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Fransway/Lefrancois

Posted: 27 Jan 2001 1:42PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 9:54PM GMT
I believe that the family that I knew as Fransway were originally Francois or Lefrancois. See my Fransway and Francois posts on those message boards. I would like to know if there is a direct connection with the Fransways in the mid-west who came to the US from Quebec or any other connections with the Francois or Lefrancois family? I have been told that the mid-west Fransways changed the spelling to Fransway because it looked that way when written in English and pronounced in French Canadian.

Any ideas or connections???

Thank you,

Mrs. Geri Oliva
Banyoles@aol.com

My Fransway names ---

Lewis (Louis); Margaret: Mary; George; another Lewis (Louis); Grace; one or two more Mary's.

Re: Fransway/Lefrancois

Roxie Wellner (View posts)
Posted: 15 Dec 2001 7:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother, Barbara Greening was a Fransway that originated in Quebec. When the family came to Appleton, they had a family dispute over Charles involvement with a Native American woman. I have no proof of this yet. the name Zoa Ozawogosh came up in Canadian records. This is where we believe the dark complexion that my grandfather Raphael had, his sister Grace, brother Lloyd, and some of Lloyd's kids and a few of my uncles have, came from. Are you blessed with it? My mother and I were passed up. I really would like to find that connection. Let me know what you find. I will clear up any details that I find are untrue.

Re: Fransway/Lefrancois

Chad E. Goodrich (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2006 4:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fransway / Francois / LeFrancois
Ladies,

Is this the family you are talking about? If so, please contact me. CEGoodrich@new.rr.com

Descendants of Charles Lefrancois

1 Charles Lefrancois b: Abt. 1800 in Chateau-Richer, Monmorency, Quebec, Canada, Canada
.. +Julia Robert b: Abt. 1804 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: 20 July 1863 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada m: 18 October 1825 in Maskinonge, Quebec, Canada Note: Have seen the surname spelled Rabeau.
...... 2 Charles (Fransway) Lefrancois b: 03 June 1826 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: 24 July 1912 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
.......... +Zoa Auger b: Abt. 1832 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: in Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin m: 10 January 1853 in Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
............... 3 Mina Fransway b: Abt. 1854 in Canada
............... 3 Henry Fransway b: Abt. 1858 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Adelie Fransway b: Abt. 1863 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Julie Fransway b: Abt. 1865 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Charles Fransway b: Abt. 1868 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Mathilda Fransway b: Abt. 1873 in Wisconsin
................... +Frank H. Fellows b: 12 May 1856 in Rushford, Winnebago, Wisconsin d: 08 March 1942 in Winnebago, Winnebago, Wisconsin
...... 2 Joseph (Fransway) Lefrancois b: Abt. 1828 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada
...... 2 Emilie (Fransway) Lefrancois b: Abt. 1832 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: 06 March 1864
.......... +Urbain Desrousseaux b: Abt. 1828 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada m: 08 October 1850 in Sherbrooke, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
...... 2 Marianne (Fransway) Lefrancois b: Abt. 1834 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada
...... 2 Philomene (Fransway) Lefrancois b: Abt. 1839 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: 28 July 1867
.......... +Arsene DeGuire b: Abt. 1835 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada m: in Sherbrooke, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
...... *2nd Husband of Philomene (Fransway) Lefrancois:
.......... +Jean Merrill Pelletier b: Abt. 1835 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada m: 13 February 1867 in Sherbrooke, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
...... 2 Frank F. (Fransway) Lefrancois b: Abt. 1845 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada
...... 2 Pauline (Fransway) Lefrancois b: 26 February 1847 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: 09 December 1920 in Sherbrooke, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
.......... +Charles A. Gosha b: 21 March 1840 in New York d: 17 January 1941 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin m: 13 September 1866 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
............... 3 Alice Gosha b: February 1872 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Frank Gosha b: October 1874 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Albert W. Gosha b: May 1879 in Wisconsin
................... +Mary G. b: Abt. 1884 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Effie Gosha b: October 1881 in Wisconsin
............... 3 Ethal Gosha b: October 1888 in Wisconsin
................... +Theodore MacDonald b: Abt. 1886 in Wisconsin
...... 2 Jon (Jean) E. Baptist (Fransway) Lefrancois b: 21 September 1852 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada d: 24 May 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
.......... +Johanna (Jane) M. Thompson b: 08 December 1852 in Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin d: 23 September 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin m: 16 November 1870 in Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
............... 3 Clara (Carrie) J. Fransway b: 08 March 1874 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
................... +Charles Rockstroh m: 07 April 1891 in Chilton, Calumet, Wisconsin
............... 3 William John Fransway b: 23 January 1876 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin d: 03 December 1957 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada
................... +Mary Katherine Wittig b: 05 March 1877 in Seymour, Outagamie, Wisconsin d: 07 February 1942 in Winnemucca, Humboldt, Nevada m: 23 February 1897 in Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin
............... 3 Raymond F. Fransway b: 23 October 1880 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin d: 19 July 1928
............... 3 Edmond A. Fransway b: 06 January 1885 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
............... 3 Irene M. Fransway b: 16 January 1889 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
................... +Al Schniedling
............... 3 Earl Warren Fransway b: 14 February 1893 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin d: January 1975 in Wisconsin
................... +Myrtle Van Wyk b: Abt. 1897

Re: Fransway/Lefrancois

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 5:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LeFrancois, Franzway, Fransway
Hello Chad

I wish to thank you very much for posting the family of Charles LeFrancois which later became Franzway then Fransway in Manitowoc and Oshkosh Wisconsin. My Father came from Wisconsin to California. Charles LeFrancois is my 5th G Grandfather. This is a tremendous help in finding out more about my Grandmothers side of the family.

Greg Anderson
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