Gary, you are a distant cousin of mine!Simon P. Kreps father was Ephrian C. Kreps. b. 1825 and mother was Mary Ann Nelson b. 1830.Simon was one of 9 siblings.Ephrians father was Christian Kreps, b. 1803 and mother, Sally Shoemaker Hines, b. 4/28/1806.Ephrian was one of 10 siblings.Christians father was John Kreps, b. 1/11/1764, and his mother was Mary Gillespie, b.1767.Christian was one of 5 siblings.Father of John was Christian Kreps, born 1701, that moved from the Netherlands toStroudsburg, PA in 1751.We think he might have originally come from Germany, but all my records show is moving from the Netherlands.We have not been able to trace the family back any farther than him.Do you have any other info???Would love to hear from you!