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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).

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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sophie bourbilleres-showalter
louis kunst sr
Mike
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Sophybou@gmail.com
Thank you
Added by sophie bourbilleres-showa... on Feb 25, 2017 9:36 AM
sophie bourbilleres-showalter
louis kunst sr
Hi Mike
It is very nice to you to be returned to the cemetery to have flowers really a big thank you.
Me i have louis kunst sr birth 13 april 1876 dead 1983 grand rapids michigan
Wife Ella Windt, I can not find a marriage with Marie Groskopf Kunst
Son Louis Kunst Jr birth 10 may 1908 dead 25 January 1981 wife Helen Campbell.
It's not easy Mike to understand.
I could not open the link concerning the grave of Marie groskopf kunst, could you send it to me.
Thanks mike
Sophie
Added by sophie bourbilleres-showa... on Feb 25, 2017 9:33 AM
sophie bourbilleres-showalter
louis kunst
Thank you very much for looking for the grave for me, louis kunst
Sophie bourbilleres-showalter
Added by sophie bourbilleres-showa... on Feb 23, 2017 3:38 AM
RC
Olbinski Family
Hi Mike, Not sure if this is your family that you may be researching, but I have found some information on Antonia and her daughter Rose. If you're interested I can send it to you. Here is Antonia's memorial # 141006963
Just let me know, RC
Added by RC on Feb 22, 2017 6:10 PM
Nicole (Zizos) Gulledge
Thank you!
Thank you very much for taking the (5) Hass gravestone photos for our family. We really appreciate you doing this for us. Thank you.

Nicole Zizos Gulledge
Added by Nicole (Zizos) Gulledge on Feb 19, 2017 7:29 PM
Mike Brooks
cecil howard
Just letting you know I have claimed your request for this in Macon,Ga. I went by today but they had a funeral going on and another one heading in as I passed by. I will stop in Monday and get it taken care of.

Have a great day
Added by Mike Brooks on Feb 10, 2017 11:44 AM
Travelin ❧ Ancestors
Restlawn Cemetery Edits
Hi Mike,
I wanted to thank you for updating the edits that you have done in Restlawn Cemetery. I really appreciate the help!

God Bless You,
Deb McKee
Added by Travelin ❧ Ancesto... on Feb 07, 2017 6:28 PM
Henry Marsh
Priest title
Why would you deny a Catholic priest his title, which is usually "Reverend Father". "Reverend" alone is usually used for Protestant ministers.
Added by Henry Marsh on Jan 29, 2017 6:31 PM
wmc
RE: John T. Gorman - Calvary Cemetery
Hi Mike,

I'm happy to transfer the FindaGrave memorials of your family members. Let me know if you find others, and good luck with your continued genealogy work.

My best,
Bill
Added by wmc on Jan 20, 2017 9:02 AM
Jeff Lloyd ©2004-2017
Henry M. Rose - Oak Hill Cemetery
Thanks for the encouragement in your nice message, Mike...
Glad to help out where and when I can!

Jeff
Added by Jeff Lloyd ©2004-2017 on Jan 19, 2017 4:20 PM
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