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(?) Geiselman (M)

     (?) Geiselman married Cora Ellen Leader, daughter of Joseph K. Leader and Rebecca Day.


Benjamin Franklin Geiselman1,2 (M)

     He married Emma Jane Sechrist. Benjamin Franklin Geiselman was New Tag Obituary from a 25 Dec. 1927 York Co., Pennsylvania newspaper:


Jacobus, Dec. 25. - A paralytic stroke which he suffered last Thursday morning caused the death at 5 o'clock this evening of Benjamin Franklin Geiselman, of this place. He had been unconscious since he was stricken. He was aged 73 years, months and four days.

He is survived by his widow, Matilda; three children, Miss Lillie Geiselman, at home; Robert Geiselman and Mrs. B.G. Dellinger, both of this place; a sister, Mrs. F.R. Krout, York and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, with brief services at the house at 10 a.m. and further services in Evangelical church at this place. Rev. E.S. Hill, of Loganville, will be the officiating clergyman. Burial will take place in the cemetery adjoining the church. N.J. Leader, local funeral director, will be in charge of the funeral."
On 25 December 1927 at York Co., Pennsylvania.


Child of Benjamin Franklin Geiselman and Emma Jane Sechrist
Vertie Ellen Geiselman+ b. 16 Mar 1885, d. 15 Jan 1986


  1. [S6] Dellinger Book, Billet & Dellinger.
  2. [S53] Dellinger - Kattermann, Donald F. Billet.

Vertie Ellen Geiselman1,2 (F)
b. 16 March 1885, d. 15 January 1986
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     Vertie was born at Jacobus, York Co., Pennsylvania, on 16 March 1885. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Geiselman and Emma Jane Sechrist. She married Bertram G. Dellinger at Jacobus, York Co., Pennsylvania, on 24 November 1904. Vertie was listed as Bertram G. Dellinger's wife on the 1910 Census at York Co., Pennsylvania. Vertie died on 15 January 1986 at Jacobus, York Co., Pennsylvania, at age 100. She was New Tag Obituary from the 16 Jan. 1986 York Dispatch:


Mrs. Vertie Dellinger Dies of York

JACOBUS - Mrs. Vertie E. Dellinger, 100, of 11 N. Main St., died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven-York, where she was recently admitted.

The was the wife of the late Bertram G. Dellinger.

Born in Jacobus, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Frank and Emma Sechrist Geiselman.

Mrs. Dellinger would have been 101 on March 16. She was the oldest resident of Jacobus.

She was a retired cigarmaker, the oldest member of Christ United Methodist Church and Sunday school. She was a member of Jacobus fire company auxiliary.

Survivors include:

One son - Richard C. Dellinger, York.

Five daughters - Emma L. Dellinger, Elizabeth R. Keeney, and Charlotte R. Snyder, all of Jacobus; Margaret A. Hedrick, York; and Gladys M. Trout, Seven Valleys.

Fourteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Heffner Funeral Home of Jacobus Inc., 53 N. Main St.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Her pastor, the Rev. John Loewen, will officiate. Burial will be in Christ United Methodist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., Jacobus, Pa. 17407."
On 16 January 1986 at York Co., Pennsylvania. Her body was interred on 18 January 1986 at Jacobus, York Co., Pennsylvania, at EUB Cemetery.


Children of Vertie Ellen Geiselman and Bertram G. Dellinger
Clair Franklin Dellinger b. 1905, d. 1909
Robert Earl Dellinger b. 3 Jun 1906, d. 22 Jul 1970
Emma Louise Dellinger b. 15 Dec 1907, d. 5 Nov 1987
Charlotte Romaine Dellinger+ b. 7 Oct 1911
Dwight Dellinger b. 1914, d. 1914
Margaret Alverta Dellinger+ b. 17 Mar 1915


  1. [S6] Dellinger Book, Billet & Dellinger.
  2. [S53] Dellinger - Kattermann, Donald F. Billet.

Irma Ida Geisler1 (F)
b. 1921, d. 1968

     Irma was born in 1921. She married Clarence Andrew Coverstone Sr.. Irma died in 1968.


  1. [S81] Rinker - Dellinger, Eleanor Rinker Migliore.

Lawrence Geissler (M)

     He married Ruth Whiteleather.


Florence A. Geist (F)
b. 1 March 1883, d. 14 September 1972

     Florence was born on 1 March 1883. She married Carl Garfield Prugh on 17 March 1903. Florence died on 14 September 1972 at age 89.

Children of Florence A. Geist and Carl Garfield Prugh
Gretchen D. Prugh+ b. 14 Nov 1903
Alice Glenn Prugh+ b. 2 Mar 1906
Sarah Josephine Prugh+ b. 14 Oct 1908
Nina Catherine Prugh+ b. 2 Apr 1911
Florence Jean Prugh+ b. 30 Mar 1913
Charity Hillegard Prugh+ b. 11 Aug 1915

Elisabeth Geistweit (F)
b. 13 October 1778

     Elisabeth Geistweit was born on 13 October 1778 at Hellam Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania. She married Johan Henry Dietz, son of Johan George Dietz and Anna Magdalena Schmidt.


Children of Elisabeth Geistweit and Johan Henry Dietz
George Dietz b. c 1806
Henry M. Deeds+ b. 15 Sep 1809, d. 26 Jan 1892
Samuel Dietz b. c 1816
John Dietz b. c 1818
Daniel Dietz b. c 1820
Amos Dietz b. c 1822
Leah Dietz b. 1824
Mary Dietz b. 1826

Caroline Louisa Gelston (F)
b. 13 August 1866, d. 21 July 1943
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     Caroline was born at New York on 13 August 1866. She was the daughter of Rev. Mills B. Gelston and Caroline Fanning. Caroline Louisa Gelston was graduation-college in 1888 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan; Caroline graduated from the University of Michigan Department of Literature, Science and the Arts in 1888. She was She took a job in Indianapolis teaching Greek and Latin at the Girls Classical School of suffragette May Wright Sewall. She met James Albert Woodburn, who had come to Indianapolis to lecture at the University Extension division. At Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana. She married James Albert Woodburn at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, on 30 November 1893. Caroline Louisa Gelston was New Tag The following is an obituary from an unknown newspaper, dated July 21, 1943.

"Mrs. Woodburn Passes at 76" Retired educator ill for brief period

Mrs. Caroline Gelston Woodburn, 12 Geddes Hgts, wife of James A.
Woodburn and, like her husband, a retired educator, died early today at
the age of 76 in St. Joseph's Mercy hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Woodburn's father, the late Rev. Mills B. Gelston, was a Presbyterian minister in Ann Arbor for a number of years after the family moved here in 1876. Mrs. Woodburn, whose mother was the late Caroline Fanning Gelston, was born Aug. 13, 1866, in Rushville, N.Y.

She was graduated in 1888 from the University of Michigan and afterwards
taught at Wellesley College, Mass., and at the May Wright Sewell school
at Indianapolis until her marriage in 1893 to Mr. Woodburn. They lived
in Bloomington, Ind., where Mr. Woodburn was professor of American
history at the University of Indiana, until his retirement in 1924. The family then moved to Ann Arbor.

Mrs. Woodburn was a life member of the Presbyterian church and a charter
member of the Indiana League of Women Voters. She also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, the American Association of University Women, and Delta Gamma sorority.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, James Gelston Woodburn, Madison, Wis; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest H. Wiecking, Alexandria, Va; and three grandchildren. On 21 July 1943. Caroline died on 21 July 1943 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, at age 76. Her body was interred in July 1943 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, at Rose Hill Cemetery.


Children of Caroline Louisa Gelston and James Albert Woodburn
James Gelston Woodburn+ b. 30 Nov 1894, d. 1980
Janet McMillan Woodburn+ b. 2 Oct 1900, d. 7 Jun 1980
Edward Albert Woodburn b. 26 Jul 1904, d. 4 Oct 1904

Rev. Mills B. Gelston (M)

     Rev. Mills B. Gelston married Caroline Fanning.


Child of Rev. Mills B. Gelston and Caroline Fanning
Caroline Louisa Gelston+ b. 13 Aug 1866, d. 21 Jul 1943

Anna Belle Gelvin (F)
b. 24 November 1870, d. 5 October 1948
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     Anna Belle Gelvin was born on 24 November 1870 at Oregon, Holt Co., Missouri. She was the daughter of Mathew William Gelvin and Mary Elizabeth Tritt. Anna Belle Gelvin died on 5 October 1948 at Oregon, Holt Co., Missouri, at age 77.


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