Geiger, Henry (b. c. 1716)

Northampton County, Pennsylvania militia officer.

Immigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany (1749) and settled in Heidelberg Township. Lieutenant (1757), then colonel (1775), in Pennsylvania militia. Built and manned a line of forts on the Northampton frontier, under Franklin’s supervision, in Seven Years’ War. Justice of the peace (1761). Supported the Revolution. Sought but failed to obtain a commission in the Continental Army.