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
Katharina Schroedel
Marriage: 21 February 1878
Luise Geist
Georg Geist
Bertha Geist
Christian Gottfried Geist
Katharina Geist
Sofie Geist
Karl Geist
Friedrich Johann Geist
Karoline Geist
Anna Barbara Geist

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)

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    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 12

    War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.


    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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