Father Falkenstein was born in 1895 in Schuck, the son of Wilhelm Falkenstein and Anna Maria Distel. He was ordained in 1912 and began serving in the parish of Marienburg. He began serving in Josefstal in 1928. He was arrested in 1931 and in 1932 sentenced to five years of imprisonment. He was sent to a prison in Novosibirsk and is assumed to have been killed there.
Bosch, Anton. Lebensbilder russlanddeutscher Märtyrer: Bischöfe und Priester.
Falkenstein, Greg (personal interview).
Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart).
Falkenstein, Johannes (wolgadeutsche.ru)