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Johann Heinrich Geier

Johann Heinrich Geier

Male 1867 - 1931  (64 years)

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  • Name Johann Heinrich Geier 
    Born 30 March 1867  Krotenhof, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hof is a city located on the banks of the Saale in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria, in the Franconia region, at the Czech border and the forested Fichtelgebirge and Frankenwald upland regions. The city of Hof is enclosed by, but does not belong to the Bavarian district of Hof; it is nonetheless the district's administrative seat.Hof was originally called Rekkenze and established around the year 1080. The settlement was first mentioned 1214 and became a town in 1319. After a rather uneventful history, the town became Prussian in 1792, French in 1806 and finally Bavarian in 1810. In 1823, the town was virtually destroyed by a fire. In 1945, it suffered minor destruction due to aerial attacks. From 1945 to 1990 Hof lay very close to the border between East Germany and West Germany. In 1989 thousands of East German citizens, who had demanded the right to travel or emigrate to West Germany and had been allowed to do so, first arrived on western soil at Hof's railroad station, having been placed on a special train and officially "expelled" by the East German government. Hof is also known as Bavarian Siberia because temperatures are usually several degrees lower than in most other parts of Bavaria, particularly in winter, and because civil servants were often transferred to Hof as a punishment. The city's most important work of art, the Hofer altar, dates from about 1465 and is exhibited in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich today. The Heidenreich organ in the parish church of St. Michaelis, completed in 1834, is considered one of Bavaria's finest.Hof is known for two local "delicacies", namely Schnitz, a kind of hotpot, and sausages boiled in a portable, coal-fired brass cauldron, which are sold in the streets by the sausage man (Wärschtlamo in the local dialect). There is also a particularly strong beer (Schlappenbier), which is available only on the first Monday after Trinity Sunday (Schlappentag). This tradition dates back to the establishment of the town militia which forced all shooters to take part in a special shooting training each year. To avoid penalties, a lot of shooters rushed out to the training area in the morning of the very last possible day, without even enough time to get dressed and thus still wearing their clogs (Schlappen). Hof is also known as Bavarian Siberia because temperatures are usually several degrees lower than in most other parts of Bavaria, particularly in winter, and because civil servants were often transferred to Hof as a punishment.
    Johann Heinrich Geier
    Johann Heinrich Geier
    Coat of Arms for Hof, Bavaria, Germany
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 22 Apr 1867  Kroetenhof, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St. Michaelis: Look-Up Volunteer; Karl Greim, Hof, Bavaria; hofgenealoge@freenet.de; Godfather was Johann Heinrich Geier of Moschendorf (today town of Hof)
    The church books of Hof belong to the church St. Michaelis in Hof. It is confirmed Johann Heinrich Geier was born out of wedlock. Hof Baptisms 1867 - No. 240: " Kroetenhof house no. 1 - midwife Soellner - Johann Heinrich, illegitimate son of the unmarried Margaretha Geier in Kroetenhof (she is a daughter of Rosina Geier in Moschendorf, Evangelical - Lutheran), was born on Saturday March 30 in the morning at 7 o'clock, baptized on Monday April 22. Godfather Johann Heinrich, oldest son of Rosina Geier in Moschendorf. Godmother Anna Barbara, oldest daughter of Johann Wolf, master weaver in Joditz.? Notations subsequent: " According to the Royal District Court of Hof with date of 1867, June 12, file no. 438 the unmarried servant Johann Gottfried Wolf from Joditz acknowledged as father of the child.? " The surname is written "Geyer" in a letter from Mylau [town in Saxonia] in 1889".

    The history of the church St. Michaelis at Hof goes back to around the year 1230. The Protestant minister, Kaspar Löner, was an important minister of the reformation time. With the city fire of 1823, the church burned down, including the surrounding walls and towers. It was subsequently rebuilt. The alter of the church dates to 1884. The organ of St. Michaelis Church was built by the brothers Heidenreich in the years 1828-1834.
     
    Johann Heinrich Geier
    Johann Heinrich Geier
    St. Michael's Church - where baptism took place
    Died 10 April 1931  Piesteritz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID P84  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Geier Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2011 

    Father Johann Gottfried Wolf,   b. 1 Mar 1835, Joditz, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 May 1872  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Margarete or Margaretha Anna Henrietta Geier,   b. 14 Dec 1839, Crotenhof, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1898, Maylau, Vogtland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Lina Kutscher,   b. 7 Sept 1868, Meerane, Zwickau District, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1945, Wittenberg, Saxoney, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1889  Mylau, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mylau is a town in the Vogtlandkreis district, in the Free State of Sacony, Germany with 2912 citizens (present day). It is situated in the valleys of the Goltsch River and Raumbach, a stream flowing from Reichenbach im Vogtland that is locally known as the Soap Stream (German: Seifenbach) because of the textile painting factories that had been built by its banks. The town lies 6 km southweast of Greiz and 20 km southwest of Zwickau. In the 14th century, a settlement was built at the foot of Mylau Castle (1180). From Wikipedia.
    Notes 
    • According to my mother's older cousins there were three more children born to this marriage; however, they are not identified. One was a male who ended up in an insane asylum in Fischbach.
    Children 
    +1. Martha Marie Geier,   b. 26 July 1903, Reichenbach, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov. 1988, Frankfurt, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Kurt Willy Geier,   b. 11 Dec 1908, Lengenfeld, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 April 1945, Wittenberg, Sachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     3. Else Geier,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Klara Geier,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Oskar Geier,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2014 17:53:00 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 March 1867 - Krotenhof, Bavaria, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Nov 1889 - Mylau, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 April 1931 - Piesteritz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Link to Google Earth
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