Abigail was the daughter of Abigail and Issac Cornelision. She was married first to Jacob Corn
elision , who ran the "White Swan" a hotel, that later became known as the City Hotel. When
he passed away, her second marriage was to George F. Geisinger, son of a Commodore. They
were married in Masoning Presbyterian Church in 1866. He was a bookkeeper for Thomas
Beaver and later a member of the firm. He also had an interest in mining and coal at Kingston,
PA. When he died, Abigail assumed all of his business affairs and built Geisinger Hospital.
Religiously she was a liberal supporter of the Masoning Presbyterian Church, of
which her husband was also a faithful member.
Mrs. Geisinger bought the Grand Piano that remains in use today, in the sanctuary of
Mahoning Presbyterian Church. She, along with Mr. Thomas Beaver were responsible for
many interior renovations to the sanctuary in their day. Baccalaureate services for
graduating nurses from the school of nursing were held at Mahoning.
|The Steinway Miniature Grand Piano from 1906 donated to Mahoning Presbyterian
Church by Mrs. Abigail Geisinger. It was recently placed on wheels to enable
maneuverability about the sanctuary.
Masoning Presbyterian Church