Biography of William C. Geise
Rush County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM CURTIS GEISE, a substantial grain grower and live stock dealer, of Noble township, was born in Fayette county, this state, December 15, 1882, a son of Henry and Frances (Breitenbauch) Geise. Henry Geise was born in Pennsylvania and was a small child when brought by his parents from the Keystone state to Indiana, the family settling in Fayette county, where he was given a public school education. Reared to agricultural pursuits, on reaching years of manhood he adopted the tilling of the soil as his life work and engaged therein in Fayette county until 1894, in that year renting a farm in Union township, Rush county. This property he farmed until 1908, when he moved back to Fayette county and purchased a tract of 120 acres, on which he is still carrying on successful operations as a general farmer and grower of live stock. He and his worthy wife, a native of Fayette county, have been the parents of sixteen children, of whom thirteen survive: Edward, Joseph, Mollie, John, Stella, William Curtis, Quincy, Cleve, Vina, Emma, Hazel, Ben and Bernice. William Curtis Geise received his educational training in the public schools of Fayette and Rush counties, and when ready to embark npon his career engaged in farming in association with his father. This connection continued to be maintained until Mr. Geise was married, at which time he rented the place on which he is now living, and there has developed a handsome property. His operations have extended somewhat since the early days of his experience and at this time he is renting 145 acres. in addition to which he operates also 143 acres belonging to him. and all of it is under a high state of cultivation. Mr. Geise operates his property according to the latest approved methods of agricultural science, and is practical, efficient and thorough. He has eighty acres in corn and fifty acres in wheat, and feeds out on an average of 200 hogs each year. IVIr. (leise has large and substantial buildings, and makes use of the latest equipment and machinery. In 1906 Mr. Geise was united in marriage to Ethel Wilson, daughter of John and Nora Wilson, and to this union there have been born five children. Esther, Ruth, Richard, Harlan and Betty. Mr. and Mrs. Geise are members of the Little Flat Rock Christian Church, in the faith of which the children are being reared. In his political allegiance Mr. Geise is a Democrat.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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