US Army Private, Civil War
The Galveston Daily News, August 9, 1914, page 8, column 5
"JOHN S. CREAMER DIES; NEARLY A CENTURY OLD--
"Lived in Galveston for full half century--
"During Civil War He Was Wounded Several Times – Old Comrades at Funeral--
"John S. Creamer, 98 years old, died suddenly at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. He had not been complaining of illness, being about the family home, 908 Thirty-fifth street, all Friday chatting with relatives and friends about current topics. He had retained his memory even in his advanced age and talked of the European war, comparing it with the civil strife of the sixties, in which he participated.
"Mr. Creamer was wounded several times in the right leg during battles between the North and South. He was a native of New York and enlisted in the Union army from St. Joseph, Mo. After the war was ended he came to Galveston, where he lived continuously. He has been a bricklayer since living here.
"His wife died eleven months ago in her seventy-sixth year. Mr. Creamer's family said the bereavement felt then seemed to have made a deep impression on him, and he began to gradually grow weaker, although he was never very ill.
"Mr. Creamer belonged to Hancock Post No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic and the officers and members of the organization will attend the funeral at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. C. P. Hassenkarl, the interment being in Lake View Cemetery.
"The surviving family consists of two sons, E. B. Creamer of Galveston, Steve Creamer of Houston, two daughters, Mrs. L E. Brownlow of Houston and Mrs. J. E. Ott of Mexico." (transcribed 20 July 2014 Jere McCormick Becker)
Catherine Durst Creamer (1842 - 1913)
Edward Creamer (1869 - 1949)*
Mary Elizabeth Creamer Ott (1873 - 1949)*
Kathryn W Creamer Brumleu (1881 - 1972)*
Steve Douglas Creamer (1883 - 1937)*
Created by: Jere Becker
Record added: Feb 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104836655
I am so glad I found you great great grandfather. I am learning so much about you and I wish I would have known you. You seemed like a wonderful man. I will come visit your grave soon. Rest in peace.|
Sonja Vavrinak Creamer
Added: Jun. 19, 2015