John Geyer (the younger)


Spelled and referenced variously, at least two men known as John Geyer were Albany householders during the last decades of the 1700s. This offering organizes biographical material on the life of the Albany resident we call John Geyer (the younger).

Subsequent information tells us that he was born after 1756 and probably prior to 1790. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.

In 1790, the household of John Guyer was configured on the city census of the first ward. At that time his home included a man and two unspecified females. In September 1791, "John Jr." was listed a a "fireman" for Engine 4 of the first ward.

By 1799, he had relocated to the second ward where his house and lot (and personal property) were valued modestly. In 1800, his second ward household included a couple and two young girls. An assessment roll also dated 1800 valued the second ward property of "John Guyer Junr" modestly.

The first city directory was published in 1813. It named no likely Geyers or Guyers among the residents of the city.

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John Geyer (the younger) is CAP biography number 8291. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 0/0/18