Geile Genealogy | Geile Notes
Henry Joseph (Joe) Geile & Anna Marie (Mary) Hennecke| John Frederick Geile & Mary Sophia Baudendistel | Edward Henry Geile & Olga A. Reitz | Robert Geile & Marie Elizabeth Ida Finlay
Ferdinand Baudendistel & Maria Sophia Schumer ( Mary Sophia Baudendistel's parents) | Joseph Anton Baudendistel & Maria Katharina Hund (Ferdinand's parents) | Franz Joseph Baudendistel & Maria Elizabeth Busam | Johann Karl Baudendistel & Gertrud Birck | Anton Baudendistel & Anna Maria Wilhelm | Michael Baudendistel & Kunigunda Klumpp | Martin Baudendistel & Magdalena Steimers | Peter Baudendistel & Barbara |
Franz Anton Schumer & Anna Marie Mertens (Maria Sophia Schumer's parents | Johannes Christoph Schumer & Maria Catherine Schulte | Anton Schumer & Anna Maria Kluppel | Johannes Schumer & Maria Agatha Koch
Theodore Joseph Geile, Sr. (brother of Henry Joseph Geile)
John Frederick Geile was born May 31, 1860, in Yount, Perry County, Missouri, to Henry Joseph (Joe) Geile and Anna Marie (Mary) Hennecke.
Mary Sophia Baudendistel was born June 2, 1865, in Perry County, Missouri, to Ferdinand Baudendistel and Maria Sophia Schumer.
In the August 28, 1860 census, St. Mary's Township, Perry County, Missouri, we find John's family with his Dad, Joseph (34) is a farmer with a real estate value of 1000 and personal property value of 800, born in Prussia. Also in the home are his mother Mary (31), and the children Mary (7), Francis (5), Theodore (4), Joseph (2), and John (3/12).
In the August 4, 1870 census, St. Mary's Township, Perry County, Missouri, John is 9 years old, living with his parents, Joseph Geile (43) and Mary (40), and his siblings Mary (18), Francis (15), Theodore (13), Joseph (11), Henry (7), Elizabeth (5), and Louisa (3). Joseph is a blacksmith, with real estate valued at 2000 and personal property valued at 500. He is from Prussia and his parentage is listed as father and mother of a foreign birth. Mary is keeping home.
Both Yount, where John was born, and Silver Lake are in St. Mary's Township, Perry County, Missouri.
From John's obituary, in 1874, the family moved to Silverlake.
From left to right, Frank Geile, John F. Geile, and Henry Geile.
In the June 4, 1880 census, St. Mary's Township, Perry County, Missouri, John is age 19 working as an apprentice blacksmith for his father. His father, Joseph Geile (54) is from Amsberge, as well as his parents, and is farming. Mary (51) is also from Amsberge, as well as her parents, and she is keeping house. His siblings in the home are Henry (17) as a clerk in a store, Elizabeth (16), Louisa (13), and Jannie (8). There are two farm laborers in the home.
John and Mary were married February 16, 1885 per marriage record at St. Rose of Lima Church in Silverlake. He was 24 years old and she was 19 years old.
John and Mary's first child, Annie Sophia Geile, was born December 17, 1885. She died August 18, 1896, at the age of 10 years. She was baptized 12/25/1885, and her sponsors were Joseph Henry Geile & Mary Sophia Baudendistel
John and Mary's second child (my great grandfather), Edward Henry Geile, was born October 27, 1887.
From History of Southeast Missouri, The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888: John F. Geile, blacksmith at Silver Lake, is a native of Perry County, born in 1860. He attended the public schools and worked on the farm with his father until attaining his eighteenth year, when he began learning his trade. After completing his apprenticeship he worked in various cities, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Gardner, Dak., until 1883, when he formed a partnership with his brother at Silver Lake. In 1885 he took full charge of the shop, and has since been sole proprietor. In February, 1886, he was united in marriage with Mary Baudendistel, and to their union have been born two children: Anna and Edward.
John and Mary's third child, Louise (Lou/Lulu) Mary Geile, was born January 6, 1890. She would marry George Mainner and live to the age of 94 years, having no children.
Her baptism was 1/26/1890, sponsors Ferdinand B. & Louise Geile
John and Mary's fourth child, Louis Frank Geile, was born October 16, 1891. He would marry Laura Anderson and have two children, Gladys L. and Laura. He ran a general store and was the postmaster of McBride, Missouri. His baptism was 10/25/1891, sponsors Frank Hunold & Kathryn Baudendistel.
John and Mary's fifth child, Rosa Eveline Geile, was born August 23, 1893. She would marry Christian W. Schneider and have one child, Robert Jules Schneider. Rosa lived to age 85 and her baptism was Aug 30 1893, sponsors Josephine Geile & Henry Doll.
John and Mary's sixth child, Clemants Frank Geile, was born September 3, 1895. He died on October 9, 1895, at the age of 1 month, 6 days. He was baptized 9/15/1895, sponsors Rev. Moenig & Lizzie Hunold.
On August 18, 1896, John and Mary's first daughter, Annie, died.
John and Mary's seventh child, Emmett Andrew Geile, was born October 10, 1896. He was baptized 10/18/1896, sponsors Andrew Doll & Kate Baudendistel. He would live with his Baudendistel grandparents until the age of 7 and only spoke German. He would marry Agnes Banasak and have one child, Gerald Geile.
Mary Sophia Baudendistel died December 27, 1896, at the age of 31 years, and is buried at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silverlake, Missouri.
Mary Sophia Geile's obituary reads: Just at the noon hour on Sunday, December 27, 1896, while all faces in our little town of Silver Lake wore a smile of joy and gayety, there was a sudden change, and all seemed sad and thoughtful. The cause of this change was the news of the death of one of our most esteemed and respected ladies, Mrs. John Geile. On Monday morning our little church changed its gay attires to the black veils of mourning and the joyous Christmas mass to the mournful chant of the requiem mass. The remains were followed by a large procession of sorrowful relatives and friends to the last resting place in our little cemetery. She leaves a husband, five children, a father and mother, four sisters and two brothers, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death. The entire community deeply sympathizes with the bereaved ones of her home and near relatives. Though our home is made desolate, though our hearts are made sad, the thoughts of your happiness, still make us feel glad. A Friend. (The Perry County Sun, January 8, 1897)
John married Mary's sister, Katherine M Baudendistel, on October 3, 1898, per marriage record and marriage license at St. Rose of Lima Church in Silverlake. He was 38 years and she was 24 years old (born January 17, 1874).
John and Katherine's first child, Julia Clara Geile, was born August 6, 1899. She would never marriage and lived to the age of 81 years. He was baptized 8/13/1899, sponsors Frank & Lizzie Hunold. She was a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell.
John and Katherine's second child, Placid J. Geile, was born October 5, 1900. He would marry Nellie Schlinder (cousin of Fannie Schlinder) and have two children, Kathryn Rose Geile and Suzann Marie Geile. He would live to the age of 73 years. He was baptized 10/7/1900, sponsors Silvenius Layton & Minnie Baudendistel.
In the June 7, 1900 census, St. Mary's Township, Perry County, Missouri, John (40) is born May 1860, and has been married 1 year (to his second wife), is a blacksmith, can read, write, and speak English, owns a farm with a farm schedule of 59. John's step-mom, Katie M. (28), was born June 1881, and has 1 child who is living. The children are Eddie (12) born Nov 1887, Lulu (10) born Jan 1890, Louis (8) born Oct 1891, Rosa (7) born Jan 1893, and Julia (9/12) born Sept 1899, all having attended school six months of the year. John's brother Frank is listed at the bottom of the page, living nearby.
LEFT TO RIGHT
Louis (standing), John (father), Placid (baby), Edward (standing), Julia (standing in back), Louise (standing in front), Kathryn (John's second wife), and Rose. Placid was the first child by his second wife, Kathryn, born October 05, 1900, which places the date for this photo.
In 1904, John was elected Sheriff of Perryville. (get documentation)
John and Katherine's third child, Caroline M. Geile, was born February 27, 1906. She would marry Lewis H. Kuhn and have two children, Carol Ann and Richard Kuhn. She would live to be 92 years old.
John and Katherine's fourth child, Sylvester J. "Wailey" Geile, was born May 12, 1907. He would marry Lucille Imogene "Peter" Carlton. He lived to the age of 71 years and had no children.
John and Katherine's fifth child, Gertrude Geile, was born May 9, 1909. She would marry Godfrey (Sandy) Sanders and have two children, Jack and Jane Sanders.
In the 1910 census, Central Township, Perryville, Missouri, Ward 2, District 0060, John (49) has been married 11 years, with an occupation of "stock buyer" at "live stock," working on his own account. He owned his home free of mortgage. Katie (36) had 6 children, with 5 living (who was the 6th child?). The children are Louise (18), Rosa (16), Emmett (13), Julia (10), Placitus (9), Caroline (5), Sylvester (2), and Gertrude (1). I note an Andrew Keifer living next door. Is this related to Charles Keifner, business partner in road construction.
In 1910, John was County Collector. (get documentation)
In the 1920 census, Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, District 0066, John (60) owns his home free of mortgage at 416 Ste. Genevieve Street, and is a "live stock dealer." Catherine (46) is a housekeeper. Lulu (30) is a stenographer for salary. Rosa (25) is a telephone operator for salary. Emmett (23) is a laborer for wages. Julia (20) is working at home.
I found a 1915 map which included Ste. Genevieve Street and discovered that it has been renamed as a continuation of Grand Street. There is a 416 Grand today, but it is on the wrong side of Magnolia. Based on the census, after the listings for Magnolia, the house numbers begin in the 300's and then the 400's. So I believe the house would have been in the second block on Grand from Magnolia. The house numbers are 406, 407, 408, 409, 415, and 416.
The great depression was from October 29, 1929 – 1941.
In the 1930 census, Perryville, Central Township, District 0009, John (69) owns a home valued at 3500. He owns a radio set. He is a "contractor" in the "road construction" industry. He is not a veteran. Katheryn (56) has no occupation. Sylvester (22) is a "laborer" in road construction. Laura (13), a granddaughter, is also in the home. John's son, Louis Frank Geile, had a daughter named Laura.
In 1930, he joined the stockholders of Home Trust Company. (get documentation)
John Frederick Geile died March 3, 1938, at the age of 77 years, 9 months, and 2 days and is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Perryville, Missouri. He had 12 children. His death certificate gives a cause of myocarditis, found dead in field from over exertion. His profession is "banker."
In the 1940 census, Perryville, Central Township, Catherine (66) is living in the home alone. The home is valued at 4000.
Katherine Baudendistel died on December 19, 1966, at the age of 92 years and is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Perryville, Missouri.
Obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec 20, 1966.