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Abraham Gesner


  1. Abraham Gesner a.k.a. Abraham Pineo Gesner was a Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Although Ignacy Ɓukasiewicz developed the modern kerosene lamp, starting the world's oil industry, Gesner is considered a primary founder. Gesner was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. He died in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  2. Abraham Gesner was a farmer and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Annapolis County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1824 to 1827.

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Google previewDictionary of Canadian Biography (1990)

by Francess G. Halpenny

first 1 1 May 1815 Elizabeth Gesner, a sister of geologist Abraham Gesner* , and they had three daughters and one son; m. secondly 8 Dec.

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