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THE

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THE CREAGER HISTORY
by
Irene Creager Lawson


Title, i. to iv. and Table of Contents

Transcribed by:
Joe S. Creager
Paul Creager
and
Audrey (Mills/Lehmann-Creager-Shields) Hancock
NOTE from Audrey: We are very grateful to Irene Creager Lawson for her contribution in permitting us to transcribe this book/manuscript for use on the internet. Permission was received by ASH in e-mail 28 May 2006 via her daughter, Linda Coleman, who indicated that her mother said, "Sure she canuse it." Her work of years past is an invaluable resource for many researchers of today, as we attempt to learn more of our ancestral background. For the most part, the content remains as presented by Irene Creager Lawson. A few additions or changes were made in an effort to make minor corrections or to make certain information more understandable. Brackets [ ] were added at times to signify the additions. I also extend my appreciation to George Creager for his work with Irene.

For myself, I thank Michael Alexander of Ft. Wayne, Indiana for taking time to present me with a wonderful Xeroxed copy of the book/manuscript, since this is no longer available. I especially wish to thank Joe S. Creager and Paul Creager, who graciously gave of their time and have helped me in transcribing this work.



THE
CREAGER
HISTORY


Compiled by:
IRENE CREAGER LAWSON

[Note: 1984, Irene resided at 301 Walnut St., Eaton, Ohio 45320]


Edited by:
GEORGE EDWARD CREAGER


Austin, Texas
January 1, 1985

PREFACE

What you hold in your hand is more than just a history of the Creager family. It is a dream come true! But without the encouragement, support and contributions of the many relatives and friends to the effort involved in writing this book, it would never have been realized. Nor will this be the end. I shall always be interested in knowing more. As you read, if there are any corrections or additions, they will be most welcome.

For many years I was interested but felt I had neither the time nor knowledge to trace my family. In 1980, my nephew and collaborator of this book wrote to ask what I could tell him about our family. (I was considered the “archives” for the family since I had “inherited” the old Creager Bibles and many old pictures.) That was really the thrust needed.

As of October 10, 1984, after offering proof of my lineage from Adam Creager, our Revolutionary ancestor, I have been accepted into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Any Creager “daughter” in this book would have no problem being accepted into the DAR using only the short form. They need only to have the DAR refer back to my records in their files and would only need to prove their immediate family lineage. My records are listed as follows: Irene Creager Lawson, Registration No. 685566, Commodore Preble 4-023-OH. Further information can be obtained from: Office of the Registrar General, Adm. Building 1776 D. St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006-5392.

My hope is that you may find, in your reading, just a portion of the enjoyment I found in researching and writing these pages. It has given me tremendous personal satisfaction as well as a feeling of pride in leaving this worthwhile legacy to our future generations.


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

It is not my intent to single out any one person or persons as being more helpful than others as each TINY bit of information was a BIG contribution and provided exciting moments for me.

My first interest in my ancestors was inspired by the conversations of my parents and I cherish those memories of my childhood. After becoming more familiar with genealogy, I could recall many of the names mentioned as I read the Lutheran Church records from Frederick, Maryland. Another influence and inspiration was Mrs. Stella Risinger of Eaton, Ohio, who had researched the Casper and Adam Creager families in Pennsylvania and Maryland in 1952. Again, from the conversation I heard as a little girl, I knew we were a “branch” of the same family.

Fortunately, I contacted all the right people. Marjorie Clawson, a professional genealogist in Dayton, Ohio, was most helpful in finding the missing link in the Creager family. She researched the Christian Creager family, the David’s Church records, and the Montgomery County Court Records. Margaret Myers, the first registered genealogist in Frederick, Maryland, who had researched the Creager family for forty years, kindly furnished much new information on the early ancestors from the Schwaigern, Germany Lutheran Parish records, the Falckner Swamp Lutheran Church of New Hanover, Penn. and other early Creager records. Other sources of information were: the late Mrs. Stella Risinger, who researched the Casper and Adam Creager families in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Her notes are contained in “Book 3” and in possession of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ziegel of Eaton, Ohio; Patricia Anderson, genealogist of Frederick, Maryland, had researched the Huffort family; Mr. Kenneth Striker of Dayton, Ohio, who provided the Nelson Creager family history and the Christian and Anna Catharine Huffort family history; Mr. Russell Creager, provided the 1981 David’s Cemetery Association information; Mr. Floyd Gephart, provided the John T. Creager family history; Elsie Paulus provided the history of the Daniel and Elizabeth Creager Paulus family; Mrs. Dorothy Brubaker along with Mrs. Audrey (Shields) Hancock of Portage, Michigan, provided the John C. Creager family lineal history; Dorthea Baker Burtner of West Alexandria, who provided the Charles Madison Creager family lineal history; and Mrs. Leona Unger and Mrs. Eva Mae Holtzman, who provided the Rosetta Creager family history. Other sources included the book The Texas

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Creager Connection by Floyd R. Creager and Hollis A. Creager; History of the Creagers of Ohio and Indiana by Mrs. Stella Risinger of Eaton, Ohio and Mrs. Harriet Wright of Richmond, Indiana; David’s Church Sesquicentennial Church History; the Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, Frederick, Maryland; the Schwaigern (Germany) Lutheran Church Book; the records from the Falckner Swamp Luther Church in New Hanover (Montgomery County) Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s Lutheran Parish, Oley Hills, Pennsylvania and Rocky Hill (Evangelical Lutheran Church), Woodsboro, Frederick County, Maryland; the Frederick County Historical Society; the Montgomery County [OH] Archives – Wright State University; Frederick County, Maryland Courts; Montgomery County [OH] Probate Court; and Darke County [OH] Probate Court. Sources of maps were: Atlas of Darke County, Ohio, “Combination Atlas Map of Montgomery County, Ohio, and Names in Stone, 75,000 Cemetery Inscriptions, Frederick County, Maryland by Jacob M. Holdcraft (1966). Research on the Creagers was also carried out at the Eaton, Greenville, and Dayton [OH] Public Libraries.

My most grateful recognition must go to my nephew, George Creager, of Austin, Texas. Without his encouragement, advice, gentle criticism and invaluable assistance, this book would never have been in print. My profound appreciation to all of you, my relatives, for your interest, cooperation and willingness to share, for without your help this book would not be as complete.

We thank all of you, those mentioned and those we may have missed mentioning, for helping us in our research for this book. If you should have any information about these family histories, whether new data or corrections that need to be made, please forward that information to the author or editor so the next revised edition will show those corrections or additions.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS




Title
Preface
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
The Coat of Arms
Ernst (Krieger) Creager
   Biography
Johann Casper Creager
   Biography
   Anna Christina Hoffert’s Biography
   Will
   Family
Adam Creager
   Biography
   Christina Hoffert’s Biography
   Will
   Family
The Pioneers of Ohio
Christian Creager
   Biography
   Family
David’s Church
   The Deed to David’s Church
   David’s Cemetery
The First English Lutheran Church
Emanuel Creager
   Biography
   Family Lineal History
William Henry Creager
   Biography
   Memories of Grandma and Grandpa Creager
Arthur Creager
   Biography
   Clippings in Old Scrapbook
   Family Lineal History
      Kendal Guy Creager
      Biography
      Family Lineal History
   Hubert Keith Creager
      Biography
      Family Lineal History
Myra Muriel Creager
   Biography
Lois Maurine Creager
   Biography
   Family Lineal History
Edward Clifton Creager
   Biography
   Nora Baker Creager Biography
   Clippings in Old Scrapbook
   Family Lineal History
      Don Baker Creager
         Biography
         Family Lineal History
      Earl William Creager
         Biography
         Family Lineal History
      Norma Creager
         Biography
      Joe Ephraim Creager
         Biography
         Family Lineal History
      Ray Arthur Creager
         Biography          Family Lineal History
   Ralph Hamel Creager
         Biography
         Family Lineal History
      Irene Creager
         Biography
         Family Lineal History
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The lineages from the pages below will not be presented separately. These lineages from Lawson's appendices are found in our GEDCOM on WorldConnect with all other descendants of Hans Ernst Krieger. This GEDCOM is updated time to time. Also, the index of names will not be presented at this time.
DESCENDANTS of ERNST KRIEGER
(aka CREAGER/KRUGER, etc.)
and
OTHER KRIEGER, CREEGER, KREGER, etc. FAMILIES OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND and ELSWHERE



Appendix: A Sarah Sophia Creager, Family Lineal History
Appendix: B William H. Burns, Family Lineal History
Appendix: C John C. Creager, Family Lineal History
Appendix: D John T. Creager, Family Lineal History
Appendix: E Nelson Creager, Family Lineal History
Appendix: F Charles M. Creager, Family Lineal History
Appendix: G Elizabeth Creager, Family Lineal History
Appendix: H Rosetta Creager, Family Lineal History
Index of Names
108
112
127
135
140
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148
156


Pages v. and vi.





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.




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