Susan Geist

1797–10 August 1864 (Age 67)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Geist was born in 1797, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, THOMAS Jacob Geist, was 32 and her mother, SUSAN Pickel, was 25. She had at least 8 sons and 2 daughters with Thomas J. Highley. She lived in Salt Creek Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Falls Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 10 August 1864, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Thomas J. Highley
1793–1867
Susan Geist
1797–1864
Henry W. Highley
1817–
Jacob Highley
1818–
Susan Highley
1819–1853
James A. Highley
1819–1881
Thomas Jackson Highley
1831–1910
George Washington Highley
1833–1905
Henry L Highly
1835–1910
Elizabeth Jane Highley
1838–1912
Samuel Thompson Highley
1838–1922
Henry C Highley
1840–1881

Spouse and Children

children

(10)

    Henry W. Highley

    Male1817–Male

    Jacob Highley

    Male1818–Male

    Susan Highley

    Female1819–1853Female

    James A. Highley

    Male1819–1881Male

    Thomas Jackson Highley

    Male1831–1910Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    THOMAS Jacob Geist

    Male1765–1821Male

    SUSAN Pickel

    Female1772–1810Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

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. 

Name Meaning

1 German: metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or nickname for a stubborn person, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.2 German: habitational name for someone who lived in a house marked by the sign of the Holy Spirit (normally depicted as a dove), from Middle High German geist ‘spirit’. Both Geist and Heilgeist occur as house signs in Frankfurt am Main in the mid–14th century.3 North German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of barren sandy soil, Middle Low German gēst.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susan Highley in household of Thomas Highley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susanna Highly in household of Thomas Highly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • ... Guisa Heighley in entry for Elizabeth J Kuhn, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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