Henry Geiger

before 1749–
Württemberg-Hohenzollern, Germany

The Life of Henry

When Henry Geiger was born before 1749, in Württemberg-Hohenzollern, Germany, his father, Christian Geiger, was 47 and his mother, Anna Maria Margaretha Esskuchin, was 36. He lived in Cocalico, West Cocalico Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 6.

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Family Time Line

Christian Geiger
1700–1779
Anna Maria Margaretha Esskuchin
1711–1752
Julianna Geiger
1720–1796
Frederick GEIGER
1746–1779
Henry Geiger
1749–
John Jacob Geiger
1739–1773
Ursula Elizabeth GEIGER
1741–1779
Ursula Elizabeth Geiger
1741–1780
Anna Maria Margaretha Geiger
1742–1820
Christian Geiger
1744–
Anna Maria Geiger
1746–
Johann George Geiger
1748–1826
Christina Geiger
1750–1817

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 27

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

Age 27

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780

Age 31

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Geiger, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Henry Geiger, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Henry Geiger, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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