Christoph Geist
(1717-1766)
Anna Margaretha Plowhead
(1727-1776)
Johann Nicholas Schneider Sr.
(1749-1821)
Anna Maria Bordner
(1756-1827)
Andraes Geist Sr.
(1755-1849)
Maria Christina Schneider
(1778-1859)
Peter Geist
(1804-1875)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Maria Gentzert

Peter Geist 1

  • Born: 21 Dec 1804, Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA 2 3
  • Christened: 1804, Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Maria Gentzert
  • Died: 8 Jan 1875, Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA at age 70 3
  • Buried: Leck Kill: St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Church, Northumberland, PA 3

  Christening Notes:

Sponsor was Peter Schneider.

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Peter Geist, geboren am 21 Decbr. 1804; gestorben am 8 Janniar 1875; Alter 70 Jahre und 18 Tage.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. . 4 When St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Church, of Upper Mahanoy Township, was organized in 1853 Peter Geist was one of the first trustees.

2. He appeared on the census in 1850. 5 The census listed Peter Geist (age 45) living in his household with wife Polly (45); Jacob (15); Louisa (13); Henry (11); Amelia (8); Amy (4); Rudolph (1).

3. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. The census listed Peter Geist (age 56) living with his wife Mary (54); Jacob (22, farm hand); Henry (20, carpenter apprentice); Amelia (17); Mary (14); and Rudolph (9).

4. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 6 The census listed Peter Geist (age 65) living with his wife Mary (64); son Rudolph (21, farm laborer); Elias Erdman (21, carpenter); Emilia Erdman (27); and Franklin Ensinger (9).

5. He worked as a farmer in 1870 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 6 His land is valued at $3,000 in the 1870 Census.


Peter married Maria Gentzert, daughter of Unknown and Catherine Leisen. (Maria Gentzert was born on 10 Sep 1805 in Washingtonville, Montour, PA,3 died on 29 Jun 1888 in Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 3 and was buried in Leck Kill: St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Church, Northumberland, PA 3.)


Sources


1 http://www.familysearch.org.

2 Himmel's Church Baptismal Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/church/himmbapt.txt).

3 St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Church Cemetery, Leck Kill, Northumberland County (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/cemeteries/lechkill.txt).

4 Floyd, J.L, Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberp/floyd.html).

5 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Upper Mahanoy Township, Visit 38.

6 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Upper Mahanoy Township Visit 12.



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