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George Guth

b. December 04, 1836 Alsace, France
m. Unknown
d. October 18, 1915 Woodstock, Illinois U.S.A.


Ellen C (Long) Guth


1. Catherine A (Guth) Howard (b. September 15, 1865 Hartland Township, Illinois U.S.A.; d. August 20, 1939 Woodstock, Illinois U.S.A.)
2. Joseph A Guth (b. September 21, 1867 Hartland Township, Illinois U.S.A.; m. January 19, 1898 to Margaret E (Keefe) Guth; d. December 15, 1938)
3. Margaret (Guth) Averill (b. 1869; m. William I Averill; d. 1913)
Thomas Guth
Fred Guth


George was born in Alsace, France, which is a region near the German border. It is most likely that George is of Alsatian ethnicity, which is essentially German. This is inferred due to him having a distinctively German surname consistent to the region of Alsace and due to the ethnic make-up of the majority in the region of Alsace.

In the early 1800s the population of Alsace grew rapidly, leading to starvation, housing shortages, and unemployment. This led to a mass emmigration to multiple locations including the United States. The majority of Alsatian immigrants to the United States arrived in 1843 and 1844 through New York, and nearly all of them eventually settled in northern Illinois or northern Indiana to farm.

George Guth and his family though immigrated to the United states when George was 14 years old so they immigrated in either 1850 or 1851, long after the original immigration, but to the same region most earlier immigrants moved to.

George Guth was a farmer and farmed in Illinois. He and his family were catholic.






-History of McHenry County, Volume II. 1922
-1880 United States Federal Census Record
-Calvary Cemetery - Woodstock, Illinois U.S.A.