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Algonquin Historic
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Christian H. Geister

Died, at his home in Elgin, aged 59 years, 4 months and 1 day, Christian H. Geister, for many years a resident of Algonquin. Mr. Geister was born in Barrs, Germany, Oct. 20, 1854, and came to America with his parents when a young man, and made his home near Algonquin. He engaged in the farming pursuit and was very successful, eventually becoming the owner of one of the best farms between this village and Crystal Lake, and later erected a palatial residence in the village, where he resided until ten years ago, when he sold his residence property and moved to Elgin , where he lived until the time of his death. Deceased engaged in the feed and coal business while a citizen of this village and held offices of public trust, being at one time the treasurer of the village. The funeral was held at Elgin, in the St. Paul church. Tuesday, at 12 o'clock , and the remains brought to Algonquin on the 1:50 train for burial in the local cemetery.

Mr. Geister leaves to mourn, his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Otto Eggebrecht of Elgin, his brother Henry of Algonquin, and a sister, Mrs. Wm. Wascher of Cary, Many Algonquin friends extend sympathy to the stricken family.

 

Nunda Herald
February 26, 1914

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