The Miami Leader

June 26, 1891

Anna Maria (Kelch) Croner
"Called to Her Final Home"

About two weeks ago Mrs. William Croner was taken with paralysis. It was at first deemed a case of rheumatism, but the true nature of the case developed speedily. She suffered patiently, fully aware of the end that was coming. She died at 10:45 Friday evening. The day of her death was also the fortieth anniversary of her wedding. They had passed through the struggles of life, with its varying success of ambition, fortune and misfortune, with hands clasped together. Both were pioneers, and as such met the incidents of a pioneer life. Neither of them faltered. The wife was the staunch support of all that her husband undertook; she was the ideal mother to her daughters, and her sons loved her for her own sake. She was but six years old when she came to Piqua with her parents. Her maiden name was Anna Maria Kelch, being born in Langensalza, Thuringia, July 31st, 1830, being nearly 61 years old, lacking but a month and a few days of that age.  She leaves besides her husband nine children living, Mrs. Minnie Groth, Mrs. W. H. Chapman, Mrs. Carl Schroeder, of this city, Mrs. Frank Schlitzberger, of Cincinnati, Ed Croner, Wm. Croner and the Misses Anna, Clara and Alma.  The funeral will take place on Monday at 2 o'clock from St. Paul's church, Rev. Knapp conducting the services that were largely attended. R. I. P.

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