Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Geisel

Male 1840 - 1917  (77 years)


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  • Name John Geisel 
    Born 6 Sep 1840  Reimenrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1854  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1854  [4
    Residence 1863  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Naturalization 1865  [1
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1879  [4
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55561 
    Died 17 Dec 1917  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I55561  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John Geisel,   b. Abt 1810, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F29175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth F. Schweitzer,   b. 15 Sep 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Aug 1863  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Geisel,   b. 18 Feb 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1934, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. George S. Geisel,   b. 14 Feb 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John S. Geisel,   b. 20 Sep 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1962, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. Henry S. Geisel,   b. 18 Jul 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1964, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Catherine Geisel,   b. 30 Sep 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1965, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     6. Magdalena Geisel,   b. 20 Nov 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1957, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Margaret Geisel,   b. 12 Nov 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1977, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     8. Mary S. Geisel,   b. 31 Jul 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 70 years)
     9. Lavina Geisel,   b. 31 Aug 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1979, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WOOLWICH PIONEER DEAD.

      Another of the old Woolwich farmers passed away on Monday in the person of John Geisel, Sr. The deceased was born in Reimenrod, Germany, on Sept. 6th, 1840. He came to Canada when 14 years old and lived in Woolwich ever since. On the 11th of August 1863 he was married to Elizabeth Schweitzer. They took charge of the farm on which he died and they spent all their married life there. To them were born ten children, one of whom died in his third year. There remain, to mourn his departure, the sorrowing widow and the following children: Elizabeth (Mrs. Herman Geisel) George, John, Henry, Katie (Mrs. Wm. Witter), Lena (Mrs. Josia Bauman, of Michigan), Margaret (Mrs. Noah Reist), Mary (Mrs. Jacob Aberle), Lavina (Mrs. John Schmermund) 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive him. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral is being held this afternoon. Rev. R. A. Eifert of St. Paul's church officiating.


      Elmira Signet 20 Dec 1917

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 8.

    2. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 72.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Geisel Birth Place: Germany RESIDENCE: Woolwich Township Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Father Name: John Spouse Name: Elizabeth Schweitzer Spouse's Age: 19 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844 Spouse Birth Place: Woolwich Township Spouse Residence: Woolwich Township Spouse Father Name: Philip Spouse Mother Name: Magdalene Frey Marriage Date: 11 Aug 1863 Marriage County: Waterloo

    4. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 13.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 72.

    6. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of John Geisel - 20 Dec 1917.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1840 - Reimenrod, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1863 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1917 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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