Obit: Maurer, Anna Geiger (1841 - 1907)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Maurer, Geiger

----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook

Anna Maurer
 (b. 8/3/1841 - d. 09/10/1907)


NOTE: Maiden name is from marriage index

Body of Former Marshfield Woman Brought Here For Burial

Burial rites were held today at Hillsite cemetery for Mrs. Anna Maurer, 55, widow of the late Joseph Maurer and a resident of this city for a number of years prior to 1910, who died Thursday morning at her home in Stevens Point. A requiem mass was held at 9 o’clock this morning in St. Joseph’s Catholic church, Stevens Point, with Father Henry J. Ehr officiating.

The following obituary is from the Stevens Point Journal of October 29.

An illness of two months terminated fatally at 10:15 o’clock this morning for Mrs. Anna Maurer, 112 Center Street, widow of the late Joseph Maurer. Death was caused directly from a third stroke of paralysis, which she experienced on Wednesday. Mrs. Maurer was brought home last Sunday from Madison, where she had been under treatment at the Jackson clinic.


Family Notes, provided by a non family member, Marsha Hosfeld


** Family of Anna Geiger Maurer **


Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895

Name: Geo Geiger     Census Date: 1895     Line: 13     Roll: v226_10

Locality: Mayville     Residence County: Clark     Residence State: Wisconsin

Household Members: 3 Male, 3 Female     1 born USA, 5 born Germany


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: George Geiger     Age: 61     Birth Date: May 1839     Birthplace: Germany

Race: White     Gender: Male           Immigration Year: 1882  Naturalized   

Relation to Head of House: Head     Occupation: Farmer

Spouse's Name: Annie Geiger          Marriage Year: 1868      Years Married: 32

Father's Birthplace: Germany           Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Home in 1900: Mayville, Clark, Wisconsin

George Geiger             61  Ger    May 1839    Head    Farmer            Naturalized       b. 5/8/1851, d. 11/28/1908

Annie Geiger   58  Ger    Aug 1841    Wife                                                      b. 8/3/1841, d. 09/10/1907

John Geiger     28  Ger    Jun  1871    Son   Day Laborer   Nat’d   b. 1871, d. 1955; m. Clara Maurer 1901

George Geiger             20  Ger    Jan  1880    Son                           Nat’d

Mary Geiger    16  WI     Mar 1884    Daughter


     Blue info from:


Marriage: Maurer, Joseph      Geiger, Anna     3 May 1897     190    2


    Notes: of dorchester where she will wed joseph maurer of city


           Notes: twin girls born to m/m jos. maurer

MAURER, TWIN GIRLS               BIRTH   MARSHFIELD NEWS    JAN 27, 1898 p.5 col.1

           Notes: twin girls born to joseph maurer-the local iceman


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Anna Maurer    Age: 24    Birth Date: Jan 1876    Birthplace: Austria

Race: White    Gender: Female    Immigration Year: 1882    Rel to Head of House: Wife   

Spouse's Name: Joseph Maurer   Marriage Year: 1897    Years Married: 3

Father's Birthplace: Austria         Mother's Birthplace: Austria

Mother: number of living children: 2    Mother: How many children: 2

Home in 1900: Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin

Joseph Maurer                  26  Austria    Feb 1874     Ice Dealer    Imm: 1882   Naturalized

Anna Maurer          24  Austria    Jan 1876     Wife             Imm: 1882

Marie A Maurer       2  WI           Jan 1898     Daughter

Caroline M Maurer  2  WI           Jan 1898      Daughter

John Staugel           22  Austria    Mar 1878    Boarder        Teamster

--- Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 12/03/1908

Geiger, George (1822 - 28 NOV 1908)   


NOTE: based on the 1900 Census, he was 68 not 86 (b. 1839) – confirmed in “Marshfield News”


Early on Saturday morning John Geiger of this village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) received the sad news over the wire that his father, George Geiger, had died that morning at Marshfield. Mr. and Mrs. John Geiger and Miss Mary Geiger immediately drove to Spencer and took the train from there to Marshfield.


The deceased had retired as usual that night, but when called in the morning he failed to respond, and upon making an investigation it was found that he had passed away during the night.


The deceased was 86 years of age. He leaves three sons, John of this village and Frank and George of Marshfield, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Mauer of Marshfield and Miss Mary Geiger of this village.


The funeral services were held at Marshfield from the Catholic Church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock.


           Notes: age 68/born: germany/bur: city cem


           Notes: age 68/found dead in bed/obituary info


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Anna Maurer    Age in 1910: 34    Birth Year: abt 1876    Birthplace: Germany

Race: White   Gender: Female   Immigration Year: 1881  

Relation to Head of House: Wife    Spouse's Name: Joe Maurer

Father's Birthplace: Germany         Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Home in 1910: Withee, Clark, Wisconsin

Joe Maurer        36  Ger    M1, 13 yrs    Imm: 1880 Na    Occup: O.A., Cant(?) Hook Factory, Emp

Anna Maurer     34  Ger    M1, 13 yrs    6 of 6 children living   Imm; 1881

Marie Maurer   12  WI

Caroline Maurer  12  WI

Joseph Maurer                 9  WI

Elsie Maurer        7  WI

Irvin Maurer        4  WI

George Maurer                1 4/12  WI


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 12 Sep 1918

Name: Joseph Maurer        County: Portage     State: Wisconsin

Birth Date: 8 Feb 1874      Race: White    Age: 44

Occupation: Ice Man         Nearest Relative: Anna Maurer

Height/Build: Medium / Medium    Color of Eyes/Hair: Brown / Brown   Signature: J. D? Maurer


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Anna Maurer    Age: 43       Birth Year: abt 1877    Birthplace: Germany

Race: White    Gender: Female       Immigration Year: 1882

Relation to Head of House: Wife    Spouse's Name: Joseph Maurer

Father's Birthplace: Germany          Mother's Birthplace: Germany    Able to Read: Yes / Yes

Home in 1920: Stevens Point Ward 5, Portage, Wisconsin

Joseph Maurer         45  Ger    Imm: 1881   Naturalized    Laborer – Ica House

Anna Maurer           43  Ger    Imm: 1882  

Carolyn M Maurer   21  WI

Marie A Maurer       21  WI

Joseph F Maurer      19  WI

Elsie K Maurer                   17  WI

Irving J Maurer                  14  WI

George R Maurer     11  WI

Paul H Maurer                      3  WI


U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

Name: Anna Maurer    Gender: F (Female)    Residence Year: 1923    Spouse: Joseph Maurer

Street Address: 116 Center tel 240-J    Residence Place: Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Publication Title: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1923


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Anna Maurer    Gender: Female    Birth Year: abt 1876    Birthplace: Germany

Race: White    Marital Status: Widowed   Immigration Year: 1881 Na    Head of House

Father's Birthplace: Germany    Mother's Birthplace: Germany    Age at first marriage: 21

Home in 1930: Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin

Anna Maurer        54   Ger   none      Own home – value 7,000

Caroline Maurer   32   WI    Bookkeeper – Insurance Office

Elsie Maurer         27   WI    Teacher – Graded School

George Maurer     21   WI    Office Clerk - Newspaper

Paul Maurer          13   WI    none


From an online family tree / misc. sources (not all info confirmed)

Anna Geiger (Parents: George & Anna Geiger)

    Birth 12 Jan 1876 in Austria; Death 13 Oct 1931 in Wisconsin, USA

Joseph Maurer (Parents: Michael & Caroline Maurer)

    Birth 6 Feb 1874 in Bavaria, Germany; Death 1928 in Wisconsin, USA


    Caroline Maurer           1898 –

    Marie Maurer               1898 –

    Joseph Maurer              1901 –

    Elizabeth K. Maurer     1902 – 1991

    Irving John Maurer       1905 – 2008

    George R. Maurer         1908 – 1968

    Paul Maurer                 abt 1916


** ?? FAMILY of Joseph Maurer ?? **

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Mike Maurer    Age: 68    Birth Date: Sep 1831    Birthplace: Germany

Race: White      Gender: Male      Immigration Year: 1881, PA (Nat papers applied for)

Spouse's Name: Caroline Maurer    Marriage Year: 1865   Years Married: 35

Father's Birthplace: Germany       Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Home in 1900: Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin

Mike Maurer         68  Ger   Sep  1831   M 35 yrs     Farmer                               b. 9/29/1839, d. 12/26/1911

Caroline Maurer    58  Ger   Dec 1841   7 of 13 children living    Imm: 1881    b. 12/6/1839, d. 10/27/1913

Theresa Maurer     14  WI    Jul 1885


Wisconsin, State Census, 1 Jun 1905

Name: Michael Maurer    Birth Location: Germany    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832

Gender: Male      Race: White    Relation: Husband    Spouse's Name: Caroline Maurer

Line: 10    Roll: CSUSAWI1905_34

Locality: Marshfield   Residence County: Wood   Residence State: Wisconsin

Michael Maurer       73  Retired Farmer

Caroline Maurer      63 

Theresa Maurer       29  Dressmaker        daughter   << age should be 19

Theodore Ambrose   1                             grandson, parents born Wisconsin


MAURER, MICHAEL     DEATH     MARSHFIELD NEWS     DEC 28, 1911 p.4 col.2

           Notes: age 80/death info/born: germany

MAURER, MICHAEL     DEATH     MARSHFIELD NEWS     JAN 4, 1912 p.4 col.5

           Notes: death & family info/bur: cath cem-city


           Notes: age 71/died: loyal/funeral info


           Notes: born:1841 in germany/died: loyal/bur: city


MAURER, CLARA   MARRIAGE              MARSHFIELD TIMES         NOV 15, 1901 p.1 col.1

           Notes: dau.-m/m michael maurer/wed john geiger of loyal/live there



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