FRANZÉN, Gustaf Oskar

FRANZÉN (born Pettersson), Gustaf Oskar. Grebo, Östergötland 21.10.1861 — Stockholm (or Umeå?) 4.2.1914. Swedish Medical Missionary in India. Son of Frans Reinhold Pettersson and Katharina Persdotter. In India as early as 1898, served in Bijori. Wrote articles on Gond religion in Swedish. Married 1894 Esther Höjer (d. 1897) and 1898 Ingegärd Höjer, two daughters and two sons.

Publications: “Några allmänna anmärkningar om gondernas religiösa föreställningar”, Svensk missionstidskrift 1915; “Ur gondernas religiösa lif”, ibid. 1915; “Huru gonderna begrafva sina döda”, ibid. 1916-1917.

Sources: Datesand family details in geni.com; *H. Björk, Läkaremissionären Gustaf Oskar Franzén: Levnadsteckning. 89 p. 1915; photo in www.rotter.se/faktabanken/portrattfynd/senaste-kommentarer/senaste-kom-stockholm/stockholm/alfr_json_dahllof/172967

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