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George Christ, Brooklyn, Socialists?

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George Christ, Brooklyn, Socialists?

Posted: 1332399079000
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather George Christ was born in Brooklyn c. Feb. 15, 1863 and died in Brooklyn of TB March 25, 1895. He was a tailor. He married Catherine Iloff of Cherry Ridge, PA on July 14, 1883. Their surviving children were Henry, George, Irvin John or John Irving, my grandfather. George was buried in Holy Trinity RC cemetery in Brooklyn.

I believe this is the George Christ living with his widowed mother Maria in Brooklyn on the 1870 and 1875 censuses.

The family story is that the family emigrated from Germany to avoid persecution as Socialists under Bismark.

Best guess is that his father's name would have been Henry, George, Thomas, Irvin(g), or John married to Maria, maiden name unknown.

Does anyone know of Christ relatives buried in Holy Trinty cemetery or have any information linking to the above details?

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