Abraham Geiger1

M, b. 11 June 1761, d. 1825
     Abraham was born on 11 June 1761 at South Carolina, United States. He was the son of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--). He married Mercy (--?--), in 1795 at Bryan, Georgia, United States.1 Abraham died in 1825 at Bryan, Georgia, United States.

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Mercy (--?--)

F, b. circa 1765
     Mercy was born circa 1765. She married Abraham Geiger, son of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--), in 1795 at Bryan, Georgia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Christian Geiger1

M, b. circa 1756, d. 25 January 1770
     Christian was born circa 1756 at South Carolina, United States. He was the son of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--). He married Sibilla (--?--).1 Christian died on 25 January 1770 at Saint Phillips Parish, Georgia, United States. His body was buried at Zion Cemetery, Bryan, Georgia, United States.

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

John W. Geiger1

M, b. 1765, d. 1826
     John was born in 1765 at South Carolina, United States. He was the son of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--). He married Sarah (--?--), on 16 April 1816 at Bulloch, Georgia, United States.1 John died in 1826 at Bulloch, Georgia, United States.

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Rachel Geiger1

F, b. February 1769, d. before 1815
     Rachel was born in February 1769 at Saint Phillips Parish, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--). Rachel died before 1815.

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Mary Geiger1

F, b. circa 1767
     Mary was born circa 1767 at Saint Phillips Parish, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--). She married Jacob Hoffman.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Cornelius Geiger1

M, b. 1 February 1774
     Cornelius was born on 1 February 1774 at Saint Phillips Parish, Georgia, United States. He was the son of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--). He married Rebecca Bennett.1

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Jacob Hoffman

M
     He married Mary Geiger, daughter of Hans Ulric Geiger and Appolina (--?--).1

Citations

  1. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Hans Geiger

M, b. 21 June 1650
     Hans was born on 21 June 1650 at Berneck, Canton of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.1 He was the son of Abraham Geiger and Elisbetha Fenck. He married Anna Fehrin, on 13 February 1676/77 at Berneck, Canton of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.2 Hans died at Switzerland.

Children of Hans Geiger

Citations

  1. [S305] Jeffries to.
  2. [S306] Unknown, Geiger Family Papers,.

Catharina Schellig1

F, b. 29 January 1688
     Catharina was born on 29 January 1688 at Berneck, Canton of Saint Gallen, Switzerland. She was the daughter of Hans Schellig and Verona Kallenberger. She married Abraham Geiger, son of Hans Geiger, on 15 February 1715/16 at Berneck, Canton of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.

Children of Catharina Schellig and Abraham Geiger

Citations

  1. [S305] Jeffries to.

Abraham Geiger

M, b. 4 March 1689/90, d. 7 May 1766
     Abraham was born on 4 March 1689/90 at Berneck, Canton of Saint Gallen, Switzerland.1 He was the son of Hans Geiger. He married Catharina Schellig, daughter of Hans Schellig and Verona Kallenberger, on 15 February 1715/16 at Berneck, Canton of Saint Gallen, Switzerland. Abraham died on 7 May 1766 at Saint Phillips Parish, Georgia, United States, at age 76.
     Biography of Abraham Geiger:
Among the Switzers to arrive with John Tobler on Feb 5, 1737 from
Rotterdam were Hans Jacob Giger, Abraham Giger and Herman Giger. Hans Jacob and Abraham were brothers who were born in Berneck in the Canton of St. Gall, Switzerland. Herman was the son of Hans Jacob. September 1737, land grants in Saxe Gotha for 350, 300, and 200 acres were surveyed for Hans Jacob, Abraham and Herman Gyger. On Dec. 13, 1738, Abraham and Herman witnessed the will of Johannes Shetig (probably Abraham's brother-in-law). He likely lived in Saxe-Gotha Township from his arrival until about 1761.

     Abraham Geiger was banished from South Carolina about 1761 as a result of involvement in the Weberite Heresy. He was apparently accused as one of the twelve Apostles of Jacob Weber, when Weber claimed to be God the Father. Weber was hanged for the brutal murder of John George Smithpeter, who was the Son of God in Weber's sect,as well as, another. Weber discovered after a quarrel with Smithpeter that he was the devil, without whose death there would be no peace; so Smithpeter was chained and piously beaten to death. A John Geiger was also found guilty (SC Gazette April 25, 1761). Four of Abraham's sons could have been called Hans (John). One of Abraham's family could have died or stayed in Europe before emigration in 1737. Geiger family Bible in Florida gives Abraham Geiger, born Mar. 4, 1690, died May 7, 1766. However, some research indicate died June 12, 1777 in Effingham Co . GA. [LexGenExchange Vol.II, bkII Fall 1982 pg.76-80]

     Abraham may have moved near the Salzberger Community of Ebenezer in Georgia about 1761. He likely died there 7 May 1766.

Children of Abraham Geiger and Catharina Schellig

Citations

  1. [S305] Jeffries to.