Kent County Biographies
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Railway Officials in America 1906
Daniel Croninger was born June 30, 1818, in Wayne Co., O. He is the son of Joseph and Barbara (Speace) Croninger,
natives of Pennsylvania. His father died in Ohio and his mother in Michigan. In March, 1849, Mr. C. fixed his residence
on sec. 35, this tp., where he bought 80 acres of land, now estimated as worth $4,000. He bought at the same time
80 acres in Caledonia, opposite his homestead, which he has transferred to his son William. He was married May
12, 1839, to Melissa L. Bliss, of Rutland Co., Vt., daughter of Bradley and Anna (Woods) Bliss. Two children are
living: William Bradley, born June 16, 1840, and Mary Jane, Oct. 10, 1841, both born in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., 0.
Mrs. C.'s paternal grandfather was one of Washington's body-guard in the Revolution. Mr. C. is identified with
the National party.
History of Kent County, Michigan
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