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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.


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


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 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).

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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Bob Wilson
Mary (Hall) Cronk
Thanks for doing the correction on Mary's father. Joshua B. Hall (who had been connected) was the brother of John C. Hall (her real dad). I noticed that in the process of the correction, the link to Mary's mother was lost. Sarah A. (Riker) (# 28391919) is the correct mother for Mary; she was married to John C. ("J C") Hall, rather than to Joshua.

Have a great day!
Added by Bob Wilson on May 03, 2015 3:51 PM
RE: can you help
Oh thank you so much..
Would you mind if I would put Daniel into findagrave.
I have a lot of information to add. (I was going to add him but got busy and forgot) and I want to link him to his wife kids a few others i have. I was told when we were at kate's grave site that they think he is there but they had a fire around the same time Daniel pass and lost a lot of information. The graves were purchased by Kate so it must have been to bury daniel. I was always told he died of diabetes so it was good to see his death certif. With two Daniel Krupp's one in 1933 my in 1934 so much gets mixed up with them, they are both related.
Added by Sandi on May 02, 2015 8:08 PM
Vickie Journigan
Oscar Jackson
Mike, I tried to call Oak Hill but the number on the internet doesn't work. What I want to know is Oscar Jackson is on Block 8, Lot 18, space 9 and his wife is on space 7. His Son is on space 1, Daughter and her husband is on 2,3. I was wondering if there are more family on lot 18. I really want to know why his wife isn't on lot 8. If you have the phone number of the cemetery that also would be nice cause I want to know who bought the lots also.

Added by Vickie Journigan on Apr 30, 2015 9:15 AM
can you help
Thank you for the information about John C. Krupp. I have a favor to ask you. I am still trying to find where Daniel Krupp 1834-1906 is buried.

His wife CATHARINA or Katherine /Brown / Braun
04 Jul 1847 to 11-24-1924 She was buried on 27 November 1924 at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.8 she has no marker.

there are two danie Krupps the other is 1833 and i found a lot on him. they were related but my daniel lived in wright township ottawa michigan.parents were daniel krupp and anna maria frey . If you can find anything on him I would greatly appreciate it.
Added by Sandi on Apr 27, 2015 12:29 PM
Mary Sicard
Robert and Florence Elmer
Thank you for posting the photos of their headstones on their memorial pages.
Added by Mary Sicard on Apr 24, 2015 10:37 AM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: John C. Herman - Cascade Cemetery
Hi Mike,
Email me the two pieces and I'll stitch them together in Photoshop and mail them back to you.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Apr 24, 2015 8:02 AM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: John C. Herman - Cascade Cemetery
So sorry Mike. It had been hidden and I didn't realize there was a prior one. You should hook your two pieces together in photoshop to make one instead of two and then you would have another photo space available.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Apr 23, 2015 9:59 PM
Robert Worden
RE: Anna Fowler - Fulton Street Cemetery
I have let you both know. Was told that is how to do it? I had some with dates and no pics but the other has pics and no dates etc. Even a couple doubles done by the same person? Thanks Bob
Added by Robert Worden on Apr 21, 2015 6:58 PM
Sgt Ed Elstan
Anton Bott
Thanks for the headstone pictures...Ed
Added by Sgt Ed Elstan on Apr 11, 2015 7:30 PM
Dustin Austin
Gissler/fritz photos
thank you very much for the awesome pictures you take!! I am very thankful of them as I live 200 miles away. Your pictures are very nice and well taken!!!
Added by Dustin Austin on Apr 01, 2015 4:04 PM
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