|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1837|
|Death: ||May 16, 1910|
Gottfried Frederick Krels was the son of Gottfried and Anna (Stange) Krels, both born in Germany, the former in Magdeburg, and the latter in Wernigerode. His father Gottfried Krels was reared a soldier, came to America in 1809, at the age of eighteen years, and served as a soldier in the American army in the war of 1812. He was married in Pennsylvania, and about 1844 went to New York, where he followed the trade of ship-carpenter. He went to New Jersey in 1846, and thence to Boston, where he entered the army again, this time for service with Mexico, serving all through that war, and being known as Colonel Crawford. He had changed his name on coming to this country, on account of trouble of a military nature at the time he left Prussia. His mother came to this country when she was eight years old, coming with an aunt who located in Pennsylvania.
Gottfried Frederick Krels was married in Lafayette County, Missouri, five miles from Wellington, June 8, 1867, to Miss Anna Mary Depenbrink, a native of that county and a daughter of John H. and Catharine (Greve) Depenbrink, both of whom were born in Germany. Her parents lived in Lafayette County, until 1871, when her father died, aged sixty-five years; her mother died in Ray county, that State, in 1800, aged sixty-eight.
Mr. and Mrs. Krels have five children living/namely: William H.; Joseph G.; Sophia Sarah, wife of Frederick Baden, of Whitman county, Washington; Bertha Mary, wife of Wood Cox; and Walter C. They lost one child, Fred W., who died July 24, 1890, aged nearly twelve years.
Anna Mary Depenbrink Krels (1844 - 1921)
Fredrick W. Krels (1879 - 1890)*
Cox (Bartels) Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 24, 2012
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Added: Feb. 24, 2012