Gustaf Francz

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Gustaf Franz
Born 1876
Died 1914 (aged 37–38)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality German
Occupation Miner
Religion Lutheran (from 1911 census)

Early Life


Gustav Franz was born Langwaltersdorf, Schlazio, Germany, July 1879. [Today part of Poland]


August and Rosena Franz

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Gustav Francz
  • Henry Francz


Gustaf Francz married Charlotte, Germany


  • August Francz (b. 1901)
  • Heinrich Francz (b. 1903)
  • Gustav Francz (b. 1904)
  • Hilda Francz (b. 1914, Alberta)

A daughter was born June 20, the day after the disaster - assume Hilda.

Census Records

1911 Hillcrest, age 34, born July 1876, Germany, to Canada in 1910, roomer with his brother Henry and family

Immigration to Canada

1912 Ship Mount Temple. Charlotte and children, going to Frank, Alberta, to husband, who had been a miner for three years

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Gustav is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 Hillcrest, Charlotte and now 4 children in Hillcrest, the youngest aged 2, therefore born about the time of the accident.


Schedule A
Gustav was supporting a wife and 4 children and an aged grandmother.

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Gustaf, Gustav, Franz, Francz, France

Interesting Facts

Gastav and family lived in "Hood's Addition" today named Peaceful, a part of Hillcrest.

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