2-Johan Georg (Jurg) Croessman

28 Oct 1697 in Pfungstadt, Hesse-Darmstadt [1].
Ancestry: (all in Pfungstadt)
  • Johan Valentine Croesman, "Baker" (13 Oct 1667-May 1730) and Anna Maria Hubner.
  • Johan Friedrich Croesman (26 Nov 1629 - Dec 1669) and Catharine (---).
  • Nicholaus Croesman Sr. (16 Jun 1590-c1680) and Anna Schmidt.
  • Hans Chrisman (1576-1604) and Apollonia Zyb.
  • Christen Croesman, d. aft 1580 and -- Mahr.
  • Immigrated:
    Arrived in Philadelphia, 21 June 1729, aboard the Mortonhouse from Rotterdam, and took an oath of allegiance there on 19 Aug 1729. His name appears as "Johannes Dirick Greesman" on those records. 6-George Croessman also arrived on this ship. [2,5]
    Not established. It has been reported that he died on 7 May 1758 in Pennsylvania [3]. However this claim has not been reconciled with the appearance of "Cresman, Joerg, 15s" on a list of members of New Providence Evangelical Congregation (later Trappe) on 27 Nov 1760 [4], or with the mention of a "Visit from Jurg Croesman and Wambold, of Indianfield..." on March 11, 1763 in Muhlenburg's journal (Vol. 1, pg. 606).
    Marriages & Children
  • 1. Anna Elisabeth Gottdiener, m. 2 Aug 1715 Pfungstadt. She died 3 Jan 1716.
  • Unnamed child, b. 3 Jan 1716, d. 5 Jan 1716 Pfungstadt.
  • 2. unknown wife, m. abt 1716, she d. abt 1728.
  • Maria Rebecca b. 20 Aug 1716 Pfungstadt, m. 18 Apr 1744 Pfungstadt to Johann Georg Cloos.
  • Anna Barbara, b. 24 Jan 1720, d. 5 Jun 1743 Pfungstadt.
  • Anna Maria, b. 18 Feb 1722 Pfungstadt, d. 25 Jan 1733, m. 18 Apr 1744 Pfungstadt to Johann Georg Cramer.
  • Frederick Crissman, b. 6 Nov 1728 in Eberstadt, d. 26 Apr 1826 in Tyrone Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa, buried St. John's Lutheran. m(1) Susannah Staeger, m(2) Elizabeth Creamer. Descendants use the spelling Crissman.
  • 3. Maria Agatha Gautner (Gunter), b. 1710 in Neuhaus, near Worms, d. before 30 Jul 1747 in Penn, dau. of Heinrich Gunter and Elisabetha Wentz.
  • Johan Nicholas Cressman, b. 17 Sep 1730/bp. 4 Oct 1730 in New Providence, Montgomery Co, Pa. Died 1812, buried Trappe, Montgomery Co., Pa. m(1) Elisabeth Langenecker, m(2) Susannah Shanholtz. Descendants use spelling "Cressman" -- his children to Ontario, Canada.
  • John Chrisman, b. 29 July 1734 Trappe, Montgomery Co., Pa, d. abt 1805, Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Maried Maria Magdalena "Mary" (---), 11 June 1744-Oct 1824. Resided in Montgomery Co., Penn.; Frederick Co., Maryland; Loudon Co., Va.; Washington Co., Va.; and Sullivan Co., Tenn, then his widow to Williamson Co., Tenn. Descendants use the spellings Chrisman and Chriesman. For more details, see the Lonnie Chrisman pedigree.
  • 4. Catherine (--), b. c1698, d. 7 Nov 1754, bur 9 Nov 1754 Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, Montgomery Co., Pa. m. bef 1738.
  • 5. Eleanor (---) Herman, widow of Gottlob Herman, 7 Sep 1755 New Hanover, Mont. Co., Pa.
  • Labeled Sources

    [1] Records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pfungstadt, province of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. Reprinted in supplement C of "A partial history of the Croessmann-Kressmann-Cressman-Crissman-Cirsman family (a.k.a. The Gold Book)", published by the Cressman Family Association, 1972.

    [2] Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, "Pennsylvania German Pioneers, 1727-1775: Official list of persons arriving in the port of Philadelphia", Vols 1-3, Wm Hinke, editor. Gen. Pub. Co., 1980.

    [3] Kressman, Dr. John H., A partial history of the Croessmann-Kressmann-Cressman-Crissman-Cirsman family, Supplement 2, JOHAN GEORG CROESMANN (1697-1758) "Jurg", Nov 1996.

    [4] Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings, Vol. 7.

    [5] "A Partial History of the Crössmann-Kressman-Cressman-Crissman-Crisman Family", pub. by History Committee Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 1972. A.k.a., "The Gold Book", Cressman Family Association.

    For more documentation on Johan Georg Chrisman, see the Lonnie Chrisman Pedigree.

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