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information for the Falkenthal line graciously provided by Jean Schudt.

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William Jacob Falkenthal

12-9-1888 to 7-3-1948



By Lizzie Maus:


  1884-George H.

  1886-John Louis

  1890-Freddie M

              died 1890

  1892-Clarence John

              died 1892


By Mary Klein:


              died same day

1896 Clara Appolonia

              died 1897

1898-Coletta Falkenthal E



Bill Falkenthal and many of

his siblings are buried in

St. Boniface Cemetery

married August 1910


Theresa Valentine Hannapel

2-14-1889 to Nov. 1971














his parents:

Charles Falkenthal &

Lizzie Maus (died 1892)


His stepmother (from age 6)

Mary Klein

Theresa's parents (maybe):

Caspar Hannapel & Helena

his paternal grandparents:

Charles Ludwig Falkenthal

 & Apolonia Koch


his maternal grandparents:

Jacob Maus and Ursula Meyer


his step-grandparents:

John H. Klein & Christina Alberg

His paternal uncles and aunts:

1861-William Falkenthal & Frances; 1867-George Falkenthal & Amelia; 1874-John Falkenthal & Matilda


Don't know Maus kin, but Klein step-aunts & uncles were: 1861-Anna Klein Wachdorf & Anton (their son Edward Wachdorf was Bill's friend as well as cousin); 1863-Henry Klein; 1867-Catherine (Mother Mary Anthony Klein); 1871-Christina Klein Lehman & George; 1876-George Klein & Laura.


According to Jean Schudt's information, Bills' great-grandfather, Charles (Carl) Ludwig Friedrich Fakenthal, was born 2-10-1835 in Demmin, Pomerin, Prussia and died 6-17-1898 in Chicago. Charles' grandmother, Apolonia Eveline Koch Falkenthal, was born 4-28-1837 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and died 6-28-1899 in Chicago. They are buried in Rosehill cemetery

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shortest guy in the back row (2nd from right)

possibly Bill Falkenthal

8/1910 Theresa Hannapel and Bill Falkenthal

1900 census, Chicago Ward 30, Princeton Ave (in a two flat with John and Christina Klein): Chas Falkenthal, age 41, born Sept 1858 in IL of parents born in Germany, 6 years in present marriage, gas machine maker (not sure of "gas"). Wife Mary Falkenthal, age 41, born Jan. 1859 in IL of parents born in Germany, mother of three of whom one is surviving. Daughter "Coleta" Falkenthal, age 2, born May 1898. Son George Falkenthal, age 15, born July 1884 in IL. Son John Falkenthal, age 12, born Sept 1887 in IL. Son William Falkenthal, age 10, born Dec. 1889 in IL. (All sons "at school.")

1910 census, Chicago, Ward 31, Princeton Ave (Lundquists are now in the other flat): Chas Falkenthal, age 52, in second marriage for 15 years, machinist--shop. Wife Mary, 50, in first marriage for 15 years, mother of three, one living. John Falkenthal, age 23, clerk--bank. William Falkenthal, 21, clerk--railroad. "Coleta" Falkenthal, age 11.

1917 draft registration: William Jacob Falkenthal, age 28, of 6626 So. Robey St. Born 12-8-1888 in Chicago. Occupation: railroad office clerk for Pennsylvania RR, 664 W. Adams. Reason for exemption: support of wife and 3 children. Tall, slender, with blue eyes and brown hair.

1920 census, Chicago, Ward 32, Peoria Ave?: William Falkenthal, age 31, clerical worker--stockyards. Wife "Thresa," age 30, born in IL of parents born in Germany. Son William, age 7. Son Leonard, age 4 years and 9 months. Son Eugene, age 2 years and 8 months.

1930 census, Chicago, N. 70th Place: William Falkenthal, age 51, married 21 years, manager of chain store. Wife Theresa, now listing her mother as born in IL. Son William, 17. Son Leonard, 14. Son Eugene, 13. Daughter Betty, 8.

Southtown Economist 4-20-1934 article "Moose Women Plan Dinner to Aid Fund" (regarding the South Side Chapter Women of the Moose) mentions that the homemaking committee of the South Side Chapter Women of the Moose includes Theresa Falkenthal, 6640 S. Peoria st. (and also listed right before her, Mary Hockertz, 444 W. 61st place--Bill Falkenthal's cousin Edward Wachdorf's sister was Kitty Wachdorf Hochertz, who had both a daughter Marie and daughter-in-law Mary)

Social Security Death Index: Theresa Falkenthal born 2-14-1889 (suddenly that middle name of Valentine makes sense) died  Nov. 1971, last address Palatine, IL.

Connection: Bill Falkenthal's stepmother was Mary Klein Falkenthal. Her sister was Anna Klein Wachdorf.