Frans Jonsson changed to Frank Engquist-Wash. State
Frans Jonsson b. 2-16-1861 Killegarden, Karleby, Skaraborg, Vastra Gotland, Sweden
m 1st, 8-17-1882 - Anna Sophia Peterson b. 12-13-1855
They had 6 children:
Arthur George Engquist
Sven Hjalmar Engquist
Alma Elizabeth Engquist
Julius Ludwig Engquist
Linus Werner Engquist
m. 2nd - Ellen E. Anderson
Frans Johansson came to the U.S. in 1881 & changed his name to Frank Engquist, because he said there were too many Johanssons and Johnsons.He chose the name, Engquist because he had a friend in Sweden by that name.
Frank Engquist d. 2-18-1951, Anna Sophia d. 4-22-1919
Frans Jonsson's parents were Johannes Anderson & Btitta Stena Blixt - they remained in Sweden
If anyone has any information on this family, please contact me & we can exchange information.