Nicholas Crigler (1722-1789) and Margaret Kaifer (1725-1771)


Nicholas Crigler and Margaret Kaifer were born in Virginia and died in Madison County, Virginia.  They married in Madison County in 1749.


Nicholas's parents: Jacob Crigler (1695-1734) and Susanna Koch (1702-?)

Margaret's parents: Wolff Michael Kaifer (1695-1768) and Anna Maria Blankenbaker (1687-1762)


Children of Nicholas and Margaret:

  • Elizabeth Crigler (1750-?) married Adam Crisler
  • Aaron Crigler (1756-1832) married Catherine Crisler (1754-1807)
  • Margaret Crigler (1759-1806) married Benjamin Gaar (1748-1821)
  • Nicholas Crigler, Jr. (1762-1813)
  • Susanna Crigler (1764-?)
  • Anna Margaret Crigler (1768-1806)
  • Abraham Crigler (1771-1847) married Lydia Carpenter (1777-1861)
The Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison, Virginia, pictured here in 2012, was established in 1740 and is the oldest continuously-operating Lutheran Church in the U.S.  Margaret Crigler's date of birth in 1759 is written in church records.  Records also show that John Adam Gaar served as a deacon in 1768, and that Nicholas Crigler was one of the church officers in 1776.