(John) Henry Krebs/Kreps

(John) Henry Krebs (1777 – 1841) – John Henry Krebs was born on December 6, 1777[1] in Northumberland County, PA, the son of John Henry and Christina Margaret Krebs.  He was a farmer.  Henry came to Butler County, PA in 1813 when his sister’s (Christina) husband, George Otto, became ill and eventually died. Butler County’s Orphan’s Court records show that John Henry was appointed as the guardian of several of George Otto’s minor children.[2]  According to property records, John Henry Krebs bought and sold three fairly large plots of land in Butler County.  Census records record his name as Henry Krebs, other records as John Henry Krebs.  He was married to Maria Barbara Koble (b. 29 Sept 1780), the daughter of Daniel and Barbara Koble.  Barbara Krebs died on February 1, 1836 and Henry Krebs on March 4, 1841 in Butler County, PA.

[1] Cemetery Records for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery (birth and death date source for both Henry and Barbara Krebs)

[2] Butler County, Pennsylvania, Orphan’s Court Records 1815

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Father*                         John Henry Krebs (b. 1742, d. 1798)

Mother*                        Christiana (?)

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Birth*                   06 Dec 1777

Marriage*           __ ___ ____            Maria Barbara Koble (b. 29 Sept 1780, d. 01 Feb 1836)

Son:                    25 Sep 1803            Samuel Krebs/Kreps (b. 25 Sep 1803, d. 21 Oct 1884); married Eliza Hill or Hilt

Daughter:            __ ___ 1806            Catherine Krebs/Kreps (b. 1806,            ); married John Grim

Son:                cir __ ___ 1808            Henry Krebs/Kreps (b. circa 1808,          )

Son:                cir __ ___ 1811            Daniel Krebs/Kreps (b. circa 1811, d. 17 Jan 1875); PA.

Son:                        1813-1821            George Krebs/Kreps (b. between 1813 and 1821, d. 25 May 1896); PA. ; married Anna Keck

Daughter:            __ ___ 1817            Elizabeth Krebs/Kreps (b. 1817,          ); married Jacob Dumbaugh (or Dumbaugher)

Son:                cir __ ___ 1819            Joseph Krebs/Kreps (b. circa 1819, d. 04 Dec 1888); PA. married Matilda French

Daughter:             05 Jan 1823            Lydia (Liddy)  Krebs/Kreps (b. 05 Jan 1823,          ); married Thomas  Roe

Daughter:            __ ___ 1824            Anne Krebs/Kreps (b. 1824,          ); 

Death*                 04 Mar 1841            Cranberry Twp., Butler County, PA. Buried St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery

  In Memory of John Henry Krebs born December 6, 1777 died March 4, 1841, aged 65 years

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