I don't know if you are a member of ancestry.com. I found an obit for Joseph Branger. I am not related. Note there are some spelling errors in the article
Article appeared April 8, 1915 in the Milwaukee Tribune
Mr. Joseph Branger
was born in one of the provinces of the
Rhine district, Germany, Feb. 22, 1829.
and died in this city, after a protracted
and painful illness, on April 4 1915,
being therefore 86 years, 1month and
12 days old at the time of his passing.
At an early age he came to Wisconsin
and engaged in farming, in Iowa County
and later removed to this city, which
continued to be his home to the end of
his life. In 1861 he was united in
marriage to Miss Fredda Fitzmeyer, who
was taken to the other life Jauuary 24,
Eight childrin were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Branger, of whom six survive
namely: Mrs. W. W. Huxtable of
Mason City, Iowa; Mrs. Clara Williams,
of Savanna Ill.; Mrs. Frank Malloy, of
Mason City, Iowa; Mrs. George
Prideaux and Frederick Branger of Mineral
Point and Joseph Branger of Milwaukee.
The diseased was well known in this this
city as a man who was genial and most
companionable. His integrity was
never questioned. He was the very
personification of honesty and was the
outspoken enemy of all shams.
Tbe funeral occurred on Tuesday
afternoon and was conducted by Rev.
W. J. C. Bond. The attendance of
neighbors and friends was large.