Geiger, Jacob

Geiger, Jacob a minister of the German Reformed Church, was born in Allentown, Lehigh Commnty, Pennsylvania, October. 17, 1793. He began his studies with the Reverend Dr. J.C. Becker in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in 1814, and subsequently completed them with the Reverend Dr. C.L. Becker in Baltimore, Md. He was licensed and ordained in 1816, and in 1817 took charge of congregations in and around Manchester, Maryland, and not far from Baltimore, in which he labored up to the time of his deathe, October 19, 1848. He was a very successful minister, having baptized 3714 and confirmed 1668 during a ministry of thirty-one years. His charge at the time of his death numbered 1200 members. He preached only in the German language. (H.H.)

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