There were family death notices published in the local German papers for a Charles Dose and I've indexed them in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
These notices are paid for and published by, or for, the family. They are concerned with announcing the event of the family death, usually include the deceased's age, outline plans for funeral arrangements, and refer to immediate family. They are not obituaries.
Indexing of these papers started in 2007 and continues today. For more information contact compiler/editor of this independent project: