Biography of Jacob Geiger
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Jacob Geiger was born in Seneca county, O., Jan. 27, 1840. His parents, Henry and Christina (Zeuderfau) Geiger, were natives of Baden, Germany; they came to this country in 1S25. Mr. Geiger is the 3d child and 2d son of a family of 8 children; he was reared on a farm and educated in school-houses built of slabs, and furnished with slab seats and writing desks. He left Ohio in 1863, and went to Jasper county, Ind.; and in 1865 came to this county, and has since followed farming and lumbering. In 1877 he purchased an interest in a saw-mill which he has since kept in operation. He was married Oct. 28, 1862, to Maria Shaffner, daughter of Martn and Susanna Shaffner, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. G. have had 9 children 7 of whom are living, viz.: Theodosia, Vesta, Christiana, Madison F., Gertrude, Susanna and Ethel. Mrs. Geiger was born Feb. 8, 1843. Mr. G. owns 195 acres of land in sec, 36. also 200 acres in Marshall county.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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