Maria Antonia Geisendoerfer was to emigrate with her son Hans Wilhelm Geisendoerfer from Bremen on the ship Berlin and arriving in New York on September 17, 1928. Her mother Barbara Moritz having returned to Germany sometime earlier, was also on the same ship. They were again listed as visting Henry Ziegler. Maria Antonia Geissendoerfer's closest relative was her husband Erwin Geisendoerfer living at Kaiserstrasse 9a, Durmersheim, Baden, Germany.


Maria Antonia Moritz

Birth: 18.06.1900 Durmersheim, Baden, Germany. She was the daughter of Wilhelm Moritz and Barbara Albinger.

Death: August 1992 Buffalo, Erie, New York


Geisendorfer - Mary A. (Moritz) August 26, 1992, wife of the late Erwin A.; mother of John W. (Betty M.); grandmother of Allan, Linda Swan and Bruce Geisendorfer; also survived by four great-grandchildren, aunt of Thea Brauch of Germany and Ray Ziegler. Friends may call Friday only, 2-4 and 7-9pm, at McKendry-Dengler Funeral Home Inc., 2450 Main Street, Buffalo, where funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30am and from St. Vincent dePaul R.C. Church at 10 am. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

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Marriage: about 1922 Durmersheim, Baden, Germany

Erwin Geisendoerfer

Birth: 19.08.1901 Germany

Death: October 1976 Buffalo, Erie, New York


Geisendorfer - Irwin A. October 15, 1976; beloved husband of Mary A. Moritz Geisendorfer; father of John W. Geisendorfer; also survived by three grandchildren; brother of Marie Mueller and Anna Lautenschlager of Germany. Funeral service from the Carlton A. Ullrich Funeral Home Inc., 3272 Bailey Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock and at St. Vincent dePaul Church at 9:30 o'clock. Friends are invited. The family will be present between 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Flowers gratefully declined. Masses in Mr. Geisendorfer's memory to St. Vincent dePaul Church would be appreciated. Calls may be made at the funeral home after 2 pm Sunday

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Hans (John) Wilhelm Geisendoerfer

Birth: about 1924


Betty Guenther

Birth: 29 .06.1923 Buffalo, New York

Death: 25.03.2008 Camillus, Onondaga, New York

Betty Geisendoerfer

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Betty M Geisendorfer 84, of Camillus, died Tuesday at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born and raised in Buffalo, she lived in Camillus since 1962. Betty was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church and its choir. She was formerly employed by Prudential in Buffalo and Witherill's in Camillus. Her interests included bowling, gardening, playing cards, tennis and watching competitive sports. Betty was predeceased by her brother, Norman Guenther; and grandson, David Geisendorfer. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, John W. Geisendorfer; daughter, Linda (Mark) Swan of Lindley; sons, Allan (Ann) Geisendorfer of Schenectady and Bruce (Laura) Geisendorfer of Copley, OH; sister, Shirley (Robert) Felsman of Cheektowaga; six grandchildren; three nephews and one niece. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 5108 W. Genesee St., Camillus.



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Henry Ziegler married the third daughter of Barbara Moritz and also lived in Buffalo. Anna Moritz eventually went to California.