History of Maries Co, MO by Everett M. King, page 435: David Giesler, the oldest son of John, probably born in Tennessee, was married here to Sarah, daughter of John Bowman, and died before his father ( dates unknown). He was the parent of three children living to maturity, of whom two, Mary, wife of Jacob H. West, and Carey L., wife of Jerry Jones, are dead; their descendants are listed in the Bowman and Jones chapters. The third child, Edward Lee Giesler, married Mollie Mitchem and lives near Pea Vine Creek in the northeastern part of the county. After the death of David Giesler his widow married ‘Kiah" Joyce, and was the mother of four children by her second marriage: John who lately died; Hiram in California; Belle, wife of Jack Campbell; and Victoria, wife of Robert Moreland.
From MO Pioneers, Maries Co, MO, Abstracts from Will Book A, 1866-1888: GEISLER, JOHN, — will dated 10 Feb 1872: Wife, Elory Geisler, use of the land and at her death to sons, Noah, Joshua, William, & John (description of property). Personal property to daughters, Sarey A. Pierce, Mary J. Glenn, Susan A. Geisler, America Geisler. Names grandson *Edward Lee Geisler (note against Ely Geisler) when he arrives at age of 21 and granddaughters, *Mary A. & *Carey S. Geisler…at the age of 18 yrs. Exrs, sons, Joshua and John Geisler, Wit: G. W. Shinkie & Samuel Tipton. Rec. 3 Feb 1877. (W:99-l05)
Home in 1870: Johnson, Maries, MO John Geesler 59 m/w TN Elizabeth Geesler 54 f/w TN Sous. Ann Geesler 23 f/w MO America C Geesler 19 f/w MO John Geesler 16 m/w MO William Geesler 16 m/w MO *David Geesler 33 m/w "Invalid" MO *Sarah Geesler 32 f/w f/w *Mary Ann Geesler 12 f/w MO *Clerinda Geesler 4 f/w MO *Edward Lee Geesler 2 m/w MO