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)
Abraham Geist
(1813-1883)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Elizabeth Hepler

Abraham Geist 1

  • Born: 20 Mar 1813, Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA 2
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Hepler
  • Died: 28 Aug 1883, Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA at age 70 2
  • Buried: Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 2

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Abraham Geist 03/20/1813 - 08/28/1883; age 64y 3m 12d

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 3 The census listed Abraham Geist (age 38). Living in his household are his wife, Elizabeth (37); Catherine (16); Mary (12); John (10); Lydia (7); Emmanuel (5); Samuel (1); and William Price (11) and Michael Reeds (35) a laborer. The census was recorded on November 1, 1850.

2. He worked as a farmer and his real estate was valued at $4,000 in 1850 in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 3

3. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 4 The census listed Abraham Geist (age 47) living with his wife Elizabeth (47); John (19); Lydia (16); Emanuel (14); Samuel (10); Henry F. (9); William (6); Sarah E. (1).

4. He worked as a farmer in 1860 in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4

5. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 5 The census listed Abraham Geist (age 55) living in his household with wife Elizabeth (56); Samuel (21, farm laborer); Henry (18, farm laborer); William (16, farm laborer); and Elizabeth (12).

6. He worked as a farmer in 1870 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 5 6 His land is valued at $10,000 in the 1870 Census.

7. Book: Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County by J.L. Floyd, 1911. 7
Abraham Geist, grandfather of William B. Geist, of Upper Mahanoy Township, was born in Upper Mahanoy March 20, 1813, and was a successful farmer and enterprising business man, being one of the first dealers in live stock in his district. He had the best farm in the township, a place of 160 acres. He died Aug. 28, 1883, and is buried at Himmel's Church, as is also his wife, Elizabeth (Hepler), who was born June 10, 1813, and died July 14, 1888. She was a large and powerful woman, weighing nearly three hundred pounds. Besides John H. Geist they had children as follows: Christian (daughter), born in 1834, who died in 1835; Frank; William; Samuel; Lizzie, who married Alexander Gonser and lives at Lewisburg; William (2); Lydia, who married Daniel Swartz and lived at Urban, Pa.; Hettie, who married Jacob Snyder (they are buried at Leck Kill Church); and Polly, who married Michael Powell and (second) a Mr. Shoemaker.


Abraham married Elizabeth Hepler. (Elizabeth Hepler was born on 10 Jun 1813 in Pitman, Schuylkill, PA,2 died on 14 Jul 1888 in Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA 2 and was buried in Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 2.)


Sources


1 http://www.familysearch.org.

2 Himmel's Church Cemetery Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/cemeteries/himmorig.txt).

3 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Upper Mahanoy Township, Visit 31.

4 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Upper Mahanoy Township, Visit 376.

5 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Upper Mahanoy Township Visit 15.

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

7 Floyd, J.L, Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberp/floyd.html), Page 836.



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