George Kready

George Kready

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 May 1869 (aged 71)
Burial Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7573347 · View Source
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JOHN E. KREADY, brother of the late Jacob B. Kready, is a farmer, market gardener and florist ‘of Rapho township. He was born in Manor township April 12, 1834, son of GEORGE (of this memorial) and Susannah (Birchfield) Kready. The father, George Kready, was born in Manor township, in August, 1797, and remained there until 1839, when he removed to his death in 1869. He was a farmer and held several township offices during his life. Both he and his wife were members of the Mennonite Church. Mrs. Kready was born Feb. 20, 1798, and died in 1875. There were born to this couple the following children: Elizabeth, unmarried, and living on the old homestead; Susan, unmarried, and living on the home place; Jacob B., who died in 1900. and already referred to in this sketch; George, of Rapho township: Mary, who died in 1898, the wife of David Burns, of Rapho township; John E.; Anna, unmarried, living on the home place; and Samuel, a Penn township farmer.

In 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., John E. Kready married Miss Magdalena Stoner, of that city. The following children have been born to this union: Elmira, wife of Jacob Herman, an East Hempfield township farmer; Minnie, unmarried and at home; Wilson, a farmer of Rapho township. who first married Miss Fanny Brubaker and then Louisa .Iartin; and Francis, at home, unmarried.

Mr. Kready remained at home with his parents until the time of his marriage, gaining an education in the meantime in the public schools of the district. After his marriage he worked his father's farm on shares for two years and then bought his present home and moved into it. In 1880 he began engaging in the nursery business, and it has grown to such extent that he now ships shrubs, plants, trees, etc., to all parts of the United States. He is the person who cultivated and introduced the Keystone and Early Daisy varieties of grapes to general use.

Mr. Kready is a Republican in politics and for three years held the oflice of township auditor under the auspices of that party. The gentleman is progressive in his ideas and always alive to everything of benefit and interest to his neighborhood and of the Sporting Hill and Manheim Turnpike Co,Rapho Township, where he resided until the time of I aiding in every manner projects for the betterment of social and industrial institutions.

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aged 71 years, 9 mo~ 3 days



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  • Added: 13 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7573347
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Kready (14 Aug 1797–12 May 1869), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7573347, citing Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by E.Renkin (contributor 46537485) .