Individual Record 1593

Name}   Geiger, Leonard Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 25 Dec 1895 Place} Minden, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Marr.1: Date} Exa 16 Jun 1924   C Place} Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Marr.2: Date} Aft 1940 Place}     ,     , Nebraska     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa Feb 1974 Place} Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
Burial: Date} Cir Feb 1974 Place}     ,     , Nebraska
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 394 = Letter
Source 2} 396 = Geog history
Source 3} 1676=1900 USA cen
Source 4} 1671=1910 USA cen
Source 5} 1672=1915 IA cen
Source 6} 1669=Marriage rec
Source 7} 1672=1925 IA cen
Source 8} 1673=1930 USA cen
Source 9} 1674=1940 USA cen
Source 10} 549 = S.S. record
Source 11} 1004=Index
Source 12} 
Parents: } Fred Geiger & Mary Reese
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} None
      Occupation 1} Laborer
       Occupation 2} Bank bookkeeper
  Religion/Church} Congregational
Spouses:   Prime} Smith, Velna Violet
                              Wright, Hazel D.
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:   Marriage Certificate, Leonard Geiger, Hazel Wright Leonard was born 25 Dec 1895 in Minden, Pottawattamie, Iowa.  His parents were Fred Geiger and Marie Reese.  In the 1900 U.S. census, Leonard (Leonhard), 4, was living with his widowed mother Mariea and three of his siblings, these being Theresia, 16, William, 8, and Christian, 6.

In the 1910 U.S. census, Leonard, 14, was living with his stepfather Henry Stude, 67, and his mother Mary Stude, 46, in Pleasant Twp., Pottawattamie, Iowa.  His stepfather was a farmer, and owned the farm with a mortgage.  His younger Stude half-siblings were Johnie, 12, Margaret, 10, and Hattie, 7.  Chris Arndt, 17, a nephew and farm laborer, was also in the household.

In the 1915 Iowa State census, Leonard was living in Minden, Pottawattamie, Iowa, and was a laborer.  He had 7 years of grammar school, 1 year of high school, had earned $200 in the prior year, and listed his church affiliation as Congregational.

Leonard married Hazel Wright on 16 Jun 1924 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.  In the 1925 Iowa State census, Leonard, 28, and Hazel, 21, were living in Council Bluffs Ward 6, Pottawattamie, Iowa.  They owned their house, worth $5,000. with a $4,000. mortgage.  Leonard had completed 10 years of school, and Hazel 12 years.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Leonard, 31, and Hazel B., 26, had a 3½ year old daughter, Marjorie Ann, born 14 Sep 1927.  They were living on Avenue E, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  They owned their home, worth $5,000. and had a radio.  Leonard was a bookkeeper for a bank.

Leonard is not found in the 1940 U.S. census.  Hazel, 35, and now divorced, is living with her Marjorie Ann, 13, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.  In 1935 they had been living in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.  She is a saleslady in a millinery store.  They are renting their home for $25. month, and she earned $340. in 1939.  Marjorie Anne is in eighth grade.

Leonard was probably living in Omaha, Nebraska in 1935.  Some time after 1940, he married Velna Violet Smith Henderson., probably in Nebraska.  This was the second marriage for both.  Leonard died in Feb 1974, last residence being Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.  Velna died 14 Jun 1981 in Omaha, Nebraska.  Their burial place is not known.

Marjorie Ann Geiger, daughter of Leonard and Hazel, was a resident of Pinellas Park, Florida in 1992.  She died 8 Jan 2005, her last residence being Pinellas Park.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 19 Oct 2014
Date Created}  23 Aug 1993
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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