G. A. GESCHEIDER, president of the G. A. Gescheider Company, conducting one of the leading insurance agencies agencies of the county, is one of the most active of the younger generation of business men of Steubenville. He was born in this city in 1881, and is a son of Max Gescheider, whose death occurred in 1896. The latter was born in Germany and located in Jefferson County, Ohio, about the year of 1867. Until 1889 he owned and published the Steubenville Germania, after which he was engaged in the insurance business until his death.
G. A. Gescheider was educated in the schools of Steubenville, after which he entered the field of insurance with his father. After the latter's death he continued the business alone until January 1, 1908, when the G. A. Gescheider Company was organized and incorporated, with G. A. Gescheider as president, William M. Helms as vice president and Carl A. Gescheider as secretary. They do a general insurance business, extending throughout this section.
In 1904 the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Emma Floto, of Steubenville, and they have two children, George F. and Marie Louise. In religious attachment, he is a member of Zion German Lutheran Church. He is a member of Steubenville Lodge, No. 1, K. P., and the Order of Elks. He is active in the Chamber of Comerce, and is a member of the board of directors of the Y. M. C. A.