Nancy Elizabeth or Nannie (Hunt) Krise

Nancy Elizabeth or Nannie (Hunt) Krise

Nannie E. (Nancy) (Hunt) Krise, who was born to Joseph and Elizabeth (Hagerty) Krise on 31 Mar 1840 in Canonsburg, Washington Co PA, was a small woman with a braid atop her head. She was the mother of 8 children, 3 of whom died in infancy: Elfa, Alice, and an unnamed son. Nannie met her husband William Andrews Krise on a trip to Johnstown, Cambria Co PA, to visit her sister Letitia Joy. He was conveniently attending Jefferson College in Canonsburg. They were married 29 Jan 1862 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co PA. To this union were born 2 sons, George Holmes and Warren Samuel Padget Krise, and 3 daughters, Lillian Mary Dorothy, Stella Irene, and Elsie Alfaretta Krise. Nannie moved back and forth from Somerset to Cambria Co as her husband followed a career of teaching and serving as a principal. Prior to her death Mrs. Krise suffered a paralytic stroke, and on her 55th wedding anniversary she suffered severe convulsions, which led to her death. She died 17 Mar 1917 in Centre Hall, Centre Co PA. Mrs. Krise was a Presbyterian whose funeral services took place in their home as was the custom of the times, and she was buried in Centre Hall, Center Co PA. Submitted by her great-granddaughter Sylvia Hott Sonneborn.


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Nancy Krise

Nancy Krise was a sister to my great grandma, Isabella Cummings Hunt. The information above fits into what I know about Isabella's family. Isabella married one William John Hamill, who was first married to her older sister, Silvia Crossman Hunt. William John had also attended Jefferson College. Both Silvia and Isabella studied at Mt Pleasant Seminary for girls. Maybe other sisters did, as well, though I don't know this.

When she was still a girl, (I believe it was when her mother, Eliza, died) she moved in with Silvia and William John. When she was 18, she snitched her sister's husband, and the two eloped. They had 16 children...two stillborn, three died as infants, but 11 survived to adulthood. My grandma, Daisy Hunt Hamill, was the 16th child.

daist hunt hamill

looking for daisy's family, my mum was her niece, daughter of millard fillmore hamill