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Mike Cronk (#47300132)
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Bio Photo Many...but not all...of the memorials I have posted are of family members. I would like each of these memorials to eventually be as rich and detailed as the people whose lives they commemorate.

In many cases I don't have any photos of an individual, or the BEST photo of an indvidual. If you do, PLEASE post them in their memorials! If you have obituaries, biographical sketches or first hand accounts, I am happy to add them. If there are errors that need correcting, PLEASE let me know. If you are an interested family member, I would enjoy hearing from you.

ALSO, if there are existing 'Find A Grave' memorials for other UNLINKED family members out in the world, please LINK them to the rest of the family, or contact me about linking them together. Linkage is one of the wonderful features of 'Find A Grave.'

'Find A Grave' offers us all a fantastic opportunity to memorialize and chronicle all the strands of our individual family history...and make it accessible to our extended family. It is an opportunity to both honor those family members that have gone on ahead and also celebrate our own heritage.

My mission of heart is to honor each of my Michigan emigrant forbearers by commemorating their final resting places and those of as many of their descendants as I can locate. Needless to say, this ultimately involves thousands of individuals who share a common blood line...and many branches that have since left Michigan for other distant points.

NOTE: Anyone is welcome to use any gravestone photographs I have taken. No prior permission is required.

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On the side of my father, MAX WILLIAM CRONK (1926-2014), those early Michigan forbearers are:

† JACOB CRONK (1792-1869), and his wife, ELIZABETH "BETSEY" (CRONK) CRONK (1793-1880), #53750695, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Barry Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1858, from New York State

† LUCY L. CURTIS (1828-1900), #53750317, wife of LEVI CRONK (1816-1902), #53750147, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Barry Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1858, from New York State

† LEMUEL LEWIS, SR. (1801-1863), #20501574, buried in Hastings Twp. Cemetery, Barry Co., MI. His first wife and my ancestor, SARAH BANCROFT, died before coming to Michigan. Lemuel came to Michigan between 1852-1856, from Ohio, with his second wife, AGNES ANNIS KEELER (1818-1899), #20501566

† WILLIAM SCOTT MELOY (1817-1903), #53759237, and his wife, FANNY PATTERSON (1815-1890), #53759421, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Barry Co., MI - Came to Michigan between 1841-1843, from New York State

† LOTHROP MOSS (1815-1872), #53677658, and his wife, MAILA DOTY (1819-1884), #53681330, buried in Richfield Union Cemetery, Davison, Genesee Co., MI. - Came to Michigan in May of 1852, from New York State

† HARVEY DOTY (1793-1862), buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Davison, Genesee Co., MI (•War of 1812 Veteran & Descendant of Edward Doty-Dotey of the Mayflower). His wife and my ancestor, APHIAH AUSTIN (1801-1852), #45592730, died before the family came to Michigan and is buried in Tower Cemetery, Porter Center, Niagara Co., NY. Harvey came to Michigan in May of 1852, from New York State

† VANRENSSELAER TYLER (1794-1887) (•War of 1812 Veteran), and his wife, REBECCA DEWEY (1800-1860), #54291298, buried in Harwood Cemetery, Washtenaw Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1829, from New York State (••They are my earliest Michigan ancestors)

† DARIUS DOUGLASS (1797-1868), #54288714, and his wife, SARAH HALSTED (1797-1844), #54288762, buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI - Came to Michigan in September of 1835, from New York State

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On the side of my mother, VIRGINIA ELIZABETH PETTIT (1925-____), those early Michigan forbearers are:

† DAVID PETTED (1814-1873), #53886743, and his wife, ELIZABETH O'BRIEN (c1825-1859), #53886779, buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery. David was in Michigan by 1837, from Ireland, having arrived in New York aboard the 'Rhode Island' on 28 March 1834.

† PATRICK O'BRIEN (1775-1871), and his wife, ELIZABETH ____?____ (1785-1843), #53779115, buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI (••They are my 4X-gr-grandparents and the oldest set of ancestors I have in Michigan) - Came to Michigan in the early 1840's, from Ireland

† PATRICK GORMAN (1800-1875), #55917738, and his wife, ROSE TURRELL (1822-1869), #54604184, buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Parnell, Vergennes Twp., Kent Co., MI. Came to Michigan between 1854-1856, from Ireland via New York State

† JOSEPH STEINEBACH (1846-1918), #53546500, and his wife, MARY VOGT (1855-1946), #53546538, buried in St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Hannah, Grand Traverse Co., MI - Joseph had come to Michigan by 1874, from Germany

† JOSEPH VOGT (1815-1889), and his wife, BERNADETTA BOTT (1830-1907), #31380911, buried at Visitation Cemetery, North Dorr, Allegan Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1865, from Germany via Canada

† PETER SCHMIDT (1819-1892), #53623356, and his wife, KATHARINE GOELZ (1819-1902), #53623544, buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1855, from Germany, having arrived in New York aboard the 'Louisiana', 26 November 1855.

† ANNA WINZIG (1861-1940), wife of AUGUST PETER SCHMIDT (1852-1938), #53623035, buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI - Was in Michigan by 1891, from Germany via Cincinnati, OH (••Anna was my last ancestor to immigrate to Michigan)

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In the spirit of goodwill, I am happy to transfer 'Find A Grave' memorials (provided that they have no tie-in with my own family lines) to other individuals who do have a family connection. Creating the 'Find A Grave' memorials is its own reward in knowing that I will be providing this information to possible farflung family members...as so many people, in far away places, have provided for me. This goodwill does NOT extend to people who's stated policy is a strict observance of old 'Find A Grave' transfer 'guidelines' (e.g. spouses, children, parents, grandparents, gr-grandparents ONLY).

TRANSFER PROCEDURE:
1. Please select the 'EDIT' tab at the top right of the individual's memorial.
2. Then, select 'SUGGEST A CORRECTION...' and make your request known.
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Mathew Brody
RE: Family
Yes i am in contact with him. Thank you for the response! Even though you only are related through cousin its still kinda family. On Ancestry I put most family members on my brother tree (James Brody). Even family that is so distant that its unbelievable. Cousins of cousins!
Added by Mathew Brody on Jul 06, 2015 10:44 AM
Mathew Brody
Family
Dear Mike,

My 3rd great grandmother Elizabeth Anne Davis is from my line of descent then To Fannie Wheeler (Baxter) to Hazel Hunt (Browning) Baxter to Louanna Gene Browning Hanson and then my mom. Hope to hear from you and wonderful to look at all this history
Added by Mathew Brody on Jul 06, 2015 8:31 AM
Pat Minor
Alberts and Hillebrand photos
Mike, Thank you for the photos of the Alberts and Hillebrand families. I have seen your name on many of the memorials in these families. I appreciate your time and effort.
Pat M from SC
Added by Pat Minor on Jul 06, 2015 5:57 AM
Dustin Austin
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Mike,

As always thanks so much for your hard work, and great pictures!!!
Added by Dustin Austin on Jul 03, 2015 5:52 AM
Dustin Austin
Kurkjian
Thanks again Mike for your hard work and of course the H/S photos!!!
Added by Dustin Austin on Jun 28, 2015 2:05 PM
Angela Owens Jando
Hannah Matthews
Mike,

Thank you very much for transferring Hannah to my care. Now I just need to find the time to get back to my Heffron researching!

Angela
Added by Angela Owens Jando on Jun 26, 2015 9:52 PM
Dustin Austin
THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS
Mike,

Are you able to access the Grand Rapids Press newspaper online to get obits? Or do you have to visit the library? As always thanks for your help!
Added by Dustin Austin on Jun 20, 2015 8:13 AM
Dustin Austin
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Mike,

Just wanted to say thank you again for all your hard work on "my" Fritz graves!! Your work is very VERY VERY much appreciated and noticed! You take some of the best pictures I see on F-A-G. Your work does not go unnoticed! We seem to have the same thinking on this matter! I just wanted to say thanks again!!!!!!!
Added by Dustin Austin on Jun 18, 2015 7:05 PM
H.J.Worst
RE: Brochu Transfers
Mike....
Thank you very much for the transfers. I see you already transferred the rest, before I could even make the formal request via the edit tab. Your the Best.
Thanks again,
Harry
Added by H.J.Worst on Jun 11, 2015 3:36 PM
The Genealogy Genie
RE: Charles Joseph Van Sickle - Mount Calvary Cemetery
Happy to help! If you have any other Van Sickle questions, please do let me know.

Have a good evening,
Jeannie
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Jun 07, 2015 12:37 AM
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