Samuel Geil

18 July 1818–12 April 1860 (Age 41)
Fairfield, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Geil was born on 18 July 1818, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Geil, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Beery, was 47. He married Rebecca Blosser on 13 September 1845, in Hocking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 12 April 1860, in Bremen, Rush Creek Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Bremen, Rush Creek Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Geil
Rebecca Blosser
Marriage: 13 September 1845
Abraham Geil
Jacob Geil
Andrew Geil
Sarah E. Geil
Samuel Geil
William M Geil
Lydia Ann Geil

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1845Hocking, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 2
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 12
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname from Middle High German geil ‘happy, boisterous, mischievous’. Compare Coil .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Rebecca Blosser

    I (Margaret Hathcock) received a copy of this letter from Elinor Ellinger. It is from a relative of hers. R. Bowlin wrote it to his father during the Civil War. He was mentioning his Cousin, John A …

    Sources (6)

    • Samuel Gile, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Samuel Geil in entry for William Geil, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
    • Samuel Geil in entry for Andrew Geil and Jennie Graham, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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