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HISTO R Y OF THEKRE1DER FAMILY FROM PENOFTHEREV.U FRANCIS She Kreider Family 6y REV. J. O. FRANCES, B. D. (Continued from Thursday.) . A. KREIDER, afore, m. Sarah Hellman, daughter of Joseph; farmer for a time on the homestead, later moved on the Lantz property south of the Snltz creek, now owned by Mr. Ziegler; Reformed; 8 children: children: John H. Kreider, b. In 1864; m. Lizzie Botnberger, daughter of Christian; Christian; farmer In Heidelberg township, hear Johnstown; Reformed,; 3 children: children: Bessie Kreider, m. Henry Keger- fets, farmer near Relstvllle; Brethren; Brethren; 1 child: Alice. Arthur Kreider, single, at home; was In Camp Lee. Paul Kreider, single, at home. Mary Kreider, b. In 1867; m. Jacob '.Mlllpr, foundryman; residence on the Cornwall pike; Reformed; 1 child: Lizzie Kreider, single, at home. Kflte Kreider, b. In 1869; m. Wil• Wil• Ham Carman; farmer near Mt. Zton; She, Reformed; no children. Theodore Kreider, b. In 1871; m. Harriet Lane; employed by Luther Bachman, the farm Implement dealer; dealer; residence near Zlnn's Mill; Reformed; Reformed; no children. Sallio Kreider, b. In 1874; m. Robert Robert Fles, farmer near Rexmont; she, Reformed; he, Lutheran; 4 children: Elmer Fles, doc. George Fles. , Walter Fles. Anna Fles. Solomon KrcJclcr, Jr., b. In 1S76; d. aged 11 years. • Anthtony Krolder, b. In 1878; m. Kate Newgard; works In shoe factory In Ellzabethtown; Monnonlte; 2 children children : Harry Kreider. Sylvester Kreider, d. In infancy. Frank Kreldor, m. Sallle Hostetter; Hostetter; farmer oouth of Myeratown; Reformed; Reformed; no children. —Records of Solomon from John H. Kreider. ABRAHAM OF NORTH LEBANON' Abraham Kreider, son of "Big Tobias," Tobias," married Dec, 22, 1839, to Mary (Polly) Rittle, of Kfmmerlings, b. Oct. 19, 1819; farmer, selling his parfln the homestead to his brother Solomon In 1847; farmer north of Mt. Lebanon cemetery, on the farm now owned by Henry Sholly at East Reinoehlsville, which Abraham likely bought as early as 1847 at least. Several acres of this farm are now in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery. After Abraham's death his widow continued on the farm till she was married Feb. 7, 1861, to John Custer. Both Abraham and his wife were Reformed and are buried at Klmmer- llng's church. He made his will Dec. 21, 1857, his son John not yet being of age, and it was probated April 27, 1859. He orders that he be buried at Kimmerjings. The executor was Martin Light. Abraham had 2 children: children: Elizabeth, b, April 1, 1841; Oct. 30, 1907.* Sholley, then carpenter at Avon, *h«r« h« died: 3 children: G«ofge Kreider, b. April 14, 1868; m. Sallle Mace of Lebanon;- has a rubber tire store in Reading; 1 child: Guy. Mary EUfAbetii Kfefdar, t>. Sept. 28, 1869; m. Henry Werner, dec., clerk in store in Avon; 1 child: .Mabel Werner, m. Percy Habecker, mall clerk, Akron, Ohio, with whom mother resides; 2 children: Rosemary Rosemary and Robert. 8«rah Susan Kreldcr, b. July 10, 1877; m. George Eerbe, by trade a miller, now Iron worker; residence Avon; no children; the mother resides resides with her, from whom we received received records of Abraham Kreider of North Lebanon. GEORGE Likely all men would like to be remembered by their descendants. To cultivate the memory of those who begot us is commendable. It Is keep- Ing the first commandment with Komise. The one perfect man saw to it that his ancestry Is put down all the way back to Adam, not for his own satisfaction only but for an example example to us who strive to follow In bif footsteps. . Wo are now writing of a Kreider, the last of our history, who Is likely unknown to every one 3f his descendants — George, who had the farm on ' Creek on the d. John B., .b Aug. 30, 1846; d. Feb. 2, 1902.* ELIZABETH KREIDER, afore, m. Henry Sholley, b. Aug. 22, 1840; farmer on the Kreider homestead at East Reinoehlsville, which he still ocupices; comity commissioner, school director and road commissioner; commissioner; Reformed; 6 children that lived: Alice Sholley, m. Dawson Light, farmer near Kimmerling's, under whom as school director, the writer taught school at Kimmerllngs; Reformed; Reformed; 6 children: Henry Light, nj. Cora Stoevter; farmer near KJmmerlings; 3 children: children: Frederick,* Alice and Nora. Frank Light, m. Naomi Miller; farmer and dairyman; Eustontown ; 2 children: Ada and Ira. Martin Light, m. Sadie Metly; farms with father; 2 children: Elmer and Mary. Nora Light, single, at home. George Light, single, at home. Elizabeth Light, m. Abel Houck, farm hand on Houck farm, south of Lebanon; 1 child, a son. Emm* Sholley, killed by trolley; w. Thomas Bomberger, butcher till recently at 'Eleventh and Lehman streets, Lebanon; Reformed; 3 children. children. pavid Bomberger, m. Edith Burns of Lebanon; butcher at Avon; 1 child: Catharine. Harry Bomberger, m. twice; drug. gist, perhaps in Chester; 1 child. Paul Bomberger, killed by trolley west side of the Colebrook road, Egle in his History of Lebanon :ounty has little about the Kreiders but he has somewhere gotten H \la of the children of Jacob who settled on fcnltz Creek, with the year of birth of all but the three oldest. Georg3 won b orn acordln.? to Egle In 1736 George, as intimated, was tho last of the four brothers to divide up the 585 acre tract. He received the smallest portion of all, only 104 V4 acres. Whether this was because he was tho smallest man, or whether because the land was esteemed as more valuable we know not. It was wedge-shaped, coming almost to a point across the Snitz Creek, to the Mace farm; and extended north to the land of one Joseph Seefley, whose land was Immediately east of George Stites. It included the Brigbtbill farm and the old Herr home. George Kreider, Sr., of Lebanon township, Dauphin county, yeoman, and his wife Mary on April IS, 1800, conveyed this farm to their son, George, Jr., "it being a Piece or Parcel Parcel of a larger Tract which the Honorable Honorable the late Proprietaries of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania in and by their certain Patent Patent or Grant bearing date the sixth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand thousand seven hundred and sixty, for the consideration therein mentioned did give, grant, release and confirm unto Christian Kreider, Martin Kreider, Kreider, Tobias Kreider and George Kreider. . . . And whereas the said with mother. Robert Bomberger, . Katie Rittle, scholar under the writer at Klmmer- lings; bricklayer, at Avon; 1 child; Arlene. SholJy, m. SaUle Thomas; in worker, Lehman street, Avon; stormed; 4 children: Garada Shelly, m. Harry Walter, I tiqol teacher, Nor.tn Second street, bbanon; 1 child: Blvln. [Alata Sholly, d. in Infancy. Elsie ShoJly, m. Harvey Ho«a, |rnjer north of the United Brethren npmeeting grounds; J child: aline. Jeneva Shelly, single, at SboJjy, m. Frank Slouch, far- near East Reinaehlsville; 3 cb.illen: cb.illen: [Elmer Blouch, d. aged, 5 years. Charles Biouch, single, machinist garage, arl BJon,ca, m. Bessie Wott; far- at ho we; having been, in, Camp ries and Earl were scholars under writer at Kimmerlings. r» SfcoUy, single, at home; Rei Rei Shall?, ». Harry Geesey, iron ., Maple atr«et, „ Le,baaon.; 3 |gre«: RutU, Elizftbetb and |«iBgle. Christian Kreider, Martin Kreider, Tobias Kreider and George Kreider have made full, perfect and absolute partition of the said Tract of Land •ind in and by their certain Indenture bearing date the twenty-sixth day of July in the year of our Lord 1760." tn 1800 this land ran by land of Margin Margin Kreidor, John Light, and Tobias Kreider. Now we know that George of the 'our brothers had a son, George. Did he have any other children? 'forth of the Tunnel there lived a family of Kreiders. They seem to feel that they are related to the other Kreiders. Yet neither they nor the others can find any connection. On the farm close to the canal Is a small private cemetery. The first row of graves are of Walters; the second, Kreiders; and the third, Bomber- gers. Joseph Kreidor, who later retired retired to Ebenezer, owned the farm. He helped to build up the Ebenezer United Brethren church, and he wanted to be buried there, and he wanted his parents there, but his grandparents he feared had too thoroughly thoroughly gone back to mother earth for removal, so be left them in the old graveyard, not altogether without without Kroider companionship. At the other end of the Kreider row is the oldest stene of all. It is limestone; moss covered, with lettering apparently apparently as follows: 'G. K., 1831 A. 90." In regard to the year, the last figure may h e a 7, for at the upper end of the figure a stone chip has been broken off. We believe it to be 1827. This is without doubt the year of death and "A 90" surely gives the age at death. 90 from 1827 is 1737, or one year after the birth of George Kreider, of Snitz Creek, according to Egle, It is likely that George dl«d early in the, year 1887, before he reached his birthday, and sp was only 90 years of age when he died. Furthermore, Furthermore, to prove the identity, we would say that there is no other Kreider of like age whom we hava discovered whose initials would be "G. K." We are quite certain that beneath, this stone is all that was mortal of George Kreider, of Snltj Creek, and that Johannes Kreider, b. July 14, 1761; d. July 2?, 1847} Aged 86 years and $ days, the j'rand- father of Joseph of Ebenezer, t*a§ the son of old George of Snitz Creek, The descendants of Johannes above can now begin to reckon their rela* tionship to the other Kreiders. They are no longer a branch cut off. So now we credit George Kreider of the four brothers of Sniti Creek with 9 children, he way have h»4 wore. George, Jr., of the homestead.* John, h, July 14,J7n; «. July ??, 1847.* George, Sr., afore, and George, Jr., afore, and Gjorge t«e BOO o| Tobias the First, are no doubt the thjrae George KreWw's listed as aon-awo- in 1111. BH«Ab*th conveyed to Frederick Km-' Wch. of the fcofottgb ot Lebanon, joiner, 2 lota. on« "by the great road," Abraham Kretder's, Michael Spang's. Tobias Kretder's and George Krause's, containing 10 acres and 20 perches: the other "by land of the out lots," by land of Jacob Bueeher, Jr., of Tobias Kreider. and Bernard Embich, 2 acres and 17 perches. On April 1, 1812. George Jr., and wife Elizabeth transferred to Jacob Arndt, of the borough of Lebanon, hatter, two tracts, one "on the Great road leading from Lebanon to Coalbrook Coalbrook furnace." containing 38 «cres and 64 perches, likely th« present Brightblll farm; the other by land of Henry Shantz, Joseph Zuber, and Peter Shindel, containing 2 acres and (58 perches. So George Kreider, Jr., sold out and went to the Shenandoah Vnlloy. He likely had children, but we have learned nothing about them. But why did he move? This brings us to MVING OX A SHOE-LATCHET Some weeks back we stated that at some future time wo would write on this important subject. The time has now arrived. It is handed down by tradition through a hundred years that the reason that George Kreider moved away from Snitz Creek was because he could not live on a shot latchet. At least George, declared in connection with selling: "I cannot live on a shoe latchet!" Now, it so happens that some people people must have the simplest matters explained. So we nre constrained to explain. It has already been stated that George's farm was wedge-shaped, wedge-shaped, tlie point at tho south extending across the Snltz Creek. We are Informed Informed that In ye olden time farmers got hay differently from the way they do today. Perhaps some have seen our foreign population cutting tho long grass In swampy lands along the Quittapahilla, leaving it dry In the sun, and In a few days erecting it into a decent hay rick. These people came practically from the abode of our ancestors and still retain retain their customs. We have passed on, are so taken up with the now things, that, we falf to show to our forefathers the respect of learning how they lived. Well, our forefathers forefathers got their hay In the saino old way that these foreigners get It today. No plowing and harrowing and rolling and drilling and no sowing sowing timothy seed and clover seed. Vfe have become so smart that we have ceased to be smart. They knew that water made grass grow, WATERED MEADOWS. so they Now, George Krelder's farm being wedge-shaped with the point going across the Snltz Creek, had very little little meadow land. So narrow was his strip of meadow land that he likened it to a shbo latchet. George could not live on a shoo latchet, so be sold out and moved to the Shenandoah Valley. Who would not sell out If he had to live on a shoe latchet? JOHN WHO MAU1UEI) TWIN SISTKRS It is a long way back and it is not remembered who they were, but Hon. A. S. Kreider has the tradition that John Kreider, Sr., who lived north of Gravel Hill, married twin sisters. It has not been uncommon; wo -have seen for Kreiders to marry sisters, but to the John In question wo award tho cake. The given name of one wife- Is Barbara, b. Kept. 2S, 1759; d. Fob. 2, 1825. The other wife had the same birthday, We have already given our reasons for concluding that John above wits a. son of George of Snltz Creek. Assuming Assuming that our position is'correct, and wo have no doubt of it. George he father, after conveying his home 'arm to his son George, Jr., likely went to his other son, John, across he Gravel Hill, or perhaps be look ip abode with John when George sold out and went to the Shonandoah Valley. The fact that George's tomb tone Is alone suggests that, the wife, Mary, who was alive in 1800, may have died and been hurled in the, old •Creider cemetery along Snitz Creek. We cannot, determine when John icught this farm or whep his father bought it for him, If that, were the way. We have been unable to lay ur hands on any of the old deeds, and they are not on record In the lourt House. But John bought land o the original Kreider tract. On April 1 1, 1805, John Kreider, r., received' from the heirs of one ohn Walter, through Christian Long he Elder, three tracts of land, ad- oining John's other land, and ad- to to GEORGE John Snavely, which three tracts were 124% acres of warranted land, 1 acre and 70 perches of warranted warranted land, and 6 acres, 72 perches of patented land. These lands were of two original tracts: May 23, 1741, cne Martin Kerstetter Kerstetter received warrant for 350 acres, whose heirs Oct. 11, 1759, transferred transferred It to Philip Greenawalt, who Ju.ly 30, 1764, transferred it to Jacob Ziegler, who April 18, 1768, to Jacob Gingrich and Christian Gingrich. Christian Gingrich and wife Cathft' rine. May J, 1770. their Jialf to Jacob, who with wifa, Elizabeth, on April 3, 1776, transferred 124 acres of hi? land to John Walter, afore. Also the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania by two warrants, on* dated 3rd month, 1741- tho other Oct. 23, 1745 gave to Charl-'3 Shally (Sholly) acres, who Oct. 4, 177}, conveyed conveyed it to John Ulrlch, gnevely, who with wife Eva, Jan. 17, 1775, to Jacob Gingrich, who bought thereto 1 asre and 71 perches joining his otber land, who bv assignment April 3, 1776, conveyed to John Walter the last mentioned tract. John Ulrlch Suavely on Jan. 37., 1802, conveyed part of the 2lt>^ acres to John Snevely. Snevely. John Walter willed Npr. 4, 1787, that his trusty friend, Chris- lias Long, Jr., execute a deed to. l»Js land, to be sold. The carrying out of tbis will resulted in John, Kreidor, Sr.. buying the three adjoining tracts as previously stated, We are -informed by a 5reat-gra«<|» I., •'„&*•'' t«J-4L'-t^ •" of For As For

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  2. 04 Sep 1919, Thu,
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