Kreller




Kreller-Creller

From the lands of the Rhine to America



Also spelt - Kruler, Cruller, Kroler, Keeller, Craller, Crellior, Crouler , Cullen ,Treller and possibly Crawler (perhaps more spellings to follow)


From what we have been able to gather, the Creller family ( perhaps spelt Kreller in the beginning) originated in the Palatine area of Europe, (what we know now to be Germany). There was an on going history of feudal fighting in this area becausee the separate states were forged into one united Germany (almost similar to what we find in Yugoslavia in the 1990's ). Strong feudal lords or Princes of small realms, (to a Canadian or American perhaps the area of a large modern farm) each with his own alliances, political, economic and religious were rebelling against greater forces of the mostly Prussian feudal Lords, as they did not want to give up any territorial privileges to join a larger ruling body . A situation very similar on the Canadian political scene (except for the violence) as each Provincial Prime Minister wants to keep his powers ( mostly taxing and spending powers) for himself rather that allowing himself and his province to join the Federal body for the benefit of the whole (CANADA)).

The17th century in southern Germany, as well as in all of Europe is a nightmare scene. Swedish, French Austrian English Spanish and Hungarian troops battled each other, as well as those Dutche speaking  forces, on what is now German soil. The troops engaged in fighting were outnumbered five to one by the hordes of camp followers. This horde was made up of men, women and children,no army regulations controlled these followers who lived a parasitic existence.

Armies marched two days ahead of the camp followers who acted as beast of burden, lugging the cooking utensils, a little furniture and the children. They were a ragged, poor , dirty ,emaciated, sickly part of humanity. As an army advanced through a territory they helped themselves to whatever food and tools that they needed from the local farms. The camp followers lived off the soldiers leavings, and took what the soldiers might have over looked. After an area had been pillaged, famine plague, typhus and/or cholera was certain to follow.

In 1688 Louis the XIV, King of France ordered that the earth of the Rhine Valley be burned. The only castle to survive was the Marksburg. History tells us that the Elector Wilhelm stood on the walls of his castles at Mannheim and counted in one day, twenty three villages on fire.

That any church and court records, somehow managed to survive the ravages ia a miracle.

This disturbance or feudal conflict is part of what inspired the people to leave the Rhineland. In addition to which the rulers of the individual German states, burdened their subjects with unreasonable taxes and forced military service.

Of course there were also the " Golden Books " , written by various good doers, such as the Rev Kocherthal, a German Lutheran pastor. The books prepared on the most part from hearsay evidence, extolled the life in a new land, the Island of the Carolines. They told of a land without taxes, free transportation to get there, and that farming tools would be provided to till the rich land. It was propaganda at its best and behind the scheme was the government of England.

England was the protector of the Protestant cause in Europe. Queen Anne came to the throne in 1702, and the War with the Spanish Succession began in 1707. England attempted to secure religious rights and civil rights for Protestants on the Continent. Queen Anne’s consort was a Lutheran, who had brought many of his co-religionists to England. Under  Queen Anne’s influence , the government of the time recruited and proposed to finance the Palatine emigration to America.

It was decided that the newly appointed governor to New York would sail in 1710 with 2,800 Palatines, they were to be transported in 11 ships . The trip down the Rhine took from 4 to 6 weeks. Boats didn't move on the Sabbath nor on holidays, there were 36 customs houses to pass and tolls to pay at each. At each toll, the cargo was inspected, at the major points every thing had to be unloaded, those who chose to follow this route were taxed in various forms and many arrived penniless at Rotterdam.

The Palatines, however flooded Rotterdam by the thousands in the spring of 1709. They filled inns, houses, they camped on beaches in reed shacks and in the open air without shelter. They weren't expected in these numbers and were not welcomed. Food and shelter hadn't been provided and there was no transportation to England. Finally ships that were transporting military troops to the Continent were used to transport the Palatines to England on their return trips. England itself was caught unawares. The English gouvernment had instigated the mass exodus, but had not prepared for the number of people who wanted to take advantage of the offer in the new lands. Once again the people were crushed together in barns, tents and on shipboard, awaiting what would be the hellish trip to New York.

Those of the Catholic faith who had left the Rhineland were given the opportunity to convert or to be sent back., many were simply sent back, of those Protestant who arrived some 3000 of then were sent to Ireland against their desire

The English government had rounded up the eleven boats in which to transport the Palatines. They were boats that had been declared unfit to transport cattle to the colonies, and of course the owners were delighted to have cargo. Each of the eleven boats had a German list master. Of the first 2,814 Palatines who set sail for New York 446 died on the trip, and 250 died upon landing, there were by family count 847 in number.

When they disembarked from the ships they found a life as bad or more so then the one from which they were fleeing. New York did not want them, the city council was angry that 2,500 or so disease ladened newcomers were on their door steps, so the Palatines were force  together into tents set up on Hutten Island, off shore from New York.

Before the Palatines had left England for America they were read the terms under which they would live once they arrived in the Colony. They all agreed to the version read to them in their own Germanic language. They agreed to pay the cost of their settlement out of the profits that they would make from manufacturing tar for the British Navy. Once these costs had been paid, each would receive 40 acres of land in the area of New York called Schoharie.

The Gouvernment of England however had come up with another plan, in Henry Jones's " The Palatine Families of New York 1710 'Volume I' " there is a brief outline of this plan

On Sept. 29 1710, Governor Hunter entered into an agreement with Robert Livingston, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to purchase a tract of 6,000 acres on the east side of the Hudson for the purpose of settling the Palatines there to manufacture naval stores. In October, many of the Germans began going up the river, clearing the ground and building huts on the Livingston Tract. Gradually, small distinct settlements appeared at East Camp called Hunterstown, Queens-bury, Annsbury and Haysbury : the villages on the west side of the Hudson were Elizabeth Town, George Town and New Town.

The settlements on the East side of the Hudson is now the town of Germantown . The camps on the west side is know today as West Camp . Rev Kocherthall established a congregation there and it continues today as the Lutheran Church.





Records have been provided information indicating that a Peter Kreller left an area near Dresden, travelling to Rotterdam where he embarked on his journey to the New World.

On June 17 1734 we find records of Johanne Peter Creller taking the oath of Allegiance to the British Crown, becoming a naturalized British subject in the colony of New York (Remec NY)

Records also show that Peter married Anna Maria Dorethea Wollenben (born in West Camp, New York 19 Nov. 1714) and brought up a family in or around Rhinebeck NY . It is from this family that a branch of the Creller is connected to the Macfie of Clarenceville Quebec.

The only Creller family records that have been found so far are records that show a Maria Catharina Creller born about 1692, in Daudenzell ( Dresden) ,marrying a Leonhardt Hans Erkenbrecht (b 1687). They had one child named Anna Maria Dorotea,( Peter appears as witness the baptism (in the new world)) . It is assumed that this Maria is Peter Creller's sister and she named her child after his wife, who may have been her best friend in America.

We have been fortunate enough to have been provided with some information on Anna's family line, her great grandfather apparently was a Pastor named Johann Paulis Wohleben of Steinbocken, Westphalia . Johann Paulis arrived in America with two sons who were named , Johann Philipp and Vanentin. Johann Wollenben married Anna Margreth and had a daughter Anna Maria born May 12 1713 in West Camp, NY and Vanentin was married to Susanna. (There is one family name attached to the births of the children of these two couples, Caputzgin, so it could be assumed that the two women, or at least one of them may have carried this as their family name. It is noted that often two brothers of one family married the two sisters of the other family.

Unfortunately at this time (2001)( nor in 2003) we do not have very much information regarding the life and times of Peter Creller and his family as they lived their life in the 13 Colonies, we do know that they in the majority remained loyal to the British Crown, and the event of the American Revolution caused them difficulties. There appears to have been a split in the Creller family with one family moving north into Canada while the other remained in the northwester part of New York State.

We find one Creller family with new residence in the upper part of the continent ( upper Vermont state as we know it today). Some of them we have been led to believed were members of Roger's Rangers a militia group who fought on the side of the British during the Revolution.


As the American Revolution began in earnest in 1774, some forty years after Peter Creller became a British subject, we are uncertain that we can assume that he himself or his wife was still living. If they were,they would be probably in their early 60's.

Many people did not survive to the promised three score and ten, and we cannot assume that Peter and his wife were any different. They had already progressed through many difficulties, wars in Europe, overseas travel, beginning again in a new land, a land of English where they were the foreigners.( This is one area that remains to be researched in more detail and at this time there are several particulars working on these details ).

While the Creller name does not appear very often in any documentation regarding the history of the area where it has been assumed that they first settled we have found many other family names with whom the Creller have associated themsevles, either though marriage,or simple association.


John Peter Creller
abt 1700
 
Married
1734
West Camp
Colony of New York 
Anna Maria Doretea Wolleben
 Nov 19 1714-


While it is very difficult to  locate records pertaining to the Creller family, the Wollenben family has been recorded at several places in the history of  West Camp NY. By clicking here you will be able to see more of the information that has been accumulated. WOLLENBEN


Maria Magdalean Creller
1734-
Anna Margaret Creller
1736-
Susanna Creller
1740-
Pieter Creller
1742-
Anna Creller
1744-
Elisabetha Creller
1747-
Johannes Creller
1749-1777
Phillippus Creller
1752-1870
Rebecka Creller 
1754-
Regina Creller
1756-






Maria Magdalena Creller
1734-
  
 
Married
             November 11 1752
West Camp
Colony of New York
Jacob   Hoener
1732-


 

Maria Hoener
1754-
Margaretha Hoener
1756-
Catharina Hoener
1765-
Wihelm Hoener
1767-
Cornelius Hoener
1770-
Johannes Hoener
1775-


Maria                27 Mar 1754
Margaretha    25 Mar 1756
Catharia          27 Jan 1765
Whillem           24 Apr 1767
Cornelius       15 Mar 1770
Johannes       20 May 1775


For a more indepth  history see  the   Hoener (Hayner) Family  

For more on  Jacob Hoener


There is a record of one Johannes Honsinger, a Palatine arriving on the SS Robert Ann 11 Sept 1733.
There is record of one Johannes Hutziger taking the Oath of Alligence, Dutchess Co NY  25 Apr 1743.


Anna Margaret Creller
1736-
  
 
Married
 
West Camp
Colony of New York 
Johannes Hunzinger
 

It would appear that from this union came one Petrus Honsinger ( Hunzinger), as Petrus married a Debora and had two children one Petrus born 23 06 1773 and one Johannes born 12 04  1779. Both children were baptized in 1779 and at that time thier mother Debora was listed as deceased. Johannes Hunzinger and his wife Margareth were the witness at the christening




Susanna Creller
1740-
  
 
Married
                 Dec 27 1761
Albany New York
 
David York
 


Children of Susanna Creller and  David York

Daniel York  -1762- about  1850
 


Elizabeth            22 Apr 1775
David York jr    27 July 1777
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David York jr   1778 - 1867 & Hester Weaver  1781-1865



Pieter Creller
1742-
  
 
Married
 
West Camp
Colony of New York 
Unknown
 


Records show one  Peter Craller, holding lease of 87 acres of land at East  Manor , Rensaelar, N Y as of June 19, 1770

Given the period of Pieter's time it would be possible that he served in the Revoultionary war. There is a Peter Creller (farmer of NY) listed on the role list of the King's Rangers, more commonly called Roger's Rangers.

There is evidence that Peter Crawler, Peter Crawler (jr) and John Crawler were members of Capt Abraham Van Aernam's Company posted above Poesten Kill in 1767. In this listing we find John Hunsinger, Hendrick Young, Peter Bacchus, Jacob Martin, John Jacob Primmerman,Jacob and Peter Rosenberger and Baltus Kammel, all famillies that intermarried to the Creller family.

There is a list in the Canadian archives listing the members of Loyalist soldiers who had fallen under the command of Samuel McKay , who had taken over the command of Col Francis Pfister who was killed at Bennington. On this list we find both Pert Creller and Phillip Creller as having been taken prisioner by the Rebels ( the Americans). John Hunsinger, Jacob Rosenberger, Jacob Hainer jr, Frederick Hainer jr, listed as prisioners, Peter Bockus, Frederick Bockus as having been killed , Henry Ploss, John Near, Frederick Hainer , John Hunsigner, Jacob Hunsinger and Jacob Hainer were listed as Private. The list was made out Dec 20 1777 at Chateauguay Quebec.

 We can only assume that perhaps the name of Johannes Creller ay be one day found on a similar listing.


In the record at Albany, there is a commiittee report stating that Peter Craller was being liberated from confinement upon his entry into Bond of Security for his appearance and future good behavior dated Feb 1778 . There are also records that one Peter Creller, Henry Catchapah, and Charles Near were member of Roger's Rangers - or the Kings Rangers.

 We have Johannes Housinger and Johannes Plowts ( Ploss) listed as members of the Royal Yorkers, or King's Rangers.


Peter Craller appears on a census in 1790 as residing at that time on the Canadain side of the border as a loyalist refugee.


Anna Creller
1744-
 
Married
                    Uncertain
               Heinrich Young








Elisabetha Creller
1747-
  
 
Married
                June 17 1765
            Albany, New York
Petrus Maerthen

 

Annatje Martin
1766-
Derick Martin
1768-
Marytje Martin
1771-
Petrus Martin
1773-
Jacob Martin
1775-
Abraham Martin
1778-
Johannes Martin
1780-
Catrina Martin
1782-
Philippus Martin
1785-



Abraham       7 Mar  1778
Annatje         25 Oct 1766
Catrina          10 Oct 1782
Derick           15 Aug 1768
Jacob            9 Aug 1775
Johannes       19 Apr 1780
Marytje          17 Feb 1771
Petrus           21 Jul 1773
Philippus       29 Apr 1785
................................................
Petrus Martin (21 July 1773) & Elizabeth Smith  
Elizabeth       3 Oct 1791
Peter             18 Jul 1795

For a more complete  Martin family record we direct you to Regi Milan's web page ....



Johannes Creller
1749-1777
  
 
Married
                  Abt 1770
           Albany,  New York
Elizabeth Rosenberger
 



Elizabeth Creller  born Dec 16 1777, Johannes was listed as deceased ( possibily died in War of Independence)

Given the years of Johannes  time it would be safe to assume he may have been involved in the Revolutionary War .  He may have well been killed or injuried seriously enough to have died before the birth of his second daughter




Phillippus Creller
1752-1870
  
 
Married
Abt 1789
Rensselaer, New York 

 
Anna ( Nabb) Unknown
 

Johannes Creller
1790-

        Polly Creller
1792-

Given the years of Philippus's time it would be safe to assume he may have been involved in the Revolutionay
War . There is one Philip Crellior who served in Captain Augustine Odele' Company of Lt Colonel H K Van Ranssalear's Regiment of Albany Country Militia.




Regina Creller 
1756-1801
 
 
Married
                         1777
West Camp
Colony of New York 
George Rosenberger
1754-1836



Jacob Rosenberger
1778-
Maria Rosenberger
1780-1813
Anna Rosenberger
1782-
Johannes Rosenberger
1784-
Elizabeth  Rosenberger
1789-
Catharina  Rosenberger
1798-1820
 Magdalane Rosenberger
1791-1824
George Rosenberger
1801-


Maria Rosenberger   22 Apr 1780 - 26 Mar 1813
Anna Rosenberger    30 Jan 1782  -
Caty  Rosenberger   13 Jun 1798 - 11 02 1820
Laney Rosenbeger    08 Sept 1791 - 09 Feb 1824
Jacob Rosenberger   05 Feb 1778 -
Johannes Rosenberger 22 Apr 1784-
Elizabeth Rosenberger  23 Apr 1789-
George Rosenberger  17 Apr 1801 -
..................
George's father was John/Jacob Rosenberger, his mother Regina ( Unknown). George also had brothers Martin -Jacob- John and Peter ( possible others)
It is firmly believed that Peter Rosenberger born 1746, is the Peter that moved up into the Stanbridge Quebec area along with Peter Creller and his family


George  Rosenberger is shown as having leased 573 acres in Peterburg, Resleaner NY, and as having an additional lease of some 83 acres at East Manor.  as of Sept 3 1789

Peter is shown as having leased some  100 acres in East Manor  Aug 6 , 1773

Johnnais Roseberg is shown as a leasee, but no indication is given as to the location nor acerage, leased.




Johannes Creller
   of
 Whitehall New York



Johannes Creller
1790-18xx

Married
abt 1812
    Whitehall NY  
 
Mary Brown      

  Hannah Creller
 1813- 1872
 John Creller jr   
1815-
  Charlotte Creller
1818-
  Adaline Creller
 1819-
  Jacob Creller  
1822-
 Nancy Creller
 1824-
  Nelson Creller
 1825 -1891
 Rufus Creller
 1829-
Lafayette Creller
1836 - 1865

We have almost uncertain confirmation that Rufus left the USA  and  found himself in New Zealand, where he married and produced a good size family under the name of Cruller ( which was either just a spelling error or  an error  in pronounciation)

We find John Creller on the census  of 1875 in the town of Conquest, Cayuga County NY.

Hannah Creller
 1813- 1872
Married
Whitehall NY
Issac Virgil            

Frederick Virgil
1843-
Emily Virgil
1850-
Nancy Virgil      
1850-1863



Frederick Virgil
1843-
Married
Ellen Unknown
     
Eugene Virgil
1870-


Charlotte Creller
1818-
Married
abt 1833
William Ziba Manning

William Ziba Manning 
1834-
Albert Augustus Manning
1840-


Nelson Creller
1825 - 1891
Married
abt 1845
Victory NY
Jane Anne Young  
 1822 - 1899

          John Creller
       1846-1922
Peter (Lewis) Creller
1849-
William Nelson Creller
1859-1936



 John Creller
1846 - 1922
Married
abt 1869
New York
Sarah B. White
1850- 1911

Charles James Creller
1870 - 1941
Frederick Eugene Creller
1875- 1943
Birdella Leora Creller
1878-1968
Mabel Winnefred Creller
1889-



Charles James Creller
1870 -1941
Married
December 24  1893
Ida Marie Flagg
1867-1952

Ethel Marie Creller
 1922- 1980



Ethel Marie Creller          
 1922- 1980           

Married
July 22 1921
San Diego Ca
Sterling Price Womack jr
-1964

Ruth Elizabeth Wormack
1922-1990
Charlotte Marie Wormack
 1932 -
Patricia Florence Wormack
1933 -



Frederick Eugene Creller
1875- 1943
 Married
1905
Bertha Geneva Wallace 
1886- 1921

Virgil Eagle Creller 
1906- 1989



Virgil Eagle Creller 
1906- 1989
Married
 Novemebr 1 1928
Evelyn Carmen Cesario
1910-1990

Frederick Donald Creller
1929-
Stanley Christopher Creller
1931 -1986
Mary Creller
1932-1983
Linda Lee Creller
1938 -
Robert Eugene Creller
1940-
Donald Virgil Creller
1945-



1st marriage
Frederick Donald Creller  
1929-
Married
abt 1950
Wanda Fridley            

2nd marriage
Frederick Donald Creller
1929-
Married
  abt 1962
Joyce Marshall                      

         Michelle R Creller 
1963-



Gary Donald Creller
1951 -
Married
abt 1971
Miss Townsend          

Shiloh M Creller  
1972 -





1st marriage
Stanley Christopher Creller
 1931 -1986
Married 
Peggy Arlene Wardlow
1933-1952

2nd marriage
Stanley Christopher Creller
1931 -1986
Married
 abt 1954
Mary Elizabeth Glover      
1932-1983

Diana Suzanne Creller
1955 -
Christopher Tracy Creller
 1957-
Kelly A Creller
1959-



Diana Suzanne Creller
1955 -
Married  
bt 1982
Gary Belknap                

Rayann Belknap
1983 -



Christopher Tracy Creller
1957-
Married
abt 1979
Nona Brown

Robert Christopher Creller
 1980 -


Kelly A Creller
 1959-
Married
September 19 1987
Shahin Vosburgh
1959-

Zachary James Vosburgh
1990-
Kelsey Lili Vosburgh
1991-



Linda Lee Creller    
1938 -
Married
   Glenn Fisher            



Robert Eugene Creller 
1940 -
Married
1980
Roseann Siedel          
1945-

Eugene Eagle Creller
1979-

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Donald Virgil Creller
1945 -
Married
abt 1969
Donna Marsh         

Cherie L Creller  
 1970-
Dana R Creller        
  1974 -



Lafayette Creller
1836 - 1865
Married
August 12  1861
Mercie  B Robinson
18xx -  

Margaret E Creller  
1862 -

It is believed that Mercy Robinson Creller remarried after the death of Lafeyette in the Civil War, There is a record showing a Mercy Creller (born about 1845) marrying one Nathan Whitney, in 1866 in Illinois.




Margaret E Creller  
1862 -
 Married 
abt 1887
Charles E Putman  
18xx -

Clayborne L Putman  
1888-
Mary  Putman 
1893-
Stanley  R Putman  
1895-




1st Marriage
Peter J. (Lewis) Creller
1849-1921
married
abt 1868
Sally  Jones                
1854-188x                



Kathy Creller
 Child Creller
Arcy Creller
1869-
Adaline Creller
1872-


Raymore Cemetery Cass Cty Missouri


Arcy Creller
1869-
Married
Rebecca Biggs

George Aaron Creller
1892-
Arthur Creller
1895-1973
Rose ( Waldorf ) Creller
adopted

2nd marriage
Peter  J . (Lewis) Creller            
1849-1921             
Married
abt 1883
Clara Sink
                1865-1946                

Lewis Creller
1884-1952
Chester Arthur Creller
1894-1997
Mildred Creller        




George Aaron Creller
1892-
Married
Pearl Edith Allen
1896-1928

Lyle W Creller
1917-1978



Lyle W Creller
1917-1978
Married
Julia F Hale

Lyle W Creller jr
1960-
George Arthur Creller
1961-
Rebecca Pearl Creller
1963-
Gary Allen Creller
1966-



Origins have yet to be determined

Gerald Leroy Creller
1941-1996
Lyle George Creller
1940-



1st marriage
Lyle George Creller jr
1940-
Married
Novemeber 15 1978
Nueces Texas
Charlotte Sincler
1950-


2nd marriage
Lyle George Creller jr
1940-
Married
July 3 1979
Texas
Judith S Gregg
1948-



Chester Arthur Creller
1894-1997
Married
Martha Unknown
1899-1981

Chester Arthur Creller jr
1916-1975
Alvin Creller
1917-1994
Howard Creller
1921-1996
Lewis ( Ralph) Creller
adopted



Chester Arthur Creller jr
1916-1975
Married
Mildred Tomaier          


                      Son Creller







             Malinda White Creller

William Nelson Creller
1859-1936
Married
abt 1878
Angeline Barber              
1854-1920            

Alonzo J Creller
1879-1968
Clarence Creller
1880-1935



1st Marriage
Alonzo J Creller
1879-1968
Married
Novemeber 7 1900
Cayuga NY
Blanche V Green
1882-1919

Mabel A Creller
1901-1902
Eva May Creller
1903-1903
        William Creller         
1906-1969

2nd marriage
Alonzo J Creller
1879-1968
Married
1919
Catherine Hart
-1958

               Harold Creller
                    1919-



Harold Creller      
1919-        
Married
Margaret Razor


James R Creller
Harold Creller jr
Charles Creller
Steven Creller



James R Creller
Married
Dolores G Wallace

James S Creller
1970-
Kimberly N Creller


James S Creller
1970-
Married
Carol J Myers  


Kimberly N Creller
Married
Mr Smith              



Clarence Creller
1880-1935
Married
Verna G Unknown
1886-1974




David Creller
of
Murray Township,
Northumberland County,
Ontario, Canada,
(thought to be a son of Phillip Creller).



David Creller
1821-1884

Married
July 19 1842
Ameliasburg Ont

Sarah Knapp
1824-1887

Mary J Creller
1842-
Adam Henry Creller
1844-
Elizabeth Creller
1848-
Phila Creller
1856-
Marshall Creller
1862-1926




Mary J Creller
1842-
Married
November 19 1860
Sterling Ont
Stephen Hearnes
1840-1911

David H. Hearnes
1864-
Edna Hearnes
1867-
Lillian Emma  Hearnes
1869-
Lewis M Hearnes
1880-


Adam Henry Creller
1844-
Married
November 3 1867
Murray Co, Ont
Julia Ann Bishnett           
1850-1932
       

Sarah A Creller
1870-
David Creller
1872-1881
William Francis Creller
1875-1960
Frederick Creller
1877-1916
Ethel Lilian Creller
1879-1964
Arthur William Creller
1883-1959
Alice Creller
1869-1876
Henry Creller
1881-1882

Adam moved with his family to Sagniaw Michigan in 1886. Those family members who did not survive before the move, must be assume to have been buried in Northumberland Co, Murray Township Ont  ( Adam's mother and  father are buried in the Stockdale Cemetery, Frankford Ont.)


William Francis Creller
1875-1960
Married
Saginaw Mi
Iva Maude Charland
1875-1973          

                 Bernice  C. Creller
                     1897-1970



1st marriage
Bernice C Creller    
1897-1970
Married
Feburary 4 1919
Pasadena Cal    
Ruel I Strand
      1897-1969          

William Howard Strand
1921-2000
Unknown Strand          


William Howard Strand
1921-2000
Married            Renette N Scott            
1932-              


2nd marriage
Bernice C Creller
1897-1970
Married    
Mr Stutter              



Frederick Creller
1877-1916
Married
October 25 1902
Tulare Co
Lizetta Atwell            



1st marriage
Ethel Lilian Creller  
1879-1964
     Married      
 Abram Paul Bell
1879-1952      

Harold Francis Bell
1901- 1965



Harold Francis Bell
                            1901-1965
Married
         1925/26          
Rosa Neeley         
1902-1987        

                 Alice Jean Bell
                    1926-


2nd marriage
Ethel Lilian Creller
1879-1964
Married
September 23 1923
Los Angeles Ca
Christian William Breur
1881-1951



Arthur William Creller
1883-1959
Married      
     1905              
Minnie Bell Clauson
1883-1954



Phila Creller
1856-
Married    
Mr Graham      

Jennie Graham
1878-
Marshall  Graham
1879-



Marshall Creller
1862-1926
Married
1880
Ontario
Laura Ann Pollard
1863-1940

William Creller
1881-1959
David Albert Creller
1883-1957
Helen Creller
1887-1942


William Creller
1881-1959
Married
June 24 1903
Saginaw Mi
Nellie Bessie Lee
1883-

Arthur Lee Creller
1904-1995


Arthur Lee Creller
1904-1995
Married
June 26 1926
Saginaw Mi
Goldie Courier Dodge
1909-1991

Nellie Lee Creller
Ruth Pearl Creller
William Arthur Creller
Norman Earl Creller
Dwight Dodge Creller
Arthur Lee Creller jr
1930-1940


Nellie Lee Creller
Married
Richard Fish jr

                  Richard Fish III


Ruth Pearl Creller
Married
Glen Ray Morningstar

Son Morningstar
Son Morningstar
Son Morningstar
Daughter Morningstar
Susan K Morningstar



Susan K Morningstar
Married
Mr Whitman

                  Kelley Whitman


Kelley Whitman
Married    
Mr Badgeron


William Arthur Creller
Married        
Rita May Friesorger

Les Creller
Creller
Creller
Creller


Dwight Dodge Creller
Married
September 6 1963
Donna Jean Forshee
1944-

Michael Creller
Christina Creller
Kimberly Creller
Julie Creller


David Albert Creller
1883-1957
Married
April 22 1906
Emma Beaudette
1885-1933

Laura Creller
1907-1978
Irene Creller
1909-1993
Kathryn Creller
1912-1996
Alzea Creller
1914-
Larue M Creller
1919-1976



Laura Creller    
1907-1978    
     Married    
George Goodboo

           Rochelle Goodboo



Irene Creller
1909-1993
Married
Evert  Cluts



Kathryn Creller
1912-1996
Married
Larry Weaver

Patty Weaver
Larry Weaver jr
-2001



Alzea Creller
1914-
Married
Ralph W Nye
1916-1992

Sharon Nye
Jim Nye

Larue M Creller
1919-1976
Married              
Unknown        

                  Adelle Creller


Adelle Creller
Married
Francis Keech


Grady Keech
Rene Keech
Laurie Keech

1st Marriage
Helen Creller    
1887-1942
Married
May 25 1904
Saginaw, Mi
Jesse W Hearns




  2nd marriage
Helen Creller    
1887-1942
Married
June 09 1909
Saginaw, Mi
Merle Green




3rd Marriage
Helen Creller    
1887-1942
Married
1913
Saginaw, Mi
John Henry Laurenze
1889-1976


                 John David Laurenze
                 1913-1996





Hiram Creller
of
Cobourg,Ont

Hiram Creller
1836-1906
Married
December 25, 1857
Jane Ann Diamond
1841-1924

     Hiram Creller (jr)
1859-1889
John E Creller
1861-1897
Jeremiah Creller
1863-
Matilda Creller
1868-1891
Francis Creller      
1870-1897    
Addy Creller
1872-1893
William Creller
1873-1893
Frederic Creller
1874-1897
Hatty Creller
1875-1890
Bestie Creller    
1878-1893  


Dates of birth of the children taken from 1881 Canadain Census records , Port Hope Durham East, Ont the family name was deciphered as TRELLER. The dates of death taken as given by Peter Gendron

Peter also has a Herbert C Creller 1879-1966  but he did not show up on the 1881 census. Peter has a Rebecca Creller which we have  assumed in the Bestie as listed in 1881



John E Creller
1861-1897
Married
Martha Unknown



Francis Creller
1870-1897
Married
Fanny Unknown
           -1892

Frank Creller (jr)
Mae Elease Creller
1892-



Mae Elease Creller
1892-
Married
Phillip James Cooper

Audrey Cooper
1908-
Vera Mae ( Jacqueline) Cooper
1909-
Gladys Winnifred Cooper
1911-
Blanche Yvonne Cooper
1913-
Alma Cooper
1916-
James Kitchener Cooper
1917-



Vera Mae ( Jacqueline) Cooper
1909-
            Married                  
Mr Gendron                          



               Peter Gendron




Also tracing these Creller family lines are :

Peter Gendron - Hiram Creller , b 27 Jul 1836 ,machinist for the Polson and Co Iron Works Toronto Ont, who married Jane Ann Diamond b 24 May 1841  Cobourg Ont.

As of Jan 2005, Peter does not seem to have internet capabilities but can be reached by snail mail at  536 4th Ave W, Owen Sound, Ont. N4K 4V4


Janet Caswell  - Lottie Creller born Feb 26 1900 Bedford Qc  and believed to have been brought up by her maternal grandmother Rebina Rouse Caswell Satwell  . Janet can be reached at   jcaswell@netover.com


Nellie Fish        David Creller & Adam H Creller ,  believed to have originated from the Eastern  Township area of Quebec and landing in the   Murray Township of Northumberland and Durham  Counties Ont around 1846 -   ( unfortunately we no longer have a valid email for Nellie ) I can provide you with her snail mail address if you contact me at       langhouse@sympatico.ca

                     

Adelle Keech     David and Adam Creller        is also tracing the above family lines, she can be reached at  FrncKee@aol.com

Charles Penasack      Adam Creller        has also researched this family line he may be reached at  cpenasack@yahoo.com  





Regi Milan -   Hannah Martin, of Stanbridge, wife of William Norton, from New York to     Vermont in 1787, then to Stanbridge she has death  record for Hannah 1842 .

Hannah is the daughter of Elisabeth Creller and Petrus Maerten married 17 Jun 1765 
Regi may be reached  at   rmilan@xmission.com


James S Creller - Alonzo Creller       1879- 1968 lived in Wolcott N Y . James may be reached at (unfortunately we no longer seem to have a valid e-mail for James)

Susan Creller -   Harold Creller Sr.     1919-  family of Alonzo Creller .  Susan may be reached at    susan@sleepmail.org
                   

Gary Creller of Michigan  - grandfather George Creller, black smith who married Pearl Edith Allen, his brother Arthur Creller and  his great grand father named perhaps "Arzy" Creller . Gary can be reached at  Creller34@aol.com

Linda Creller Fisher - Jacob Creller ,   Revolutionary war period 1770 -1777, Linda may be  reached at     eheb@mylbluelight.com

Gilbert Leach       Kranzt- Kreller     Gilbert is very knowledgeable of the area in which all these familes first established themselves, Gilbert may be reached at   Gilbleach@aol.com



The Palatinate family
          WOLLENBEN
           

This information was accumulated and processed following many years of hard work and steady commitment to genealogy research by Mr Wayne V Jones of Huston Texas. Without his deidcated efforts and expertise in dephicering the  the early records of  time we would know very little about the origins of our family the Wollenbens, if any thing at all.   The complexe issuse surrounding the movement of the Palatinate people  in Europe and their wanderings to the new world  is a maze of situations few would dare to tread, and even fewer would be successful in arriving at reasonable conclusions.  

With the multitude of military skirmishes, all out wars and  many geneocidial schemes that have occurred  in the area of the  origins of  the Palatinate people, it is littl wonder that any records at all survived and can be consulted. Military actions first and foremost create disruptions to our daily habits,  our daily habit of recording information  is abruptley halted , and in some cases not  reinstated at the same location,  or not reinstated at alll.
Families are decimated, papers are destroyed, and  even churches are burned with out a second thought as to what value any of this has had up to that time.

 Men and women for that matter,  when ever they decide that an opportunity has arrisen to enrich themselves and thier lives, do not consider at any time ,  that they may be indeed inflicting much suffering upon thier fellow man/woman. This is has been shown time and time again thoughtout our history, back to the  Bibical days , right up , to our own actual daily times, and no doubt will carry on beyond our times into the continuing generations.

Today however we are most fortunate to have several options for recorded information and  in most cases we would be able to reconstruct the genealogy information as it pertains to our immediate families. We owe one great deal of appreciation to Mr Wayne V Jones for the information he has provided and we trust that the following will be of  much interest to you, the descendants of the  Palatinate family  
WOLLENBEN .


 Extracts of  Mr Wayne V Jones records   :

 The earliest know ancestor of all the  American Wohlleben emigrants who arrived in 1710 was Peter Wollenben, a locksmith at St Johaan, Saarbrucken, who married 29 April 1601 Barabra  Blasbach.  Peter married a second time in 1624 on Catharina ( Unknown) .

A son of Peter was Pastor Johann Paulus Wollenben. Johann was Pastor in Altstetten 1624-1635 and a school teacher at Homburg 1625-1632, and in 1635 was  obliged to flee to Saarbruken and Metz during the 30years war.

In 1645 we find  Pastor Johann at Kallstadt near Bad Durkheim, in 1646 a schoolteacher in the district of Bassel, Switzerland and in 1647/48 Pastor Johann back again in Altstadt.

Pastor Johann was at Altenbaumberg and appears to have died around or before 1676. He had married Barbara Schumacher of Bassel, a daughter of Hans Schumacher and his wife Agnes Ruoff, who was baptized at St Elizabeth  Basel 18 Jan 1618.

From the  union of Johann Paulus Wollenben and Barabara Schumacher
we have

Maria Barabra  1656 at Kallstadt
Christoph
Johann Peter  ( Hans Peter) 8 Sept 1646
Walrath  20 Oct 1648
Anna Catharina 1651   .... who married Johann Michael Languth ... she died   20 Nov 1688  .. 37 years old
Johann Rupert   .........   who married Anna Catharina Unknown





Walrath ( Walrab) Wollenben was inducted into the service of the Court and was sponsoered to the Lering family in 1673. He married in 1676 at Hochheim near Worms to Anna Catharina Baumann, a daughter of Hans Peter Baumann , a citizen and cooper of Bacharach.

Anna Catharina Baumann - Wollenben  appears to have arrived in America, as she appears on the Hunter list in  4 July 1710 along with five persons in the family.  She continues to be listed  untill 1716/1717 where upon she is listed as a widow.  --- (Now Mr Jones does not provide any details as to the disposition of Walrath, from the  manner in which he has provided the information I assume that Walrath himself did not make it to America, and have to assume that either he was not alive at the departure time, or that he died during the voyage, as many a poor soul did , on that long and ardous trip to the New world)


From the union of Walrath Wollenben and Anna Catharina Baumann  we have


Johann Peter ( Hans Peter) born 28 Jan 1677
Johann Henrich   23 Dec 1679
Maria Catharina  22 Dec 1685 ............      married   Johann Henrich Spohn 20 Feb 1711  at West Camp
Catharina Margaretha  15 Sept 1688
Anna Margaretha    16 Feb 1690
Sarah Catharina   18 Apr 1691        ........  married  George Martin Dillenbach      probably at West  Camp
Maria Sussana   22 Feb 1695         .......... married  Laurens van der Vogen          probably at West Camp
Johann Nicolaus  9 Feb 1698
Anna Margareta  23 Mar 1701..................... married Christian Berg  7 Aug 1722

and possibily
Anna Elisabetha before 1685    ...................nay have married  Stephen Frolich


Johann Peter Wollenben ( Hans Peter)  was a baker at Roxheim , he married Angne Odenheimer, daughter of Niclas Odenheimer, on th 9th of July 1697.  His wife and 5 children are listed  on Capt Johan Rannel's shipping records leaving Rotterdam in 1709 .

It could be assumed that since Johann Peter  married once again  Ange Odenheimer died perhaps during child birth of Elizabetha, or that she passed away  during the ardous journey to America. Which ever it is we find  Johann Peter Wollenben married to Anna Rosina Forster before April of  1711.

 John aged 33, his wife, sons aged 5 and 8 and daughters aged 10, 4 and 1. The family arrived in England that year.  Peter Wollenben first appears on the Hunter list 4 July 1710 . Johon Petter Wollefen (Wollnfon) was naturalized the 8 and 9 of Sept 1715.

A Peter Wolleber and Anna Rosina with 5 children can be found on the Beckmanlands roll in 1716/1717.

A Peiter Wouleben appears on the North Ward rolls in 1717/1718 and continued to be recorded until 1723/1724 ( Dutchess  Co.  tax lists)

Peter Woolever was a freeholder of Amwell in 1741, and was most likely the Pitter Wooleve who signed the Articles of Order and Dicipline of the German Ref Church of Amwell  1 Dec 1749.

From the union of Johann Peter  Wollenben  and Agnes Baumann  we have the following


Anna Maria            9 Mar 1698    at Roxheim     died 1700
Anna Margaretha   22 Nov 1699   at Roxheim
Johann Jacob         20 Nov 1701  at Roxheim
Johann Peter          3 Feb 1704     at Langenlonsheim
Elizabeth Catherina  30 May 1706  at Langenlonsheim


From the union of Johann Peter  Wollenben  and Anna Rosina Foster   we have the following

Johann Henrich            4 Nov 1711           at West Camp
Sussanna                     27 Dec 1713          at West  Camp
Anna Barbara              8 jan 1716             at West  Camp
Catharina Elisabetha  12 Jan 1718              at West Camp
Anna Maria                23 Oct 1720            at West Camp


Johann Nicolaus Wollenben , was the sponsor of Johann Henrich Widerwachs in 1711, and Henrich Spohn at Schoharie in 1716. Nicolas Welleven was a patentee on the south side of the Mohawk River 30 Apr 1725 ( Burnetsfield Patent)

Nicolas Wohlleben was a member at the Fall 1744 ( Sommer's family List in the Schohaire church book)
One of the wifes of Johann Nicolaus was daughter of Nicolaus Feller ( will of Nicolus Feller)
The will of Nicolaus Wohleben of Brunetsfield was datef Feb 23 1773 and probated 11 Nov 1783

The union of Johann Nicolaus Wollenben and  most likely the ( Maria Elisabetha) daughter of  Nicolaus Feller  produced the following

Sophia
Henrich    of Stone Arabia   .... married Magdalena / Margaretha
Peter       of Stone Arabia   married  Catharina Flack 17 Jul 1765    ( may have been  Piter Wohlleber of Capt                                                                                                             Mark Petry's company in 1757 )
Catharina      ................ married Friederich Schumacher     June 1750 at the  Falls
Elisabetha
Dieterich      .............. married Anna Elisabeth Deigert/Tygart  8 Mar 1770   Stone Arabia
Johannes
Anna Maria     ..........married Friederich Muller   26 June 1749   Schoharie
Magaleana
Abraham
Anna   born 3 May 1759
Jacob  born  10 Jan 1761     Stone Arabia
Nicolaus

Johann Jacob Wolenben baptized at Roxheim 20 Nov 1701 was naturalized  8/9 Spet 1715. Jacob Woolleven was first recoded on the North ward rolls in 1726/1727 and continued to be listed unti 1733
( Dutches Co Tax lists)
Jacob  Woolever was a freeholder of Amwell in 1741. A History of East Amwell 1700-1800 has many references to this family. His will was dated 2 Feb 1744 and was probated 30 mar 1774.

Johann Jacob married 31 May 1720 Maria Elizabeth Schwitzeler. They had issue baptized at New York City, Rhinebeck Flats Reform Church.

( Unfortuately for us  Mr Jones did not pursue this line any further so it is now open forn any one wishing to complete it and bring it up to date)


Johann Peter  Wollenben was baptised at Roxheim 3 Feb 1704  and more than likely naturalized 8/9 Sept 1715 with the rest of his family, married  Margaretha Vink ( Fink).

The will of Peter Willever of Kansfiled Woodhouse Twp, Sussex Co NJ was dated 1767 and probated that year.

( Unfortuately for us  Mr Jones did not pursue this line any further so it is now open forn any one wishing to complete it and bring it up to date)

Johann Henrick Wollenben baptized 4 Nov 1711  . Henry and his brother Peter Wooliever of Amwell were listed in a poll for an election 9 Oct 1738.
The will of Henry Woolever of Amwell Twp, carpenter was dated 9 Oct 1739 and was probated 17 Nov 1739 the will does mention  Ann , his wife and children in detail

( Unfortuately for us  Mr Jones did not pursue this line any further so it is now open forn any one wishing to complete it and bring it up to date)


Christoph Wohleben was listed as a son of Pastor Johann Paulus Wohlenben ( Wollenben) on the NY emmigrant list. Christoph and his wife Gertraud were  recorded at Steinbockenheim as early as 1686.
Christoph Wohleben appears on the Hunter list 4 July 1710  with two person over the age of 10 accompanying him.

From the union of Christoph Wollenben and Gertraude ( Unknown)  we have

Johann Philip confirmed 1688 age 15  ( born abt 1673) Steinbockenheim
Anna Barbara confirmed 1688 at age of 12  Steinbockenheim
Johann Valentin   confirmed  1694 aged 15   Steinbockenheim
Johann Michael  baptized 24 Feb 1686
Anna Eva        baptized 1 Aug 1688  she was buried 1 Sept 1688 aged 5 weeks
Johann Jacob baptized 7 jan 1693 Steinbockenheim

Johann Philip Wollenben  born abt 1673 , may ha ve have been same Johan Wollenben listed along with Han Miggel Wollenben on Capt Thomas Key's ship list in 1709 sailing from Rotterdam.

Philipp Wohlenben appears on the Hunter list 4 July 1710 along with one person over the age of 10
Philipp Wollenben was listed in Mar 25 1712 , residing with a widow Gebelin, and 3 person over age of 10
Fillib Wolleber was naturalized Sept 8/9 1715
Philipp Wolleber was recorded with Valentin Wolleber at Beckmansland 1716/1717
Phililp Wollenben was tazed 5(pounds) in the Highlands in 1720/1721 ( Ulster Co tax records)
Papers in the estate of Philip Wallaven were issued 30 May 1727

No record of a marriage for Johann Philip has been located howver we do  have records of several children

From the union of Johann Phillip Wollenben and Anna Margaretha we have the following

Anna Margarteha born 12 May 1714 West Camp NY
Johannes.................married 26 March 1745 to Anna Margaretha Wuerst at Tulpehocken


Johann Valentin confirmed 1694 aged 15 Steinbockenheim , is most probably noted as Hans Felten Wollenben with his wife and 3 children on Capt Thomas Key's ship list out of Rotterdam in 1709.

Valentin Wohlenben appears on the Hunter list 4 July 1710 with a wife and two children. Valentine Wollenben turns up in Ulster Co West Camp 1711 census as being himself and his wife, leaving us to assume that the two children who may have begun the journey to the New world did not in fact live very long.

Vallentyn Wolleven was naturalized at the same time as a majority of his family that being the 8/9 of Sept in 1715.
( it is really unfortunate that the family were not recorded in more detail than they were, and it really would have benn constructive to have the same registar records members of the  same family, then all he spelling would have been the same even if they were mis spelt to begin with)

We have a Valentin Wolleber and his wife Sussana listed a Beckmanlan in 1716/1717, and  a Hans Feelten Woleven on the North Wards in 1717/1718 and was listed continously until 1755 Dutchess Co tax List.

It would appear that Valentine had married Sussana XXX before they undertook the voyage to the New world, as not other marriage records for Valentin have been located

From the union of Johann Valentine Wollenben and Sussana we have the following

Johann Henrich baptized 18 March 1708 at Saalstatadt possibly died at West Camp NY
Anna Maria Dorthea born 10 Nov 1714 at West Camp NY ... married Peter Kreller/Creller
Anna Margaretha 14 Apr 1717 at West Camp NY

Johann Michael Wollenben 24 Feb 1686, or Hans Miggel Wolleben was listed with a wife and one child on Capt Thomas Key's shipping list out of Rotterdam in 1709.

Michael Wohleben appears on the Hunter list 4 July 1710 with what appears to be only his wife.


In order for the researcher to understand a bit more  of the reasons why there is such a great difficulty in establishing  the particulars of any one of these Palatinate family  origins I have linked this  site to two wonderful  history  stories that have been put on the net courtesy of the   --- genealogy program.  After having read the history  as it is  set out for us, it becomes much easier to understand why there  is so much confusion in the names and places and who is who , or who belongs to whom. It has to be remembered also that  the majority of  the population at that time were unschooled, they could not read, nor write. They never knew how thier name was supposed to be written  so they would never correct the way it appeared in the records. We have a majority of the population speaking  not only many languages, but many dialects within those  languages, and this may or may not have been accompanied with a diction  that was not articulated properly.  Even today in America, often a  schooled person speaking American  english if he was from Texas, would have trouble understanding a person of the same status from say Long Island NY,   while both would be using the same words, the texture of the speaking, the speed of the speaking and even the pronoucation of such words as Tomato, and Potato , could lead one or the other to record the conversation differently.

To a point in fact I just have to take my name  Macfie and talk to some people over  the telephone, let me tell you I would get a dozen  relpies all addressed to me but with my name spelt a dozen different ways . Now this is the year 2003, and the majority of the population is educated, well at least most of us can read and write.

Imagine back in 1710 that I had a speech impediment, or that I had a hair lip, or stuttered, or was just nervous and did not speak loud enough when I came up to the table to register as a resident of this new world , I told you who I was ( again not knowing how my name was supposed to be written) and you wrote it in your not so wonderful hand writting  ( you of course were not  a poet but perhaps just some Sergent who  had had a few lessons of schooling ), these papers were filed away in some damp basement of some  building that had been damaged  by the weather, or a war or two.  

Then one day some one out of the blue, some 200 years later decides that it might be a good thing to recopy the records for prosperity.         HOW would my  name appear !!!!!!!!  How would your name appear !!!!!!!!

That is why we have to have some good faith, a bit of guess work and a little bit of luck to make a family tree look that it is indeed our family tree . Do not necessarily look at the spelling of the name, better yet put some marbles in your mouth and then try pronouncing the name, you just might be suprised to see who turns up.



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