You are in luck! There is 1 CRIPE listed in the Pioneers book (mind you that these are only the people proven by a descendant and not necessarily all of the people who may qualify as "pioneers"). CRIPE, Daniel: birthplace PA, birthdate 1772, IN County settled ELKHART, Date Settled 1829, Previous Residence Ohio.
There is also a footnote for him: Organized first Dunkard church in region.
To be considered a Pioneer for Elkhart county, they had to be in residence by 1840.
I see that you are also researching Bowmans, I have some Bowmans in my husband's family tree who lived in IN (Jackson county), but came from Jessamine County Kentucky.
Thanks for your comment. I wish I could go to the Hite Reunion. What a reunion that must be. Wow, I can only imagine. How often do they have a Hite Reunion and where is it held? I know I can't go this year, but I might could plan to go another time.