[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Geisbrecht/Giesbrecht/Giesebrecht

Jill Palko jillbripalko at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 08:47:18 PDT 2005

Hallo to all members
I am new to this site. I am researching the surname Giesebrecht with
alternate spellings. According to the pastor of the Zion Evangelistic Church
of Johnstown, PA, the original spelling of my ancestor's name was Wilhelm
Giesebrecht. He was born 1867, emigrated 1890 from Russia Poland. He was a
coal miner laborer who lived most of his life in Brownstown Boro
Pennsylvania USA. His wife was Maria Goertz born about 1864, emigrated 1896,
died 1917.
According to extensive searching, and by queries made in Germany, my surname
is found in the databases of Sochaczew/Warschau and Volhynia. I think I am
in the right place. If this is not the correct mailing list, I apologize
My ancestors have left me little clues as to their origin, and they have
become lost to me. My great-grandfather, Wilhelm, disappeared after the
Johnstown flood of 1936, and I have not been able to locate his place of
If any one has any information about this surname or can offer any help, I
would very much be appreciative. This has been a long, difficult and lonely
search. I could really use a hand.
Thank you to everyone.
Jill Anne (Geisbrecht) Palko

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