4. Andrew Craley (1797-1888)

History and Biography of Andrew Craley

Andrew Craley, the fifth child and third son of Christian Craley and his wife Catherine Gohn, was born on December 5, 1797 in York County, PA as recorded in the church register at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (then known as Stehli’s Church) in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  Sometime around 1820, Andrew married Elizabeth Wilhelm.

Based on census records, Andrew and his family lived in York County, PA for the first part of his life.  The 1830 census places him in Chanceford Twp and the 1840 census places him in Lower Windsor Twp.  However, by 1850 he had moved his family to Morrow County, OH.  It appears Andrew and Elizabeth were the parents of at least 10 children.  Their names, from youngest to oldest, are Rebecca, Fronicka, Peggy, Frena, Elizabeth, Catherine, Peter, Levi, Joseph, Ellen.  Fronicka and Frena might be the same person, as the dates of birth are within a couple of years.

Andrew Craley born December 5, 1797, died about January 26, 1888 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  He married Elizabeth Wilhelm born January 4, 1800 in York County, PA, died July 7, 1887 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH

Children and Grandchildren of Andrew Craley and his wife Elizabeth Wilhelm:

  1. Rebecca Craley born December 18, 1823 in York County, PA and baptized May 6, 1824 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
  2. Fronicka Craley born November 28, 1825 in York County, PA and baptized March 26, 1826 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.
  3. Peggy Craley born about 1826 in York County, PA
  4. Frena Craley born April 21, 1827 in York County, PA and died January 4, 1894 in Boyd County, NE.  She married William Sower born May 30, 1831 in PA, died November 14, 1919 in Seward County, NE and buried at Blue Mound Cemetery in Seward County, NE.
    1. Catherine Sower born April 27, 1850 in OH, died October 23, 1908 in IN and buried at Mitchell City Cemetery in Lawrence County, IN.  She married Jacob Walters
    2. John Sower born about 1854 in OH
    3. Henry Sower born July 28, 1855, died September 24, 1925 in Montcalm County, MI and buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Montcalm County, MI.  He married Sarah Shultz born February 6, 1859 in OH, died May 3, 1913 in Montcalm County, MI and buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Montcalm County, MI
    4. Mary Sower born 1857 in OH, died January 2, 1957 and buried at Sakatah Cemetery in La Sueur County, MN.  She married August Eppenbaugh born October 29, 1869, died November 5, 1950 and buried at Sakatah Cemetery in La Sueur County, MN
    5. Charles Sower born September 26, 1859 in OH, died August 29, 1927 in Greeley County, NE and buried at Hillside Cemetery in Greeley County, NE.  He married Jennie Horn born April 1, 1869, died October 4, 1954 in Greeley County, NE and buried at Hillside Cemetery in Greeley County, NE
    6. Rufus Sower born February 26, 1862 in OH, died June 1, 1926 in Ionia County, MI and buried at Otisco Cemetery in Ionia County, MI.  He married Margaret Greenhoe born March 13, 1869, died January 24, 1937 in Ionia County, MI and buried at Otisco Cemetery in Ionia County, MI
    7. Elizabeth Sower born June 25, 1864 in OH, died January 2, 1948 and buried at Hillside Cemetery in Greeley County, NE.  She married Richard Johnston born April 14, 1865, died February 2, 1906 and buried at Hillside Cemetery in Greeley County, NE
    8. Levi Sower born April 10, 1868 in OH, died September 2, 1950 and buried at Sakatah Cemetery in La Sueur County, MN.  He married Caroline Eppenbaugh born August 25, 1873, died December 3, 1949 and buried at Sakatah Cemetery in La Sueur County, MN
  5. Elizabeth Craley born about 1830 in York County, PA
  6. Catherine Craley born February 27, 1832 in York County, PA, died September 24, 1921 in OH and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married (first) Daniel Brewer and (second) Martin Heffelfinger.
    1. Mary Brewer born April 21, 1853 in Morrow County, OH, died January 8, 1923 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married John McClenathan born May 5, 1851, died October 17, 1927 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
    2. Harvey Brewer born December 21, 1856 in Morrow County, OH, died January 24, 1936 and buried at Fairview Cemetery in Crawford County, OH.  He married Annie Volk born February 28, 1859, died August 14, 1920 and buried at Fairview Cemetery in Crawford County, OH
    3. David Brewer born about 1859 in Morrow County, OH.  He married Dora Moore born July 25, 1871 and died February 14, 1961.
    4. Lydia Heffelfinger born December 1866, died in 1932 and buried at Loyd Cemetery in Richland County, WI.  She married George Miller born June 16, 1858 in Richland County, WI, died November 9, 1933 and buried at Loyd Cemetery in Richland County, WI.
    5. Ella Heffelfinger born January 27, 1869 in Morrow County, OH, died May 13, 1928 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
    6. Frank Heffelfinger born September 25, 1871 in Morrow County, OH, died February 24, 1961 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  He married Emma Lau born May 4, 1871, died August 6, 1953 and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
    7. Maude Heffelfinger born October 16, 1874 in Morrow County, OH, died March 4, 1953 and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married (first) William Bashford born March 14, 1869, died March 23, 1926 and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married (second) Calvin Swartz born March 19, 1875, died November 18, 1959 and buried at Nevada Cemetery in Wyandot County, OH
    8. Charlotte Heffelfinger born October 10, 1876 in Morrow County, OH, died January 15, 1917 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Iberia Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married (first) Harry Chisholm and (second) George Stokes
  7. Peter Craley born about 1834 in York County, PA, died March 26, 1871 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  He married Mary Blackstone
    1. James Craley born February 6, 1865 in OH, died April 7, 1947 in Lucas County, OH and buried at Willow Cemetery in Lucas County, OH.  He married Lettie Turner born August 10, 1870 in MI, died June 24, 1945 in Lucas County, OH and buried at Willow Cemetery in Lucas County, OH
    2. Charles Craley born about 1867 in Morrow County, OH and died October 31, 1888 in OH
  8. Levi Craley born March 3, 1841 in York County, PA, died March 4, 1922 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  He married Elizabeth Parks born December 29, 1844 in Morrow County, OH, died March 14, 1926 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
    1. Andrew Craley born March 12, 1864 in Morrow County, OH, died July 8, 1954 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  He married Ora Shafer born September 1873, died June 30, 1961 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
    2. Louisa Craley born October 14, 1865 in Morrow County, OH, died August 7, 1952 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married Alonzo Wyckoff born April 1859, died January 21, 1950 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
    3. Hattie Craley born about 1874 in OH, died in 1946 in OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  She married Alva Edgar Eastman born November 29, 1871 Morrow County, OH, died November 29, 1953 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH
  9. Joseph Craley born about 1848
  10. Ellen Craley born about 1850

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