Biography of Alba S. Geer
Crawford County, PA Biographies





ALBA S. GEER, merchant, Lincolnville, was born in Bloomfield Township, this county, December 20, 1837; son of Alphonso and Mary (Phillips) Geer, natives of Wells, Vt., and Whitehall, N. Y., respectively. They lived in this county from 1823 to 1853, then went to Olmsted County, Minn., where they died. Our subject was married January 1, 1854, to Celestia Moses, by whom he has seven children: Alba S., Noble, H., Mrs. Rose Carter, D. Eugene, Mary C., Josephine and Welcome. Mr. Geer followed agricultural pursuits for several years. He moved to Minnesota in 1855, remaining there till 1861, when he returned to his native township. In March, 1880, he purchased a lot in Lincolnville, erecting a fine, commodious store, and establishing a general merchandize business, which he is still carrying on, and by his courtesy and fair dealing has won the confidence and respect of the whole community.


From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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