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Rebecca Kreitz Schreyer
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1818
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1892
Oak Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Death of Mrs. Schreyer

Last Friday afternoon, Mrs. Rebecca Schreyer, a lady well known in Bellefonte and for a long time a resident here, died at Chicago after a long illness. She was the wife of Mr. Allen Schreyer and the mother of ten children. Nineteen years ago, she with her husband and children, some of them even at that early day having grown to be men and women, lived in this town, her husband and eldest son carried on the furniture business. Her daughters were Mrs. Daniel Garman, Mrs. Johnathan Harper and Mrs. Hoffman of Bellefonte, Mrs. (Hawthorne), of Williamsport and Mrs. Evans of Lock Haven. Her sons were William, Charles, Benjamin, Hayes and Harry. Since then, Mrs. Daniel Garman, Mrs. (Hawthorne) and William have passed away. Charles is doing business at Chicago, Benjamin and Hayes are located at Altoona and Harry is in business in Bellefonte. They are all excellent business men, all boys which there aged mother had every reason to be proud of, as she was. For some years past, she made her home with her son Charles at Chicago.

She was seventy-four years old. Her remains were brought to Bellefonte for interment last Monday, funeral service were held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Johnathan Harper of West Linn St.

Bellefonte Republican
November 10, 1892
Centre County Library, Bellfonte, PA
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NOTE: This obituary credits Allen's 2nd wife as being the mother of all of his 12 children. In fact, his first 8 children (2 of whom died very young) were the product of his first marriage and went by the surname "Schreyer". The 4 children by 2nd wife Rebecca Kreitz, daughter of Adam Kreitz and Susannah Strieby, went by the surname Schroyer, perhaps to distinguish themselves from the first family of children?
 
 
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 Parents:
  Adam Crites (1771 - 1843)
  Susanna Strieby Crites (1772 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Allen C. Schreyer (1809 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Allen Schroyer (1853 - 1931)*
  Benjamin J. Schroyer (1856 - 1914)*
  Hayes Schroyer (1858 - 1930)*
  Harry Hunter Schroyer (1862 - 1929)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Crites (1795 - 1872)*
  Rebecca Kreitz Schreyer (1818 - 1892)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Rebecca C. Schreyer
1818 - 1892
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Bellefonte
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: psb
Originally Created by: Daffy Duck
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49389697
Rebecca <i>Kreitz</i> Schreyer
Added by: Daffy Duck
 
 
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