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Individual Record for: Minnie Franzen (female)

Minnie Franzen         

Spouse Children
Georg "George" Friedrich Hellbusch
  (Family Record)
(Knabe) Hellbusch

Event Date Details
Birth 12 JUL 1878 Place: Ostfriesland
Death 19 JUL 1899 Place: Platte Center, Nebraska

Attribute Details
Religion LU
Gravestone of Minnie Franzen
Gravestone of Minnie and George son that died

Little is known about the FRANZEN line. Lümke Heyen Franzen was born to Heye Franzen on May 28, 1848 in Jübberde, Ostfriesland, Germany. Names of his mother and any siblings are not known. The church book for Remels (where the family attended church) is awaiting publication. Those records should provide much information on Lümke's family, and I have requested to purchase the set of books when they are available.

Lümke married Seidemina Ubben (Brunken), the daughter of Ubbe Brunken and Zeide (Müller) Ubben from Klein-Sander, on May 8, 1874 in Remels.

Lümke and Zeide were of the Lutheran faith. Three children were born to them in Jübberde:

Heye Lümken, born February 19, 1876
Zeidemina (Minnie), born December 19, 1877
Ubbo (Otto) Lümken, born November 1, 1879
In 1881 the Franzen family left their home from Bremen on the ship Hohenstaufen and arrived in New York on June 22, 1881.

They settled in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, and there, on December 9, 1881, their son, Franz Lümken Franzen, was born.

Tragedy struck two years later on December 19, 1883, when Lümke died. According to the Montgomery County, Illinois death register, his death was caused by dropsy which he had had for one and a half years, complicated by convulsions. Although we believe he is buried at St. Paul's Cemetery, northwest of Nokomis, neither a headstone nor church records confirm that belief. The death register simply states that he was buried at the "German Lutheran Cem."

According to the Free Press-Gazette of Friday, December 28, 1883: "Died, on Wednesday of last week, Luemke Franzen, a German farmer residing west of Nokomis."

On October 2, 1885, Zeide married Henry VanHeuflen, and approximately two to four years later, the family moved to Platte County, Nebraska.

Heye (Heie) Franzen married Bertha Schlueter on April 14, 1901, at Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh, Nebraska. Their children were: Irene Wilhelmina (m. Carl Hoveling); Minnie Katrina; Edward Henry (m. Leona Mae Linn); Herbert Ludwig (m. Ella Louise Harms); Albert John (m. Hildegard Anna Wurdeman); Esther Adele (m. Ernest Marty); and Elsie Lorinda (m. Norman Meyer). Heie died at a nursing home in Columbus on April 14, 1958.

Leona Mae Linn, born January 22, 1911, was the daughter of Francis Oliver Linn and Inez Zoe Albert. Known siblings are: John, Edward, Millie and Clarence (Pat). It is believed that Inez remarried some time after the death of Francis in 1917, as her headstone reads: Inez Z Powers (1881-1955).

Mina (Minnie) Franzen married George Frederich Hellbusch on February 22, 1898 in Platte County, Nebraska. She died July 19, 1899 following the birth of an infant on March 8, 1899. The infant was either stillborn or died later that day.

Ubbo (Otto) Franzen married Lena Daniels on April 25, 1905. To this union five children were born: two sons, Arthur Louis (m. Elsie Ann Becher) and Melvin Norris (m. Eunice Irene Hunteman); and three daughters, Elaine Helen (m. Clarence Hellbusch); Leona Ruth (m. Edgar Becher); and Lydia Loraine (m. R. W. Korte).

Franz (Frank) Franzen married Adelaid Marie Korfhage on February 24, 1920. They were the parents of two sons: Harold L., who married Evelyn Baker, and Lavern, who married Mary Ann Langevin.

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