Person:Sarah Creager (3)

Sarah Margaret Creager
b.13 Dec 1883 Greenville,Darke,Ohio
m. 30 Nov 1882
  1. Sarah Margaret Creager1883 - 1961
  2. John Franklin Creager1885 - 1954
  3. James Orval Creager1888 - 1888
  4. Burley Hugh Creager1889 - 1974
  5. Vergie Elizabeth Creager1892 - 1980
  6. Abdiel Asa Creager1895 - 1954
  7. Flossie Fern Creager1898 - 1985
  8. Bion Adolph Creager1900 - 1983
  9. Opal Odes Creager1903 - 1977
  10. Lester Dunham Creager1905 - 1987
  11. Robert Leo Creager1910 - 1998
m. 18 Feb 1904
  1. Leroy Creager Shields1905 - 1987
  2. Dale Caleb Shields1908 - 1982
  3. Mary Imo Shields1910 - 2006
  4. Gladys Lahoma Shields1915 - 2003
  5. Arva Earl Shields1920 - 2013
  6. Leda Rea Shields1928 - 2001
Facts and Events
Name Sarah Margaret Creager
Married Name Sarah Margaret Shields
Gender Female
Birth? 13 Dec 1883 Greenville,Darke,Ohio
Marriage 18 Feb 1904 Greenville,Darke,Ohioto Raymond Dale Shields
Death? 12 Jan 1961 Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, United States
Burial? Van Buren Township, Darke County, Ohio, United StatesAbbottsville Cemetery,

Sarah Margaret CREAGER, daughter of Gideon Winfield CREAGER and Mary "Mollie" Jane DUNHAM, born 13 December 1883 in or near Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, U.S.A.. Sarah, aka Sally, was the eldest child of her parents. She was married by M. F. SHULTS, VDM on 18 February 1904 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, U.S.A. to Raymond Dale SHIELDS, s/o Caleb SHIELDS and Hannah MYERS. Raymond and Sarah were the parents of six children: Leroy Creager, Dale Caleb, Mary Imo, Gladys Lahoma, Arva Earl, and Leda Rea.

They lived most of their adult lives in Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio, where they were share cropper farmers. Spring brought out the tractor and the equipment for planting corn, wheat, or soy beans, and in the fall brought forth its rewards. Sarah cared for the family's vegetable garden where she could be found wearing her "mop cap" with hoe in hand.

They raised pigs, chickens and geese...some for selling, some for butchering, and some for eating. They had about five cows which they milked each morning and evening. Sarah cooked and baked using a wood burning stove. On Saturday evening, water would be heated on the wood-burning stove and dumped into a metal washtub for baths. For Sunday dinner, Sarah would kill, defeather, and clean one of her chickens. Some of the family's favorite foods included homemade noodles, yellow sponge cake, glorified rice, and apple dumplings dropped into boiling water.

In retirement the family moved into the city of Piqua, where Raymond died in 26 November 1957. Sarah lived until 12 January 1961. Both were buried at the Abbottsville Cemetery in Van Buren Township, Darke County, Ohio, where many of the SHIELDS clan are laid to rest.

Sarah Margaret (CREAGER) SHIELDS was my paternal grandmother. --Grannyapple 08:24, 14 June 2009 (EDT)

Also see: The Lehmann Family from Schirrhein, Bas-Rhin (Alsace), France