919 he was transferred to Co "D" Provisional Battalion. touring the battlefields of France.  August 1919 Private PROFT was stationed with Co''D''15th,Separate Battalion USMC Camp ''Pontanezen'',Brest,France October 23, 1919 Promoted to Cpl, Rank as #1,fr.10,2319 November 1919 Co "D" 15th Separate Battalion USS Henderson, Breast, France.

Frank was Superintendent of the Falk Corp. Gear Cutting Dept., Milwaukee, WI.  His son Richard also worked at the Falk Corp. for 34 years.  I believe Frank appears in some of the Falk group employee photos in the Copyrighted Wisconsin Historical Society Falk Collection.

Draft Registration records (below), while 21 years old, resided at 230 14th Milwaukee, WI, employed as a machinist at the Falk Corp.

I believe Frank is standing in the center of this Falk Employee Group Picture

Worked at Falk Corp (Now Rexnord) Milwaukee for 45 Years.  His son Richard (Dick) also worked there for 34 years.

Milwaukee Journal August 24, 1975

Last Address: 10229 West Melvina St.

Date of Burial: 8/26/1975.  Marital Status: Widowed.Funeral Home: Becker Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery Location: 

Block: 12 Section: Row: Lot: 148-s Grave: 21


Milwaukee Journal June 19, 1971

Last Address: 10229 West Melvina St.

Date of Burial: 6/21/1971. Marital Status: Married.Funeral Home: Becker.Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery.

Block: 12 Section: Row: Lot: 148-s Grave: 11






Location: GPS N43:04.641 W087:59.744

Mapquest Grave Location Map


 Richard Frank PROFT April 1, 1929 - November 1, 2002

Ginny and Dick wedding Picture, married over 51 years

1959 Milwaukee City Directory -  Page 1103 Excerpt 3942 N. 71th St.

This link may be a picture of Richard working at Falk

Date of Death: 11/2/2002 Date of Burial: 11/5/2002

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel November 5, 2002 Section 4B

Age at Death: 73 Marital Status: Married Last Address: 1132 Pilgrim Pkwy, Elm Grove, WI Funeral Home: Schmidt & Bartelt.

Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery

Location: GPS N43:04.775 W087:59.959

Mapquest Grave Location Map

Block: 14 Section:Row: Lot: 416-w Grave: 1

(Grandchildren: Richard's children) Jeffrey July 19, 1952 - November 19, 1968

Jeffrey R. Proft Born:1952 Date of Death: 11/19/1968 Date of Burial: 11/22/1968

Milwaukee Journal November 20, 1968 Part 3, Col 4

Age at Death: 16 Marital Status: Single Last Address: 3283 North Knoll Terrace, Milwaukee, WI Funeral Home: Feerick Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery Location: Block: 14 Section: Row: Lot: 416-w Grave: 3 (Grandchildren: Richard's children continued) Peggy Jo b.1956, Tracey Ann b. 1963