Andrew Falk

ID# 1117, (1865-1945)
     Andrew Falk was born on 20 April 1865 in Wedby, Forlosa, Kalmar, Sweden.1,2 He was the son of Karl Johan Wilhelm Johannesson and Ingrid Charlotta Jönsdotter.3 His birth name was Anders Karlsson. Falk is a Swedish "military name" meaning falcon in Swedish. Anders' gr-grandfather, Peter Persson Falk, was a soldier and was given the surname "Falk" to distinguish him from other soldiers with similar patronymic surnames. His descendents typically did not use the name Falk until around 1900, but when they immigrated to America they all changed their names to that surname.4

He immigrated about 1886 to British Columbia.1 He was a servant in the household of Ole C Peterson in Delta, British Columbia, in 1901.5 He was a farmer in 1909.3 He married Hulda Enegren, daughter of Otto Enegren and Alice (--?--), on 2 December 1909 in the Lutheran parsonage, 430 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia.3 The marriage was witnessed by Gustaf Falk and Ellen Falk. Gustaf was Andrew's brother. Andrew was a gill-netter (fisherman) in 1940.6,1 He lived in 332 9th Street, New Westminster, British ColumbiaG.1 He died on 4 April 1945 of stomach cancer in Melrose Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia, at age 79.1 He was buried in Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, British ColumbiaG.7,1
Last Edited=11 Aug 2018


  1. [S364] Andrew Falk, Death Registration 1945-09-661040 (April 1945), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  2. [S1798] Husförhörslängder (Arkiv Digital), "Clerical Examination Records" ( : accessed 23 July 2015), Förlösa-AI-8-1861-1870-Bild-168-sid-323.
  3. [S399] Andrew Falk & Hulda Polman, Marriage Registration 09-09-057037 (2 Dec 1909), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  4. [S1797] John Linn, "My Father's Families - Andrew Falk," e-mail message from e-mail address (Richardson, Texas) to Faye West, 12 July 2015.
  5. [S1802] Ole Peterson, 1901 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Pg 9, Line 16, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario T-6429.
  6. [S358] Interview with James Doyle (in Lethbridge, AB), by Faye West, April 2001.
  7. [S272] Andrew Falk Tombstone, St Peter's Cemetery, New Westminster, British Columbia; recorded/photographed by James G Doyle, May 2000.