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Charles Frederick Kister

Keister (or Kister) German Great Grandfather - machinist from the Berlin, Germany area: Charles "Carl" Frederick Kister - a colorized photo.

About Carl Freiderick Keister

Carl F. Keister (Kister) came over on the Herder Ship in 1881, with his family: wife, Theresa, and son Charles Freiderick. They also had a daughter with them that was only about 6 months old and she died aboard the ship. Her name was Hedwig. Carl was an engineer who was able to get a machinist job when the family arrived in Chicago. He was my Grandma Alma Helen's father and she was born in Chicago. ...more info

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Photo taken at Chicago, Cook County, IL
Charles Frederick Kister

Carl Freiderick Keister

Mini-biography
Born: ca. 1851 in Berlin, Germany
Died: May 4, 1886 (age 35) in Chicago, IL
Cause: Shot in the back during the Haymarket Riot

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