28 May 2010

Found: Baptism Record!

While I was away on my research vacation I blogged about finding the baptism record of my 4th great grandfather, Thomas Kreitzer. I had believed for a long time that Thomas was the son of Peter Kreitzer & his wife, Elizabeth. Sadly I had been unable until last week to prove that Thomas was indeed their son. Well they say seeing is believing. From this point down I've got the documentation sewn up tight. Finding this baptismal record was truly one of the highlights of this trip!

Clicking on the image will open it enlarged in a new window.

The photo below shows the headstone of Thomas Kreitzer, he is buried with his wife, Mary Salome Gebhart Kreitzer in the Ellerton Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Thomas & Mary Gebhart Kreitzer were the parents of 7 children: Peter (1815-1823), George (1816-1855) who married Sarah Apple; William (1818-1869) married Barbara Apple; Elizabeth (1822-1878) married John Gebhart; Jacob (1824-1913) married Sarah Warner; Sarah (1827-1900) married Uriah Patton and Elizabeth (no dates) married Harry Heistand.

Of these my ancestor was George Kreitzer who married Sarah Apple. For more information on the Kreitzer family please contact me either in comments or via email.

Happy Researching!



Karen Packard Rhodes said...

Genealogy Happy Dance time! Congratulations on the find!

Jenna said...

It's a great feeling to have our hunches proven right!

Karen said...

Thanks for the comments! And yes it does feel good to have those hunches proven!