September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany.
August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Northwood Cemetery, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.
Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist.
Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He was also well known for secular songs like Kentucky Babe and Sleep, Sleep, Sleep.
In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Pennsylvania, and was a music instructor at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind (1884–1901). His works include: