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Philip D. Krick


Philip D. Krick was born on Aug. 23, 1861 on the family farm in Monroe Township near Monroeville, Allen County, IN, the son of Emanuel and Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" (Minerd) Krick

Philip, at the age of 23, married 19-year-old Kansas native Caroline Johnson (1867-1946) in Allen County on Oct. 7, 1886. The Monroeville Breeze noted that she was "the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Johnson, of the Central Hotel."

They had at least seven children -- Mary G. Krick, Nellie B. Krick, Lloyd R. Krick, LeRoy Clayton "Roy" Krick, Earl Dayton Krick, Ethel May Krick and one unknown.

In the early years of marriage they lived in Indiana. Philip and his business partner Henry Krick are thought to have been the proprietors of the Krick & Krick livery, feed, stable and harness shop in the early 1890s in Monroeville, serving the community's horse-centered transportation system. The business was sold in November 1889 to Marshal Rose, with the Fort Wayne Sentinel saying, "Marshal rose has gone into the harness business. He has purchased the harness shop formerly run by Philip Krick." 

The family moved its residence in 1890 or 1891 to Pleasant Township, Van Wert County, OH. By 1900, the census shows them in Pleasant Township, Van Wert County, OH, and working as farmers. They lived in Michigan for a brief time, circa 1907, when daughter Ethel was born, but returned to Van Wert, where they lived when the federal census of 1910 was made.


Van Wert's landmark amphitheatre, 1906


By 1906, the Kricks relocated back to Michigan. Census records show that in 1910, they lived on a farm along a road between Sections 30 and 31 in Chippewa Township, Isabella County, apparently near the town of Shepherd. Later, they dwelled in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County. 

Sadly, Caroline passed away at the age of 79 on Jan. 25, 1946. Her remains were lowered into eternal repose in Riverside Cemetery in Mount Pleasant.

Tragically, as with his brother John 15 years earlier, Philip was killed in an automobile accident. He perished on Oct. 15, 1947 in Saginaw County, MI. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported on Oct. 19, 1947, that "Van Wert relatives of Phillip D. Krick, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., have been advised of his accidental death in a traffic mishap near his home. No details were learned." The funeral and burial services were held in Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. [Find-a-Grave


~ Daughter Mary G. Krick ~

Daughter Mary G. Krick (1888- ? ) was born in April 1888 near Monroeville. She made the move to Isabella County, MI with her parents and younger siblings. At the age of 22, she lived at home and worked as a servant with a private family.


~ Daughter Nellie B. Krick ~

Daughter Nellie B. Krick (1890- ? ) was born in May 1890 in Ohio. As did her elder sister Mary, Nellie supported herself in 1910 by working as a private family servant in Chippewa Township, Isabella County. She moved to Michigan with her family and in 1914 lived in Chippewa Township, Isabella County.

On Nov. 25, 1914, the 24-year-old Nellie was wedded to 23-year-old farmer Forest Bowman (1891- ? ), son of Joseph and Eliza (Eck) Bowman. The ceremony, officiated by Rev. W.F. Kring, was held at Mount Pleasant, in a double ceremony with her brother Lloyd Krick and his new wife Anna Flannery.


~ Son Lloyd R. Krick ~

Son Lloyd R. Krick (1891- ? ) was born in October 1891 in Van Wert County, OH. 

He migrated to Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, MI. At the age of 23, on Nov. 25, 1914, he married 23-year-old Anna "Annie" Flannery (1891- ? ), daughter of Jhon and Mary (Snider) Flannery of Union Township. The ceremony, officiated by Rev. W.F. Kring, was held at Mount Pleasant, in a double ceremony with his sister Nellie Krick and her new husband Forest Bowman.

They had two known daughters, Doris M. Krick and Joyce Krick. A baby boy died in infancy on April 27, 1916. 

When the 1920 federal census was taken, the Kricks -- both age 28 -- lived on a farm in Coe, Isabella County. 

During the 1920s, Lloyd obtained work as a street sweeper for the City of Lansing in Ingham County, MI. He eventually became a truck driver for the city. Their dwelling place in 1930-1940 was on May Street.

Daughter Doris M. Krick (1924- ? ) was born in 1924 in Michigan.

Daughter Joyce Krick (1932- ? ) was born in 1932 in Michigan.


~ Son LeRoy Clayton "Roy" Krick ~

Son LeRoy Clayton "Roy" Krick (1894-1942) was born in August 1894 in Ohio. He migrated to Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, MI. 

He was united in wedlock with Treva E. (?) (1908-1966). He was 13 years older than his bride. They had one known son, Donald LeRoy Krick, who died at birth on March 10, 1932.

In 1940, federal census records show that their residence was on South Mission Street. Roy worked as a laborer. Heartache shook the family when Roy died on Aug. 19, 1942, at the age of 47. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. [Find-a-Grave]

Treva outlived her husband by nearly a quarter of a century. She passed into eternity in 1966, and rests beside her husband. Their red barre granite grave marker is badly stained.


~ Son Earl Dayton Krick ~

Son Earl Dayton Krick (1897-1970) was born on Christmas Eve 1896 in Van Wert County, OH. 

During World War I, Earl served in the U.S. Army, as a private with the Headquarters Company of the 40th Field Artillery.

He married Jeanette "Janet" McKenzie (1899-1993). 

They produced two known children -- Earl Phillip Krick and Nelson Krick. 

The 1940 federal census shows the family making its home along East Broadway in Mount Pleasant. That year, with an eighth grade education, Roy earned a living as a truck driver.

Earl died in Clare, Clare County, MI on July 28, 1970, at the age of 72. Entombment was in Owen Cemetery in Saginaw County, MI. [Find-a-Grave]

As a widow, Jeanette lived for another 23 years. The Grim Reaper gathered her up in 1993, at the age of 95 or 96. 

Son Earl Phillip Krick (1925- ? ) was born in about 1925 in Lansing, MI. At the age of 18, he lived in Saginaw, MI and on Feb. 6, 1943, he was united in matrimony with Joyce Marie Mulvany ( ? - ? ).

Son Nelson Krick ( ? - ? ) 


~ Daughter Ethel May Krick ~

Daughter Ethel May Krick (1906-1914) was born on July 30, 1906 in Isabella County, MI. Sadly, she did not survive childhood.

She was stricken with appendicitis just 19 days after her eighth birthday. A week later, after the organ abscessed and septic shock set in, she passed away on Aug. 25, 1914. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Mount Pleasant.


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