Kreider Family History: part 4

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HISTORY OF KREIDER FAMILY FROM PEN OF THE REV. J. G. FRANCIS The Kreider Family By REV. J. G. FRANCES, B. D. (Continued from Thursday.) TOBIAS THE SCHOOL TEACHER Tobias Kreider was likely the poungest child of Christian, whose farm was to the extreme eastern end • of "the "Kreider Settlement," who made his will in 1789. Tobias had a sister, Anna, m. Jacob Sechrist, about whom we have learned noth- " ing, beside the two brothers, Jacob • the Gelder, and Christian, kicked by a horse, already considered. Tobias is said to have been weak of body, too weak to farm, so it was decreed that he was to be a schoolteacher. Despite his weak body he likely became the most noted Kreider of his day; and he lived to a good old age. He was born Dec. 8, 1759; and died July 22, 1835, aged 75 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was married to a woman of Irish descent, Mary Thompson, b. May 21, 1772; d. April 2, 1857. Tobias lived .in'the brick house on the Colebrook road, southwest of Rocherty, east of the school house. He joined the River Brethren church, and departed from the Mennonite custom by wearing a beard. ' When Jacob Kreider, of Snitz Creek, made his will August 2, 1305, • he named as one of his executors, - "my trusty friend, Tobias Kreider, Schoolmaster." He no doubt laught school in the School houses about in the neighborhood. He also taught in the borough of Lebanon, for Mrs. John S. Bomberger, a daughter of Tobias Wilhelm. says that her'grand- mother went to school to Tobias Kreider. in Lebanon borough, and that when the son, her father, was born, the mother called him after her old school teacher. He is said to have . been a very cross school teacher. Perhaps physical defects used as teach' ers in by-gone days, was a cause of teacher crossness. He did something that few. if any other oldLebanon school teachers did, viz., composed his own text book.' his own arithmetic, for use in his schools. It was in German script " and has been seen by John S. Bomberger, who says that after pases were torn off fore and aft. it was still about one inch in thickness, and the pages were in size about S x 10 inches. He thinks the book is still ( in existence. It should become the i property of the Lebanon County His- i m °nthB and 13 days! torical Society. It might inspire ' some Lebanon county teachers today to become productive. Tobias was also a scrivener and a surveyor, so says John S. Bomberger. he had a son by that name; and the school teacher also had a son Tobias. Tobias' successor as deputy surveyor, Ezekiel Cherington, was commissioned May 27, 1836, or almost a year after the death of Tobias Kreider, so Tobias likely held the position till his death, or for a period of 11 years. Tobias Kreider, Jr., was also appointed a justice of the peace for the First District of the county, composed of the borough and township of Lebanon. This appointment was made February 12, 1828. It will thus be seen that Tobias Kreider was a citizen of note. Tobias Kreider, the teacher, made his will Dec. 5, 1831. It was probated October 13, 1835. In his will he is designated "yeoman," doubtless a self-designation which would indicate that for some time he had given up teaching. His son Tobias and John Forney are named as executors. His farm, however, was not extensive, two contiguous tracts containing together 5 acres and 148 perches. His land joined land of Joseph Dohner and Jacob Smith. He bequeathed all his property to his wife, Mary, except Benjamin's ^hop. In the brook on this property was performed in 1861 the first baptism of the Brethren in the neighborhood, 6 persons, who formed the nucleus of Brethren that resulted in the erection of Long's Brethren meeting house in 1869. Both Tobias and his wife are buried at Gingrich's Mennonite meeting house. Tobias. Sr., the schoolmaster, mentions 7 children in his will, all sons. It seems that he had no daughters. Another son is said to have died in infancy, so he had 8 children. The seven named in the following order: Samuel, went to Indiana about 1835—A. S. Kreider. Joseph, d. in 1845.* Benjamin.* Tobias. Jr., d. about 1S64 Christian. Obed. Gottlieb T.. b. May 4. 1808- d June 5. 1871.* ' ' to hav Buried children, she dying when the youngest child, John, was two 'days old. We understand he married again. He went to Harrisburg and later to Pinegrove, where he died and is buried. All a granddaughter ever heard about him was that he was a drover. He had children: Elias, b. June 12, 1820; d. Sept. 28, 1908.* Elizabeth. Sarah.. Mary. Joseph. John B., b. Nov. 12, 1837.* ELIAS OP IONA Elias Kreider, of lona, was the oldest child of Joseph the Drover, and the only child by his first wife. He married Mary Strohm, b. Dec. 30, 1823; d. Nov. 20, 1906. By occupa- tion he was a blacksmith. He was a, member of the United Brethren Church, and is buried in the old United Brethren cemetery at lona. He had children: Henry, b. Oct. 5, 1844.* Aaron S., b. August 17, 1850.* Jacob, b. Aug. 21, 1858.* Rebecca, b. July 8, 1859.* Leah, single, on homestead in lona. Elizabeth, single, also in lona. Mary, single, housekeeper in Schaefferstown. Moses, twice married, lived in Lebanon; no children. Elias, Jr., b. Mar. 17, 1869; d. Aug. 31, 1909; epileptic. 5 died small. HENRY KREIDER, afore, m. Malinda Schneider - (Snyder), b. Sept. 24, 1849; blacksmith, but now a laborer, residing at 22 Pershing avenue, Lebanon, Pa.; children: Elizabeth Kreider, b. Dec 11 187.1; m. Albert Phillips, plumber beyond Five Points; 4 children: Carrie, Ammon, Henry and Allen. Mary Kreider, b. Apr. 9, 1873; d Nov. 12, 1878. Samuel Kreider, b. May 30. 1875; m- , foreman in nut department of Bethlehem Steel: residence, 21 Pershing Ave.: 2 children: Mabel and Stella, both single. Uriah Kreider, b. June 6. 1877- d. Aug. IS. 1878. Sarah Kreider, b. April 19. lSS"l: ! m ,',, Harry Krick> no " w in Chicago; no I _i.nj 'Annville: children. Lillie Kreider. b. Sept. 17. 1SS2; m. Isaac Bowman, baker in Annville; 4 children: and Hilda. Harold, Leroy, Lillian Paul Kreider. b. Nov. 11, 1884: • . clerk. 18 Pershing avenue: 4 children: Pauline. Miriam, m. are 3 Kreiders, likely his daughters, all of whom died before he made his win. which, of course. Is sufficient' m. Martha Urich: residence. 2 children: Martha and Luella. Monroe Kreider. b. Oct. 23, 1888; m - : residence. 33S Per- Tsso 1 ' b ' AprU 25> 1791: d ' Sept Catharine, d. aged 8 years, 8 May. b. Nov. 23. 1795; d. Nov. 2i .--.,,. of Fulton county: Pa.: laborer. 20 i Mary. Ethel and Irene. Cora Kreider, b. Sept. 17. 1890; d. aged about 2 years. —From the Family AARON KREIDER. afore, m" in 1S76 to Mary Miller, b. Jan. 15. 1856, TOSFPH „,„„ „„ Hoffman street, Lebanon: 6 children: JOSKPH THE DROVER Charles Kreider. b. Dec. 3 TSTR We are told that many old si™ concerning Jo p^ Kreider he diagrams made by him are ye, to be seen. We find that Tobias Krei- It is difficult get information Charles Kreider. b. Dec. 3, 1876, m. Lizzie Smith: heater. North Third \ of Tobias, the school teacher. is likely due to the fact that the Lebanon ™ u "<>' . may be our Tobias. While j T — - - -. v . ..- i.it^. *-viuflrt(.i in der, Jr., was commissioned as deputy mothers of his children died enrv<HT^»* rtf T rt Vv,,~-_ -^_. . _ !., L.,, ">*»nr:ii Ulfu t. :tne Children were young, and to have been raised by relatives . . his. fathers name was not Tobias.) of the mothers. yet he had an uncle Tobias, who lived Elias. is said to have been the only west of the Colebrook road: and he child of his mother; her name wa ' "<»"<* ^e is likely designated Jr. in respect to have bee,n unable to Wrn ~He\hen thft uncle. Yet Tobias. Jr., may have married Mary Stauffer. who inTelv been tiic son of the uncle Tobias, for was the mother of all the rest of tis avenue; no children. Penrose Kreider. b. March 21, IS SO; single at home. Ida Kreider, h. August 7. IS 82: m. Francis Bashore. furnaceman. 22 South Fourth avenue: l child: John. Miles Kreider, b. Nov. 15, 18S4, m. Lillie Feeman; nutmaker. Mifflin street, near Second; 3 children: Irene, Arthur and Richard. Mark Kreider, b, June S, 1S39- d. aged 21 years. j

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  1. Lebanon Semi-Weekly News,
  2. 21 Aug 1919, Thu,
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