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Jan 19, 1999
Hi Alice. Nice job! Was great to see the story of my
gggrandfather's sister, Lucy Peterson and an actual photo of her
husband, Tom Doyle! Printed them out for the family
bedtime story--we're all hooked on our dead people.
Anyone who wants to share info on these lines--PLEASE
Jan 23, 1999
from Mike Stafford
Hi Alice: Nice Web Page. Did you ever get the Earles
Hi, Mike, I don't have them all sorted out,
of course ;-), but I've got lots sorted. I do have
the Alice Lake page up now, and I
have many of her descendants in a list at the web
site. The Earle descendants list is something I'll
try to get up within the next few months.
Jan 24, 1999
from Sue Quintana
Alice - I loved your website. I appreciate all the work
you have put into this. I am of the line: Hannah
Cripe b. 1835/ Enoch Reavis b. 1830. They were
married in Cass Co., Ind, 15 Jan 1857. I am trying to
prove her parents, who may be Samuel Cripe and Mahala
Arthur. Father probably born in Montgomery Co, Ohio. I
will appreciate any help I can get.
Jan 24, 1999
from Robert A. Stonerock
I enjoyed your Cripe pages. I am also a descendant through
Mary Ann Puterbaugh who married Daniel Stonerock.
They were my ggg-grandparents.
Feb 19, 1999
from Joanne Chubb
Love your website. I am a descendent of the DeTurks
and found your name with theirs on rootsweb. How are we
related, I wonder???
Jacob DeTURK (1590)
.sp-Jacquemine RICKERBOSCHE (1595)
....2-- Johannes DeTURK (1618)
.....sp-Geertruit DeBRIER (1620)
........3-- Johannes DeTURK (1650)
.........sp-Hester (Esther) KIP (1656)
............4-- Jacomina DeTURCK (1677)
............4-- Sara DeTURCK (1680)
............4-- Rachael DeTURCK (1681)
............4-- Maria Elisabeth DeTURCK (1684)
............4-- Isaac DeTURCK (1685-1721)
.............sp-Anna Maria DeHARCOURT (1671)
................5-- Esther DeTURK (1711-1798)
.................sp-Abraham BERTOLET (1712-1766)
................5-- John DeTURK (1713-1781)
.................sp-Deborah HOCH (1721-1781)
............4-- Esther Cornelia DeTURCK (1687)
............4-- Katarina (or Bertha) DeTURK
.............sp-Johannes KEIM (1675-1754)
................5-- Katarina KEIM (1708-1793)
.................sp-John Henry SCHNEIDER
................5-- Johannes KEIM (1711-1762)
................5-- Stephen KEIM (1717)
................5-- Hans Nickel (Nicholas) KEIM
.................sp-Barbara SCHNEIDER (1727-1788)
................5-- Elizabeth KEIM (1723-1764)
.................sp-Christian HOFFARTH (1716-1788)
................5-- Jacob KEIM (1724-1799)
.................sp-Magdalena HOCH (twin) (1730-1804)
Feb 23, 1999
from Patrick Davis
Thanks Alice! Your site has opened up a new branch of my
tree I didn't think was there. Anyone have Mary
Jane Cripe who married Cornelius Clear? I would
like more details about this couple.
Without any dates or
places, here's the best match I can find: Mary Jane
Cripe, b. 7 Jun 1852, on 20 May 1869 m. Cornelius C.
Clear, b. 1844. Mary died 1919; Cornelius died
30-Sep-1915. Both were interred at Pleasant View
Cemetery, Rossville, Indiana. Mary was the daughter
of David Cripe and wife Jane F. Daniels; David was son of John Cripe and wife
Isabel; John was son of Samuel Cripe and wife
Catharine Nesbitt; Samuel was son of immigrant Jacob
Greib and wife Elizabeth Ulrich. For a rundown of the
CRIPEs, check this page: CRIPEs
Cornelius Clear and wife Mary Jane Cripe are on the
1880 Census, Indiana, Clinton County, Ross Township,
Enumeration District 4; page 41, lines 21 and 22;
June 30, 1880. In the household with them are
daughter Anna E., age 10; son George W., age 7;
daughter Sarah J., age 5; twin daughters Frances E.
and Sophia A., born April 1880; and Mary Jane's
widowed mother, Jane F. Cripe (born Jane F. Daniels),
age 67. Cornelius was a farmer, naturally.
OneWorldTree shows that someone submitted this
Sarah Clear's birth is listed as 27-Jan-1822; death,
20-Jan-1911. Isaac Winebrenner's birth, 26-Feb-1821;
The 1850 Ohio census, Darke Co., German Township,
Enumeration District, 27-Nov-1850, lists 28-year-old
Isaac Winebrinner and 21-year-old wife Sarah
Winebrenner, with children Mary E. (6), Margaret (2),
and Cornelius C. (2). ... Okay, that could be a fit,
if mother Sarah's maiden name was "Clear,"
and for reasons unknown Cornelius switched to using
his mother's maiden name.
Sounds like an interesting puzzle.
Good luck with your research!
Feb 24, 1999
from Karen (Luebs) Gartman
What a lot of hard work went into making this website!
Alice, kudos to you. I have been able to fill in quite a
few names and dates from your information as well as Elizabeth
Keim's parents, grandparents,... I am descended
from Anna5, Silas4, Michael3, Casper2, Christian
Hufford1. Anna married Fred Silas Hart, my dad's
maternal grandfather. It was very interesting to read
about Christian's two wives, because in the partial
documentation I have it mentions only the first wife and
then there is a huge gap of 30 years during which Caspar
and 14 of his siblings were born. It doesn't actually say
that the wife of Christian listed is not Casper's mother,
but the est. date of her death alludes to a second wife
for Christian. The document I refer to is a book called
THE HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY 1729---1909. Published in 1909
by Franklin Pierce Hoffert in Indianapolis, IN. I have a
partial photocopy of only the pages which show my direct
descent. Does anyone have this book?? I sure would love
to have one or a copy and would be happy to pay for it.
There was apparently one in the family which conveniently
disappeared. Happy ancestor-hunting to all - keep up the
Karen (Luebs) Gartman
That book is available
as a reprint from Higginson Book Company. They have a
web site: http://www.higginsonbooks.com/. If you order the book, I recommend paying
the small amount extra to get it with a hard cover.
The reprint is excellent quality and easier to read
than an old copy. Be warned, however, that the book
is not 100% accurate.
Feb 26, 1999
from Mary E. Lane, nee Hukill
My father Bert Vincent Hukill (the
christening certificate said Bernard) was born in
Lexington, KY, 19-Apr-1889. Died in Texas, Apr-1966. His
mother Mary Gormley came from Ireland when she was 19. I
do not know what his father's first name was. Dad had two
brothers -- William Hukill, died in Wyoming where we
lived at the time, and Sylvester Hukill (Uncle Sy) who
died in Hemet, Ca, in the late 50s-early 60s. There was
also a sister, Susie Hukill, who was killed in an
accident when she was pregnant. William Hukill had a
daughter Eloise Hukill (my 1st cousin) who stayed with us
after her father died. The last I heard from her was
about 10 to 15 years ago. She was living in Louisville,
and her married name was JUDSON; at that time she was
around 68 years of age. Is there anyone out there who
knows more about my ancestry on my father's side than I
do. I had heard that most of the Hukills were killed in
the Jamestown flood, but that two brothers did survive.
Bert V. Hukill is on
the 1930 Census in Wyoming, Hot Springs Co.,
Thermopolis; Enumeration District 9-2; sheet 7-B,
line 89; on 5-Apr-1930; with wife Icy H.; daughter
Mary E., 4 years; son Louis J., 2 years; son Bert, 2
Bert Vincent Hukill registered for the military draft
on 5-Jun-1917, in Natrona County, Wyoming. He was
unmarried, working as a sheep herder for the Pine
Mountain Sheep Company in Powder River, Wyoming. He
had already served four yeras in the U.S. Navy. He
was of medium height, medium build, with hazel
colored eyes, dark brown hair, and no baldness. He
had suffered the total loss of the 2nd and 3rd
fingers on his left hand.
Mar 4, 1999
from Tom Cassidy
Thank you for providing this site. I had a great uncle,
Luke Cassidy, of D company of the 35th Indiana Volunteers
who fought in the Battle of Shiloh. He must have done fairly well, because shortly
thereafter he was promoted from corporal to Lieutenant.
He also fought at Chicamauga and the battle of Lookout
Mountain before resigning his commission in 1863 for
family hardship reasons. He had an uncle and a brother in
the 81st Indiana. One died of measles, the other was so
badly debilitated from same that "he was never the
same again" and required neighbors to help him run
his farm when he returned from the war.
Mar 6, 1999
from Patricia John
I have researched the Cripes/Ulrichs
for about 10 years now, and this is the first time I knew
that Stephen Ulrich's wife, Elizabeth, was Jacob Grieb's
sister. I am a descendant of three of Jacob's four sons.
My great grandfather, David E. Cripe, and his wife, Lydia
Bigler, were both descendants of the Cripe families.
David E.'s grandfather on his mother's side was Isaac
Ullery, descendant of David Ulrich. Isaac's wife was
Barbara Gripe, daughter of John Gripe and Elizabeth
Rench. Lydia Bigler's grandmother was Catherine Cripe,
daughter of Daniel Cripe and Magdalena Miller. Lydia's
great grandmother was Catharine Gripe, daughter of John
Gripe and Elizabeth Rench. I have several stories that
David E. wrote from the 1890s to the time of his death in
1943. He had written them hoping that one of his
grandsons would be interested in carrying on the family
history after he was gone. My mother, Alice Cripe, was
the one who ended up with all the papers that he left,
because no one else was interested in the family history.
Lucky for me. In the early 1900s David E. and Lydia ran a
Children's Home for the Church of the Brethren in
Oklahoma. David E. had written a little about each child
that they had placed in homes. My mother had sent copies
of these stories to the Brethren library in Elgin,
Illinois. I'm sorry that I've written so much, but I get
carried away when I talk about my family. If you are
interested in anything I have, please let me know and I
will send you copies as soon as I can.
Don Bowman deserves
the lion's share of the credit for the Cripe
Mar 9, 1999
from R. Bruce Earle
Alice, What a piece of work is this! I'll keep coming
back until you have, as you told Mike Stafford,
"sorted the Earles out." Much is already done.
If you want or need anything from me, please ask. I am a
descendant of John Earll and Rachel (Adams) Earll's
son Benjamin > Junia (Jeremiah) > Alexander >
Jesse Brown > Jesse Brown 2nd > me. I'm so pleased
that you and your daughter were treated well -- finally
-- by the residents of our county (Orange Co., NY), and
I'm sorry that we did not know you were about and in need
of temporary quarters. I live only six miles from Goshen,
and my wife and I would have been pleased to have you
stay with us. If you ever are in our area again, please
alert us and you'll have quarters. Again, congratulations
on this research, and thanks from the Earle clan
remaining in Orange County.
Robert Bruce Earle
Mar 9, 1999
from Nelson L Hufford
I am a decendant of a Zachariah Hufford
who died in Cooper Co., Missouri, April 14, 1905, at the
age of 86 years. All we know of him was he had at least
one daughter, Lucetta, and two sons: Andy J., born Sept.
24, 1870, died April 7, 1905; Henry Thomas, born April
22, 1872, died July 29, 1913. Henry Thomas is my
great-grandfather. In 1851 Zachariah obtained a land
patent in Scotland Co., Missouri. Does any of this ring
any bells? Your site is great keep up the work!
First, you've got one
child listed as Zachariah's who was his nephew. Now,
for the explanation:
Zachariah Hufford m. Elizabeth Rude in Scott Co.,
Indiana, on 20-Jan-1842. Scott Co. is in southeastern
Indiana, near Kentucky.
On the 1850 census of Iowa, Van Buren Co., Vernon
Township, there's a Zachariah Hufford (age 27) living
with wife Elizabeth (24), son John (6), and son
Solomon (3). Zachariah was a farmer, born in
Kentucky, unable to read or write; neither could his
wife read or write.
On the 1870 census of Missouri, Clark Co., Folker
Township, there's a Zachariah Hufford, 48, born in
Kentucky, living with a 12-year-old Rosetta Hufford,
born in Missouri. Zachariah was a farmer with real
estate worth $2,000; Rosetta had been in school
during the previous 12 months. No wife was present.
On the 1880 census of Missouri, Ralls Co., Center
Township, there's a Zachariah Hufford (misspelled
"Thefford"), living with wife Nancy (27),
son Henry (8), and daughter Mary (6 months).
On the 1900 census of Missouri, Cooper County,
Blackwater Township, there is 78-year-old Zachariah
Hufford (b. Sep 1821) living with his daughter
Rosetta (b. Apr 1859) and her husband Thomas
Montgomery (b. Mar 1856), and with his grandchildren
Nancy (b. Sep 1876) , Cornelis (b. Sep 1876), Willie
(b. May 1882), Sarah (b. Feb 1884), Minnie (b. Jul
1886), and Edith (b. Apr 1891). Zachariah was
widowed, having 1st married about 1844.
... According to the 1900 census, Zachariah was born
in Kentucky, and both his parents were born in
In Salt Fork Cemetery in Cooper County, Missouri,
there's a grave stone engraved with the name "Z.
Hufford" and "Our Dear Father." Died
14-Apr-1905, at 85 years old. That would put the year
of birth at about 1820.
Likely all of those records are for the same
Zachariah Hufford. Since you had his date of death,
almost certainly all of those records are for your
According to the 1900 census, your man's parents were
born in Germany. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say
that information was wrong. Information given to
census takers was not always 100% perfect.
Three sons of Christian Hufford
went to Kentucky: (1) Daniel, who died in 1818 in
Harrison Co., KY; (2) John, who died 1819 in
Woodford Co., KY; and (3) George, who died 1828
in Woodford Co., KY. Daniel and John were children of
Christian's 1st wife; George was a child of
Christian's 2nd wife. We have had difficulties
tracking the descendants of Daniel, John, and George.
My guess is that your Zachariah descended from one of
those three sons of Christian Hufford.
NOTE, added in 2008: It has since
been established that Zachariah was the son of
Solomon Hufford (b. abt 1792, Woodford Co., KY, d.
1848, Scott Co., IN), who was the son of John
Hoffarth (b. abt 1758, d. 1819) and Elizabeth
Stihli. John Hoffarth who died 1819 was the son of
Christian Hoffarth (b. 1716) and Elizabeth Keim (b.
1723). Thus, from your great-grandfather:
Henry Thomas > Zachariah > Solomon > John
> Christian b. 1716 in Schwaigern.
Additionally, it appears that your information about
Zachariah having a son Andy J. (b. 24 Sep 1870, d. 7
Apr 1905) is not correct. Andy was Zachariah's
nephew, the son of Zachariah's brother William and
William's second wife. Zachariah had six children:
three from his first marriage (John, Solomon, Isaac),
one from his second marriage (Rosetta Hulda), and two
from his third marriage (Henry Thomas and Mary).
Mar 12, 1999
from Shirley Mofield
Verletta O'Neal Payne's brother Abijah and
his wife and three of his children were on the Oregon
Trail in 1852. Two of their children died and were buried
beside the trail. My grandmother Anna O'Neal Butler was
born in Oregon Terr. Washington Terr. Cle Elum in 1865.
Abijah is on the 1870
census of Washington Territory, Turnwater Co., with
wife Manerva J. (43), son Charles (23), dau. Margaret
(15), dau. Mary Jane (13), son William (10), son John
(7), and dau. Anna (4), your grandma. By the 1880
census, Abijah was a widower and had moved his family
to Yakima County, Washington.
Mar 14, 1999
from Ray Beery
Alice, your outstanding writing skills are exceeded only
by your admirable family life. The latter shines through
page after page in the website. Thank you for one of the
best hours of surfing in my experience!
Ray in Vienna, VA
Aw, shucks. I'm blushing, Ray. :-) For those unaware, Ray is an
excellent genealogist himself. Ray has done much work
tracking the descendants of Nicholas BIERY (Berry), a
Swiss Mennonite who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727.
Ray used to have a web site, but it's down by 2008.
On his old site, there was an Anna May CREAGER,
b. 19-May-1889 in Missouri, married to Harry Earl
BUCHANAN, b. 28-Apr-1887 in Kansas City, MO; d.
Nov-1962 in Topeka, KS. I'd bet that Anna May Creager
is a "hidden Hufford descendant." My money
is on her being descended from Christian Hufford's
sister Anna Christina Hoffarth (b. 10-Dec-1706
Schwaigern, Germany) who m. 17-Aug-1728 in the
family's Lutheran Church in Schwaigern to Johann
Casper Creager, son of Ernest Kreiger. When
Christian's parents made the trip to America, Anna
Christina stayed behind because she was pregnant with
her first child, Philip Casper Creager, b. 5-Sep-1729
in Schwaigern. Anna Christina's descendants are not
well known to me, but I suspect all Creagers in the
U.S.A. descend from her and her husband:
1-- Johann Casper CREAGER (abt 1697-bef
.sp-Anna Christina HOFFARTH (1706)
....2-- Phillip Casper CREAGER (1729)
....2-- John Christian CREAGER (1731-bef 1768)
.....sp-Anna Mary ABOLINA
....2-- George Valentine "Velte" CREAGER
....2-- Conrad CREAGER (1735-1808)
.....sp-Anna Marie EADER
....2-- Adam CREAGER (1737-1805)
.....sp-Christina HUFFORD (1749-aft 1801)
.....[Christina was daughter of Christian Hufford;
thus, a 1st cousin marriage.]
........3-- Daniel CREAGER
........3-- Solomon CREAGER (1772)
.........sp-Anna Maria SCHMIDT
........3-- Christian CREAGER (1774-1800)
.........sp-Mary WOLF (abt 1778)
........3-- Peter CREAGER (1777-1849)
.........sp-Eve/Eva AILBACH ( -bef 1812)
........3-- Catherine CREAGER (1778-1833)
.........sp-Daniel LINK (1772-1857)
........3-- Anna Maria (Mary) CREAGER (1785)
........3-- Wilhelm CREAGER (1788)
........3-- John William CREAGER (1790)
........3-- Frederick CREAGER
....2-- Anna Catharine CREAGER (1740-1821)
.....sp-Jacob FOUT ( -bef 1780)
....2-- Michael CREAGER (1742-bef 1784)
....2-- Henry CREAGER (1746)
....2-- George CREAGER (1747-1748)
If someone knows of a good 'net site on the CREAGERs,
I'd be happy to put up the link. . . . Another
connection from Ray Berry's site is found thru Susan
Hufford (1800-1849, daughter of Casper Hufford),
married 18-Jan-1818 in Fairfield Co., Ohio, to David
Berry, b. 21-Jul-1797, son of John "Red
John" Berry, b. 1765. Ray's site also has
Abraham S. Berry, b. 1829 who married Margaret
HUNSAKER b. 1835. Margaret was the daughter of the
Rev. John Hunsaker b. 1811 and his wife Catharine
Hufford b. 1814, dau. of Solomon Hufford and Margaret
HENRICKS. Solomon Hufford was the son of Casper, who was the son of Christian.
Mar 19, 1999
from Carol Corrao
I saw your submission in Rootsweb under the name of Grannis.
I am also a Grannis decendant, but didn't see the name on
your web-page anywhere. A little info, please!
Check this page: Allen Lane and Esther Grannis. Also, see Cornelius Peterson & Cilinda Lane for the ancestors of Esther Grannis, listed
on an ahnentafel (ancestor). Esther is #5 on the
chart; her father is #10; his father is #20, etc.
Mar 21, 1999
from Lisa Tooley
Alice, this is a great website. I believe I wrote once
before to you. My father's mother was a Cripe.
She was a descendant of Jacob's son Daniel. This site
gave me a lot of information that I didn't have or that I
had incorrect. Thanks again.
Mar 22, 1999
from Margaret Olson
I, too, am descended from Henry and Alice Lake.
Thank you so much for all the wonderful information you
have on them. I descend, also, from Thomas Cornell. His
daughter, Sarah, married Henry and Alice's grandson, Zaccheus
Butts and I descend from them. After Zaccheus
deserted Sarah, she married John Cole, and I descend from
John and his first wife, Susannah, also. I also descend
from Winifred Holman from your non-Salem witches list,
and from Salem/Lynn accused witches Thomas Farrar and
Sarah (Hood) Bassett. I also descend from one of the
Salem jurors - Lt. Andrew Eliot of Beverly. He later
signed the document of regret.
For those who might
not know, Thomas Cornell was
convicted of matricide and executed in 1673 in
Portsmouth, RI. The "evidence" against him
was the testimony of an old man who said that he had
a dream in which Thomas' dead mother accused Thomas
of having killed her. The woman was found dead and
burned, in front of a hearth fire at Thomas' home.
The best guess of scholars is that as she sat before
the fire, the old woman had a stroke, fell, and part
of her clothing caught fire. She was found by her
family on the floor, dead, and partially burned.
Initially, it was considered a death by natural
causes. After she was buried, an old man had a dream,
and Thomas' nightmare began. His final request was
made by his friends after his execution. They said he
had asked them to bury him next to his mother. The
court denied the request but granted that "the
Court consents that if his friends have a desire,
they may inter the body in the land lately to him
belonging, within twenty feet of the common
four-greats-grandson donated the original endowment
for Cornell University, which is named after that
descendant of Thomas. That man was Ezra Cornell
(1807-1874), son of Elijah b. 1771, son of Elijah b.
1730, son of Stephen who m. Ruth Pierce, son of
Stephen b. 1656, son of Thomas-the-executed and his
first wife, Elizabeth Fiscock. ... Thomas Cornell's
daughter Sarah (who married Zaccheus Butts) was, of
course, from Thomas' second wife, Sarah Earle,
daughter of Ralph Earle b. 1606 and Joan
Savage b. 1609. Sarah Earle was pregnant
when her husband Thomas Cornell was executed on the
bogus charges. She named that daughter
"Innocent," and about five years after
Thomas was executed, Sarah married David
Lake, son of Alice who was executed as a
witch because she believed she saw her dead baby. One
might wonder what Sarah Earle Cornell Lake thought of
the times she lived thru.
Apr 2, 1999
from Bob Reece Creager
Alice... Thank you very, very much for responding to my
e-mail. I believe I have picked up some valuable
information. I'll be going to up Maryland soon and
visiting my father (in Williamsport), and he and I intend
to go to Westminster and visit our only other known
direct relative, Betty Lou. The three of us are so
disappointed that no one in our families kept track of
the history prior to our grandfathers, and we're doing
all we can to pass it onto my grandson, Joshua Michael,
the only male to pass on our branch of the name. Thanks
again and God Bless.
Bob R. Creager
I'm guessing Bob Reece
Creager is another "hidden Hufford,"
descending from the sister of Christian
Hufford. Christian's sister (Anna Christina)
married Johan Casper CREAGER.
Apr 14, 1999
from Larry Hufford
Dear Alice, Your website is delightful and has been very
helpful in learning about my ancestry. I am of the Hoffarth/Hufford
lineage that goes [coming down in time]: Hans (b. 1554)
> Phillip (b. 1589) > Johann Christoffel (b. 1626)
> Hans Jorich (b. 1674) > Christian (b. 1716) >
John (b. 1758) > John Wesley (b. 1792) > Hezekiah
(b. 1821) > John Wesley (b. 1842) > Frank Donald
(b. 1872) > Donald Frank (b. 1915) > Larry (b.
1958). I am especially interesting in learning more about
Hezekiah and his immediate ancestors, about whom I know
little. Any information about them would be appreciated.
Because of your Shiloh page, I thought
you might like to know (and given your astounding
expertise in this family's history, you probably do
know), two of Hezekiah's sons, John Wesley and William,
were in the battle. Both served in the 6th Regiment of
the Iowa Infantry. William was killed at Shiloh and, at
his side, John Wesley was wounded. I plan to spend some
time in Europe in the next few months and hope to explore
Hufford roots in Schwaigern, Germany. Do you know of
local records there that might have additional details
about the family history prior to emigration or have
leads on contacts? Many thanks!
I have some
information of the Hufford roots in Schwaigern. I
will get that up soon. I also have the name and
contact information of an excellent genealogical
researcher who went to Schwaigern and did some
research in Lutheran church records. He is an
attorney in the Washington, D.C., area who graduated
from Brigham Young University Law School. He is also
a Hufford descendant. That information I will send
Regarding Frank Donald (b. 1872) as
son of John Wesley, he's with John on the 1885 Iowa
Census. There's some confusion about the mother
Naomi. On the 1900 census, she said she'd birthed
four children, with four still living. However, that
1885 Iowa census shows more than four children for
John Wesley, and another was born after that state
census. Perhaps Naomi was his second wife? Perhaps
not all of John Wesley's children had the same
May 26, 1999
from Carolyn (Hufford) Abolins
My father's name is Merle Calvin Hufford. Born of William
Jeremiah Hufford and Maude Hay(e) Hufford in 1909 in
Milton Freewater, Oregon. My dad had two sisters, Violet
and Mae. His brothers were Arbie, Herbert, Albert, Carl,
Normal, and Thor. I am constantly amazed how many
Huffords there really are. I will be looking up the
family history this summer while I'm on summer break from
work. Perhaps I will find I am related to some of the
folks I've been reading about.
According to another
HUFFORD genealogist, William Jeremiah Hufford was
born 1882 in Texas and died 1968 in Washington. He
was the son of George Hufford and Amanda Wilson. WW
II Draft Registration Card says that man was born
Dec. 26, 1882
Jun 5, 1999
from Merwin Pine EARL
Alice...enjoyed your page very much. I am researching the
EARLs of Orange Co., N.Y. My ggggrandfather was Peter E.EARL (b. 21 Sept
1796, d. 6 May 1840) Bethlehem, Orange Co., N.Y. Married
to Caroline BENJAMIN (b. 24 July 1798) on 19 Dec 1819.
Children: Thomas, Walter, Sarah, Robert, Mary, John,
Emily, Eugene, and William E. who married Maggie
MITCHELL, all born in Orange Co., New York. Are we or are
we not part of the BULL family? Hoping
you can solve my mystery. Thank you.
Short answer: Probably
As you surely know, the "Bull blue book"
claims Peter Earl as a descendant, a son of Peter
Earl b. about 1748, died 1819, m. 1st Elizabeth Bull.
The authors of the book based their claim on some
early (pre-1900) genealogies. However, there is no
son "Peter" named in the will or estate
proceedings of Peter Earl who was married to
Elizabeth Bull. I suspect the Peter born 1796 belongs
to another Earl family.
I have seen a claim by another genealogist that the
gravestone of Peter born 1796 says he died in 1840
and was born in 1796. If he was born in 1796, he
could NOT have been the son of Elizabeth Bull (Mrs.
Peter Earl, Sr.) since she died in 1794. My guess is
that the initial error in the early genealogies was
made because of the name: The compiler had a spare
"Peter Earl," was unsure where to put him,
and placed him as a son of a known Peter Earl because
it seemed to fit. Much of the genealogical research
done before 1900 was shoddy; standards were pretty
low. However, once the error got into print, it is
more difficult to "un-Bull" those folks
because of the Orange County status of being able to
claim descent from William Bull and Sarah Wells.
So, Merwin, my guess is that you and I are family
thru the Earls, but that you and the Bulls are not
family unless you descend from them thru another
Jun 18, 1999
from Linda Garrett
I have enjoyed looking at your info, esp. since just
returning from TN and visiting both Ft. Donelson and Shiloh. I have
recently been given info of a POWELL connection to the CRIPE family in Bond Co, IL. Wiley/Willie R. Powell b. 1837
TN s/o Eaton Powell and Mary Causey was married in Bond
Co, IL, June 28, 1860, to Elizabeth Cripe, dtr. of
Joseph. I would like to find more info on this line. Also
his brother, Robert H. Powell b. 1839, TN, married in
Bond Co, IL, to Martha Rench. They were half-brothers of
my g-g-grandfather, William C. Powell, who went to Bond
Co, IL, in 1840s. William's son George W. Powell married
Malinda Brenneman Miller. The Millers were from Lancaster
Co, PA, and her mother was Anna B. Brenneman, a line of
Mennonites in Lancaster Co, PA, that has been traced to
Switzerland in 1631 (Melchior Brenneman the exile) in The
Brenneman Family History by Albert Gerberich of which
I have a reprint. Would love to hear from anyone with
connections to these lines.
Jun 20, 1999
My friend is a distant cousin to you, Alice:
friend's dad. My friend's g-g-grandfather Jacob of
Illinois is a mystery. Visiting the family cemetery after
his Cripe Reunion two weeks ago, I wondered why Jacob was
buried in Noffsinger cemetery, but his wife Mary, and
most of their children, were not. In looking over the
family history, I noticed Mary died at age 46 in August
1864. Jacob then married Barbara Beanblossum one month
later. Along comes their daughter Sarah Cripe, born
February 12, 1865, just 6 months after Mary died! My
question: How did Mary die? Any insight or comments?
You've got three
First question: Why was Jacob Cripe
(1815-1870, 1st m. Mary Polly RENCH; 2nd m. Barbara
BRANDT, the widow BEANBLOSSOM) not interred next to
1st wife Mary?
Answer: Because it would have been
his 2nd wife who decided where to plant him when he
Second question: How did Jacob's
first wife, Mary, die?
Answer: She died in the mid-1860s in
Bond Co., Illinois. I've seen no official records. If
someone wanted to know how she died, the information
might be found in a death record in Bond Co., IL, if
that county had death records as early as 1864. The
information also might be found in an old newspaper
obituary. However, unless there was something
extraordinary or unusual about her death, there
likely was no record left of her cause of death. By
the time the woman died, she had born at least seven
children, and probably more. She's in Bond Co., IL,
for the 1850 census; in Keokuk Co., Iowa, for the
1856 state census; and in Bond Co., IL, again for the
1860 census, showing children William (b. abt 1836),
Mary (b. abt 1840), David (b. abt 1841), Elizabeth
(b. abt 1843), John (b. abt 1846), Jacob (b. abt
1851), and Rhinhart (b. 1860).
The most likely causes of death in that time and
place for a 46-year-old woman who had borne more than
seven children and who lived the life of a farm wife
would be (1) pregnancy complications, (2) disease
brought on by filth, or (3) worked to exhaustion with
no time to get well.
Third question: Was Jacob's 2nd wife
pregnant with his child when he married her, and did
she become pregnant while Jacob's 1st wife was still
Answer: There are various
possibilities. Let's begin with what the records
(1) Jacob's second wife was born
Barbara BRANDT, Dec. 1822, in Pennsylvania. She first
married Peter Beanblossom, a carpenter; Peter
reportedly died in 1862 in Bond Co., IL. She and
Peter had at least these children by the time she was
widowed: Ira (b. abt 1848), Leon (b. abt 1851), Simon
(b. abt 1854), Martin (b. abt 1856), Martha (b. abt
1858), Abraham (b. abt 1862). Found on the 1850
census in Miami Co., Ohio; not found on the 1860
(2) The 1870 census of Bond Co., IL,
shows Jacob with his 2nd wife Barbara. Also in the
household are two sons from Jacob's 1st marriage:
Jacob and Rinehard; a daughter named Sarah,
age 5, born in Illinois; and five children
from Barbara's 1st marriage (to Peter Beanblossom):
Leon, Simon, Martin, Martha, and Abraham. Two of
Jacob's sons from his 1st marriage live nearby: John
and David. Barbara's son Ira (from her 1st marriage)
also lives nearby. ... It's the parentage of that
daughter Sarah, born about 1865 in Illinois, that
(3) On the 1880 census, that child
(Sarah Cripe) is found in Montgomery Co., Ohio,
living with the now re-married Barbara. After Jacob
Cripe died in July 1870, the 2nd-time widow married
John VANIMAN, who himself had been widowed and left
with children. The 1880 census reports Barbara as
born in Ohio, so checking for the place of birth of
Sarah Cripe does no good, since Mary Rench (Jacob's
1st wife) also was born in Ohio. Living in the
household besides Barbara and her 3rd husband are
four VANIMAN children from John's 1st marriage:
Daniel (b. abt 1857), Sarah, (b. abt 1859), Barbara
(b. abt 1861), and Rachel (b. abt 1863); and Sarah
Cripe (b. abt 1856), noted as a step-daughter to John
(4) Barbara is found on the 1900
census, with 3rd husband John Vaniman, in Montgomery
Co., Ohio. She reported that she had borne nine
children, and that seven were still living. She also
reported Pennsylvania as her place of birth. ... Now,
if Barbara birthed nine children, let's count: We
know of six born to her Beanblossom marriage: Ira,
Leon, Simon, Martin, Martha, and Abraham. ... Is she
counting Sarah Cripe as one of the children she gave
birth to? We can't tell.
(5) I find no source for an exact
date of birth for Sarah Cripe (b. abt 1865). Perhaps
the birth date you saw is wrong. Without further
proof, we really don't know who gave birth to that
child. And, if the child knew only Barbara as her
mother, the child may later have reported Barbara as
(6) Not too likely, but perhaps the
baby was premature and survived.
(7) Perhaps the child was born to
neither Jacob's 1st wife nor his 2nd wife, but rather
was a child who was taken in and raised as Jacob's
child. Barbara would have been 42 in 1865; 1st wife
Mary died at 46 in August 1864.
(8) You offer no primary sources.
Jun 23, 1999
from Jack D. Davis
My ggrandmother, Hannah Catherine (or Catherine Hannah) Hufford,
b December 25, 1846, in Hardin Co., IL, to Abram Hufford
and Betsy Patterson, both are unknowns. Hannah m. Isaac
Newton Davis (my ggrandfather), November 29, 1867 in
Hardin Co., IL. Moved to Cowiche, WA, in about 1883.
Hannah d. July 12, 1944 in Yakima, WA, at the age of 98
and is buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, WA, with her
husband Isaac Newton Davis. Our FTM site is at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/d/a/v/Jack-D-Davis/
That's an unfamiliar line. Abram may descend from
Christian Hufford who was born in 1716 in Schwaigern,
Germany, and who died in 1788 in Frederick Co.,
Maryland. However, I don't know how.
There were several HUFFORDs in Hardin Co., IL., from
1850 through 1880. Piecing together what is available
in census records, there is this:
Possible patriarch of family:
William, b. abt 1795, Virginia.
- Rachel Hufford, b. abt 1819,
- Isaac Hufford, b. abt 1820, VA
- Ann Hufford, b. abt 1822, VA
- Ellen Hufford, b. abt 1824, VA
- Elizabeth Hufford, b. abt
- Cyntha Hufford, b. abt 1828,
- John Hufford, b. abt 1830, IL
- William Hufford, b. abt 1834,
On the 1870 census, all of those
women appear to be single and living with Isaac. Also
in that household was the William who was born in
The name HURFORD also shows up in that county in that
time. Is is possibile that the name was not HUFFORD,
but rather HURFORD? Or, maybe HURFORD was a
misreading of HUFFORD. I'll save this puzzle for
Jul 5, 1999
from Laurence G. Cripe
I found your site very interesting. I'm sure that I will
visit it again in the future.
Sep 24, 1999
from Joan Taylor, Tulsa, OK
Dear Alice. It has been a number of years since we
corresponded. I have just pulled off your lineage of
Henry Brevard and Henry Harrison Hukill,
neither of which had any descendants in my husband's
line. Thanks so much for your help. I have a Hunsacker
that married a Schwatka in the same Hukill lineage.
Here's my web page with the Hukill family, as well as
Your pages are wonderful and I don't know how you did it
Thanks! Answer: I'm
obsessive compulsive and an insomniac
Oct 8, 1999
from Mary Beth Whitaker
I found your site extremely interesting!! Not long before
I came across this site, I found out that I was a
descendant of Alexander Murphy and Sarah More.
This gave me a glimpse into the past. Thank you.
Oct 26, 1999
from Everett Thorpe (Jr.)
What a wonderful site. It seems to want to leap off the
screen. And what's more - IT'S INTERESTING. I will visit
often. Genealogy wise - I recently learned that I had a Bull
connection. On page 816 of the book on William
Bull and Sarah Wells, Margaret Roberson and
Elmer E. Rosencrans, had three children: Vinie 1890,
Harry E. 1892, and Adele B. 1895. Adele B. was my mother.
Would be very interested in the Knife Factories
(Companies) around Walden, NY, to include history and
employment records. Will be glad to share what little
data I have from my connections. Thank you.
Everett Thorpe (Jr.)
10304 Villa Milagro
El Paso, TX 79924
Oct 28, 1999
from Rodney Todd Applegate
My great grandmother was Mary Ellen (Todd)
who married my great-grandfather John Pound Applegate. I
am just starting the research on this side of my family.
Any help would be appreciated.
Nov 1, 1999
from SHIRLEY MOFIELD
I am a descendent of William Spencer O'Neal and
Malinda Grimes; Abijah O'Neal and Manerva
Underwood; Anna O'Neal and Eugene Thompson; Butler Etta
Butler and Leslie E. White.
Nov 1, 1999
from Jackie D. Cripe (male)
I have a lot of my lineage back to Jacob Greib
and Elizabeth Ullrich, but there are a good many
gaps in between. I can get from me back through Thomas
Earl Cripe, my father; Thomas Matthew Cripe, my
grandfather; and Phillip Cripe, my great-grandfather.
Making the connection from there back to Jacob and
Elizabeth is really limited so far. I have all of Jacob's
sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters and so
on, but no connection as to which sons are in the direct
line down to Phillip Cripe. Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Alice, this is one of the finest sites I
have had the pleasure to review. Thank you so much for
your fine work.
not a common name among Cripes. There are only two in
my data base.
One is Philip Cripe (one "l"), b. 26 May
1834 St. Joseph Co., IN, to Rinehart Cripe and
Elizabeth Hetrich, married to Mary Hannah Liggett.
This Philip died 2 May 1871 in St. Joseph Co., IN.
Known children were Benjamin and Daniel. Rinehart was
the son of Daniel who was the son of the immigrant
The other possibility in my data base is Phillip
Cripe. I have no dates on him, but I show his parents
as Stephen Cripe (1834-1866, d. Clinton Co., IN) and
Elizabeth Ann Gripe (b. abt 1830, m. 2ndly to Noah
HENRY in 1869 Clinton Co., IN). Phillip's father
Stephen was the son of Jacob Cripe and Mary Brock
(this Jacob being the son of Samuel who was the son
of the immigrant Jacob). Phillip's mother Elizabeth
was the dau. of Daniel Gripe, Sr., and Susanna Wagner
(herself a Cripe descendant thru her mother). This
Daniel Gripe, Sr., was the son of Samuel who was the
son of the immigrant Jacob.
IF either of these men seems like a possible match,
please let me know so that I can give you the contact
information for the Cripe family genealogists who
specialize in those various lines.
Nov 2, 1999
from Jack Cripe
Thanks to Alice I now have no gaps back through the line
to Jacob Greib and Elizabeth Ulrich. The Phillip I was
seeking is the second one in Alice's information,
Phillip, son of Stephen Cripe (1834-1866, d. Clinton Co.,
Ind.) and Elizabeth Ann Gripe (b. 1830, 2nd m to Noah
Henry in 1869). Phillip was the grandson of Jacob Cripe
and Mary Brock; Jacob's father was Samuel, son of the
immigrant Jacob Greib and Elizabeth Ulrich. I hope this
gives anyone following this particular line enough
information to know which Phillip Cripe to follow. Thanks
Nov 6, 1999
Hi Alice, I wrote to you some time ago re: Susannah
Bussard/Buzzard and Levi Ulery. I did
not mention the other Bussard Brethren
connections that may or may not help you.
Susannah's younger brother John B. Bussard (b. 1836)
married Maria Weybright (b. 1849) dau of Martin Weybright
and Catharine Linderman. Also, their younger brother
William Bussard (b. 1849) married a Charlotte Holderman
and was a Brethren minister in the Nappanee, IN, area in
the 1880s, I believe. A sister to Susannah (Martha Ellen,
b. about 1854) married a Jonathon Cripe.
All these folks were in the Elkhart Co, IN, area in the
1850s. Don't have a clue where they went to, except my
John B. Bussard + Maria Weyrbright. Hope this helps and
hope to connect this Ulery and Cripe some day soon.
Nov 22, 1999
from Leigh Marvin
I am a Hufford-Creager descendent thru
Sarah Creager, daughter of Henry Creager and Catherine
Leigh, I do not have
that Henry Creager & Catherine Tipple couple in
my data base. If you'd be so kind as to post Henry
Creager's line back to Johann Casper Creager b. abt
1697 and Anna Christina Hoffarth/Hufford b. 1706, I'd
be appreciative. Thanks!
Nov 24, 1999
from Leigh Marvin
I am a descendent of John Henry (aka Henry) Creager &
Sarah A. Boward.
John Henry Creager, b. 12-Aug-1794
Hagerstown, MD; d. 1875.
Son of Henry Creager & Anna Mary (last name unknown).
John Henry m. Sarah A. Boward 7-Apr-1817 Hagerstown, MD.
Children of John Henry & Sarah follow:
i.) Jonathan Creager, b. 4-Nov-1819.
ii.) Sarah Ann Creager, b. 6-Feb-1823 Hagerstown, MD; m.
David Steadman Caldwell.
iii.) Margaret Creager, b. 5-Sep-1825.
iv.) Elizabeth Creager, b. 30-Jun-1829.
v.) Ann Rebecca Creager, b. 19-Aug-1830.
John Henry Creager's father Henry Creager was b. abt.
1769; d. abt. 22-Nov-1806.
Henry Creager was son of Michael Creager, Sr., &
Children of Henry & Anna Mary follow:
i.) John Henry Creager
ii.) Samuel Creager, b. 14-Mar-1798.
iii.) Susanna Creager, b. 10-Sep-1800.
Henry Creager's father Michael Creager, Sr., was b. 1742
PA; d. 30-Jan-1878.
Michael Creager, Sr., was son of Johann Casper Krieger
& Anna Christine Hoffarth.
Children of Michael Creager, Sr., & Margaretha
i.) Philp Creager, d. abt. 8-Jun-1814.
ii.) Hannah Creager, m. Ephraim Crum.
iii.) Andrew Creager, m. Susanna.
iv.) Michael Creager, b. 31-Mar-1785 Frederick, MD.
v.) Henry Creager, b. abt. 1769; d. abt. 22-Nov-1806.
Michael Creager's father Johann Casper Krieger was b.
abt. 1708 Klein Gartach, Kraichgau, Germany; d. abt.
Jun-1765 Frederick Co., MD.
Johann Casper Krieger was son of Ernst Krieger.
Michael Creager's mother Anna Christine Hoffarth was b.
17-Aug-1728 Schwaigern, Kraichgua, Germany; d. aft 1769
Frederick Co., MD. She was dau. of Hans Jerg
"Jorick" Hoffarth & Anna Margaretha Most;
she was the sister of Christian Hoffarth/Hufford.
Children of Johann Casper Krieger & Anna Christine
i.) Phillip Casper Creager, b. 5-Sep-1729 Schwaigern,
Germany; d. aft. 1790.
ii.) Christian Creager, b. 1730/31 Mt. Oley, Montgomery
Co, PA; d. bef. 8-Sep-1768 Frederick, MD.
iii.) Valentine Creager, b. 9-Feb-1733/34 Mt. Oley, Pike
Twp, Berks Co, PA.
iv.) Conrad Creager, b. abt. 1735 Oley Hills, New
Hanover, Montgomery Co, PA; d. 24-Feb-1808 Frederick, MD.
v.) Adam Creager, b. abt. 1737 Oley Hills, New Hanover,
Montgomery Co, PA; d. 4-Sep-1805 Frederick Co., MD; m.
Christianna Hoffert, dau. of Christian Hoffart/Hufford &
vi.) Anna Catherine Creager, b. 13-May-1740 Oley Hills,
New Hanover, Montgomery Co, PA; d. 22-Oct-1821
Walkersville, Frederick Co., MD.; 1st m. Jacob Fout; 2nd
m. John Kalbfleisch.
vii.) Michael Creager, Sr., b. 1742 PA; d. 30-Jan-1878.
viii.) Henrich Creager, b. 1746 PA.
ix.) Georg Creager, b. 27-Sep-1747 New Hanover, PA.; d.
x.) George Creager, Sr., b. 12-Jul-1752 Fredrick Co., MD;
d. 14-Sep-1815 Washington, DC.
Dec 26, 1999
from Randy L. Brown
My paternal grandmother was Alice Cripps (probably from Cripe(s));
her father was Asher, and his father David. Alice's
mother was Lavinia Ulery; her parents
were Jacob D. Ulery and Barbara Waggoner.
They are buried in the Church of the Brethren
cemetery here in Marion County, IL. I know very little of
this side of my family other than they appear to have
migrated from northeastern Indiana with the Church. I am
looking forward to new discoveries in my family and
greatly appreciate the work done on this website. There
are other direct descendants of the family here in Marion
County, but the Church has few records that I am aware