GEISEL, Henry, proprietor of the Enter- prise Planing Mill, was born at Harrisburg, June 10, 1856. His father, Henry Geisel, and his mother Amelia Geisel were both born in Germany, but emigrated to this country and were among the early settlers at Harris- burg, where Mr. Geisel carried on the black- smith business until within a short time of his death. They had a family of eight chil- dren, six of whom are living: Henry, Richard, Lena, wife of Harry Smith, residing at Plum Creek, Neb.; Amelia, wife of George Harris, Harrisburg; Augusta and John, also residing in Harrisburg.

Mr. Geisel received a public school edu- cation. At ten years of age he started in life as an errand boy in a grocery store, and at the age of sixteen years he entered the plan- ing mill of Trullinger & Co.,where he learned the business and followed it both in Harrisburg and Philadelphia until 1890, when he engaged in business for himself.

He married in Harrisburg, May 28, 1876, to Elizabeth Henning, of Harrisburg, daughter of John and Elizabeth Henning. They have four living children and one dead. The living children are: Henry, Jr., John F., Charles H., and Grover Cleveland.

He is a member of Lamberton Lodge, No. 708, I. O. O. F.; Bayard Lodge, No. 150, K. P., and of Goldsmith Division, U. R. K. P. He has served as judge of election board of Sixth ward. In political views he is a Democrat. The family attend the Lutheran church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 15 Nov 2000

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