Hidden Collections

William E. Kreider Papers

Archival Description

Title: William E. Kreider Papers
Dates: 1838-1840
Quantity: 1 folder
Identification: PP KWE
Language of Material: English
Location: Moravian Church Archives
Alternate View: View Moravian Archives Finding Aid


One bound notebook belonging to William E. Kreider containing a practice ledger and shipping log, used to learn book keeping. Also included in the notebook is an essay by Kreider titled "Duties of the Military Engineer."


William Eugene Kreider was born on May 8th, 1828. in Lititz, Pa. In Lititz, he was a member of the trombone choir. He married his wife, Josephine Demuth, in 1855. Ten years later, the couple moved to Lancaster, Pa. While living there, Kreider served as an elder and a trustee of the Moravian congregation. He also taught Sunday school and was treasurer of the Foreign Ministry Society. After retiring in 1890, Kreider moved to Nazareth, Pa. He died there on August 29th, 1895.



Custodial History

The William E. Kreider collection was given to the archives with papers belonging to Charles D. Kreider at an unknown time. In the summer of 2011, the collection was examined by Erin Thorn, a Lehigh University student working on the CLIR grant. At this time, the papers belonging to Charles D. Kreider were added to other collections, and William E. Kreider's papers were organized seperately.


William E. Kreider Papers
1. Notebook
Date: 1838 - 1840
Physical Description: good
Scope/Content: Includes:
Bound notebook containing practice ledger and shipping log, essay, and arithmetic.