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Johannes Franks (1843 - 1923)

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Johannes (John) Franks
Born in Lekasa, Skaraborg, Swedenmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1877 in Swedenmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Minneapolis, Minnesotamap
Profile last modified 11 Mar 2018 | Created 8 Apr 2017
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Johannes, was born in Lekåsa parish 28 May 1843 to Eric Persson and Johanna Jonsdotter. His parents had married a few months earlier, but still served at two different farms.[1] In this situation Johannes' father enrolled as a soldier. He was assigned the soldier's name Erik Frank and the family settled in a soldier's croft in Bitterna parish.[2]

Johannes grew up with his parents in Bitterna. In 1868 he left for America.[3]


  1. Lekåsa kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/GLA/13323/C/5 (1832-1869), bildid: C0051405_00033 Riksarkivet SVAR
  2. Bitterna kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder, SE/GLA/13027/A I/6 (1838-1852), bildid: C0053478_00035 Riksarkivet SVAR
  3. Bitterna kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder, SE/GLA/13027/A I/12 (1865-1873), bildid: C0053484_00078 Riksarkivet SVAR
  • Lillian Bull, daughter of Amanda Victoria Franks.

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