It all started with Henry Gessert 1832~1914 who wasmarried on Jan 1856 to Minnie Knox 1838~1932.They had 3 children: *August Frederick 1862~1946 **Charles 1859~? ***Ida 1864~?
Now here's where it gets to be fun!These are big families:
*August Frederick Gessert m Mary Sophia Pagel 1864~1937 Their children: Mildred Loretta (my grandmother) 1894~1965 Lydia 1884-1892 Mary 1886-? Herbert Carl 1890-1914 Alma Bertha 1891-? Alta Ruth 1896-1984 George "Georgie" Washington 1899-1920 Mae - June 16th is the only date I have, sorry no year
**Charles Gessert m Minnie Brandt, I think Their children: August Emma William Arthur Raymond Elmer Olga Elsie Mildred
***Ida Gessert (1st marriage) to ? Klien (or Klein) Their children: Annie Klien Lottie Klien Ida's (2nd marriage) to Henry Diehr Their children: Elizabeth (married ?Wolfe) Harry Lawrence Elmer Lillian "Lilly" Lydia Inez