Kreider Family Data: 21 Apr 1900; colume 4

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Kreider Family Data:  21 Apr 1900; colume 4 - county, Pa., in now Cornwall township of...
county, Pa., in now Cornwall township of Lebanon county, Pa., on Snitz creek. His motheir was Catharine Schmutz, dau. of Abraham Schmutz. He was converted early in life and became a follower of Silnon Menno. In after years and before he arrived at the age of manhood he cast his lot with the denomination his father assisted in organizing and became a' minister of the gospel. He was the organizer of the United Brethren Church in the southern end of Franklin county and he not only itinerated far and - near to his home, but the same became one of the first preaching places for that people in the county, and where the great gatherings were held in summer time and wonderful services in the winter. Crider, Barbara, b. August 13, 1771 ; d. February 27, 1861. She was the wife of Rev. John Crider and daughter of Christian Smith and Mary Landis. of the vicinity of the Cornwall ore hills, Lebanon county, Pa. Crider ,Mary, b. September 14, 1789; d. October 1, 1868. She was the wife of Andrew Bard, and dau. of "Long Christly" Crider. Crider, Christian, b. May 2, 1780; d. March 12, 1803. He was the son of Jacob Kreider and Light. He was distinguished from the others of same name as "Black Christly" Kreider. Crider, Catharine, b. October 17, 1781: d. April 24, 1850. She was the wife of "Black Christly" Crider, and dau. of Catharine Witmer, dau. of Peter, of Peter Witmer, the emigrant, and Anna Catharine Bachman. Crider, Susannah, b. February 11, 1826; d., April 22, 1858. She was the dauY of Christian and Barbara .Crider and grand - , daughter of "Long Christly" Kreider. Crider, Matilda, b. January 24, 1814; d. September 28, 1885. She was the wife of Joseph Witmer Crider and dau. of Philip Oler and Polly Fet.terhoff. vrider, Martin, b. November 5, 1805; d. September 16, 1880. He was the son of "Long Christly" Kreider. Crider, Susan, b. July 8. 1824; d. February 1, 1S61. She was the daughter of Rev. Tcbias Crider, and wife of John Ault. About one mile from Crider's church, on the Rumler farm, is the family burial place of that family, who are related to the Criders. That they may be spared by record in this manner from the plowshare of the farmer, as well as from time, we give them: 'v Crider, Catharine, b. June 21. 1788; d. December 4, 1804. . She was the wife of John Wilanl and dau. of "Long Christly" Kreider and Barbara, dau. of Rev. Mar - ton Kreider. Wiland, John, b. October 2G, 1786; d. August 7, 1861. In the year 1S46 the United Brethren erected a church in the small village of Cash town, called St. John's, alwut. six miles south of Chambersburg. where some of the Kreiders had settled. Attached to the church is a well kept burial place, and we copy the following: Kreider. Rev. Tobias, b. October 26, 1799; d. June 13. 1SS1. He was a, son cf "Long ChresMy" Kreider and Barbara, dau. of Rev. Marton Kreider. He was licensed to preach the gospel by Bishop Samuel Hiestand, and ordained to the ministry March 3, 1840, by Bishop Jacob Erb. Kreider, Anna Mary, b. April 25. 1S05 ; d. May 13, 1879. Daughter of John and Catharine Reifsnyder. Kreider, Barbara Ann. b. April 6, 1844; d. February 24. 1867. Daughter of Rev. Tobias Kreider. One of the earliest denominations to bold religious services in MiUsrstown, now Annviile, Lebanon county, was the United Brethren. It was many years, however, before, they erected a house of worship. The people who adhered to the teachings of Otterbein were many, scattered all over the territory, radiating out from this place and no doubt brought in contact with it by the teachings of Rev. Martin Kreider, who resided only four miles to the southeast of the town. As early as 1790 Abraham Troxel, who was born and reared in the vicinity of the hamlet, was brought under his influence and soon became a minister and then emigrated before the close of the eighteenth century to Westmoreland county, where he founded the church of the United Brethren, and as early as the year 1803 preached in Bonnet's school house, now a land - mark for this denomination where, in 1815, their first general conference was held. The Brethren at Annviile early saw the need of a burial place, which was located in the town, and here are buried many of the early settlers of the community. Among these some bear the surname we write about. Kreider, Anna., b. November 26, 1773; d. March 8, 1861. Kreider, John, b. March 10, 1771; d. June 24, 1856. Kreider, Fanny, b. December 1. 1833; d. June 24, 1873. Wife of John K. Moyer, who was a minister in the U. B. church. Kreider, Mary, b. December 3, 1831; d. June 8, 1871. Wife of Ephraim Borgner. Kreider, Daniel, b. January 21, 1810; d. April 23, 1877. Kreider, Mary, b. December 15, 1811; d. August 17, 1865. Kreider, Elizabeth, b. September 11, 1812; d. February 16, 1885. Wife of Jacob Miller. ' J i - . Kreider, Josiah, b. Nov. 2, 1834; L April 29, 1877. When the town of Lebanon was begun the farms surrounding the town were occupied and owned by others than Moravian, Lutheran or the Reformed, who early had their houses of worship and burial places; yet the sect people, who as we have indicated, were quite numerous, afterwards united under Rev. Martin Kreider's preaching into membership with the United Brethren for they, like himself, were Mennonites. They buried their dead in their own God's Acre, which nearly all the farms of their class had. Afterwards the Brethren opened a largo tract under the cemetery laws of the State at Ebenezer, about three miles to the northwest of the town, where many of them now bury; and when the town of Lebanon grew and encroached upon

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 21 Apr 1900, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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