Ohio Creeger Link to Maryland and Pennyslvania
23 July 2005
FHL Film: Call #929.273 A1 no. 7881
Publication: Broomall, PA: M. F. Mickey, 1994
Courtesy of: Cheryl Creeger

It links Henry CREEGER, Sr. (b 8 Aug 1786 MD, d 27 Feb 1869 OH; m Catherine Eve McDonald to John Lawrence/Lorentz KRIEGER and wife Maria Elizabeth HAHN who came from Germany, more specifically Beddelshausen and Alertshausen, respectively.. Henry and Catherine's children: John Henry, James, Catherine Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Lawrence, David, Henry Washington, Margrate, Sabina & Delilah.

This film also claims ancestry back to circa 1570 to Joachim Krieger, listing all the generations in between!

The author states that she is not going to publish this information, but instead, donated the data to FHL for inclusion in their microfilms. She graciously listed her sources, but does not coordinate specific bits of information with a definite source.

Index Mentions these Names

The surname index lists the following:
Albaugh, Aubert, Bach, Bener, Berkey, Boerner, Bovey, Brendle, Brindley, Burton, Busch, Chenowith, Chunn, Clem, Creager/Creeger, Crummitt, Cunn, Dahlhelm, Damuth, Derr, Dick, Dorsey, Dutrow, Ecker, Eyler, Fahs, Farley, Favorite, Feasel, Firor, Forney, Fulton, Geesey, Gernand, Gibson, Greeger, Grove, Haffner, Hahn, Hamrick, Hankey, Harbaugh, Hepburn, Hetrick, Himes, Holtz, Huber, Im Bach, Jung, Kinsey, Krieger, Kunsterr, Late, Leitner, Long, Loy, Lutz, Manahan, McAfee, McDonald/McDonnell, Measell, Michael, Midcalf, Miller, Moore, Morgenstern, Mueller, Musser, Nirre, Ogle, Osborn, Otto, Patz, Pittenger, Poppenberg, Protzman, Rauser/Rouser, Reber, Reese, Reidenour, Reitenauer, Ricksecker, Roberts, Robinson, Schleusener, Schultz, Sellars, Shope, Smith, Snook, Sonnenborn, Spangler, Spurrier, Stallings, Stauffer, Suess, Sulcer, Vogt, Wachter, Warrenfeltz, Weimar, Weller, Wertz, Wilhide, Willfong, Willheit, Williar(d), Winter, Young, Zeller, Zentmeyer.

Genealogy Records
Compiled 12 August 1958
by John R. Hoesman, Minister
and sent to Cheryl Creeger by the church caretaker, Mr. Bentz, some 15 years ago.

"On October 8, 1758, The Moravian Church, then called "Die Gemeindes in Manakasy," at Graceham was organized."
(Source: Internet, 8 Oct 2006, [MDFR] History Moment)

Cheryl states, "To both of them I am most grateful. Please note that I have typed it exactly as the minister typed it except that I have used all capitals on the names of ancestors. Furthermore I have corrected some obvious typos such as alsi (also). I�m not sure what the numbers in parentheses signify which follow certain pieces of information, such as that after the name of JOHN WELLER."

(Source: Internet, 30 June 2000, CREAGER-L: Cheryl Creeger)

[John Lorenz KRIEGER and Maria Elizabeth HAHN FAMILY]

(Source: Internet, 01 Jul 2000, CREAGER-L: Cheryl Creeger)

was born March 15, 1715 in Bettelhausen, Wittgenstein, Germany.  
His parents are not named.

was born November 23, 1715 at Alertshausen 
also in Wittgenstein, Germany.  
Her parents are not named.  
They sailed to  America in either 1737 or 1738 on the same boat.  
Her father had died at 4 years of age 
and she became a servant girl later, 
serving in Germany for thirteen years before her departure for America.

They reached the port of Philadelphia
where for the next three years or more 
she also worked as a servant girl.

No account is given of Mr. Krieger during this time.

These two were united in holy wedlock in either 1741 or 1742 as the records say.  
They then came West in Pennsylvania, 
crossed the Susquehanna at the old Wrights Ferry 
then on to Lancaster and York 
where they went seven miles beyond and lived on the Codorus.  
Numerous Moravians were already in that area.   
Here their first two children were born.  
The eldest MAGDALENA was born April 28th, 1743 
and became the wife of JOHN WELLER.  
These Wellers had two daughters 
and Magdalena passed away about seven weeks
after the last was born Nov. 12, 1765. (125)

The second child of John and Maria  Krieger is not named
and supposedly died in infancy.

married JOHN WELLER (123, bottom). 
She had been born near Graceham May 10, 1747 
for they came from the Codorus in the early months of that year.  
From the first they became connected with the Moravians
having become connected with them through the preaching of Jacob Lischy 
who was the first of the Moravian evangelists west of the Susquehanna river.

The fourth child was born at Graceham
May 18, 1749 and named JOHN HENRY 
who died at the age of 15 years and one week.

The fifth child was LORENZ (LAWRENCE) 
born here May 26, 1754 
who later married ANNA MARIA HARBAUGH.

The sixth child born May 10, 1761 at 8 a.m. 
lived only six days 
and was buried on his father�s farm.

There were two other daughters 
ANNA ELIZABETH who married a certain
and ANNA MARGARET who married the leader of the Church choir at Lititz, Pa. 
but whose name is not given.  
Neither are there any dates in connection with these two girls.

Thus we see that only one male child, who was Lorenz became of age.  
He married as above Anna Maria Harbaugh.

The father died August 28, 1784 from consumption 
resulting from a leg injury which did not easily heal.

The mother died July 23, 1798, 82 years and 8 months of age. 
Owing to failing eyesight she could not attend worship services
the last year of her life but remembered many hymns, 
and often sang them in the last part of her life.  
She was the author of one Church hymn.

[of the John Lorenz and Maria Elizabeth (Hahn) Krieger family]

(Source: Internet, 01 Jul 2000, CREAGER-L: Cheryl Creeger)

LORENZ (LAWRENCE), only son of John Lorenz and Maria Elizabeth Hahn
who reached his majority.  
He was born, location not given, in Frederick Co., Md. May 26, 1754.

ANNA MARIA HARBAUGH was born February 26, 1754 
the third daughter of George and Catherine Williar Harbaugh. 
(67 at bottom)
This couple had twelve children, twins, SAMUEL and JOSEPH 
being born March 22, 1791.
They were wedded August 30, 1774 and were with the Moravian Church 
from cradle to the grave.  Both lie buried in the Graceham Moravian Cemetery.  
It is evident that they were quite enterprising in life 
and that their farm operations were quite large.  
The records show that they purchased two slaves, 
Jacob and Anna Williamson from Thomas Ogle.  
To this slave couple was born three children Anna, Sarah and Benjamin 
in the years 1787, 1789 and 1791 respectively.  (149)

The third child and second son of Lorenz and Anna Maria Harbaugh Krieger,
named JOHN JACOB, was born May 24, 1779.

[NOTE by me...Cheryl: At this point the author follows only 1 child per generation 
because he is compiling these records upon request from a Krieger/Weller descendant 
and none of the other 11 children are dealt with, 
although some are mentioned in a later part of his report.] 

[of the John Lorenz and Maria Elizabeth (Hahn) Krieger family]

(Source: Internet, 24 Jul 2000, CREAGER-L: Cheryl Creeger)

the second son of Lorenz and Anna Maria Harbaugh Krieger 
was born near Graceham, Maryland, May 24, 1779.
was born also in the vicinity of Graceham, Maryland on March 26, 1784.
She was the daughter of John Bush and his wife Anna Elizabeth Stauffer.
The latter was born at Skippack, Pa.  
April 6, 1760, and lived to be 66 years of age.  
At the time of her death she had eight grandchildren (p. 11) 
and was buried at the side of her husband near the family residence.

They were wedded March 31, 1803.  
Both are reported as communicant members 
of the Congregation at the time of their marriage.  
To this union was born eight children, seven boys and one girl.  
All were given Bible names.  
The girl who was the third born of the children was named DEBORAH.  
It is important to remember this Deborah 
for she represents the fourth generation of the Krieger family 
which was now to unite with the WELLER family.  
The last of the boys had the name JOHN.  
He was born July 20, 1824 
and as a young man became a soldier in the Mexican War and died in Mexico.  
The manner of his death, however, is not given.

[of the John Lorenz and Maria Elizabeth (Hahn) Krieger family]

(Source: Internet, 24 Jul 2000, CREAGER-L: Cheryl Creeger)

Lawrence Creager (of Lawrence)                            p. 84
(May 26, 1754 - Nov. 12, 1820)
Will, Fred'k. Co. Md., Vol. HS2, 402, 
dated Nov. 10, 1820, probated Nov. 16, 1820
Wife- referred to as "Mary Ann" and also as "Ann Mary". 
Sons- Daniel, Henry, Jacob, Joseph, John, William and Samuel.
Daughters- Margaret, wife of Elias Weller.
Elizabeth, wife of Conrad Wilhite.
Rachel, wife of Samuel Harbaugh.
Rosanna, wife of Elias Weller.   
Land- "Stoney Corner", "Creegar's Farm", and "Buck's Horn".
Execs.- Trusty friends Elias Weller and Jacob Firor.
Witn.- [left blank]
"Some of the old history books have the history of Thurmont (Mechanicstown) completely wrong. There is no such person as the Daniel Weller mentioned in John's History Moment of July 22nd. There were two Weller families (not related) who settled in the vicinity of the town in the l740's (Johannes and Jacob). The actual town lots were laid out by John Creager, son of Lorenz, about l803. This is the same family that platted Creagerstown.

Lawrence Krieger's farm "Stoney Corner" was nucleus of today's Thurmont, totalled nearly 600 acres by l780's, and divided between his two sons at his death."

Anne W. Cissel, Thurmont Historical Society
(Source: Internet, 24 Jul 2000, CREAGER@egroups: Tim L. CREAGER)
The following are from the records of the Moravian Church, Graceham.
Krieger, Lawrence, son of John Lawrence and Maria Elizabeth (Hahn) Krieger, 
b. May 26, 1754 in Frederick Co., 
d. Nov. 12, 1820, m. Aug. 30, 1774 Anna Maria Harbaugh, 
third daughter of George and Catherine (Williar) Harbaugh. 
She was b. Feb. 26, 1754, d. of a stroke Sept. 22, 1837. 
Their children were 
Anna Elizabeth, b. Nov. 13, 1775, m. Conrad Wilhide
John, b. Aug. 6, 1777, d. Mar. 22, 1828, m. June 8, 1802 Eva Eyler
John Jacob, b. May 24, 1779, d. Sept. 16, 1849, 
m. Mar. 31, 1803 to Maria Catherine Bush
Regina, b. Mar. 12, 1781, m. Samuel Harbaugh
Rosina, b. Feb. 13, 1783, m. Elias Weller
Henry, b. Nov. 7, 1784, d. Feb. 2, 1854, 
m. Sophia Protzman Mar. 14, 1809.
Maria Margaret, b. May 16, 1787, m. Elias Weller
Daniel, b. Nov. 5, 1788, d. Aug. 13, 1827, 
m. Oct. 14, 1810 Maria Barbara Eyler.
Samuel, b. Mar. 22, 1791, m. Dec. 7, 1815 Elizabeth Favorite.
Joseph, b. Mar. 22, 1791, d. Aug. 4, 1792 (twin of Samuel)
Joseph, b. May 27, 1793, m. Susanna Otto.
William, b. May 9, 1796, d. Sept. 2, 1850, 
m. Sept. 2, 1819 Elizabeth Holtz.

Adm. Accts., Fred'k. Co., GME5, p.175 - 4th & final acct. of Elias Weller, et al, execs. of Lawrence Creager. Mar. 3, 1829 (bond Nov. 27, 1820) Estate overpaid so no distribution.
[end of p. 84]
[Note how the name has changed spelling from Krieger to Creager]
[more info follows on each of the above children except for the 3 daughters,
and Joseph, the twin of Samuel, who died in infancy]

John Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence)                   p. 73
(Aug. 6, 1777 - Mar. 22, 1828)

The following are from Records of the Moravian Church, Graceham.
Krieger, John, jr., 
innkeeper and merchant, 
son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger.
b. Aug. 6, 1777, 
m. June 8, 1802 to Eva Eyler, 
d. Mar. 22, 1828.  
Had been excommunicated, but was reinstated 
when he wrote a letter asking forgiveness of the congregation.

Ezra, b. Aug. 16, 1804, d. Mar. 11, 1805
Theresa, b. Aug. 17, 1805
Eleanora, b. Jan. 10, 1807
Timothy, b. May 24, 1808, d. Dec. 13, 1826
Uriah, b. Oct. 18, 1810
Frederick Louis, b. Jan. 18, 1813, d. Jan. 28, 1813
Sarah Anna, b. Aug. 19, 1816, d. Nov. 27, 1818
Anna Margaret, b. Dec. 7, 1817
Maria Louisa, b. Mar. 21, 1820
Josephine Eliza, b. Apr. 30, 1821
Martha Matilda, b. Feb. 26, 1823
Sabina, b. Mar. 30, 1803, m. Martin Schultz

From diary of Jacob Engelbrecht (microfilm) at C. Burr[?] Artz[?] Library.  
Died yesterday in the 19th year of her age 
Mrs. Sabina Schultz consort of Mr. Martin Schultz 
and daughter of Mr. John Creeger (of Lawrence) of Mechanicstown.        Apr. 5, 1823.

[End of p. 73]
John Jacob Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence) p. 74 (May 24, 1779 - Sept. 16, 1849) Following from Records of Moravian Church, Graceham. Krieger, John Jacob - son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger. He was born May or Aug. 24, 1779, d. Sept. 16, 1849. He married Mar. 31, 1803 Maria Catherine Bush, dau. of John and Anna Elizabeth (Stauffer) Bush. She was b. Mar. 26, 1784, d. June 10, 1847. Issue: Ephriam, b. Dec. 23, 1803, d. July 31, 1820 Manasse, b. May 27, 1806, m. Margaret Ritenour. Deborah, b. Dec. 29, 1807, m. John Weller Levi, b. Dec. 25, 1810, m. Mary Ann Weller Seba (son), b. Dec. 28, 1812 Amos, b. Nov. 20, 1815, d. Nov. 21, 1815 Jacobus (or James), b. June 14, 1817, m. Elizabeth Weller John William, b. July 20, 1824, d. in Mexico in Mexican War.
Adm. Accts., Fred'k. Co., Vol. TS 5, p.625 - 2nd & final acc't. of James Creager, adm. of Jacob Creager, Aug. 3, 1852 (bond - Oct. 8, 1849) Distribution ($85.00 each) to James Creager, a son of dec'd. Manassas Creager, " " " " Zebulon Creager, " " " " Legal representatives of Levi Creager, dec'd. who was a son & Deborah Weller, a daughter.
[End of p. 74]
Henry Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence) p. 61 (Nov. 7, 1784 - Feb. 2, 1854) Following from Records of Moravian Church, Graceham, Md. Krieger, Henry, miller 3 miles from Lewistown, son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger. b. Nov. 7, 1784, d. Feb. 2, 1854, mar. Mar. 14, 1809 Sophia Protzman, dau. of Ludwig and Elizabeth (Rauser) Protzman. She was b. Jan. 25, 1792, d. in childbed July 4, 1834. Issue: Abraham, b. July 25, 1809, m. Sarah Zentmeyer Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1811, m. John Jacob Williar Anna Maria, b. Oct. 24, 1813, d. July 22, 1829 (deaf and dumb) Rachel, b. July 15, 1815 Solomon, b. Mar. 13, 1817 (deaf and dumb) Lewis, b. Jan. 17, 1819 Augusta Charlotte, b. Oct. 31, 1820 Anna Rebecca, b. Sept. 6, 1822 Angelina, b. Jan.1, 1825 Martin Henry, b. Oct. 5, 1826 Jerome Francis, b. Sept. 25, 1828, d. Sept. 5, 1837 Henrietta Sophia, b. Apr. 25, 1830 Edward Theophilus, b. May 3, 1832 Simon, b. May 21, 1834, d. July 3 or 4, 1834.
[End of p. 61]
Daniel Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence) p. 32 (Nov. 5, 1788 - Aug. 13, 1827) Following from Records of Moravian Church, Graceham, Md. Krieger, Daniel - son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger. Born Nov. 5, 1788, d. Aug. 13, 1827 of tuberculosis. Married Aug. 14, 1810 Maria Barbara Eyler, dau. of Jonas and Anna Regina (Harbaugh) Eyler. She was b. Jan. 17, 1789. Issue: Ezra, b. May 13, 1811, d. Sept. 14, 1833 of consumption (unmarrried) Parmenia, b. Aug. 27, 1812, d. Sept. 29, 1827 of consumption Anna Catherine, b. May 3, 1814, d. Dec. 8, 1833 of " (unmarried).
[End of p.32]
Samuel Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence) p.103 Following from Records of Moravian Church, Graceham, Md. Krieger, Samuel - shoemaker - son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger, b. Mar. 22, 1791, m. Dec. 7, 1815 Elizabeth Favorite. She was b. in 1793, d. Apr. 16, 1827. Issue: Eliza, b. Sept. 15, 1815, d. Jan. 16, 1817 George Washington, b. Jan. 23, 1818, m. Rebecca Late Jeremiah Augustus, b. Mar. 27, 1821, d. Apr. 8, 1821 Mary Ann, b. Aug. 13, 1822, m. George Washington Late d. Dec. 12, 1898 Sarah Anna, b. Dec. 23, 1823 Elizabeth, b. Oct. 26, 1826.
[End of p.103]
Joseph Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence) p. 79 (b. May 27, 1793 - [left blank] Following from Records of Moravian Church, Graceham, Md. Krieger, Joseph - son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger, b. May 27, 1793, m. Susanna Otto. Issue: Octavius Augustus, b. July 26, 1819, m. Maranda Zeller
The following from Minutes of the Orphan's Court (Aug. 16, 1810). Fred'k. Co. The court appoints Joseph Hedges guardian to Susanna Otto, aged 14 years the 16th of March last Noah " , " 13 " " 23rd " Sept. " David " , " 10 " " 1st " Nov. " Eli " , " 8 " " 11th " Feb. " Sabutt " , " 4 " " 23rd " Nov. " minor heirs of William Otto, dec'd, and representatives of Peter Otto, late of Frederick Co., dec'd. Robert Fulton and Abraham Groshon, securities.
Following from 1850 Census, Dist. #1, Carroll Co. (Sent by Mrs. W. G. Buckey) Joseph Creager, aged 56, farmer, born Md. Susan " " 53 Martha P. 28 Sabert A. 26 Manus J. 21 Ann E. 18 Cath. W. 16 Eli Otto (Creager) 14 Frances Y. 12 Mary F. 23 (last name not sent by Mrs. B.)
[End of p. 79]
William Creager (of Lawrence of Lawrence) p.117 (May 9, 1796 - Sept. 2, 1850) Following from Records of Moravian Church, Graceham, Md. Krieger, William - joiner - son of Lawrence and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Krieger, b. May 9, 1796, d. Sept. 2, 1850 m. Sept. 2, 1819 Elizabeth Holtz, dau. of Jacob and Anna Barbara (Morgenstern) Holtz. She was b. Apr. 30, 1795. Issue: Mary Ann Matilda, b. Sept. 18, 1820, d. Sept. 21, 1821 Theodore Francis, b. Aug. 22, 1823 Eleanor Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1825, d. Mar. 24, 1833 William Lawrence, b. Sept. 18, 1827, d. May 10, 1866, m. Elizabeth Margaret Rouser Jan. 18, 1853 Catherine Matilda, b. June 15, 1829, d. June 20, 1830 Daniel Manasse, b. Oct. 30, 1830, d. Nov. 4, 1830 Nicholas Jacob, b. " " " , d. Nov. 5, 1830 Robert Nelson, b. June 29, 1835, d. Mar. 25, 1836 Anna Minerva, b. July 8, 1836, d. June 27, 1845.
Will, Fred'k. Co., Md., Vol. TS 1, p.87, dated Jan.8, 1850, probated Sept. 9, 1850 Wife (not named) - one third Margaret Shaffer - $150 for her services during last 4 years Residue to "my two sons", Theodore and William L. Exec. - William Beam Witn. - Jonas Matthews, William Sexton, Edward Six.
Adm. Acct's. for William Creager, Fred'k. Co. Vol. TS 5, 460 is the first account, with Wm. Beam, ex. (bond Sept. 9, 1850) No distribution. No final acc't. indexed, but Vol. GH 3, p. 465 gives 1st & final acct. of Jonas Matthews, adm. d. n. of Wm. Creager, dated May 4, 1857 (bond Sept. 26, 1854) Estate overpaid by $10.00.
[End of p. 117]

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