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This 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. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011