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From: "J. M. Freed" <>
Subject: [BRE] Francis Cripe FOUND!
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 10:08:00 -0400
Welcome to the fun (and sometimes frustration) of Genealogy.
If you have not yet found your Francis Cripe in the 1880 census, then
please go to www.familysearch.org (The LDS website), and search on
their 1880 census.
There you will find Emanuel P. Cripe (not Emanuel F., however) and
wife Fannie Cripe, in Elkhart, Indiana (very close to Goshen, Indiana
and also close to Michigan) and a large number of details, if you
click on the "household" option.
Their children, as listed (all born in Indiana) include Milton, Elias,
Sarah E., Milow, Frances (age 14), Ina, Amanda E. and Saddie A..
The daughter Frances, age 14, must be your g. grandmother.
One suggestion with regards to finding more information, if you have
any contacts in the Michigan County in which the family lived, is to
check the guardianship records at the time of death of Francis Alice.
Since her farther was still living, perhaps there will not be a
guardianship record, but it does not hurt to check.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Habibs" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 8:56 AM
Subject: [BRE] Francis Alice Cripe
> I am looking for information on my great-grandmother. I
> am just starting my genealogy trail, so please take pity on me.
> This is the information I have:
> Francis Alice Cripe was the daughter of Emanuel F. Cripe and Frances
> She was born in 1865. She married Benjamin Dontje in Marshall
> on 6 July, 1892.
> She bore 4 children, the twins Emanuel Charles & Cornelius I (1893),
> Minnie Armantha (1894), and Daniel J. (1895, My grandfather).
> She died in July 1896.
> According to family stories the children were sent to live with
> relatives near Goshen. Emanuel Charles and Cornelius lived with
> grandfather Cripe. Minnie lived with Aunt Sadie. Daniel stayed
> Uncle Role and Aunt Alice.
> In the various forms of Cripe Genealogy her name is not listed as a
> product of Emanuel F. Cripe and Frances Mikesell.
> She married out of the Brethren. Would she therefore not be
> Although I have to think that may not be the case if the family took
> children until Ben remarried.
> Or is the information I have incorrect and she had a different name?
> Living in South Carolina limits my access to materials about the
> Brethren, even though growing up in Michigan I was aware of them.
> Thank you for any help.
> Diana Habib