Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jacob Geiersdorf

Jacob Geiersdorf was born on June 10, 1833 in Bavaria, Germany, and died in Brooklyn, New York, on August 15, 1904. According to Mr. Geiersdorf's obituary, in the August 26, 1904 Sandusky Daily Register, he had been the former proprietor of the Lake House in Sandusky. An article in the Brooklyn Eagle the mentions saloon of Jacob Geiersdorf on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn in 1884.

Erie County Probate Court records show that on June 4, 1864, Jacob Geiersdorf married Caroline Zimmerman. Caroline's sister Barbara married August Kuebeler. Another sister, Christina, wed Jacob Kuebeler. The Kuebeler brothers established the Kuebeler Brewing Company in Sandusky, and each had beautiful mansions on the west side of Sandusky.

Caroline Zimmerman Geiersdorf died in September, 1911. Oakland Cemetery interment cards indicate that Jacob and Caroline Geiersdorf's burial plots lie just south of the Geiersdorf monument in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery.

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