Aug. 1, 1901
AGED CITIZEN DIES
Asa Geer Passes Away at His Home Near Chester.
Asa Geer, the oldest citizen of Hancock county, died at his home about three miles from Chester, near the Washington school house, on Monday night.
Mr. Geer was aged 94 years and was one of the best known men in Hancock county. He had lived at the old homestead for over 50 years. Up until the last few months he was able to work in the fields. He was remarkably well preserved, his intellect clear, vision bright, and up until a year ago had the activity of a man of 50 years of age.
For several years he was the overseer of the poor in Hancock county and in early life took flatboots of produce down the Ohio and traded.
Mr. Geer was highly respected, always a good neighbor and a friend to all.
He leaves a good estate to be divided among his children, E. W. , B., A., Marion, Mrs. George Moore and Mrs. O. A. Lowery
The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the late home. Interment at the Nessley chapel cemetery.