Jacob B Kready

Jacob B Kready

Birth
Death 21 May 1900 (aged 73)
Burial Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7623198 · View Source
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JACOB B. KREADY (deceased) was born at Millersville. Manor township, Lancaster county, Sept. 10, 1826, and he died on his farm in Rapho Township June 2, 1900, and was buried in Erisman's Meeting House cemetery. He was the son of GEORGE (of this memorial) and Susannah (Birchfield) Kready. On Dec. 4. 1866, Jacob B. Kready was married to Rebecca Eby. There were born to this union the following children: Mary A., unmarried; Frank E., of Petersburg. Pa. ; Emma J., deceased wife of James Groff : Susan E., wife of Levi F issel, of Rapho Township; Henry E., a Rapho township farmer; Jacob E., unmarried and at home ; Elias E., at Manheim, teaching school : Rebecca E., wife of Elias Hunberger, of Salunga, Pa.; John E., born on the homestead, July 8. 1877: Clinton E., Elizabeth B, Clayton E. and Ellen E., who all died young; Alice; Susan; Henry; Emma: Frank; and Elizabeth, born in Mechanicsville, East Hempfield Township.

Mrs. Rebecca (Eby) Kready, wife of Jacob B. Kready, was born in Rapho township, July 4, 1835, and died in December, 1896, at the age of sixty-one years. She was buried in Erisman's Church cemetery. Mrs. Kready was the daughter of Christian and Anna (Vortman) Eby, of Lancaster county. She was a worthy. Christian woman and died regretted by a large circle of friends.

During his life Jacob B. Kready took a prominent part in the affairs of Rapho township. Moving there in 1866, from East Hempfield township, he at once began that career which marked him as a man of more than ordinary industry, thrift and sagacity. At his death he not only owned the farm occupied by him as a home but two fine adjoining farms which he purchased at different times. He was a director and was largely instrumental in organizing the enterprise. For years he was tax collector of the township, and during a long period prior to his death was a factor in the development of the resources of his township. A Republican in politics, he stood for the best interests of the party and at all times ready with his purse and counsel to do his share toward its success. Both he and wife were prominent members of the Mennonite Church.



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  • Created by: E.Renkin
  • Added: 26 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7623198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob B Kready (10 Aug 1826–21 May 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7623198, citing Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by E.Renkin (contributor 46537485) .