Duquesne Harris Krone                                 

Independence Daily Reporter, Tuesday, January 22, 1918, Pg. 1:



Aged Citizen Passed Away at His Home This Morning


            D. H. Krone, an aged and worthy citizen of this county, died this morning shortly after 9 o’clock at his home in Sycamore township.  He was 78 years old the 22d day of last December and had lived in Montgomery county since 1877, and on the farm where he passed away, for more than thirty years.  He is survived by seven sons, four of whom are still at home, his wife having died about two years ago.  Two of his sons volunteered for service with the declaration of war and Edward F. is a member of the 110th Ammunition Train company and Jay is a member of Company K.  Santche youngest son, lives in this city on West Locust street.

            He was a brother of D. C. Krone, the well known pioneer citizen of Sycamore, and Mrs. Myrtle Taylor of this city, also of E. K. Krone of the city, L. L. Krone of Oklahoma, E. D. Krone of Texas and Mrs. J. D. Stevens of Taylorville, Ill.

            The funeral arrangements have not been made.

            Mr. Krone was one of the Substantial and upright citizens of the county and was held in the highest respect by his neighbors and acquaintances.



South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, January 23, 1918, Pg. 1:


Death of D. H. Krone


Duquesne Harris Krone died at 9 a.m., Jan. 22, aged 78 years and one month.  He had been ailing about two weeks from old age and a complication of diseases.  He was born in Macon county, Illinois, Dec. 22, 1839.  He enlisted in Co. E, 41st Ill. Infantry in August 1861 and served to the end of the war, being discharged July 31, 1865.  Mr. Krone came to Kansas in June 1877, and was married March 26, 1884 to Miss Ida I. Harker.  Five children were born to this union:  Harold, who lives on the home place; Stella who died in childhood; Edward F., of the Engineer Train, 110th Engineers, and Jay of Co. K, 137th Infantry, both at Camp Doniphan; and Sam of Independence.  He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters.  His wife died in August 1915.

            The funeral will be held at Krone School House, Thursday, 10:30 a.m., and his former pastor, Rev. A. A. Horner will preach the funeral sermon.

            Mr. Krone was a stalwart citizen and successful farmer, but not widely known out of his township where he was highly respected.  He had lived and wrought in our county more than forty years, but since the death of his wife had lost interest in life and death was a welcome messenger.  Mr. and Mrs. Krone reared five children, two of whom are in the army and were here last week but had to return on expiration of furlough.  In young life, he too gave four years to the service of his country.  His brothers are D. C. of Sycamore, E. K. of this city, Chas. L. of Chandler, Okla., and E. D. of Texas, and his sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor of this city and Mrs. J. D. Stevens of Taylorville, Illinois.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.