Christine <I>Ritter</I> Giessmann

Christine Ritter Giessmann

Birth
Germany
Death 30 Jun 1904 (aged 47)
New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 18685096 · View Source
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Victim of the General Slocum Disaster - age 47 (death cert listings says 27) Death cert # 3856 Bronx, lived at 114 East 4th Street

Aged 27 years, married. Survived the initial mayhem of the General Slocum disaster on 15 June 1904, as per the New
York Herald (1 July 1904.) Developed erysipelas after being rescued by a fireman who struck her a blow to the cheek in an attempt to incapacitate her, as her panic threatened to cause both of them to drown. Died at Lincoln Hospital.

In the New York Herald, as well as in other newspapers, the surname was spelled "Gessman". Name is spelled "Geissman(n)" in the NYC Municipal Deaths database as well as in earlier newspaper lists of the hospitalized.


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  • Created by: Judi Braddick
  • Added: 30 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18685096
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christine Ritter Giessmann (22 Jun 1857–30 Jun 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18685096, citing Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Judi Braddick (contributor 46567877) .