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Greg has given permission to share this portion of the Wickenberg Family Site .

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                                     Franz (Frank) Johan Wickenberg

Frans (Frank) Johan Wickenberg, b. Jun 2 1851, Drobbanas, Väckelsång, Kronoberg, m. (1) 1875, in Oconto Co. WI, Mary Caroline Palm, b. Jun 16 1849, Järvsö, Sweden, (daughter of Lars Palm and Catharina Sörlin) d. Dec 29 1906, Lena, Oconto Co. WI, buried: E vergreen Cemetery, m. (2) 1910, in Oconto Co. WI, Lydia Frombly. Frans died Jan 17 1940, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, buried:
Evergreen Cemetery.
Photo of Frank and Mary Palm Wickenberg


The Birth Records of Frans Johan Wickenberg, say he was born June 2, 1851, on the Farm Drobbanäs, in the Väckelsång Parish. Son of Gustaf Wickenberg and Johansdotter. His mother was 21 years old. The Witnesses were his uncle Carl Wickenberg and Carl's wif e Eva Johansdotter, from the Farm Söftesmåla. Drängen Peter Johan Johansson from Östra källehult from Tingsås, and the maid Johanna Magnidotter from Söftesmåla.

On Sep 9, 1870, Frans J Wickenberg left the Port of Göteborg, Sweden on the Ship "Rollo" on his way to Hull, England. Ticket Number 4:246:2689. The Agent was David Lyon. Frans was listed as age 19, from Tingsås. His destination was listed as Memphis (Prob ably not Memphis, TN. Maybe Memphis, MI.) He would have disembarked at Hull and taken a direct train to Liverpool (or possibly Glasgow) where he then would have boarded a transatlantic liner to America.

1880, Oconto, Wisconsin, Census:
Frank Wickenburg, 28, Carpenter. -
wife: Mary, 30, keeping house. -
child: Fred, age 9.
child: Gusten, age 5. 
child: Amanda, age 2.

1900 Census, Lena, Oconto Co. WI. ED147 Sheet19, Line19. -
Frank Wickenberg, born Dec 1850 Sweden, 49, m. 25y. Immigrated 1871. 
Mary, born Apr 1849 Sweden, 52, m. 25y, 4 children. Immigrated 1873
Gustave J., June 1875, WI,
Whilmina, June 1879, WI,
Henry F., b. May 1884, WI.

Obit - Oconto County Reporter (Oconto, WI.)
Thursday, June 18, 1940, page 1 ---

F. J. Wickenberg Dies Wednesday,
Stroke Proves Fatal to One of County's Oldest Pioneers Last Night

Frank J. Wickenberg,, 88, one of Oconto County's oldest pioneers, passed away at 6:30 Wednesday evening at his home on 518 McDonald St., after suffering a slight stroke Sunday morning. The body was taken to the MacQueen Funeral home and funeral services will be held from the home on McDonald St. at 1:30 Saturday afternoon and at 2:00 from the Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. Homer Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Wickenberg was born June 2, 1851 in Sweden and came to this country in 1873. He lived on a farm in the town of Lena until 22 years ago when he came to Oconto. He served as assessor to the town of Lena and was a county board member for many years. He had always been an active member of the Republican party and served as part precinct man for many years. In 1910 he was married to Lydia Frombly of Oconto, who survives him. He is also survived by one son, Gustaf, of Lena; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a number of stepchildren

Obit - Oconto County Reporter (Oconto, WI)
Thursday, Jan 3, 1907, p.1.

Mrs. Frank Wickenberg Dies -
At Her Home In The Town Of Lena Monday -

Mrs. Frank Wickenberg dies at her home in the town of Lena Monday after a lingering illness with consumption. Deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Caroline Palm, was born in Sweden in 1848 and came to Oconto in 1873. In 1876 she married Mr. Wickenberg and they lived here 12 years when they moved to the farm in the town of Lena where she died. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Fred and Gus and one daughter, Mrs. John Andenberg. The funeral was held from the Swedish church in this city Wednesday afternoon and her remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery.