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.

Children:

  1. Fern Edith Forney, b. 19 July 1906 in Mound City, Missouri, m. George Earl Brown, 13 November 1925, d. 26 February 1983 in Mound City, Missouri
  2. Solomon Orrick Forney, b. 11 February 1908 in Mound City, Missouri, m. Louise M. Ottman, 1936 in Mound City, Missouri, d. 14 January 1983 in Mound City, Missouri
  3. Merrill Howard Forney, b. 23 February 1912 in Mound City, Missouri
  4. Charlene Margaret Forney, b. 10 January 1914 in Mound City, Missouri, m. Walter Etson Redmon, 21 October 1934 in Mound City, Missouri, d. 7 October 1993 in Springfield, Missouri
  5. Sara Frances Forney, b. 9 August 1924 in Mound City, Missouri, m. Sammy Kunkel in Mound City, 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.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [Bess] Kreek, b. 28 November 1884 in Oregon, Missouri, m. John Burns Drake (1), August 1909/10, d. 9 May 1979 in Hotchkiss, Colorado
  2. Anna Kreek (2), b. 17 April 1886 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 28 June 1886 in Oregon, Missouri
  3. Nellie Kreek (2), b. 10 May 1887 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Moss Howard Forney, May 1905 in Holt County, Missouri, d. 2 May 1975 in Mound City, Missouri
  4. Abbie Kreek, b. 31 October 1888 in Oregon, Missouri, m. John Robert Marriner, 19 May 1917, d. 13 October 1977 in Oregon, Missouri
  5. Aggie Kreek, b. 31 October 1888 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Ivan Alonzo [Lonnie] Stephenson, 1909, d. 6 May 1978 in Oregon, Missouri
  6. Ida Kreek, b. 7 December 1893 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 23 August in Oregon, Missouri
  7. Frank Carothers Kreek, b. 23 May 1895 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Maude Stadler, 1922, d. 30 September 1974 in Oregon, Missouri
  8. John Thomas Kreek, b. 8 November 1898 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Sadie Prussman, 2 October 1937, d. 1 October 1973 in Oregon, 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.

Children:

  1. John Andrew Krick, b. 5 January 1852 in Jamestown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, m. Anna Belle Morgan, 17 February 1892 in Balmoral, Wisconson, d. 5 October 1944 in Oregon, Missouri
  2. Anna Krick, b. 4 February 1854 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 5 February 1854 in Oregon, Missouri
  3. Amelia Castle Krick, b. 5 August 1855 in Oregon, Missouri, m. William F. Drake, 5 February 1874, d. 14 April 1907 in Oregon, Missouri
  4. Elizabeth Alice Krick, b. 15 September 1857 in Oregon, Missouri, m. John M. Hasness, 4 October 1880, d. 28 October 1930 in Oregon, Missouri
  5. Agnes Steele Krick, b. 9 October 1859 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Samuel Davidson, 12 October 1876, d. 12 March 1937 in Oregon, Missouri
  6. Thomas Orrick Kreek, b. 1 September 1861 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Malcolm (Mallie) Carothers, 25 December 1883 in Durham, Missouri, d. 13 September 1940 in Oregon, Missouri
  7. Franklin Edward (Krick) Kreek, b. 16 August 1863 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Ida Pinkston, 29 October 1889, d. 1942
  8. Harry Ellsworth Kreek, b. 5 September 1865 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Anna Spoerle, 29 October 1890, d. 6 April 1938 in Oregon, Missouri
  9. Nellie Kreek (1), b. 17 September 1867 in Oregon, Missouri, m. David White Porter, 9 October 1888, d. 19 October 1889
  10. Presley E. Kreek, b. 24 October 1870 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 28 July 1871

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.

Children:

  1. Thomas Israel Krick, b. 13 May 1826 in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, m. Elizabeth Steele Jackson, 15 January 1851 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, d. 11 March 1889 in Oregon, Missouri