Martin Geyer

15 November 1772–25 February 1853 (Age 80)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martin

When Martin Geyer was born on 15 November 1772, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Martin Augustus Geyer, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Shepard, was 19. He married Eunice Davis about 1793, in Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Friendship, Lincoln, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 February 1853, in Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Martin Geyer
Eunice Davis
Marriage: about 1793
Martin Geyer
Caroline Geyer
Robert Geyer

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about 1793
Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 22

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martin Geyer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Marton Geyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Yzar in entry for Caroline Whiting, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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