His obituary from Vicki (Contributor 47466191)
George Giesick was born February 14, 1854, at Walther, Russia, and died September 14, 1933, at Bison Kansas. He was united in marriage to Katherine Schiffner January 1, 1875 [1874, most likely!] and immigrated to America in Jan 1876 settling in Rush county, Kansas, where they engaged in farming, and later moved to Bison. In 1877 Mr. Giesick was converted and baptized by Rev. George Burgdorf, and when the Bison Baptist church was organized, Mr. and Mrs. Giesick were charter members. Mr. Giesick was active in church work, serving as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.At the time of his death he could say with the Psalmist, "The days of our years are three score years and ten, for he was 79 years and three months old. Mr. Giesick was stricken with cancer of the stomach some time ago and although he suffered much, was patient until the end. He was a kind and loving husband and father.Of the fifteen children born to this union, two died in infancy, and three sons, Adam, David and Samuel died in 1918, victims of the influenza. On August 28, 1933, his loving wife, with whom he had lived for almost 59 years, preceded him in death. He leaves to morn his loss, ten children: Conrad, Joseph, Henry, Herman, Benjamin and Miss Katherine of Bison; John of Timken; Jacob of Utica; Mrs. Elizabeth Forey (sic) [Forney] of Abilene; and Mrs. Lydia Mohr of Alva, Okla. Also six daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, twenty one grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.The funeral services were held from the Bison M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon, September 17th, conducted by Rev. Chappell and Rev. Vasel. Burial was in the Baptist cemetery.The following was dedicated to Brother and Sister Giesick by Mrs. L. Sehnert, Bison, Kansas: ‘They are now in their Heavenly mansion that the Savior for them has prepared. All their trials and troubles are over jn the wonderful City of God. Oh the country to which they have traveled Is more fair than has ever been told, But redeemed thru the mercy of Jesus All it's wonders they now do behold. In that land is found nothing unholy And there falleth no shadow of night Every scene glows in radiant brightness For the face of the Lord is its light. Oh the banks of that beautiful river Where the saints of all ages have trod They will walk in the sunshine and gladness In that glorious country of God.
Card of Thanks: We wish to thank all those who assisted, by their acts of kindness and words of sympathy during the sickness and death of our beloved father, also for the beautiful floral offering and the musical numbers furnished by the male quartets from the M.E. and German Baptist churches. The Family
Catharina Schiffner Gisick
Conrad C. Gisick
Elizabeth Gisick Forney
Lydia Gisick Moore
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