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Biographical Sketch of
JACOB P.6 CREAGER

son of Christian William5 Creager & Susan Dolan
(Casper4, Johann Christian3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

by
Audrey (Shields) Hancock

Information, Photos, & Research
Courtesy of:
Ann Trimmer
Mary Lou Marshall
Ken Striker
Paul Creager



JACOB P.6 CREAGER, s/o Christian William5 CREAGER and Susan DOLAN, was born 17 September 1850 in probably Montgomery County, Ohio. He married Anna Tressa SWIGART, dau/o Michael SWIGART, Jr. and Lydia Elizabeth SHANK.


Marriage Record
Greene County, Ohio
Jacob Creager and Anna Tressia Swigert
Sworn May 6, 1873
Married May 8, 1873
By J.F. Saffer, M.G. [Minister]
Courtesy of: Ann Trimmer

Anna was born 16 June 1854 in probably Sugar Creek Township, Greene County, Ohio. Jacob died at 70y 5m 22d on 09 March 1921 of a cerebral hemorrhage at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, and he was buried on 12 March 1921. Tressa died 03 June 1923 at Montgomery County, Ohio. Their gravestones are located in Mt. Zion Cemetery (aka Shoup Cemetery), Beavercreek Township, Greene County, Ohio.

Jacob P. Creager and Anna Tressa Swigart were the parents of two daughters:

  1. Cora Blanche Creager born 22 January 1883; married 25 Dec 1903 to Benjamin D. Merrick.
  2. Ruth Naomi Creager born 10 May 1893 Sugar Creek Township, Greene County, Ohio to William Weiss (1875-1961), and died 01 April 1972 Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. The gravestone of William and Ruth sits next to her parents.


1880 U. S. Federal Census
Montgomery County, Ohio
Van Buren Township
District 176
4th & 5th day of June 1880
#73-73
Creager, Jacob, white, male, 29, Married, Farmer, Cannot read nor write, born Ohio, father b MD, mother b OH
Creager, Annie? T. , white, female, 25, wife, Married, Keeping house, Cannot read nor write, born Ohio, both parents born Ohio
Bentz, Mary, white, female, 15, Servant, single, housekeeper, Cannot read nor write, born Ohio, both parents born Bayern
Fourig/Foureg?, Fred, white, male, 25, laborer, single, farm laborer, Cannot read nor write, born Pennsylvania, (looks like) both parents b PA
(Internet, Heritage Quest: Series: T9 Roll: 1052 Page: 771 Image: 6)


1900 U. S. Federal Census
Greene County, Ohio
Sugar Creek Township
District 98
15 June 1900
#212-219
This census writing difficult to read.
Creager, Jacob P. [The initial "P." is not clear. Could be another initial or none at all. ASH], Head, W, M, Sep 1851, 48, married 27y, born Ohio; Father b PA; Mother b Ohio; farmer
Creager, Anna T., Wife, W, F., June 1854, 47, married 27y, 4 children/2 living; born Ohio, Father & Mother b Ohio
Creager, Cora B., Daughter, W, F, June 1883, 17y, Single, b OH, both parents born OH, at school
Creager, Ruth N., Daughter, W, F, May 1893, 7y, Single, b OH, both parents born OH, at school
Griffis, Walter, Boarder, W, M, July 1879, 21y, Single, b OH; Father b OH; Mother b Kansas, Farm Laborer
Bruce, Maturity, Boarder, W, F, May 1830, 70y, WD (widow), no children, b VA, both parents b VA
(Internet, Heritage Quest: Series: T623 Roll: 1272 Page: 201 Image: 20)


1910 U. S. Federal Census
Greene County, Ohio
Sugar Creek Township
District 98
15 June 1900 #212-219
Creager, Jacob, Head, M, W, 59, married once, 36y, born Ohio; Father b PA; Mother b Ohio; farmer, general farm
Creager, Anna T., Wife, F, W, 55, married once, 36y, 4 children/2 living; born Ohio, Father & Mother b Ohio
Creager, Ruth N., Daughter, F, W, 16y, Single, b OH, both parents born OH, at school
Bevington, Christopher, servant, M, W, 45y, Divorced, b OH; both parents b OH, farm laborer, working out
(Internet, Heritage Quest: Series: Series: T624 Roll: 1185 Page: 61 Image: 8)


1920 U. S. Federal Census
Montgomery County, Ohio
Dayton Township, Ward 10, District 183
Jan 15-16, 1920
#1257-244-257 Carlisle Avenue
Creager, Jacob, Head, Owner of Home, Free of Mortgage, Male, White, 69, Married, Can read and write, born OH, both parents b OH
Creager, Theresa, Wife, Female, White, 65, Married, Can read and write, born OH, both parents b OH
Creager, (looks like) Omia R., Daughter, Female, White, 26, Single, Can read and write, born OH, both parents b OH; Occupation: Elocutionist, Reading Lessons [Note: Usually one who teaches the art of a manner of speaking publically...voice tone, gestures, and delivery. ASH]
(Internet, Heritage Quest: Series: Series: T625 Roll: 1422 Page: 77 Image: 154)

He was a retired farmer when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 9 March 1921 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at 70y 5m 22d. He was buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery on 12 March 1921. (Source: Paul Creager)


 
Census Information and Certificates Courtesy of:
Paul Creager
11 May 2006

Courtesy of:
Paul Creager
28 July 2006


The Evening Gazette
Xenia, March 10, 1921
Page 3
Jacob Crager Dies
Word has been received in this city of the death of Jacob Crager , former Bellbrook resident who passed away at his home in Dayton, Wednesday night following a stroke of paralysis. Mr Crager who was about 70 years of age is survived by his wife and two daughters. Funeral arrangements have not been received.
(Source: Internet, 9 Jan 2007, E-mail to ASH: Ann Trimmer at ann [at] trimmer.net]



Dayton Daily News
Thursday March 10, 1921
Page 23
Deaths and Funerals
CREAGER- Jacob, died Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. at residence, 1257 Carlisle ave., age 70 years. Funeral Saturday 1:30p.m. at residence, 2:30 Mt Zion Church. Interment Mt.Zion.
(Source: Internet, 9 Jan 2007, E-mail to ASH: Ann Trimmer at ann [at] trimmer.net]



Mt. Zion-Shoup Cemetery
Beavercreek, Greene County, Ohio
Intersection of Fairfield Rd and Indian Ripple Road
Adjacent to Mt. Zion Church (official name)
Beavercreek, Ohio 45440
Information:
Courtesy of: Ken Striker
2007

Mt. Zion Church and the two cemeteries, Mt. Zion-Shoup (the older cemetery) and Mt. Zion-Park (the newer cemetery) are both in the corporation of the city of Beavercreek. The older cemetery is Shoup family owned and the newer is owned by the city of Beavercreek, which is run by their Parks Division. Both completely different cemeteries are bordered on the north by Indian Ripple Road. They are across Fairfield Road (a north-south road) from each other, with the church located on the same side with Mt. Zion-Shoup ("ou" pronounced as "ou" in loud) Cemetery. Mt. Zion-Shoup Cemetery was always owned by the Shoup family, and they have what records exist from what the families of those buried there told them. It appears that the records are lacking and gravestones are missing or were non-existant for many of those buried there even as late as 1940s. Death records may be the only clue to those buried in what was earlier just referred to as buried "Mt. Zion-Shoup" in those records. The newer Mt. Zion Park has great records.
(Source: 2007, Ken Striker and Ann Trimmer)


Courtesy of: Ken Striker
2007


Courtesy of: Ken Striker
2007



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