ELIAS H. GEIGER
- Grant Recipient
- 10693 Geiger Road, Dansville, NY
- 42.520857, -77.727667
Town of Ossian
Elias Geiger was born in Pennsylvania and orphaned at age 7. He apprenticed to a carpenter and learned the trade. After arriving in Ossian ca. 1840, he built steam sawmills, farmed and built this Italianate style home in 1871. The house still stands. At his death in 1895 from a kick to the head by one of his horses, Geiger was known as the richest man in town.