affectionately known as "Aps", this is my father's beloved grandfather, JONAS "JOHN" CROST. Aps was born (1878) + raised in NYC, down in the "bowery" in lower manhattan. his parents were Jacob Marcus CROST + Rachel MORELL + he had 5 brothers, Abraham (Albert), Solomon, Marcus, Philip, + Roland.
John met + married Theresa BYRNE while living in boston. from there they made their way to cleveland where my grandmother Helen CROST was born. Aps was a businessman. he owned + ran a couple of tire/auto parts stores + later the Crost Tavern in cleveland heights. Aps passed away in 1959. wish I could have known him, but I've learned to love him through my dad. 💙
Jacob Marcus CROST + Rachel MORELL
Jonas "John" CROST
Thomas Philip TURNER
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