California Genealogy and History Archives
well-known citizen of Sacramento, Cal., was born of German parentage at
Allegheny, Pa., in 1875, being the son of William and Ernestine (Ploss)
Geiger. His father was a carpenter by trade be- fore he came to America
and found employment at it during his active years in this country. In
1878 he brought his family to Sacramento. Of his nine children, six are
living. C. C. Geiger was educated in public schools and at Atkinson's
business college, in Sacramento. During his school days he was employed
in the mailing room of the Sacramento Bee, and in 1893 he was employed
by Scheunert Brothers, wholesale dealers in cigars, as a bookkeeper, and
has retained the position to the present time. This is one of the
reputable business concerns of Sacramento, and Mr. Geiger 's position is
one of confidence and responsibility.
November 5, 1902, Mr. Geiger married Mabel Laing, of Sacramento, who has borne him two children, Jeanette, August 22, 1906, and Marian, February 2, 1911. A Republican in politics, Mr. Geiger affiliates fraternally with the Elks and the Foresters. Mrs. Geiger is a communicant of the German Lutheran church. The family is pop- ular socially, and Mr. Geiger has in many ways demonstrated his public spirit.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011