Obit: Francen, Nels (1854 - 1951)

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----Sources: Marathon Co. Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Oct 1951

Francen, Nels (20 May 1854 - 22 Oct. 1951)

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Lulloff Funeral Home at Colby, Wis. with the Rev. F. Smith officiating, for Nels Francen, 97, who died Monday morning at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Francen. Burial will be made in the Colby cemetery.

Death resulted from a skull fracture suffered in a fall down stairs at his home Friday morning.

Mr. Francen was born May 20, 1854, in Sweden. He came to America in 1890, settling in Minneapolis. In 1900 they moved to a farm in the Town of Unity. Mrs. Francen died February 25, 1925. For the past six years he lived at the home of his son.

Besides his son, he is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Darnell, Minneapolis.

1900 Federal Census, ED 16 Beaver & Unit towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page: 15, sheet letter: B, family # 275

P Nils Francen, white, married, male
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place:
birth date:
birthplace: Sweden
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Sweden
mother's birthplace: Sweden
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 17
estimated marriage year: 1883

Household Members
head P Nils Francen M 46 (May 1854 Sweden)
wife Mary E Francen F 49 (Aug 1851 Sweden); mother of 1 child, 1 living; both parents b. Sweden
son Herman W Francen M 7 (Apr 1893 Minnesota)

1940 Federal Census, Unity Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, enumeration district number: 10-38, family number: 5, sheet number and letter: 1A, line # 21

Nels Franzen, white, widowed male
residence in 1935: Same House

Household Members
head Herman Franzen M 46 Minnesota
wife Elsie Franzen F 46 Minnesota
father Nels Franzen M 85 Sweden



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