3. Christian Craley (1795-1841)

History and Biography of Christian Craley

Christian Craley, the fourth child and second son of Christian Craley and his wife Catherine Gohn, was born about 1795 in York County, PA.  He was baptized on June 21, 1795 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (then known as Stehli’s Church) in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  Sometime around 1813, Christian married Susan Smeltzer, daughter of Michael Smeltzer.  Susan passed away in 1827 and Christian got re-married Mary Blouse.  Census records indicate that Christian raised his family in the vicinity of his father’s land in Chanceford Twp.

As previously mentioned, Christian was first married to Susan Smeltzer, who passed away in 1827.  Orphans Court records indicate that Christian and Susan were the parents of five children.  From oldest to youngest, they are named John, Christian, Michael, Catherine and Benjamin.  By the time Christian died in 1841, John is not mentioned in his will, therefore making it almost certain he died without issue before his father died.

Shortly after Susan passed away, Christian got re-married to Mary Blouse.  According to Christian’s Orphans Court records from his estate in 1841, Christian and Mary had 3 children together.  Their names, from oldest to youngest, are Henry, Mary Jane and Fannie.  When Christian passed away in 1841, Mary got re-married to Henry Wackerman.

Christian Craley born about 1795 in York County, PA, baptized June 21, 1795 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA and died about 1841 in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married (first) Susan Smeltzer born September 28, 1796 in York County, PA, died March 8, 1827 in York County, PA and buried at Gipe Burial Grounds in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married (second) Mary Blouse born about 1810 in York County, PA

Children and Grandchildren of Christian Craley and his first wife Susan Smeltzer:

  1. John Craley born November 2, 1815 in York County, PA and baptized March 24, 1816 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
  2. Michael Craley born July 3, 1817 in York County, PA, died June 4, 1877 in Jefferson County, OH and buried at Mooretown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Jefferson County, OH.  He married Elizabeth Fleisch born September 26, 1822 in PA, died October 16, 1871 in Jefferson County, OH and buried at Mooretown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Jefferson County, OH.
    1. Elmira Craley born about 1843 in PA and died February 5, 1917 in Jefferson County, OH.  She married William Kriner born about 1845 in PA and died September 18, 1927 in Jefferson County, OH
    2. Edward Craley born about 1844 in PA
    3. George Craley born about 1846 in PA
    4. Michael Craley born September 6, 1848, died April 30, 1914 in Lake County, OH and buried at Fairview Memorial Park in Lake County, OH.  He married Annie Brown and Eva Herr
    5. Amanda Craley born April 3, 1852 in Jefferson County, OH, died September 18, 1926 in Jefferson County, OH and buried at Mooretown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Jefferson County, OH.  She married William Casey born about 1841, died April 25, 1931 in Jefferson County, OH and buried at Mooretown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Jefferson County, OH
    6. Nancy Craley born January 13, 1854 in Jefferson County, OH and died Janaury 18, 1921 in Allegheny County, PA.  She married John McKee born in 1832, died November 15, 1918 in OH and buried at Mooretown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Jefferson County, OH.
    7. John Craley born about 1856 in Jefferson County, OH
    8. Andrew Craley born September 23, 1857 in Jefferson County, OH, died June 1, 1864 in Jefferson County, OH and buried at Mooretown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Jefferson County, OH
  3. Christian Craley born about 1819 in York County, PA, died August 30, 1889 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA.  He married Susan Flory.
    1. Susan Craley born November 21, 1852 in York County, PA and died February 16, 1930 in Randolph County, WV.  She married Frank Mann born June 8, 1850 and died December 4, 1931 in Randolph County, WV
    2. Annie Craley born May 28, 1854 in York County, PA, died July 31, 1947 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA.  She married John Rodes born May 28, 1856 in York County, PA, died June 18, 1942 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA
    3. Mary Craley born February 10, 1856 in York County, PA, died December 2, 1931 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA.  She married Amos Miller born March 30, 1858 in York County, PA, died March 24, 1940 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA
    4. Elizabeth Craley born June 2, 1860 in York County, PA, died April 24, 1929 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA.  She married John Kohr born May 13, 1857 in York County, PA, died June 23, 1936 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA
    5. Christian Craley born April 7, 1864 in York County, PA, died February 28, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.  He married Kate Zercher born July 18, 1868 in York County, PA, died November 9, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.
    6. George Craley born November 16, 1866 in York County, PA, died February 4, 1947 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA.  He married Ida Horner born June 28, 1864 in York County, PA, died February 22, 1940 in York County, PA and buried at Manchester Union Cemetery in Manchester, York County, PA
  4. Catherine Craley born February 24, 1823 in York County, PA, died October 25, 1882 in York County, PA and buried at Salem Community Cemetery in Lower Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  She married Samuel Campbell born June 22, 1816 in York County, PA, died June 13, 1900 in York County, PA and buried at Salem Community Cemetery in Lower Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    1. Susan Campbell born about 1843 in York County, PA, died April 4, 1889 in York County, PA and buried at Riverview Cemetery in East Prospect, York County, PA.  She married John Kinard born February 5, 1836 in York County, PA, died September 27, 1913 in PA and buried at Riverview Cemetery in East Prospect, York County, PA.
    2. Benjamin Campbell born about 1846 in York County, PA, died January 30, 1895 in York County, PA and buried at Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville, York County, PA.  He married Mary Flury born July 3, 1844 in York County, PA, died December 28, 1895 in York County, PA and buried at Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville, York County, PA
    3. William Campbell born 1848 in York County, PA, died 1875 in York County, PA and buried at Strickler Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Isabella Gohn born May 4, 1849 in York County, PA, died December 21, 1939 in York County, PA and buried at Strickler Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
    4. Henry Campbell born January 19, 1851 in York County, PA, died July 29, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Highmount Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Isabella Jacobs born January 7, 1852 in York County, PA, died September 6, 1908 in York County, PA and buried at Highmount Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
    5. Francis Campbell born about 1853 in York County, PA
    6. David Campbell born about 1856 in York County, PA
    7. Christopher Campbell born April 11, 1857 in York County, PA, died December 11, 1924 in York County, PA and buried at Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville, York County, PA.  He married Malinda Crumling born October 19, 856 in PA, died May 30, 1944
    8. Samuel Campbell born about 1861 in York County, PA
    9. Sarah Campbell born February 23, 1863 in York County, PA, died July 15, 1920 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Frederick Stabley born January 7, 1854 in York County, PA, died June 17, 1933 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA
    10. Albert Campbell born March 6, 1866 in York County, PA and died April 22, 1935 in Lancaster County, PA.  He married Minerva Dyer born August 29, 1868 in PA and died September 7, 1939 in Lancaster County, PA
  5. Benjamin Craley born March 31, 1826 in York County, PA, died August 10, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at Bethlehem Stonepile Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Franey Gable born August 20, 1813 in York County, PA, died March 2, 1889 in York County, PA and buried at Bethlehem Stonepile Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
    1. Catherine Craley born about 1846 in York County, PA
    2. Sarah Craley born April 15, 1848 in York County, PA, died February 29, 1928 in Lancaster County, PA and buried at Mount Bethel Cemetery in Columbia, Lancaster County, PA.  She married Henry Klinestever born September 16, 1849 in PA, died August 21, 1926 in Lancaster County, PA and buried at Mount Bethel Cemetery in Columbia, Lancaster County, PA.
    3. John Craley born October 25, 1852 in York County, PA, died February 16, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Mary Jane Ness born July 9, 1852 in York County, PA, died November 25, 1935 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    4. Mary Craley born November 2, 1855 in York County, PA, died May 27, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Cross Roads United Methodist Cemetery in Cross Roads, York County, PA.  She married John Wambaugh born October 1, 1850 in York County, PA, died July 19, 1943 in York County, PA and buried at Cross Roads United Methodist Cemetery in Cross Roads, York County, PA

Children and Grandchildren of Christian Craley and his second wife Mary Blouse:

  1. Henry Craley born December 11, 1829 in York County, PA, died April 5, 1903 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Mary Hively born about 1834 in York County, PA, died November 23, 1899 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
    1. Addison Craley born January 31, 1862 in York County, PA, died December 17, 1931 in York County, PA and buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Annie Grimm born March 9, 1873 in York County, PA, died April 12, 1946 in York County, PA and buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    2. Elizabeth Craley born January 31, 1864 in York County, PA died April 26, 1944 in York County, PA and buried at Yoe Union Cemetery in Yoe, York County, PA.  She married Daniel Brillhart born May 12, 1872 in York County, PA, died September 10, 1918 in York County, PA and buried at Yoe Union Cemetery in Yoe, York County, PA
    3. Harry Craley born January 11, 1866 in York County, PA, died September 16, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Dora Neiman born July 15, 1871 in York County, PA, died September 30, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    4. Samuel Craley born June 20, 1869 in York County, PA, died March 2, 1930 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  he married Ida Dunnick born October 31, 1869 in York County, PA, died July 18, 1946 in Dauphin County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    5. Benjamin Craley born January 3, 1871 in York County, PA, died September 13, 1948 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Minnie Saylor born January 7, 1871 in York County, PA, died May 16, 1950 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    6. Michael Craley born about 1873 in York County, PA, died July 12, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
  2. Mary Craley born about 1834 in York County, PA.  She married William Gotwalt born about 1830 in York County, PA
    1. Mary Gotwalt born about 1852 in York County, PA.  She married William Jones born January 14, 1850 in MD, died February 23, 1922 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.
    2. Fannie Gotwalt born August 6, 1854 in York County, PA, died April 3, 1915 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married Alexander Glatfelter born November 14, 1850 in York County, PA, died July 28, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    3. Emaline Gotwalt born about 1856 in York County, PA
    4. Lucy Gotwalt born August 21, 1859 in York County, PA, died November 13, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married William Spangler born September 10, 1856 in York County, PA, died September 14, 1940 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    5. Sarah Gotwalt born September 8, 1860 in York County, PA died July 27, 1917 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
  3. Fannie Craley born May 17, 1835 in York County, PA, died January 27, 1916 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married Josiah Peeling born May 28, 1834 in PA, died September 10, 1907 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    1. Henry Peeling born March 8, 1855 in York County, PA, died May 5, 1914 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Brenneman born March 17, 1860 in York County, PA, died July 25, 1941 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    2. James Peeling born September 5, 1856 in York County, PA, died November 3, 1943 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Eliza Goodling born May 6, 1858 in York County, PA, died February 4, 1921 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    3. Edward Peeling born March 4, 1859 in York County, PA, died December 15, 1926 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Agnes Miller born August 14, 1861 in York County, PA, died December 19, 1948 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    4. Mary Ellen Peeling born about 1861 in York County, PA
    5. Emma Peeling born March 18, 1863 in York County, PA, died November 16, 1946 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married Charles Kinderfather born May 29, 1863, died July 28, 1940 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    6. Franklin Peeling born April 15, 1865 in York County, PA, died May 19, 1904 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Fannie Thompson born October 29, 1874, died February 5, 1965 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    7. Flora Peeling born about 1867 in York County, PA, died in 1935 and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married Thomas Gore and James Mengel
    8. Arthur Peeling born 1869 in York County, PA, died 1900 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Bupp born December 2, 1873 in York County, PA, died August 16, 1965 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    9. Dora Peeling born December 25, 1872 in York County, PA, died October 24, 1952 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married Grant Owen born October 11, 1868 in York County, PA, died October 28, 1946 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    10. Fannie Peeling born August 16, 1874 in York County, Pa and died August 24, 1942 in Kenton County, KY.  She married Thomas Gore born October 1, 1863 in MD and died February 28, 1934 in Kenton County, KY.
    11. Harvey Peeling born August 16, 1874 in York County, PA, died January 6, 1957 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Eleanor Luckenbaugh born October 7, 1882 in York County, PA, died May 8, 1948 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    12. Robert Peeling born May 17, 1876 in York County, PA, died February 8, 1936 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Salome Hamme born April 25, 1878 in York County, PA, died June 10, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA

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