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GIDEON WINFIELD6 CREAGER

s/o John C. (Carl or Christian)5 Creager & Sarah "Sally" Ann Prugh
(Christian4, Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

Biographical Sketch
by
Audrey Ann (Shields)9 Hancock
October 23, 2004


Ancestors
of
Audrey (Shields) Hancock
  • Hans Ernst KRIEGER of Germany
    m to #3 Catharina WERNER
  • Johann "Casper" KRIEGER/CREAGER (1697-bef Oct 1765)
    m 1728 to Anna "Christina" HOFFARTH/HOFFERT (1706-aft 1769)
  • Adam CREAGER (ca 1737-1804)
    m bef 1772 to Christina HOFFARTH/HUFFERT (1749-aft 1801)
  • Christian CREAGER (1774-1836)
    m 1800 to Anna Mary WOOLF (????-1842)
  • John C. (Carl or Christian) CREAGER (1817-1897)
    m 1844 to Sarah "Sally" Ann PRUGH (1822-????)
  • Gideon Winfield CREAGER (1859-1940)
    m 1882 to Mary Jane DUNHAM (1864-1942)
  • Sarah "Sally" Margaret CREAGER (1883-1961)
    m to Raymond Dale SHIELDS
  • Dale Caleb SHIELDS
    m Rita Marie Margaret LEHMANN
  • Audrey Ann Patricia SHIELDS





  • GIDEON WINFIELD6 CREAGER, son of John C. (Carl or Christian)5 CREAGER and Sarah "Sally" Ann PRUGH, was born 6 June 1859 Van Buren Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. On 30 November 1882 he married Mary Jane DUNHAM probably in Darke County, Ohio, home of the bride. Mary Jane, daughter of James DUNHAM, Jr. and Margaret Elizabeth SLONAKER of Darke County, Ohio, was born 21 October 1864 in Darke County. Her father, James Dunham, died at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia as a Civil War P.O.W.. She was born 20 days after her father's demise.

    Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager
    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001
    Undated Photo

    The couple originally made their home in Darke County, Ohio where it appears he was given land by his father or bought land. Here their large family of eleven children were born. Sometime between 1910 & 1920 the family moved to Piqua, Miami County, Ohio.

    While residing in the Greenville area they attended the Zion Reformed Church in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, and they evidently kept their membership there through the years, even after relocating to Piqua.


    CREAGER FAMILY PHOTO
    ca 1915

    Courtesy of: James L. Creager II
    Identification by Jeri (Creager) Scherer, dau/o James Leo Creager I, s/o Lester Creager

    Gideon Winfield Creager & Mary Jane Dunham
    Back: L > R: Flossie, Bion "Peck", Burley "Burl", Abdel/Abdiel "Ab", & John
    Middle: L > R: Lester "Leck" (left behind Gideon) and further down, Opal
    Sitting: L > R: Virgie "Elizabeth", Gideon, Robert Leo "Lee" (Gideon's lap), Mary Jane, & Sarah "Sally" Margaret


    1 September 1894

    Courtesy of: Audrey (Shields) Hancock
    From the clippings & records of Sarah Margaret (Creager) Shields, dau/o Gideon & Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager

    Gideon and Mary Jane celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family and friends on Saturday, 26 November 1932.

    50th Wedding Anniversary
    of
    Gideon Winfield Creager & Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager

    The Piqua Daily Call
    Wednesday, 30 November 1932
    Courtesy of: Audrey (Shields) Hancock
    From the clippings & records of Sarah Margaret (Creager) Shields, dau/o Gideon & Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager

    Gideon died 19 August 1940 from an auto accident in Miami County, Ohio. Mary Jane died 6 March 1942 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. They were both buried at the Zion Reformed Church Cemetery (aka East Zion Cemetery and East View Cemetery), near Greenville in Greenville Township, Darke County, Ohio.

    Courtesy of: Audrey (Shields) Hancock
    From the clippings & records of Sarah Margaret (Creager) Shields, dau/o Gideon & Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager

    2007, Photo courtesy of Audrey (Shields) Hancock



    Courtesy of: Katha (Sullenberger) Kievit

    Opal Creager



       
    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001

    L: Fern & Opal              R: Opal & Fern
    Photos Undated




    Courtesy of: Katha (Sullenberger) Kievit

    Opal is in the back and Fern on the right.
    The other girl was identified as Edna Lenon/Lenox.
    Undated



      
    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001

    L: Lee & Lester              R: Mary Jane, Gideon, and Lee

    Photos Undated



       
    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001

    Photos Undated
    L: Gideon, Mary Jane, & Lee              R: Lee Creager & his older nephew, Dale Caleb Shields (Audrey's father)



    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001

    L: Gideon, Mary Jane, and Unknown Grandchildren
    Undated



    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001

    L to R: Dale Shields, Mary Imo Shields, Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager, Sarah Margaret (Creager) Shields (wf/o Raymond Shields & mother of Dale, Imo, & Earl)
    Little boy was perhaps Earl Shields (s/o Raymond Dale Shields & Sarah Margaret Creager)
    Lee Creager, s/o Gideon Creager & Mary Jane Dunham (unknown) said to be peering around the corner.
    Little girl: Louise Hickey, dau/o Fred Hickey and Fern Creager & gdau/o Gideon & Mary Jane (Dunham) Creager
    Undated (perhaps ca 1925)



    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001

    L: Lee and Bion

    Undated



       
    Courtesy of: Rea Leda (Shields) McKinley Schlosser, dec'd 2001


    L: Lee Creager             R: Lester Creager & dog, Bill; Piqua, Ohio
    Undated


       
    19 Nov 2012, Courtesy of: Jeri (Creager) Scherer
    Left: Lester Creager & Tressa (Brush) Creager at the Bradford, Ohio Pumpkin Festival where one traditionally gets hammered with confetti.
    Right: 1935: Photo of Lester, Tressa, and son, James Creager


    19 Nov 2012, Courtesy of: Jeri (Creager) Scherer
    Wedding Day: 20 Nov 1954: James Leo Creager and Joy Clara Current Creager
    James L. Creager, s/o Lester Creager & Tressa Brush




    Courtesy of: Katha (Sullenberger) Kievit


    Louise Hickey
    Daughter of: Frederick Gus Hickey & Flossie Fern Creager
    ca 1925



    From the Album of Dale & Rita (Lehmann) Shields
    L>R: Cecil Cromwell, Abdel Creager, Raymond Dale Shields,
    John Creager, Charles Patterson, & Caleb Shields
    Unknown children.
    Photo taken at the Caleb Shields Family Homestead
    Van Buren Twp., Darke Co., OH
    Raymond (hus/o Sarah Margaret Creager), s/o Caleb
    Cecil and Charles, sons-in-law of Caleb



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