Kreider Family History: 21 Jul 1919; colume 2

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d. descendants of all the children of Rev. Martin Kreider. He bought considerable land in Franklin county, which he sold to more than one of his children.the older members of his family moved thither. Rev. Martin's oldest son, Rev. John, was. one of the j first members of the United Brethren J in Franklin county, and doubtless ) Rev. Martin went out there frequently to preach, likely thus became acquainted and was thus led to buy land. The migration from Lancaster and Lebanon counties to Franklin in the latter part of the 18th century was very considerable, as a few decades later there was a very considerable migration to Center county. There are close ties between Lebanon and Franklin counties. We shall say a little about Rev. Martin's children who went to Franklin county. REV. .JOHN, SON OF REV. MARTIN Rev. John Kreider m. about 1787 raised a Mennonite, but early became a member of the United Brethren. He moved to Franklin county about 1796, and there bought a farm from his father in Hamilton township, now St. Thomas township, his father having bought it of one John Meyer in 1787, some thirty years ago the property of Rev. John's grandson, Joseph. Rev. John was a United Brethren pioneer in Franklin county and with the Huber's effected the first United Brethren organization there, from which they are said to he grown to the leading denomination of the county. He was a very pious man and earnest in his labors for God. Rev .John Kreider m. about 1787 to Barbara daughter of Christian Smith and Mary Landis, who resided near the Cornwall Hills. She was born June 13, 1772; and died Feb. 27, 1861. The "Religious Telescope" of July 6, 1842, contains the following: "It becomes my duty to announce the death of Rev. John Crider. . . . Father Crider embraced religion about 40 years ago. He preached the Gospel as near as can be ascertained about 30 or 33 years. . . It is worthy of remark as showing the zeal of Father Crider in the cause of God that he never left the place where he preached without holding a meeting of social prayer. . . His remains were interred in the Crider graveyard on his farm by a large concourse of friends and neighbors who assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one by whom it was richly merited." His remains were later removed by his son Joseph to the United Brethren cemetery near by. He had children: Christina, b. April 17, 1730; d. Aug. 25, 1869; m. Abraham Bowman, b. in Lebanon county, farmer, Massilon, Ohio. Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1791; d. Jan. 24, 1833; m. George Mowers; had children. Martin, b. April 1?-, 1893; d. Feb. 26, 1834; m. Anna, daughter of John Troxel, farmer at Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland county; no children. We are of the opinion that we have seen the statement that this was Rev. John Troxel and that he was the father of the United Brethren cause in northwestern Pennsylvania. Rev. John, went to Montgomery county, Ohio. Catharine, b. Aug. 10, 1796; d. June 2, 187S, in. Jacob Shively; no children. Abraham. Samuel. Daniel. Barbara, m. Jacob Shively. Louisa, m. John Shopp. Elizabeth, m. Leightner. Rev. Christian, b. Feb. 1, 1811. of whom a sketch follows. Joseph Smith. An Address on Rev. Christian Smith Kreider obtained through Hon. A. S. Kreide? Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Members of York First Church, United Brethren in Christ:—I am glad to be greeted by you tonight under the circumstances for which you have Invited me—tits Fifteenth Anniversary of the organization of this church, and to speak to you of Chris- iaii Smith Kreider, the first pastor and organizer of the church. Had the forefathers of the Church been as careful of the history and the work of the Church as. you are, and preserved its history it would be an easy task for me to speak of this church's first pastor. But in this they showed no interest, nor kept any record. But it is not too late to begin now and record from the aged of the hurch, who are with us yet, and from misty records, meager as they may be, and by tradition, though faulty as it often is, be able to give you some information of Rev. Chris- :ian Smith Kreider. his Ancestors and their Descendants. We live largely from the past and our only index for the future is guided entirely by that past history, so is it proper in these exercises to speak of that family who did so much and are doing so much now in the branch of the Christian denomination. , Bacon says: 'History makes wise men'; and while it is not our province to say anything tonight that will make you wise, but if in what I do say will please you and your patience will bear with me. then will I be fully repaid for being with you. In the year 1716, long before the hostilities of the red men bore down upon the settlers in this and adjoining counties, or before the thunders of the guae in the American Revolution were heard, there landed upon the shores of the Delaware river, in the province of Pennsylvania, "a goodly number of emigrants of the devoted, sturdy and God-fearing Swiss, j

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  1. Lebanon Semi-Weekly News,
  2. 21 Jul 1919, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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