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Information I Have About My Ancestors

John C. BIEBIGHEISER- My Paternal Great-great Grandfather

John C. BIEBIGHEISER b. 1827- Darmstadt, Germany d. Oct.1901 New Germantown (now Oldwick), Hunterdon Co., N.J.

John C. BIEBIGHEISER m. (1)16 Dec. 1858 - Catherine OATHOUT b. 1828 New Jersey d.1874 New Germantown (now Oldwick), Hunterdon Co., N.J.
m. (2) 21 Dec. 1876 - Mary APGAR b. 1831 d.1916 - New Germantown (now Oldwick), Hunterdon Co., N.J.

John C. was a carriage builder, blacksmith, wheelwright, coffin builder and town undertaker.

The family story goes that John C. BIEBIGHEISER came to the U.S. from Germany ca. 1848 - 1850. It is believed that he may have come over with a brother whose name is unknown. Their father may have also possibly came over with them. It is also believed that John C. and his brother went “out west” possibly to Detroit, Michigan ( Oakland Co.) or “there abouts”. However John C. did not care for it and went back east to New Jersey.

No one seems to know for sure what the C in John C. BIEBIGHEISER stands for. Some say Calvin, some say Caspar or Casper and my father told me it stood for Christian.

John C. BIEBIGHEISER and his wives are buried in New Germantown( now Oldwick), N.J. in a cemetery located at the end of Joliet St.

John C. BIEBIGHEISER & his first wife Catherine had 2 children:

John Henry BIEBIGHEISER b. 9 Sept 1859 - New Germantown (now Oldwick), Hunterdon Co., N.J. d. 17 Aug 1942 Washington, Warren Co., N.J.

John H. BIEBIGHEISER m. 3 Jan. 1883 Sarah Elizabeth FAIRCHILD b. 15 Aug 1860 d. 1940

Emma Louise Miller BIEBIGHESER b. 4 May 1864 - New Germantown (now Oldwick), Hunterdon Co., N.J d. 1936

Emma Loiuse Miller BIEBIGHEISER m. Harry MOKE b. 1861 d. 1927

It is believed that Emma & Harry MOKE may have had a daughter (name unknown) who married someone with the last name of Southwick.

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John C.'s Workshop
Here is John C. Biebigheiser's workshop at his house on Church Street in New Germantown (now Oldwick), New Jersey. The house and workshop were bought in 1901 by Issac Hildebrand and converted to a workshop for pressing apples for cider.

Another One Of John C.'s Workshops
Here is another workshop which is believed to be one of John C.'s. The location is unknown, but may be in Mendham, New Jersey.

John GEIST- possible stowaway from Germany
Elizabeth HUEFISH- possible Lenni Lenape Native American

Son Lewis George GEIS born 18 July 1859 - New Jersey
			    died 12 July 1927 - Belvidere, Warren Co.,
                                                New Jersey

Lewis George GEIS m. Allura Frances REIMEL b. 21 Mar. 1860
 	                                   Riverton, Northampton Co.,
                                           d. 20 Mar. 1936
                                           Belvidere, Warren Co.,
														      d. 20 Mar. 1936 - Belvidere, Warren     	

Lewis George GEIS was a gardener and possibly lived & worked 
at a hotel on an island in the Delware River 
at one time.
This island was probably what is now Dildine Island 
but has gone by many names such as-Manuncachunk,
Brisbane's & Mack's to name a few.


Allura Frances REIMEL- daughter of  Jeremiah REIMEL & Sarah HUNSBERGER

Allura Frances married 1st:  Edward QUICK

Allura and Edward had one daughter:

Edna Lillian QUICK
b.  1882/1883 -Riverton, Northampton Co., PA
d. 14 Oct.1980 in PA.

Edna’s father Edward was killed when he fell off a train aprox. 6 months before Edna was 

Allura Frances married 2nd: Lewis George GEIS

Children of Allura Francis and Lewis George GEIS:

1. Bertha Laycock GEIS
b. 31 Mar. 1889 - Belvidere, Warren Co., N.J.
d. 16 May 1962 - Winston- Salem, Forsyth Co., N.C.

m. 30 May 1913 - Passaic, Passaic Co., N.J. 

b. 16 Nov. 1884 - New Germantown ( now Oldwick), Hunterdon Co., N.J.
d. 24 Sept. 1961 - Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., N.C. 

2. George Dalley GEIS
b. 8 May 1891 - Belvidere, Warren Co., N.J.
d. 15 Nov. 1966 - Belvidere, Warren Co., N.J.

m. 12 Nov. 1917 - New Jersey

b. 4 nov. 1893 - New Jersey

Sadie SMITH GEIS is still residing in Belvidere, N.J.
at the age of 104!!


My great grandfather's obituary.

July 12, 1927    Easton Express

             Lewis Geis

Lewis Geis died at his home on the 
Pequest Farms, near Belvidere, at 
9 o’clock this morning from complica-
tions following an illness of three 
weeks. Mr. Geis would have been 68 
years of age on Saturday next. He 
was a former resident of Belvidere
and became a tenant on the farms 
eight years ago. Deceased is survived
by his wife; a son, George D. Geis, 
deputy county clerk; a daughter, Mrs.
Bertha Beibeikeyser, of Morristown; 
two brothers, Samuel, of Buttsville, 
and Furman of Dunellen and a sis-
ter, Mrs. Jennie Hothlander, of Allen-
town. He also leaves six grandchil-
dren. Mr. Geis was a member of the
Belvidere Methodist Episcopal church
and Covenant Lodge, No. 13, I.O.O.
F., of Belvidere.

Lewis Geis' birth certificate lists him as Louis Guise and his parents 
as John & Kezia Gueise.
His death certificate lists him as Lewis G. Geis and his parents as 
John Geis and Elizabeth Huefish.

This is a real puzzler for me!