Donald Geisler

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 represented the Philippines in the Summer Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004.

He is the son of Gracia Cantor Bayoneto, a Filipina from Calabanga, Camarines Sur, and Donald Geisler, an American from Chicago, Illinois. He is the brother of actor and poet Baron Geisler. He is married to model and dancer Jen Da Silva. He has a son, Robbie; and a daughter with Jen.

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 –

Marriage record of Donald’s parents –

Genealogy of Donald’s paternal grandfather, Frederick John Geisler –

Donald’s paternal grandfather, Frederick John Geisler on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Donald’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie Beth (Klein) Geisler –

Donald’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie Beth Klein, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Donald’s paternal great-grandparents, George G. Klein and Emma Jacobs –

Death record of Donald’s paternal great-grandfather, George G. Klein –

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