Surname: Geer

Migration of Families out of Norwich VT

At the first enumeration of the inhabitants of eastern Vermont, as made by the authority of New York in 1771, Norwich was found to be the most populous of all the towns of Windsor County, having forty families and 206 inhabitants. Windsor followed with 203, and Hartford was third with 190. The aggregate population of the county (ten towns reported) was then but 1,205, mostly confined to the first and second tiers of towns west of the Connecticut River. Twenty years later, in 1791, Hartland led all the towns of the county with 1,652 inhabitants, Woodstock and Windsor coming next

History of the Baptist Church at Norwich Vermont

In Norwich, as elsewhere, the Baptists were the first of the dissenting sects to contest the ground with the dominant New England orthodoxy. Soon after the settlement of the town we find mention made of Baptists here, and it is probable that a few of the very earliest settlers were of that faith. The following documents are transcribed from the town records: Willington [Ct.] October ye 6, 1780. “This may Certify all Persons whom it may Concern that Calvin Johnsen of Wellington is of the Baptist Persuasion and is one of the society of the Baptist Church in said Willington

List of the Principal Pioneer Settlers in Norwich Vermont

The counties of Cumberland and Gloucester had been organized by New York in 1766, out of the territory lying between the Green Mountains and Connecticut River. In the year 1771 a census of these counties was made under the authority of that province. All the towns in Windham and Windsor Counties, as now constituted, belonged to Cumberland County; the remaining portion of the state to the north-ward, then mostly unsettled, was called the county of Gloucester. 1In the first organization of eastern Vermont into counties by New York, Norwich belonged to Cumberland County. In March, 1772, a change of boundary

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Henry Geer

Geer, Thomas Henry; general insurance; born, Ledyard, Conn., Sept. 3, 1840; son of Nathaniela Bellows and Julia Davis Geer; educated, common schools, Ledyard, Conn.; 1854, Irving Institute, Tarrytown, N. Y.; 1857, State Normal School, Westfield, Mass.; graduate, 1861-1862, Norwich Academy, Norwich, Conn.; married, Poquetanuck, Conn., June 30, 1868, Fanny Halsey Brewster; one daughter, Mary Brewster Geer; Republican in polities; 1859, teacher Grammar School, West Gloucester, Mass.; 1860, principal of High School, Rockport, Mass., 1862-1865, teacher Burlington College, Burlington, N. J., 1866 to date, general insurance business, Cleveland; pres. The Thomas H. Geer Co.; sec’y The Triton Steamship Co.; sec ‘y

Geer, Addie (Bell) – Obituary

Addie Geer, 93, a retired homemaker from Cove, died Sept. 12 at a local nursing home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cove Seventh Day Adventist Church, with elder Al Heitzmann officiating. Burial will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Mrs. Geer was born at Gordon, Tex., on March 12, 1880. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and resided in Union County for 77 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Fay) Erkenback of La Jolla, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Fulp of Cove; two brothers, Roy Bell

Geer, Fred H. – Obituary

Funeral services for Fred H. Geer, 51, ex-Portland resident, who died in Tacoma Thursday, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at the Lincoln Memorial cemetery. Services were held at Tacoma yesterday. Mr. Geer was a son of ex-Governor T. T. Geer. He was born at Cove, Or. He lived here many years. For the last 16 years he was connected with the American Express company. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Geer, and a sister, Mrs. Theodore Little of San Francisco. The Sunday Oregonian June 26, 1927 Page 19

Geer, Judd – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Prominent Pioneer Resident of Cove, Passes at Hot Lake Yesterday; Funeral Sunday Judd Geer, a prominent resident of Cove for the greater portion of his life, passed on at four o’clock yesterday at Hot Lake at the termination of a long illness. His remains were forwarded to La Grande and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the Snodgrass and Zimmerman funeral service parlors at one o’clock. Interment will take place in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. Mr. Geer, who was 55 years, 11 months and 6 days of age, is one of the

Geer, Mary Mrs. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Mrs Mary Geer Dies Today At Daughter’s Home Mary Holtby Geer died unexpectedly today at noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Philip Lockwood, of heart disease. The body is at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary and funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mrs. Geer was the widow of Judd Geer, who died several years ago. She was a pioneer resident, coming to Union county 47 years ago which she made her home until death. She was born in Rome, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1862 and was 72 years, seven months and 25 days of

Biography of Heman J. Geer

HEMAN J. GEER. – The name of Geer is so well known in our state that the following account of the father of T.T. Geer of the Waldo hills will be of interest to all. This now venerable pioneer was born in Ohio in 1828, removing with his parents to Illinois in 1840. In 1847 he crossed the plains to Oregon with General Palmer’s train. The large company forestalled trouble with the Indians. Peter Hall, who stopped with Whitman at Walla Walla was the only one who experienced any disaster. The crossing of the Cascade Mountains by the Barlow Road