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John Kreamer-b. in PA 1839

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John Kreamer-b. in PA 1839

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 1:19PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Kreamer
Biographical Sketches, CHAPTER XIV. DANVILLE. ANTHONY TOWNSHIP. P. 185

JOHN KREAMER, farmer, P. O. White Hall, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., June 37, 1839, son of Conrad and Catharine (Bowman) Kreamer. Our subject was reared in Philadelphia to the age of four years, when his parents removed to the vicinity of White Hall, this county, but in Madison Township, Columbia County, and there and in Montour County he has spent the remainder of his lifetime, with the exception of two years in Illinois, He worked in the dam at Towanda two years, and lumbered in Centre County, Penn., one winter,which he also followed eight years while living in Madison Township, lumbering over the mountains from the North Mountain to Pottsville, Schuylkill County.

During those eight years he only laid by one day on account of stormy weather. He was married March 5, 1857, to Martha J., a daughter of John Derr. She died in October, 1859, and is buried at West Paw Paw Grove, Lee Co., 111., leaving one child; Effle Catharine, wife of David Cox, in Madison Township, Columbia Co., Penn., on the old homestead.

Mr. Kreamer was next married in December, 1863, to Jane D., a daughter of Christopher and Mary (Upp) Derr, and by her has two children; Mary Margaret and Annie Phoebe. Mr. Kreamer bought his present farm in 1874, .and moved to it in March, 1875. It consisted of eighty- three acres when he bought it, but he now has 105 acres. He has one of the finest farms in the township. Mr. and Mrs. Kreamer are members of the White Ball Baptist Church, as are also all the family. Mr. Kreamer is at present overseer of the poor, which office he previously held one term of four years.

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