cronk  
 
               CRONK/CRONKHITE/CRONKRIGHT
                                            (many other spelling variations)
 
Descendants of HARCK SYBOUTS CRONK

                                            Generation No. 1

1.  HARCK SYBOUTS1 CRONK was born Abt. 1619 in FRIESLAND, HOLLAND/LONGANDYCK?.  He married WYNTIE TEUNIS QUICK November 16, 1642 in NEW AMSTERDAM (NY), daughter of TEUNIA THOMAS QUICK.  She was born Abt. 1621 in NAERDEN,  HOLLAND.
 
Children of HARCK CRONK and WYNTIE QUICK are:
 i. SIBOUT2 CRONK, b. Abt. 1645.
 ii. TEUNNIS CRONK, b. Abt. 1646.
2. iii.JOHN CRONK, b. Abt. 1647; d. Aft. 1720.
 iv.JACOBUS CRONK, b. Abt. 1648.
3. v. HIRAM CRONK, b. Abt. 1649.
 vi.CATHERINE CRONK, b. Abt. 1650.
 viiWYNTIE CRONK, b. Abt. 1652.
                            Generation No. 2


2.  JOHN2 CRONK (HARCK SYBOUTS) was born Abt. 1647, and died Aft. 1720.  He married GRIETJE.
 
Child of JOHN CRONK and GRIETJE is:
4. i. JACOBUS (JAMES) CRONK, b. Abt. June 1708; d. Abt. 1773.
3.  HIRAM2 CRONK (HARCK SYBOUTS) was born Abt. 1649.
 
Children of HIRAM CRONK are:
5. i. JAMES3 CRONK, b. 1685, HASS, HOLLAND; d. 1778, NY.
 ii. JACOB CRONK, b. Abt. 1687, HOLLAND; d. August 16, 1777, BENNINGTON, VT. BUR. JEFFERSON CO NY; m. MARGARET RICHARD.
 iii. CASPER CRONK, b. Abt. 1689.
Notes for CASPER CRONK:
Casper returned to Holland 1777. He died leaving an estate of $12,000,000. (disputed this story is right]
The esatate finally passed into the government of Holland. Heirs in America made efforts to prove the right to the estate but were unsucessful.
                                        Generation No. 3
4.  JACOBUS (JAMES)3 CRONK (JOHN, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born Abt. June 1708, and died Abt. 1773.  He married GEERTJE LENT, daughter of ABRAHAM LENT and MARITIE DEPEW.  She was born Abt. 1715.
 
Child of JACOBUS CRONK and GEERTJE LENT is:
6. i. JAMES4 CRONK, b. Abt. October 8, 1737.
 

5.  JAMES CRONK (HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born 1685 in HASS, HOLLAND, and died 1778 in NY.  He married HANNAH MARTIN 1719.
 JAMES CRONK:
CAPT. IN REV. WAR. BROTHER JACOB WAS KILLED
COMMISSIONED CAPT. OCT. 1775
 
Children of JAMES CRONK and HANNAH MARTIN are:
 i. HENRY4 CRONK, b. Abt. 1720.
 ii. HIRAM CRONK, b. Abt. 1725; d. May 13, 1905; m. POLLY; b. October 12, 1805; d. June 18, 1885, May 13 1905 is what second stone says.

Notes for HIRAM CRONK:
THIS WAS SENT TO ME BY A CRONK LINE PERSON
Transcription of letter from Sarah Rowley to Harriet Graves Brown on 5 June 1904 by Donald W. Cronkhite, (letter copy courtesy of Kaye McLeod, great grand daughter of Mrs. Brown) :
        Sarah Rowley
         Ava: NY
         June 5th 1904

My dear Mrs. Brown

Your letter to my father Hiram Cronk is at hand finding him failing fast for the last two weeks. Neither he nor I know nothing of your line but of course all of the names are related to each other  I got a letter from Red Cloud Neb: a long time ago which I surely answered and then sent it to Peter S. Bean at Cadatt[?] Wis Box 91 I get hundreds of records which I send to him for he is the geneologist of the Cronk family: his wife is a Cronkhite  I notice evry one tell the same story about three brothers James: and Jacob and Casper: but this time all are giving their attention to a lease of land of 100 acres leased by the three brothers for 99 years: then to come to their descendants with all of its improvements on the east side of the Hudson River in Westchester Co NY with the city built on it now. I think that is the property we all have mistook for that will in Holland for you see the Caronks were Hollanders: there is a number of law firms in NY now who are deep in it but LL Cronk of Flint Mich: warns us all not to sign any papers until he goes this month to NY to investigate  he is president of the Cronkhite association at the above place
I am sorry you have a sick husband and glad of your pension  I will tell you how our line runs: my father Hiram Cronk is the son of James Cronk who was the son of Casper Cronkhite of Coeymans, Albany Co NY who was born in 1737 and died in 1826  I have nevr had a letter from Polly Adams of Carthage  I have a great many letter from relatives of the Cronks which I always answer and then send to Peter Bean who coppies and returns them  I hope this will find your husband in better health  I am 72 years old [b.ca 1831-2 depending on month]  The only daughter of Hiram Cronk: if you want any more information I will gladly oblige you at any time if my father gets better to let me write but he wants me near him every minute now  but write to me any way.        {signed} Sarah Rowley: Ava: NY

Comments:
For anyone who may be interested, I have located the burial site of the last surviving veteran of the War of 1812. His name was Hiram Cronk, He died May 13 1905 at the age of 105. he is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn Ny in the Mount of Victory Plot.  ( Jan. 2005. Recently the clippings of his death and funeral held in NY city, were offered for sale on ebay. No bidding at the time of first sale)
Funeral Picture of Hiram Cronk in1905
Marriages Performed by-  REV. THOMAS DEMOREST,  WESLEYAN METHODIST:
Hiram Cronk and Lucretia Shaw, both of Sophiasburgh, 19 Mar 1838. ?  Witnessed by Jeremiah Delong, Peter Cole. Thornton Cemetery    Ava, Oneida County, New York  Contributed by Kathleen L. Last, Feb. 2000
Thornton Cemetery     Webster Hill Road., Town of Ava
  This cemetery is located on the Thornton farm in the Town of Ava. It is   clearly visible from the road although it sets far back from the road. The   stones found date from 1837 into the early 1900ís although most of the
  burials were in the late 1800ís. The stones were copied by Kathleen Last and  Virginia Ackerman on August 5, 1999. Cronk, Polly, b.Oct. 12, 1805, d.Jun. 18, 1885, wife of Hiram Cronk the last  survivor of the War of 1812   Cronk, Polly, d.June 18, 1885, age 79 yrs 8 mos. (second stone for Polly),wife of Hiram Cronk
13 May, 1905
Hiram Cronk, last surviving veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105. Cronk, a New Yorker, enlisted at age 15 and served with valor during the British attack on Sackett's Harbor, New York. Addicted to chewing tobacco since childhood, Cronk habitually drank at least two gallons of liquor each month until his death.

CIVIC CEREMONIES, PARADES AND PROCESSIONS
Opening the Williamsburg Bridge [1904]
Opening of New East River Bridge, New York [1903]
 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade [1902]
 Funeral of Hiram Cronk [1905]
 White Wings on Review [1903]
 New York Police Parade, June 1st, 1899
 Parade of `Exempt' Firemen [1903]
 Parade of Horses on Speedway [1903]
 Automobile Parade [1900]
War of 1812, 1812 to 1815  Participant    Deaths in  Service Living  Veterans
     287,000    2,0000   Last Veteran: Hiram Cronk, died 5/13/05,   age 105

 iii.HOSEA CRONK, b. Abt. 1727.
 iv.STEPHEN CRONK, b. Abt. 1730.
 v. TUNIS CRONK, b. Abt. 1732.
 vi.JACOB CRONK, b. 1735.
 viiCASPER CRONK, b. 1737, HOLLAND; d. 1826, COEYMANS,NY.; m. ELIZABETH WHITE.
7. vii JOHN CRONK, b. 1758; d. September 1816.
 ix. SALLY CRONK, b. 1762; d. 1838; m. ABRAM DEPEW.
                                                                     Generation No. 4

6.  JAMES4 CRONK (JACOBUS (JAMES), JOHN, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born Abt. October 8, 1737.  He married (1) HESTER LENT, daughter of HENDRICK LENT and ELIZABETH STORM.  She was born 1741, and died Bef. 1771.  He married (2) NEOMI BAKER Abt. 1771.
JAMES CRONK:
He was commissioned a Capt.  in Co. VanCortlands regiment of militia Oct 19, 1775.
He lived in Hycks Patent until some time after 1804 when he moved to Albany co. NY.[3crout.FTW]
Child of JAMES CRONK and HESTER LENT is:
 i. CATHERINE5 CRONK, b. 1765; d. 1847; m. ABRAHAM DEPEW, November 13, 1787; b. October 10, 1762; d. December 26, 1838.
 
Children of JAMES CRONK and NEOMI BAKER are:
 ii. RACHAEL5 CRONK, b. 1773; m. JOHN MONTROSS.
 iii.HESTER CRONK, b. 1775.
 iv.GERTRUDE CRONK, b. 1776; m. JOHN ANGUS, 1804.
 v. ANNA CRONK, b. 1783; m. JAMES D LENT, 1808; d. 1811.
 vi.MARIA CRONK, b. 1787; m. SAMUEL LENT.

7.  JOHN CRONK (JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born 1758, and died September 1816.  He married LOIS GIFFORD March 28, 1782, daughter of JOSEPH GIFFORD.  She was born 1768.
Revolutionary War soldier (See Revolutionary papers on this site.)
LOIS GIFFORD: applied for pension Feb 31,1835 at 70 yrs of age
 Children of JOHN CRONK and LOIS GIFFORD are:
8. i. ARNOLD5 CRONK, b. 1798, ORANGE CO NY; d. May 15, 1867, MONTOUR FALLS, NY.
 ii. HANNAH CRONK, b. 1786; d. March 1816; m. ? LANE.
 iii.DELANEY CRONK.
 iv.PATTY CRONK.
 v. IRA CRONK, b. March 1794.
 vi.JOSEPH CRONK.
 viiJOSIAH CRONK.
9. viii ANNAMISS CRONK, b. Abt. 1805.
                                                              Generation No. 5

8.  ARNOLD CRONK (JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born 1798 in ORANGE CO NY, and died May 15, 1867 in MONTOUR FALLS, NY.  He married MARY HOWELL Abt. 1822, daughter of UNKNOWN HOWELL and UNKNOWN.  She was born May 8, 1804 in NEW JERSEY, and died August 8, 1881 in MONTOUR FALLS, NY.
Arnold cleared land now used as the Montour Falls Cemetery. It is very hilly and covered with trees t this day. He had to burn it over in clearing it as well as cutting down the trees. Rosewell Wakely owned it  and later donated it for the cemetery..
Cronk history is well documented by county history books, obit and wills.
 MARY HOWELL: OF GERMAN EXTRACTION
 
Children of ARNOLD CRONK and MARY HOWELL are:
10. i. HENRY CRONK, b. August 11, 1824, COVERT,SENECA CO NY(TOMPKINS CO 1855 CENSUS); d. October 4, 1909, TWN DIX SCHYLER CO NY.
 ii. ABAGAIL CRONK, b. Abt. 1825; m. ORIN STONE, February 18, 1855; b. Abt. 1828, OF RHOADSPORT.
11. iii. JONATHON CRONK, b. June 19, 1826, HECTOR, SCHUYLER CO; d. July 30, 1906.
12. iv.CATHERINE CRONK, b. 1832, NY.
 v. JOHN CRONK, b. 1833, CHEMUNG CO NY; d. 1909, OSBORN KS.
13. vi. MULFORD CRONK, b. 1836, CHEMUNG CO NY.
14. vii. WILLIAM CRONK, b. May 30, 1837, TWN DIX,CHEMUNG CO NY; d. January 14, 1922, MONTOUR FALLS, NY..
15. viii. NELSON A CRONK, b. 1840, WEDGEWOOD, SCHUYLER CO NY; d. November 20, 1913, NEW MARKET, MIDDLESEX,  NJ.
16. ix. ALBERT D CRONK, b. November 13, 1841, CHEMUNG CO NY; d. August 7, 1915, MONTOUR FALLS NY.
 x. MARY E CRONK, b. 1845, CHEMUNG CO NY; m. FRANK L SMITH, October 30, 1865; b. Abt. 1840.
 xi. WARREN CRONK, b. 1848, CHEMUNG CO NY.

9.  ANNAMISS5 CRONK (JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born Abt. 1805.  He married ALMIRA UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1805 in NY.
 
Children of ANNAMISS CRONK and ALMIRA UNKNOWN are:
 i. SIDNEY6 CRONK, b. 1825.
 ii. JEROME CRONK, b. Abt. 1831.
 iii. WEALTHY ANN CRONK, b. Abt. 1832.
 iv.PHILANDER CRONK, b. Abt. 1834.
 v. MARY CRONK, b. Abt. 1838.
                                                                    Generation No. 6

10.  HENRY CRONK (ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born August 11, 1824 in COVERT,SENECA CO NY(TOMPKINS CO 1855 CENSUS), and died October 4, 1909 in TOWN DIX SCHYLER CO NY.  He married ELIZA MELLISA WAKELY 1846 in MONTOUR FALLS,  NY.?, daughter of ROSEWELL WAKELY and SARAH CASPER.  She was born October 27, 1827 in CHEMUNG CO, NY, and died 1913 in MONTOUR FALLS, NY. TOWN DIX..

 HENRY CRONK:  OBIT-HE LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE IN CENTRAL SCHUYLER CO. NY.
FOR SOME TIME HE LIVED NEAR WHERE WM. BENNETT NOW LIVES...(OBIT)
ABOUT ONE AND A HALF MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE FALLS.
LATER ABOUT THE YEAR 1862 AFTER WORKING VARIOUS FARMS IN CENTRAL SCHUYLER CO. NY, MEADS HILL, AND NEAR WEDGEWOOD HE BOUGHT THE MILLS FARM ABOUT TWO AND A HALF MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE FALLS, WHICH WAS THEN ALMOST WHOLLY COVERED BY VALUABLE TIMBER WHICH HE HAD CUT AND FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED THE HIGH PRICES PREVAILING DURING THE CIVIL WAR, WHICH ENABLED HIM BY HARD WORK AND GOOD BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TO PAY FOR HIS FARM. AS THE YEARS PASSED HE CONTINUED TO CLEAR AND IMPROVE HIS LAND UNTIL IT BECAME ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST PRODUCTIVE FARMS OF SCHUYLER OR ADJOINING COUNTIES.
IN LATER YEARS WITH THE HELP OF HIS SON, DEWITT(WHO WITH HIS WIFE,NEE ANNA AUSTIN, HAS BEEN HIS MAIN STAY FOR MANY YEARS.)HE STILL CONTINUED AND LATER BOUGHT THAT PART OF ANOTHER FRAM BELONGING TO MR. MILLS, LYING
NORTH OF THE ROAD RUNNING FROM THE FALLS TO BEAVER DAMS, AND BETWEEN HIS FARM AND THERE ROAD NOW KNOWN AS THE CORNING OR WATKINS ROAD, AND MAKING A FARM OF MORE THAN 100 ACRES OF FERTILE, PRODUCTIVE LAND, WELL WATERED BY SPRINGS AND THE CREEK KNOWN AS FALLS CREEK.
MR CRONK WAS ALWAYS A HARD WORKING MAN, SPENDING A SHARE OF HIS LIFE IN LUMBERING AND THRESHING, AND WAS STRICTLY HONEST AND UPRIGHT
IN ALL DEALINGS WITH THOSE WITH WHOM HE DEALT. HE WAS A KIND NEIGHBOR, AND MANY WERE THE ACTS OF KINDNESS PERFORMED BY HIM DURING ALL HIS LIFE, GIVING EMPLOYMENT AND AID TO THOSE IN NEED OF SUCH.  ABOUT THE YEAR 1876 HE JOINED THE ME. CHURCH AT MONTOUR FALLS, THEN HAVANA, AND ASSISTED IN ITS ATTENDANCE AND SUPPORT. HE NEVER ASPIRED TO POLITICAL HONORS, BUT WAS CONTENT TO PERFORM HIS DUTIES AS AN ELECTOR AND UPRIGHT CITIZEN.
DURING HIS LATER YEARS WHEN FAILING STRENGTH OF BODY AND LIMB PREVENTED HIM FROM PERFORMING THE FULL MANUAL LABORS OF THE FARM, HE PERSISTED IN RIDING THE MOWER, RAKE, REAPER AN SHARROW, AND IN PERFORMING SUCH LABOR AND CHORES AS RHEUMATIC AND OTHER AILMENTS WOULD PERMIT. THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN SEEN HIM RAPIDLY FAIL IN ABILITY TO WALK AND MOVE AROUND, AND A FEW WEEKS AGO HE RECEIVED A SERIOUS FALL FROM THE MOWING MACHINE. SATURDAY, SEPT. 25TH, IN SOME UNEXPLAINED MANNER HE FELL IN HIS ROOM AND SUSTAINED WHAT THE PHYSICIANS STATED WAS A FRACTURED LIMB.  ALMOST CONTINUALLY FROM THE TIME UNTIL MONDAY,  OCT 4, HE SUFFERED INTENSED AGONY, WHEN IN SPITE OF ERNEST EFFORTS TO RELIEVE OR CURE HIM DEATH CAME AND HIS SUFFERING ENDED.
TO THE WRITER AND OTHERS HE HAD SAID THAT IT MATTERED LITTLE WHETHER HE RECOVERED OR NOT. THAT HE HAD A HOME ABOVE WHEN CALLED TO GO, AND WAS PREPARED TO GO OR STAY AS SEEMED BEST. HE WAS ABLE TILL THE LATER HOURS TO RECOGNIZE THOSE  AROUND HIM, AND ALMOST AT THE LAST RECOGNIZED AND SPOKE THE NAME OF HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW, MRS.DEWITT CRONK.HENRY CRONK  Obituary Oct., 1909
Another obit below
HENRY CRONK  Obituary Oct., 1909
The subject of  this sketch was born in the town of covert, Seneca county, Aug. 11, 1824, and died at his home in Dix, Schuyler county, October 4, 1909, aged 85 years, 1 month and 28 days.
He was one of eleven children born to Arnold and Mary Howell Cronk, and his early life was passed principally in central Schuyler county.
About the year 1846, he married Miss Melissa Wakeley, daughter of  Roswell and Sally Wakeley, who owned the farm now owned by James and Joseph Lawlis, about one mile southwest of Montour Falls.  For some time he lived near where Wm. Bennett now lives, about one and a half miles southwest of the Falls.
Later about the year 1862, after working various farms in central Schuyler , Mead's Hill, and near Wedgwood, he bought the Mill's farm about two and a half miles southwest of the Falls, which was then almost wholly covered by valuable timber, which he had cut and for which he received the high prices prevailing during the Civil War, which enabled him by hard work and good business management to pay for his farm.  As the years passed he continued to clear and improve his land until it became one of the best and most productive farms of Schuyler or adjoining counties.
In later years with the help of his son Dewitt, (who with his wife, nee Anna Austin, has been his main stay for many years) he still continued and later bought that part of another farm belonging to Mr. Mills, lying north of the road running from the Falls to Beaver Dams, and between his farm and the road now known as the Corning or Watkins road, and making a farm of more than 100 acres of fertile, productive land, well watered by springs and the creek known as Falls creek.
Mr. Cronk was always a hard working man, spending a share of his life in lumbering and threshing, and was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings...He was a kind neighbor, and many were the acts of kindness performed by him during all his life, giving employment and aid to those in need of such.
About the year 1876  he joined the M.E. Church at Montour Falls, then Havana, and assisted in its attendance and support.  He never aspired to political honors, but was content to perform his duties as an elector and upright citizen.
During his later years when failing strength of body and limb prevented him from performing the full manual labors of the farm,  he persisted in riding the mower, rake, reaper and harrow, and in performing such labor and chores as rheumatic and other ailments would permit.  The past year has seen him rapidly fail in ability to walk and move around, and a few weeks ago he received a serious fall from a mowing machine.
Saturday, Sept. 25th, in some unexplained manner he fell in his room and sustained what the physicians stated was a fractured limb.  Almost continually from that time until Monday, Oct. 4, he suffered intense agony, when in spite of earnest efforts to relieve or cure him, death came and his sufferings ended.
To the writer and others he had said that it mattered little whether he recovered or not.  That he had a home above when called to go and was prepared to go or stay as seemed best.  He was able till the later hours to recognize those around him, and almost at the last recognized and spoke the name of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dewitt Cronk.
He leaves his widow, Melissa Cronk, now 83 years of age, and among others a son Dewitt Cronk of Watkin, NY Two daughter Sarah, who married Washington A. Crout of Beaver Dams, and Jeanette who married Warren Lanning of Enfield, Tompkins County.
Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Binghamton, NY and Mrs. Kate Crane of  Montour Falls; also six brothers--John of Osborne, Kansas; Mulford of Hornell, NY; Albert of Montour Falls; William of  Montour Falls, NY; Nelson of New Market, NJ; and Warren of Horseheads, NY.
Mr. Cronk was esteemed and respected by all, as was evidenced by the large assemblage gathered at the home Thursday, Oct. 7, to pay their last respects to the departed, and by the beautiful floral offerings.
The sermon by Rev. Mr. Proseus of the M.E. Church, Montour Falls, was somewhat out of the ordinary and was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by those who heard it.
The family desires the writer to express their thanks and appreciation to all who in any way aided or offered during the sufferings, and following the death of the husband and father, especially to Mrs. Mary Ganung, who aided him during all the sad time, and to the Ladies' Aid of  Wedgwood, and others for their floral offerings; also to the members of the choir for appropriate selections.
Henry loved oysters.
 Children of HENRY CRONK and ELIZA WAKELY are:
17. i. SARAH H CRONK, b. May 1, 1848, CHEMUNG CO NY; d. September 16, 1927, WATKINS GLEN NY WEDGEWOOD RD.
 ii. JEANETTE CRONK, b. January 1850, CHEMUNG CO NY; m. WARREN R LANNING, October 5, 1871; . OF ENFIELD, THOMPKINS CO NY..
 iii.DEWITT CRONK, b. July 9, 1852, CHEMUNG CO NY; d. January 14, 1874, NEAR MONTOUR FALLS N.Y.; m. ANNA J AUSTIN; b. May 1, 1850; d. February 19, 1916, WEDGEWOOD, SCHUYLER CO NY.
DEWITT CRONK:
11.  JONATHON CRONK (ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born June 19, 1826 in HECTOR, SCHUYLER CO, and died July 30, 1906.  He married  JANE GRIFFITH November 30, 1855 in HAVANA TOWN DIX NY.  She was born June 19, 1836 in NEAR WILLIAMSPORT PA, and died January 11, 1916 in MONTOUR FALLS.
JANE GRIFFITH: Obit
Mrs. Jane Griffith Cronk wife of the late Johnathon Cronk was born near Williamsport Pa. June 19, 1836.and passed to her eternal reward Tuesday, Jan 11, 1916. She was married to Jonathan Cronk on Nov 30 1855 and had lived in Montour Falls for 60 years. About 3 years ago she was suddenly stricken with paralysis which left her in a semi-helpless condition. About two weeks ago she contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia and which was the direct cause  of her death.
Mrs Cronk was a member of The Methodist Episcopal church of lifelong standing and it was a source of a great deal of sorrow to her during the past three years that she was no longer able to take an active part in the work of The church she loved so dearly. Aside from that we have never heard her complain in the least degree. She always remained so cherry and patient that it was an inspiration to drop in to her home for a little while. A sweeter more beautiful Christian character would be hard to find.
She is survived by one son William A Cronk of Addison NY.The funeral services will be held at The house on Thursday January 13, at 10 o'clock. Rev. WP Miller pastor of the ME Church will officiate.
Child of JONATHON CRONK and JANE GRIFFITH is:
 i. WILLIAM A CRONK.

12.  CATHERINE CRONK (ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born 1832 in NY.  She married (1) -------- CRANE.    She married (2) ROSWELL JR WAKELY May 7 in By Rev. IRA SMITH -ELMIRA NY, son of ROSEWELL WAKELY and SARAH CASPER.  He was born 1822, and died September 26, 1885.
 CATHERINE CRONK: In the obit for her brother Albert Cronk it lists his sisters name as Catherine Crane of Montour falls.
To the marriage of Crane she brought the Cronk children.
Child of CATHERINE CRONK and ROSWELL WAKELY is:
 i. EUGENE S CRONK, b. 1849.

13.  MULFORD CRONK (ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born 1836 in CHEMUNG CO NY.  He married LUCY UNKNOWN 1864.  She was born 1848.
Her father was born Ireland and her mother was born NJ.
Children of MULFORD CRONK and LUCY UNKNOWN are:
 i. ESTELL7 CRONK.
 ii. ABBA CRONK.

14.  WILLIAM CRONK (ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born May 30, 1837 in TOWN DIX,CHEMUNG CO NY, and died January 14, 1922 in MONTOUR FALLS, NY..  He married MARY E BRINK December 25, 1860, daughter of SAMUEL BRINK.  She was born 1837, and died February 24, 1907 in MONTOUR FALLS.
William Cronk was the senior member of Cronk &Carrier manufacturing company of Montour Falls. He was a life long resident of that place. He served on the board of education many years, and was President of the board. He was president of the village of Montour Falls and many years served as trustee.
Mr Cronk was induced to set for a photograph. He hadn't had one taken in Forty years, but he was very fond of his children and would have done anything for them. Knowing this, Mr. carrier the junior member of the firm let his daughter, Mrs. T.P.Elmore into the secret, vis: that it was the desire of The company to place a picture of Mr. Cronk in the new catalogue of the firm of 1908. Acting upon this Mrs. Elmore induced him to go to Watkins with her one day, and while there she suggested a photograph and the two went to a photographer and before he fully realized it a film negative was obtained. A few days after the catalogue was issued from the press and Mr. Carrier  brought several copies down from Elmira and told Mr. Cronk and his two sons  Elmer and Edwin that he desired a meeting of directors at once. The quartet met in the office and Mr. Cronk was handed a copy of The catalogue which Mr. Carrier said he had published on his own responsibility and asked that his actions be approved by the other members. Mr. Cronk looked it over page by page, approving of its content. When he came to the last page up popped his photo appeared. He fumbled. To say that he was surprised is expressing it mildly. he was dub founded for a minute, tears came in his eyes. His heart was in his mouth and he could not speak. finally he rallied and said. "Boys, if I had known that you were do this, Grace would never got me in that gallery, but not that it is done and without my knowledge, I want to say to you that I felt Highly complimented and wish to thank you for the honor shown me." The catalogue contained 54 pages, printed on fine cream book paper, handsomely bounded and contained cuts of all the useful tools manufactured by the company.

The Obituary from the Montour Falls newspaper.
ONE OF MONTOUR FALLS MOST PROMINENT MEN DIES FOLLOWING A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE.
William Cronk died at his home in Montour Falls, Saturday morning, January the 14th at 4:30 o'clock.
Mr. Cronk had been in flailing health for the past five years and had been confined to his home nearly sixteen months.  Death followed two strokes which he suffered about ten days ago.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon January 24,1907.  The funeral service was in charge of the Rev. Adelbert McGinnis of St. Paul's Church. Mr. Cronk's death has removed one of the towns oldest inhabitants. he was born May the 30th 1837, and was a son of Arnold and Mary Cronk who lived then on a farm near what is now called the Austin farm. His early life was spent on his fathers farm during which time he worked as a carpenter in the ship yards below the village making canal boats. He later engaged in the manufacture of brick, helping to make the   the brick for the The Cook Academy, the Montour House  and many others of The first houses in the town. His marriage to Mary Brink occurred December the 25, 1860. About that time he s in the hardware business With Nathan Conklin in a store about where the Globe grocery is now located. In 1888, he with C.F. Carrier organized Cronk and Carrier Mfg. Co. to this organization he devoted the rest of his life. To him was granted one of the first patents for an all steel barn door rail and hanger and this was the the chief product of the company for many years. He later patented many different styles of pliers and garden tools. One of his pliers with the cutter on the side was the the first of its kind on the market. We have often heard him tell of going on the road for a few weeks and selling enough of these pliers to keep the factory running for a year. Mr. Cronk took great pride in making Montour Falls grown and devoted a great deal of his time to its civic organizations. He was a member of the school Board for 35 consecutive years. He was also President of the village for years and a member of the board of trustees. He was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived  by three children, Mrs. Grace Elmore of Montour Falls, Elmer L Cronk of Montour Falls and Edward G Cronk of Ithaca. One brother Warren of Horseheads and four grandchildren, William Calvin Cronk, Claude B. Cronk, William C Elmore and Eleanor Elmore all of this place.
 
Children of WILLIAM CRONK and MARY BRINK are:
 i. ELMER E7 CRONK, b. 1862.
 ii. EDNA CRONK.
 iii. EDWIN G CRONK, b. 1867; m. CLARA SWICH; b. Abt. 1869.
18. iv.GRACE CRONK.
 

15.  NELSON A CRONK (ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born 1840 in WEDGEWOOD, SCHUYLER CO NY, and died November 20, 1913 in NEW MARKET, MIDDLESEX,  NJ.  He married LADOVONA UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1842 in NY, and died Abt. 1895.
 NELSON A CRONK:  OBIT
THE SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED DEATH OF Nelson CRONK OCCURRED AT THE HOME OF HIS ELDEST daughter, Mrs. H.L.Pierce in Newmarket NJ., Nov 20 1913 at the age of 74 years.
The cause of Mr. Cronk s death was apoplexy by which he was stricken  while calling on a near neighbor. He did not regain consciousness and death followed in a few minutes. Mr Cronk was one of a family eleven and was born in the vicinity of Wedgwood, and had always resided near Montour falls until the death of wife eight years ago, since then he had made his home with his daughter in New Jersey.
In 1862 the deceased enlisted in Company B,141st Regiment, NY volunteers, and served his county until the close of that long and bitter struggle.
Mr. Cronk was highly esteemed in this community in which he had lived so long, he he was  fair and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow man, and enjoy in a marked degree the esteem, respect and confidence of his many friends and the public in general.
The body was conveyed to Montour Falls, arriving early Sunday morning. The funeral was held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of friends. and the public in general. The officiating clergyman was Rev. WH. Sobey, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Watkins Intermittent in the family plot in Montour Cemetery.
The deceased is survived by two  daughters, Mres. Eh Underhill of New York City, and the one with whom he had resided; also by four Brothers and two sisters. John of Osborn, Ks. Warren of Horseheads NY. William, Albert and Mrs. Katherine crane of Montour Falls and Mrs. Frank Smythe of Binghamton, NY.

Children of NELSON CRONK and LADOVONA UNKNOWN are:
 i. MINNIE7 CRONK, b. 1870; m. H. L. PIERCE.
 ii. EDITH CRONK, b. 1873; m. E H UNDERHILL.

16.  ALBERT D6 CRONK (ARNOLD5, JOHN4, JAMES3, HIRAM2, HARCK SYBOUTS1) was born November 13, 1841 in CHEMUNG CO NY, and died August 7, 1915 in MONTOUR FALLS NY.  He married ELIZA A THOMPSON January 9, 1867 in Montour Falls, NY.  She was born August 23, 1835, and died January 1, 1895 in MONTOUR FALLS, NY.
WILL PACKET #4568
 ELIZA A THOMPSON: WILL PACKET#4569

Child of ALBERT CRONK and ELIZA THOMPSON is:
19. i. PAUL T7 CRONK, b. 1875.

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17.  SARAH H CRONK (HENRY, ARNOLD, JOHN, JAMES, HIRAM, HARCK SYBOUTS) was born May 1, 1848 in CHEMUNG CO NY, and died September 16, 1927 in WATKINS GLEN NY WEDGEWOOD RD.  She married WASHINGTON ABRAHAM CROUT October 29, 1865 in MORELAND,N.Y. BY REV.JOHN GRAY, son of ABRAHAN CROUT and ELIZABETH VANDUYN.  He was born March 14, 1844 in town of Dix (BEAVER DAMS) NY, and died March 19, 1912 in BEAVER DAMS NY.
SARAH CRONK (aka Mrs. Washington CROUT)  (daughter of Henry Cronk,}
Sept. 21, 1927
Mrs. Sarah Cronk Crout, widow of Washington Crout, passed away at her home in Wedgewood, Friday, September 16, in the 80th year of her age.  Sarah Cronk was born May 1, 1848, the eldest child of Henry and Mellissa Cronk, pioneer settlers.  In 1866, she was married to Washington Crout and to them were born 7 children, 6 sons and a daughter.  The daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Steadman, died in January 1901, and Mr. Crout passed away in May 1912.  All the sons survive--Burton of  Moreland, Adelbert of Odessa, Fred of Sayre, PA, Charles and Dean of Montour Falls, and Seymour of Los Angeles, CA.
Mrs. Sarah(Crout] Adams and I had a conversation about the Crouts in the 1970's while she lived in Frostproof, Fl.
She told me that Sarah Cronk Crout used to bake bread for the Italians building the Railroad. She lived in the Wentz house with her husband, Washington Crout.   Sarah Adams also told that her grandmother Crout would make the girls go into the living room until the men would leave after receiving the bread..
Children of SARAH CRONK and WASHINGTON CROUT are:
20. i. BURTON H8 CROUT, b. August 25, 1867; d. October 13, 1950, DECKERTOWN TOWN MONTOUR FALLS N.Y.
21. ii. MYRTLE CROUT, b. August 7, 1870; d. January 21, 1901.
22. iii. ADELBERT BRITTEN SR CROUT, b. December 9, 1872, CAMPBELLETOWN NY/CATLIN, CHEMUNG CO NY; d. November 15, 1964, TOWN TYRONE,SCHUYLER CO NY.
 iv.FREDERICK DEWITTT CROUT, b. March 17, 1875; m. GRACE CRONK.
 v. CHARLES HENRY CROUT, b. October 29, 1879; d. August 26, 1947, MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y.; m. MARTHA UNKNOWN; d. Abt. 1919.
23. vi. HORACE DEAN SR CROUT, b. March 29, 1882; d. October 7, 1966.
24. vii. SEYMOUR DEAN CROUT, b. December 18, 1885; d.   SOMEWHERE IN CALIF..
18.  GRACE7 CRONK (WILLIAM6, ARNOLD5, JOHN4, JAMES3, HIRAM2, HARCK SYBOUTS1)  She married T.P. ELMORE.
 
Children of GRACE CRONK and T.P. ELMORE are:
 i. WILLIAM C8 ELMORE.
 ii. ELEANOR ELMORE.
19.  PAUL T7 CRONK (ALBERT D6, ARNOLD5, JOHN4, JAMES3, HIRAM2, HARCK SYBOUTS1) was born 1875.
 Child of PAUL T CRONK is:
 i. GEORGE8 CRONK.