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 Adam Martin Geiger

Adam Martin Geiger

Birth
Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 Jan 1935 (aged 79)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 79098578 · View Source
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Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, January 16, 1935
ADAM M GEIGER
A PIONEER HERE DIES AT HOME
Prominent Resident Succumbs to Long Illness at Residence on Third Avenue
AN EARLY DAY BUILDER
Was Active for Many Years in General Contracting Work Here -- Funeral Services Not Arranged
Adam Martin Geiger, one of the oldest of the early day citizens of Leavenworth, died at his home, 101 Third avenue, at 9:30 o'clock this morning. He had been in poor health for some time, suffering heart disease. He began sinking yesterday morning and members of his family were with him when the end came.
Mr. Geiger had been missed in the business circles and on the streets of Leavenworth for several months and it was known that he was seriously ill by a few friends. When the news of death spread today it was a shock to many here.
Mr. Geiger was born in Galena, Illinois, December 12, 1855. His father, Gottlieb Geiger, a native of Germany, came to Pennsylvania in 1852, This was a time when a vast number of Germans were leaving the Fatherland to get away from the troubles in that country.
The Geiger family moved to Galena, Illinois, where they lived a short time. Soon after they moved to Weston, Missouri, where they remained until they came to Leavenworth in 1860.
Gottlieb Geiger, his father, was a stone mason and took up contract work soon after he came to Leavenworth. He was noted for his thrift and had much to do with the early day building here.
Adam Geiger was educated in the German Lutheran and the public schools here. He was thrifty while a small boy, walking early in the morning to Fort Leavenworth to sell pies and apples to the soldiers. The pies were made by his mother.
Quit School at 13
When Mr. Geiger was 13 years old he quit school and began working for his father, who was then engaged in general contracting work. Among the buildings erected by the Geigers was the old Caldwell residence on North Broadway, torn down a few years ago.
Mr. Geiger followed his father as a contractor. He operated rock quarries and put in foundations for many buildings. He did much street surfacing when broken rock was used to surface streets. He was one of the first to put in cement sidewalks in Leavenworth.
Of late years Mr. Geiger was in the cement and coal business. He was always noted for giving good weights and square dealing and enjoyed a large trade.
Active in City Affairs
He was a charter member of the Leavenworth Elks lodge and was a member of the Country club. He was a director in the Manufacturer's Bank and was a member of the First Presbyterian church for many years.
Mr. Geiger is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie S. Geiger; two sons, George H. Geiger in the office equipment business here, and Edward W. Geiger, in the general contracting business; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Guenther and Mrs. Fred Krumm, residents of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The interment will be in the family lot in Mount Muncie Cemetery. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

NOTE: Wives Kate and Sophia and Minnie were sisters.


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  • Created by: CJ
  • Added: 22 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79098578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adam Martin Geiger (12 Dec 1855–16 Jan 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79098578, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by CJ (contributor 46936035) .