Bremen co-founder Josiah Geiselman, blacksmith, had 10 children, 7 of whom survived to adulthood, with wife Mary (born Ringle). The Geiselman name nevertheless died out in this area after just two generations. But one of Josiah and Mary’s children showed an early aptitude for art and become a stonecutter in Bremen.
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Eventually, Edward Geiselman moved on from gravestones and the like to fine art sculpture and became a successful monument artist.