Lewis Frederick Geier

27 August 1869–15 February 1954 (Age 84)
Willshire, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lewis Frederick

When Lewis Frederick Geier was born on 27 August 1869, in Willshire, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, his father, Edward Friedrich Geier, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Gehres-Geier, was 25. He married Iola Kansas Major on 19 July 1893, in Wren, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rural, Washington Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 2, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 15 February 1954, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Liberty Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Frederick Geier
1869–1954
Iola Kansas Major
1871–1949
Marriage: 19 July 1893
Clyde L. Geier
1894–1970
Amy Gladys Geier
1896–1897
Agusta Golden Geier
1899–1923
Doyt Franklin Geier
1904–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 July 1893
Wren, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States
children

(4)

    Male1894–1970Male

    Amy Gladys Geier

    Female1896–1897Female

    Agusta Golden Geier

    Female1899–1923Female

    Male1904–1985Male

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Friedrich Geier

    Male1842–1917Male

    Elizabeth Gehres-Geier

    Female1844–1897Female

siblings

(6)

    Rosa Wilhelmina Geier

    Female1867–1931Female

    Male1869–1954Male

    Josephine Guier

    Female1872–Female

    Albert Geier

    Male1874–Male

    Male1876–1949Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1889

Age 20

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 German: see Geyer .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish geyer ‘peddler’ (a derivative of geyn ‘to go’) or in some cases perhaps an unflattering name from German Geier ‘vulture’, as in 1, bestowed by non-Jewish government officials in central Europe at the time when surnames became compulsory.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis Geier in household of Edward Geier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • L F Gier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lewis Geier, "United States Census, 1940"

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