2. John Craley (1790-1827)

History and Biography of John Craley

John Craley, the second child and oldest son of Christian Craley and his wife Catherine Gohn, was born on April 20, 1790 in York County, PA.  He was baptized on May 24, 1790 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (then known as Stehli’s Church) in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  Sometime around 1810, John married Sarah Ilgis/Ilyis/Ellis.  Based on him being listed next to his father on the 1820 census in Chanceford Twp, it appears John resided either next to very close to where his father owned land.

Unfortunately, John passed away at a relatively young age.  The Orphans Court records for his estate begin in 1827, which indicated he died around that time.  According to his Orphans Court records, he was the father of 6 children.  Their names, from oldest to youngest, are George, Christian, John, Lydia, Anna Maria and Magdalena.  It is unknown what happened to George and Anna Maria after 1827.  Magdalena shows up in the 1850 census living with her mother Sarah, brother John and sister Lydia’s two children, in 1880 she shows up as the spouse of Frederick Shoff and by 1900 she is listed as a widow and living with her nephew Jacob Craley, the census indicates she did not have any children.  This seems likely since she married Frederick sometime between 1860 and 1870, after his first wife Eve Arnold had passed away.  Lydia married George Shoff and had two children, but she passed away between 1847 and 1850.  John and Christian raised their families in Chanceford Twp.

John Craley born April 20, 1790 in York County, PA, baptized May 24, 1790 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA, died about 1827 in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Ilgis/Ilyis/Ellis born August 30, 1792 in York County, PA, died January 20, 1868 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.

Children and Grandchildren of John Craley and his wife Sarah Ilgis:

  1. George Craley born February 24, 1811 in York County, PA
  2. Christian Craley born November 1, 1813 in York County, PA and died April 22, 1884 in York County, PA.  He married Susan Shoff born about 1814 in York County, PA and died March 31, 1890 in York County, PA
    1. Sarah Ann Craley born May 17, 1845 in York County, PA, died May 18, 1879 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married William Arnold born October 3, 1844 in York County, PA, died March 1, 1907 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    2. Jacob Craley born January 5, 1849 in York County, PA, died February 6, 1909 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Mary Ann Stermer born September 2, 1848 in York County, PA, died June 10, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    3. Elizabeth Craley born March 14, 1851 in York County, PA, died January 12, 1924 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married John Ellis born September 15, 1851 in York County, PA, died February 19, 1924 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    4. Lydia Craley born about 1854 in York County, PA
  3. John Craley born January 18, 1816 in York County, PA, died September 19, 1898 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Catherine (either Heindel or Aubel) born about 1830 in York County, PA, died January 31, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    1. William Craley born July 13, 1853 in York County, PA, died December 24, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Susan Stermer born January 7, 1858 in York County, PA, died January 5, 1946 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    2. Martha Craley born January 15, 1855 in York County, PA, died February 19, 1937 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Henry Arnold born March 15, 1859 in York County, PA, died April 29, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    3. Peter Craley born September 1, 1857 in York County, PA, died January 17, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Mary Grimm born December 7, 1859 in York County, PA, died May 12, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    4. Fannie Craley born October 23, 1859 in York County, PA, died February 8, 1930 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Joseph Blymire
    5. Sarah Craley born November 10, 1861 in York County, PA, died May 28, 1938 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Jacob Tome born December 24, 1867 in York County, PA, died November 20, 1939 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    6. Susan Craley born April 23, 1867 in York County, PA, died April 14, 1909 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
  4. Lydia Craley born May 26, 1818 in York County, PA and died about 1848 in York County, PA.  She married George Shoff born December 8, 1815 in York County, PA, died May 7, 1887 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
    1. Mary Jane Shoff born about 1843 in York County, PA
    2. George Washington Shoff born January 12, 1847 in York County, PA, died September 11, 1937 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Catherine Gipe born October 16, 1847 in York County, PA, died December 28, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
  5. Anna Maria Craley born July 13, 1820 in York County, PA
  6. Magdalena Craley born November 25, 1825 in York County, PA and baptized March 29, 1826 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Frederick Shoff born March 13, 1808 in PA, died June 14, 1893 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA

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