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FRANCE obit help

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FRANCE obit help

Posted: 23 Feb 2011 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: France

I've been trying to determine if someone living in Price County is related to me. My cousins remember visiting a farm in Phillips as children, and say they were part of my great great grandmother's family. Her maiden name was Frenc, but they think it was Americanized to France or French. I know she had a brother named Joseph, and have found a Joseph France in Emery that may be him.

This is what I know:
Joseph France, born 1868-9 in Bohemia, immigrated around 1884 to Chicago (where the rest of my family stayed), married Katerina Sokoup in 1893. They had a few children in IL, then moved to WI where they settled in Price County and had the rest of their family.

Kate died Mar 7, 1963, but I don't have an exact date for Joseph's death. All I know is that they're both buried in Emery Cemetery and his death year is noted as 1940.

If anyone could at least get Kate's obit, that would be fantastic. But if you could somehow find Joseph's, I would be absolutely thrilled! I really want to know if he's part of my family, or if I'm on the wrong track. At the time he died, my great-great grandmother, Anna Kotek, was still alive, as was her sister Marie Prochaska. I'm hoping, if the Joseph France in Price County is their brother, that his obit will mention them.

Thank you in advance for your help!
Allison Jirsa
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AllisonPJ 24 Feb 2011 12:12AM GMT 
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AllisonPJ 2 Mar 2011 11:13PM GMT 
krbaumga 3 Mar 2011 2:08PM GMT 
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