LOCATION: The Krohn Cemetery is located in the SE/4 of the SE/4 of Section 16, T6S-R9W of Harrison County. It is 1.6 miles southwest of the Latimer Community, and 6.5 miles northwest of Ocean Springs.
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Bienville Boulevard (US 90) and Washington Avenue at Ocean Springs, go north on Washington Avenue 2.9 miles to Interstate 10. Cross the interstate and bear left onto Tucker Road. Go 3.18 miles on Tucker Road to Old Biloxi Road. Go north 1.08 miles on Old Biloxi Road to Krohn Road on the left (west). Turn left onto Krohn Road and go .87 miles west to a locked gate beyond which the Krohn Cemetery lies 1100 feet northwest. The cemetery is near the Tchoutacabouffa River and just west of the Jackson County line..
HISTORY: The Krohn Cemetery
was commenced in March 1876, when Charles F. Krohn (1832-1876) was buried
there. Krohn was the son of German immigrant, John Henry Auguste
Krohn (1802-1853), and Marie Solitelle Cuevas (1808-1861). The Krohns
lived in Biloxi and later moved on the Tchoutacabouffa River in the SW/4
of Section 12, T7S-R10W. John Henry Krohn was the first Supervisor
of District No. 1 Harrison County Board of Police. He was elected
President of that body in November 1841.
Charles F. Krohn married Sarah A. Cruthirds (1836-1918) on January 28,
1858. She was the daughter of George Henry Cruthirds and Dorcas Scarborough.
George Henry Cruthirds had come to Mississippi from South Carolina.
Although Charles F. Krohn owned 240 acres of land in Harrison County (all in Section 21, T6S-R9W as follows: W/2 of SW/4, NE/4 of SW/4, W/2 of SE/4, and the SE/4 of SE/4) which he had purchased in a State Swampland Sale on May 29, 1858 for $.05 per acre, and an additional 40 acres purchased in January 1859, from Alexander Scarborough (NE/4 of NE/4 of Section 21, T6S-R9W, Harrison County Deed Book 8, p. 510), his homestead was probably northeast of these tracts in Jackson County. Sarah Cruthirds Krohn had patented the SW/4 of the SW/4 of Section 15, T6S-R9W from the State of Mississippi in April 1867 (Tract Book). She also received a land patent from the U.S. Government in February 1913, on the SE/4 of the SW/4 of Section 15, T6S-R9W, and the NE/4 and SW/4 of Section 22, T6S-R9W (Jackson County Deed Book 43, pp. 129-130).
Here on a high ridge over fifty feet above sea level, in the SW/4 of Section 15, Charles F. Krohn homesteaded and made his livelihood as a logger. He probably cut longleaf pine from his 280 acres in Harrison County which was transected by the Tchoutacabouffa River. The logs were easily sent down river to the sawmills of the area.
Charles F. Krohn and Sarah Cruthirds had seven children: Frederick F. (1859-1919), Alethia A. Hosli (d. 1942), Isabel Krohn Sartwell (1866-1933), Mary McQueen (1868-1939), Charles (1869-1948), Katy (1871-1882), and Robert L. (1874-1905).
During the Civil War, Krohn joined Company A (Live Oak Rifles) of the 3rd Mississippi Regiment in September 1861 at Ocean Springs. He returned home probably in July 1863.
Schooners from New Orleans would come up the Tchoutacabouffa River as far as the Krohn lands to bring merchandise for the Thomas Holliman Brown Store which had been established in 1905. The store was located in the SW/4 of the SW/4, Section 11, T6S-R9W probably on present day Old Biloxi Road south of Tower Road in Latimer (Jackson County Deed Book 32, p. 402). On the return voyage, the vessels were loaded with charcoal made by the local "burners".
When Charles F. Krohn died on March 28, 1876, his burial commenced the Krohn Family Cemetery. It appears the Krohn family thought that they were on their land when they interred their patriarch. Krohn was buried in Section 16 just fifty feet west of the Krohn property line. J.J. McCaughn of Mississippi City had purchased all of Section 16, less the NE/4 of the NE/4 reserved for schools in 1851, from the Harrison County School Board (Harrison County Deed Book 7, p. 8.). The Krohn Cemetery now lies on public land under the stewardship of the Harrison County Board of Supervisors.
A - K
1851 to 1933
Annie Mae Cruthirds
Betty Coleman Cruthirds
Cruthirds Twins (stillborn)
Homer C. Cruthirds
John Sibley Cruthirds
Nathaniel B. Cruthirds
Rosalie Ladner Cruthirds
Robert B. Cruthirds
Evelyn Coleman Cruthirds
Thomas Ira Cruthirds (US Navy)
Yvonne M. Cruthirds (infant)
Charles F. Krohn
Frederick F. Krohn
George Earl Krohn
Katy H. Krohn
Mary Gollott Krohn
Raymond Krohn (infant)
Robert L. Krohn
L - R
Henry McClure (born Texas) 1st US Army
Leo Earl Orrell
Ledger Azete Palmer
Maggie Leona Richards
Rudy Rodgers, Sr
Arthur R. Sartwell
3-23-1874 to 5-23-1928
son of George Sartwell
Isabel Krohn Sartwell
Autley H. Scarborough
|Burecia J. Scarborough
5-25-1885 to 3-13-1918
daughter of Joseph J. Scarborough and
Edward Donald Scarborough
Joseph J. Scarborough
Hamilton T. Walden
Nap L. Cassibry, The Ladner Odyssey, Mississippi Coast Historical & Genealogical Society, Special Issue 6, (January 1988), pp. 730-731 and p. 759.
Brother Jerome Lepre-S.C., The Krohn Family, (Lepre: New Orleans-October 19,1989), pp. 52, 54, and 55.
The History of Jackson County, Mississippi, "Brown's Merchandise Store Latimer", (Jackson County Genealogical Society: Pascagoula-1989), p. 67.
Harrison County Marriages (1841-1899), (City of Biloxi: Biloxi-?), p. 8.
Minutes of the Harrison County Board of Police, Book II, p. 132.
Mississippi Coast History & Genealogical Society, "Latimer Sawmill and Ferry", Volume 28, No. 2 (June 1992), p. 61.
Requiem, Volume No. 2, "Krohn Cemetery", (Jackson County Genealogical Society: Pascagoula-1969), pp. 118-119.
Darlene Jones Krohn - August 1993
Ray L. Bellande - August 1993
Darlene Jones Krohn - August 1993
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