Birth Name: Donald David Geisler III
Place of Birth: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Date of Birth: October 6, 1978
*father – German, Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Filipino [Bicolano]
Donald Geisler is a Filipino taekwondo athlete. He is the son of Donald Geisler, an American from Chicago, Illinois, and of Gracia Cantor Bayoneto, a Filipina from Calabanga, Camarines Sur. He is the brother of actor and poet Baron Geisler.
Donald’s paternal grandfather was Frederick John “Fred/Fritz” Geisler (the son of Friedrich Johann “Fred/Fritz” Geißler and Emma Margaretha Bauernfeind). Donald’s grandfather Frederick was born in Menasha, Wisconsin. Donald’s great-grandfather Friedrich was born in Schmalfelden, Jagstkreis, Württemberg, Germany, the son of Georg Michael Geißler and Catharina Margaretha Wirth. Emma was born in Menasha, Wisconsin, to German immigrants, Johann Nickolaus Baurnfeind and Catherina Hupfauf.
Donald’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Beth Klein (the daughter of George G. Klein and Emma Falter). Marjorie was born in Chicago, Illinois. George was born in New York City, to Jewish emigrants, David Klein, of Hamburg, Germany, and Barbara Levy, of Alsace-Lorraine, France. Emma was born in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Jewish emigrants, David B. Falter, of Bielsko-Biała, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, and of Elisabeth “Betty” Sincere, of Hungary.
Donald’s maternal grandfather is named Julian Bayonito.
Donald’s maternal grandmother is named Maria T. Cantor.
Sources: Birth record of Donald Geisler – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Donald’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Donald’s paternal grandfather, Frederick John Geisler – https://www.familysearch.org
Donald’s paternal grandfather, Frederick John Geisler on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Donald’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie Beth (Klein) Geisler – https://www.familysearch.org
Donald’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie Beth Klein, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Donald’s paternal great-grandparents, George G. Klein and Emma Jacobs – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Donald’s paternal great-grandfather, George G. Klein – https://familysearch.org
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