6. Martin Craley (1816-1859)

History and Biography of Martin Craley

Martin Craley, the fourth child and youngest son of Christian Craley and his second wife Elizabeth Wackerman, was born on June 22, 1816 in York County, PA.  He was baptized on April 20, 1817 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (then known as Stehli’s Church) in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  Martin and his family lived in Chanceford Twp, at the intersection of Short Cut Rd and Glen Allen School Rd.

Section of Shearer’s Map of York County, 1860 by W.O. Shearer showing the location of Martin Craley’s homestead

Sometime around 1840, Martin married his first wife Sarah Blouse.  They had at least two children together, named Jacob and Andrew.  Sarah passed away and is buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp.  Her tombstone is hard to read, but it appears to say she passed away on February 26, 1849 at the age of 30 years, 1 month and 26 days (making her date of birth December 31, 1818).

Shortly after her death, Martin married his second wife Elizabeth Mitzel.  Their exact marriage date is unknown, but she is listed is in household as Elizabeth Craley in Martin’s household in the 1850 census.  Martin and Elizabeth had 3 children, named Sarah Elizabeth, Philip and Margaret.  For more information on Sarah and her descendants, visit the page of her husband Amos Sechrist.  This was also Elizabeth’s second marriage, as her fist husband was Andrew Blouse (the brother of Martin’s first wife Sarah Blouse) and he passed away in 1845.  Elizabeth and Andrew had one child together, named Catherine.

Baptismal fraktur for Elizabeth Mitzel

Martin unfortunately would not live long, as he passed away in 1859 shortly after his 43rd birthday.  Elizabeth would remain a widow for the remainder of her life as she never remarried after that.  Elizabeth passed away in 1885 and both her and Martin are buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.

Martin Craley born June 22, 1816 in York County, PA, baptized April 20, 1817 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA, died July 25, 1859 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married (first) Sarah Blouse born December 31, 1818 in York County, PA, died February 26, 1849 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married (second) Elizabeth Mitzel born February 1, 1824 in York County, PA, baptized March 7, 1824 in York County, PA, died May 22, 1885 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA

Children and Grandchildren of Martin Craley and Sarah Blouse:

  1. Andrew Craley born June 21, 1843 in York County, PA, died October 9, 1914 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Fannie Gohn born June 13, 1845 in York County, PA, died December 6, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
    1. Catherine Craley born February 8, 1869 in York County, PA, died August 31, 1924 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Jacob Saylor born February 9, 1868 in York County, PA, died December 17, 1938 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
    2. Henry Craley born April 12, 1870 in York County, PA, died June 29, 1895 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
  2. Jacob Craley born January 16, 1845 in York County, PA, died April 13, 1900 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  He married Mary Wise born November 23, 1852 in York County, PA, died April 5, 1929 in York County, PA and buried at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA

Children and Grandchildren of Martin Craley and Elizabeth Mitzel:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Craley born November 1, 1852 in York County, PA, died May 5, 1894 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Amos Sechrist born October 19, 1844 in York County, PA, died March 9, 1909 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.
    1. Susan Elizabeth Sechrist born October 14, 1874 in York County, PA, died May 20, 1959 in Lancaster County, PA and buried at Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery in Lancaster County, PA.  She married Eli Hursh born February 7, 1872 in York County, PA, died December 1, 1954 in Lancaster County, PA and buried at Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery in Lancaster County, PA.
    2. Margaret Amanda Sechrist born March 17, 1876 in York County, PA, died November 29, 1959 in Lancaster County, PA and buried at Groffdale Old Mennonite Church Cemetery in Lancaster County, PA.  She married Joseph Hursh born May 4, 1872 in York County, PA, died June 3, 1928 in Lancaster County, PA and buried at Groffdale Old Mennonite Church Cemetery in Lancaster County, PA
    3. Sarah Ellen Sechrist born November 7, 1881 in York County, PA, died May 30, 1981 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  She married Thomas Clark Miller, son of William H. Miller and Leah Tyson, born August 7, 1883 in York County, PA, died July 16, 1958 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.
    4. Hattie Virginia Sechrist born January 15, 1883 in York County, PA, died July 28, 1974 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.  She married James Strayer born August 2, 1873 in York County, PA, died August 29, 1958 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA
    5. Emma Jane Sechrist born September 20, 1884 in York County, PA, died December 27, 1896 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA
    6. Anna Mary Sechrist born August 30, 1887 in York County, PA, died February 17, 1973 in York County, PA and buried at McKendree United Methodist Cemetery in Lower Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Wilmer Johnson born July 31, 1883 in York County, PA, died June 10, 1938 in York County, PA and buried at McKendree United Methodist Cemetery in Lower Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
  2. Philip Craley born October 24, 1855 in York County, PA, died August 21, 1937 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Kinard born April 11, 1858 in York County, PA, died November 28, 1942 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    1. Annie Craley born July 11, 1881 in York County, PA, died September 24, 1963 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  She married William Wise born about 1874 in York County, PA.
    2. Elizabeth Craley born January 23, 1883 in York County, PA, died April 12, 1957 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  She married Ralph Douglass born June 27, 1888 in York County, PA, died January 6, 1961 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    3. Emma Craley born March 21, 1885 in York County, PA, died August 14, 1960 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  She married Stewart Leach born July 3, 1890 in York County, PA, died in 1960 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    4. Delia Craley born in 1887 in York County, PA, died in 1893 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    5. Lillie Craley born October 31, 1893 in York County, PA, died February 1982 in York County, PA and buried at Mount Rose Cemetery in Spring Garden Twp, York County, PA.  She married Reverend Ellis James Bayne born October 7, 1892 in MD, died August 20, 1982 in York County, PA and buried at Mount Rose Cemetery in Spring Garden Twp, York County, PA
    6. Sterling Craley born March 31, 1896 in York County, PA, died in 1900 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
  3. Margaret Craley born July 11, 1858 in York County, PA, died September 8, 1929 in York County, PA, and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Henry Landis born January 13, 1855 in York County, PA, died March 6, 1932 in York County, PA, and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA
    1. Philip Landis born November 22, 1879 in York County, PA and baptized July 22, 1880 at Freysville Lutheran Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
    2. Elizabeth Emma Landis born August 24, 1881 in York County, PA, died in August 1970 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.
    3. Mamie Landis born June 20, 1887 in York County, PA, died October 19, 1957 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Charles Sechrist born December 6, 1888 in York County, PA, died March 28, 1964 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.
    4. Esther Landis born May 31, 1900 in York County, PA, died April 1981 and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.

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