Dedicated to the Memory of
Father ~ Hans Jacob Gyger, Born 1679, at village of Wydnau, Parish of Diapololsau, Switzerland. Mother ~ Margareta Fearin Gyger of same place, born 1684. Herman Geiger (Gyger) Born (or Christened) Dec. 18, 1707, Married Feb. 26, 1734, Elizabeth Habluzel, Died 1751
Erected 1958 by the descendents of Herman Geiger
(Front left panel):Herman Geiger and his father, Hans Jacob Geiger, former Cantonal Governor in Switzerland, departed with their families, Sept. 1736 for Carolina. They arrived in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 1, 1737, and settled in the Congarees. Herman became an Indian Trader, and on occasion rendered assistance to the Governor of the Colony in meetings with the Indians. Some of his descendents served in the Cherokee War in 1759; and some have served in every war since. A son, John Geiger, buried in this cemetery, and a Grandson, Maj. Jacob Geiger, served their country in the Revolutionary war. A niece, Emily Geiger carried a message from one American Force to another.
(Front right panel):Herman Geiger & Elizabeth Habluzel Geiger Their children and grandchildren:John Conrad Geiger m. Barbara MurphJacob, Ann, and ElizabethJacob Geiger m. AnnJohnHerman Geiger m. Lavinia KaiglerElizabeth and John R.Elizabeth Geiger m. (1) Kalman, (2) HorlbeckJohn and Henry HorlbeckMargaret Geiger m. BaughmanElizabeth and MaryJohn Geiger m. Ann MurphHerman, Abraham, William, Elizabeth, and Ann Nancy