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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES
 .FALK .

Falk Families Research
in Pensaukee and Brookside
 Oconto County, Wisconsin
(also Burns Family)


William Falk
 Descendant: Agneta Karlmann


William ( 1856-1901) and Amelia (1855-1921) emigrated from Germany 1886.  Settled first in Pensaukee and then had a farm in Brookside/Abrams.  They had five children, one of them, Albert, is my husbands grandfather. 

Albert had a farm next to William and Amelia's farm. William & Amelia's farm is still standing. One of their other sons, Herman Falk, farmed it after the parents were gone.

I would like to know where William and Amelia are buried, what they died from, where  in Germany they came from, what ship they came over on etc.  Also I would like to know when Albert Falk acquired his farm in Abrams.  It seems like it was previously owned by a shoe manufacturer named Wellington.

I am Swedish, and I have been able to trace both my Moms and Dads ancestry all the way back to 1530 in Sweden with not too much trouble  This American/German side has been a lot harder for me.

I would appreciate anything you can dig up.
Thanks!!!
 Agneta

FALK Research

GENERATION 1

1.  FALK, Frederick
            born:
            died:
         + ?, Wilhelmina (Minnie)- wife of Frederick Falk
         born: 1827 in Germany
         immigration: 1886
         died: May 1895 of Tuberculosis in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin
         buried: Bookside Cemetery
, Oconto County, Wisconsin
(Notes on Wilhelmina Falk: Lived with son William Falk. May have immigrated as a widow.
Oconto County Reporter
10 May 1895

Mrs. Wilhelmine Falk at Brookside, of consumption, at the age of 68 years. She leaves seven children - three in this country and four in Germany.)

            Children of Frederick and Wilhelmina Falk:
                1. ?
                2. ?
                3. ?
                4. ?
                5. William Falk - 1856 - 1901 in USA
                6. Robert A. Falk - 1861 - 1938 in USA
                7. Emma  Falk Burns - June 11, 1865 - 1945 in USA

GENERATION 2      

FALK, William
    born: March 1856 in Pommer, Bayern, Germany (Bavaria)
    married: 1880 in Germany
    immigration: 1886, first settled in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin
    naturalization: November 5, 1888 in Oconto County, Wisconsin - sovern was William II Emporer of Germany
    occupation: farmer (owned and operated) in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin 1900, Pensaukee 1910, farming on 1895 Oconto, Wisconsin census
    died:  1901 in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin
    buried: Brookside Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin
+  nee ? , Amelia (Emilie) - wife of William Falk
    born: March 1855 in Germany
    married: 1880 in Germany
    immigration: 1886, first settled in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin
    died: 1921 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin
    buried: Brookside Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin

(notes on Amelia ? Falk:
- 1910 widowed Head of House; 1920 living with son Albert)
    Children of William and Emilie/Amelia Falk:
         1.  Falk, Gustaf   born: in Germany;  Immigration 1886; naturalized 1919;  1920 lived in Abrams
 (1920 Abrams)      
            + nee ?, Ernestina Wife of Gustav born 1886 in Germany; Immigration 1900; Natualization 1905
                    Children of Gustav and Ernestine Falk:
                        1. Falk, Gordon
born: December 3, 1911; died: December 27, 2003: buried: St. John Cantius Cemetery, Oconto County: married Bernice nee?  1920 -   
                        2. Falk, Frebert born: 1914 in Wisconsin; died: Wed. Feb. 9, 2000  in Wisconsin   - married Kathleen Taylor in 1951 in Amarillo she died 1977
                        3. Falk, Verna 1916  in Wisconsin
                        4. Falk, Margaret 1918 in Wisconsin
                        5. Falk, Winfred  born: May 1919 in Wisconsin ; died: 24 Sep 1994 Abrams, Oconto, Wisconsin; buried Brookside Cemetery; Tec 5 US Army Co K 359th Inf WWII; married Eleanor nee ? 1925 - 1978 
          2. Falk, Annie  born: Apr 1883 in Germany; Immigration 1886
          3. Falk, Albert O.  born: Dec 9,  1886 in Wisconsin; died Oct 1969 in Abrams, Oconto County; buried Brookside Cemetery;
            +  nee?, Emma Wife of Albert; born 1891 in Wisconsin; died 1945; buried Brookside Cemetery;
                    Children of Albert and Emma Falk:
                         1.Falk, Lorrinne born: July 8, 1916 in Wisconsin; died April 23, 2007; buried in Brookside Cemetery
                         2. Falk, Sara born:1918 in Wisconsin
                         3. Falk, Ruth born: 1919 in Wisconsin 
          4. Falk, William born: Aug 1890 in Wisconsin
          5. Falk, Herman born: Jan 1893 in Oconto inWisconsin; died 1945; buried in Brookside Cemetery;   (1920 lived in Abrams)
             + nee ?,  Lilly Wife of Herman Falk; born: 6 Jan 1893 in Wisconsin - died: Dec 1985 in Abrams, Oconto, Wisconsin; buried Brookside Cemetery;
                    Children of Herman and Lilly Falk:
                        1. Falk, Ada  born 1924; died 1936; buried Brookside Cemetery
                        2. Falk, Pearl married Spice
                        3. Falk, Ruby Anna born: November 20, 1922; died February 27, 2001 in Oconto;  married Herman Belongia on February 14, 1942; 
         6. Falk, Emil born: Feb 1896 in Wisconsin; died  1919 in World War I; buried Brookside Cemetery.
         7. Falk, William born: May 21, 1899, died 1911; buried Brookside Cemetery - "son" same stone as brother Emil Falk; in 1900 he lived with aunt and uncle Douglas and Emma Burns  in Oconto

FALK, Robert A.
    born: 1861 in Germany
    immigration: 1886
    naturalization: November 5, 1888 in Oconto County, Wisconsin - sovern was William II Emporer of Germany
    occupation: Railroad section laborer 1910, watchman 1930
, on 1895 Oconto, Wisconsin census
    died:  1938 
    buried: Evergreen, Oconto County, Wisconsin
+  nee ? (Mrs. Kennin, 1st. marriage) , Anna W. - wife of Robert Falk (husband #2)
    born:  1861 in Germany
    married #1:  -
    children of Kennin and Anna:
        1. Kannen, Helen
        2. Kannen, Otto F. 1887 - 1956; buried at Brookside Cemetery
        3. Kannen, George A.
(Agnes) May 17, 1890 - August 14, 1959 buried at Brookside Cemetery
        4. Kannen, Paul A.
    married #2: 
April 19, 1894 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
    occupation: General Farmer 1910 in Pensaukee,

    immigration: 1881
    died: 1937 
    buried: Brookside Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin
(notes on Anna nee? Kennin Falk : by 1910 she had given birth to 10 children with 6 living)
   
children of Robert and Anna Falk:
        1. Falk, Awalt W. born: November 13, 1897; died: March 5, 1975;  burial: Brookside Cemetery
, Oconto County, WI; Lt. US Army Engrs WWI;
        2. Falk, Reinhold E. (Reinie) born: 1900; died December 31, 1958; burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto County, WI; married Edna nee ? (1906 - 1993)

FALK, Emma

    born: June 11, 1865 in Germany
    immigration: 1886
    died:  1945
    buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin
(notes on Emma Falk Burns:  raised nephew William Falk [1899 - 1911] after his birth )
+ Burns, Douglas S. - husband of Emma Falk

    born: March 21, 1862 in Maine, USA, father J. M Burns born in Scotland; mother born in New Brunswick
    married: 1888 in Wisconsin
    occupation: Saloon Keeper in Oconto
    died:  February 23, 1916
    buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin
    Children of Emma Falk and Douglas Burns:
        1. Burns, Addie  born: August 29, 1889
        2. Burns, Harry  born: February 8, 1891 



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