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Frank (Gren) Grant

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Frank F. Grant formerly Gren
Born 1900s.
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Father of [private son (1930s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)], and
Died 1970s.
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Categories: 20th Century American Immigration | Bayfield County, Wisconsin | Cook County, Illinois.


Frank Grant was the son of Adam Gren and Mary Valek. His name at birth was Frans Gren, the name used on the naturalization papers from the US District Court in Chicago, Illinois which lists his birth on April 7, 1904 in Czechoslovakia.[1] However the Passenger list from the Chemnitz which arrived in Baltimore, Maryland with Frans, his mother and 3 siblings, listed their last residence as Rychwald, Austria, Silesia. They arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on May 31, 1907.[2] More details can be found at Family of Adam Gren Come to USA.[3]

The early adult years for Frank are a bit of a mystery. No definite Census records for 1930 could be located. In 1920 he was 16 living with his parents as Frank Gren. In 1938 he was living in Colorado where he married using the name "Frank Grant". According to family stories he lived in Chicago after he left home. At some point Frank moved to Colorado and worked a gold mine. While in Colorado he met Jean Bittner who he married June 29, 1938 in Boulder.[4] In 1940, Frank, his wife and infant son, Roger, were living on Eugenie St in Chicago.[5]

On August 5, 1943 Franz Gren was naturalized by the US District Court in Chicago, Illinois. His name was changed to Frank Grant,[1] a name that he had been using since either 1934 or 1935.[5]

Frank Grant passed away on October 18, 1971 in Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois. His last residence was on Michigan Avenue. His burial was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Frank Gren Or Grant, 1943; citing Chicago, Illinois, NARA microfilm publication M1285 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 71; FHL microfilm 1,432,071. U.S. Naturalization Record image
  2. "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2015), Marie Gryn, 1907; citing Immigration, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL film 833,030.
  3. Pat Credit's Free Space page, Family of Adam Gren Come to USA, which includes the trip to USA and their lives until naturlization
  4. "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Frank E Grant and Jean Bittner, 29 Jun 1938, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States; citing no. 13648, State Archives, Denver; FHL microfilm 1,690,082. image of Marriage Record Report
  5. 5.0 5.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 September 2016), Frank F Grant, Ward 43, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-2736, sheet 5A, family 105, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1007.
  6. "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch ( : 17 May 2016), Frank Grant, 18 Oct 1971; citing Arlington Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm.

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