May 4, 1911
CRONER, GUSTAVE - Gustave Croner, 81, died at his home on South Market street early last Thursday morning of valvular heart trouble from which he had been suffering for several months. He was born in Wittenberg in Germany Jan. 2, 1830. He was brought to this country his father settling near Piqua where the son lived until 19 years old when he went to the far West, spent some time in the mines of California and for ten years resided in Portland, Oregon. He then returned to Ohio and for the past 51 years has resided in Troy. April 22, 1860, he married Caroline Kelch in Piqua who together with five daughters and two sons survive him. The children are Mrs. A. F. Haas, of Buffalo, Mrs. L. R. Lambert of Springfield, Mrs. S. E. Snyder of Dayton, Mrs. L. F. Henne and Mrs. Minnie Lewis of Troy, and George Croner of Kansas City, and E. W. Croner of Troy. During the war he served his country as a member of the 147th O. V. I. and was a member of Coleman Post G. A. R. For a number of years he was engaged in the grocery business in Troy and was highly esteemed as a business man. He was an active member of St. John's Evangelical church. The funeral was held from this church at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon and the large attendance and the many floral tributes testified to the high repute in which the dead man was held. Colman Post attended and gave its service while Rev. Uhrland delivered the funeral address. Interment was made at Riverside.
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