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Posted: 1035978980000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1069600534000
Hello Krecker relatives and welcome. The intent of this board is to share genealogy information related to the surname KRECKER. There are several unrelated Krecker families currently living in the US. Please consider this message board one for all who share the surname KRECKER.

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Ralph Schmidt (View posts)
Posted: 1042296743000
Classification: Query

I am looking for info on a Caroline Pilger, Fatula, Schmidt, Gambler, Krecker. She would have married her 4th husband (Krecker) in the mid 1900's in the Allentown-Bethlehem area of PA. She was apparently born in that area, moved to Scranton where she married my uncle Frederick in 1914. They moved back to Allentown-Bethlehem in the 20's. After Frederick died she married into the Gambler family, then the Krecker family. I do not know her date of death, but a 94 year old daughter thinks she was buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bethlehem. Phone calls to the Cemetery office did not uncover any records.


Caroline Krecker

John Krecker (View posts)
Posted: 1042377385000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Krecker
Hello Ralph,
I do not have any information on Caroline Pilger, Fatula, Schmidt, Gambler, Krecker. However, the information that I have on Kreckers living in the Allentown area is as follows. The Krecker that married Caroline "may" have been a descendant of one of these. That would only be specualtion on my part. I hope this helps some.

1 William Fredrick KRECKER
Birth: 24 Dec 1852, Friedensburg, PA
Death: Herndon, PA
Occ: Grocer, Salesman, Bookkeeper
Father: Charles KRECKER (1826-1870)
Mother: Arabella RILAND (1822-1901)


Christmas Day, 1852, was a day never to be forgotten by Charles and Arabella Krecker. A son came into their home in Friedensburg, Pa. This was their Christmas gift. The named him William Frederick. He was a son that they were proud of.
He received a fair education in the public school of the village and later was a student at Lebanon Valley College, at Annville,Pa.

William Frederick led a long and useful life. For twenty years he was a grocer; for twenty five years a salesman; and for eleven years a bookkeeper. After 56 years of active service, he lived a retired life in Allentown, Pa. He died in the Evangelical Home for aged people in Herndon, Pa. date unknown. What is known is that his wife preceded him.

The 1880 U.S. Census shows Wm. F. Krecker living in Friedensburg, Wayne Township, Schuylkill Co., PA. He was shown as 28 years old at the time and occupation was shown as merchant. At that time he was living with his wife Rebecca, daughter Margaret, mother Arrabella [Arabella], brother J. Harry [Joseph Henry] who is shown as a school teacher, and cousin Lizzie B. Riland.

The 1900 census shows his address as 630 Tilghman [St?], Allentown, Pa. At that time he was living with his wife Rebecca and son Charles F., Jr.

Allentown, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887, 1889-902
Name: William F. Krecker
Business Name:
Occupation: grocer
Location 1: 440 Hamilton
Location 2: 441 Linden
City Allentown
State: PA
Year: 1889, 1890

Research: 1880 U.S. Census,Schuylkill Co., Penna., E.D 241 sheet 17 line 12
Microfilm T9 roll 1194

1900 U.S. Census, Schuylkill Co., Penna, Vol 119,E.D. 75, Sheet 8 Line 73; microflm T623 Roll 1430

Spouse: Rebecca RIETH
Birth: Mar 1851, Pennsylvania
Death: 29 Sep 1913, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa.
Father: Peter RIETH
Mother: Hannah
Marr: 3 Jun 1873

Children: Maggie Arabella (1877-1895)
Charles Fredrick (1882-1933)

1.1 Maggie Arabella KRECKER
Birth: 30 Jan 1877, Friedensburg, Pa.
Death: 25 Sep 1895, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa.

1.2 Charles Fredrick KRECKER Jr.
Birth: 29 Jul 1882, Friedensburg, Pa.
Death: 4 May 1933
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, PA
Occ: salesman for a drug company

Charles Frederick was a traveling salesman for a drug company and resided in South Atmore, Pa.

Spouse: Blanch Estella BERGER

Blanche was from Catawissa, Pa. after the death of her husband she moved to Philadelphia, Pa.

Research: 1 - p.8

Marr: 22 Jul 1909, New York, N.Y.

1. Rev. H.H. Ryland, The Samuel Burkhart Ryland's, 1937.

Re: Welcome

Posted: 1205829957000
Classification: Query
hello my name is mike krecker currently living in southern california. My grandmother was priscilla krecker and grandfather is william krecker but beyond that I know nothing. Curious to know of any others for I have never came across any others who are not in my immediate family.

William Krecker

Posted: 1205882647000
Classification: Query
Hello Mike. Glad you responded. I do have a William Krecker in my genealogy records who died in Los Angeles, CA 11 Nov 1961. He was born in Pennsylvania 19 Jan 1889. Could this be your grandfather?
Posted: 1310780696000
Classification: Query
You appear to be my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Also live in so cal. Still looking for goes very far back.


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Posted: 1310787305000
Classification: Query
Hey Mike,
I'm from So.CA too. My name is Randy Haas. My great grandmother is Priscilla S. Krecker b. 1845 PA d. 12 Apr 1930 Easton, PA. She married 12 Jun 1866 Fairville, Lancaster Co, PA to Howard W. Haas b. 4 Aug 1845 Union Co, PA d. 11 Sep 1902 Packerton, Carbon Co., PA. If this sounds like your line or even not, I have much info on the Krecker line. You can contact me direct at

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Posted: 1310788769000
Classification: Query
Mary Alice,
My name is Randy Haas. I also live in So. CA and my great grandmother is Priscilla S. Krecker b. 3 Jul 1845 PA d. 12 Apr 1930 Easton, PA She married 12 Jun 1866 to Howard W. Haas b. 4 Aug 1845 Union Co, PA d. 11 Sep 1902 Packerton, Carbon Co, PA. He was killed in a railroad accident.

I am very interested in any info I read on another post re: line tracing back to Francis Cooke of the Mayflower? Or the French Sallade line back to the Crusades, Basil, France, etc. Also the so-called "BOOK" of the Krecker lines. The person who first posted that and offered to share info was less than forth coming? Anyone else with any such info, please contact me direct I have compiled extensive genealogy and am willing to share in exchange. Thanks
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