Rev Daniel Cripe

Rev Daniel Cripe

Birth
Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Dec 1859 (aged 87)
Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Burial Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 19836899 · View Source
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Daniel Cripe was born May 6, 1772 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1830, he acquired land on the Elkhart Prairie, two miles south of Goshen, Indiana. There he built a cabin. He returned to Montgomery County, Ohio to persuade his family to come to St. Joseph County, Indiana. Among those toaccompany him were his son, Samuel and family, Martin Weybright and family, and Jacob Studebaker and family. With the help of neighbors, Daniel constructed a plow with a wooden mouldboard. Tradition states he was the first settler to plow a furrow on the Elkhart Prairie.

Daniel began to preach to pioneer families preaching in German. A church was organized in 1830 with Daniel Cripe as its first elder and minister. Daniel died December 10, 1859 and Magdalena on May 25, 1842. Their bodies were moved to the West Goshen Cemetery on May 28, 1961.


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  • Created by: Jack Mietus
  • Added: 11 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19836899
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Daniel Cripe (7 May 1772–10 Dec 1859), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19836899, citing West Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jack Mietus (contributor 46915106) .