Fichtner Family Genealogy Forum
Seeking additional information on my FEIGER ancestors:
George L Feiger was born in 1799/1800 in Hanover, Germany. George was married prior to 1825 to Christiana ________. Christiana was born between 1796 and 1802 in Wurtemburg.
The Feigers emigrated to the United States in 1831. The earliest record uncovered indicates that the Feiger family was living in Upper Windsor, York County, Pennsylvania in 18401.
At that time the household consisted of one male aged 30 to 40(George), one female aged 30 to 40 (Christiana), 1 male aged 20 to 30 (?), one female aged 10 to 15 (Susanah?), one
male aged 5 to 10 (Ernest), one female aged 5 to 10, 2 males under 5 years of age (Jacob and Philip), and 2 females under 5 years of age (Catherine and ?).
Sometime between 1840 and 1853 the Feigers moved to Ohio. On 1 April 1853 George Feiger purchased 80 acres of land from Andrew Ruger and wife in Meigs County, Ohio2. In 1860
the Feigers were living in Sutton township, Meigs County, Ohio3. In 1870 the family had moved to Salisbury township4. They had returned to Sutton township by18805. Christiana died
13 January 1883 at Sutton, Meigs County, Ohio from consumption,her age at death being listed as 86 years, 11 months, and 16 days. Her obituary was published on 17 January 1883 in
the Meigs County Telegraph: "Died Last Saturday, Mrs. Christina, wife of Geo. Feiger, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bestinger, in Sutton Township, and was
buried on Sunday. Mrs. Feiger was 87 years of age, and had been a resident of county for over half a century. The deceased was the mother of Mr. E. F. Feiger, of this city, and she
was a highly respected lady. Her husband survives her. George died a few months later on 26 April 1883. The Meigs County Telegraph printed hisobituary on 2 May 1883: "Death of an
old citizen: Mr. George L. Feiger, an old and respected German citizen of thiscounty the father of Mr. E. F. Feiger, of this city, died last Thursday evening, at the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Fred Bergshecker, in the Nease Settlement, at the advanced age of 84 years. The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, and emigrated to this country in 1831,
settling in PA. He afterward moved to Meigs County, where he resided over 30 years. He raised a family of 11 children, 6 of whom are still living. The wife of the deceased died about 3
months ago. His funeral was held Saturday afternoon." Both are buried in Carmel Cemetery, Sutton Twp., Meigs County, Ohio.
Children of George and Christiana Feiger
i. Susanah Feiger was probably born between 1825 and 1830. Married John Frasch
ii. Female Feiger born between 1830 to 1835.
iii. Ernest F Feiger was born on 23 November 1832 in Lancaster County,Pennsylvania. Married Kate Keiser and was a photographer in Pomeroy, OH.
iv. Jacob Feiger was born around 1836 in Pennsylvania.Married Lizzie Church
v. Catherine Feiger was born on 4 August 1837 in Pennsylvania. Married Frederick Bergschicker.
vi. Philip D Feiger was born 13 May 1839 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Married Juliana Krauth and lived in Grand Traverse Co., MI.
vii. Female Feiger born between 1835 and 1840.
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