David Kreider

Born: October 16, 1803
Birthplace: ( Co.)
Death Date:
Cemetery: ( Co.)
Marriage Information
Married: Sarah Henry
Location: ( Co.)
Andrew Kreider
Jacob Kreider
David Kreider
Henry Kreider
Mary Kreider
Joseph Kreider

Marriage Information (second marriage)
Married: Magdalena Shenk
Date: ,
Location: ( Co.)
Annie Kreider
Elizabeth Kreider
Daniel Kreider
Lydia Kreider
Aaron Kreider

Jacob Kreider
Mary Stauffer


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"Notwithstanding the fact that he was a Mennonite, David Kreider was a progressive farmer. He was ever alert for new, improved methods. He was the first farmer in the neighborhood to buy a grain drill, had the first mowing machine, the only clover huller, and the first separator threshing machine. He directed his family to Annville where they have been so eminently successful. He purchased the mill in the south end of Annville and also the one northwest of the town, afterward called Clear Spring. David Kreider was also progressive in matters of church. He was one of the first subscribers to the Herald of Truth, the Mennonite Church paper. Implicit obedience to command was with him a cardinal virtue. He was a man of great physical strength, a sturdy Mennonite, not carried away by the inspirationists. It is told that a man moved by the spirit to cut all sorts of capers in religious meetings once found himself within David's clasp, held so tightly that he was brought back to mundane consciousness, and lead to petition man instead of God, with the words, "Not so tight, David! Not so tight!." David read his Bible. Isaac Mumma informs us that when Uncle David came to see his father, all farm work was laid aside, and Scripture discussion had full sway. "O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day."" (There is more written here.) -Francis 6/16/1919