HELMUT, July 19, 1883 (Thursday)



  CRON,- At his residence on Greene Street, on Tuesday evening, July 10, 1883,

Mr. John Cron, aged 81 years, 4 months and 20 days.

  The deceased was a native of Ohio, having been born in Franklin county, Feb. 11, 1802. He came to the vicinity of Piqua when but a youth, residing first in the anjacent part of Shelby county, then at what is known as the Rockland Mills, south of town. His next removal was to a farm two and a half miles east of Piqua, where he resided for more than fifty years and from which he removed into the city some two years ago. He was not a member of the church, though in his young and more healhful years, he was a regular attendant upon its services. He proformed an abiding faith in Christ, was much interested in the services of religion, and looked calmly forward to the time of his departure.

  He leaves a widow - the forth companion of his life - one brother, Mr.

Nicholas Cron, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Graham, one son, Mr. W. L. Cron, and

one daughter, Mrs. J. B. Brading, all of whom, with their families, are

residents of Piqua, or its immediate vivinity.      R.E.S.



Newspaper Unknown, but most likely one of the early Piqua Papers.

Piqua, Ohio

July,  1883


Death of an Old Citizen


     Mr. John Cron, well known to the people of this city, died at 4 p.m. on Tuesday the 10th inst., at his residence on West Greene Street, aged 81 years.  Funeral to-morrow at 10 o’clock.  interment at Wesley Chapel.  Obituary notice next week.