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The Cromers' Hometown: Erpfingen, Swabian Alb, Germany-

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<< This is  photo of the Kromers' hometown in Germany, Erpfingen. Erpingen is located in southern Germany, in Baden-Wurttenburg, in the Swabian Alb. As you can see it's a very small town. It's not far from Munich, Augsburg, Albstadt, Basel, and Empfingen, Germany; Contrexeville, France; and Zurich, Switzerland.
  The village Erpfingen was first documented in 777, and is a very old town. Finds occupy this town from the time between 400 BC and 100 AD. During Medieval Times, a powerful castle stood over the future town of Erpfingen. In the 1900s, Erpfingen, which was characterized predominantly by the large poverty of its inhabitants. It became a tourist place in 1949 when a bear cave was discovered. Erpfingen also hosts the Ostereiermuseum, where artful verzierte bird eggs from all over the world are issued.
 
To find a map of Erpfingen, check out Expedia.com and click on the tab "Maps."
 
 

  I am descended from the Cromers in two ways (perhaps more!), both originating to John George and Christina Cromer, who were from Germany. John George Cromer died before October 1, 1768, in Newberry County, South Carolina. I am descended from their son, Martin Cromer, born after 1752 in South Carolina, married Mary, and died November 6, 1823. Martin and Mary Cromer's two sons are both my ancestors, John George Cromer (II) and David Cromer. John George Cromer II was my 4x-grandfather and David Cromer was my 4x-grandfather. John George's 2x-grandson, Dewey Glymph, and David Cromer's 2x-granddaughter, Ollie DeHihns, were married in 1920. Newberry families intermarried a lot.
 
  Dewey's grandmother was Lena Ellen Gilliam (1870-1947), daughter of John William Gilliam and Eugenia Emaline (Cromer) Gilliam. Eugenia, sometimes called Emeline, was an only child, the daughter of Stephen and Martha Emaline (Adams) Cromer. Thirty-four year old Stephen was killed during the War of Northern Aggression (also known as the War Between the States) at the Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia, on August 30, 1862, leaving a 33-year-old widow and their 11-year-old daughter, about a week short of her 12th birthday back in Newberry, South Carolina.
 Stephen, born around 1828, was one of five children of John George Cromer (II) and Nancy Lake Cromer. He had four brothers: Whitfield, Uriah, Langston, and Miles.
 
 Ollie DeHihns' grandmother, Epsie Melinda Felker, was a daughter of Peter and Delilah (Cromer) Felker. Delilah (1815-1870) was a daughter of David Cromer (1790-) and Elizabeth Wicker Cromer. David Cromer, born in 1790, was a brother to John George Cromer (II). They were both sons of Martin and Mary Cromer.
 

Descendants of Hans Jerg Kromer

 

Generation No. 1

1. HANS JERG1 KROMER1 was born in Erpfingen, Germany1. He married CATHARINA RIESCH1. She was born in Erpfingen, Germany1.

Children of HANS KROMER and CATHARINA RIESCH are:

i. ANDREW2 CROMER2, b. Baden, Germany2; d. South Carolina; m. MARGARET DREHER2.

ii. GEORGE WILLIAM CROMER2, m. CATHERINE RICHARDSON2.

2. iii. JOHN MICHAEL CROMER, b. Abt. 1706, Baden, Germany; d. 1771, Newberry County, South Carolina.

3. iv. JOHN GEORGE KROMER, b. March 5, 1715/16, Erpfingen, Germany; d. Bef. October 1, 1768, South Carolina.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN MICHAEL2 CROMER (HANS JERG1 KROMER)2 was born Abt. 1706 in Baden, Germany2, and died 1771 in Newberry County, South Carolina2. He married MARY2 in Germany2.

Children of JOHN CROMER and MARY are:

4. i. FREDERICK3 CROMER, b. Abt. 1732, Baden, Germany; d. Newberry County, South Carolina.

ii. JACOB CROMER2, b. Abt. 1733, Baden, Germany2; m. ELIZABETH YOST2.

iii. CHARLOT CROMER2, b. Abt. 1741, Germany2.

iv. JOHN D. CROMER2, b. April 22, 1758, Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania2; d. Abt. 1839, Harrison County, Indiana2; m. (1) CATHERINE BRUBAKER2; b. March 31, 1765, Massanutton, Page County, Virginia2; d. Bet. 1800 - 1803, Rockingham County, Virginia2; m. (2) SOPHIA WHISMAN2; b. Abt. 1765, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania2; d. Aft. 1833, Harrison County, Indiana2.

v. MARTIAN CROMER2, b. Abt. 1760, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania2; m. MAGDELINE HORST2; b. 1760, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania2.

 

3. JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER (HANS JERG1)2 was born March 5, 1715/16 in Erpfingen, Germany3, and died Bef. October 1, 1768 in South Carolina4. He married CHRISTINA BAISH4 October 16, 1741 in Saint Nabor Church, Erpfingen, Germany5. She was born January 13, 1716/17 in Erpfingen, Germany5.

Children of JOHN KROMER and CHRISTINA BAISH are:

i. JOHN MICHAEL3 CROMER6, b. March 1741/42, Baden, Germany6; d. 1815, South Carolina6; m. (1) SUSANNAH LONG6; b. Abt. 1761, South Carolina6; d. Aft. August 1816, South Carolina6; m. (2) MARIA CATHERINE LONG6; b. 1744, Germany6; d. Aft. 17856.

ii. GEORGE CROMER6, b. 1747, Baden, Germany6; d. South Carolina; m. MARY MARGARITA SEIGLER7; b. Abt. 17468.

iii. ANDREW CROMER8, b. 1752, Baden, Germany8; d. Newberry County, South Carolina8; m. MARY CATHERINE MINNICK8; b. 1765, South Carolina8; d. 1817, South Carolina8.

5. iv. MARTIN CROMER, b. Aft. 1752, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. November 6, 1823, Newberry County, South Carolina.

 

Generation No. 3

4. FREDERICK3 CROMER (JOHN MICHAEL2, HANS JERG1 KROMER)8 was born Abt. 1732 in Baden, Germany8, and died in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married MARIA SYBELLA. She was born Bet. 1755 - 17748.

Child of FREDERICK CROMER and MARIA is:

6. i. JOHN GEORGE4 CROMER, b. 1767, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. Newberry County, South Carolina.

 

5. MARTIN3 CROMER (JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)8 was born Aft. 1752 in Newberry County, South Carolina9, and died November 6, 1823 in Newberry County, South Carolina10. He married MARY10 1785 in South Carolina10.

Children of MARTIN CROMER and MARY are:

7. i. JOHN GEORGE4 CROMER, b. September 1788, Newberry County, South Carolina.

8. ii. DAVID CROMER, b. Abt. 1790, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. Newberry County, South Carolina.

iii. HENRY CROMER10, b. Abt. 1793, Newberry County, South Carolina10; m. ANNA SUBER10; b. Abt. 1798, Newberry County, South Carolina10; d. Newberry County, South Carolina.

iv. WILLIAM C. CROMER10, b. Abt. 1795, Newberry County, South Carolina10; d. January 19, 1863, Newberry County, South Carolina10; m. SUSANNAH MILLER10; d. Bet. 1843 - 1850, Newberry County, South Carolina10.

v. MARY CROMER10, b. Abt. 1797, Newberry County, South Carolina10; d. September 11, 187410; m. (1) JOHN RINGER10; b. Abt. 1801, Newberry County, South Carolina10; m. (2) JOHN HELLER11,12; b. 180113; d. February 26, 188713.

vi. EPHRAIM CROMER14, b. 1798, Newberry County, South Carolina14; d. Bet. 1823 - 1825, Newberry County, South Carolina14.

vii. JACOB CROMER14, b. Abt. 1803, Newberry County, South Carolina14; d. Abt. 1878, Anderson County, South Carolina14; m. NANCY FELKER14; b. Abt. 1805, Newberry County, South Carolina14; d. , Anderson County, South Carolina14.

viii. LEWIS CROMER15,16, b. September 15, 180917; d. December 7, 188217; m. (1) ISABELLA FELKER17; b. February 14, 181317; d. April 15, 183717; m. (2) ANNA CATHERINE DICKERT18; b. January 9, 1820, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. April 3, 1897, Anderson County, South Carolina18.

ix. MARTIN CROMER, JR.18, b. Abt. 1811, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Newberry County, South Carolina; m. MARY C.18; b. Abt. 1815, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Aft. 188018.

 

Generation No. 4

6. JOHN GEORGE4 CROMER (FREDERICK3, JOHN MICHAEL2, HANS JERG1 KROMER)18 was born 1767 in Newberry County, South Carolina18, and died in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married MARGARET18. She was born 176318, and died 1841 in Newberry County, South Carolina18.

Child of JOHN CROMER and MARGARET is:

9. i. ELIZABETH5 CROMER, b. Bef. 1800, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1850, Newberry County, South Carolina.

 

7. JOHN GEORGE4 CROMER (MARTIN3, JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)18 was born September 1788 in Newberry County, South Carolina18. He married NANCY LAKE18, daughter of DAVID LAKE and MARGARET WYATT. She was born Abt. 179018, and died Bet. 1865 - 187018.

Children of JOHN CROMER and NANCY LAKE are:

i. WHITFIELD5 CROMER18, b. Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Battle Near Petersburg, Virginia18.

ii. URIAH CROMER18, b. Abt. 1811, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Abt. 1889, Newberry County, South Carolina18; m. (1) MARCELLA18; b. Abt. 1825, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Newberry County, South Carolina; m. (2) LUCRETIA18; b. Newberry County, South Carolina.

iii. LANGSTON CROMER18, b. Abt. 1817, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Bet. 1868 - 1889, Newberry County, South Carolina18.

iv. MILES CROMER18, b. Abt. 1822, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Newberry County, South Carolina18; m. (1) AGNES WICKER18; d. Newberry County, South Carolina; m. (2) MRS. CLARA OXNER RUFF18; b. Abt. 1828, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. Newberry County, South Carolina; m. (3) HARRIET ADALINE WEDAMAN18; b. July 3, 1836, Newberry County, South Carolina18; d. July 2, 1902, Newberry County, South Carolina18.

10. v. STEPHEN CROMER, b. Abt. 1828; d. August 30, 1862, Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia.

 

8. DAVID4 CROMER (MARTIN3, JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)18 was born Abt. 1790 in Newberry County, South Carolina18, and died in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH WICKER18,19.

Children of DAVID CROMER and ELIZABETH WICKER are:

11. i. DELILA5 CROMER, b. Abt. 1815; d. Aft. 1870.

ii. ADAM WALTER CROMER20, b. Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1875, Newberry County, South Carolina20.

iii. BELINDA/MALINDA CROMER20, m. SAMUEL PRENTISS20.

iv. ISAAC CROMER20, b. Abt. 1811, Newberry County, South Carolina20.

v. ELIZABETH CROMER20, b. Abt. 182620.

vi. FRANKLIN CROMER20, b. May 4, 182820; d. August 8, 189120; m. MARY JANE WHITMIRE20; b. Abt. 1842, Newberry County, South Carolina20.

vii. LOUISA FRANCES CROMER20, b. April 15, 1838, Newberry County, South Carolina20; d. June 26, 1923, Newberry County, South Carolina20; m. (1) MR. MOORE20; m. (2) GEORGE EDWARD CAMPBELL20; b. December 10, 1821, Newberry County, South Carolina20; d. October 12, 1896, Newberry County, South Carolina20.

 

Generation No. 5

9. ELIZABETH5 CROMER (JOHN GEORGE4, FREDERICK3, JOHN MICHAEL2, HANS JERG1 KROMER)20 was born Bef. 1800 in Newberry County, South Carolina20, and died Bef. 1850 in Newberry County, South Carolina20. She married ANDREW CAMPBELL20. He was born Abt. 1789 in Newberry County, South Carolina20, and died January 8, 186920.

Child of ELIZABETH CROMER and ANDREW CAMPBELL is:

i. GEORGE EDWARD6 CAMPBELL20, b. December 10, 1821, Newberry County, South Carolina20; d. October 12, 1896, Newberry County, South Carolina20; m. LOUISA FRANCES CROMER20; b. April 15, 1838, Newberry County, South Carolina20; d. June 26, 1923, Newberry County, South Carolina20.

 

10. STEPHEN5 CROMER (JOHN GEORGE4, MARTIN3, JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)21 was born Abt. 182821, and died August 30, 1862 in Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia22,23. He married MARTHA EMALINE ADAMS24, daughter of HENRY ADAMS and EMALINE ALEWINE. She was born Abt. 182924.

Notes for STEPHEN CROMER:

The Petersburg Campaign

Petersburg, an important rail centre 23 miles (37 km) south of Richmond, was a strategic point for the defense of the Confederate capital.

More About STEPHEN CROMER:

Confederate Service: Company G, Infantry. Regiment Hampton Legion. South Carolina

Child of STEPHEN CROMER and MARTHA ADAMS is:

12. i. EUGENIA EMALINE6 CROMER, b. September 5, 1851; d. August 22, 1926.

 

11. DELILA5 CROMER (DAVID4, MARTIN3, JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)25 was born Abt. 181525, and died Aft. 187025. She married PETER FELKER25, son of JACOB FELKER and ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON. He was born Abt. 181025, and died April 188025.

Child of DELILA CROMER and PETER FELKER is:

13. i. EPSIE MELINDA6 FELKER, b. January 12, 1836, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. March 7, 1914, Newberry County, South Carolina.

 

Generation No. 6

12. EUGENIA EMALINE6 CROMER (STEPHEN5, JOHN GEORGE4, MARTIN3, JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)26 was born September 5, 185126, and died August 22, 192626. She married JOHN WILLIAM GILLIAM27, son of JOHN GILLIAM and HANNAH. He was born February 14, 184627, and died December 22, 192627.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM GILLIAM:

Is a 5-year old boy on the 1850 Newberry County, South Carolina Census.

Children of EUGENIA CROMER and JOHN GILLIAM are:

i. ELOISE7 GILLIAM, d. June 2, 1935; m. JOHN MCCRACKIN.

ii. LENA ELLEN GILLIAM27, b. April 4, 1870, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. September 22, 1947, Newberry County, South Carolina27; m. ROBERT WALTON GLYMPH27; b. September 23, 1870, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. October 18, 1945, Newberry County, South Carolina27.

More About LENA ELLEN GILLIAM:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Newberry County, South Carolina27

More About ROBERT WALTON GLYMPH:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Newberry County, South Carolina27,28

iii. FLORIDE SIMS GILLIAM, b. September 22, 1871; d. May 27, 1873.

iv. SALLIE GILLIAM, b. June 13, 1873; d. September 27, 1965; m. MARK JENKINS SMITH.

v. ANNA GILLIAM, b. August 2, 1875; d. October 11, 1957; m. JAMES T. MACK.

vi. JOHN THOMAS GILLIAM, b. August 24, 1877; d. November 30, 1955; m. LULA ETTA BERLEY.

vii. MAMIE GILLIAM, b. January 2, 1880; d. February 16, 1964; m. G. FRED SMITH.

viii. JAMES NEWTON GILLIAM, b. January 2, 1884; d. July 18, 1972; m. ANNIE BELLE BISHOP.

ix. WILLIE H. GILLIAM, b. March 22, 1886; d. June 12, 1955; m. ELVIRA L. BERLEY.

x. LOIS GILLIAM, b. August 22, 1888; d. March 19, 1973; m. YANCEY MACE CANNON.

 

13. EPSIE MELINDA6 FELKER (DELILA5 CROMER, DAVID4, MARTIN3, JOHN GEORGE2 KROMER, HANS JERG1)29 was born January 12, 1836 in Newberry County, South Carolina29, and died March 7, 1914 in Newberry County, South Carolina29. She married JOHN THOMAS ADAMS30 December 15, 185531, son of HENRY ADAMS and EMALINE ALEWINE. He was born November 15, 1834 in Newberry County, South Carolina32, and died May 25, 1919 in Newberry County, South Carolina32.

Children of EPSIE FELKER and JOHN ADAMS are:

i. EDITH BIRDIE7 ADAMS32, b. Newberry County, South Carolina32.

ii. JAMES PINCKNEY ADAMS32, b. October 20, 1856, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. March 6, 1924, Newberry County, South Carolina32; m. ANNA HENRIETTA CROMER32; b. April 9, 1860, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. February 24, 1927, Newberry County, South Carolina32.

iii. JOHN COLVIN ADAMS32, b. February 25, 1858, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. November 2, 1941, Newberry County, South Carolina32; m. ANNA ELIZABETH EPTING32; b. June 3, 1869, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. April 18, 1928, Newberry County, South Carolina32.

iv. TEXANNA ADAMS32, b. February 24, 1860, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. April 19, 1941, Newberry County, South Carolina32; m. JAMES DARBY32; b. February 1858, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. April 14, 1888, Newberry County, South Carolina32.

v. LILLA ADAMS32, b. June 18, 1861, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. January 27, 1952, Newberry County, South Carolina32; m. JOHN W. REESE32; b. May 22, 1860, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. April 23, 1886, Newberry County, South Carolina32.

vi. WILLIE ADAMS32, b. February 25, 1863, Newberry County, South Carolina32; d. December 19, 195832; m. EDWARD ADOLPHUS BERLEY32; b. March 26, 185732; d. December 19, 193432.

vii. NANNIE EMALINE ADAMS33, b. October 20, 186634; d. January 4, 191934; m. JOHN CHARLES DEHIHNS35; b. February 10, 1862, South Carolina35,36; d. March 14, 190537.

More About NANNIE EMALINE ADAMS:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Newberry County, South Carolina

More About JOHN CHARLES DEHIHNS:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Newberry County, South Carolina

viii. CORNELIA ADAMS38, b. February 29, 1868, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. November 11, 195238; m. (1) DRAYTON BERLEY38; b. December 19, 1862, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. February 12, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina38; m. (2) ANDREW J. WILLINGHAM38; b. March 6, 1843, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. December 27, 1904, Newberry County, South Carolina38.

ix. OBED WATLAN ADAMS38, b. December 28, 1870, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. February 4, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina38.

x. ELLEN UDORIA ADAMS38, b. August 29, 1872, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. February 13, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina38.

xi. THOMAS PRESSLEY ADAMS38, b. September 22, 1873, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. April 1, 195238; m. FANNIE OLIVER SMITH38; b. July 11, 1878, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. September 28, 1946, Newberry County, South Carolina38.

xii. LUCY ADDIE ADAMS38, b. November 1, 1876, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. November 18, 1957, South Carolina38; m. JESSE BOYD ADAMS38; b. April 23, 1873, Lexington County, South Carolina38; d. February 14, 195838.

xiii. CLARA ADAMS38, b. July 11, 1878, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. August 13, 196438; m. JESSE W. DAWKINS38; b. September 9, 1886, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. January 3, 196038.

xiv. EUNICE NONIE ADAMS38, b. January 27, 1880, Newberry County, South Carolina38; d. February 10, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina38.

 

 

Endnotes

1. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

2. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

3. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

4. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

5. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

6. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

7. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

8. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

9. Martin Cromer's birthdate is taken from the fact that he was the only child born in South Carolina. His older brother, Andrew, was the last child born in Baden, Germany in 1752, so thus we assume Martin was born after 1752.

10. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

11. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

12. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

13. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

14. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

15. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

16. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

17. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

18. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

19. 1850 Census Newberry County, South Carolina with Genealogical Data on Many Families by Eleanor Clyburn Wicker.

20. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

21. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

22. "The Cromer Family," by Luther Hampton, Jr. and Eleanor C. Wicker.

23. GenForum, Message #336 - James Patrick Cromer.

24. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

25. Dutch Fork Genealogy Website.

26. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

27. Ancestors of Audrey Lynn Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

28. WorldConnect (RootsWeb).

29. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

30. Ancestors of Audrey Lynn Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

31. 1850 Census Newberry County, South Carolina with Genealogical Data on Many Families by Eleanor Clyburn Wicker.

32. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

33. Ancestors of Audrey Lynn Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

34. DixaLee@aol.com.

35. Ancestors of Audrey Lynn Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

36. DixaLee@aol.com.

37. Ancestors of Audrey Lynn Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

38. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

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