Karl Franssen is a painter living in the 1580s is financially supported by the towns squire.He is well known in the town and has a few followers such as Alfred Brum and his descendant Mr.Eckhart.In the present his paintings can be found in the rooms of the towns Museum before it is changed into a Library through Eike's intervention on 20th March 1902.He is the ancestor of both Mr Franssen the photographer in 1902 and Oleg Franssen from the present day.