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John KREIDER 438

  • Born: 2 Feb 1820, Pennsylvania 439
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca WOLGAMOTT
  • Marriage (2): Mary A. NELSON in 1895 in Missouri 34
  • Died: 24 Jan 1906, Proberta, Tehama County, California, USA at age 85 32
  • Buried: Jan 1906, Blanchard Cemetery; Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, USA 32

bullet  General Notes:

In the 1850 Union Township, Fulton County, Illinois census, Christian Kreider was living with John and Rebecca. Christian's age was 25. Christian's birthplace is Pennsylvania. This may be a brother to John.

The Biography of Christian KREIDER:
Christian Kreider was descended from that stock of Pennsylvania Germans whose habits of industry and morality have done so much to found new communities on an enduring basis.
His parents were John and Margaret (Gilbert) Kreider, both born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania where his father was engaged in farming for many years before coming to Illinois. The subject of our sketch was educated in the common schools of Lebanon where he was born on 5 May 1822. He was reared on the family farm and accompanied his parents to Lee Twp., Fulton County when they established their home there in 1846. In the succeeding years the father greatly improved the property and at his death it passed into possession of his son Christian. Christian Kreider continued in his career of well-earned prosperity and like a worthy citizen was willing to devote a portion of his time to public affairs. He served as School Director for some years, and was Post Master at various times. At the time of his death on 27 Dec 1899, he had become owner of 151 acres. He was a Methodist in religious faith, and a Democrat in politics. On 18 Dec 1867, he married in Macomb, IL to Lavina Milligan, a native of Scott Co Ohio. He married secondly to Mary Cowperthwait who was born in Canton, IL on 5 May 1843, and she still survives. They had 11 children: George M., Lucy, Sarah E., William P., Martha J., Howard C., Lena L., Musetta, Samuel J., Henry L., and Ralph C.

In the 1880 census for Lee Township, Fulton County, Illinois, a David Yahn (?) is living with the Kreiders. He is 27 years old and born in Maryland. His father was born in Germany and his mother in Maryland. Not known what the connection is to the Kreider family as no "relationship" is noted on the cenus.

The 1900 Tarkio City, Atichison County, MO census indicates a nephew, Herbert Wilcox was living with John and Mary. According to the census, Herbert was born in Kansas in January 1886. His father was born in Massachusetts and his mother in Vermont. Herbert was 14 and a student.

17 JAN 1946, The Maryville Daily Forum: "Twenty Years Ago" John W. Clardy of Elmo this afternoon bought the Kreider farm of seventy and a half acres, five and a half acres northwest of Elmo. The consideration was $4,550. (Who sold this farm in 1926? RM)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Residence, 1820, Pennsylvania. 438

• Residence, 1848, Fulton County, Illinois. 440 According to the Atlas Map of Fulton County, Illinois, in the directory section, it lists John Kreider as arriving in Fulton County in 1848.

• Residence, 1850, Union Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 441

• Occupation, 1850, Union Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 441 where he was a farmer

• Residence, 1860, Lee Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 77

• Occupation, 1860, Lee Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 77 where he was a farmer.

• Residence: Fulton County, 1870, Illinois. 78 Fulton County

• Occupation, 1870, Fulton County, Illinois. 442 where he was a farmer.

• Residence, 1880, Lee Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 443

• Retirement, 1880, Lee Township, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 444 The 1880 census listed him as a retired farmer.

• Residence, 1900, Tarkio, Atchison County, Missouri, USA. 445

• Newspaper Article, 16 Mar 1900, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 35 The following are excerpts from the Elmo Register newspaper and are transcribed as printed in the paper:

16 MAR 1900: James McIntyre has moved to one of John Krider's [sic] farms known as the Wilcox farm.

18 MAY 1900: “CLIPPINGS”
Mr. John Kreider started for Sacramento City last Thursday. He went with Mr. Crooks and family. [**NOTE: Sacramento City was located in Atchison County, Missouri.]

5 APR 1901: The South Omaha Daily Times and the Register are all the papers any man needs, and as old Kreider said about salt as a physic “it's cheap so it is”.

9 AUG 1901: T. R. Kreider spent Sunday with relatives in Elmo.

• Religion, 1901, Atchison County, Missouri. 446 where he was a Methodist

• Voter Registration, 1901. 446 Democrat

• Residence, 24 Jan 1906, Proberta, Tehama County, California, USA. 447

• Obituary, 25 Jan 1906, Proberta, Tehama County, California, USA. 448 DAILY NEWS, Thursday, January 25, 1906


"John Kreider, an old and well-known resident of Tehama county, died Wednesday at 5 p.m. at his home in Proberta from old age. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. M. A. Kreider, and was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born in the 'Quaker State' 87 years ago. The funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at his late residence and the body will be brought to Red Bluff where Funeral Director W. C. Fickert will ship it to the old home at Elmo, Modaway county [sic], Missouri, for interment." [should be Nodaway county]

• Newspaper Article, 2 Feb 1906, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 35 Elmo Register; Page 1
J. A. Bush received a message saying that John Kreider had died last Wednesday night, Jan. 24, in California and that they would start home with the body Sunday. Nothing further has been reported at this writing.

• Cemetery, Feb 1906, Blanchard Cemetery; Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, USA. 128


John married Rebecca WOLGAMOTT, daughter of Unknown and Unknown. (Rebecca WOLGAMOTT was born on 7 May 1821 in Guernsey County, Ohio,449 died on 5 Jun 1895 in Nodaway County, Missouri 445 and was buried in 1895 in Blanchard Cemetery; Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, USA 32.)


John next married Mary A. NELSON, daughter of James A. NELSON and Rosamond NELSON (NEE UNKNOWN), in 1895 in Missouri.34 (Mary A. NELSON was born on 8 May 1857 in Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA,450 died on 22 Jul 1938 in Los Flores, Red Bluff District, California, USA 451 and was buried on 25 Jul 1938 in Oak Hill Cemetery; Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA 452.)

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