Walter Vrooman, d. 1903 and buried in Addy Cemetery may or may not be the Walter Vrooman who appears in the 1900 census at Straight River Twp., Hubbard Co., Minn., who was married to Emma Rose Pettit of Blue Earth, Minn., and was the father of Frederick Vrooman. Emma was in Spokane in 1910 with second husband George H. Frazier. Son Fred Vrooman is with them in Spokane in 1920. Is there an obit for Walter Vrooman from around Nov. 9, 1903? Does anyone have access to say who purchased his grave in Addy?
Walter Watson Vrooman who was in Minnesota from at least 1889 was the son of Elias Vrooman and Vermicie Jane Woolery. Elias was murdered by the James Gang in Nebraska in August of 1869. Walter W. Vroman appears with his mother in the 1870 census at Fairbury, Nebraska. His mother Jennie is buried in Westmond Cemetery, Idaho, with Michael Hornsby.
The Walter Vrooman in Addy Cemetery may not be the one sought, but has the appearance of being worth a try. Walter's mother, in her pension application, maintains that he was kidnapped. His journey to his mother's people in Minnesota was probably of an epic nature. The record at Find-a-Grave places his birth about 2 years off, but that may not be significant. It would be satisfying to see how and where his story ended.
Thanks for any effort.