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(also Falk, Folk)

Generation 1
Falque, ?
+ nee ?, Aldophine
"Mary Barbara" - wife of ? Falque 

Apr. 17, 1827 in French Belgium
    married: in Belgium
    died: Aug. 21, 1899 in Oconto Wisconsin
Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto Wisconsin
(notes on Aldophine Falque:
Oconto County Reporter
23 February 1899

J. J. Falque attended the funeral of his mother in Oconto on Tuesday. )

Generation 2
Falque, Jean J. (Joseph)
born: 1852 in French Belgium
    immigration: 1871
    marriage: single
    occupation: General Farmer in Pensaukee in 1910
    died: 1919 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin

    buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin
(notes on Joseph Falque: brother of Louis Falque )
Falque Louis Ferdinand
    born: 1862 in French Belgium (Flemish)
    immigrated: 1880 from Belgium
    naturalization: 1906 in Oconto
    occupation: Railroad Laborer 1920, Catholic Cemetery Caretaker 1930
    died: September 23, 1946 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
    buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin

(notes on Louis Falque: brother of Jean (Joseph) Falque; 1910 lived on River Road in city of Oconto, 1920 West Main Street Oconto)
+ Derry, (Marie) Louise - wife of Louis Falque
    born: February 18, 1874 in Canada Mother  

    died: August 11, 1950 in Oconto, Wisconsin
Oconto Catholic Cemetery; inscription "Mother".
    children of Louis and Louise Falque :
Falque Marie A. born: December 17, 1895 in Oconto
 2. Falque Alaine M. born: September 30, 1898 in Oconto
            3. Falque,
Mary Barbara "Zelie"  born: February 28, 1900; died: August 21, 1900; buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery; inscription "Daughter, aged 5 months".
 4. Falque Ferdinand Charles born: December 17, 1901 in Oconto; died: Feb. 07, 198; buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery; Inscription: "Lt. Commander US Navy WWII Chaplain."   
            5. Falque Frank L. born: Nov. 30, 1903 in Oconto; died: Feb. 06, 1925 buried:  Oconto Catholic Cemetery  "Son of Louis & Louise;"
            6. Falque John C. (Cornelius) born: June 28, 1905 in Oconto; died: Mar. 18, 1964; buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery; Wis. Pvt Co D 2nd Inf  WWII
            7. Falque Rose M. born: September 7, 1907 in Oconto; died: age 93 March 4, 2001 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Married William Joseph Barthel (1906 - 1994); 5 children

 Rose Mary Falque Barthel Family Birthday Reunion
(Barthel Family Collection)


Oconto County Reporter 
April 11, 2000 

Rose M. Barthel, who with her husband Bill ran a grocery store for several years, died March 25, 2001. She was 93.

Rose entered the family business in West Allis while raising five children. She was also active in the St. Therese Christian Mothers and the Third Order of St. Francis. In later years she supported organizations for the promotion and continuation of the Latin Mass.

Rose Marie Falque, one of twelve children, was born in Oconto Wisconsin on September 7, 1907. She graduated from Oconto High School and traveled to Milwaukee in search of a career. As a waitress at Child's Restaurant she met a busboy from a small town in Minnesota who was working his way through Marquette University School of Journalism. They were married in 1928 and her husband started a career in retail grocery. After 15 years with the A&P Company, rising to manager in the first area supermarket, the couple opened their own store in 1943. Bill was the head of this enterprise and Rose was the heart. She particularly enjoyed giving children who bought penny candy "a little extra."

She is survived by a sister, Isabel Hoppe of Oconto; three daughters Elaine Richard Kroening, Laura Richard Owan, Mary Richard Gray; two sons Joseph Barbara Barthel, William Joan Barthel; 28 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of Clement Manor Nursing Home for the loving care provided to our mother. Visitation and a Memorial Mass will be held at St. Aloysius Church, West Allis, Wisconsin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

A poem written by Rose upon graduation was included in the yearbook:

Farewell Old Oconto!
It's time to bid you adieu.
Seventeen years I've lived here,
And seventeen years is quite a few.
Here is where I got my start
On life's long journey yet to span.
I'm leaving you for a while now,
But I'll come back again

               8. Falque, Mary Josephine  born: July 23, 1909 in Oconto; died: Feb. 26, 1910 in Oconto; buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery: inscription Age 7 months; on same stone as Frederick Falque.
            9. Falque, Frederick   born: Oct. 11, 1910 in Oconto; died: Oct. 11, 1910 in Oconto;
buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery: inscription Aged 3 Hours, inscription "Son of Louis & Louise"; on same stone as Mary Josephine Falque.
           10. Falque Julius J.  born: 1912 in Oconto; died May (Cemetery Stone; June) 6, 1999 in Minnesota; buried: Oconto Catholic Cemetery; inscription "Son";
Oconto County Reporter

Jules J. Falque, formerly of Oconto, died Thursday May 6, 1999 in a Minnesota hospital. Jules was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Falque. Jules is survived by two sisters, Rose Barthel of Milwaukee and Isabel Hoppe of Oconto. Private graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday June 26 at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Burial in the family lot. The Rev. Dave Ruby officiated.

           11. Falque Isabelle M. born: 1914
Isabelle M.(Falque) Hoppe, 93, Oconto, entered God's Kingdom Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at the Country House, Oconto. Isabelle was born Jan. 16, 1914 in Oconto, living all her life in Oconto. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Louise (Dery) Falque. Being one of 12 brothers and sisters she is the last of the family to survive. Isabelle graduated from Oconto High School with the Class of 1932. She met her future husband while ice skating on the Oconto River and it was love at first sight. Isabelle married Francis Hoppe on June 23, 1934 at St. Peter's Catholic Church and together they raised six wonderful children. Isabelle resided most of her life in the house built by her father in the early 1900's. Isabelle stayed at home with family and helped take care of her parents along with Francis' mother. Later she worked for Allwork Glove Co. and Bond Pickle and Racine Glove Co. retiring in February 1979. Isabelle was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, a lifetime member of the St. Anne's Society. She was active in church organizations and very proud of her heritage

           12. Falque Paul  August 7, born: 1915 in Oconto; died: age 49, June 6, 1965 in Milwaukee; 1 child

Franz Falque (Falk) Family

Generation 1
FALQUE Franz (also Falk)
    born: 13 Feb 1830 in Schwarzo, Kreis Naugard, Germany
    immigration: 1867 through Port of New York
    citizenship: 2 Nov 1872, Oconto, Wisconsin
    occupation: Farmer -  located west of Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin, on the south side of the road, purchased from Mortimer Churburg DELANO, sold in 1877 to William Falk
    death: 7 Jun 1913 in Washington twp, Shawano, Wisconsin
    burial:  St. Paul Lutheran Church cemetery, Shawano, Wisconsin
+ PETERMAN Augustine  - wife of Franz Falque
     born: 11 Jan 1840 in Groszenhagen, Pommern, Germany
     married: 5 Jun 1860 in Dorfe Groszenhagen, Pommern, Germany
     death: 9 May 1915
     burial:  St. Paul Lutheran Church cemetery, Shawano, Wisconsin
     Children of Franz and Augustine were:
         FALK  Bertha born: 28 Dec 1860 in Germany; death: 25 Sep 1946
         FALK Karoline b: 25 Jun 1862 in Germany;death: ABT. 1865
         FALK Emma  b: 11 Jun 1865 in Germany;death: 30 Oct 1945
         FALK Herman b: 28 Sep 1867 in Oconto, Wisconsin; death: 30 Jan 1920
         FALK Mathilda b: 13 Nov 1869 in Oconto, Wisconsin; death: 31 Aug 1920
         FALK William b: 27 Aug 1870 in Oconto, Wisconsin; d: 25 Nov 1953 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
         FALK Paul August  b: 19 Apr 1874 in Washington twp, Shawano, Wisconsin; death: 22 Feb 1952
         FALK Alvina  (married ENGEL) b: 5 Mar 1876 in Washington twp, Shawano, Wisconsin; death: 13 Dec 1947
         FALK Otto Emil b: 5 Feb 1878 in Township of Washington, Shawano, Wisconsin; death: 27 May 1954
         FALK Amanda b: 30 May 1880 in Washington twp, Shawano, Wisconsin; death: 15 Oct 1968

Unconnectioned Records:
Wilhelmma Falk 16 Jan 1873 to  ? H A Harms
 Falque, Francois 1891 1941  WWI Service Marker Brookside Cemetery