Nicholas Cron Enters the Haven of Eternity


     During the entire morning Friday, rumors were all out  that Nicholas Cron was dead or that he could not survive the day.  The latter proved to be the truth.  At four o’clock Friday, December 2, 1887, his spirit quietly winged its flight to the Creator, there to enjoy for eternity the happiness of a reunion for all eternity. 


     The deceased was born at Walnut Creek, in Franklin County, Ohio, January 7, 1810 and was consequently at the time of his death occasioned really by old age and exhaustion of the vital powers, aged 77 years, 10 Months, and 25 days.  When yet a child of but three years, his parents moved to Piqua.  For a long time he had resided in Huntersville and the funeral took place Sunday from his late residence across the river, 218 E. Main St.


     In 1834 he married Miss Nancy Wood who preceded him to the heavenly abode in 1876.  Six children surrounded the couch of the dying father and soothed his last hours. 


     The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. N. Carson.

December 1887







     Nicholas Cron, one of the early settlers of Piqua and Miami County, Ohio departed this life Friday afternoon in Huntersville after a brief illness, of lung trouble.  Mr. Cron was born near Columbus, Ohio, on Walnut creek, in 1810, and came to Piqua when three years old, and has resided here ever since, being aged at his death 77 years, 10 months and 5 days.  He was a gentleman of sterling worth and was regarded as a good, kind husband, father and citizen, and in his death Piqua and Huntersville has lost a friend and an enterprising man.

     Living man can do nonght for the dead, but the memory of the dead, who have lived and died worthily, is a precious hertage to the living.  So lived and died Nicholas Cron.  The friend we all mourn was thoroughly a man--a gentleman.  Strong in his convictions and fearless in living up to them, the very soul of honor, warm and staunch in his friendships, he was genial and charming in his intercourse, making friends without effort, and without effort keeping them fast bound to him.  Never losing the dignity of manner which was native to him, he delighted in the society of his friends, and the exercise of hospitality was to him not only a pleasure, but almost a sacred duty.

     Intellectually, he was equipped with a mind remarkably logical, which, by the aid of a memory that may well be called prodigious, had become enriched with learning.

     He was the first wood turner ever engaged in that industry in Piqua, and his steadiness and skill at his work made for him the name of the best.  He leaves a family of chldren, L.C., Jack and Henry. 

     The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the family residence in Huntersville, services conducted by Rev. A. N. Carson, interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.

     While we can not presume to offer words of consolation to his family in their inexpressible loss, but we extend them sympathy in their bereavement, for the stroke that has smitten them has touched us also.