Did your Charles Dahms die in Milwaukee in 1916? If so, his family placed his death notices in Milwaukee's German language newspapers. These are among the 60 or so Dahms entries found in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950). Some related surnames are Schwichtenberg Heidenreich Kerlin Frank Schwanke Beck Dahlke.
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Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007 to honor ALL of Milwaukee's historic German-American families. firstname.lastname@example.org
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