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    Yager and Corner, proprietors of the omnibus, baggage, mail and express line of Piqua. This is perhaps the most important enterprise of this city, a convenience and interest to many persons in various ways; they, as a firm, have been known since February, 1875, at which time Croner purchased the interest previously owned by C. Humes. W. F. Croner was born in Germany, in November, and Caroline Croner, who, four years later, emigrated from Germany and located in Piqua, where he continued his original trade of baker; his death occurred about 1838, and Caroline's in 1865. Four children were born to them, of who our subject is the second; he has resided in this city past forty-eight years, and is said now to be the oldest German resident living in Piqua; here he was raised, and obtained his education in the city schools; he learned the harness trade, which he necessarily had to quit to regain his health; he then engaged in driving stage from Piqua to Dayton, Ohio this was continued until 1850, when he changed occupations, engaging in a dray line in Piqua until the present partnership was formed. Upon June 19, 1851 he married Hannah Almarea, born in Germany in July, 1830 she came to America with her parents when 6 years old; the children of Mr. and Mrs. Croner are Minnie, Caroline, Charles E., Amelia, Lewis G. (deceased), Henrietta, William H., Anna M., Clara A., John O. and Alma J.

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