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Baileyville, Ill. July 9, Jacob Fransen, 75, passed away at his home Wednesday evening. Death followed a year’s illness. He was born Jan. 5, 1861 in Germany and was married June 15, 1888 in Holland to Miss Grietje Frey. The couple came to America in 1910 and since 1922 had resided in Bailyville.
Surviving are his widow and children. Frank of Detroit, Mich., Henry, and Mrs. Marie Danekas of Byron, Ill., Harm and Jacob and Mrs. Grace Johnson of Shannon, Ill., Mrs. Marguerite Baumgartner, German Valley, and Mrs Jennie Crouse, Mt Carroll. One son preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home, and at 2 o’clock at the Reformed Church. Rev. J. H. Brandan officiating. Burial will be Crane's Grove Cemetery.

Source: Freeport Journal-Standard; Freeport, Illinois; 1936

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