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Biographical Sketch of:
GEORGE WILLIAM5 CREAGER

son of Frederick4 Creager & Margaretha Anna Mary Schrupp
(Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

by
Audrey A.9 (Shields) Hancock
(Dale Caleb8 Shields, Sarah Margaret7 (Creager) Shields, Gideon Winfield6, John C.5, Christian4, Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

From the research
of
CAROL L.10 (CREAGER) ALEXANDER
(Curtis Dale9, Clyde Foster8, Elmer Dale7, Curtis Franklin6, George William5, Frederick4, Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)
and
other kind contributors:
Ken Striker

Carol is trying to build her family history presently and is working to collect information and photos. If you can provide additional information, please contact Carol.

See below, information sent to the Crawford Co., OH Historical Society by Wendell Howland in 1985 & 1986. This information appeared in their newletter, TRACKING.



GEORGE WILLIAM CREAGER (aka William Creager) was son of Frederick CREAGER (1780-????) & Margaretha Anna Mary SCHRUPP, who apparently lived and died in Maryland. He was born 20 March 1807 in Woodsboro, Frederick County, Maryland. William married 1 November 1829 Frederick County, Maryland to Elizabeth MILLER. Perhaps he was the William Creager who purchased land in Hocking County, Ohio in 1841 while living in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Bureau of Land Management
6/25/1841
#9285
63.75 acres
William Creager of Pickaway County, Ohio
SWSW  30/  Township: 13-N  Range:18-W  No  Ohio River Survey  OH  Hocking County


George William Creager died 24 January 1844 Sharon, Crawford County, Ohio (CCA) or Richland County, Ohio, U.S.A. at 36y 11m 27d. (KWS) For some reason, he was buried at the Myers Cemetery in Sharon Township, Richland County, Ohio.


"In the Richland County, Ohio Cemetery Records book, prepared by the Richland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Copyright 1981: Row 12- George William Creager d 24 Jan 1844, 36-11-27"
Also, "David L. Creager d 19 Oct 1839 2-3-24 s/o George W & Elizabeth"
(Source: Internet, 28 April 2006, E-mail to CREAGER@yahoogroups.com: K. W. Striker at kwstriker@aol.com)
[Note: Crawford Co. (formed 1820 from Delaware Co.) and Richland Co. (formed 1808 from Fairfield Co.) are adjacent counties so perhaps he died in one and was buried in the other. Where was he living at the time of death? ASH]
[See: Myers Cemetery, Sharon Twp., Richland Co., OH: Cemetery Listings]

Elizabeth (nee Miller) Creager was born December 1804 Hesse Castle, Germany or Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland. She left Ohio in 1854 with her son-in-law and daughter [Zebidiah William Leasure and Louisa Catherine (nee Creager) Leasure]. Also, sons: George W. Creager, Francis A. Creager, John W. Creager and Thornton C. Creager joined the exodus. Elizabeth died 24 November 1899 at 94y 11m 23d; and was buried at Huston Cemetery, Linn County, Kansas. Eight children were born to William and Elizabeth, two of whom died young.

THORNTON C. CREAGER
GEORGE W. CREAGER
ORPHANS
ELIZABETH CREAGER/ APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP

This day in Court, Thornton C. Creager, age 20 years 6 months August 1853, orphan son of William Creager, late of Crawford County in the state of Ohio, deceased, made choice of Elizabeth Creager as his guardian and the court approving the choice, it is ordered that the said Elizabeth Creager be appointed such guardian accordingly; and at the same time an appearance in court of George W. Creager, age 14 years, August 1853, other orphan son of said William Creager, and made choice of said Elizabeth Creager as his guardian and the court appointing the choice it is ordered that the said Elizabeth Creager be said guardian and it is further order that said guardian give bonds in the sum of $400.00 four hundred dollars with down rex as security conditions accordingly to law and the said Elizabeth Creager appeared in court and accepted said appointment and give bonds accordingly.
PROBATE COURT
James H. Katon

FRANCIS A. CREAGER
JOHN W. CREAGER
ORPHANS
17 October 1853
ELIZABETH CREAGER, GUARDIAN

On motions it is ordered that Elizabeth Creager, as Francis A. Creager, aged 12 years in 1853, orphaned son of William Creager of Crawford County in the state of Ohio, deceased, and it is further ordered thus said Elizabeth be also appointed the guardian to John W. Creager, aged 10 years, 30 August 1853, other orphan son of William Creager. And it is further ordered that said guardian give bonds in the amount of $400.00 dollars with said as lanas rex as bail and therefore said Elizabeth Creager be appointed and be in court.

Index: Crawford County, Ohio Court
Probate Records, pp. 114-115
Creager. Thorn C. 20 years, 6 AUG 1853, orphan of William Creager, Francis A. Creager 12 years in 1853; John W. Creager, 10 years, 30 August 1853; Elizabeth Creager, gdn. 17 October 1853



Courtesy of: Kenneth Striker
June 2006

Verse for George William Creager
Farewell my wife & children dear
I am not dead but sleeping here
My debt is paid, my grave you see
Prepare for death & follow me.
Courtesy of: Kenneth Striker
June 2006


Children of George William & Elizabeth:
  1. Louisa "Louise" Catharina CREAGER born 6 Oct 1830 Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland; m Zebidiah William LEASURE. This family along with the widow, Elizabeth (nee Miller) Creager, Louisa's mother, moved to Iowa in the Fall of 1854 and then to Linn County, Kansas in 1855.
    1. Marion Frank LEASURE
    2. Francis LEASURE
    3. Loretta Elizabeth LEASURE
    4. Emmet Lincoln LEASURE
    5. William Augustus LEASURE
    6. Emma Josephine LEASURE
    7. Emery Ellsworth LEASURE
    8. Kit Carson LEASURE

  2. Curtis Franklin CREAGER was born 22 April 1832 in Frederick County, Maryland; married and had two sons in Richland Co., Ohio before moving west; lived in Butler, Dekalb County, Indiana; died 5 April 1908 Butler, Dekalb County, Indiana; buried Butler Cemetery, in Butler, Dekalb County, Indiana. He married Christina LEWIS, dau/o Joseph LEWIS & Sara MASTERS. Christina was born 5 Jul 1834 in Ohio; died 20 May 1923 at Butler, Dekalb County, Indiana; buried at Butler Cemetery.
    1. Elmer Dale CREAGER
    2. Marion Franklin CREAGER
    3. Homer D. CREAGER
    4. William Eugene CREAGER

  3. Thornton C. CREAGER b 1833/1834
    1853 Probate Records: Crawford County, Ohio
    Orphans of William Creager:
    Thornton C. Creager, George W. Creager, Frances A. Creager, & John W. Creager
    Custody of children to Elizabeth (Miller) Creager

    married Osa E. BUTTS
    1. Logan CREAGER (1881-1918)
      (Internet, 12 April 2006, CREAGER@yahoogroups : Carol (Creager) Alexander indicates: Linn Co., KS Cemetery Book: Oak Lawn Cemetery of La Cygne, Kansas)
    2. Carl W. CREAGER (1881-1941)
      (Internet, 12 April 2006, CREAGER@yahoogroups : Carol (Creager) Alexander indicates: Linn Co., KS Cemetery Book: Oak Lawn Cemetery of La Cygne, Kansas)
    3. John C. CREAGER (1883-1971)
      (Internet, 12 April 2006, CREAGER@yahoogroups : Carol (Creager) Alexander indicates: Linn Co., KS Cemetery Book: Oak Lawn Cemetery of La Cygne, Kansas)
      ....Married Hattie A. LOPEMAN (1885-1968)
      (Internet, 12 April 2006, CREAGER@yahoogroups : Carol (Creager) Alexander indicates: Linn Co., KS Cemetery Book: Oak Lawn Cemetery of La Cygne, Kansas)


  4. David L. CREAGER was born 7 August 1837 and died 19 Oct 1839 at 2 years, 3 months, 24 days.
    Courtesy of: Kenneth Striker
    June 2006


    Verse for David L. Creager
    From adverse blasts & loving
    His fevered soul he bore
    And with your bright angelic ____
    He lives to die no more.
    Courtesy of: Kenneth Striker
    June 2006
    His gravestone gives his name, death date and age at death and indicates he is "s/o George W. & Elizabeth."
    (Source: Internet, 28 April 2006, E-mail to CREAGER@yahoogroups.com: K. W. Striker at kwstriker@aol.com)[See: Myers Cemetery, Sharon Twp., Richland Co., OH: Cemetery Listings: http://www.ohioburials.com/Counties/richland/myers.htm]


  5. George W. CREAGER was born 7 August 1839.
    1853 Probate Records: Crawford County, Ohio
    Orphans of William Creager:
    Thornton C. Creager, George W. Creager, Frances A. Creager, & John W. Creager
    Custody of children to Elizabeth (Miller) Creager


  6. Francis A. (male) CREAGER b 1841
    1853 Probate Records: Crawford County, Ohio
    Orphans of William Creager:
    Thornton C. Creager, George W. Creager, Frances A. Creager, & John W. Creager
    Custody of children to Elizabeth (Miller) Creager


  7. John W. CREAGER b 1843
    1853 Probate Records: Crawford County, Ohio
    Orphans of William Creager:
    Thornton C. Creager, George W. Creager, Frances A. Creager, & John W. Creager
    Custody of children to Elizabeth (Miller) Creager


TRACKING
Volume 29, Issue #3
Crawford County, Ohio Historical Society Newsletter
"Looking Back-early letters from our files"
Abstracted and Paraphrased as this is copyrighted material
by
Audrey (Shields) Hancock
Shared by
Ken Striker
8 May 2006
Letter: 1985
From: Wendell Howland, 33 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573
  • States Casper Krieger/Kruger/Creager was the original settler in America.
  • Father of 10 children
  • Children also had large families
  • Settled in and about Frederick Co., Maryland
  • Some of the children and families moved about 1813 to Montgomery Co., OH.
  • Some moved several times.
  • Some removed to South Whitley County, Indiana
  • William Creager perhaps died in Ohio.
  • William Creager married 11 Nov 1829 in Frederick Co., MD.
  • Wife was Elizabeth Miller who was born in Hessen Cassel, Germany.
  • Following birth of Louisa Catherine on 6 Oct 1830 in Frederick Co., MD, the family settled probably in Tod Twp., Crawford Co., OH.
  • Then after William died, Elizabeth and her family with the Leasure family moved to Montezuma, Iowa and eventually settled in Scott Twp., Linn Co., Kansas.

  • William Creager and Elizabeth Miller had seven children.
  • Their first child, Louisa Catherine, was born 6 Oct 1830 in Maryland and the rest of the children were born in Ohio.
  • Louisa Catherine married 16 Jan 1851 by Rev. Crouse to Zebediah Leasure.
  • Louisa died 13 Oct 1917.
  • Zebediah was s/o George Leasure and Mary Neleigh [also spelled Nealeigh...ASH]
  • Zebediah, a Civil War veteran (Captain, Kansas Militia), died 6 Nov 1903 in Scott Twp., Linn Co., KS.
  • Zebediah and Louisa were parents of seven children: Thornton C. b 1883, d 1913 Linn Co., KS; infant unknown; infant unknown; George W. b 25 Aug 1839 Ohio, married Elizabeth, and d 26 Jul 1904 Linn Co., KS; Francis A.; and John W. b 1843 Ohio, died of injuries during the Civil War and bur at Jefferson Bks., Missouri.

  • [George Leasure, s/o John Leasure and Sarah Crow.]
  • John Leasure b 13 May 1760 York Co., PA; died 17 Jan 1845 Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.
  • John Leasure married 1783 to Sarah Crow.
  • Sarah Crow, dau/o John Crow and Jean [--?--], b 17 Feb 1764; d 20 Oct 1836
  • John was Revolutionary War veteran; served several enlistments of 3 months duration in Pennsylvania Militia.
  • Children of John & Sarah: John; Henry; Daniel; Margaret; Elizabeth; Mary; Jane; James; Joseph; & George.
  • George Leasure b 1 Apr 1800 Mt. Pleasant Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA; d 21 Oct 1885 Columbus Grove, Putnam Co., OH.
  • George Leasure married 4 Jan 1821 Manner Station, Westmoreland Co., PA to Mary Neligh, dau/o Paul (1802-13 Jun 1872 according to D.A.R.)
  • (Falkner Swamp Lutheran Church, New Hanover, PA of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick Co., MD.)
  • (Reformed Church: LEASURE-NELEIGH data)

    Letter: 8 December 1986
    From: Wendell Howland, 33 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573
  • William Creager purchased 63 acres of land in Vernon Twp., Crawford Co., OH on 15 Sep 1835.
  • Richland Co., OH Cemetery Records: Myers Cemetery, Sharon Twp.: George William Creager died Jan. 24, 1839 [This is circled and replaced by 1844. ASH]; 36y 11m 27d
  • Richland Co., OH Cemetery Records: Myers Cemetery, Sharon Twp.: David Creager, s/o George W. & Elizabeth; died Oct. 19, 1839 at 2y 3m 24d
  • Law Suit: Elizabeth, widow of George [William] Creager, Land dispute after George's death resolved in her favor.
  • Elizabeth, widow of George [William], was appointed guardian of children whose names and ages were presented in the guardianship record. Zebediah W. Leasure initiated the legal action.




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