HENRY E. GEIGER.
The firm of Geiger & Martinson of Conroy has built up a gratifying trade as dealers in hardware and implements
and the partners are known as business ment of ability and integrity. Mr. Geiger is a native of this county, born
on the 23d of April, 1879, and is a son of John and Mary (Burgy) Geiger, natives respectively of Germany and Switzerland.
They emigrated to America in their young manhood and womanhood and first settled in New York state. Subsequently
they located in the colony known as the Amana settlement. The father has passed to his reward but the mother is
still living at Marengo. All of the eight children born to their union survive.
Henry E. Geiger was given an excellent education and remained at home, assisting with the farm work, until he attained
his majority and then rented the homestead, which he operated for fifteen years. At the end of that time he abandoned
farming and turned his attention to merchandising, entering the implement and hardware business at Conroy. He is
senior member of the firm of Geiger & Martinson, which is well known in local business circles. They carry
goods of high grade and as their stock is well selected, their prices moderate and their treatment of customers
courteous, are generously patronized by the people in that part of the county.
In 1903 Mr. Geiger married Miss Bertha Plagniann, a native of Hilton township and a daughter of Jochim and Dora
Plagmann, both natives of Germany, who emigrated to America many years ago. The father has passed away but the
mother is still living. They were the parents of eleven children.
Mr. and Mrs. Geiger were both reared in the Lutheran faith and they have remained loyal to its teachings. He is
a democrat and while not an office seeker is never remiss in the duties of citizenship, taking a keen interest
in the public welfare. He owns the building in which his store is located and has won a large measure of material
prosperity, which is well deserved.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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