MY CRANE FAMILY
(see below for other branches and more detail)
By Linda Schreiber
Starting with my great grandfather John Crane and great grandmother Abigail Burch:
John Crane (1) b. February 24, 1806,
Maryland. d. 1888,
Parents of Susan Fultz:
Daniel Fultz b. 1828 in
John (ii) and Susan raised 12 children; Wes, Molly, Luther,
Gus, Bertha, Nanny, Roy (Daniel Leroy), Lillian, Earl, Sadie, Evelyn and
Leslie. Back then lots of babies died young. The ones that made it were real
healthy. Grandpa Roy had 13 and 5 died. So they raised 8. David and Marcia (Munson)
are the last 2 children still living. David Crane is an architect in
Mom said her grandfather John Crane was very strict and used
his cane to discipline with. Susan ran a boarding house in CA, probably because
of whatever caused John to walk with a cane. Perhaps an old war wound? Susan was of Pennsylvania Dutch and German
blood. She used to make 12 quilts a year; crazy quilts for the boys and regular
for the girls. She could not read. She worked in a Penn. Cigar factory, smoked
a cigar and drank wine in the cellar. Her brother died at age 14 in
Grandpa Roy was a Methodist and played the guitar and sang
and could speak Spanish. Grandma met him when she was in high school in
Mom’s notes (Marjorie):
The big old Crane house was in
Wes – Modesto
Lillian – Florida
Luther – Costa Mesa
Roy (Daniel Leroy) Crane, was born in Stanford, Monroe Co.
“Roy was happy kind of guy and loved to play the guitar and
sing. Ruby played the piano and accordion. They were a complete band when
Marjorie writes, "Ruby would go to town in a buckboard for supplies and with a revolver. The children were left at the ranch with the Chinese cook. The contraband food came across the border in the false bottoms of the buckboard.”
Times were primitive there. It was nothing to see the rurales, (soldiers) lasso a Chinaman and drag him behind the
horse until the poor man was dead. The Chinese would come into
My great Grandma, Ruby’s mother, Imogene died August 22,
1916 in Santa Ana, Orange County Ca. Great Grandpa Arzenio outlasted Imogene by
21 more years dying in
One of the great joys of getting to know your Grandparents is getting a sense of your heritage. Now days we are all so far apart, there is little chance to visit and pass along these stories. So it is a goal of mine, and evidently it was of Marjorie’s also, to pass along whatever we could glean about our family. I found Mom’s stories in amongst all her paperwork and photographs. We have a wonderful family and perhaps this web site will help all of you to appreciate it even more.
If you have any suggestions, additions, corrections, or
deletions, please let me know. This is a family treasure we can keep alive and
it will definitely grow. I guess by now we have done our fair share of
populating the great state of
FAMILY TREE FROM KENT CRANE
Ancestors of Daniel Leroy Crane
Ancestor Tree of Daniel Leroy Crane
Register Report of John Crane
Kinship Report of Daniel Leroy Crane
Ancestors of Daniel Leroy Crane
Daniel Leroy Crane
b: 07 Jun 1884 in Stanford,
John Nathaniel Crane
b: 02 Jul 1847 in
m: 18 Mar 1867
d: 27 Nov 1933
b: 28 Mar 1848 in Wellsville,
d: 06 Jul 1935
John (3) Crane
b: 24 Feb 1806 in
m: 13 Aug 1829 in
d: 15 Jan 1888 in
b: 16 May 1814 in
d: 09 May 1894 in
b: 24 Mar 1828 in Columbiana, Co OH
d: 19 Mar 1908
b: 1825 in San Dimas, Los Angles, CA
d: 23 Oct 1901
b: 1779 in
d: 12 Oct 1854 in
b: 1783 in
d: 1854 in Stanford,
b: 1779 in
d: 12 Oct 1854 in
b: 1743 in
b: 1710 in
d: 1750 in Calvert, MD, USA
Descendants of John Crane
Generation No. 1
JOHN1 CRANE1,1 was born 1710 in
He married ELIZABETH1.
Children of JOHN CRANE and ELIZABETH are:
i. ELIZABETH2 CRANE1.
ii. MARY CRANE1, b. 15 Oct 1738,
2. iii. SAMPSON CRANE, b. 1743, Calvert, MD, USA; d. 1814.
Generation No. 2
SAMPSON2 CRANE (JOHN1)1,1 was born
He married NAME UNKOWN.
Children of SAMPSON CRANE and NAME UNKOWN are:
i. CHARLES3 CRANE1, b. 1765,
ii. WILLIAM CRANE1, b. 1765,
iii. JOHN (2) CRANE1, b. 17761.
iv. GEORGE W CRANE1, b. 1777,
More About GEORGE CRANE and ANGELINE DOUGHERTY: Marriage: 27 Dec 1832
3. v. JAMES CRANE, b. 1779,
Generation No. 3
3. JAMES3 CRANE (SAMPSON2, JOHN1)1,1,1,1 was born 1779 in Calvert, MD, USA1,1,1,1, and died 12 Oct 1854 in
IN, USA1,1. He married (1) CHRISTINA HALL1,1. She was born 1783 in
Notes for JAMES CRANE:
James Crane was possibly married three times: he was married when he came to Indiana as a family record recites that his son Nathaniel was born in 1820, came to Monroe County and lived with his parents until he became of age, A James Crane was married in Lawrence County on Oct. 18, 1838, to Nancy J. Butler; and James Crane and Christina Crane, his wife., transferred real estate in Monroe County on May 16, 1849. He died Oct. 12, 1854 leaving no widow surviving and left three sons and two daughters; Nathaniel, Daniel} and John Crane, Susan Morris, wife of John Morris, and Elisa Cole, wife of John Cole.
another source of family history we learn that James Crane was a native of
saw and grist mill combined* He operated the local store at Stanford in 1839, He was a local preacher of unusual ability and was much respected,
More About JAMES CRANE:
12 Oct 1854,
More About JAMES CRANE and NANCY BUTLER:
Marriage: 18 Oct 1838
Children of JAMES CRANE and CHRISTINA HALL are:
4. i. ELIZA4 CRANE, b. 1797, Calvert, MD, USA; d. 1830, Monroe, IN, USA.
5. ii. NATHANIEL CRANE, b. 20 May 1820,
6. iii. DANIEL DAVID CRANE, b. 1823,
iv. SUSAN CRANE3, b. 1827, Stanford,
JOHN (3) CRANE, b. 24 Feb 1806,
Generation No. 4
ELIZA4 CRANE (JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)3 was
born 1797 in
IN, USA3. She married JOHN COLE.
Children of ELIZA CRANE and JOHN COLE are:
i. DAVID5 COLE.
ii. NANCY COLE, m. JOHN CUSHING.
iii. MARIA COLE, m. WILLIAM ELLER.
5. NATHANIEL4 CRANE (JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)3,3,3 was born 20 May 1820 in Calvert, MD, USA3,3,3, and died 12 Oct 1898. He married (1) PHEOBE WRIGHT 11 Dec 1838. She was born 26 May 1820, and died 11 Oct 1876. He married (2) ELIZABETH B KING ABRAMS 12 Jan 1879. She was born 1836 in INDIANA, USA3.
Notes for NATHANIEL CRANE:
Crane, son of James Crane was educated in the common schools of
More About NATHANIEL CRANE:
More about PHEOBE WRIGHT:
More about NATHANIEL CRANE and PHEOBE WRIGHT:
Marriage: 11 Dec 1838
More about NATHANIEL CRANE and ELIZABETH ABRAMS:
Marriage 1: 12 Jan 1879
2: 12 Jan 1879,
Children of NATHANIEL CRANE and PHEOBE WRIGHT are:
8. i. REV. JAMES DANIEL5 CRANE, b. 17 Feb 1840,
9. ii. MARY ANN CRANE, b. 28 Apr 1842; d. 10 Jan 1877.
10. iii. JOHN HUGH CRANE, b. 04 Nov 1843; d. 13 Mar 1922.
iv. SARAH S. CRANE, b. 01 Oct 1846; d. 1926; m. (1) JOHN CROW; m. (2) THOMAS F. COLLINS.
Notes for SARAH S. CRANE:
Was twice married: first to John Crow, and later to Thomas F. Collins. She had no children, although she raised a niece and nephew of a deceased brother. For a number of years she was a teacher in the schools of the county, later was a successful businesswoman, operating stores in Freedom and Spencer with her husband,
Mr. Collins, She was also Postmistress of Freedom.
v. ISAAC CRANE, b. 25 Oct 1847; d. 10 Jul 1864.
Notes for ISAAC CRANE:
Crane, born Oct. 25, 1847, died July 10 1864) while serving in the army during
the Civil War. He was never married. Burial: 10 Jul 1864,
11. vi. ELSBERRY WOODARD CRANE, b. 15 Jun 1849, IN, USA; d. 11 Feb 1915, North Platte, Lincoln, NE, USA.
12. vii. WILLIAM C. CRANE, b. 15 Sep 1851; d. 22 May 1929.
13. viii. EDWARD JOSEPH CRANE, b. 08 Sep 1854; d. 20 Feb 1881.
DANIEL DAVID4 CRANE (JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)5 was
born 1823 in
Notes for DANIEL DAVID CRANE:
Went to Wayne Co. Iowa prior to 23 Feb 1855.
More About DANIEL CRANE and NANCY WALLACE:
More About DANIEL CRANE and NANCY WALLACE:
Marriage: 23 Aug 1853
Children of DANIEL CRANE and NANCY WALLACE are:
i. JAMES (2)5 CRANE5, b. 1859, IA, USA5.
ii. AMANDA CRANE5, b. 1860, IA, USA5.
iii. ANNIE CRANE5, b. 1862, IA, USA5; d. 1863, ON, OR, USA5.
WILLIAM (4) CRANE5, b. 1864,
v. MARIA MOLLY CRANE5, b. 1867,
vi. EMMA CRANE5, b. 1869, Jacksonville, Jackson, OR, USA5; d. 18985.
vii. ROBERT CRANE5, b. 1872,
JOHN (3)4 CRANE (JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)6,7,7 was
born 24 Feb 1806 in Calvert, MD, USA7,7, and died 15 Jan 1888 in Madrid,
NE, USA7,7. He married ABIGAIL BURCH7 13 Aug 1829 in
May 1814 in Surry, NC, USA7, and died 09 May 1894 in
Children of JOHN CRANE and ABIGAIL BURCH are:
i. ABIGAIL5 CRANE77.
ii. GEORGE W (2) CRANE7, b. 26 Jul 1830,
iii. CHRISTIEN J CRANE7, b. 1832,
iv. CHRISTIANA JANE CRANE7, b. 14 Sep 1832, IN, USA7.
v. JAMES D CRANE7, b. 14 Feb 18357; d. 19 Jun 18407.
vi. REBECCA S CRANE7, b. 1839,
vii. MARTHA SUSAN CRANE7, b. 15 Feb 18407.
viii. NATHANIEL T CRANE7, b. 15 Feb 18407; d. 25 Sep 18437.
ix. ELIZABETH ANN CRANE7, b. 09 Jul 1842, Monroe, IN, USA7; d. 15 Jan 1924, San Dimas, Los Angeles, CA, USA7.
x. MARY A (2) CRANE7, b. 18457.
14. xi. JOHN NATHANIEL CRANE, b. 02 Jul 1847,
xii. JOSEPH W CRANE7, b. 01 Jul 1849,
xiii. MARY A CRANE7, b. 04 Jun 1854,
xiv. MARGARET A CRANE7, b. 06 Dec 1856,
Generation No. 5
REV. JAMES DANIEL5 CRANE (NATHANIEL4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2,
JOHN1)7 was born 17 Feb 1840 in
USA7, and died 11 Apr 19217. He married MARTHA CARPENTER 24 Aug 1861.
Notes for REV. JAMES DANIEL CRANE:
James Daniel Crane-~ was born Feb. 17s 1840, He married Martha Carpenter and
had two children; both died in infancy. He became a well known and highly
respected minister in the
More About JAMES CRANE and MARTHA CARPENTER: Marriage: 24 Aug 1861
Children of JAMES CRANE and MARTHA CARPENTER are:
i. JOHN FREEMAN6 CRANE, b. 17 Jun 1862; d. 25 Feb 1864.
More About JOHN FREEMAN CRANE:
25 Aug 1864, Section 9 of
ii. MARTHA EUGENE CRANE, d. 04 Jan 1866.
9. MARY ANN5 CRANE (NATHANIEL4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)9 was born 28 Apr 1842, and died 10 Jan 1877. She married (1) HOLT. She married (2) HOLLEY. She married (3) MCCORMICK.
Notes for MARY ANN CRANE:
She was married three times: Her first husband was the father , of Sephus and Amanda Holt; by her second husband, Charles Holly, one son, Charles; and by the third husband she became the mother of Jams PeCormick.
Children of MARY CRANE and HOLT are:
15. i. SEPHUS6 HOLT.
16. ii. AMANDA HOLT.
Child of MARY CRANE and HOLLEY are:
iii. CHARLEY6 HOLLEY.
Child of MARY CRANE and MCCORMICK are:
iv. JAMES6 MCCORMICK.
10. JOHN HUGH5 CRANE (NATHANIEL4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1) was born 04 Nov 1843, and died 13 Mar 1922. He married ANNA JOHNSON MORRISON 05 Jun 1868. She was born 21 Sep 1843, and died 01 Oct 1913.
Notes for JOHN HUGH CRANE:
enlisted in Company C, 43rd. Infantry on August 30, 1861 later transferred to
Company A 97th Indiana Infantry Regiment and was discharged
June 9, 1865. He was wounded on June 15, 1864 in the battle at
American Civil War Soldiers Record about John Crane
Name: John Crane ,
Enlistment Date: 05 September 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Unit Numbers: 655 655
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 05 September 1864
Enlisted in Company A, 97th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 05 September 1864.
out Company A, 97th Infantry Regiment
More About JOHN HUGH CRANE:
Military: 05 Sep 1864, Indiana10
Residence: Solsberry, Indiana10
More About JOHN CRANE and ANNA MORRISON:
Marriage: 05 Jun 1868
Children of JOHN CRANE and ANNA MORRISON are:
i. ETTA BLANCHE6 CRANE, b. 09 Mar 1870; d. 13 Feb 1919.
Notes for ETTA BLANCHE CRANE:
She was an invalid the greater part of her life. She was an accomplished musician in her young girlhood.
17. ii. EDWARD WILLIAM CRANE, b. 24 Nov 1871.
18. iii. JAMES HARLEY CRANE, b. 02 May 1876.
19. iv. WILBUR H CRANE, b. 05 May 1878.
11. ELSBERRY WOODARD5 CRANE (NATHANIEL4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)11 was born 15 Jun 1849 in IN,
and died 11 Feb 1915 in
Notes for ELSBERRY WOODARD CRANE:
More About ELSBERRY CRANE and
of ELSBERRY CRANE and
21. i. MATTIE C.6 CRANE, b. 30 May 1871.
22. ii. ETTA BELLE CRANE, b. 16 Mar 1874.
iii. THEBA JANE CRANE, b. 17 Oct 1875; m. JOHN ERICKSON, 1893.
More About JOHN ERICKSON and THEBA CRANE: Marriage: 1893
iv. WILEY DANIEL CRANE, b. 02 Oct 1879; m. MARY BALLI, 1918.
More About WILEY CRANE and MARY BALLI: Marriage: 1918
23. v. ANNIE MAY CRANE, b. 09 Jul 1884.
vi. BLANCHE EDITH CRANE, b. 09 Aug 1888; m. JAMES W. SMALLWOOD, 17 Oct 1910.
More About JAMES SMALLWOOD and BLANCHE CRANE:
Marriage: 17 Oct 1910
12. WILLIAM C.5 CRANE (NATHANIEL4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1) was born 15 Sep 1851, and died 22 May 1929.
He married SARAH JANE BURCH 07 Jun 1874. She was born 15 Oct 1850.
Notes for WILLIAM C. CRANE:
More About WILLIAM CRANE and SARAH BURCH: Marriage: 07 Jun 1874
Children of WILLIAM CRANE and SARAH BURCH are:
24. i. SADIE AZALEA6 CRANE, b. 10 Sep 1875.
ii. ANNIE MABLE CRANE, b. 28 Mar 1877; d. 20 Jan 1880.
25. iii. HUGH NELSON CRANE, b. 24 Nov 1881.
26. iv. JOHN RAYMOND CRANE, b. 22 Jul 1883.
27. v. WILLIE OTTO CRANE, b. 24 Jul 1886.
28. vi. NINA MABEL CRANE, b. 08 Oct 1888.
13. EDWARD JOSEPH5 CRANE (NATHANIEL4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2, JOHN1)11 was born 08 Sep 1854, and died 20 Feb. 1881. He married MATILDA BURCH 04 Sep 1874.
More About EDWARD CRANE and MATILDA BURCH: Marriage: 04 Sep 1874
Children of EDWARD CRANE and MATILDA BURCH are:
i. FREEL6 CRANE, m. EDNA.
ii. VICTOR CRANE, b. 07 Oct 1880; d. Jun 1919; m.
29. iii. PHEBE CRANE, b. 08 Apr 1878.
JOHN NATHANIEL5 CRANE (JOHN (3)4, JAMES3, SAMPSON2,
JOHN1)11 was born 02 Jul 1847 in
Notes for JOHN NATHANIEL CRANE:
Crane was very strict and used his cane to discipline with. Susan ran a
boarding house in CA, probably because of whatever caused John to walk with a
cane. Perhaps an old war wound? Susan was of Pennsylvania Dutch and German
blood. She used to make 12 quilts a year. Crazy quilts for
the boys and regular for the girls. She could not read and worked in a
Penn. Cigar factory. (Smoked a cigar and drank wine in the cellar. Her brother
died at14 in
More About JOHN CRANE and SUSAN FULTZ: Marriage: 18 Mar 1867
Children of JOHN CRANE and SUSAN FULTZ are:
i. DANIEL LEROY6 CRANE12, b. 07 Jun 1884, Stanford,
1888, Menifee (San Diego County) CA12.
Notes for DANIEL LEROY CRANE:
Notes for RUBY REYNOLDS:
Ruby was the golden haired songbird, and played the organ, sang when she was not riding. Her hair was so golden that a $20.00 gold piece could be hidden in her hair, and frequently was. Unfortunately at that time women were not given a college education. Ruby finished high school and that was considered enough. But she continued to read and educate herself. She married Roy (Daniel Leroy) Crane, one of the harvest hands who was a clean and high principled man.
Brothers and sisters of Daniel Leroy Crane (notes from Marjorie Crane, daughter of Daniel Leroy Crane)
ii. WES CRANE. – Went to
iii. MOLLY CRANE. – Live to 100 in
iv. LUTHER CRANE. Costa Mesa, CA, m. Letha Butler
v. GUS CRANE. – Bakersfield to Santa Maria, Big game hunter, horses, oranges, m. Evie, Doris, bonnie, Juanita
vi. BERTHA CRANE. m. Stanley (Reesey)
vii. NANNIE CRANE. Lived to age 93, So CA, m. R Bussie
viii. LILLIAN CRANE.- Went to
ix. EARL CRANE.
x. SADIE CRANE. m/ Leslie Hershy, Elsinore, CA
xii. DANIEL LEROY m. Ruby Reynolds,
EVELYN (Evie) m. Hamblin,
Children of Daniel Leroy Crane and Ruby Rhoda Reynolds:
David Alan Crane – b.- September 17, 1930 – 7- David, Steven, Thomas, Nancy, John, Robert , Mary.
DANIEL LEROY (
Ellis, Lillian, Barbara, Margie, Stan
Roy and Ruby Crane and their eight children, Lillian, Marjorie, Barbara, Marcia, Leslie, David, Stanley and Ellis.
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 6:36 PM
I was just visiting your website on Crane Family
History. I have been working on a Crane Family history and have traced my
family back to a James Crane who was born in Maryland but moved to Stanford IN
and had five children with a Nancy Butler/Crane. The five children were
Nathaniel, Daniel, Susan, Eliza & John. I am a descendant of
Nathaniel Crane but have little information about the other
children. I do have that Susan Crane was born on July 16,1848 and died October 29, 1911, was married to John
Morris and is buried in the
I had a
1st cousin 4 times removed named John N. Crane that was born 7/2/1847 and died
11/27/1933. His father was John Crane who was married to Abigail
Burch. John's father was James Crane whose father was Sampson Crane whose
father was another John Crane born in Calvert MD in 1710. I have
nothing further on John N. Crane but it sounds like he married Susan
Fultz. I would be happy to add any info you have on John N. Crane
and his descendants and email you what I have on the Crane family. Right
now I have information on approximately 140 Crane relatives going back to
1710. Ironically I too am a "John Crane"
(John Kenton Crane) but go by the name of