Sarah Geiger

1774–16 May 1863 (Age 89)
Gibraltar, Robeson Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Geiger was born in 1774, in Gibraltar, Robeson Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christopher Geiger, was 55 and her mother, Maria Barbara Geiger, was 50. She married Philip Henkel before 1800. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 May 1863, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Walnuttown, Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philip Henkel
1768–1825
Sarah Geiger
1774–1863
Marriage: before 1800
Mariah or Malissa
1800–
Levi Hinkle
1808–1872
Elijah Hinkle
1816–
son Hinkle
1817–1717
son Hinkle
1819–1819
Philip Edward Hinkle
1801–
John Geiger Hinkle
1803–1810
Eliza Hinkle
1815–1891
Harriet Hinkle
1819–1886
Benjamin Franklin Hinkle
1824–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1800
children

(10)

    Mariah or Malissa

    Female1800–Female

    Philip Edward Hinkle

    Male1801–Male

    John Geiger Hinkle

    Male1803–1810Male

    Levi Hinkle

    Male1808–1872Male

    Eliza Hinkle

    Female1815–1891Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Anthony Geiger

    Male1754–Male

    Jacob Geiger

    Male1755–1805Male

    Catharine Geiger

    Female1757–1782Female

    Male1758–1805Male

    Mary Magdalena Geiger

    Female1764–1844Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 2

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a violin player or maker, Middle High German gīger (an agent derivative of gīge ‘violin’), German Geiger.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sara Geiger Hinkel, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Sarah J. Geiger Hinkle, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henckel Genealogy 1500-1560 Compiled by William Summer Junkin and Minnie Wyatt Junkin

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