Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1859|
The following information is from the page 693, section The Methodist Episcopal Church, chapter on History of Osage County, in the book History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties, Missouri:
In 1856 several German families (Runge, Schultz, Kuhagen, Gens and Kasming) located on Indian Creek, and two years later Charles and Godfrey (Carl and Gottfried) Giecke, who had letters from a German Methodist Church at Cincinnati, Ohio. The latter two succeeded in organizing a church, and Rev. Hoech, of Hermann, was secured as a preacher; also Godfrey was made a preacher, and held services at his home. The first church was built in 1859, but in 1879 a stone church, valued at $1,500, was erected and dedicated by Rev. M. Dewein (P.E.). The circuit including Bland and Indian Creek has 137 members, 67 of whom are at Indian Creek, under Rev. H. Miller.
Gieck was first owner of land out of the Louisiana Purchase, acquiring 240 acres in Sections 24 and 25, T42N, R08W in Osage County on June 10, 1857, paying cash through the St. Louis Land Office. He is listed as Johnn G. Gieck of Hamilton County, Ohio on the land certificate (Find A Grave contributor Cynthia Farmer-Nold).
Margaretha Esper Schmidt (1818 - 1878)*
Caroline W. Gieck Morre (1851 - 1928)*
Regina Gieck Steiner (1853 - 1919)*
Emilie Gieck Morre (1857 - 1917)*
John William Gieck (1859 - 1913)*
Charles Joseph Gieck (1859 - 1946)*
Note: loosely translated: Men will forget property, possessions, name, and education, but when a man preaches salvation, the community will praise him.
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Jan 26, 2009
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Friede ihrer Asche und Ehre ihrem Andenken! (Peace to their ashes and honor to their memories!)|
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