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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)

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).

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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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Joan Carlson
braam burial
Sorry, I just sent you a question that you already answered quite thoroughly here. I do apologize.
Added by Joan Carlson on Jul 28, 2016 11:06 AM
Joan Carlson
RE: Grietje Braam - Oakhill Cemetery
Thanks for the information. I appreciate your input!
Added by Joan Carlson on Jul 24, 2016 4:23 PM
Joan Carlson
RE: Grietje Braam - Oakhill Cemetery
Do you know who else is on the lot with Grietje? Or is it miscellaneous vagrants and unknowns?
Added by Joan Carlson on Jul 24, 2016 6:41 AM
Robert Worden
RE: Marcus Shaw Brown
pic removed. Thanks
Added by Robert Worden on Jul 23, 2016 8:02 AM
Robert Worden
RE: Marcus Shaw Brown
Do you want me to take down my pics or leave them or you can edit so it makes sence?
Added by Robert Worden on Jul 23, 2016 6:40 AM
Robert Worden
Marcus Shaw Brown
Concerning this memorial 77123580. The records show 2 Marcus Shaw Brown's buried the same day.One is in K-13, the other is in M-17E-02. The second was 2 at the time of death. He also shows type of burial as a B, where as the first one shows type of burial as a E. I did look up in Michigan Deaths but found only one. The Brown pyriamid is in K-12 and K-13. Your memorial is for sec K. Is the large cross in M?
Added by Robert Worden on Jul 22, 2016 5:18 PM
am
Baby Chachuski
Mike,
Thank you for going to the cemetery and trying to locate the gravestone for Baby Chachuski. I appreciate the time you took to try and do this for me. I know it takes much longer to keep searching for a grave that is not marked and your time is valuable so again, thank you.
Have a nice day.
Added by am on Jul 21, 2016 4:41 AM
Joan Carlson
Posthumus p.s.
I should have said "grave site". Johanna was obviously the first wife. Did you happen to note the name on the other stone in the background? Don't make a trip if not!
Added by Joan Carlson on Jul 15, 2016 7:35 PM
Joan Carlson
Posthumus
Thanks very much for posting Pieternella's headstone and obit (that was a nice surprise). I appreciate your help.
Added by Joan Carlson on Jul 15, 2016 7:33 PM
v Lee
Matilda A. Dolan Jr
Hi, I wanted to thank you for the information you posted. Started doing genealogy research a while back and found my grandfathers birth certificate with a different mother then his siblings, her name was Matilda Dolan, William Lee was his father but at the time of my grandfathers birth he was married to Elva Kent in Illinois. This left me baffled, but with your posting I believe I found his mother. He always said his mother was a music teacher. I don't believe Matilda family ever knew my grandfather existed which is heartbreaking. If you have any other info I would appreciate it. I just wanted to Thank you sooooo much.
Added by v Lee on Jul 13, 2016 5:22 PM
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