George Krebs or Kreps

George Krebs/Kreps/Krepps[1] - George Krebs (or Krepps), son of Henry and Barbara (Koble)  Krebs, was born about 1813 or 1821 in Pennsylvania[2].  He lived in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Occupation on census records: Farmer.   The 1880 census indicates that George was blind.  He married Anna Keck (born on October 1, 1854).   George died on March 25, 1896 in Cranberry Township.

[1] In census and land records that have been found Georgeís surname is spelled all three ways.  Vivian A. Krepps told his daughter that the name had been changed from Krebs to Krepps at some point.  Early census records consistently spell the name Kreps.  An 1874 Butler County, Pennsylvania, land map spells George Sr.ís name Krepps.  Other maps and records refer to Krebs bank on Brush Creek on property owned by George.  Georgeís widow, Annaís name is spelled Krebs in the 1900 census and she signed probate documents with the Krebs spelling.  The original birth record at the Butler County Court House for Vivian Krepps (George, Jr.ís son) spells the name Krebbs.  In 1945 Vivian had the record corrected to read Krepps and was issued a delayed certificate of birth with the Krepps spelling.  The Social Security Death Index spells Vivian A.ís (George, Jr.ís son) name Kreps. Vivianís name is spelled Krepps in all of his military records.  Most of John Henry Krebsí (father of George) descendants who remained in Butler and Beaver Counties used the Krepps spelling; however some descendants also spell the name Kreps, Creps or Krebs.

[2] There were several Krepsí families also living in Cranberry Township according to the 1820 thru 1860 census records.  All of the Kreps families except George disappear from Cranberry Township census records after the Civil War.  If census records are correct George was born in about 1821, however Courthouse death records indicate that he was 83 years old at the time of his death, which, if accurate, would indicate he was born about 1813.

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Father*                    Henry Krebs/Kreps  (b. 6 Dec 1777, d. 4 Mar 1841)

Mother*                   Barbara Koble (b. 29 Sep 1780, d. 1 Feb 1836)

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Birth*               1815 or 1821                PA.

Marriage*        __ ___ ____                Anna Barbara Keck (b. 1 Oct 1854, d, 11 Nov 1933)

Daughter:        __ ___ 1874                Martha Krepps (b. 1874,          ); married William Landis

Son:              07 Aug 1876                George Krepps (b. 07 Aug 1876, d. 28 Jan 1952); Cranberry Twp., Butler County, PA.; married Della Hayes

Son:               __ Jun 1878                Daniel Krepps (b. Jun 1878,          ); PA.

Daughter:         __ Jul 1881                Amelia Krepps (b. Jul 1881,          ); PA.; married Theodore Barto

Son:               __ Jun 1889                Albert Krepps (b. Jun 1889,          )

Son:                                                 Charles Krepps

 Death:            25 May 1896               Cranberry Twp., Butler County, PA

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