|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1757|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1847|
Member of the Second Class, Capt. Baltzer Orth's CO., Lancaster Co., Penn., Militia, Dec. 25 1781.
Christian Kreider was born 23 January 1757 in Lancaster Co, PA. The son of a farmer, Christian married Susannah "Anna" or "Annie" Ellenberger in Lancaster Co on 12 June 1780. They had 5 children: John (1781-1857), Christian E (1782-1839), George W (1789-1850), Elizabeth S (1796-1879), and Henry (1799-1868). The following sketch of this Christian Kreider was written by his grandson, Isaiah Wise Krider (son of Henry and grandson of Christian): ...Christian married Susanna BRANDT the 9th of April 1805, and moved west in 1810 with his family and two married sons, John and Christian [Christian E.] and bought lands near Fort Erie (now Erie City). One daughter was born to them there, Catherine, on January 21, 1812. From thence in 1815 they all moved to Washington County, PA, where Grandfather Christian bought land on the National Turnpike, which was at that time being built from Baltimore, Maryland, to St. Louis, Missouri. That was a great National highway that was never finished but was completed as far west as Washington County. Grandfather laid out the town of Beallsville on his land, built a tavern (as a hotel was then called) and ran the tavern and farm until 1829, when he again pulled up and moved to Liberty Township [in year 2000 this is known as German Township), Montgomery County, Ohio, where the writer of this sketch was born June 4, 1830. On this move he took his son, Henry, and family (wife and four children). His [Christian's] own family consisted of wife and one daughter, Catharine, who afterward married Peter SHIDELER.......
By the Spring of 1837 my father [Henry] was ready for another move; this time to the swamps of the Wabash and Eel River country. By this time grandfather [Christian] was more than 80 years old, but still a stalwart and still capable of enduring all the hardships incident to a move of 200 miles on horseback, through mud and rain, driving stock , cattle, sheep and hogs--for we brought everything with us . This was the fifth move for grandfather in 32 years: in 1804 from Lancaster to Lebanon, 25 to 30 miles; thence to Erie City in 1810, in the extreme northwestern part of the state , following up the Susquehanna River, thence along the lake shore to Fort Erie, 400 or 500 miles; in 1815 to Washington County, the southwestern part of the state, another move of 400 miles; in 1829 to Montgomery Co, Ohio, another 400 miles, but a part of this Trip from Wheeling to Cincinnati, on a flat boat, thence across country 60 or 70 miles to his destination. In 1837, his [Christian's] wife [Susanna] being blind and both of them old, he thought best to break up housekeeping. During the eight years they lived in Ohio, father [Christian] and son [Henry] lived in the same yard.
His [Christian's] daughter Catherine, who married Peter SHIDELER, lived in Preble County, near Eaton, Ohio. His[ Christian's] wife, Susanna went to live with the daughter [ Catherine SHIDELER] and he [Christian] came to Indiana with his son Henry. He went back once a year to see his wife until her death in 1842 at the age of 72. He died Dec. 2 , 1847, aged 90 years, 11 months, and is buried in the cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Bethlehem Township, Cass County, Indiana.
Susannah Krider (1770 - 1843)
John Kreider (1781 - 1857)*
Christian Kreider (1783 - 1839)*
Elizabeth Kreider Ebersole (1796 - 1879)*
Catherine May Kreider Shideler (1812 - 1899)*
Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: Mark
Record added: Jun 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20138747