Louis Falkner fought in the Civil War 1861-1864. Mustered out in
South Carolina due to rheumatism (chronic). When he was 17 years old he was in
the German army and wanted to kill the prince. He put $50 in his shirt, got on
a boat and never took shirt off. He worked his way across on a ship.
Arrived from Bremen, Germany on the "Dorette" in New York on April 17, 1858.
Filby German Passenger Lists Vol. 11
1860 Census lists Ludwig Falkner 35 yrs, Hessen-Darmstadt; Catharine Falkner 37
yrs, HessenDarmstadt; Amenia 1 yr, New York. (Census film # 0803801, Family 67.
Declaration of Invalid Person, New York 1889, in posession of Vicki Treu D23.12
Declaration of Widow's Pension, New York 1893, in posession of Vicki Treu D23.14
Married Mary Boumas, widow of Peter Boumas on April 9, 1858. Did they marry on
the ship? Dates of arrival and marriage don't agree. This as stated in the
Widow's pension .
Ludwig Falkner is listed in the New York directories:
Falkner, Ludwig, tailor, h. 145 Sixth St. (Film #1377171) 1862 & 1863
Falkner, Ludwig, tailor, h. 107 Sixth St. (Film #1377175) 1868
Falkner, Ludwig, tailor, h. 180 First Ave. (Film #1377176) 1869
Ludwig aka Louis