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George Falkner b. 1847 England, biography of 1888, lived in Grove Lake Township, Pope county, MN

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George Falkner b. 1847 England, biography of 1888, lived in Grove Lake Township, Pope county, MN

Posted: 1382499933000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Falkner, House
GEORGE FALKNER, a prominent farmer of Grove Lake township, (Pope county, Minnesota )resides upon his splendid farm on section 17.

He was born in England, June 15, 1847, and is the son of Charles and Emma Falkner, also natives of England. His father Charles was a contractor, engaged in constructing macadamized roadways. Charles and Emma came to America in 1847 (or 1848 or 49?) settling at Mound Village, Marquette county, Wisconsin, where Charles purchased land upon which he was quite successful at grain and stock-growing. Charles Falkner has been post-master, town clerk and supervisor. He is still living upon his farm, and is a representative man of the county in which he lives.
The mother (Emma Falkner) died September 2, 1878. They were the parents of eight children, seven of whom are now living — Ann, Eliza, Charles, George, Aberdeen, Job and Sarah. The parents were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Our subject, George Falkner, was reared on his father's farm, where he remained until seventeen years old, at which time he enlisted in Company " I,'' First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, and remained in the service of his country tor one year. After his return home he worked on a farm for eighteen months;
after this he went into the pineries, (lumbering) and served as a teamster (driving horse drawn wagons or sledges) about five months. (Lumbering was usually only done in the winter months.)
Next he was found in the rule of river hand, on the Mississippi, going down to LaCrosse (Wisc.) and Dubuque (Iowa).
In 1867 lie came to Pope county, Minnesota, where lie took a homestead of 100 acres, and at once cut logs for a cabin and split about 3,000 fence rails, with which to enclose his farm. The next seven months were spent at farm work in Stearns county, Minnesota, after which he returned and spent a couple of months on his land and built his cabin, which was 14x16 feet in size.

A month was spent at St. Cloud, and from there he went to Pine Island, where he married Miss Eliza House, the daughter of David and Fannie (Turney) House, natives of England. They came to America in 1845?, and settled in Marquette county, Wisconsin, where they purchased land and there remained until the death of the husband, February 23, 18??, after which the wife lived with her daughter, Mrs. Falkner until her death, in 1881?.

After Mr. Falkner's marriage he went into the pineries to work, remaining there for four months. He then took lumber to his farm from St. Cloud, and took his wife with an ox team to their new home, in Pope county. He is now the owner of 400 acres of choice farm land, 240 acres of which are under cultivation. The present year, 1888, he is completing one of the finest farm houses in the township. It is ? x ? feet and 16x24 feet, with posts fourteen feet in the clear, besides a summer kitchen 12x10 feet,
the whole building costing $1,800. It is estimated by good judges, that his farm property
is worth $10,000.

Mr. Falkner is a republican in political matters.

(The marriage of George Falkner and Eliza House was in Olmsted county, Minnesota, Nov. 5, 1868.)
Here is the information about their marriage record:
George Falkner, "United States Census, 1900"
Name: George Falkner
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 250 Grove Lake Township, Pope, Minnesota, United States
Birth Date: May 1847
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 31
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1869
Mother of how many children:
Number of Living Children:
Immigration Year: 1849
Page: 1
Sheet Letter: A
Family Number: 4
Reference ID: 22
GS Film number: 1240782
Digital Folder Number: 004120301
Image Number: 00123
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George Falkner M 53 England
Wife Eliza Falkner F 49 Wisconsin
Son Bert A Falkner M 26 Minnesota
Daughter Olive I Falkner F 19 Minnesota
Daughter Blanch E Falkner F 3 Minnesota
Servant Charles C Smith M 21 Wisconsin
George Falkner, "United States Census, 1910"
Name: George Falkner
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota, United States
District: 99
Gender: Male
Age: 63
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1847
Birthplace: England
Immigration Year: 1849
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Sheet Number and Letter:
Household ID: 387
Line Number:
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374725
Digital Folder Number: 004330236
Image Number: 00973
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George Falkner M 63 England
Wife Eliza B Falkner F 59 Wisconsin
Daughter Blanche E Falkner F 13 Minnesota
Servant Martha Meling F 15 Illinois
Boarder George L Haggans M 30 Canada English

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