Re: Chronic in Kansas & Missouri 1860's
I have always thought that the Cronic family was unique to one man, Valentine Gramly of the town of Kronach Germany. He came to America in 1749 and took the name of Kranich which evolved into Chronick then Cronic. I do not think that the name Cronic is a surname brought from Germany. There is a book called the Titshaw and Cronic Families of America. According to the book he had one son, John Peter Kranick (1756-1816) who lived in Edgefield Co. S.C. John Peter had 2 sons, John Simeon Cronick (1781-1833) and Hayle Cronic (1801-1879). They both moved to Walton and Jackson Counties Ga. Their sons and grandsons fought in the Civil War and were from Georgia. I have done much research on the Cronic's in the Civil War. All of them in my book fought for the Confederacy. I recently found some rosters that listed some Yankee Cronics. They do not show in my book. They are :
David A. Chronic (14th Cav Co K, Kansas);
Elisha E. Chronic (14th Cav Co K, Kansas);
Joseph A. Cronic (14th Cav Co B, Kansas);
James N. Cronick (6th Cav. Co D,K,G, Kansas);
William W. Chronic (West Eng. Regt.Vol. Co B, Music, Missouri);
I don't know if they are from the same man (Valentine Gramly) and were just missed in the book or if their name evolved in another way. I see that you have found some other Cronic's from your post. I would love to find out any other Cronic's from Kansas and Missouri from 1860 and earlier.