HELFRID HELENE (DUUS) FRANDSEN

Helfrid Helene (Duus) Frandsen
(Photo from Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991)

Helfrid Helen (Duus) Frandsen gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. May 24, 1890 in Sulsted, Denmark
D. May 1969; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL
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  • Husband: Peder “Peter” Frandsen born April 10, 1887 in Vestbjerg, Denmark; immigrated in 1911; married Helfrid Helene Duus on October 5, 1918 in Tyler, Lincoln County, MN; Peter died January 13, 1933; buried in Swedish Mission Covenant, Astoria, Deuel County, SD
  • Children:
    1. Henning Duus Frandsen born July 24, 1919 in Canby, Yellow Medicine County, MN; last residence in Hot Springs National Park, Garland, AR; Henning died February 2, 1999
    2. Niels “Nels” Duus Frandsen born September 14, 1921 (NOTE: Helfrid listed the date of birth as August 1, 1921 on her Petition for Naturalization) in Sulsted, Denmark; veteran of the U.S. Navy, WW II (1943-1946); married Marie; Niels died October 25, 1996 in Milwaukee, WI; buried in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    3. Katarine “Katherine” (Frandsen) DiMuro born September 25, 1923 in Sulsted, Denmark; married Bernard Pasqualino DiMuro (1916-1984) (See section pertaining to Bernard Pasqualino DiMuro buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Katarine died June 18, 2005 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Katarine “Katherine” (Frandsen) DiMuro buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    4. Paul Duus Frandsen born June 6, 1927 in Denmark; Paul died December 18, 1941 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Paul Duus Frandsen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    5. Dorothea Duus “Dorothy” (Frandsen) Patterson born August 4, 1928 in Hendricks, Lincoln County, MN; married Floyd Byron Patterson, Jr. (1923-2003) son of Floyd B. Patterson (1896-1964) and Gladys A. (Bay) Patterson (1899-1981); Dorothea died December 6, 1978 in Houston, Harris County, TX (See section pertaining to Dorothea Duus “Dorothy” (Frandsen) Patterson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    6. Marian “Mary” Frandsen born January 23, 1930 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD; According to the “U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1966” – List of Outward-Bound Passengers from New York, May 19, 1951 S.S. Stockholm bound for port of Copenhagen: Marian Frandsen, age 20 from Round Lake, Ill., U.S. passport 429137, born in Asotria, S. Dak., staying the length of 3 months; Marian returned to New York on July 31, 1951

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Hansonville Township, Lincoln County, MN, the household members were: Peter Frandsen, head, age 32, married, immigrated in 1911, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, occupation: farmer – general farm; Hilfred D. Frandsen, wife, age 29, married, immigrated in 1916, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark; Henning D. Frandsen, son, age 5/12, single, born in Minnesota; Andrew Frandsen, partner, age 28, single, immigrated in 1913, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, occupation: farmer – general farm; Carl Jensen, lodger, age 31, single, immigrated in 1907, naturalized in 1918, born in Denmark, parents born Denmark, occupation: farm laborer – general farm.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Scandinavia Township, Deuel County, SD the household members were:  Peter Frandsen, head, age 43, married at age 33, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1911, occupation: farm – general farm; Hilfried Frandsen, wife, age 39, married; born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1916; Henning Frandsen, son, age 11, single, born in Minnesota; Nels Frandsen, son, age 8, single, born in Denmark; Kathryn Frandsen, daughter, age 6, single, born in Denmark; Paul Frandsen, son, age 2 10/12, single, born in Denmark; Dorathea Frandsen, daughter, age 1 1/12, single, born in Minnesota; Mary Frandsen, daughter, age 1/12, single, born in South Dakota.

According to the 1935 South Dakota, State Census for Scandinavia Township, Deuel County, SD with a Astoria, SD post office:

  • Helford Frandsen, age 45, born 1890 in Denmark, widowed, married 1918
  • Henning Frandsen, age 15, born 1920 in Minnesota
  • Niels Frandsen, age 13, born 1922 in Denmark
  • Katherine Frandsen, age 11, born 1924 in Denmark
  • Paul Frandsen, age 7, born 1928 in Denmark, parents born in Denmark
  • Dorothy Frandsen, age 6, born 1929 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD
  • Marian Frandsen, age 5, born 1930 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Renehan Road, the household members were: Hilford Frandsen, head, age 49, widowed, highest grade completed: 7; born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Henning Frandsen, son, age 20, single, highest grade completed: 8; born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: farm laborer – farm; Nels Frandsen, age 18, single, highest grade completed: 8; born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: laborer – tannery; Katherine Frandsen, daughter, age 16, single, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: maid – private home; Paul Frandsen, son, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Dorothy Frandsen, daughter, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Marian Frandsen, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in South Dakota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Elden Anderson, lodger, age 22, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: same place, occupation: farm laborer – farm; Soren Pedersen, lodger, age 32, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: same place, occupation: plumber – building construction.

According to the Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991 – Petition for Naturalization:

“To the Honoralbe the District Court of The United States at Chicago Illinois.  This petition for naturalization, hereby made and filed, respectfully shows: (1) My full, true, and correct name is Helfrid Helene Duus Frandsen (2) My present place of residence is Renehan Rd., Round Lake, Ill.  (3) My occupation is Housewife (4) I am 53 years old. (5) I was born on May 24, 1890 in Sulsted, Denmark (6) My personal description is as follows: Sex – Femal, color – white, complextion – fair, color of eyes – blue, color of hair – blond, height 5 feet 2 ½ inches, weight 200 pounds, visible distinctive marks – scar on back of neck, right side, race – white, present nationality – Denmark (7) I am widow; the name of my husband was Peder, we were married on October 5, 1918, at Tyler, Minnesota, he was born at Vester, Denmark, on April 10, 1887 and entered the United States at New York, N.Y. on May 7, 1928 for permanent residence in the United States and now resides at – died January 13, 1933 and was not naturalized (8) I have 5 children: Henning (m) July 24, 1919, Canby, Minn., r/Round Lake, Ill; Niels (m) August 1, 1921, Sulsted, Denmark, now U.S. Navy; Katarine (f) September 25, 1923, Denmark, r/Round Lake, Ill; Dorothy (f) August 4, 1928, Henrick, Minn., r/Round Lake, Ill; Marian (f) January 23, 1930, Ostoria, South Dakota, r/Round Lake, Ill. (9) My last place of foreign residence was Sulsted, Denmark (10) I emigrated to the United States from Copenhagen, Denmark (11) My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at New York, N.Y. under the name of Helfied Helene Frandsen on May 7, 1928 on the SS United States as shown by the certificate of my arrival attached to this petition. (12) Since my lawful entry for permanent residence I have not been absent from the United States, for a period or periods of 6 months or longer, as follows: n/a (13) I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on April 23, 1941 in the U.S. District Court of Northern District of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois; signed: Helfrid Helene Duus Frandsen on December 3, 1943.” (NOTE: According to the Declaration of Intention signed by Helfrid on April 23, 1941, she listed six children that included Paul Frandsen born June 6, 1927 in Denmark)