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Fredrik Franson

Born: Jun 17, 1852

Death: Aug 2, 1908

Birthplace: Pershyttan

Nationality: United States

Fredrik Franson

Date of Birth : Jun 17, 1852
Date of Death : Aug 2, 1908
Birth Place : Pershyttan

Fredrik Franson, founder of The Evangelical Alliance Mission, of Chicago, Illinois, was born in Pershyttan, Vastmanland, Sweden. In 1869 he came to America to join two brothers, Frans and Eric. He was accompanied by his parents, a brother August, and a half-sister Anna. They settled in Saunders County, Nebraska, where the family established a home, later known as the Roland Nelson farm, three miles north of Mead. In 1875 he united with a little Baptist Church near his home in Estina, Nebraska, and was baptised. He preached his first sermon in that school house where the Baptist Church held its services. The building still stands on a farm property and a marker placed on the spot where the church stood.

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