Crippen - Foreign Born Males
Researched by Barbara Wyatt


This subject had it’s origins in a mistake made in the 1840 census.

Michael Crippen was identified as being of the branch of Crippen’s who immigrated to the United States in the 1830’s from England. Well, that’s not correct.

I’ve had to revisit several times, the England born Henry & Elizabeth Crippen of the early to mid 1800’s and consistently lose my research. This is an effort, once and for all, never to misplace the research on Henry and Elizabeth.

In addition, there have been a few queries and responses on the bulletin boards regarding origins of Crippens from Countries other than England. So why not combine Henry and the rest of the non-USA born Crippens, thus saving someone the research effort. The identification of these non-USA born Crippens was based on a generic search. To identify the Country of Birth, one had to remember all the Countries which existed in the 1800’s. Since the 1870’s World Atlas, was not put back in it’s correct place, the search was done on the Countries of memory. Now, anyone with German origins, could present a problem. Many people of German orgin did not identify “ the Country”, but rather used one of the States or Localities such as Saxony, Baden, Wurttemberg or Lippe Deitmold. This rather “short circuits” retrieving everyone, unless you are a student of European history.

It must be stated there is a some kind of error ratio of sorts in the Birth Place field of indexed census records. The last I knew of American history, Montana was not a State in 1797. Yet, Almon Crippen of Ballston, Saratoga Co., New York is listed with an estimated Birth Year of 1797, Birth Place = Montana! So you see, one cannot always rely on what appears in the online index records.

The Frequently Misplaced Henry and Elizabeth
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 contains the following information on a Henry and Elizabeth Crippen of Grafton, Massachusetts.

1835 - Crippen, Henrietta Elizabeth,
daughter of Henry & Elizabeth, Feb 16, 1835. Canterbury, Eng. Birth Grafton.

1837 - Crippen, Henry John,
son of Henry and Elizabeth, Sept, 22, 1837. Canterbury Eng. Birth Grafton.

1848 - Crippen, Joseph James,
son of Henry and Elizabeth, Jan 24, 1848. Roxbury. Birth Grafton.

1850 Census Crippen/Crippin Variations

ENGLAND
George D. Crippen - Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH., Born abt 1831, Birth Place = England.
Henry Crippen - Albion, Calhoun Co., MI., Born abt, 1819, Birth Place = England.
Henry Crippen - Smithfield, Jefferson Co., OH., Born abt 1803, Birth Place = England.
John Crippen - Washington, Guernsey Co., OH., Born abt 1800, Birth Place = England.
Thomas Crippen - Carlton, Orleans Co., NY., Born abt 1829, Birth Place = England.
David Crippin - Burke, Franklin Co., NY., Born abt 1849, Birth Place = England.
Note: David is 1 year old living in the household of Charles Crippen, born in NY.
John Crippin - Rochester Ward 1, Monroe Co., NY., Born abt 1818, Birth Place = England.
Samuel Crippet - Millcreek, Hamilton Co., OH., Born abt 1820, Birth Place = England.

IRELAND
Thomas Crippen - Cincinnati Ward 3, Hamilton, OH., Born abt 1829, Birth Place = Ireland.

ISLE OF MAN
Henry Crippen - Rochester Ward 7, Monroe Co., NY., Born abt 1835, Birth Place = Isle of Man.

GERMANY
Henry Crippin - Albany Ward 9, Albany Co., NY., Born abt 1828, Birth Place = Germany.
Conrad Crippin - Cincinnati Ward 4, Hamilton Co., NY., Born abt 1810 Birth Place = Germany.

CANADA
David Crippen - Rochester, Cedar Co., IA., Born abt 1834, Birth Place = Canada.
Franklin Crippen - Rochester, Cedar Co., IA., Born abt 1830, Birth Place = Canada.
Samuel H. Crippen - Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY., Born abt 1821, Birth Place = Canada.
Richard Crippin - Northampton, Saginaw Co., MI., Born abt 1824, Birth Place = Canada.
Jerry Crippion - Ottawa, Ottawa Co., MI., Born abt 1825, Birth Place = Canada.
Alexander Cripan - Ontonogon, Ontonagon Co., MI., Born abt 1823, Birth Place = Canada.
Narciso Cripan - Ontonogon, Ontonagon Co., MI., Born abt 1825, Birth Place = Canada.

BARBADOS
Schuyler Crippen - Otsego, Otsego Co., NY., Born abt 1796, Birth Place = Barbados!!!!!!
Note: Barbados is really what is on the image. It appears the family prior to Schuyler’s census record were all born in Barbados. The census enumerator seems to have been over zealous with the ditto marks.....or Schuyler had a tremendous sense of humour. Schuyler and his entire family ended up as being born in Barbados. By the way his occupation is lawyer.

1860 Census Crippen/Crippin Variations

ENGLAND
Henry Crippan - Franklin, Sacramento Co., CA., Age 41, Born abt 1818, Birth Place = England.
Henry Crippen - Grafton, Worcester Co., MA., Age 53, Born abt 1806, Birth Place = England.
Henry Crippen - Wells, Jefferson Co., OH, Age 58, Born abt 1801, Birth Place = England.
John Crippen - Trenton, Hanock Co., ME., Age 54, Born abt 1805, Birth Place = England.
John Crippen - Jefferson, Washington Co., PA., Age 65, Born abt 1794, Birth Place = England.
Henry Crippin - NY Ward 16 District 2, NY., Age 45, Born abt 1814, Birth Place = England.
James Cripping - Ellsworth, Hancock Co., ME., Age 32, Born abt 1827, Birth Place = England.

CANADA
Samuel H. Crippen - Westfield, Marquette Co., WI., Age 42, Born abt 1817, Birth Place = Canada.
James Crippin - Chautauqua, Chautauqua Co., NY., Age 40, Born abt 1819, Birth Place = Canada.
Spencer Crippen - Lafayette, Ogle Co., IL., Age 32, Born abt 1827, Birth Place = Canada.
Enos Crippen - Lafayette, Ogle Co., IL., Age 16, Born abt 1843, Birth Place = Canada.

GERMANY
Henry G. Cripstine - Camp Point, Adams Co., IL., Age 25, Born abt 1834, Birth Place = Germany.
Note: Cripstine could be a stretch on Crippen variation. There was, however a John P. Crippin living in Camp Point, Age 53, Birth Place = Virginia.

BAVARIA
Adam Cripner - Cincinnati Ward 8, Hamilton Co., OH., Age 28, Born abt 1831, Birth Place = Bavaria.
M. C. Crippen - Cininnati Ward 8, Hamilton Co., OH., Age 70, Born abt 1789, Birth Place = Bavaria.

This topic, born out of frustration, was quickly put together, If anyone locates a Crippen, who was foreign born, that should be added to this list, please email Donna (see link below).

 

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