George Greaser


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George Greaser 1 2

  • Born: 7 Nov 1835, Darmstadt, , Hessen, DEU
  • Marriage (1): Madora E. Beecher on 6 Aug 1904 in , , KS
  • Died: 6 Feb 1925, Hoyt, Jackson, KS, USA at age 89 3

   Other names for George were George Grieser 4 and George Griezer.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He immigrated in 1845.

2. Military from 20 Aug 1861 to 5 Sep 1864 in Columbus, Franklin, OH: Civil War: 16th Independent Battery, Ohio Veteran Volunteer Light Artillery. 3

3. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Douglas Township, Jackson, KS, USA. 5 The 1900 census recorded George Greaser, farmer, widowed, 62, born Dec 1838, living with his children: Edward, farm laborer, 25, 1875; Joseph H. farm laborer, 24, 1876; Leotia B., 21, Oct 1879; David, farm laborer, 20, Dec 1880; and Lizzie, 16, May 1884. George was born in Ohio and his parents birthplace unknown. His children were born in Kansas and their mother in Virginia.

4. He appeared on the Kansas State Census census in 1905 in Douglas Township, Jackson, KS, USA. 6 The 1905 Kansas State Census recorded George Greaser, farmer, 67, living with wife Dora, 47; daughter Leota B., 25; and son David, 23. George was born in Germany and came to Kansas from Ohio. Dora was born in Ohio and came from there. Leota and David were born in Sedgwick, Kansas.

5. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Hoyt, Jackson, KS, USA. 2 The 1910 census recorded in Hoyt in Douglas Township: George Greaser, 74, living with wife Madora E., 54. The census recorded that they were married for 6 years, it was the 3rd marriage for each, and Madora had given birth to 1 child by 1910, and that child was still alive. George and his parents were born in Germany (Dutch) and he immigrated in 1845 and became a U.S. citizen. Medora was born in Ohio and her parents in Pennsylvania. George owned his home and his occupation was "own income."

6. Newspaper: Topeka Daily Capital: "Mr. And Mrs. George Greaser, of Hoyt, were in Topeka to visit a sick brother in one of the local hospitals, Saturday. They also visited the family of their daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Louis A. Rayland, 311 East Third street.", 25 Apr 1916, Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 1

7. Residence: on 9 Sep 1916 in Hoyt, Jackson, KS, USA. 4

8. Pension Civil War pension payable to George Greaser, 427 Liberty St., Topeka, Kansas on 10 Jun 1921 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 3

9. Newspaper: Holton Recorder: "Hoyt. If you want to see George Greaser smile, ask him about his new Ford.", 2 Mar 1922, Holton, Jackson, KS, USA. 7

10. Newspaper: Topeka Daily Capital: "Hoyt: Mr. And Mrs. George Greaser and Mrs. Powers were Topeka visitors Wednesday.", 28 May 1922, Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 8

George married Madora E. Beecher, daughter of William Beecher and Susan Spangler, on 6 Aug 1904 in , , KS. (Madora E. Beecher was born about 1856 in , , OH,9 died on 8 Jan 1945 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS 10 and was buried in Topeka: Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Shawnee, KS, USA 10.)


1 Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.), 25 Apr 1916, page 14. Short Stories of Topeka Happenings.

2 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Douglas, Jackson, Kansas; Roll: T624_442; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1374455.

3, United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, Madora Greaser in entry for George Greaser FHL microfilm 1,634,918.

4 Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.), 9 Sep 1916, page 8.

5 1900 United States Census, George Greaser, Douglas Township (east part), Jackson, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 91.

6, Kansas State Census (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), 1905, Douglas, Jackson, Kansas. Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_65; Line: 5.

7 Holton Recorder (Holton, Kansas) (Holton, Jackson, Kansas.), 2 Mar 1922, page 9.

8 Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.), 28 May 1922, page 2.

9 1870 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township: Series: M593 Roll: 1200 Page: 599.

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