Descendants of Philipp Jacob Kroener
1. Philipp Jacob1 KROENER was born 8 July 1814 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. Parish records show that Kroener have lived in Wilferdingen since the 1600’s. Philipp married Barbara SCHLAMM, daughter of Johannes SCHLAMM and Barbara ZACHMANN, 28 April 1836 in Wilferdingen. After Barbara’s death he married Augustina FRANZ 16 April 1846 in Wilferdingen.
Philipp Jacob and his family emigrated to the United States on the ship ‘Woodside,’ departing from Le Havre (France) and arriving in New York City 2 September 1852. In the pre-Civil War period many Germans from southwest Germany began crossing the Alsace to Paris, then going down the Seine River to the port of Le Havre, which was bringing cotton from New Orleans to supply the cloth-making industry in Alsace. Since the cotton ships returned to New Orleans practically empty, transportation for passengers could be offered at low rates. Some of the ships heading back to New Orleans stopped at New York or other ports, and this was perhaps the situation for the ship ‘Woodside.’ Philipp's listing on the passenger register was P. Kroener, age 38, farmer. Also with him, were: A., age 28, female [Augustina, Philipp’s wife]; J., age 16, male, farmer [Jacob Philipp, son of Barbara]; G., age 13, male, farmer [George Adam, son of Barbara]; W., age 9, male [John, or Johann William, son of Barbara]; D., age 7, male [David Ernst, son of Barbara]; C., age 4, male [Christian, son of Augustina]; and H., age 2, male [Heinrich, son of Augustina]. The family spent its first winter in America in Auglaize County, Ohio, then in the spring of 1853 went to Marion County, where Philipp Jacob cultivated a rented farm for nine years. He made a declaration to become a citizen in the Clinton County, Indiana, Circuit Court more than two years before actually becoming naturalized on 19 September 1860 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. Why he was in Clinton County in 1858 is not known.
In 1862, Philipp purchased a tract of land in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, and continued to reside there until his death of typhoid 13 September 1878 at age 64. He was buried in the German Reformed Church Cemetery, Big Island Township, Marion County, Ohio.
Philipp Jacob’s name appeared with different spellings on different documents. On an 1865 land deed his name was 'Philip Jacob Kraner.' A two-line obituary from 1878 has 'Jacob Philip Kraner,' however his tombstone is inscribed 'Philip Jacob Kraner.' A signature on a land deed appears to have the last name spelled Kronner or Kroener. (The German spelling of the name is Kroener. Kraner became the Americanized spelling.)
Philipp’s brother may have been Augustus Kraner, born about 1818/19 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany, who resided in Marion County, Ohio, by 1848. His occupation was a tanner and currier. (Philip's son George Adam became a tanner.) An Augustus Kraner was named guardian of Philip's sons John William and David E. in 1863. Philip Jacob was still living and it is not known why a guardian was named. When Augustus died 8 September 1891, he left a wife and two daughters.
Philipp Jacob’s first wife Barbara was born 11 September 1815 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. She died 15 August 1845 in Wilferdingen at the age of 29. A reference to her in a biographical profile of her son John William gives her last name as Slim, which was probably an Americanized spelling. His second wife Augustina was born circa 1820 in Ispringen, Baden, Germany.
Children of Philipp Jacob1 Kroener and Barbara Schlamm were as follows:
+ 2 i. Jacob Philipp2 KRANER, born 30 January 1837 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany; married Anna Mary SLAPP.
+ 3 ii. George Adam KRANER, born 20 October 1839 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany; married Caroline EBERHART.
+ 4 iii. John William KRANER, born 7 May 1842 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany; married Louisa C. STAUB.
+ 5 iv. David Ernst KRANER, born 20 November 1844 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany; married Eliza GORENFLO.
Children of Philipp Jacob1 KROENER and Augustina FRANZ were as follows:
6 i. Christian2 KROENER was born 11 January 1847 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany and died 14 June 1847 in Wilferdingen.
7 ii. Christian KROENER was born 17 June 1848 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. He married Dorothea Barbara PFEIFFER 27 December 1870 in Marion County, Ohio and died 8 May 1891 in Marion County at age 42. Dorothea was born 28 December 1849 in Hafnerhaslach, Wurttemberg, Germany.
8 iii. Heinrich KRANER was born 19 March 1850 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. He died 22 September 1868 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio at age 18, and was buried in the German Reformed Church Cemetery, Big Island Township, Marion County.
9 iv. August KRANER was born 3 May 1855 in Marion County, Ohio, and died 31 August 1935 in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio at age 80. He was buried in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Marion County.
August married first 28 April 1888 in Marion County Ruth A. COUPLES, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (GOODIN) Couples, who was born in Ohio in 1865 and died in 1892 in Marion County at age 27. She was buried in Agosta Cemetery. August and Ruth had two children: Mary Etta and Clarence Leroy. Mary Etta was born in March 1889 in Marion County. In the 1900 federal census she was enumerated in the household of her uncle John William Kraner in Bowling Green Township, Marion County. Mary married 22 December 1909 in Marion County Michael CROMAN, the son of William and Ruth A. (Cady) Croman, who was born 5 January 1882 in South Bloomfield, Pickaway County, Ohio, and the couple had daughters Ruth Anna, born circa 1912, and Eleanor L. born circa 1916. Michael died of duodenal cancer 17 January 1937 at age 55 in Marion County, and was buried 21 January 1937 in Marion Cemetery. Mary Etta married second [--?--] REGAL and died 10 May 1983 in Riverside County, California at age 94. Clarence Leroy was born 31 March 1891 and died 26 April 1966 at age 75 in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio. Circa 1920 married Mildred June EVERHART, the daughter of Milton B. and Marie M. (Banning) Everhart, who was born 20 July 1895 in Kenton and died there 25 September 1990 at age 95. They had a daughter Vera and a son Ralph C., born 21 November 1926 and died 17 August 1995 in Hardin County at age 68. August married second Mattie MILLER 1 January 1894. Mattie, who was born in December 1873, had been married previously and had a son Jessie born in March 1891.
+ 10 v. Edward F. KRANER, born 28 September 1857 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio; married first Lucinda Manville CLEVELAND; married second Elizabeth Louise HOUK.
2. Jacob Philipp2 KRANER (Philipp1Kroener) was born 30 January 1837 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. He married Anna Mary SLAPP 5 October 1870 in Monroeville, Huron County, Ohio.
After marrying, Jacob and Anna moved to Indiana. They lived briefly in Rome City, Noble County, five miles from Kendallville, then in 1871 located in Kendallville and opened a bakery, True Blue, at the corner of Mitchell and Main Streets. They also opened a restaurant/hotel, True Blue Annex, at the train depot on Lincoln Street. In Jacob’s obituary there was listed a son, Frank, living in Pike Bluff, Arkansas, born sometime in the late 1860's. (In his will the name is given as Peter Frank.) It is not known if Jacob was married to Frank's mother, or if he was not. What is known is that Frank never lived with his father and was never photographed with the family. When Jacob's wife Mary Anna died, Frank was listed in her obituary as step-son.
Jacob died of apoplexy (stroke) 16 September 1909 in Kendallville at age 72, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery there.
Anna Mary, Jacob's wife, was born 16 January 1852 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Christian and Magdalena (Moore) Slapp. When she was three years old her mother died and after that she made her home with an aunt in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio. Later she resided in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio, where she met her future husband. Anna Mary died of cancer 18 July 1926 in her home on North Orchard Street in Kendallville, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery.
Children of Jacob Philipp2 KRANER and Anna Mary SLAPP, all born in Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana, were as follows:
11 i. Harriett3 M. KRANER was born in May 1871 and died in 1954 in Noble County at age 83. She married 17 October 1899 in Noble County Fred Homer AUSTIN who was born in November 1870 in Indiana and died in 1960 in Noble County at age 90. Harriet and Fred were buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County. The couple had no children.
12 ii. Cora Inez KRANER was born 14 September 1875. She died of cancer in February 1934 at age 59, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana. Cora married Eugene August HERB 8 May 1912 in Noble County. Eugene, a glove cutter in a glove factory, was born 21 August 1876 in Weibelingen, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1880. He died in 1960 at age 84 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Cora and Eugene had a daughter Mary Gene, born 31 October 1914, who married John D. CARTER 7 September 1941 in Kendallville. Mary Gene died in April 1987 at age 72 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Eugene was married first 22 October 1898 to Olive M. Weaver and they had two children: Ruth Louise and Donald P.
13 iii. Claude Earl KRANER was born 1 February 1879. He died from complications following an appendectomy 20 October 1920 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 41, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County. Claude married Ida Eleanora STONER 31 January 1900 in Noble County. Nora, as she was called, was born 8 March 1876 near Albion in Noble County, the daughter of Elias and Anna Elizabeth (Reed) Stoner. She died 1 October 1968 at age 92 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Claude and Nora managed his father Jacob's restaurant/hotel until a couple of year’s after Jacob’s death. In 1913, they moved their family to Mishawaka and Claude worked in a veneering factory. Claude and Nora had four children, all born in Kendallville. Ralph H., born 25 August 1902 and died in March 1971 at age 68, married Ruth W. MILLER. Ruth H., born 31 December 1913 and died 9 May 1992 at age 78, married Kenneth FREIBURGER. Jay Philip was born in 1915 and died 23 October 1926 at age 11. Raymond Earl, born 1 August 1919 and died in March 1976 at age 56, married Margaret J. LONG 23 February 1941 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
14 iv. Edith Grace KRANER was born 25 November 1880 and died14 December 1962 at age 82 in Elkhart County, Indiana. On 11 May 1902 in Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana she married Martin Jacob VIRGIL, the son of John Henry and Martha A. (Martin) Virgil. He was born 21 November 1873 in Elkhart County and died there 12 September 1950 at age 76. Edith and Martin had two sons. Richard Kraner was born 13 January 1908 and died 19 July 1966 at age 58 in Cass County, Michigan. He married Ruth Florence BLAIR, the daughter of J. R. and Mary (Beckner) Blair, who was born 10 May 1912 in Kentucky and died 11 February 1987 in Duvall County, Florida at age 74. Calvin Martin was born 14 July 1910 and died 29 May 1995 in Itasca County, Minnesota at age 84. On 9 August 1929 in Elkhart County he married Ethel Mae ZIMMERMAN, the daughter of Wesley William and Nellie C. (Hardman) Zimmerman, who was born 25 March 1912 in Branch County, Michigan and died 14 October 1986 at age 74 in Itasca County.
15 v. Bulah M. KRANER was born 7 September 1883 and died in 1960 at age 77 in Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana. She was buried in Lakeview Cemetery there. Her name was spelled Bulah on her headstone, but has been seen on records as Beulah. She married Edward D. STUTSMAN 24 November 1919 in Noble County. He was born 21 January 1876 in Allen County, Indiana and died in August 1965 at age 89 in Kendallville. Edward was buried in Lakeview Cemetery. The couple had no children.
16 vi. Clara V. KRANER was born 7 November 1887 and died 7 June 1909 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania at age 23. She was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana. Clara married Garfield Abraham MCDOWELL 12 June 1907 and they had a daughter Mary Elizabeth born 16 May 1909 in Greensburg. Mary Elizabeth married 5 May 1934 in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County Michael Ross MCMAHON, the son of James and Roseanne (Carroll) McMahon, who was born 25 April 1907 in Tarrs, Westmoreland County and died of a cerebral hemorrhage 31 July 1956 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana at age 49. Michael was buried in St. John Cemetery, Scottdale, Westmoreland County. Mary Elizabeth died 5 August 2000 at age 91 in Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Clara's husband Garfield was born 17 July 1881 in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, the son of Killian Ambrose and Keziah (McKlveen) McDowell. After Clara's death he married second Martha A. Charlesworth 30 August 1911 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He married third 4 September 1923 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania Grace Coles.
17 vii. Katherine Viola KRANER was born 18 April 1889, and died in November 1975 at age 86 in Noble County, Indiana. She was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County. On 28 August 1907 in Noble County Katherine married Archie Grover KIMMEL who was born 29 August 1885 in Helmer, Steuben County, Indiana. The couple divorced some time after 1920 and Katherine married second 4 September 1926 Gustave ZERULL, the son of John and Christena (Brown) Zerull. He was born 2 March 1884 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana and died in April 1964 in Huntington County, Indiana at age 80. Gustave was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington County. Archie died in 1955 at age 70 in Polk County, Florida.
3. George Adam2 KRANER (Philipp1Kroener) was born 20 October 1839 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. He died 6 August 1924 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio at age 84, and was buried 8 August 1924 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
George became a naturalized citizen on 2 April 1860 in Marion County, Ohio and appeared on the census for that year in Marion Township, in the household of Jacob Wolfinger, a tanner, and his wife. On 7 November 1861 in Marion County he married Caroline EBERHART, the daughter of John Adam and Magdalena (Yager) Eberhart. In 1869 George bought the tannery of Matthew Atkinson in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana, and was still operating it in 1887. He was appointed treasurer of the first school board of trustees in Salamonia in 1877 and appeared on the census in Salamonia through the 1910 federal census. At the time of his death, he lived at 607 South Lincoln Avenue, Rossburg, Darke County, Ohio.
Caroline, George's wife, was born 28 August 1841 in Claridon, Marion County. She died 20 September 1927 of a cerebral hemorrhage in Greenville, Darke County at age 86, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.
Children of George Adam2 KRANER and Caroline EBERHART were as follows:
+ 18 i. Mary Magdalena3 KRANER, born 22 February 1863 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio; married William GIMBEL.
19 ii. William John KRANER was born 16 April 1864 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio, and married Tillie C. CLAPP 30 September 1895 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. He was for 30 years a harness maker in Troy, Miami County, Ohio and at one time was the co-owner, along with J. C. Corbin, of Kraner and Corbin, manufacturers and dealers in harness and horse furnishings, on the northwest corner of Public Square in Troy. In 1912 he was employed by Miller Brothers and was with them at the time of his death 20 July 1929 at the age of 65. His death was attributed to the effects of a heart attack he had two weeks previously. He also had Bright's disease. William was buried 23 July 1929 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. His wife, Tillie, was born 7 February 1869 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. Her father was Daniel Clapp. She died of a malignant tumor of the left parotid gland 27 December 1946 at age 77 in Tipp City, Miami County, and was buried 30 December 1946 in Riverside Cemetery. On the cemetery record she was listed as Mrs. Tillie H. Kraner Harris. She was married to C. W. Harris after William died. William and Tillie had no children.
20 iii. Clara E. KRANER was born 28 July1865 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio, and died of congestive heart failure 17 December 1946 at age 81. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami County, Ohio. Clara married first George Wendell 22 April 1888 in Jay County, Indiana and they had two children, both of whom died as infants. George was born 19 November 1863 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany and emigrated to the United States with his parents Peter and Margaret Wendell in 1866. They settled in Crawford County, Ohio then moved to Mercer County in 1883. In late 1909 George, a carriage maker, was placed in the epileptic hospital in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio where he died 14 February 1910 at age 46. He had been in poor health for nine years prior to his death. George was buried in Green Mound Cemetery in Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio 16 February 1910. Clara married second Henry GIMBEL, brother of her sister Mary Magdalena’s husband William Gimbel, 9 January 1913 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Henry was born 29 October 1862 in Union City, Darke County, Ohio, and died of prostatic hypertrophy 22 February 1947 in Columbus at age 84. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery. Henry was a blacksmith and worked on carriages. Clara was his third wife and they had no children.
+ 21 iv. Jennie Ellen KRANER, born 11 January 1871 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana; married Abednego STEPHENS; married Charles Allen ARMSTRONG.
4. John William2 KRANER (Philipp1Kroener) was born 7 May 1842 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany and was christened Johann Wilhelm. He suffered a stroke in December 1915 and was an invalid until his death 26 April 1921 in Hardin County, Ohio at age 78. John was buried 29 April 1921 in Marion Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio.
As a young man, John worked for some years as a teamster and for eight months was on the payroll for the railroad. For a time he helped his father on his farm, then in 1873 purchased his own farm. John married Louisa C. STAUB 11 October 1874 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County. Both John and his wife were members of the German Reformed Church.
Louisa STAUB was born 1 November 1849 in Baden, Germany. She came to the United States with her parents, Henry and Susan (Hetler) Staub, circa 1862. Louisa died at age 56 of stomach cancer 20 June 1906 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County. She was buried 22 June 1906 in Marion Cemetery.
Children of John William2 KRANER and Louisa C. STAUB were as follows:
22 i. Mary Susan3 KRANER was born 8 November 1875 in Green Camp Township, Marion County, Ohio. She married George F. BROWN 11 October 1896 in Marion County, and died 25 April 1922 in Marion, Marion County at age 46. George was born in January 1871 in Ohio.
Mary Susan and George had four children. Jessie L. was born circa 1901 and married at age 27. She had a son Richard Hewitt and was widowed by 1930. Jessie and her son were enumerated in the household of her widowed father in the 1930 and 1940 censuses. Ralph K. was born circa 1905 and in the 1940 federal census was enumerated in Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri with his wife Jane, born circa 1903 in Missouri, and their son Peter. Ruth M. was born 18 March 1908 and died 11 April 1969 at age 61 in Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. She married 19 August 1929 in Marion County, Ohio Edward Manning ELLIS, the son of George Manning and Phoebe A. (Davis) Ellis, who was born 11 August 1909 in Shiloh, Cumberland County, New Jersey and died 13 January 1976 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin at age 66. Ruth and Edward were buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Rupert G. was born 16 June 1918 and died 4 December 1973 at age 55 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
23 ii. George William KRANER, called William by family and friends, was born 24 October 1877 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. He died of meningitis 9 January 1937 in Rushcreek Township, Logan County, Ohio at age 59, and was buried 11 January 1937 in Marion Cemetery, Marion County.
William married Emma Dell WILLIAMS, the daughter of James and Sarah (Benson) Williams, 21 March 1902 in Marion County. Emma was born in October 1880 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County. William and Emma had two daughters. Mildred Laverne was born 14 March 1903 in Marion County and died 6 May 1996 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio at age 93. She was buried in Marion Cemetery. Circa 1923 Mildred married first Bernard Charles DENNISON, the son of James R. and Mary Ruth Dennison, who was born 4 February 1896 in Green Camp Township, Marion County. The couple divorced and Mildred married second circa 1926 William Thomas WYRICK, the son of Charles William and Myrtle Lee (Sutherland) Wyrick, who was born 23 April 1900 in Wythe County, Virginia and died of mitral insufficiency 24 October 1936 in Union County, Ohio at age 36. He was married first 29 January 1919 in Carroll County, Virginia to Bessie Shaw. Mildred's first husband Bernard married two more times after their divorce, the last to Adaline Rankin 8 June 1950. He committed suicide by hanging 4 May 1954 in Marion at age 58, and was buried in Marion Cemetery. William and Emma also had a daughter Sarah L. born circa 1915.
24 iii. Frederick Edward KRANER was born 30 August 1882 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. He was called Edward by family and friends. Edward died 25 September 1962 in Marion, Marion County at age 80, and was buried in Marion Cemetery.
Edward married 10 September 1905 in Green Camp Township, Marion County, Lula DUTTON, the daughter of John J. and Sarah E. (Manley) Dutton, who was born 9 October 1883 in Green Camp Township. She died 11 March 1977 at age 93 in Marion. The couple had no children. Edward served as a member of the Marion County Fair Board for 25 years.
5. David Ernst2 KRANER (Philipp1Kroener) was born 20 November 1844 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany, and christened 1 December 1844 in Wilferdingen. He married Eliza GORENFLO , the daughter of Frederick and Catherine Gorenflo of Baden, Germany, 25 October 1879 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. David died of cancer of the stomach 21 April 1902 in Marion, Marion County at age 57, and was buried 23 April 1902 in Marion Cemetery, Marion County.
David’s wife Eliza, enumerated as Louisa in the 1870 and 1910 censuses and as Elizabeth in the 1920 census, was born 5 November 1859 in Ohio. After David's death she married Charles P. Shurtleff 21 June1902 in Summit County, Ohio and they resided in Akron in Summit County. Charles was born 25 March 1851 in Panama, Chautauqua County, New York, the son of Otis, Jr. and Cynthia (Glass) Shurtleff. He died 6 August 1934 in Akron at age 83.
Children of David Ernst2 KRANER and Eliza GORENFLO, all born in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio, were as follows (out of birth order):
25 i. Catherine Rose 3 KRANER was born 30 March 1880 and married John Lloyd WICKESS 8 May 1904 in Marion County, Ohio. John was born 21 August 1875 in Caledonia, Marion County, the son of Charles and Mary Alice (Hart) Wickess. The couple divorced, probably some time before 1920, and John died of diabetes mellitus at the age of 61 on 10 September 1936 in Marion County. He was buried in Caledonia Cemetery.
26 ii. Bertha E. KRANER was born 16 December 1883 and married William A. CAPRON 30 June 1909 in Summit County, Ohio. William was born 28 May 1885 in Coventry Township, Summit County, the son of Albert E. and Elizabeth Ann (Hambley) Capron, and died 19 February 1965 at age 79 in Barberton, Summit County. The couple had a daughter Betty C., born 4 May 1915 and died 2 July 1989 in Akron at age 74, who married Leonard W. FARR circa 1936 in Akron. He was born in 1916 in New York and died 8 July 1978 at age 62 in Barberton.
27 iii. Harriett KRANER was born in April 1889 and married 22 August 1908 in Sandusky, Sandusky County, Ohio Roscoe Challin GALLEHER, the son of William Galleher, who was born 22 October 1888 in Franklin, Morrow County, Ohio. The couple had children Vera M., born in 1909; Edith L., born circa 1912; and Roscoe Challin, Jr., born 29 October 1920 and died 12 January 2011 at age 90 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. Roscoe worked as a signal supervisor for the railroad in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. In 1934 he and Harriet and their son resided in Elmira, New York, and by 1939 were in Binghamton, Broome County, New York.
28 iv. Edna Marie KRANER was born in November 1898 and died 29 January 1980 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. She married John Henry COSTELLO who was born 5 December 1889 and died 15 December 1980 in Akron at age 91. The couple had a daughter Mary, born 6 December 1922 in Akron, who married William Francis CHAPMAN, the son of Arthur William and Marie Constance (McGinty) Chapman. William was born 17 June 1922 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio and died there 8 June 2010 at age 87. Mary died 16 June 2010 in Cleveland at age 87. Both were buried in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio.
v. Louise KRANER was born 5 November 1880 and married 30 September 1899 David C. MCWHERTER who was born 15 June 1879 in Green Camp Township, Marion County, Ohio, the son of D. C. and Alice (Mears) McWherter. They had a daughter Mabel M. and in the 1900 federal census resided in Marion, Marion County where David was a pressman.
10. Edward F.2 KRANER (Philipp1Kroener) was born 28 September 1857 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. He tripped on a rug, fracturing his hip, and died 2 October 1950 in Marion, Marion County at age 93. He was buried 5 October 1950 in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Marion County. Edward married first Lucinda Manville CLEVELAND 14 December 1882 in Marion County. Lucinda, the daughter of Reuben Silas and Rachel (Chard) Cleveland, was born 12 May 1861 in Marion County. She died 24 July 1888 in that county at age 27 and Edward married second Elizabeth Louise HOUK 23 February 1888 in Bowling Green Township. Eliza, as she was called, was born 20 January 1860 in Marion County, the daughter of Christofer and Christiane Barbara (Loeffler) Houk. She died 27 April 1923 at age 63, and was buried in Agosta Cemetery.
Children of Edward F.2 KRANER and Lucinda Manville CLEVELAND were:
29 i. Stella Rachel3 KRANER was born 28 March 1885 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. She married Henry Cline POLLOCK and resided in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. Stella died 23 December 1969 at age 65 in Lorain. Henry was born 17 March 1882 in Agosta, Marion County and died 15 December 1958 at age 76 in Lorain. Stella and Henry were buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain. The couple had six children. Edwin H. was born 27 April 1903 and died 4 August 1974 at 71. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Edwin married Grace Margaret POTTS 1 October 1935 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. Forest W. was born 26 October 1904 and married Blanche Edemma HOCH in June 1927 in Marion County. Forest died at age 73 on 14 January 1978 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. His wife Blanche, who was born 11 July 1909, died 10 May 1991 in Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 81. Ralph Delmar was born 14 July 1907 and died 11 May 1989 at age 81 in Orange County, Florida. He was buried in Caledonia Cemetery, Caledonia, Marion County. On 3 September 1933 in Caledonia Ralph married Thelma C. BAIRD who was born in 1910 and died in 1933 at age 83. Thelma was buried in Caledonia Cemetery. Twila W. was born in 1910 and died of a heart attack 12 November 1960 at age 50 in Lorain County. She married Lawrence R. MARSH who was born circa 1902 in Pennsylvania. Lowell D. was born 3 April 1913 and died 24 December 1981 at age 68 in Marion, Marion County. He married Gladys Lucille BUSH who was born circa 1914 in Ohio and died in Marion 27 September 1979 at age 65. Burl D.was born 4 July 1916 and died 26 October 1990 in Virginia at age 74. His last known residence was Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Children of Edward F.2 KRANER and Elizabeth Louise HOUK all born in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:
30 i. Ralph William3 KRANER was born 7 October 1889 and died of pancreatic cancer 10 December 1949 in Marion County, Ohio at age 60. He was buried 13 December 1949 in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Marion County. On 14 December 1916 in Marion County Ralph married Millie Gertrude CLIXBY, the daughter of James and Henrietta (King) Clixby, who was born 7 December 1892 in Marion County. She died 23 July 1988 in that county at age 95, and was buried in Agosta Cemetery. Ralph and Mille had daughters Helen V. and Lois.
31 ii. Clara M. KRANER was born 11 January 1893 and died 2 December 1977 in Marion County, Ohio at age 84. She married Raymond R. KURTZ 12 September 1923 in Marion County. He was born 2 May 1892 in Tully Township, Marion County, the son of Jacob and Christina (Kober) Kurtz, and died 2 March 1975 in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio at age 82. Clara and Raymond were buried in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Marion County.
32 iii. Jesse D. KRANER was born 27 September 1896 and died 16 March 1912 at age 15 after falling from a loft to the cement floor below and fracturing his skull. He was buried 18 March 1912 in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Marion County, Ohio.
33 iv. Inez C. KRANER was born 2 April 1901 and died in December 1967 in Marion County, Ohio at age 66. She was buried in Agosta Cemetery, New Bloomington, Marion County. Inez never married.
18. Mary Magdalena3 KRANER (George2, Philipp1Kroener) was born 22 February 1863 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. She married William GIMBEL, son of Henry and Anna Maria (Heuss) Gimbel, 13 December 1881 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. “Mame,” as she was called by family, died 12 June 1946 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana at age 83. The cause of her death was acute endocarditis due to arteriosclerosis. She was buried 15 June 1946 in Union City Cemetery, Union City, Randolph County.
Mame's husband William, a blacksmith like his father and four brothers, was born 3 December 1856 in Union City, Darke County, Ohio. In 1887 he was listed in the Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana, city directory as one of two blacksmiths doing business there. Eventually, William built a blacksmith shop on the east side of the end of North Howard Street in Union City. He died 25 August 1941 at age 84 in Union City, and was buried 28 August 1941 in Union City Cemetery.
Children of Mary Magdalena3 KRANER and William GIMBEL were as follows:
34 i. Harry William4 GIMBEL was born 28 December 1882 in Ft. Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio. He married first Jessie Mae MOOTS 18 December 1907 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana, and they had a son Richard Earl, born circa 1911. Jessie was born 24 May 1890 in Mentor, Lake County, Ohio, the daughter of Charles L. and Mary (Hawkins) Moot. Harry and Jessie divorced 2 January 1911 in Randolph County and she married Harry R. Finney. Harry Finney was born 30 June 1885 in Adams County, Ohio, the son of John T. and Artie M. (Romaine) Finney. Jessie's son Richard was given the surname Finney, and the couple adopted a daughter Mary who was born in Pennsylvania. Harry Finney died of cirrhosis of the liver 9 July 1932 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio at age 47, and was buried 12 July 1932 in Memorial Park, Maumee, Lucas County. Jessie married third Clarence Monroe Steiger, the son of Christopher and Barbara (Wertz) Steiger, who was born 26 February 1880 in Ohio and died 28 June 1962 at age 82 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio. Harry William Gimbel married second Debbie DEBELL 29 October 1917 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. They had no children. Harry died 8 October 1957 in Union City, Randolph County at age 74, and was buried 11 October 1957 in Union City Cemetery. Debbie, the daughter of James and Sarah (Zimmer) Debell, was born 29 January 1889 in Franklin County, Ohio, and died 3 September 1978 in Columbus at age 89. She was buried 7 September 1978 in Union City Cemetery.
Harry worked as a paint contractor and was superintendent of Allbrand Carriage Factory, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana. His 1907 marriage application gives his occupation as blacksmith.
35 ii. Edith Mabel GIMBEL was born 22 April 1885 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana, and died 15 April 1969 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana at age 83. She was buried 18 April 1969 in Lisbon Cemetery in Union City. Edith married William Alva REISH 13 January 1905 in Union City. Alvie, as he was known, was born 23 March 1884 in Indiana, the son of Jacob and Lydia (Huffman) Reish. He died 27 July 1960 at age 76, and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery. Edith and Alvie had two daughters. Esther Marie was born 30 December 1905 and died 3 February 1992 at age 86. She was buried 7 February 1992 in Spartanburg Cemetery, Randolph County, Indiana. Esther married Everett E. BROWN 24 February 1940 and they had no children. Everett, the son of William and Mary (Brewster) Brown, was born 7 December 1912 in Randolph County and died 1 May 2004 in that county at age 91. He was buried 4 May 2004 in Spartanburg Cemetery. Edith and Alvie also had a daughter Mary Ada, born 11 August 1907 in Randolph County. Mary never married and died 5 March 1978 at age 70 and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery.
36 iii. Earl GIMBEL was born 27 July 1886 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. He died of burns 30 October 1918 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio at age 32, and was buried 2 November 1918 in Union City Cemetery, Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. A blacksmith for Big Four Railroad, Earl married 12 August 1916 in Winchester, Randolph County Cora Edith MANN , the daughter of David R. and Jennie Rebecca (Bunch) Mann. Cora was born 29 September 1890 in Spartansburg, Randolph County and died 21 January 1955 at age 64 in Lakeview, Logan County, Ohio. She was buried in Union City Cemetery. Cora was married previously 3 April 1909 in Randolph County to Elmer L. Horne, the son of Arthur Daniel and Iona W. (Fulghum) Horne. He was born 14 February 1884. The couple had a son Melvin D. Horne, born 28 June 1911 in Randolph County and died 26 August 1988 in Texas at age 77, who married Nina F. Wray 23 November 1929 in Miami County, Ohio and resided there for many years. Earl and Cora had a daughter Treva Mae who was born 27 April 1918 in Randolph County. She married first Virgil Honess WARD 27 May 1938 and they had a daughter Arlyn Lee born 7 July 1943. Virgil was born 18 January 1912 in Ohio, the son of Thomas J. and Viola Mae (Clark) Ward, and died 21 September 1962 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio at age 50. Treva married second Lee CLARK. Treva died 24 April 1986 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio at age 67, and daughter Arlyn, who never married, died 17 June 1989 at age 45. Virgil, Treva and Arlyn were buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.
37 iv. Irvin Frank GIMBEL was born 1 October 1888 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana and died 27 October 1972 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 84. He was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio. Irvin married Mary Kyle RIDDLEBARGER 2 January 1915 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. Kyle, as she was known, was born 5 January 1895 in Ridgeville, Randolph County, the daughter of Oscar and Eunice Belle (Ford) Riddlebarger. She died at age 73 on 8 March 1973 in Dayton, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery. Irvin and Kyle had a son William Oscar born 22 November 1915 and died 2 April 1997 in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina at age 81. William married Louise LAWRENCE 2 October 1937. She was born 18 June 1914 and died 22 January 1988 at age 72 in Columbia. Both William and Louise were buried in Greenbriar Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.
In 1908 Irvin was listed in the Union City Directory as a blacksmith. His obituary states that he was a Dayton Power & Light inspector for 35 years, and also worked at Union City Wheel Works and was the last employee to be let go when they closed their shop.
38 v. Hazel Dora GIMBEL was born 5 February 1891 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana and died 20 February 1971 in Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California at age 80. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction. She was buried 24 February 1971 in Memorial Park, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Hazel married Ross Franklyn BAREFOOT, son of Walter Augustus and Anna Elizabeth (Lewellen) Barefoot, 24 December 1918 in Union City. Ross was born 2 April 1889 in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana and died in Dayton 21 April 1946 of anaphalactic shock from a bee sting. Their children, all born in Dayton, Ohio were Walter William, born 8 November 1919 and died 30 November 2002 at age 83 who married Freda Eleanor MOORMAN and Vivian Marie SPARKS; Robert Earl, born 18 October 1921 and died 9 July 2012 in San Diego County, California at age 90, who married Mary Ellen DOTTS; Dale Eugene, born 2 August 1923 and died 11 May 2004 at age 80, who married Agnes Josephine SCHULZ; Mary Elizabeth who married Albert HANSEN and Harold Edgar who married Pauline Lucille VANCE.
39 vi. George Adam GIMBEL was born 13 June 1895 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana and died 9 May 1952 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 56. He was buried 12 May 1952 in Union City Cemetery.
George, who never married, was a horseshoer in Company E, 309 Engineers in World War I and served overseas in France where he was gassed. After the war he worked as a blacksmith and was later an assembler for the National Cash Register Company in Dayton.
40 vii. Clarence Otto GIMBEL was born 22 May 1901 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. He married Anna Flossie PETERSON 16 November 1946 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. They had no children. Clarence, a blacksmith and machinist, died 10 December 1965 in Union City at age 64, and was buried 13 December 1965 in Lisbon Cemetery, Union City. His wife Anna was born 22 July 1893 in Indiana, the daughter of Scott and Clara Rosa (Harshbarger) Peterson. She died at age 96 on 28 September 1989 in Union City, and was buried 2 October 1989 in Lisbon Cemetery.
41 viii. Florence Marie GIMBEL was born 30 July 1903 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. She married Ray Emerson TODD 28 July 1923 in Union City and they had three daughters: Carolyn Jeannette, born 19 October 1925 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio and died 22 February 2006 in Virginia who married James Alvin SHANNON; Marjorie Louise who married Donald William FITZGERALD, and Nancy Anne who married Thomas Maximus CONLON. Florence died 23 February 1994 in Dayton at age 90, and was buried 26 February 1994 in Memorial Park in Dayton. Her husband Ray was born 18 February 1898 in Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois, the son of J. Walter and Alameda Viola (Hamilton) Todd. He died 4 August 1966 in Dayton at age 68, and was buried in Memorial Park. Ray was for a number of years executive secretary for National Cash Register Company (NCR) in Dayton.
21. Jennie Ellen3 KRANER (George2, Philipp1Kroener) was born 11 January 1871 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana and died 22 February 1954 in Arcanum, Darke County, Ohio at age 83. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami County, Ohio. Jennie married first 31 October 1895 Abednego STEPHENS, the son of Henry Martin and Amanda Maude (Boze) Stephens. Abednego was born in 1873 in Darke County, Ohio and died in 1896 in Florida at age 23. He was buried in New Teegarden Cemetery, Brown Township in Darke County. Jennie married second Charles Allen ARMSTRONG 6 February 1900 in Jay County, Indiana. Charles was born 12 February 1866 in Franklin County, Ohio, the son of John C. and Asenith Celia (Money) Armstrong. He died 24 September 1945 at age 79 in Darke County, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.
Children of Jennie Ellen3 KRANER and Abednego STEPHENS were:
42 i. George Henry4 STEPHENS was born 3 November 1896 and died 13 January 1984 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio at age 87. He was buried 17 January 1984 in Sunset Memory Gardens, Darke County.
George married first circa 1918 Mary Agnes SKINNER. She was born 18 January 1899 in Ohio and died 25 April 1950 at the age of 51. The couple had two children before divorcing in 1936. Their son Leroy Leon was born 28 December 1919 and died 12 February 2003 at age 83. His last known residence was Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Leroy married Twilla Ruth BENNETT who was born 26 April 1915 and died 6 September 1995 at age 80. Her last known address was Girard, Trumbull County, Ohio. George and Mary Agnes also had a daughter Illah Marie who married Eugene F. BURKETT, the son of Frank H. and Mary C. (Neff) Burkett. Eugene was born 23 September 1922 in Darke County and died 6 December 1984 at age 62 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. George married second in 1940 Estella M. SHIVERDECKER, the daughter of John B. and Mary 'Mollie' (Lehman) Shiverdecker, who was married first circa 1914 to Ray Hartrum and had three sons. Estella was born in August 1896 in Darke County and died at age 78 on 3 November 1974 in that county. She was the sister of Roy Shiverdecker who married George's half sister Celia. (see #43 below)
Children of Jennie Ellen3 KRANER and Charles Allen ARMSTRONG were as follows:
43 i. Celia Caroline4 ARMSTRONG was born 11 July 1902 in Jay County, Indiana. She died 18 January 1980 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio at age 77 and was buried in Brock Cemetery, Greenville. Celia married Roy L. SHIVERDECKER 23 December 1922 in Ohio. Roy was the son of John B. and Mary 'Mollie' (Lehman) Shiverdecker, and brother to Estella Shiverdecker Hartrum who married Celia's half brother George. (see #42 above) He was born 28 May 1898 in York Township, Darke County and died 28 November 1982 at age 84. Roy was buried in Brock Cemetery. The couple had children Evelyn Lucille who married Harold John STUCK; Wilma Irene, born 8 August 1926 in Ansonia, Darke County and died 12 May 2002 at age 75, who married Paul Richard ROUTSON 30 August 1947; Richard Lee, born 10 June 1931 and died 21 April 2008 at age 76 in Greenville who married Margaret Patricia ROWE 27 December 1951; and Kenneth Duane who married Janet Ellen LEEPER.
44 ii. Gerald Ronald ARMSTRONG was born 2 September 1903 in Darke County, Ohio and died 23 July 1980 at age 76. He married first Laura Myrtle HECATHORN 30 September 1922 in Darke County. Laura, the daughter of Robert Edward and Minnie Cyrilla (Fender) Hecathorn, was born 15 December 1896 in Darke County and died in that county at age 32 on 7 January 1929. Gerald and Laura had two children. Robert Keith, known as Keith, was born 26 August 1925 and died 3 November 1989 at age 64 in Ohio. He was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens in Darke County. Keith married first Marjorie Mae WINCHELL, the daughter of Lawrence Alonzo and Ida Mae (Gray) Winchell, who was born 18 April 1927 in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio and died in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 46. She was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens. Keith married second Twila Maxine HARRIS 4 May 1974 in Darke County. Gerald and Laura also had a daughter Mildred. Gerald married second Viola Mae SHUFF, the daughter of Charles F. and Cora Ellen (Bowers) Shuff, a divorcee who had been married previously to Reuben Powell, son of Benjamin Franklin and Henrietta (Brewer) Powell of Adams Township, Darke County. She was born 17 December 1902 in Franklin Township, Darke County and died 2 August 1988 at age 85. Gerald and Viola had no known children, but she had two sons by her first marriage: Charles P. Powell, born in 1923 and died in 1948 at age 25 in an airplane crash in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana; and Donald Lee Powell.
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