Friday, March 27, 2009


I saw this request at the Stanislaus County message board at

I need a couple obit. lookups please.

Maxwell (Max) F. Gieser
b. Oct 7 1889, Russia
d. Oct 17 1971, Turlock, Stanislaus, CA.
m. Helen (Sanger) Gieser
parents: Frank Gieser and Elizabeth Groll...

Helen (Sanger) Gieser
b. July 18 1896
d. Sep. 15 1972
m. Max Gieser...

If anyone is willing to take headstone photos if you find out where they are buried at, I would love that! Thanks in advance.

I'm sorry that I'm not able to take headstone pictures for you, but here are Max and Helen's obituaries:

Modesto Bee And News Herald, 19 October 1971

Modesto Bee And News Herald, 22 September 1972

Perhaps some kind soul at Find A Grave can help with the headstone pictures. Good luck with all of your family research!


Junel Davidsen said...

Hi, I was wondering about citation of these obituaries as I have some from Feb. 1971 also. The library sent them to me without the publisher's name. Do you know the publisher? Were they McClatchy Newspapers at that time? Thanks, Junel in Salinas

Jeannie said...

Thanks for writing, Junel!

The citation for both newspaper clippings is listed below the images. Both clippings came from the Modesto Bee- Mr Geiser's obituary being published on 19 October 1971 and Mrs. Geiser's obituary on 22 September 1972. The McClatchy company has owned the Modesto newspaper since the mid 1920's.