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Hiram Cronk
Birth: Apr. 29, 1800
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: May 13, 1905
Oneida County
New York, USA

U.S. Army Military Figure. He was the last surviving veteran of the War of 1812. On August 4, 1814, with his father Major James Cronk and two brothers, he enlisted at the age of 14 in the New York Militia. He served as a Private in the 157th Regiment, Infantry, U.S. Army. He fought in the defense of Sacketís Harbor on Lake Ontario, until he was honorably discharged on November 16, 1814. After the war he learned the trade as a shoemaker, making a living for the rest of his life. He died at age 105 and the City of New York made his funeral a monumental affair. The New York City Mounted Police, a U.S. Army detachment, Society of 1812, the Old Guard, members of the U.S. Grant Post, G.A.R. and the Washington Continental Guard Washington, D.C., gave him a full military honors burial. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Polly Thornton Cronk (1805 - 1885)*
  Philander Cronk (1825 - 1913)*
  Rensler Cronk (1830 - 1862)*
  Sarah Cronk Rowley (1832 - 1916)*
  William Cronk (1835 - 1919)*
  John Cronk (1842 - 1911)*
  Wayne Cronk (1844 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Hiram Cronk Pvt War of 1812 May 13, 1905
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: War of 1812 section Mount of Victory plot
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Record added: Nov 29, 1998
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- Little_Storm
 Added: May. 28, 2016
Thank you for serving in our military. Think of you and all of the brave men and women who served in the War of 1812.
- John Haseltine
 Added: Mar. 6, 2016

- Renae🌷
 Added: Feb. 24, 2016
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