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Johann Benjamin Geiger

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  • Name Johann Benjamin Geiger 
    Born 1 Feb 1777  New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 13 Apr 1777  New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Agency: New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church 
    A sketch of New Hanover Lutheran Church in 1768
    A sketch of New Hanover Lutheran Church in 1768
    In 1768, after having worshiped in three log structures for the first three-quarters of a century that it existed, the congregation at New Hanover dedicated its new stone edifice, the building which continues to serve to this day.

    During the War for American Independence, the new church building served in a way its builders did not anticipate. In the autumn of 1777 the Continental Army, led by General George Washington, retreated before the oncoming British. They carried with them their wounded from Brandywine and Paoli. As the army moved north of the Schuylkill River, encampments were established from Pottsgrove to Towamencin, and the church at New Hanover became a temporary hospital.

    In 1777-1778, the Reverend Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, son of Henry, served the New Hanover congregation. He later entered civil life and served both in the Continental Congress and the first Congress of the United States, where he became the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I10002  Roy Family Genealogy | Myers Line
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2016 

    Father Benjamin Geiger,   b. 09 Mar 1748, New Haven, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1750 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F7014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherina Kiehl,   b. 27 Oct 1775, New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [2
    Children 
     1. Johannis Geiger,   b. 17 Jul 1798, North Annville Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1860, Shade, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
     2. Benjamin Geiger,   b. 29 Jun 1806, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Henry O. Geiger,   b. 12 Jul 1808, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1889, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     4. Mary Cathrine Geiger,   b. 6 Aug 1811, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Joseph Geiger,   b. 1815, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1895, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Jonas Benjamin Geiger,   b. 1815, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1895, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     7. Catherine Geiger,   b. 1817, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Solomon Geiger,   b. 5 Dec 1818, Youngstown, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. Sarah Geiger,   b. 1820, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F7013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1777 - New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Agency: New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church - 13 Apr 1777 - New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S327] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-1999, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    2. [S163] OneWorldTree, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Inc 2004).