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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Lewis Frederick Geier
Iola Kansas Major
Marriage: 19 July 1893
Clyde L. Geier
Amy Gladys Geier
Agusta Golden Geier
Doyt Franklin Geier

Spouse and Children

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



    Amy Gladys Geier


    Agusta Golden Geier



Parents and Siblings

    Edward Friedrich Geier


    Elizabeth Gehres-Geier




    Rosa Wilhelmina Geier



    Josephine Guier


    Albert Geier



+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.

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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