Biography of Frederick Geiger
Allen County, OH Biographies

FREDERICK GEIGER, farmer, P. O, Bluffton, was born in Putnam County, Ohio, October 17, 1838; son of John and Barbara (Welft) Geiger, natives of Switzerland, who came to America in 1835, and settled on a farm in Riley Township, Putnam County, Ohio. They were parents of seven children, three boys and four girls, all of whom are now living and prospering. Our subject, the sixth born, was reared on the farm, receiving a common school education, and early in life learned the cabinetmaker's trade. He is of a mechanical turn of mind, and a first-class workman. In 1853 he completed the first pipe organ in Richland Township, which is still in use. Farming, however, has been the principal business of his life, and he is now owner of 116 acres of well-improved land in Richland Township. Mr. Geiger was married, in 1864. to Elizabeth, daughter of John Hilty, a prominent farmer of Allen County, Ohio. Her parents were natives of Switzerland. To our subject and wife were born ten children: Amos, Paulina, Calvin, Menno, Katie Ann, Emma, John, Isaac W., Lavina and Lillie May. Mr. and Mrs. Geiger are members of the American Mennonite Church, in which he is a deacon.

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