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Rev Frederick Emanuel Crever
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1826
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1887
York County
Pennsylvania, USA


Rev. Frederick Emanuel Crever was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, April 9, 1826. His parents, James and Mary (Kaert) Crever, were natives of Carlisle, and of German descent. His father was one of the founders, and for many years the editor and proprietor of the Carlisle Republican, now the Carlisle Herald.

Frederick was educated in the pubic schools of Carlisle. Beginning at the age of nineteen he served an apprenticeship of three years at the carpenter's trade, and worked three years more as a journeyman. He was baptized in infancy and brought up in the Lutheran Church. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and early felt called to the ministry, but learned his trade to satisfy his father. Frederick joined the conference as a candidate in 1853 and was appointed to Sins Mahoning Circuit. At once he applied himself to the course of study required by the rules of his church. At the end of two years, he was ordained deacon, and two years later an elder, and was appointed to Newport Circuit, Perry County, Pennsylvania, remaining one year. He continued in the regular work of the ministry until 1876, holding some of the most important charges in Pennsylvania and Maryland the full time. He was placed on the supernumerary list in 1878, a year and a half later, on the superannuated list. His last regular charge was Castle Fin. He removed to his farm of ninety-five acres, two miles south of Shrewsbury, where now resides, and is still a member of the conference, preaching where he may be called, averaging about twice a month, often in York and vicinity.

In 1861 he made a war speech in McConnellsburg, in connection with raising of troops, and during the Civil War acted as volunteer chaplain, visiting hospitals and battlefields. He has always been an active temperance worker.

He was married, February 26, 1857, to Rachael Ann Hendrix, of Shrewsbury Township, and they had seven children, of whom five are deceased; Katie, aged eighteen months; Charles A., aged four years; Susan, aged two years; James F., aged eighteen months and Benjamin A., aged fourteen years. Two living are Annie Rozilla and James Willis. Rachael is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church although brought up in the Lutheran.

From "York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History" by John Gibson.


Rev. Frederick E. Crever, a superannuated minister of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, while building a platform around a pump at the barn near his residence, two miles from Shrewsbury, fell backward and broke his neck, killing him instantly. In 1854 he was stationed on the Warriors Mark Circuit. He was a brother of the venerable Rev. B. H. Crever, D.D., of Petersburg, this county. Deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.

From the "Huntingdon Journal" Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. 
Family links: 
  James Crever (1793 - ____)
  Mary Kaert Crever (1796 - ____)
  Rachael Ann Hendrix Crever (1838 - 1922)*
  Susan Crever*
  Charles A Crever*
  Catharine E Crever*
  Benjamin A Crever (1863 - 1877)*
  James F Crever (1864 - 1866)*
  Annie Rozilla Crever (1866 - 1944)*
  James Willis Crever (1874 - 1954)*
  Benjamin Heck Crever (1817 - 1890)*
  James Augustus Crever (1821 - 1867)*
  Frederick Emanuel Crever (1826 - 1887)
*Calculated relationship
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Karen Kanatzar
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Jul 24, 2013
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Rev Frederick Emanuel Crever
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