|Death: ||Aug., 1784|
Stone-cutter master from the 18th Century:
He was a well respected artist which carved his artistry all by hand. He not only carved some of the most beautiful works of art on gravestones that can still be seen in old graveyards even today, but he also did models out of "plaster of paris" among many other trades.
Henry married on January 23rd of 1757 to a Thankful Rice Bolter, who's previous marriage was to a Benjamin Bolter. It has also been said that Henry and Thankful had at least two children together, a John Just Geyer, Sr., as well as Henry Geyer. But after the passing of Henry's first wife he then remarried to a Sarah Jones which was on June 27th in the year of 1771. And it is known that they had at least one child together, a Peter Geyer.
Henry's son John Just Geyer, Sr. followed in his father's foot steps and also worked in his father's shop as a stone carver. His father founded this shop in Boston, and between the two of them, their works were sold around the region. Ads appear in the 1760's newspapers, and this shop was located near "Liberty Tree", at the corner of Washington and Essex Street. But unfortunately after John Just Geyer Sr. who died in 1808 and his father had passed away, their shop was not successful for those left to continue the trade.
***Henry's death is some what of a mystery, as some say he died in 1790, while others say he died in the year 1786, as well as in 1793. But we will go with what the Boston Magazine stated for the death month and year, and mentioned he was aged 43 years.***
His most renown gravestone carving, that of a Mrs. Susanna Jayne which passed away in the year of 1776 rests in one of Massachusetts most beautiful graveyards, Old Burial Hill located in Marblehead. This magnificent design has created a lot of attention over the years, and has been printed onto shirts and decals and much more as a type of Souvenir.
Specifically: Burial most likley in Boston, MA. (but possibly in an unmarked grave site)
Created by: The Guardian (inactive)
Record added: Jul 30, 2007
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