1864-1935

January 14, 1864. Birthplace reported as either Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, or Emmitsburg, Maryland.

September 26, 1935, Manhattan, New York.

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.

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Son of Walter and Isabella LeFevre Krebs, Stanley 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, 1886; received a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Chicago School of Psychology, 1889; and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Lancaster Seminary, 1890.

Krebs married Anna Frick Frantz 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. His works include:

  1. Come We Now Our Blessed Savior to Adore
  1. Behold a Stranger at the Door
  2. Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow
  3. Hark! The Sound of Angel Voices
  4. Lord, We Come in Gladness to Adore Thee
  5. Mansions Are Prepared Above
  6. Rally
  7. Rhone
  8. Sing to the Lord, Ye Distant Lands
  9. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne