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Lewis Carl Geer
Birth: Sep. 4, 1837
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1913
Edwards County
Kansas, USA

Son of Parley "Parl" Peter Geer and Lucy Burres Geer.

Spouse of Mary Catherine Hodge


The Kinsley Mercury
Kinsley, Kansas, February 20, 1913

L. C. Geer… Die Monday. Funeral Yesterday

Our little community was called yesterday to stand by the biers and pay the last sad rites to two of our pioneer citizens. Shortly before noon Monday our people were shocked by the announcement of the death of L. C. Geer. Many had encountered him on the streets Saturday and none knew of his illness.
He was born in Oswego county, New York, in 1837. After going through the common schools he graduated from the business college at Buffalo, and on February 15, 1859 was married to Mary C. Hodge in his native county. Five children were born to this union. H. L. Geer of Kinsley, Knasas, and A. E. Geer of Lamont, Oklahoma with their mother survive.
Mr. Geer enlisted in company F, 105th Illinois volunteers, but after nine months service was discharged on account of disability. After the war Mr. Geer resided for a time in Chicago, later moving to Kansas City where he spent seven years, a part of the time in the government postal service. He brought his family to Kansas in 1877, ("moved to Larned, Kansas in 1879 and to Kinsley in 1882. Correction by A. E. Geer, son") locating on a raw farm south east of Larned in Pawnee county. After contending with adverse climatic conditions for five years he gave up farming and took a position as book keeper with the firm of Edwards Bros. Noble & Marsh, of this city, and has been a continuous resident since 1881.
The funeral was held at 10:30 o'clock yesterday from the home. The services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Wharton, of the M. E. church under the direction of the local
G. A. B.


The Kinsley Graphic
Kinsley, Kansas, Thursday, February 20, 1913

Brief Local-News Items

A. E. Geer came from Lamont, Okla., Tuesday, called here by the death of his father.


L. C. Geer, one of the old residents of Edwards County, died at his home Monday forenoon of neuralgia of the heart. He had been in his usual health, and the writer walked a little way with him on the street Sunday morning, and visited with him. Later in the day Mr. Geer went for an automobile ride with his son, Harry Geer. About 12 o'clock in the night he was taken ill, grew worse, and early in the forenoon passed on.
Mr. Geer was born September 4, 1837, in Oswego County, N. Y., and died February 17, 1913, in Kinsley, Kansas. He received a business education at a college in Buffalo, N. Y. On February 15, 1859, he was married to Mary C. Hodge, at Oswego. To them were born five children, of whom two sons, H. L. Geer, of Kinsley, and A. E. Geer, of Lamont, Okla., survive, with their mother, and several grandchildren.
Mr. Geer enlisted in Company F, 105th Illinois Volunteers, and served nine months, when he was discharged for disability. After the war he lived for a time in Chicago, later moving to Kansas City, where he spent seven years. Part of the time in Kansas City Mr. Geer was in the government postal service. In 1887 (correct date is 1877) the family came to Kansas, locating on a prairie farm southeast of Larned. Here they lived five years, during the prevailing hardships of that time. Then Mr. Geer left the farm, and took a position as bookkeeper for the firm of Edwards, Noble & Marsh, in this city, where he has lived since 1881.
Mr. Geer was a prominent member of the Methodist Church, for many years here, and as long as his health permitted was a faithful attendant at all services. A few years ago his eyesight began failing, and since then he has lived quietly, near his son, with his wife, whose health has been frail for a long time. He has always remembered his friends by their voices since his eyesight failed, and if one thought he did not recognize on he said, "Why, I always know your voice."
With his going, one of the oldest settlers is taken from this community. To his sons, and to the faithful partner of his joys and sorrows, we extend sympathy for their loss. While the separation is always hard, the going away of the beloved father and husband was beautiful. The call came clear and close, and without illness—he went home.
The funeral was held at the home, and the services were conducted by the Reverend Wharton of the Methodist Church. Mrs. J. C. Simpson, Mrs. Joe Vang, and Messrs D. A Baugher and Lester Beck sang hymns. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent from people and from societies and lodges. Interment took place in the cemetery here.

Family links: 
  Parley Peter Geer (1793 - ____)
  Lucy Burres or Burris Geer (1797 - 1894)
  Mary Catherine Hodge Geer (1844 - 1915)
  Harry Lewis Geer (1862 - 1936)*
  Florence Geer (1866 - 1891)*
  Albert Edwin Geer (1869 - 1944)*
  Ira Burris Geer (1817 - 1902)*
  Samantha Geer Flint (1822 - 1914)**
  Elias Geer (1829 - 1863)*
  Lewis Carl Geer (1837 - 1913)
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Edwards County
Kansas, USA
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