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Sandy Run in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Herman Geiger

 
 
Herman Geiger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
1. Herman Geiger Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the Memory of
Herman Geiger

Father ~ Hans Jacob Gyger, Born 1679, at village of Wydnau, Parish of Diapololsau, Switzerland. Mother ~ Margareta Fearin Gyger of same place, born 1684. Herman Geiger (Gyger) Born (or Christened) Dec. 18, 1707, Married Feb. 26, 1734, Elizabeth Habluzel, Died 1751

Erected 1958 by the descendents of Herman Geiger


(Front left panel): Herman Geiger and his father, Hans Jacob Geiger, former Cantonal Governor in Switzerland, departed with their families, Sept. 1736 for Carolina. They arrived in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 1, 1737, and settled in the Congarees. Herman became an Indian Trader, and on occasion rendered assistance to the Governor of the Colony in meetings with the Indians. Some of his descendents served in the Cherokee War in 1759; and some have served in every war since. A son, John Geiger, buried in this cemetery, and a Grandson, Maj. Jacob Geiger, served their country in the Revolutionary war. A niece, Emily Geiger carried a message from one American Force to another.

(Front right panel):
Herman Geiger & Elizabeth Habluzel Geiger Their children and grandchildren: John Conrad Geiger m. Barbara Murph Jacob, Ann, and Elizabeth Jacob Geiger m. Ann John Herman Geiger m. Lavinia Kaigler Elizabeth
Herman Geiger Marker ~ Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
2. Herman Geiger Marker ~ Reverse
Dedicated to the Memory of Herman Geiger

Father ~ Hans Jacob Gyger, Born 1679, at village of Wydnau, Parish of Diapolosau, Switzerland. Mother ~ Margareta Fearin Gyger of same place, born 1684. Herman Geiger (Gyger) Born (or Christened) Dec. 18, 1707, Married Feb. 26, 1734, Elizabeth Habluzel, Died 1751

Erected 1958 by the descendents of Herman Geiger
and John R. Elizabeth Geiger m. (1) Kalman, (2) Horlbeck John and Henry Horlbeck Margaret Geiger m. Baughman Elizabeth and Mary John Geiger m. Ann Murph Herman, Abraham, William, Elizabeth, and Ann Nancy

 
Erected 1958 by The Descendents of Herman Geiger.
 
Location. 33° 51.699′ N, 81° 1.218′ W. Marker is in Sandy Run, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker can be reached from Old State Road (U.S. 176/21). Click for map. marker is about 1/4 mile down dirt road within Eastman Property. Marker is in this post office area: Gaston SC 29053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Run Lutheran Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sandy Run Church / Christian Theus (approx. 5.3 miles away); Camp Moore (approx. 5.9 miles away); Congaree Fort (approx. 6.2 miles away); William Earle Berne Beltway (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle of Congaree Creek (approx. 6.9 miles away); The "Columbiad" Cannon (approx. 7.3 miles away); Emily Geiger (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
3. Overview
Both the Herman Geiger and Emily Geiger monuments can be see,
Overview from the back of the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
4. Overview from the back of the cemetery
The Herman Geiger Monument can be seen by the fence in the distance
Overview of the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
5. Overview of the cemetery
Emily Geiger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
6. Emily Geiger Marker
In Memory of Emily Geiger c. 1765 ~ c. 1825 Heroine of the American Revolution
Emily Geiger Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
7. Emily Geiger Marker Reverse
Erected November 3, 1974 by The Emily Geiger Chapter and The South Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution
These Thirteen Graves image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
8. These Thirteen Graves
These thirteen graves were moved here in August 1973 from an old Geiger Family Cemetery in the 2900 block of Drayton Street Columbia, S.C. to make way for an expressway
Area view of the thirteen moved graves image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
9. Area view of the thirteen moved graves
Cemetery Sign on the highway image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 7, 2012
10. Cemetery Sign on the highway
Geiger Cemetery ~ 1/4 mile ~ Memorial Marker for Herman Geiger ~ Emily Geiger
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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