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Louise Blim & Charles Falk –First Kinsley Cemetery and Peace Lutheran Cemetery Edwards, Kansas

Louise was one of the early burials in First Kinsley Cemetery. Charles never remarried and died forty-two years later.

Charles Henry Falk was born in Germany in 1837. His parents died when he was a young boy. Along with three sisters and two brothers, he came to America in 1859. Charles finally settled in Pennsylvania where he married Louisa Blim on December 19, 1871. Louisa had born and raised in Pennsylvania. The couple was blessed with three children.

The family moved to Edwards County in 1879. Sadly, Louise contracted consumption and passed away on July 14th. She is buried in First Kinsley Cemetery. The US Census of 1880 has Charles living in the Blanchards Addition of Kinsley. His brother, Albert, was living there and helping Charles with the three young children.

Advertisements from the Kinsley newspapers report Charles selling farm implements and feed. Charles and Louisa’s oldest son, John, married Edyth Stach in 1914. Her parents, Albert and Lena Stach, were also early settlers in Edwards County. They were the parents of six children. Rose and Minnie, the daughters of Charles and Louise, also married.

Charles died in 1921 and is buried in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Note: Peace Lutheran Cemetery is in the northwest part of Edwards County. It is a small cemetery with less than 100 graves.

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