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THE
CREAGER-KRIEGER
FAMILY
and variants:

CRAGER, CREAGOR, CREEGER, CREIGER, CREIGHER, CREGAN,
CREGAR, CREGER, CREGOR, CREGGAR, CREGGER, CRIGER, CRIGGER, CRUGAR
and even RIKER & REGER

and
KREIGER, KREAGER, KREEGER, KREIGER, KRIEGAR
KRÜGER, KRËGER, KRIJGER, KRUEGER, KRÖGER, KROEGER

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James Creager
2004


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BUILDING KRIEGER/CREAGER & Variants GENEALOGY
A WORK IN PROGRESS

THANKS TO THESE CONTRIBUTORS:
If I left out your name, please let me know.
Also, please advise, if you are of the Hans Ernst Krieger line,
or of another KRIEGER line.
Audrey a Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant

  • Michael Leon ALEXANDER of Ft. Wayne, IN [dec'd Feb 2009) (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • Kuno KRIEGER & his wife, Brunhilde, of Leingarten, Germany
    (Leingarten was used known as Grossgartach.)
  • Karen ANDERSON (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • Trina ANDERSONof Red Bank, NJ
  • Kim BUCKEY
  • Elizabeth Earl Roddy CECIL
  • Dana CREAGER
  • Joe S. CREAGER of TX (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • Paul Creager (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • William S. CREAGER (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • Cheryl CREEGER (John Lorenz Krieger Descendant)
  • Audrey (SHIELDS) HANCOCK of b OH; reared IL & IN; now MI (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • Ken W. Striker (Ken's wife is a Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)
  • Mary Lou Marshall (Hans Ernst Krieger Descendant)





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    to the
    CREAGER / KRIEGER, etc. SURNAME

    including
    CRAGER, CREAGOR, CREEGER, CREGAR,
    CREGER, CREGGAR, CREGGER, CREGOR,
    CREIGER, CREIGHER, CRIGER, CRIGGER, CRUGAR,
    KREAGER, KREEGER, KREGEAR, KREIGER, KREIGER,
    KRIEGAR, KRÜGER, KRËGER, KRIJGER, KRUEGER,
    KRÖGER, KROEGER, KRYGER,
    and other variant spelling

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    ACCEPTABLE RESEARCH for GENEALOGY
    Documented research for an individual and each event in the life of that individual (birth, death, marriage, burial, spouse, children). This should include dates and places (city, township, county, state), if available. Undocumented information is considered "hearsay," and not really proof that any of the given information is always correct.
    1. Primary Sources
      1. Vital Records (birth, marriage and death certificates)
      2. Church, synogogue, religious records
      3. Bible records
      4. Marriage bonds and licenses
      5. Deeds
      6. Court records, Probate records, Guardianships or Orphan Court Records
      7. Military or Pension Records
      8. Cemetery, Mortician, Funeral Home Records
      9. Dated family letters and diaries
    2. Secondary Sources
      1. County or town histories
      2. Family Genealogies, Charts, Records, etc.
      3. Federal or state census records
      4. Newspaper obituaries
      5. Newspaper birth & marriage listings
      6. Newspaper articles of specific events naming individuals
      7. Photos or Copies of gravestone inscriptions
      8. Affidavits (dated)
    3. Circumstantial Sources
      1. Evidence concerning an individual that is inferred (pieced together) from various sources. (Sometimes indicated by being said that the conclusion is based upon "Preponderance of Information.")


    The Music Teacher

    by
    JaLeen Bultman-Deardurff", a Hans Ernst Krieger descendant
    JaLeen states that "the story is loosely based on the northern Indiana Creager family, written by a Creager descendant."
    She further stated, "While The Music Teacher plot is fiction, there is a lot of Creager history incorporated. For example, my Creager ancestors lived (and are buried) in Columbia City, Indiana where the fictional Creager family lives. They are farmers whose ancestors immigrated from Germany."
    Dedicated to JaLeen's great-grandmother, Helen (Creager) Auer

    (ISBN# is 1-4241-2257-0)
    Available via the internet or your local book store:
    Publish America
    Barnes and Noble
    Amazon.com

    Jennifer Andros is a gifted violinist and teacher about to inherit the responsibility of Andros Conservatory for Gifted Children in Michigan City, Indiana. She's also in love with Adam Creager who supports her desire to have both career and family in site of the 19th century idea that married women stay home. Headmistress Belle Collins has a rule against teachers marrying and forbids Adam and Jennifer to see each other. Adam confides in Jake, the hired ex-slave and Jennifer's best friend, but Jake knows a terrible secret and warns Adam not to interfere. Forced to leave the premises without seeing Jennifer, Adam later hears about a fire that's claimed two lives, but he won't rest until he knows for sure what happened to the beautiful music teacher who captured his heart.
    The Music Teacher is a tale of love, intrigue, mystery, and unconditional friendship.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    May 2007
    NOW AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE BOOK STORE (Local or On-Line):

    Creager Farm, a sequel to The Music Teacher.
    Loosely based on the Indiana Creager family, Creager Farm continues with the story of Adam and Jennifer Creager, spanning five decades of joys and sorrows. Like the real Creager family, their fictional counterparts experience WWI, Prohibition, and The Great Depression, in addition to personal family tragedies and triumphs. If you liked The Music Teacher, you'll love Creager Farm.



    GEDCOM ON WORLDCONNECT

    DESCENDANTS of ERNST KRIEGER
    (aka CREAGER/KRUGER, etc.)
    and
    OTHER KRIEGER, CREEGER, KREGER, etc. FAMILIES OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND and ELSWHERE


    Individual Ancestral Lineages from Hans Ernst Krieger



    DATA, BIOGRAPHIES, GRAVESTONES, etc. HOMEPAGE
    for
    Descendants
    of
    Hans Ernst Krieger


    who may carry these variants as a surname:

    CREGAR, CRAGER, CREAGOR, CREEGER, CREGAN, CREGAR,
    CREGER, CREGGAR, CREIGHER, CRIGER, CRUGAR
    and even
    REGER & RIKER
    and
    KRÜGER, KRËGER, KRUEGER, KRÖGER, KROEGER

    and some links for information concerning miscellaneous KRIEGER, CREAGER, CREEGER, and variant lines.







    Visit our A to Z Listing for:

  • Individual Information and Photos
  • Biographies perhaps not in Quick References
  • Obituaries of Individuals
  • Incidental Articles
  • Gravestone Photos
  • Family Grouping Photographs
  • Miscellaneous

    Alphabetical Listing by the first name (forename) only,
    then chronologically by birthdate or approximate birthdate.
    Surnames of CREAGER, KRIEGER, etc. will be given as known.
    Middle names or initials will be given, but will not be as significant to the listing.


    Click on the alphabet letter to get to the listing of each name:
    A = Adam, Alice, Amelia, and the like.
    B = Benjamin, Bonnie, and the like.
    etc.

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z








  • Quick References


    BIOGRAPHY:
    Hans Ernst1 Krieger
    Our Earliest
    Known
    Ancestor

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager

    (Hans Ernst1
    Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Adam3
    Creager
    ,
    s/o Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager
    (Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Valentine3 Creager

    (Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)


    BIOGRAPHY:
    Casper4 Creager

    (Johann Christian3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Emanuel4 Creager
    (Christian3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)


    BIOGRAPHY:
    Peter4 Creager I

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

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Peter5 Creager II

    (Peter I4, Adam3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Samuel5 Creager

    (Peter I4, Adam3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Christian William5 Creager

    (Casper4,
    Johann Christian3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2 Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1 Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Gideon Winfield6
    Creager

    (John C.5, Christian4,
    Adam3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Joshua L.6 Creager

    (Valentine5, Daniel4,
    George Valentine3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Mary Magdelana6
    (Creager)
    Gregg

    (David5, Casper4,
    Johann Christian3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)


    BIOGRAPHY:
    George William5
    Creager

    (Frederick4,
    Adam3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Jacob P.6
    Creager

    (Christian Wm.5,
    Casper4,
    Johann Christian3 Creager,
    Johann Casper2
    Krieger/Creager,
    Hans Ernst1Krieger)

    BIOGRAPHY:
    John Christian
    Creager

    s/o Valentine
    Creager
    [Descendant of Hans Ernst1 Krieger?]





    LINEAGE
    of
    Kuno Krieger

    of
    Germany
    Descended
    from
    Hans Ernst Krieger

    Creagers
    in
    America


    by
    Wm. A.
    Creager,Jr.






    CREAGERs
    Visit
    Fatherland

    Joe and Joanne
    Creager
    in Germany
    Visit with
    Kuno & Brunhilde
    Krieger
    German cousins

    KRAICHGAU REGION
    of
    Germany
    Fatherland
    of
    Hans Ernst Krieger
    Descendants

    Permission Letter:
    from
    Margaret Myers KRIEGER/CREAGER,
    Researcher

    to use her information.


    Hans Jacob SCHMIDGEN

    Ancestor
    of the
    three SCHMIDT/SMITH
    daughters
    married to
    CREAGER men
    by
    Gwen
    Boyer
    Bjorkman

    Beeman, McBee, Turner, Crown Ancestors

    by
    Gwen
    Boyer
    Bjorkman

    CHECK OUT:
    CREAGER & SCHMIDT

    LEGATEES
    of
    SISTERS:
    Jenny
    (Creager)
    Meehan
    and
    Susan
    (Creager)
    Eyler





    DAVID's CEMETERY HISTORY
    CREAGER FAMILY
    FARM BURYING
    GROUND/CEMETERY
    to
    DAVID'S CEMETERY, Montgomery Co., OH

    DAVID's CEMETERY
    CREAGER GRAVESTONES
    Kettering,
    Van Buren Twp.,
    Montgomery Co.,
    Ohio

    CREAGER
    MISCELLANEOUS
    Gravestones
    and
    Burials

    Montgomery Co., OH

    East Zion Cemetery
    Greenville Township
    Darke Co., Ohio

    Old
    Cleveland
    Family
    Cemetery

    Whitley
    County,
    Indiana

    South
    Whitley
    Cemetery

    Whitley
    County,
    Indiana

    Nolt
    Cemetery

    Whitley
    County,
    Indiana

    EBERHARD
    CEMETERY

    Whitley Co., IN
    Photo,
    Burials,
    and
    Information

    CREAGER-LINK
    Cemetery
    Frederick Co.,
    Maryland

    MID MARYLAND
    ROOTS


    Early
    Frederick
    County

    by
    Dorinda
    Davis
    Shepley


    GLADE
    CEMETERY

    Walkerville,
    Frederick Co., MD

    Gravestones
    of
    Adam5 Creager
    and
    family
    of
    Hans Ernst1 Krieger
    Line

    CREAGER
    Burials
    Eastview
    Memorial
    Park
    Vernon,
    Wilbarger Co.,
    Texas

    CREAGER
    Burials
    Wilbarger
    Memorial
    Park
    Vernon,
    Wilbarger Co.
    Texas


    CREAGER
    Burials
    VanAlstyne
    Cemetery
    Grayson Co.,
    Texas

    CREAGER CONGREGATION
    of
    Darke Co., Ohio

    Gleanings
    and
    Incidentals


    CREAGERs in Early Censuses

    RESEARCHing in:

    Frederick County
    Maryland

    DAR
    Membership:
    CREAGER


    SAR
    Membership:
    CREAGER



    GENEALOGY
    POEMS


    FIND
    A
    GRAVE

    CREAGERs, etc.

    Random
    Acts
    of
    Genealogical
    Kindness
    (aka RAOGK)






    KRIEGER
    or
    CREAGER
    Coat
    of
    Arms
    Story

    The
    Creager
    Family



    LECKLIDER
    Family


    LECKLIDERs
    intermarried
    with
    CREAGERs.





    Bill Creager's
    Web Page

    KRIEGER
    Family Tree

    of
    Art Krieger

    Alice's
    Interesting
    Dead Folks

    for
    HUFFORD/HUFFERT/etc.
    and
    CREAGER
    information

    CRAGER
    and
    KEE/KEY
    Families

    Early
    Germans
    of
    New Jersey
    ANDRIES CREGAR
    1741 Immigrant

    Descendants
    of
    Johann
    Wilhelm
    Krieger


    Compiler:
    Joyce (Leaver) Carraway

    Known
    History
    &
    Descendancy
    of
    Jacob Creger, Sr.
    by
    Tim L. Creger

    Colonial
    Land
    Division
    called
    "HUNDRED








    Permission Letter:
    from
    Margaret Myers KRIEGER/CREAGER,
    Researcher

    to use her information.


    Hans Jacob SCHMIDGEN

    Ancestor
    of the
    three SCHMIDT/SMITH
    daughters
    married to
    CREAGER men
    by
    Gwen
    Boyer
    Bjorkman

    Beeman, McBee, Turner, Crown Ancestors

    by
    Gwen
    Boyer
    Bjorkman

    CHECK OUT:
    CREAGER & SCHMIDT





    Genealogy Records:
    THE
    KRIEGER (CREEGER, CREAGER)
    FAMILY
    FROM
    THE MORAVIAN RECORDS,
    GRACEHAM, MARYLAND

    John Lorenz KRIEGER
    and
    Maria Elizabeth HAHN
    FAMILY

    KRIEGER-CREEGER
    GRAVESTONES

    Graceham Cemetery
    Moravian Church,
    Graceham,
    Frederick Co., MD
    Photos,
    Burials,
    and
    Information

    of
    JOHN LORENZ KRIEGER FAMILY
    Not of the Hans Ernst Krieger Family


    CREAGERSTOWN,
    Frederick Co., MD

    A Quick Glimpse

    Laid out by
    another
    CREAGER
    family,
    NOT of the
    Hans Ernst Krieger
    line.

    FREDERICK,
    Frederick Co., MD

    A Quick Glimpse

    Preble Co., OH
    Records:

    Marriages, Other Records



    Canfield
    Index
    Homepage

    for
    additions to
    Notes
    on the
    Two Krieger
    (Creger, Cregger, Crigger, etc.)
    Families
    of
    Wythe County,
    Virginia
    ,
    April, 1982,
    by
    Clifford Canfield






















    THE CREAGER HISTORY
    by
    Irene Creager Lawson
    1985


    Introduction
    The
    Creager
    History

    and
    Pages i. to vi.


    Title Page
    and
    Pages
    1 to 10


    Pages
    10 to 23


    Pages
    24 to 34


    Pages
    35 to 43


    Pages
    44 to 47


    Pages
    48 to 53



    Pages
    54 to 64



    Pages
    65 to 72



    Pages
    73 to 80



    Pages
    81 to 88



    Pages
    89 to 107


    NOTE:
    All FAMILY LINEAL HISTORIES
    as given in Irene (Creager) Lawson's Manuscript/Book
    will not be presented in the online text,
    but they will be incorporated and accessible within the
    DESCENDANTS of ERNST KRIEGER...GEDCOM on WorldConnect.
    An attempt will be made to list those living as "LIVING" without vital information being presented.





    Said to have been:
    Three major Krieger/Creager/Kruger/etc. families in Frederick County, Maryland
    in those early years.

  • 1. Our Family: Johann Casper Krieger, s/o Hans Ernst Krieger of Germany, who settled first in Oley Hills (aka Oley Mtns.), Pennsylvania, then moved the family to Mt. Pleasant area of Frederick County, Maryland...a little north and a touch east of the town of Frederick, Maryland.
  • 2. The family of Lorenze/Lorentz Krieger who settled in Mechanicstown, Frederick County, Maryland, now Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland.
  • 3. The family of Hans Michael Krieger who settled between the other two Krieger families in Frederick County, Maryland. Linda Atwell names this family as "The Elk Pond Michael Krieger Family." On 19 March 1757 Michael received 145 acres of land called Batchellors Hall; on Sepember 9, 1758 he received a patent fo 393 acres of land called the resurvey of Anchor and Hope. (Source: Internet, 21 Dec 2007, MD-FRED-GEN@rootsweb.com: Linda Kelly Atwell)




  • FAMILY RESOURCES

    Includes on-line sites, books, etc.
    Contributions Welcome

  • BURGERT, Annette Kunselman, 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, pp. 169 & 226.
    (Source: Internet, 23 Jul 2000, CREAGER@egroups: Joe S. Creager says,"A lot of confusion over where Ernst was from can be solved by referring to....")

  • BY THE DROP: Krieger Genealogy

  • CREAGER, Floyd (of Citrus Heights, CA), The Texas Creager Connection, 1977, a privately circulated manuscript.
    [Used by contributor Joe S. CREAGER]

  • LAWSON, Irene, "The CREAGER History," 1985: Ms. Myers was the First Registered Genealogist of Frederick Co., MD. She was researcher of the KRIEGER-CREAGER Family for 40 Years. She "furnished information from the Schwaigern, Germany Lutheran Parish and the Falckner Swamp Lutheran Church in New Hanover, PA." (Source: Internet, 25 Jul 2000, CREAGER@egroups: Ken W. STIKER of Dayton, OH: LAWSON, Irene, "The CREAGER History," 1985: )

  • PURCELL, Gerald (first publisher) & Geraldine KRIEGER (later publisher), The Krieger Family (and other variations), 7 volumes of newsletters from 1982 to 1988.
    [Used by contributor Joe S. CREAGER]

  • Map of Germany, 1801-1819

  • Slifer's Cemetery & Slifer's Presbyterian Church, Clayton Rd., Farmersville, Jackson Twp., R.R. #1, Box 134, Montgomery Co., OH 45325:  CREAGER listings

  • Frederick Co., MD GenWeb Site

  • Frederick Co., MD Discussion List
    Send e-mail.
    In body of message write only the word...subscribe  .

  • RootsWeb WorldConnect Project
    Click on:  Search the GedCom Data Currently Online
    Then enter beside "Surname":  Creager

  • SWADENER FAMILY TREE
    Morris G. Swadener Jr. [P.O. Box 1840, Kingston, WA 98346, Phone: 360-297-5434] seeks the old Swadener Family Bible last known in the possession of Della Caden in Florida. Also, seeks information from the Bible which was furnished by Leona Keplinger Unger of West Alexandria, Ohio. [Permission to post this request received from Mr Swadener on 19 Jan 2007]
    Mary Jane Swadener/Swadner (1819-1876), dau/o Henry Swadener/Swadner & Elenor/Eleanor "Ellen" Suman, married Emanuel CREAGER (ca 1811-1891), s/o Christian Creager & Mary Ann Wolf/Woolf from Frederick Co., MD to Montgomery Co., OH.

  • Obituary Index: Creager, Creeger, etc.

  • Wright, Harriet (dec'd), Creager Families of Ohio and Indiana, 1958. A copy of this book is said to have been donated to the library in South Whitley, Indiana. It is said to also be available at the Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.





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