John Geigel 

*20 Aug 1868 - †17 Mar 1943
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a) Died of a heart attack. Fell over near the stove in the kitchen.
Bought their farm from George Schmidt at an auction for $3000.00.
Peter Geigel and Christina Kaltenbrun were attendants for John and Mary Geigel's wedding.
John Geigel was a cousin of Catherine Schwoerer's mother.
John never had a middle name.
He used to sit on a rocker in the n.e. corner of the kitchen near a big black cast iron range. He worked the land, farming all his life. He also sold "cord wood" from their land. In the 1936 atlas at the library, it is recorded that they owned 200 acres in Manitowoc County. He could never find his birth certificate registered at the court house. This was very common in those days, because of transportation and the language barrior. Records were not required until 1907.
John was also a carpenter at home. He built the washstand that stood in their kitchen. He also made tables.

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