CRECELIUS FAMILY INFO
Crawford County Indiana
The Genealogy of Harry & Wilma Crecelius
Alice 'Marie' Crecelius Denton Johnson
Wilma with Marie
Harry with Marie
Harry Crecelius
25 Feb 1905
13 Aug 1958
Wilma Crecelius
21 April 1903
27 Sept 1943
Origin of Name: Crecelius is the Latin Form for "Pankraz" or "Pankratius" a martyr (St. Pankratius) who died during the time of the Roman Emperor Dioclatiam (284-305). The earliest record we have is for Grekeln Diele, the Great Great Grandfather of Dietrich "Theodor" Krekle (1540-1628). He was the last Catholic instructor at the Institute of St. Severus at Gemunden, Duchy of Nassau, Germany. When the institute became Evangelical Lutheran during the Reformaztion so did the instructor. Dietrich is probably the one who Latinized krekle adding ius. During the next two generations the K's were changed to C's giving the name now used by most of the descendents although it is said there are still some using Krekelius on Europe. In the United States the Descendents of Otto Rudolph Crecelius used Crecelius, Criscillis, Critselous, and Creselious. There were at least a Dozen Male Crecelius immigrants to the United States. Otto who came to Philadelphia thru Baltimore was first in 1764. Four Brothers came to St. Louis from Germany during the period 1820-1850. One came to Sandusky, Ohio, and two brothers came to the Philadelphia-New Jersey Area. There are probably more. This research was done by Sydney Mike Gardner, Lloyd Espenscheid, Manfred Lotz, Robert L Crecelius, Steven Coulter, Thomas McCullum and many other interested individuals. We are interested in any corrections and additions that are available.                                                                                                                Webmaster


Harry Mitchell 'Jake' CRECELIUS (01)  B: 25 Feb 1905, Crawford Co, IN, D: 13 Aug 1958, Crawford Co., IN
+Wilma Hazel STEPHENSON  B: 21 Apr 1903, Crawford Co., In, D: 27 Sep 1943, Crawford Co, IN
                    Alice 'Marie' CRECELIUS  B: 17 Mar 1926, D: 11 Feb 1988
                   +Roy Everett DENTON  B: 13 May 1922, D: 10 Mar 1956
................................................ Roy Everett DENTON, Jr  B: 1 Oct 1942
................................................ +Sandra Kay TOMLINSON  B: 17 Jan 1943
.......................................................................... Roy Everett 'Nik' DENTON III  B: 22 April 1962, D: 26 May 1993
.......................................................................... Regina Lynn DENTON  B: 26 Oct 1964
.......................................................................... + Kenneth Soper
.......................................................................... (Divorced - children took mother's maiden name)
................................................................................................... Phillip Michael DENTON  B: 31 Aug 1983
................................................................................................... Steven Kyle DENTON  B: 16 Dec 1985
.......................................................................... Tonja Marie Denton  B: 8 Mar 1973
............................................................................... Alice Nikole Denton Norman  B: 11 ApriL 1994
.......................................................................... Robert Ethan Denton  B: 11 April 1976, D: 11 April 1976
.......................................................................... Rebecca Lanetta Denton B: 5 Sept 1977
................................................. Ronald Eugene DENTON  B: 28 July 1946
................................................. +Coriene Loretta PLATT  B: 1949
................................................. Sherilyn Rose DENTON  B: 20 Mar 1948 
................................................. +John Peter YOUNGBLOOD  1946
................................................. Randall Elduane DENTON  B: 26 Oct 1950, D: 29 Sept 2007
................................................. +Jo Ann CARTER  1954
.......................................................................... Tracy Jo DENTON  B: 1 Aug 1971
.......................................................................... +Eddy MEDINA 
                                                                           (Married 20 Oct 1966)
................................................................................................... Jacob Taylor MEDINA  B: 15 Jan 1992
................................................................................................... Sherry Megan Marie MEDINA  B: 14 July 1995
................................................................................................... Lucas Matthew Denton MEDINA  B: 12 Aug 1999
.......................................................................... Kara Ann DENTON  B: 9 Oct 1976
.......................................................................... +Brian LOWE
................................................................................................... Macy Brianne LOWE
................................................. Deidra Carol DENTON  B: 28 June 1953
................................................. Richard Eric DENTON  B: 5 October 1956
                  +Russell Johnson  B:  29 Mar 1930, D: 11 Jan 1999  (2nd Husband of Alice 'Marie' CRECELIUS) 
................................................. Russell Kevin JOHNSON  1963
................................................. Amy L. Johnson  B: 18 Jan 1962, D: 18 Jan 1962
                  Harold Ray CRECELIUS  B: 1927, D: 1933 
                  Gerold Thomas 'Bullet' CRECELIUS  B: 1928         
                  Harriett Evalina CRECELIUS  B: 1930 
                  +Woodrow Wilson PAYTON  B: 1922
................................................. Peggy Alice PAYTON  B: 1953
................................................. Michael David PAYTON  B: 1955
................................................. Kathy Mae PAYTON  B: 1958
................................................. Bruce Edward PAYTON  B: 1960
................................................. Lisa Ann PAYTON  B: 1967                    
                  Leon Keith CRECELIUS  B:  9 Jun 1934, D: 22 Apr 1999
                  +Vivian Joan RIZER  1937 -
................................................. Leon Keith 'Bronk' CRECELIUS, Jr  1953 -
................................................. +Sheila Kay COOMER
................................................. Lee Ann CRECELIUS
................................................. Sonja CRECELIUS
................................................. B. J. CRECELIUS 
................................................. Robert Mitchell 'Butch' CRECELIUS  B: 1955, D: 1987
................................................. Ronald Joseph CRECELIUS  B: 1956
................................................. +Dianne
.......................................................................... Nicole CRECELIUS
................................................. Wilma Jane 'Janie' CRECELIUS
................................................. Rex Wayne CRECELIUS                                
                  Shirley Lee 'Red' CRECELIUS  B: 30 Aug 1937, D: 24 Jun 1994
                  +Martha MAGILL
                  Loren 'Gene' CRECELIUS 
                  B: 19 April 1940
                  +Joanna DILLON
................................................ 'Loren' Gene Crecelius Jr.
................................................ + Erica L.

.......................................................................... Cory CRECELIUS
Elmer Ellsworth CRECELIUS (02)  B: 5 Apr 1874, Crawford Co, IN, D: 31 Aug 1928 , Crawford Co., In
+Malinda Emmaline (Minnie) POE, 1st Wife, B: 8 Sept 1876, IN, D: 5 July 1901
M: 29 Mar 1892, Crawford Co, IN
+Margaret 'Maggie' GIBBS, 2nd Wife, B: 1875 , Crawford Co, IN, D: 1950, Crawford Co, IN
M: 28 May 1904, Crawford Co, IN
                   Harry Mitchell CRECELIUS (01)  B: 25 Feb 1905, D: 13 Aug 1958
               Arnim E. CRECELIUS  B: 8 Nov 1908, D: Dec 1982
                   +Alta May LOGSTON 1st Wife
................................................ June CRECELIUS
................................................ Bonnie CRECELIUS
................................................ Cleo CRECELIUS
                   +Edna M. SIGLER
................................................ Dale CRECELIUS
................................................ Avis CRECELIUS
................................................ Patsy CRECELIUS
................................................ Alvin CRECELIUS
Jeremiah E. 'Jerry' CRECELIUS (03) B: 17 Nov 1848, D: 1 Aug 1936 Marengo, Crawford Co, IN
M: 27 Oct 1870, IN
+Lotta Jane 'Lottie' MOON
                  Minnie Monzelle R. CRECELIUS  B: 23 Sep 1871, D:  3 May 1929
                  William Emery CRECELIUS  B: 28 Jan 1873, Crawford Co, IN, D: 1 Sept 1903
                  Elmer Ellsworth CRECELIUS (02)  B: 5 Apr 1874, Crawford Co, IN, D: 31 Aug 1928
                  Robert Thomas CRECELIUS  B: 28 Feb 1876, Crawford Co, IN, D: 1957
                  +Alice Gibbs CRECELIUS B: 1872, D: 1958
................................................ Norma Carmen CRECELIUS  B: 1905, D: 1907               
                  John Mitchell CRECELIUS  B: 22 Mar 1878, D: 30 Jul 1961  
                  Mildred Rosa 'Rosie' CRECELIUS  B: 26 Jul 1880, Crawford Co, IN, D: 24 Apr 1884         
                  Mattie C. CRECELIUS  Birth: 30 Jun 1883, Crawford Co, IN
                  Roma Rosetta CRECELIUS  Birth: 7 Sep 1886, Crawford Co, IN     
                  Lora Alice CRECELIUS  B: 25 Oct 1888, Crawford Co, IN, D: 21 Nov 1964   
                  Charles 'Wesley' CRECELIUS  B: 15 Oct 1890, Crawford Co, IN, D: 27 Sep 1975   
                  Zona Eschel CRECELIUS  B: 15 Jan 1892, D: 29 Aug 1958
Jacob Harley CRECELIUS (04) B: 17 Nov 1827, Milltown, Crawford Co, IN, D: 18 Apr 1911, Milltown, Crawford Co, IN
M: 4 Jun 1847, Crawford Co, IN
+Lucinda SPENCE  B: 15 Apr 1831, Crawford, IN, Death: 11 Aug 1892, Crawford Co, IN
                  Jeremiah E. 'Jerry' CRECELIUS (03)  B: 17 Nov 1848, Crawford Co, IN, D: 1 Aug 1936 
                  Christena A. CRECELIUS  B: 1850, Crawford Co, IN
                  Manuel 'Cooper' CRECELIUS  B: 15 Jul 1853, Crawford Co, IN, D: 16 Feb 1916
                  William T. CRECELIUS  B: 22 Aug 1855, Crawford Co, IN, D: 25 Sep 1875
                  Delilah Frances CRECELIUS  B: 1857, Crawford Co, IN, D: 1921
                  Charles CRECELIUS  B: 24 Jan 1874, Crawford Co, IN, D: 14 Feb 1908   
Jacob A. CRECELIUS (05) B: 15 Jan 1782, D: 17 Mar 1826, Crawford Co, IN
+Christena LEWIS B: 1785 Washington County, North Carolina (Now Tennessee)
                  Mary (Polly) CRECELIUS  B: 28 Jan 1808, Crawford Co, IN, D: Sep 1831
                  Hiram CRECELIUS  B: 11 Sep 1808, TN, D: 18 Apr 1890
                  Joel CRECELIUS  B: 9 Dec 1809, TN, D: 27 Jul 1891
                  +Mary Anne POPE  B: 3 June 1817, Crawford Co, IN
                  M: 22 OCT 1835, Crawford Co, IN

................................................ Hiram CRECELIUS  B: 25 Oct 1837, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Martha J. CRECELIUS  B: 23 Dec 1838, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Pilgram B. CRECELIUS  B: 8 Oct 1840, Crawford Co, IN

................................................ Joel CRECELIUS Jr  B: 8 April 1843, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Christena A. CRECELIUS  B:  28 Dec 1845,  Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Sarah Mahala CRECELIUS  B: 25 Jan 1849, Crawford Co, IN  
................................................ Nancy Elizabeth CRECELIUS  B: 6 June 1851, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Jacob Elijah CRECELIUS  B: 12 Dec 1853, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ John Henry CRECELIUS  B: 22 Dec 1857, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Margaret Olive CRECELIUS  B: 3 Dec 1859, Crawford Co, IN
................................................ Sarah E. CRECELIUS  B: 26  Feb 1863, Crawford Co, IN        
                  Eliza Ann CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1810, D: 4 Jul 1844
                  +William POE  B: 10 MAR 1807, Clinton Co, Ohio, D: 5 DEC 1882, Crawford Co, IN
                  M: 20 JAN 1833, Crawford County, IN
................................................ POE  B: 1834, Crawford County, IN
................................................ Henry POE  B: 4 FEB 1836, Crawford County, IN POE
................................................ POE  B: 1837, Orange County, IN
................................................ POE  B: 1840, Orange County, IN
................................................ POE  B: 1840, Orange County, IN
................................................ POE  B: 1844, Crawford County, IN
                  William CRECELIUS  B: 8 Nov 1811, IN, D: 27 Feb 1882
                  Julia Ann CRECELIUS  B: 27 Oct 1814, IN, D: 18 Feb 1899  
                  Sarah CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1817, Crawford Co, IN
                  Isaac CRECELIUS   B: 12 May 1818, Crawford Co, IN,  D: 26 Oct 1885
                  Margaret CRECELIUS  B: 12 May 1818, IN, D: 12 Aug 1886 
                  Phoebe CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1820, Harrison Co, IN                 
                  Elizabeth CRECELIUS  B: 20 Sep 1824  Crawford Co, IN, D: 31 May 1867              
                  Jacob CRECELIUS (04)  B: 17 Nov 1827, Crawford Co, IN, D: 18  Apr 1911  
Otto Rudolph CRECELIUS (06)  B: 1728 Kirberg, Nassau, Germany, D: Aft 7 1787 Jun, Washington Co, TN
M: 13 Jan 1750, Reichelsheim, Germany
+Anna Margaretha ZUBROD  B: 2 Dec 1727, Cronenberg,  D: 29 Jan 1758, Reichelsheim
                  Maria Philippine Wilhelmina CRECELIUS  B: 21 Jun 1751, Reichelsheim, D: 22 Feb 1835  
                  John Godhard CRECELIUS  B: 31 Jul 1753, Reichelsheim
M: 9 Jul 1759, Reichelsheim, Germany
+Anna Ursula GERLACH
B: 1738, Cronenberg, Germany, D: 20 Nov 1765, Friesburg, Salem County, NJ
Buried: Friesburg Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Friesburg, Salem County, NJ
Maria Elisabetha 'Elizabeth' CRECELIUS  9 Jul 1761, Reichelsheim 
                  Wilhelm Christian Henrich CRECELIUS  B:14 Nov 1762, Reichelsheim, D: 1764  
                  Anna Magdalena CRECELIUS  B: 30 Mar 1765, Philadelphia, PA
M: 4 Feb 1766, St. Michael's, Philadelphia, Pa
+Maria Elizabeth DIEDERLE
B: 1753, Germany
, D: Abt 1790
                  Maria 'Barbara' CRECELIUS  B: 1765/1766, Philadelphia, PA
                  Catharina Barbara 'Catharine' CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1768, D: Aft Jun 1787
                  Rudolph 'Isaac' CRECELIUS  B: 30 Mar 1772, Frederick, MD, D: 14 Apr 1852  Whitley Co, KY
                  Dorothy 'Dolly' CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1773,  Frederick, MD, D: Abt 1813                      
                  John CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1775, VA,   D: 1860/1870, Washington Co, TN                     
                  Margaret CRECELIUS  B: Abt 1778, VA,  D: Aft 1787               
                  Jacob CRECELIUS (05)  B: Abt 1782,  D: 17, Mar 1826, Crawford Co, IN                   
                                    
                        
Johannes CRECELIUS (07)  B: 24 Feb 1683, Heringen, Nassau, D: 21 Feb 1760, Reichelsheim, Darmstadt, Germany
M: 1 Sep 1716, Kirberg, Nassau, Germany
+Anna Margarethe SENKENBERG  B: 14 FEB 1694, Germany, Friedberg, Hesse, D: 22 Apr 1753, Reichelsheim, Darmstadt, Germany
                  Johannes CRECELIUS  B: 14 Sep 1717, Burgschwalbach, D: 4 Mar 1798, Oldenhausen, Germany
                  CRECELIUS  B: Abt. 1719, Burgschwalbach, Germany
                  CRECELIUS  B: Abt. 1721, Kirberg, Nassau, Germany
                  Otto Rudolph CRECELIUS (06)  B: Abt 1724, Kirberg, Nassau, Germany, D: Aft 7 Jun 1787, WA Co, TN
                  Philipp CRECELIUS  B: Abt. 1726   Place: Kirberg, Nassau, Germany
                  Johann Gotthard CRECELIUS  B: Abt. 1728, Germany, D: 4 Mar 1798
                  ? CRECELIUS  B: Abt. 1730, Kirberg, Nassau, Germany
                 
Johann Christophal "Christoffel" CRECELIUS (08) B: 3 Aug 1652, Nauheim, Nassau
D: 5 Dec 1694, Heringen, Nassau, Germany
M: 25 Feb 1680 Heringen, Nassau, Germany
+Anna Catherina CONRAD  B: 1659/1660, Heringen, Nassau, D: Aft 1696
                  Anna Elisabethe CRECELIUS  B: 25 Feb 1681, Heringen, Nassau, Germany  
                  Johannes CRECELIUS (07)  B: 24 Feb 1683, Heringen, Nassau, D: 21 Feb 1760, Reichelsheim, Darmstadt,
                  Germany               
                  Elisabethe Margarethe CRECELIUS  B: 8 Oct 1685, Heringen, Nassau, Germany
                  Johann Jakob CRECELIUS  B: 27 Feb 1687, Heringen, Nassau, Germany, Prussia, D: 8 Oct 1762
                  Elisabethe Catherine CRECELIUS  B: 21 May 1689, Heringen, Nassau, Germany
                  F CRECELIUS  B: 16 Nov 1691, Heringen, Nassau, Germany, D: 16 Nov 1691
                  Johann Philipp CRECELIUS  B: 3 Mar 1693, Heringen, Nassau, Germany
                  ? CRECELIUS  B: 14 Jun 1696, Heringen, Nassau, Germany, D: 14 Jun 1696 
                  Anna Margarethe CRECELIUS  B: 18 Dec 1698, Heringen, Nassau, Germany
Johannes CRECELIUS (09)  B: Abt 1620, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 16 Aug 1693, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
M: 10 Sep 1649/1650, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
+Katharina DREYLING B: 1629/1631, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, 31 Oct 1700, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
                  Johannes CRECELIUS  B: 1 Jan 1665, Nauheim, Nassau, D: 18 Feb 1734, Mensfelden, Nassau, Germany
                  Christian CRECELIUS  B: 1658, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 16 Dec 1707
                  Anna Margaretha CRECELIUS  B: 1655, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
                  Johann Jost CRECELIUS  B: 13 Jan 1669, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 13 Apr 1713
                  Hans Wilhelm CRECELIUS  B: 23 Feb 1663, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: Bef 1716
                  Anna Elisabeth CRECELIUS  B: 3 Mar 1667, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
                  Anna Katharina CRECELIUS  B: 14 Mar 1660, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 4 Aug 1744
                  Hans Georg CRECELIUS  B: 3 Aug 1652, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 5 Dec 1694
                  Johann Christophal "Christoffel" CRECELIUS (08)  B: 3 Aug 1652, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: Bef 1724
Peter KRECELIUS (10)  B: Abt 1595, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 24 Jul 1635, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
+UNKNOWN
                  Johannes CRECELIUS (09)  B: Abt 1620,  Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 16 Aug 1693
Christian KRECELIUS (11) B: Abt 1565/1570, Gemunden, Westerwald, D: 8 Jul 1635, Nauheim, Nassau, Germany
+Anna LOOS B:  1568 , Nassau, Germany, D: Aft 1636/1641, Nassau, Germany
                  ? KRECELIUS  B: Abt 1590, Nassau, Germany
                  Peter KRECELIUS (10)  B: Abt 1595,  Nauheim, Nassau, Germany, D: 24 Jul 1635
Dietrich "Theodor" KREKEL (12)  B: 1540, Gemunden, Westerwald, Germany, D: 1628, Westerburg, Germany
M: Abt 1565 ,  Germany
+Margaretha WELLER B:  1549 , Germany, M: Abt 1565, Germany        
                  Andreas KREKEL  B: Abt. 1568, Gemunden, Germany
                  Justus "Jodocus" KRECELIUS  B: Abt 1565/1570, Gemunden, Westerwald, D: 20 Apr 1616, Mensfelden,
                  Nassau, Germany
                  Christian KRECELIUS (11)  B: Abt 1565, Gemunden, Westerwald, Germany, D: 8 Jul 1635, Nauheim,
                  Nassau, Germany
                  Dietrich KREKEL  B: Abt. 1571, Gemunden, Germany, D: 1628
                 
Thiel KRICKELN (13) B: 1514 Wilsenroth, Germany, D: 1582
+UNKNOWN
                  Dietrich "Theodor" KRECKEL (12)  B: 1540, Gemunden, Westerwald, D: 1628, Westerburg, Germany
Peter KREKEL (14)
+UNKOWN
                  Thiel KRICKELN (13)
Peter KREKEL (15)
+UNKOWN
                  Peter KREKEL (14)
Gregkeln DIELE (16)
+UNKOWN
                  Peter KREKEL (15)
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