Mrs. John Geyer

about 1790–
Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of John

Mrs. John Geyer was born about 1790, in Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States. She married John Geyer about 1811, in Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in Maine, United States.

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John Geyer
Mrs. John Geyer
Marriage: about 1811
Sarah Geyer
Thomas Geyer
Eliza Geyer
John Geyer

Spouse and Children

about 1811
Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 14

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 31

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gīr(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

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

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