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PETER5 CREAGER II
son of Peter4 Creager I and #2 Elizabeth Rike

(Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)


Courtesy of: Michael Alexander


PETER CREAGER II, the 6th child of seven of Peter Creager I and his second wife, Elizabeth Rike, was born 26 April 1829 in Farmersville, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was one of the thirteen children of Peter Creager I. On 1 January 1854 he married in Whitley County, Indiana to Melissa Jane Williamson (parents unknown). Melissa was born 22 May 1835 in Ohio, died 25 December 1865 in Cleveland Twp., Whitley County, Indiana, at 30 years 7 months 3 days of age. Peter II and Melissa Jane were the parents of: Victoria E. (born 1854), Lydia Ann "Anna" (b 1857), and Joseph L. Creager (born 1862).


Gravestone of Melissa (Williamson) Creager
1st wife of Peter Creager II
Courtesy of Photographer: Thom Haneline
Thom7 Haneline (Elizabeth Jane6 (Creager) Haneline, Samuel5 Creager, Peter I4, Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)
Shared also by: Michael Alexander


On 30 August 1866, Peter Creager II married his second wife, Margaret Elizabeth Chamberlain, in Whitley County, Indiana. Margaret was born 31 July 1842 and died at unknown date. She was the mother of Margaret Minnie (born 1868) Creager and Arthur "Carl" Creager (born September 1876).

Peter Creager II died on 6 February 1902 at Washington Twp., Whitley County, Indiana. He was laid to rest at the Eberhard Cemetery in Whitley County, Indiana. His second wife, Margaret Elizabeth Chamberlain, was laid to rest beside him. She died 28 September 1918.

Courtesy of Photographer: Thom Haneline
Thom7 Haneline (Elizabeth Jane6 (Creager) Haneline, Samuel5 Creager, Peter I4, Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)
Shared also by: Michael Alexander


Courtesy of Photographer: Thom Haneline
Thom7 Haneline (Elizabeth Jane6 (Creager) Haneline, Samuel5 Creager, Peter I4, Adam3 Creager, Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager, Hans Ernst1 Krieger)
Shared also by: Michael Alexander

Peter Creager's name appears on the Whitley County, Indiana Court House column. His name is located to the left of the main entrance. Mike Alexander says that Peter II was a county councilman when the courthouse was built.
(Source: Internet, 26 Jan 2002, E-mail to ASH: Family Information from Michael Alexander, a descendant of Ft. Wayne, Indiana)

At Peter's death, his son, Arthur Carl6 Creager petitioned the court on behalf of the family involving estate of his father.


Carl6 Creager, Petitioner for Estate of Peter 5 Creager II

Courtesy of: Michael Alexander
Marriage records and probate records once located at the Court House are now (Dec 2003) located in the basement of the county jail.

Carl6 Creager, Petitioner for Estate of Peter 5Creager II

Extract of Petition

The petitioner, Carl Creager, Respectfully represents to the court that by the account and report of the administrator of the estate of Peter Creager, deceased, herein filed, in final settlement thereof, it appears that there was paid into this Court for distribution among the heirs at law of said decedent, the sum of $185.78, which is now in the possession of the Clerk of this Court. And this petitioner says that the heirs at law of said Peter Creager and the proportions in which said sum of money is to be distributed are as follows:

To Margaret Creager, widow, one third. To Lydia Alexander, Joseph Creager, Minnie Smith and Carl Creager, children of said Peter Creager, each one sixth.

Wherefore your petitioner prays for an order for distribution of said money, in the proportions above set out.


Carl Creager (Signature)

(Source: Courtesy of: Michael Alexander)





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