Nellie Kreek (2), b. 10 May 1887 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 2 May 1975 in Mound City, Missouri
Father: Thomas Orrick Kreek, b. 1 September 1861 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 13 September 1940 in Oregon, Missouri
Mother: Malcolm (Mallie) Carothers, b. 28 July 1865 in Clarence, Missouri, d. 1945 in Oregon, Missouri
Nellie was born at Cracker's Neck which is now the Highland neighborhood. Nellie and Moss were married at her home. She was wearing her graduation dress.
Spouse: Moss Howard Forney, b. 11 May 1882 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 15 August 1949 in Mound City, Missouri
Father: Solomon Benjamin Forney, b. 11 November 1833 in Mt. Eaton, Wayne County, Ohio, d. 18 January 1927 in Oregon, Missouri
Mother: Cassandra Taylor, b. 3 March 1839 in Coshocton County, Ohio, d. 22 May 1916 in Oregon, Missouri
Married May 1905 in Holt County, Missouri.
Thomas Orrick Kreek, b. 1 September 1861 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 13 September 1940 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: Thomas Israel Krick, b. 13 May 1826 in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, d. 11 March 1889 in Oregon, Missouri
Mother: Elizabeth Steele Jackson, b. 8 January 1835 in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 9 May 1911 in Oregon, Missouri
T.O. and Mallie probably met at the Methodist Church in Oregon. Mallie's brother, Sam Carothers, was preaching there at the time. Thomas was a Republican and a Methodist. He was one of the better farmers in the county. In February, 1914, he and Will Pennel went to Omaha to buy purebred Holstein livestock. He terraced the steepest hills, dammed up a spring fed creek, dug a well near the spring, erected a windmill and always had a supply of water for the livestock, even in the driest weather. He built a drainage system to filter and store water that ran off the barn in a large cistern.
Thomas Orrick was 5’8" tall and weighed 150 lbs. He had fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. The Kreeks always had a collie dog.
Spouse: Malcolm (Mallie) Carothers, b. 28 July 1865 in Clarence, Missouri, d. 1945 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: Captain Louis Ferree Carothers, b. 14 November 1816 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 14 July 1871 in Clarence, Missouri
Mother: Angelica Miller, b. 1822 in KY, d. 1 January 1871 in Clarence, Missouri
Both of Mallie's parents died when she was 5 years old. Part of the time she lived with her mother's brother, Malcolm Miller. Later with her brother, Rev. Sam Corothers. When he came to Oregon to preach, she came with him.
Mallie was a very good cook. They ate on white linen table cloths and the table was always completely set. She never put any dish on the table that wasn't prepared perfectly. No scorched, under cooked, watery or overly seasoned food ever left the kitchen. The portions were served according to the worker. Uncle John got the largest piece of pie, then Grandpa got the next smaller, then Ruth got the third size, then Grandma and Aunt Ida got small helpings. She washed nearly everything by hand using homemade lye soap.
Mallie had one of the first pressure cookers in the county. The Farm Bureau had them for sale as an experiment. T.O. bought one in 1922 for $15. It held three quarts. Mallie canned meat, green beans, beets and corn in it. All other things were canned in a copper boiler. They butchered their own beef, pork and mutton. They raised chickens and sold enough eggs at the grocery store to pay for their groceries. Mallie even made the cracked whole wheat cereal they ate for breakfast. It was roasted in the oven and cooked a long time on the back of the stove.
Married 25 December 1883 in Durham, Missouri.
Thomas Israel Krick, b. 13 May 1826 in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, d. 11 March 1889 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: Andrew Krick, b. ca. 1804 in Maryland
Mother: Amelia Castle, b. 10 March 1802 in Washington County, Maryland, d. 7 May 1886 in Oregon, Missouri
Thomas and Elizabeth with son, John, arrived in Missouri in the fall of 1852. They came by steamer to St. Louis then up the Missouri River to St. Joseph and by ox team to Oregon. He was one of the early day teachers and, in the late 1850's, was the county superintendent of schools. In 1860 he was the census enumerator for all of Holt County and the southern of Atchinson County. He was county treasurer 1879 -1880. He was a shoemaker, merchant and farmer. The Kricks were in the merchandising business in Oregon, Missouri, from the time Thomas Israel started it in1858 until the present. They recently (1997) sold the store they had on the square in Oregon.
Spouse: Elizabeth Steele Jackson, b. 8 January 1835 in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 9 May 1911 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: John Finley Jackson, b. 26 June 1806 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 13 May 1862 in Oregon, Missouri
Mother: Nancy Ellen Canon, b. 17 April 1808 in Pennsylvania, d. 4 November 1890 in Oregon, Missouri
She was of Irish descent. Elizabeth was 5 foot tall and weighed 105 lbs. She had light complexion, brown hair and gray eyes.
She helped found the Methodist Episcopal Church of Oregon in 1864. She was president of the local auxiliary of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society and teacher of the women's Bible class in the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School. She changed the name from Krick to Kreek because some people with the same name (Krick) were horse theives and got their name in the paper. She was a Republican.
Married 15 January 1851 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Krick, b. ca. 1804 in Maryland
Spouse: Amelia Castle, b. 10 March 1802 in Washington County, Maryland, m. Mr. Welck, d. 7 May 1886 in Oregon, Missouri
She married Mr. Welck after Andrew Kreek died.
Married 4 May 1824 in Washington County, Maryland.