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INTRODUCTION FALKENSTEINS IN AMERICA Decendents of Ludwig Falkenstein 1706-1771
Before any thing else I must give credit to all of those that have provided information so far and much Credit to Edward Jesse Falkenstein (584) and his father Frank Charles (191). They did the majority of the earlier work on this FamilyTree. I have tried to extend the information to the latest generations and to contact as many desendents of Ludwig Falkenstein as possible. I would hope that all of you that find this site would tell others about it and that everyone would send me additional information and corrections. I will add data that you send and if you wish to have your name removed, I will replace it with asterisks. The Tree can never be finished, but it can be current.Help fertilize the Tree, contribute data. Thanks. Update 07/04/08 Richard L. Falkenstein (362) Colorado Springs, CO email@example.com
FALKENSTEIN Boundry Stone (167 KB) During a visit in 1980 to the Black forest Open Air Museum in Swabia, we found a boundry stone that indicated the border between the territories of Wurttemburg and that of the House of Falkenstein. Originally the stone was 5 miles (8 km) east of the village of Gutach. The family lived in the castle of Falkenstein, above the town of Schramberg and in the 16th. Century, ruled the town of Tennenbronn.
The family of Falkenstein supported the Swabian Duke, Ernst II in his failed rebellian against the German Emperior Konrad II. (Translated for us by a fellow tourist)
It is my opinion that this is the link between the Falkenstein Nobility of the 12th. 13th. And 14th. Centuries and the peasent farmers of Engstlatt of the 16th. Century. They were on the losing side. RLF
Front And Back views of the stone
Castle near Luxenburg border (18 KB) This Falkenstein castle is near the border of Luxenburg. It is occupied. We could not find an access road, so we walked a 4 km trail to get to it and found the gate locked.
Falkenstein in Vogtland (postcard) (52 KB) Falkenstein in Vogtland is an industrial city. It is located in the former East Germany and their is a big difference in everything. It was a very dingy and drab place. I hope it is better now.
Historical Marker (20 KB) Marker for Falkenstein Castle N.E. of Regansburg. This castle is occupied by a restraunt on the first floor. The tower stairs open into rooms with scenes of the past and the top of the tower gives a terrific view of the surrounding countryside.