NameChristiane Louise Geiger
Birth21 Dec 1866, Feuerbach, Germany
LivedBuffalo, New York, then Long Island
Death6 Jan 1918, Chicago, Illinois
OccupationRetailer (grocery) [on 1910 US Census]
MiscellanyHome: 24 Rendlenstrasse, Feuerbach “still has people living in it” (--Margery, 1978); Divorced George; death listed as 1 Jan on LDS Pedigree
Flags#Greiners, Immigrant, Linked, Thumbnail, [FamLabel], [Gen11], [GenYes]
FatherJohann Tobias Geiger (1838-1919)
MotherKatharine Barbara Haug (1832-1877)
Birth11 Jun 1863, Stuttgart, Germany
Lived1930, 6512 N. Fairfield Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Death20 Dec 1936, Chicago, Illinois
Burial23 Dec 1936, Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
MiscellanyWent by “George” (e.g., 1930 Census); he and Carl Schuster have same mother;
ChildrenLillian Margaret (1889-1938)
Birth3 Jul 1873, Klein-Eislingen (Wurttemberg), Germany
Lived1910, 712 Garfield Ave, Chicago, Illinois
Lived1930, 2217 Fremont Street, Chicago, Illinois
Death9 May 1940, Chicago, Illinois
OccupationStore on Orchard St., Chicago; in 1910, railroad tinsmith; in 1930 railroad sheet metal worker
MiscellanyGeorge Greiner's half-brother;
ChildrenDorothy (Dora) (1890-)
 Caroline (1892-1970)
 Rose Louise (1895-1975)
 Clara M. (1903-1973)
 Harold (1906-)
 Arthur (1909-)
Notes for Christiane Louise Geiger
“Descendants of Tobias Geiger” reports that Christiane Louise had sons John and George with her first husband John George Greiner. It also cites a letter in “Clara Schuster’s bio” that reports that Christiane had nine children altogether--presumably John, George, & Lillian with John G. Greiner, and Dorothy (Dora), Caroline, Rose, Clara, Harold, and Arthur with Karl Charles Schster.

Question: What is Clara Schuster’s bio?

My mother’s mother (Louise S.) & her two sisters came from Feuerbach Germany (I hope the information I got was right.) I don’t have the date when they came, but as close as I figure they came in the mid 1880’s or maybe just before. My grandma Louise settled in Buffalo, N.Y. and married George Greiner who also came over from Germany. He was a baker, & brought his sister of 18 over. She became a nun and died there very young. He was very angry with the Catholic Church [since] they wouldn’t let him see her at any time. So he married Grandma Louise and my mother was born. They lived there [in Buffalo] a while & then came to Chicago. His (step) brother Karl Schuster had come over also and settled in Chicago. Grandma divorced Greiner and married his (step) brother Karl. They got along OK together, so then I had two grandfathers on that side. All the other children born [to grandma Louise] were Schusters. My grandmother Louise lived the rest of her years (to 49) in Chicago.

-- Ethel Mayer Vogt, 1979 letter to her grandson Glenn

“Grandpa Greiner had married grandma (Louise) when he came over from Germany and settled in Buffalo; my mother was born there [in Buffalo]. They moved to Chicago where grandma Louise divorced him and married his step brother Carl Schuster (both had the same mother and came over from Germany). They accepted the situation, so no jealousy or anger existed between them. So I knew and was raised with two grandfathers and one grandmother on my mother’s side. Both were very good to me. Grandma (Louise) died in Jan. 1918, the year of an awful snow storm and near end of World War I. She died of pneumonia. I was 9.”

-- Ethel Mayer Vogt, May 1979 letter to her daughter Marcia

“When Aunt Kate [Katherine Friederike Geiger, older sister of Christiane Luise] married [Wilhem] Schatz, your mother’s father George Greiner and my grandmother Karoline [Christiane Karoline Wilhelmine Geiger] were witnesses to the marriage. The date was Nov. 8,1887—Martha Memorial Church, 52st & 10th Ave., New York [a German Evangelical (Lutheran) Church] ... there’s a strong possibility your grandmother [Christiane Luise Geiger] met George Greiner at that time.”

-- Gertrude Schneegas O’Keefe, April15 1981 letter to Margery Mayer
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