Emil was born Jan 21 1923, 26 Salastrass St., Unterseen, Bern to Emil Fankhauser and Maria Morgun. Emil Sr. was born Mar 4 1884 Lujinatschi, Crimea, Russia d. Apr 24 1971 Bolingen, Bern and Marie was born Mar 25 1898 Yalta, d. Bolingen Bern. Emil Sr.'s parents were Johann Fankhauser b. Nov 15 1840 Trub, Bern d. Mar 10 1889 Simferopol, Crimea and Magdalena Grimm b. May 1843 Trubschachen, Bern. Johann Fankhauser and Magdalena Grimm m. abt 1870 and had: Hans Dec 18 1870 Langnau d. Oct 15 1942 Lauperswil and remained a bachelor according to the Records at the Archives Friedrich Dec 4 1872 Langnau d. Jan 18 1961 Unterseen m. Barbara Dupkowa b. 188 Simferopol, Crimea d. Aug 5 1964 Munsingen Bern.They had no children. Ida b. Jun 29 1879 Simferopol Crimea Ernst b. Sep 29 1881 Simferopol Crimea d. Jun 27 1966 Langnau and he also remained a bachelor. Emil Sr.b. Mar 4 1884 d. Apr 24 1971 Bolingen.
Emil Sr. and Marie escaped out of Russia and went back to Switzerland and they never knew if any of his siblings made it out of Russia. Marie was a Professional Seamstress and designed dresses and Emil designed and made all of the buttons and accessories for the dresses which included gowns for Royalty. Johann Fankhauser was the son of Christian Fankhauser b. Feb 5 1820 Trub and Anna Gerber b. Oct 3 1820 Schangnau. Johann and Anna had the following children: Johann Anna Elisabeth Christian Rosina Simon Katharina Samuel