Ernest Godwin Geisendorff was born on June 11, 1838 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA. 
He married Alice Foster Simms on 4 September 4, 1867
in Tyler, Texas.
In 1870, they were living together with their children in Tyler, Texas.
During his life, Ernest served in the American Civil War for the Confederacy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant, serving in Thirteenth Cavalry (Burnett's Regiment, Thirteenth Mounted Volunteers). 
Ernest passed away on He passed away on April 30, 1897 in Woodville, Tyler County, Texas.  Upon his death, his wife received a widow's pension for his war service
Birth Place: Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States of America
Death Date: 30 abr 1897 (30 Apr 1897)
Death Place: Woodville, Tyler County (Tyler), Texas, United States of America
Cemetery: Magnolia Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Woodville, Tyler County (Tyler), Texas, United States of America
Spouse: Aplice Foster Geisendorff
Kenneth B Geisendorff
Benellen G Bullitt
Henry Pedigo Geisendorff
Frederic William Geisendorff
Julian C. Geisendorff
Albert Graeme Geisendorff
Ernest Bertrand Geisendorff
"Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX7Z-5XZ : 11 February 2018), E. G. Guisendorff and A. F. Sims, 04 Sep 1867; citing , Tyler, Texas, , reference 2:ZNWZ8J; FHL microfilm 1,006,070. Detail provided:
Name: E. G. Guisendorff
Spouse's Name: A. F. Sims
Event Date: 04 Sep 1867
Event Place: , Tyler, Texas
Texas Department of State Health Services; Austin, Texas; Ancestry.com. Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.
↑ "Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZ4R-Y67 : 5 December 2014), Ernest G Geisendorff, 1862; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing military unit Thirteenth Cavalry (Burnett's Regiment, Thirteenth Mounted Volunteers), NARA microfilm publication M323 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961), roll 77. Detail provided.
Name: Ernest G Geisendorff
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 1862
Age (Original): 23
Military Unit Note: Thirteenth Cavalry (Burnett's Regiment, Thirteenth Mounted Volunteers)
Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Austin, Texas; Confederate Pension Applications, 1899-1975; Collection #: CPA16746; Roll #: 174; Roll Description: Pension File Nos 16746 to 16785, Application Years 1908 to 1909. Detail listed: