Rosina Krieger, youngest child of Nicholas Krieger and Catharina Maria (Borger?) had the most difficult life of the five Krieger children.
There are several records that document her life. She was born c1760 or perhaps a little later as she was confirmed at the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Surry County, North Carolina on 8 June 1777.
She married Abraham Stoltz by 1792; no marriage record has been found. Abraham died after a decade of marriage and before 7 December 1802, when Rosina declined to serve as administratrix of her husband’s estate.
Although Rosina’s death is noted in the Moravian Church records, Abraham’s death is not and at least one of her children, son Henry, was baptized in the Shiloh (previously called Muddy Creek) Lutheran Church.
It may be that Rosina’s death was mentioned because she attended the Moravian Church with her extended family after the death of Abraham.
Rosina never remarried and had to accept that her two daughters, Susanna and Mary Elizabeth, were bound out by the court. The blow would have been somewhat softened knowing that Mary Elizabeth was bound out to her brother Jacob.
Abraham and Rosina were the parents of three children:
- Susanna, born c1793; bound out to Jacob Conrad on 4 March 1806, Stokes County, North Carolina; died after 5 April 1817.
- Mary Elizabeth, born 2 February 1796, Stokes County, North Carolina; bound out to Jacob Krieger on 4 March 1806, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 27 August 1868, Forsyth County, North Carolina; married Martin Holder, 17 August 1819, Stokes County, North Carolina. Both are buried at Moravian God’s Acre Cemetery in Bethania, Forsyth, North Carolina. Martin was born 7 May 1794 and died on 30 November 1872. They were the parents of at least three children.
- Henry, baptized 19 August 1798, Shiloh Lutheran Church, Stokes County, North Carolina; married Polly Holder, 3 April 1820, Stokes County, North Carolina; He is likely the Henry Stotts, born 1798, in Forsyth County in 1850 married to Magdalene (MNU).
Rosina and Susanna made an appearance in the 1817 Moravian Church records, but no reason was given for the action:
From “The Record Book of Shiloh Lutheran Church Lewisville NC 1777-1893” at FCGS Journal Vol 12 Spring 1990:
“April 5, 1817. According to the resolution and direction of our last Synod our Church Council, with others given a seat in it, have met and: Resolved: That George Kraus and Rosina Stultz, widow, are excluded from our church; and further, than unless Susanna Stoltz appears and apologises she also shall be regarded as excluded.”
No further record is found on Susanna after 1817. Susan Stoltz who married Jacob Shore in 1824 was the daughter of Casper Stoltz. She seems to have been lost to time.
Mary Elizabeth and Martin Holder were the parents of several children, as apparently was her brother Henry. Identifying those children would take some digging.
This concludes the short series on the grandchildren of Nicholas Krieger and Catharina maria (Borger?) of Stokes County, North Carolina.