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Abraham Stoltz & Rosina Krieger, Stokes County, North Carolina & Their Family

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:

  1. Susanna, born c1793; bound out to Jacob Conrad on 4 March 1806, Stokes County, North Carolina; died after 5 April 1817.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Johan George Krieger & Catherina Ludwig, Stokes County, NC & Their Family

Johan George Krieger is the youngest son of Nicholas Krieger and Catharina Maria (Borger?) of North Carolina in the 1700s.

He was reportedly born 12 July 1759, but whether in Pennsylvania or Maryland is uncertain. He married Catharina Ludwig, daughter of Philip Ludwig, probably in June 1783, as a request was made to the Moravian Church to publish banns on 18 May 1783.

Banns are normally published three Sundays in a row with the wedding held shortly afterwards.

Although George joined the Moravian Church, possibly because other siblings did the same, he apparently left the church in 1822:

This undated letter form the church archivist also states that Catharina Ludwig died [23 October – per original gravestone] 1820.

Another possible reason for George leaving the church is the fact that his son George was “cut off from the congregation” just three days after his wedding in 1814 when he married outside the Moravian faith:

George married (2) Sarah Hunter, possibly a daughter or other relative of John Hunter, who died in 1803 in Stokes County. The wedding date for this couple mystified many for a long time, as Sarah applied for a widow’s pension based on George Krieger’s service in the Revolutionary War, stating they had married in 1798.

However, it was eventually determined that Sarah lied about the date because the current law at the time required widows to have been married before 1800.

The law was amended in the 1850s, about the time that Sally made her application. Eventually, it was determined the couple married about 1828. The 1830 census for George includes one female, aged 50-60.

George wrote his will in 1831, but it wasn’t proved in court until September 1841, so George died shortly before that time.

George and Catherina were the parents of ten children, nine of whom lived to adulthood, married and had children, all named in their father’s will. However, none of his daughters are identified by married names in it.


1. Mary, born c1784; died after 1860, probably Forsyth County, North Carolina, where she lived with the Nathaniel and Lavia Pfaff family; married Frederick Wolff, 16 September 1802, Stokes County, North Carolina.
2. Peter, born c1784; died after 1850, when he was 66, or after 1860, when one Peter Kreeger is enumerated as 65 years old. His gravestone wasn’t placed until 1982. He married Martha London, 31 March 1828, Stokes County, North Carolina. she died before 1850.
3. Elizabeth, born c1786; died between 1850-1860, probably Surry County, North Carolina; married Jacob Spainhour, 20 December 1807, Stokes County, North Carolina.
4. Jacob, born 30 August 1788; died 5 October 1844; married Mary Fulp, 15 December 1813, Stokes County, North Carolina. He is buried at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
5. Catharina Anna, born c1790; died after 1860, probably Forsyth County, North Carolina; married George Boose, before 1820, probably Stokes County, North Carolina
6. Johan George, born c1792; died before 1850, probably Owen County, Indiana; married Abigail Fulp, 10 July 1814, Stokes County, North Carolina. Abigail also died before 1850. Their younger children were sent to live with elder siblings in Indiana and Illinois.
7. Philippine, born 21 August 1794; died 13 May 1820, Stokes County, North Carolina; unmarried
8. Margaret, born c1798; died between 1850-1860, probably Stokes County, North Carolina; married John Boose, 9 July 1821, Stokes County, North Carolina
9. Charity, born c1800, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 17 March 1880 of dropsy & widowed, Taylor, Scott, Virginia [1880 mortality schedule states she died of old age and was divorced]; married Thomas Eads, 16 December 1822, Stokes County, North Carolina. Thomas in not in the home at the time of the 1850 census.
10. Susanna, born 13 June 1806, Stokes County, North  Carolina; died 2 March 1884, Forsyth County, North Carolina; married Lewis Werner, 3 February 1827, Stokes County, North Carolina. She is buried at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church cemetery in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

All of George’s and Catharina’s children, except for daughter Philippine who died aged 25, married and had children. There are many descendants of this couple today.



Jacob Krieger & Susanna Schauss & Their Family, Stokes County, NC

Johann Jacob Krieger was born 19 April 1755 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the second son of Nicholas Krieger and Catharina Maria, maiden name said to be Borger.

His birth and death dates are found on his gravestone at the Bethania Moravian God’s Acre Cemetery in today’s Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Although no marriage record has been located, Jacob, as he was called, married Susanna Schaus/s, the daughter of Philip, not long after the banns were published in the Bethania Moravian Church.

Banns were published for 3 weeks in a row, so it seems likely that Jacob and Susanna married sometime in late November 1778.

It also appears that Jacob and Susanna became church members at the time of their marriage as the church diary entry noting the death of Jacob’s father, Nicholas, in 1804 mentions that although Nicholas wasn’t a member, his three sons all belonged to the Moravian Church.

Jacob died on 30 September 1824 in Stokes County, North Carolina, leaving a will naming his wife, Susanna, and their five children.

Stokes County, NC Wills, volume 3:130

He was fairly well-to-do, as after the death of Susanna, his estate inventory value was about $1000, equal to about $30,000 in today’s money.

Susanna was born 24 February 1758 and died 4 June 1828, Stokes County, North Carolina.

In 1778, Jacob Krieger was granted 400 acres of land in (then)Surry county, North Carolina. The land was on Dorothea Creek and part of the 200 acres he later sold to his brother, Henry. (Stokes County, NC Deed Book D:8)

It appears this family lived all their lives in Bethania, at the time in Stokes County, and all are buried in the Bethania Moravian God’s Acre Cemetery, which today is in Forsyth County, North Carolina.


1. Elizabeth, born 30 July 1779, Surry County, North Carolina; died 18 March 1823; married Henry Schultz, c1799. They were the parents of at least one son, John Jacob.
2. Catherine, born 5 March 1782; died 4 May 1834; married Jacob Conrad, marriage bond dated 12 February 1809, Stokes County, North Carolina [NOTE: Bond indexed as Cathy Krous, but looking at the original record, it looks more like “Krocer,” a phonetic variation of Krokar or Krieger.] They were the parents of six children.
3. Frederick, born 20 March 1784, Surry County, North Carolina; died 4 August 1820; married Maria Margaretha Pfaff, c1808. They were the parents of five children.
4. John, born c1788, Surry County, North Carolina;  predeceased his father, dying c1819; married Maria Elizabeth Spainhour, c1810. Their three children are named in Jacob’s 1824 will – Solomon, Timothy and Lavinia.
5. Susanna, born 22 December 1791; died 22 December 1825; married Jacob Hilsabeck. They were the parents of four children, the youngest of which was born the day before Susanna died.

In a few days, we will look at the family of Frederick Alberty and Elizabeth Krieger.