The Official Lia Scott Price Family History
Copyright Lia Scott Price
Lia is German-American. Her ancestry is from Philadelphia, PA. Her ancestors emigrated to Philadelphia from Germany in the 1800s. She currently resides in Los Angeles (South Bay, CA).
The Official Lia Scott Price Origins, taken from Charlotte Geist’s 150 year old family bible and Woodlands Cemetery family grave site in Philadelphia, PA.
MARX CHRISTIAN PRICE
Lia Scott Price's German great-great grandfather from Germany / Philadelphia, PA
Marx Christian Price was born in 1833 in Germany. In 1852, he immigrated to the U.S., and first settled in Brooklyn, NY for his first marriage. On his second marriage he settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1900 census, he was 66 years old. His home in 1900 was 2100 Diamond street Ward 32, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PRICE-STAATS MARRIAGE: (first marriage)
Marx Christian Price first married Elizabeth Staats in Brooklyn, NY, on November 27, 1855. Elizabeth Staats was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Their children were:
Wilhen Ludwig Price, born October 4, 1856, died November 14, 1880
George Christian Price, born January 2, 1858 in Brooklyn NY, died May 8, 1908, in Reading, Berks , PA, at age 50, buried at Woodlands Cemetery. His occupation listed him as a "heater setter" (Source: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Christian Price in entry for George Price, 1908.
Heinrich Leopold Price, born March 20, 1860
Philipa Analie Price, born February 5, 1862
Elizabeth Price died on November 30, 1867
PRICE-GEIST MARRIAGE: (second marriage)
A year later, after Elizabeth's death, Marx Christian Price married Charlotte Catharina Geist, in Philadelphia, PA, on May 5, 1868. His second wife (aka Charlotte C. Price) was born in Deutschland (Germany) on Aug. 25, 1843.
Their children were:
Friederich Leonhardt Price, born May 29, 1869
Sophia Augusta Price, born August 24, 1870. In the 1900 Census, Sophia Price was age 30.
Robert William Price, born August 8, 1871
Charles Friederick Price, born March 17, 1873 in Philadelphia, PA, died June 20, 1909, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 36, single, and occupation was listed as "Adv. Solicitor N.A". Burial date: June 23, 1909. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery. (Source: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Christian Price in entry for Charles F. Price, 1909.)
W.S Price, born September 26, 1876
Lillian Estelle Price, born March 21, 1879 (Married name: Howser). In the 1900 Census, Lillian Price was 21. Margarette Louisa Price, born June 18, 1880, died July 1, 1880
Charlotte Catharina Geist died on February 13, 1910. She was 66 years old, and buried at Woodlands Cemetery. Her obituary read as Charlotte C Price (Charlotte Geist), Mother: Charlotte C; Father: Louie Geist (From the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915) and < href=http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97310205>Find-A-Grave Memorial Site. Her obituary from the Philadelphia Inquirer reads: "Charlotte C. Geist Price, 66y 6m 20d, Married, Daughter of Louie and Charlotte C. Geist,2100 Diamond Street, 32nd Ward". Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 15, 1910: "PRICE - On February 13, 1910, CHARLOTTE C., wife of Christian Price, aged 66 years. Relatives and friends invited to attend the funeral services, at her husband's residence, 2100 Diamond street, on Wednesday, at 2 P. M. Interment at Woodlands Cemetery. Burial: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA."
Lia Scott Price comes from the Price-Geist lineage.
Additional Sources: United States Census, 1900, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Household of Christain Price, Philadlephia city Ward 32, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
In February, 2013, Lia Scott Price's Vampire Guardian Angel film short PRA/EY was included in a film screening in Philadelphia, PA, her great-great grandfather's hometown.