Sandy Run in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
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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). Touch 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); African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment (approx. 7 miles away); The "Columbiad" Cannon (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 10, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.