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  • ID: I65261
  • Name: Samuel KRING
  • Given Name: Samuel
  • Surname: Kring 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 May 1813 in Conemaugh Twp, Cambria Co, Pa
  • Death: 22 Jan 1892 in Elton, Adams Twp, Cambria Co, PA
  • Burial: Dunmyer Lutheran Cem, Adams Twp, Cambria Co, PA 1
  • Event: Caucasian Race
  • Census: 1840 Richland Twp, Cambria Co, PA
  • Note:
    reel M704_451 page 50 line 5
    KRING, Samuel 1000 100000000 - 1000 100000000
  • Census: 8 Nov 1850 Richland Twp, Cambria Co, PA
  • Note:
    reel M432_761 page 149a house 103 family 109
    KRING, Samuel 39 m Pa, farmer, $1725 of land, illiterate
    Rebecca 39 f Pa, illiterate
    Sarah 11 f Pa, in school
    Ann 8 f Pa, in school
    Mary 7 f Pa
    Lydia 5 f Pa
  • Census: 23 Aug 1860 Richland Twp, Cambria Co, PA
  • Note:
    reel M653_1088 sheet 390 page 438 house 2879 family 2917
    Johnstown P.O.
    KRING, Samuel 47 m Pa, farmer, $2500 of land, $1350 of property
    Rebecca 53 f Pa
    Aaron 20 m Pa, farm laborer, in school
    Mary 17 f Pa
    Lydia 15 f Pa, in school
  • Census: 30 Jul 1870 Adams Twp, Cambria Co, PA
  • Note:
    reel M593_1317 sheet 11 page 6a house 79 family 78
    Johnstown P.O.
    KRING, Samuel 57 m Pa, farmer, $6000 of land, $500 of property, voter
    Rebecca 62 f Pa, housekeeper
    ARNOLD, Jacob 21 m Pa, farm laborer, can't read or write, voter
  • Event: Obituary
  • Note:
    Johnstown Tribune, Jan. 28, 1892
    BURNED TO DEATH IN BED A HORROR IN THE VILLAGE OF ELTON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
    The House of Samuel Kring and Another Building Destroyed and He and His Wife Suffocated and Their Bodies Partly Consumed in the Flames.
    The Villagers Wild with Excitement. Heroic Attempts at Rescue.
    About half-past ten o'clock night the village of Elton, containing between 100 and 200 people, seven miles southeast of Johnstown,PA in Adams Twp., Cambria Co., was thrown into a state of great excitement by the breaking out of a fire. Most of the villagers had retired for the night, and it was the men of Ickes' Hotel who, being still astir, first discovered the flames. The fire was discovered to be in the rear part of the residence of Samuel Kring. Flames were shooting out through the windows. In front some of the men broke open the door and windows, but a tremendous volume of flame and black smoke burst through the openings thus made and prevented entrance to the building. Several desperate attempts were made by persons to force their way into the house, and water was freely applied from a hole cut through the ice in a dam nearby, in the hope of rescuing Mr. and Mrs. Kring who slept in a room on the first floor, but every such attempt proved futile, the heat and suffocating smoke being more than anyone could endure, and the poor old couple were of necessity abandoned to their fate. The flames made rapid headway, and not only quickly consumed the building in which they originated but communicated with one adjoining and destroyed it. The former was a two story plank, occupied and used as a kind of warehouse. Both belonged to Mr. Kring. As soon as the flames had spent their fury, water was thrown in considerable quantities upon the charred timbers at the corner of the house in which the room was located where the aged couple slept, in the hope of finding whatever of their bodies the fire had not consumed. The search soon resulted in the uncovering of the blackened bodies of both Mr. and Mrs. Kring. Nothing but the trucks were left. Mrs. Kring's was found in one corner of the room where the bed had stood and Mr. Kring's in another corner where there had been a lounge, indicating that she had been sleeping in the bed and he on the lounge. The remains were not disturbed at the time, some of the people thinking that an inquest should be held and that the remains should not be interfered with until viewed by a jury. Word was accordingly sent to Squire Henry Fye (Frye) and he arrived yesterday morning. After an investigation, he decided that an inquest was not necessary. The remains were thereupon taken from the ruins and placed in a house nearby. As to the origin of the fire, nothing has been definitely learned. There was a stove in the out-kitchen adjoining the rear of the house and there was also one in the sleeping room. It is thought that in someway building caught from one of these, probably from the one in the bed chamber, the resulting smoke quickly stupefying the old couple and rendering them helpless victims of the flames. Their extreme age, too, was against them. Mr. Kring having attained his 79th year and Mrs. Kring her 83rd. She was quite feeble, but managed to do her own work unaided, and there was nobody at the house but her and her vulnerable partner. As may easily be imagined, the scene in the village and for some time after the fire was one of wildest excitement. The church bells were rung, the people yelled, and everyone was in a measure of terror-stricken, while the pitiful cries and frantic conduct of the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kring, the widow of Charles Helsel, living in Elton, added a most distressing nature to the sad affair. (The daughter was Sarah Kring Helsel)
  • _UID: D1E7E62B126548B19A34B807A3ED91C0A778
  • Change Date: 19 Jan 2008 at 03:07



    Father: Johann George "George" KRING b: 22 Feb 1766 in Lancaster Co, PA
    Mother: Magdalena FYE b: 13 Jan 1771 in Saxony, Germany

    Marriage 1 Rebecca WERTZ b: 18 Mar 1807 in Somerset Co, PA
    • Married: Abt 1835
    • Change Date: 19 Jan 2008
    Children
    1. Has Children Sarah Domicilla KRING b: 1 Jul 1837 in Salix, Adams Twp, Cambria Co, PA
    2. Has No Children Aaron KRING b: Abt 1840 in Pennsylvania
    3. Has Children Mary KRING b: 27 Oct 1842 in Richland Twp, Cambria Co, PA
    4. Has Children Lydia KRING b: 8 Mar 1845 in Richland Twp, Cambria Co, PA

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Lambert, Carl
      Title: Lambert, Carl
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