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GEORGE VALENTINE "VELTE"3 CREAGER

(JOHANN CASPER2, ERNST1 KRIEGER)






ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & DISCLAIMERS

The story of Valentine Creager is an effort of many researchers who have contributed to the information concerning their ancestral grandparent or relative. Their names and specific contributions are noted within the biography or endnotes. However, many shared the same information or validated the information that I already had accumulated, thus their names may not be included.

Please know that the information below is not to be considered a primary source and is not without errors. This biography is merely an attempt to organize the life of one George Valentine "Velte" Krieger/Creager and his family as we know it at this time or assume it to be at this time. Much research, if found, needs to be recorded to fully understand the life of Valentine and his family.

If anyone notes any errors or has additional information to share, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. I am not offended by suggestions, etc. and would like the input of other researchers. It is my hope that as more information is unearthed that we can continue to build this family history. And...if I have failed to give credit where credit is due, please let me know.

                                                                                                                                 Audrey




GEORGE VALENTINE "VELTE" CREAGER  [1]  [2]  [3], aka Valentine Creager, was the child of Johann Casper/Caspar Krieger/Creager/Kruger and Anna Christina Hoffarth/Hoffart/Hoffert. He was born 9 February 1734 at Oley Mountains (aka Oley Hills), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (probably now somewhere in Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania). [Other researchers say: Oley Hills, New Hanover, Montgomery Co., PA].[1]

Valentine was baptized at St. Joseph Lutheran Church (aka Hill Church), a church partially funded by his father, Casper. "This church was not permanently established until 1747. The church was originally known as 'the Church among the Oley Hills'." Oley is in Oley Township, Berks County, PA just east of Reading, and Oley Hills presumably overlooks the town of Oley.
(Source: Internet, 23 Oct 2001, E-mail to ASH: Joe Creager)
(Source: Hill Church; Search on page for "Stoever")
(Source: Internet, 22 Oct 2001, E-mail to ASH: Trina Anderson of Red Bank, NJ
)



Baptismal Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever:
"KRUEGER, CASPER (Oley Mountains)
Krueger, George Valentine, b 02 09 1734; bap 03 02 1734, Spon. John George Hoffert"
Baptismal Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever
Mildred Smith
Courtesy of: Trina Anderson of Red Bank, NJ

He married ca 1760 to Maria Christina, whose maiden name is unknown. Eight children are believed at this time to be the children of this couple.

"Valentine" was named in his father's will of 1763.
(Source: History of the CREAGER FAMILY of Ohio and Indiana, 20 Aug 1974, p. 4 from Miss Margaret E. MYERS, 317 East Third Street, Frederick, MD 21701)

Valentine was a captain in the Revolutionary War army.
(Source: History of the CREAGER FAMILY of Ohio and Indiana, 20 Aug 1974, p. 5 from Miss Margaret E. MYERS, 317 East Third Street, Frederick, MD 21701)



Courtesy of: Dana Creager of Redway, CA
9 November 2001

"In Scharf's History of Western Maryland is given an account of two Captains, where only one was needed. They were Capt. Creager and Capt. Smith. They decided which should take command by throwing up a dollar. Creager won, but addressed himself to Smith, "Sir I have won the command, but you are the oldest and most experienced officer, you must take the command and I will act as you Lieutenant."





Frederick County, MD FTM Query Forum
Maryland Flying Camp 1776
Posted by: Steve Smith on Fri, 19 Feb 1999. However Mr. Smith's e-mail address is no longer valid in October 2001.
Surname: Smith, Creager, Carmack, Griffith, Humphreys, Smallwood

Mr. Smith was interested in information on MD Flying Camp officers & soldiers who served Oct.-Dec., 1776 in Revolutionary War. He stated it was formed from Middle District, Frederick Co., MD and the men were sent to NY/NJ. He gave the officers as Col. Griffith, Capt. Valentine Cregar, 1st. Lt. Philip Smith, and Lt. Humphreys commanded by General Smallwood. His ancestor was Private James Andrew Smith, who was enlisted in Frederick Co., MD. His sources were Archives of Maryland, Vol. 18, History of the Maryland Line by Steuart, and Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War by Clements.



Frederick Co., MD FTM Query Forum
Posted by Bill Creager on Fri, 19 Feb 1999,
in response to Steve's posting above concerning
Maryland Flying Camp 1776
NOTE: An attempt to reach Bill Creager by his posted e-mail address on GenForum was made on 3 Feb 2002. It is my desire to gain permission to use the information posted. However, my e-mail to him was returned as undeliverable. If anyone knows how to contact him, I would like to make certain it is okay to use his information. ASH

On Thursday October 3, 1776 - Commissions issued to Valentine Creager, appointed Captain; Philip Smith 1st Lt, George Neit, 2nd Lt, John Parkinson, Ensign. (Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Safety, 7 Jul- 31 Dec 1776, Archives of Maryland, Vol. XII, page 317)

The following are listed for Capt. Valentine Creager's Company - the 4th Company of the Flying Camp. 29 Nov 1775:

Valentine Creager, Capt.; Peter Barrick, 1st Lt., Philip Barrick, 2nd Lt., Adam Creager Ensign, John Barrick, John Barrick Jr., Josiah Hedges and William Smith, Sergeants: Jacob Barrick, Jacob Barrick son of Jna; Adam Hower, John Barcker, Corporals: Henry Barrick, Drummer and Phil Albough, Fifer. {Journal of the Committee of Observation, Middle District, Frederick Co., MD - Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. XI, March 1916, No. 1 page 53)

The Committee of Observation, was a committee set up during the American Revolution upon which individuals were selected and chosen to serve. Their duties and service were to watch the actions of the British and the Tories. It was a patriotic act to serve on this committee.

Valentine Creager's Company placed as part of the 2nd Battalion. (Journal of the Committee of Observation, Middle District, Frederick Co., MD - Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. XI, March 1916, No. 1, page 57) Under second Battalion reads: Capt. Robert Wood, Valentine Creager, John Carmack, Jacob Snowdenberger, Benjamin Ogle, Joseph Wood, James Johnson, Jacob Ambrose.

Valentine Creager is listed on the muster roll of Capt. John Middaugh, in the French and Indian War, as having served 240 days for which he was paid 1 pound 10 shillings. (Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. XI, September 1914, No. 3, page 272.)

Taken from: Archives of Maryland, Vol. XVIII, page 72, Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution 1775-1783, Baltimore, Maryland- Maryland Historical Society, 1900... Frederick County, Middle District, (Frederick County, Valentine Creager, Capt; Philip Smith Jr. 1st Lt. George Need (Neet) 2nd Lt. John Parkinson (Pirkinson) ensign...............

We, the Subscribers, Delegates in Convention for Frederick County, do hereby certify that:
Valentine Creager was appointed Captain
Philip Smith, 1st Lt.
George Need, 2nd Lt.
John Pirkinson, Ensign of the Company of Militia directed to be raised in Frederick County, and that they embodied their Company and marched therewith to the Camp at New York, but that no Commissions have as yet issued, October 3rd 1776

Upton Sheredine
Chris Edelen
Adam Fischer

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NAMES of OTHERS SAID to HAVE SERVED under Valentine Creager





1790 Frederick Co., Maryland Federal Census
Courtesy of: Wm. S. Creager & Trina Anderson
2 Free white males of 16 years or more, including head of household (Valentine Cregar and unknown son);
2 free white females (mother, Maria Christina, and daughter, Susanna)
1 free white female under 16 years (Amelia);
0 Slaves

Valentine died after 21 June 1806.




GEORGE "VALENTINE" "VELTE"3 CREAGER 
(JOHANN CASPER2, ERNST1 KRIEGER) 
    b Feb 09, 1734 Oley Hills, probably in Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA;
    [Other researchers say: Oley Hills, New Hanover, Montgomery Co., PA];  
    m Bef. 1768 PA to MARIA CHRISTINA ???; 
    d 1810 Washington Co., KY.
	
Children of VALENTINE3 CREAGER & MARIA CHRISTINA ??? are:

	i.	DANIEL4 CREAGER, 
                b abt. 1764;
                m ANNA BARBARA SCHMIDT; 
                d 1848 Hardin Co., KY.

                Children of Daniel & ???:

                1.  MARIA ANN5 CREAGER, 
                    b 06 Apr 1792 Frederick Co., MD; 
                    m JOHN H. BLAND.

Courtesy of: Trina Anderson of Red Bank, NJ
1850 Hardin Co., KY Federal Census
Crabb, Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1979
and
Hardin Co., KY Marriages 1830-1850
Jones, Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996
p. 92: Mary Creager to John H. Bland
Surety: Daniel Bland
4 Jan 1820, J. Haycraft - A98
"Of age" (no consent)


Courtesy of: Trina Anderson of Red Bank, NJ
BLAND Family on FTM GenForum
Posted by Sharon VanMeter
October 20, 1999:
Reference to Burials in Hardin Co., KY
"...buried on the James Krahn farm on White Mills - Glendale Road
Bland, John H., 23 Dec 1800 - 23 Oct 1870
Bland, Mary Ann, wife of John H., died 17 Oct 1870, age 71"

ii. HENRY4 CREAGER, Believed to be a son of Valentine. Possibly Henry CREAGER of Nelson Co., KY; b abt. 1766; m 3 Apr 1786 Nelson Co., KY to RACHEL JOHNSON.

Courtesy of: Trina Anderson of Red Bank, NJ
Henry Crager is listed on a Tax list here:
TAXLIST: Nelson County, KY Tithes 1785-1791
Transcribed 11 Oct 2000 by: Mary YODER


iii. ELIZABETH4 CREAGER, b 27 Feb 1768; [Dana says b 24 Feb 1768.] m 19 aPR 1788 to JACOB LINK. [Other researchers have given these men as her husband. Who is the CREAGER wife then of these men: m (1) EDWARD SPRINGER; m 1789 Washington Co., KY to (2) BARBABAS McHENRY?] iv. JOHN GEORGE4 CREAGER, b 10 May 1771 Frederick Co., MD; m 19 Mar 1798 Washington Co., KY to MARGARET MEYERS; d 1845 Benton, AR [according to Dana]. [Another researcher says: d Bet. 1842-1845 Boxelder, Red River Co., TX. Which is correct? Why did this other researcher say TX?] v. SUSANNA4 CREAGER, b 22 Feb 1773 Frederick Co., MD; christened 22 Mar 1773 m Abt. 1792 to ABRAHAM MILLER; d 16 Jul 1846 [or Bef. 1869 Washington Co., KY according to Dana.] a. Jacob Thomas Creager MILLER [Researcher, 18 Oct 2000: Rob Roy RATLIFF] vi. THOMAS4 CREAGER, b 06 Feb 1775 Frederick Co., MD; m 07 Mar 1808 Washington Co., KY to (1) REBECCA ROBBINS; m 04 Oct 1830 Washington Co., KY to (2) SARAH ANNE HEDGES. vii. AMELIA4 CREAGER, b 24 Nov 1780 Frederick Co., MD; m 09 Mar 1803 Frederick Co., MD to NATHAN CRUM. viii. MARIA4 CREAGER, b aft. 1781.



ENDNOTES


[1]  Notes Concerning Valentine Creager by Joe S. Creager:

Internet, 23 Oct 2001, CREAGER@yahoogroups:
Informs us that there are three places named Hanover, PA and that "none of them" are near the Oley Hills.

"There is a town of Oley in Oley Township in Berks County just east of Reading. Hill Church, as it was known, is the Church in which Valentine was baptized and which Casper helped fund. This church was not permanently established until 1747. The Church was originally known as 'the Church among the Oley Hills.'

There is a Hill Road in New Hanover Township which is just east across the Montgomery County line.

My use has always been of a location [for Oley Hills being] in Oley Township in Berks County. Presuming the Oley Hills overlooked the town of Oley."

Internet, 30 January 2002, CREAGER-L:
Joe says, "Montgomery County should not be used for any reason, at least for Valentine. I don't know about the others for sure, except Philip Caspar as Johann Caspar's oldest son was born in Germany."

Internet, 02 February 2002, CREAGER-L:
Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-Speaking Lands to North America, Volume 1: The Northern Kraichgau," by Annette Kunselman; Burgert, Breinigsville, PA, The Pennsylvania German Society, 1983. Page 222, 314.
"Krieger, Caspar, 7103 Schwaigern"
Thistle, 1730
S-H 31, 32, 33.

Schwaigern Lutheran KB:
m. 17 Aug 1728 Johann Caspar Krieger, weaver, son of the late Ernst Krieger, citizen and baker at Klein Gartach [= 7519 Eppingen] and Anna Christina, daughter of Hans Jerg Hoffert [q.v.].
They had:
  • 1. Philip Caspar b. 5 Sep 1729

    Pennsylvania records:
    Stoever's Records:
    Caspar Krueger (Oley Mountains) had:
  • 2. Georg Valentine b. 9 Feb 1734; bp. 2 Mar 1734.
    One of the sponsors was John Georg Hoffert [q.v.].


    George Valentine "Velte" Krieger, was born 9 Feb 1734, bapt. 2 Mar 1734 by Rev. John Casper Stover in the Oley Hills, PA. Hill Church was not permanently established until 1747, at which time a piece of land was purchased. The complete written church record of Hill Church does not begin until the year 1754, when Pastor Lucas Rauss, opened a record in which he entered the names of the complete families, together with the place of origin in Europe, etc. At the time of the baptism of Valentine Creager, his father, Casper Krieger, was a resident of Oley Hills, PA., and was one of the three designated to purchase 50 acres of land for a cemetary, on 12 Aug 1747. "Hill Church" of St Joseph's, was originally known as "the Church among the Oley Hills," about 30 miles Northwest of Philadelphia, PA.

    [2]  Biography of Valentine Creager by Dana Creager, 03 Feb 2002, E-mail as sent to ASH:

    Valentine Creager was born on February 9, 1734 in Oley, Pennsylvania. He was baptized on March 2, 1734. Valentine grew into adulthood in Oley. It is not known if he returned to Germany with his father in 1754. He did move to Frederick County with his father though. Valentine married Maria Christina ??? in about 1763. I believe Valentine and Maria had known each other since childhood. Both were born in Oley Mtns., Pennsylvania.

    Valentine was a patriot in the Revolutionary War. The history of western Maryland gives an account of two captians, Valentine and a man named Smith. They decided which should take command by "throwing up a dollar." Valentine won, but addressed himself to Smith "Sir, I have won the command, but you are oldest and most experienced officer, you must take the command and I will act as your liutenant." History shows that Smith refused. They were from the Frederick County, Md. "middle district." Valentine's company was initially sent to the Fort of New York. From June to Dec. 1776 they were engaged in battles of Long Island, Harlem, White Plains, and Fort Washington. He was part of the "Maryland 400." They were the forces that held the British so Washington and the rest of the Continental Army could escape. Valentine's commision came through on October 3, 1776.

    Not much is known about Valentine's life after the war. Valentine died in October 1803 at the age of 69 years. His burial place has not been found.

    [Sources: The History of Western Maryland; Maryland State Archives]


    [3]  Valentine Creager by Bill Creager, 02 Feb 2002, E-mail as sent to ASH:

    George Valentine "Velte" Krieger , was born February 9, 1734, bapt March 2, 1734 by Rev. John Casper Stover in Oley Hills, Pennsylvania. Hill Church was not permanently established until 1747, at which time a piece of land was purchased. The complete written Church Records of Hill Church does not begin until 1754, when Pastor Lucas Rauss, opened a record in which he entered the names of the complete families, together with their place of origin in Europe, and etc. At the time of the baptism of Valentine Creager, his father, Casper Krieger, was resident of Oley Hills, Pennsylvania and was an official at St. Joseph's Church or Hill Church, and was one of the three designated to purchase 50 acres of land for a cemetery, on August 12, 1747. "Hill Church" or St. Joseph's, was originally known as "The Church among the Oley Hills", about thirty miles northwest of Philadelphia.




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