"My Greatgrandfather was Ernst Ottomar Friedrich. He was born in Germany (Altenburg) in 1842. Died in Milwaukee, WI 1896."
His family placed a death notice in one of the four daily German papers published in Milwaukee in 1896. It's important to consider all spelling variations of this surname: Friederich Friederick Fredrich Frederich etc.
Indexing started in 2007 and continues today.
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz / compiler/editor; Milwaukee Wis.