Christian Gottfried Geist

Male13 October 1852–25 July 1903

Brief Life History of Christian Gottfried

When Christian Gottfried Geist was born on 13 October 1852, in Schweizerhof, Maienfels, Weinsberg, Württemberg, Germany, his father, Georg Michael Geist, was 42 and his mother, Christina Sophia Schenk, was 39. He married Katharina Schroedel on 21 February 1878. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 25 July 1903, in Kirchardt, Bezirksamt Sinsheim, Baden, at the age of 50.

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Christian Gottfried Geist
1852–1903
Katharina Schroedel
1849–1910
Marriage: 21 February 1878
Luise Geist
1878–1923
Georg Geist
1880–
Bertha Geist
1882–1882
Christian Gottfried Geist
1884–1884
Katharina Geist
1885–1916
Sofie Geist
1887–1889
Karl Geist
1888–1889
Friedrich Johann Geist
1890–
Karoline Geist
1894–
Anna Barbara Geist
1896–

Sources (8)

  • Christian Gottfried Geiß, „Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971“
  • Christian Gottfried Geist, „Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971“
  • Christian Gottfried Geist, „Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971“

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1878
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1864

    Age 12

    War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.

    1890

    Age 38

    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

    Name Meaning

    German: in most cases a distorted form of Geiss ‘goat’, a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or nickname for a stubborn person, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

    German: topographic or habitational name referring to a house marked by the sign of the Holy Spirit (normally depicted as a dove), from Middle High German geist ‘spirit’. Both Geist and Heilgeist occur as house signs in Frankfurt am Main in the mid 14th century.

    North German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of barren sandy soil, Middle Low German gēst.

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

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