In the photo album I received not too long ago, there is a fine looking fellow was George Schneitzer. He lived in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus had a large population in an area which became known as German Village. He was the godfather of George Joseph Geiszler (1886-1974). George Joseph was the son of Henry Joseph Geiszler who married Magdalena Hoppe 3 Jul 1882. The couple married at Zion German Methodist Episcopal, so it’s possible that the godfather ceremony was done at this church.
These are all the facts I have to go one. One day I’d love to know why Henry and Margie chose George Schneitzer to be their son’s Godfather and potential namesake. The book suggests that George’s last name is Snitzer. What if George didn’t live in Ohio. The only time I’ve discovered a George N Snitzer is in the 1890 Veterans Schedule. He’s listed as having served in Ohio Infantry Volunteers Company K, 88th Other records suggest that his name is not listed in this record. I found a death record for George Schnidzeer with a birth in 1831 in Germany and a death in 1909 in Columbus, Ohio.
George’s name is not easily discoverable.