Galion Family Bible on eBay / Cronenwett-Johns Sunday, July 7, 2002
The following item was contributed by Cheryl Jordan of Clinton county, Ohio. It was listed in MISSING LINKS, Vol. 7, No. 27, 7 July 2002 as an item for sale at that time on ebay. “I just thought that I would pass this on to anyone in Galion on the chance that it is of interest to someone.” (NOTE: Auction ended: Jul-10-02, so obviously it is no longer listed but is quoted here for information only.)
CRONENWETT-JOHNS Family Bible – Galion, Ohio
Bible published by Samuel D. Burlock & Co., Philadelphia. It has no publication date but was purchased just after July 13, 1872, when Charles Emery CRONENWETT died in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio. The seller based this on the fact that this and all the entries preceding it in date were written in the same hand with the same ink, which has faded uniformly.This information includes the births of who may be Charles Emery CRONENWETT‘s son, Charles F., in 1846 in Galion; his wife, Ida C. STENTZ, in 1849 in Plymouth, Richland County, Ohio; their marriage in 1868 in Galion; and the births of their daughter, Adda, in 1870; and son, C. E., in 1872.
Then, in a darker ink, but the same hand, are recorded the death of Mina Bertha CRONENWETT in 1873 and the births of M. B. CRONENWETT in 1873, Jennette in 1874, Homer K. in 1877 and Clera Ida in 1883.Added later, in different hands, were the birth of Henry Le-Roy CRONENWETT in 1888;
the marriages of John Stillman JOHNS and Jennette CRONENWETT in 1896 and Homer K. CRONENWETT and Flossie SMALL in 1899; and
the deaths of Addie CRONENWETT in 1885, Jennette CRONENWETTJOHNS in 1901, Charles F. CRONENWETT in 1906, and Ida C. CRONENWETT in 1928.
All dates are complete in the entries with locations. All this information is written on the center four family records pages. A newspaper clipping was also found loose in the Bible, the obituary of Stillman JOHNS, undated but indicating he was survived by his wife but no children.