The following data is extracted from Biographical History of Rock Island Illinois.
Morris Geismar was born April 7, 1868, at Freiburg, Baden, Germany, his parents being Nathan and Frederika Geismar. In 1885 he came to America and immediately located in Rock Island, which city has ever since been his home. In 1886 he entered the employ of the Moline Wagon Company, taking a position in the collection department of that concern. Ten years later he was elected secretary and treasurer of that company, a position which he now holds. As a part of his duties Mr. Geismar has assumed what may be called the publicity department of the Moline Wagon Company. By systems of judicious and well selected advertising he keeps the name and the virtues of the Moline wagon prominently before the eyes of the entire world's farming interests, these advertisements appearing in 'many languages and in many lands.
Mr. Geismar was married June 26, 1905, to Miss Carrie Goldsmith, a young lady born and reared in Rock Island. They have, one child, a son, Nathaniel E. Geismar.
In politics Mr. Geismar is a Republican, and although he has never been a candidate for office, yet he has been repeatedly selected as a delegate at different conventions of his party.
Mr. Geismar and his wife occupy a prominent place in the social life of the Tri-Cities. He is a member of the Moline Lodge of Elks, and belongs to both the Rock Island and the Moline Clubs.
His conscientious devotion to the duties entrusted to him has resulted in his steady promotion, until he now holds an enviable position in one of Moline's greatest industries.
Source: Biographical History of Rock Island Illinois