MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 435
submitted by Vicki Broughton, December 17, 2007
FRANK GEIGER IS DEAD
July 17 1896 (hand written)
At the home of his brother in Letts yesterday occurred the death of Frank Geiger, who has been in broken health for several months, consumptionís ravages having claimed in him another victim. Frank was born in Pennsylvania 50 years ago. He grew to manhood in the Keystone state and learned the trade of brick mason. He came to Iowa in his youth and assisted in the construction of many Muscatine business blocks and dwellings, being very industrious while his constitution permitted. He took great interest in current events, was peaceably disposed and well liked. At the breaking out of the civil war he joined the brave boys who went forth to battle for the Union, first enlisting in Company A, First Iowa Regiment on May 13, 1861, and subsequently in Company E, 18th Iowa, serving to the close of the struggle and being discharged honorably on July 20, 1865. He was a member of Shelby Norman Post, G.A.R., and politically always affiliated with the democracy. Frank will be sadly missed by his many old comrades as well as by numerous civilians. The funeral service will take place at the home of John Geiger, in Letts, and the interment in the Muscatine cemetery, the cortege upon reaching this city to be joined by the G.A.R. post, which will conduct the rites at the grave.
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