My Josef and Apollonia Franz came to America on 7 Sept 1869 with five of their six children.They journeyed on the SS Baltimore. (documented)Josef became a citizen of the US on Aug 11, 1880 in Phelps County MO. (documented)He had to be in the US for five years, before becoming a citizen and in MO the year before becoming a citizen.I do not know where he was from Sept 1869 untill 1875.
Does any of this Josef's journey fit your Josef Franz?
Please let me know about your Josef Franz.Also, My Josef had a son named Joseph Albert Franz.