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Daniel Christoph Geist, the earliest member that I've traced so far, came from the western Pommerania town of Tribohm, but crossed over the river Recknitz into Mecklenburg-Schwerin, where he married and raised a family.
Another Geist, Karl Christian, also from Tribohm, did the same. And while Daniel's death is not recorded, Karl's is--twice! Once in 1859, during a cholera epidemic, and once in 1862. I believe the 1859 record actually refers to Daniel.
I don't know how Karl and Daniel were related, but Karl was about two years older, so they could have been brothers. According to the 1862 death record, Karl's father was Peter Heinrich Geist.
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Quick overview of my line of descent
Below is a list of my direct ancestors with this surname.
It begins with the earliest known and (usually) ends when a female ancestor marries into another family.
No information on living persons is included.
Note: All places are in Mecklenburg-Schwerin unless otherwise stated.
- Daniel Christoph GEIST, born about 1790 in Tribohm, Pommern, Germany. He married on 1 November 1816 in Marlow parish Eva Marie Johanne HOOT (born 9 August 1794 in Kneese village; christened 10 August 1794 in Marlow parish; died 29 April 1850 in Allerstorf village; buried 2 May 1850 in Marlow parish). Their children included:
- Heinrich Karl Joachim GEIST, born 10 November 1827 in Allerstorf village; christened 11 November 1827 in Marlow parish; died 12 August 1858 in Allerstorf village; buried 14 August 1858 in Marlow parish. He married on 21 October 1853 in Marlow parish, Johanna Friederike Sophie Marie GRAEVENITZ (born 24 August 1829 in Petersdorf village; christened 30 August 1829 Klosterkirche parish in Ribnitz). Their children included:
- Johanne Henriette Wilhelmine Christiane GEIST, born 30 Septemer 1852 in Allerstorf village; christened 3 October 1852 in Marlow parish; died 27 August 1882 in Ottawa County, Ohio; buried in Christy Chapel Cemetery, Ottawa County, Ohio. She married about 1877 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Johann Heinrich Christian Theodor PIEPLOW, (born 9 April 1850 in Tressentin village; died 10 January 1933 in Danbury, Ottawa County, Ohio; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Ottawa County, Ohio).
- Source Summary
A list, in chronological order, of the sources for this family that have been posted on this website.
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- Geist Message Board
RootsWeb Message Board for the Geist surname
- Geist Mailing List
RootsWeb Mailing List for the Geist surname