I would like to exchange information with anyone researching Geske in McLean Co. Illinois or relating to any of the families below.Please contact me if you are interested.
Descendants of August Geske
Generation No. 1
1.AUGUST GESKE was bornin of "South Pommern", Germany, and died Bef. 1890 in Germany.He married WILHELMINA MANTHEY Bef. 1860 in Germany, daughter of AUGUST MANTILE and ELIZABETH MANTIG.She was born 10 February 1835 in Germany, and died 06 May 1922 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois.
Children of AUGUST GESKE and WILHELMINA MANTHEY are:
i. EMILIE WILHELMINE AUGUSTA GESKE, b. 26 January 1864, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois; d. 24 October 1932, at home, Pleasant Valley Township, Mower, Minnesota; m. FREDERICH FERDINAND THEODOR EWERT, 20 September 1884, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois; b. 26 October 1855, Trent, Rugen, Stralsund, Vorpommern, Prussia; d. 04 May 1949, Cascade Twp., Olmsted Co.,Minnesota.
ii. ULRIKE LOUISA ALBERTINE GESKE, b. 30 November 1861, Germany; d. 25 June 1922, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois; m. THEODOR FERDINAND SIEGFRIED PROCHNOW; b. 13 January 1856, Germany; d. 07 May 1919, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois.
iii. EDWARD GESKE, b. 1867, Klotzin, Kreis Schivelbein or Klotzen Kreis Neustettin, Pommern, Germany; d. 17 May 1947, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois; m. ALVINA SCHACHT, 07 July 1894, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois; b. 1875, Brutgen, Germany.
iv. ALBERT AUGUST FRIEDRICH GESKE, b. 07 January 1860; d. 17 May 1935, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois; m. GERTRUDE SOPHIE ERDMUTH SCHACHT, Germany; b. 18 September 1862; d. 07 November 1932.
v. GESKE, d. Bef. 1900, Germany.
vi. GESKE, d. Bef. 1900, Germany.
vii. GESKE, d. Bef. 1900, Germany.
At least one of these last three unknown Geske children lived long enough to have children.According to the 1900 census, Wilhelmina had 7 children, 4 living.The four living must be the other four.According to her obituary, she had grandchildren living in Germany.I would also be happy to hear from anyone who descends from Wilhelmina but stayed in Germany.I have a lot more information I can share.