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Frants Larssen Franzsen, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Frank"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Klovning, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway
Death: January 12, 1910 (55)
Knysna, South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa (Diabetes)
Place of Burial: Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Lars Frantsen and Malene Frantsen
Husband of Martha Catherina Franzsen, SM
Father of Catherina Leonora South; Lars Franzsen; Malene Beatrix Franzsen; Hilda Heroda Saayman/Olivier; Victor Peter Hildebrand Franzsen and 7 others
Brother of Johannes Franzsen, SV/PROG; Karen Serine Larsdatter Wentzel and Ingeborg Marie Schonken

Managed by: Gudmund Hetland
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About Frants Larssen Franzsen, SV/PROG

Frants Larssen followed his brother Johannes from Norway to Knysna via Algoa Bay in South Africa in about 1870 when he was sixteen years old . For some reason he chose to be called Frank and their surname became Franzsen. He and his brother Johannes started a business in Knysna which unfortunately went into liquidation. He later established his own business in the Millwood forest where he built a house for his family. He eventually met and married his brother's wife's sister, Martha Catherina Hildebrand on 5 March 1880 in Knysna.

They had twelve children. Three were killed in action during WW1 & 2. Two died during their youth, two never married and only five were married and had families.

A large number of his descendants were prominent South Africans. Frank Malan Franzsen was educator and later Professor at Unisa. Daniel Gerhardus Franzsen was a former Professor of Economics and vice president of the Reserve bank of south Africa as well as a member of the Government Economic Advisory Board for many years. He was responsible for the Franzsen Commission on the Government Monetary and Fiscal Policy. His son Rieel Franzsen has followed in his father's footsteps and is Professor of Economics at Unisa. Many of his descendants were Teachers, Doctors, nurses and other medical disciplines such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

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Frants Larssen Franzsen, SV/PROG's Timeline

March 22, 1854
Klovning, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway
April 16, 1854
Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway
December 29, 1880
Age 26
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
October 3, 1882
Age 28
Knysna, Western Cape, South-Africa
March 2, 1884
Age 29
South Africa
October 14, 1885
Age 31
Knysna, South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa
February 10, 1887
Age 32
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
May 12, 1888
Age 34
South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa
July 25, 1889
Age 35
Knysna, South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa