Biography of J. H. Gieske
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

J. H. Gieske is a native of Germany, born June 6th, 1889. Came to America in 1844, to Elgin, Kane county, Illinois When twenty one years of age enlisted in the Fourth Missouri Cavalry as lieutenant under Captain Myers, who, in consequeues of deafness, was discharged, Mr. Gieske being promoted to fill the position. Participated in many battles, and after the battle of Pittsburgh Landing, was promoted to the rank of colonel of the Fourth Missouri, and was honorably discharged at St. Louis, May 10th, 1865. Returning home, he was ice dealer fifteen years, and was an auctioneer in his native state twenty years. In 1879, came to Hastings, and has since been manager of the Western hotel. Married Sophia Weber in 1859. John L. F., August C., Herman H., Ameail I., Walter C., Will. N., and Matilda are their living children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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