Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Earl Twp., Berks, PA. 1 The 1880 census recorded Ruben Geist, 20, living with wife Amanda, 22. Eveyrone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.
2. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 3 The 1900 census recorded Reuben Geist, 41, born Mar 1859, living with wife Amanda, 42, Oct 1857; Walter, 19, Aug 1880; and Gertrude, 9, Nov 1890. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.
Reuben married Amanda Becher, daughter of Jacob C. Becher and Mary Yount. (Amanda Becher was born on 30 Oct 1858 in , Lancaster, PA 4 and was buried in New Holland: Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 2.)
1 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWFR-LTP Amanda Geist in entry for Ruben Geist, 1880.
2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50969449.
3 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Lancaster Ward 8, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1424; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0066; FHL microfilm: 1241424.
4 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Leacock Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1356 Page: 117.