Forrest I . Geiselman
1927 - January 26 – Forrest Geiselman purchases Hatten grocery/Corner Market
It closed during the "great Depression. Owned and operated by Forrest Geiselman. He housed his family, including my father Ralph,-
in the upstairs apartment opposite a Black family that worked at CMA. The market went bankrupt in the depression because Forrest
allowed people to charge meats to feed their families – then they co uld not repay their debts. Just an FYI, Ed Geiselman
1961 - Sep 6 Mr. and Mrs. Forrest I . Geiselman, well known local residents, will observe their Golden Wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 10,
in their Culver home at 709 Obispo St.
Mrs. Forrest I . Geiselman
The honored couple were married Sept. 9, 1911, in the Methodist parsonage in Plymouth by the Rev. W. C. Logan. Mr. Geiselman and the former
Pearl R. Sickman are the proud parents of five children, Mrs. Opal M. Helm of Wabash; Wilbur, Ralph, and Forrest Jr., all of Culver ; and Doyle of
Tonawanda, N. Y. They also have seven grandchildren.
Employed at the First National Bank of Monterey and the American National Bank at Kewanna for 14 years, the Geiselmans moved to Culver in 1927
where they operated the Corner Market for nine years in the building where the present Don Trone Shop is located, In February, 1956, Mr. Geiselman
retired from Bendix Products Corp. in South Bend.
No invitations have been issued, but the anniversary couple most cordially invite friends, neighbors, and relatives to attend the open house in their
home from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. They request no gifts.
Forrest Geiselman, Former Culver Merchant, Dies
Forrest I. Geiselman, age 79, of 709 Obispo St., Culver , passed away Monday at 2:30 a.m. at
Parkview Hospital following a six month illness.
He was born February 9, 1888 in Starke Co. to Silas and Sara Kitch Geiselman and had lived in Culver for the past 40 years.
He was a former Culver merchant and a retiree of Bendix Corp.
He was married. Sept. 9, 1911 in Plymouth to Pearl R. Sickman who survives. He was a member of Culver Grace United Church
of Christ, the Henry H. Culver Lodge 617 F & AM South Bend Scottish Rite and the Emily Jane Culver Chapter to OES.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Opal Helm of Wabash, Ind.; four sons, Wilbur
, Ralph and Forrest, Jr. all of Culver ,
and Doyle of Kokomo, Ind.; nine grandchildren and , two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services win be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home with Dr. Meredith Sprunger,
former pastor of Grace United Church of Christ, officiaing. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetary. Masonic
Memorial Services were held on Wednsday evening. - JAN. 18, 1968 — THE Culver CITIZEN-