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Peter Creager/Kruger

Peter Creager/Kruger
b. 21 Aug 1777 Frederick Co., MD to Adam Creager/Kruger and Christina Hoffert/Hufford
d. 16 Mar 1849 Whitley Co., IN
bur. Cleveland Family Cemetery (aka Old Cleveland Cemetery), Whitley Co., IN
* *gravestone no longer exists

Creager gravestones

Creager gravestones

m1. 9 Nov 1799, Maryland
Eva (Eve) Ahlbach/Albach 
b. unknown
d. April 1812, Montgomery Co., OH

m2. November 1812, Montgomery Co., OH
Elizabeth Rike/Reich 
b. 1790, Frederick Co., MD
d. 5 Apr 1870 (unknown place)

Children with Eve Ahlbach:

  • Charlotta: b. 11 Oct 1800, Frederick Co., MD; d. 12 Jan 1802, Frederick Co., MD
  • Sophia
  • Catharina
  • Wilhelm
  • Daniel
  • Samuel: d. 11 Feb 1892, Huntington Co., IN

Children with Elizabeth Rike:

  • Ezra
  • Adam
  • Levi: d. 1907
  • Christian Henry (1821, OH – 20 May 1906, Whitley Co., IN) m1. Susannah Obenchein, ( 26 Jun 1822 – 12 Nov 1862, Whitley Co., IN); m2. Elizabeth Banfill Mettert, (1831, Preble Co., OH – 7 Mar 1895, Whitley Co., IN)
  • Lydia Margaret
  • Peter (26 Aug 1829, Montgomery Co., OH – 6 Feb 1902, Whitley Co., IN) m. Melissa Jane Williamson, (22 May 1836, OH – 25 Dec 1865, Whitley Co., IN)
  • John Reuben (14 Mar 1832, OH – 5 Jun 1908, OH)

Peter Creager was the son of Adam and Christina (Hoffert) Creager. Adam was a Revolutionary War veteran. Peter Creager settled in what is now Whitley Co., IN in 1836. He migrated from Maryland in 1812 with his first wife, Eve Ahlbach, to Montgomery Co., OH. Eve died there in 1812. He left for Indiana with his second wife, Elizabeth Rike/Reich in 1835. The family burial site is at the Cleveland Family/Old Cleveland Cemetery in Whitley Co., Indiana. While Peter’s stone has been lost, the graves of several of Peter’s immediate family can be seen there.

Submitted by:
Jean Fremion-McKibben
LaGrange, IN
E-mail: jfremionmckibb@gmail.com

Benjamin Bennett

Benjamin Bennett
b. 14 April 1832, Franklin County, Indiana, to Notley and Christine [–?–] Bennett
d. 7 March 1921, Weaver, Wabasha County, Minnesota

Mary Peterson
b. 1852

m/2. 24 May 1894, Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota
Anna Kruger
b. 23 May 1876, Germany
d. 8 May 1934, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota


  • Fifteen, all born in Minnesota

Benjamin Bennett resided at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana. He enlisted at Dearborn County, Indiana, on 6 August 1861 and served during the Civil War in Company K, 26th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. In 1866 he emigrated to Watopa, Wabasha County, Minnesota.

Submitted by:
Maurice Bennett
Rochester MN