and wife,


(David5, Casper4, Johann Christian3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1Krieger)

Karen Anderson seeks information concerning her family connection. Looking for proof & seeking records of this said descendancy lineage that appeared in an Ancestral File. Can anyone verify this with other records?
  1. Hans Ernst KRIEGER b 1662-1663 in Germany
  2. Johann Casper CREAGER b 1697 in Germany
  3. Johann Christian CREAGER b 1731 New Hanover, Montgomery Co., PA
  4. Casper CREAGER b 1761 Frederick Co., MD; m Anna Barbara SMITH
    1. Adam CREAGER b abt 1810 Frederick Co., MD
    2. Christian Wilhelm CREAGER b 21 Nov 1812 Frederick Co., MD
      Christian W. went to Montgomery Co. OH and there is a write-up about his family in the County History listing details and all their children.
    3. Solomon CREAGER b abt 1814 Franklin, Warren Co., OH
    4. Ezra CREAGER b abt 1816 Franklin, Warren Co., OH
    5. David CREAGER b abt 1818 Franklin, Warren Co., OH
      Karen believes David to be her gg-gf although the birthdate may be wrong, and order of birth may be wrong, as all census info appears to indicate a birth year of 1816. He m 3 Feb 1848 Warren Co., OH to Catherine WAGGONER (aka WAGNER); & d 20 Oct 1868 Union City, Darke Co., OH with age reported as 52y 8m 8d.
      (Source: Internet, 13 Sep 2000, E-mail to ASH: Karen ANDERSON
      1. Mary Magdalene CREAGER
    6. John CREAGER b abt 1820 Franklin, Warren Co., OH
    7. Sophia CREAGER b abt 1822 Franklin, Warren Co., OH
    8. Daniel CREAGER b abt 1824 Franklin, Warren Co., OH
    9. Mary CREAGER b abt 1826 Franklin, Warren Co., OH

MARY MAGDALENE6 CREAGER, dau/o David5 CREAGER (Casper4, Johann Christian3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1Krieger) and Catherine WAGGONER, was born 21 January 1850 Franklin Twp., Warren County, Ohio; died 07 March 1906 Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Mary married 08 April 1868 Darke County, Ohio to JOHN L. GREGG. John L. GREGG, son of William GREGG & Tabitha LESLIE, was born born 27 Mar 1839 Butler County, Ohio. They settled in Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana where they remained all their lives. Mary Magdalena was maternal g-gm of Karen Anderson (her mother's paternal grandparents); and that on her maternal grandparent's side, William SMITH married Caroline RAPP, sister of Elizabeth RAPP, wf/o James Monroe CREAGER.

Researchers of this particular family may wish to check out this site: Kosciusko Co., IN USGenWeb Project

Courtesy of: Karen ANDERSON

John Gregg and Mary Magdalene (Creager) Gregg

Home of John L. GREGG & Mary M. CREAGER
L to R: son Edward (20y); dau Emma (22y); John L. (55y); dau Martha (23y); Mary Magdalene (44y)
June 1894
Milford, Kosciusko Co., IN
Shared August 2000
Courtesy of: Karen ANDERSON.

Home of John L. GREGG & Mary Magdalene CREAGER
Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Located at the corner of Catherine & James Streets.
They moved here after leaving the large farm home seen above.
L to R = son Edward; John L. GREGG;
Hannah (GREGG) BEAM & dau Tabitha (John L.'s sister & niece);
Mary Magdalene (CREAGER) GREGG; dau Emma; dau Martha and her husband, John F. TOM.

Milford, Kosciusko Co., IN
Shared August 2000
Courtesy of: Karen ANDERSON.

August 2007
Courtesy of: Karen ANDERSON

Courtesy of: Karen Anderson

Left, Emma GREGG b 17 Apr 1872; m 1915 Norman J. GROVES
dau/o John L. GREGG & Mary M. CREAGER

Right, Myrtle CREAGER, never married, (26 Feb 1882 - 24 Jan 1946)
dau/o George W. CREAGER [bro/o Mary Magdalene (Creager) Gregg] & Jennie M. DETAMORE

Courtesy of Karen ANDERSON

  1. Martha GREGG 1870-1957; m 1899 John F. TOM
  2. Myrtle CREAGER, never married, (26 Feb 1882 - 24 Jan 1946)
  3. Emma GREGG 1872-1956
  4. Mattie CREAGER
Martha and Emma were daughters of John L. GREGG & Mary M. CREAGER of Kosciusko Co., IN.
Martha married 1899 to John F. TOM.
Emma married 1915 to Norman J. GROVES.
Myrtle CREAGER (1882-1946) was dau/o George W. CREAGER & Jennie M. DETAMORE.
Mattie CREAGER was dau/o James Monroe CREAGER [bro/o Mary Magdalene (Creager) Gregg) & Elizabeth RAPP.]
Mattie's obituary says she is survived by an aunt Maggie CREAGER of Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN, who was Margaret "Maggie" (RAPP) CREAGER, wf/o Lewis CREAGER who was bro/o James Monroe CREAGER.

Aunt Maggie=Maggie (Rapp) Angel-Creager
Margaret "Maggie" RAPP (recorded as "Martha Rapp") married 3 Dec 1874 to Marion ANGEL in Kosciusko Co., Indiana. (On-line Marriage Records) They had a son, John A. Angel. At the time of the 1880 Federal Census they were recorded with the surname of "ANGLE" in the city of Warsaw, Indiana. The marriage to Marion ended either by divorce or death of Marion. [Undetermined information])

On 15 Aug 1885, Maggie (Rapp) Angel married Lewis Creager in Darke Co. OH and they settled in Paulding County, Ohio. (Mary Magdalena, James, and George W. had a brother, Lewis, believed at this time to have been the person who married Maggie (Rapp) Angel. [Unproven]

Lewis Creager died on 21 Aug 1929. Maggie then moved to Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana to be near her son and family. (Proven: Census Records) In 1900 and 1910, John A. Angel and family were in Paulding Co., OH. By 1920 they were in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN. John and his wife (Alma Ludwig) had sons Frank, Harry, John, and Charley all of whom, along with wives, were in the same household with John and Alma in 1920.

Early 1900s Lamar, MO
Shared August 2000
Courtesy of: Karen ANDERSON

Son of John L. GREGG & Mary M. CREAGER
(1) Laverna JUDAY married 1899; died 1900 after childbirth.
(2) Artamissa (Artie) PAUL married 1901. (divorced)
(3) Jessie D. BILLITER married abt. 1909 OK.

William and Jessie met while homesteading in Oklahoma.
She was from Indiana, dau/o Joseph H. BILLITER & Sarah SPRINKLE.
William & Jessie had six children.

Probably abt. 1905
Shared August 2000
Courtesy of Karen ANDERSON.

EDWARD GREGG 1874-1930
son of John L. GREGG & Mary Magdalene CREAGER
wife, Margaret (SMITH) GREGG 1883-1953
dau/o William Franklin SMITH & Caroline RAPP
Probably their wedding photo.
Married 14 Dec 1905 in Warsaw, IN

Webpage by:   Audrey Shields Hancock of Portage, Michigan

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