Louise Giesler

19 October 1892–1985 (Age 92)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Louise

When Louise Giesler was born on 19 October 1892, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Anton Giesler, was 29 and her mother, Mary Anna Wetzel, was 27. She had at least 2 daughters with Joseph Peter Sottung. She lived in Union, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States for about 25 years. She died in 1985, in Florida, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Peter Sottung
Louise Giesler
Viginia Sottung
Marguerite Louise Sottung

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Anton Giesler


    Mary Anna Wetzel




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 6

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

German:1. reduced form of German Gieseler . 2. it may also be a topographic name derived from South German giessel ‘waterfall’, ‘whirlpool’. 3. In the U.S., it is also an altered spelling of Geisler .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Louise Giesler in household of Anton Giesler, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Louise Sottinig in household of Joseph Sottinig, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louise Sotheng in household of Joseph P Sotheng, "United States Census, 1940"

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