Born: January 14, 1864. Birthplace reported as either Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, or Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Died: September 26, 1935, Manhattan, New York.
Buried: Originally Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, Pennsylvania. In 1953, his second wife, actress Marjorie Main (co-star of the Ma and Pa Kettle films), moved him to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California.
Stanley was the son of Walter Krebs and Isabella LeFevre. He married twice: to Anna Frick Frantz (1890) and Marjorie Main (1921).
He studied music and composition at the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1883, and was known as an accomplished violinist and composer. He graduated with honors from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1886. He received a Doctor of Psychology from the Chicago School of Psychology in 1889, and a Bachelor of Divinity from Lancaster Seminary in 1890.
He then became pastor of the newly organized St. Andrew’s Reformed (now United Church of Christ), Reading, Pennsylvania.
He moved to the First Reformed Church, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1901.
During his ministry years, Krebs composed music, wrote, and lectured on psychological topics, including on the Chautauqua circuit.
He left the ministry in 1906 to accept a position as associate editor of the Science Press in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1908, he became president of the Wanamaker University of Commerce in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he developed curriculum, wrote textbooks and lectured.
Krebs went on to become a well known lecturer, and was famous for exposing fraudulent mediums. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1929.