Joseph Francis Kern
1879 - 1959

Phyllis Gehring Kern
1889 - 1978


At George Gehring's home in Tallman, New York



Photograph taken by Louis Joseph Kern at Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., May, 1945

parents of Louis Joseph Kern, Joseph Francis Kern, Kathleen Kern Buchanan, Phyllis Kern Curtis and Tecla Mariette Kern (pictured below) and grandparents of Robert Kern Curtis.


September 8, 1952, at Massapequa, Long Island, New York, at birthday celebration for Joseph Francis Kern at age 73.


Family gathered at Elmhurst, Long Island, New York, in 1951 or 1952 or there abouts.

Standing, Joseph Francis Kern Jr, then from left to right: Louis Joseph Kern, Jo-Ann Kern, Edith P. Kern, Tecla M. Kern, Katherine Ames Kern, William Cooper Buchanan, Kathleen Kern Buchanan, Joseph Francis Kern, Tecla Kern; next row: on Louis Kern's knee, Teri Kern, Phyllis Kern Curtis, Phyllis Gehring Kern; next row, on floor: Louis Joseph Kern Jr, Debora Ann Buchanan, Robert Kern Curtis, Joseph Francis Kern III, Jean Kern, Kathleen (Winkie) Buchanan (behind curtain).


4215 79th Street, Elmhurst NY circa 1913


Grave in Reading Pa - Kathleen Kern Buchanan - Phyllis Kern Curtis (self-portrait)


Louis Joseph Kern and Joseph Francis Kern, Jr.