Kreider Famly History: 16 Jun 1919; colume 2
was a progressive firmer. H* ever alert for new, Improved method*. He was the first fanner la the neighborhood to buy a (rain drill, had the first mowing machine, the only clover huller, and the first separator threshing machine. He directed his family to Annrille where they have been so eminently successful. He purchased the mill in the south end of Annvilla and also the one northwest of the town, afterward called Clear Spring. David Kreider was also progres- •ive in matters of church. He was one of the first subscribers to The Herald of Truth, the Mennonite Church paper. Implicit obedience to command was with him * cardinal virtue. He was a man of great physical strength, a sturdy Mennonite, not carried away by the inspirationiets. [t is told that a man moved by the spirit to cut all sorts of capers in religions meetings once found himself within David's clasp, held so ;lghtly that he was brought back to mundane consciousness, and lead to petition man instead of God, with the words, "Not so tight, David! Not so tight!" David read his Bible. Isaac Mumma informs us that when tJncle David came to see his father, all farm work was laid aside, and Scripture discussion had full sway. 'O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day." David Kreider had the following children: Andrew, b. July IS, 1828; d. July, 1916.* Jacob, b. July 24, 1830; d. young. David, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1832.* Henry H., b. Sept. 30, 1835; d. July 1. 1908.• Mary Anna, d. young. Maria, b. June 4, 1838.* Joseph H., b. June 23. 1841.* The foregoing children, beside three others that died in infancy, were by the first wife. By the second wife were the following: Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1855.* Daniel, b. Oct. 17, 1856.* Lydia, b. Oct. 17, 1857.* Annie, b. Nov. 18, 1858.* Abraham, d. young. Aaron S., b. June 26, 1863.* —Chiefly from the Family Bibje. in possession of Mrs. Tobias Bomberger, of Annville. It is doubtless true that no other family has done so much to develop the modern town of Annville as has the family of David Kreider, Sr. We shall now take up his children. ANDREW KREIDER, afore, m. May 26, 186G, to Emma L. Miller, b. June 12, 1S46; a dealer in horses and lands, owner of timber lands in W. Virginiia; very public spirited, helping all worthy enterprises, one of the organizers and later president of the old Annville Bank; he did much to upbuild Lebanon Valley College, all of his children being graduates of the institution; United Brethren; widow resides in Annville; children: Sallie Kreider, single at home. Anna Kreider, single at home. A. Raymond Kreider, m. Winifred Bodenhorn; proprietor, along with' his brother Edwin, of the A. R. Kreider and Bro. Hosiery Mill, main plant at Annville, with branches in Lebanon, Jonestown and New Cumberland. The enterprise began in January, 1900, with a few employes. They now employ about 400 hands, and turn out about 2,400 pairs of socks per day. A. Raymond resides on College Ave., Annville, and has 4 children: James, Richard, Stanley and Frederick. Edwin Kreider, single, at home with his mother in Annville; member of the firm of A. R. Kreider and Bro DAVID KREIDER. JR., afore, m. first to Leah Kreider, dec., sister of Rev. Christian of Fairland, by whom no children that lived: m. secondly to Lizzie Graybill: enterprising miller in Annville in mill bought by his father in 1840: director of Annville National Bank, of the Annville Water Company, and of the Berks and Dauphin Turnpike Co.; one of five to buy the Annville Academy and to sell it to the town, and later a trustee of Lebanon Valley College; United Brethren, being a zealous church worker; 4 children: John G. Kreider, m. Maggie . of Baltimore: in oyster and fish business and a foreman in the A. S. Kreider Shoe Factory in Annville, where he resides: 2 children: Theodore and Elizabeth. David G. Kreider, m. Annie Dor- reis. of Fulton, Missouri; foreman in Elizabethtown Shoe Factory: no children. Joseph Lehn Kreider, m. Katie Kline, of Myerstown, where he resides; teacher in Reading High School, President of Kreider Association: 1 child: Josephine. Lillian G. Kreider. in. Rev. Alvin Shroyer, of the United Brethren church; instructor in Bible and Greek in Lebanon Valley College: residence. College Avenue, Annville: 3 children: David, Edgar and Wilbur. HENRY H. KRETDER. afore, a prominent citizen of Lebanon county, m. Mary A. Hoverter. d. Aug. 19. 1916: school teacher, lumber and coal merchant in Annville. director of Farmers' Trust Co. of Lebanon, trustee and treasurer of the Lebanon ! Valley College, a former director (and later vicie-president of Annville : National Bank, a promoter of the j trolley line, president of the Annville Water Co.. prothonotary of Lebanon county from 1S76 to '79, had H not been for a split in the Republican party, he would have undoubtedly been elected to the State Legislature and might have had the political career of his younger brother. Hon. -A. S.; United Brethren; 3 children.