Kromer, Maj. Gen. Leon Benjamin

Kromer, Maj. Gen. Leon Benjamin

Male 1876 - 1966  (89 years)

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  • Name Kromer, Leon Benjamin 
    Title Maj. Gen. 
    Born 25 Jun 1876  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Jun 1900  Cuba Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 21 Apr 1910  Recruit Depot Fort McDowell, Angel Island, Marin County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 9 Jan 1920  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 8 Apr 1930  Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Emigration 13 Aug 1931  Cherbourg, Manche, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 21 Aug 1931  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 21 Aug 1931  Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 11 Oct 1939  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 6 Jun 1966  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 6 Jun 1966  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point Military Reservation, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I40724  Sackett
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2016 

    Family Stotsenburg, Jane Miller,   b. 1 Dec 1888, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1981, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1907  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Kromer, Jane Stotsenburg,   b. 14 Aug 1914, Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 2008, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F14676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1876 - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1900 - Cuba Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1907 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Apr 1910 - Recruit Depot Fort McDowell, Angel Island, Marin County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Kromer, Jane Stotsenburg - 14 Aug 1914 - Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Jan 1920 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Apr 1930 - Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 13 Aug 1931 - Cherbourg, Manche, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 21 Aug 1931 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 Aug 1931 - Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 11 Oct 1939 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jun 1966 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jun 1966 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point Military Reservation, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      Age 90
      Given Name Leon
      Middle Name B
      Surname Kromer
      Birth Date 25 Jun 1876
      State District Of Columbia
      Last Place of Residence District Of Columbia
      Previous Residence Postal Code 20016
      Event Date 15 Sep 1966

      "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VMS2-R3Y : accessed 20 April 2016), Leon B Kromer, 15 Sep 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S312] New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      Name Leon Kromer
      Event Type Immigration
      Event Date 21 Aug 1931
      Event Place New York, New York, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 55
      Birth date 26 Jun 1876
      Birthplace Grand Rapids Mich
      Residence Army War College, Washington, DC
      Ship Name George Washington
      Departed from Cherbourg, France on 13 Aug


      "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24NX-V38 : accessed 20 April 2016), Leon Kromer, 1931; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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    3. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      Enumerated 5 Jun 1900
      Name Leon Kromer
      Event Type Census
      Event Year 1900
      Event Place Holquin Field Staff & C Staff 10th Calvary, Cuba
      Gender Male
      Age 24
      Marital Status Single
      Race White
      Race (Original) W
      Birth Date Jun 1876
      Birthplace Michigan
      Father's Birthplace Indiana
      Mother's Birthplace Ohio

      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M318-HLJ : accessed 20 April 2016), Leon Kromer, Holquin Field Staff & C Staff 10th Calvary, Cuba; citing sheet 10A, family , NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,838.

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    4. [S57] 1910 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      1910 Census, enumerated 21 Apr at Recruit Depot Fort McDowell Angel Island, Marin County, California, USA

      Name Leon B Kromer
      Event Type Census
      Event Date 1910
      Event Place Sausalito, Marin, California, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 33
      Marital Status Married
      Race White
      Race (Original) White
      Relationship to Head of Household Head
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1877
      Birthplace Michigan
      Father's Birthplace Ohio
      Mother's Birthplace Ohio
      Sheet Letter A
      Sheet Number 7

      "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVL6-TDB : accessed 20 April 2016), Leon B Kromer, Sausalito, Marin, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 207, sheet 7A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,101.

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    5. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      1920 Census, enumerated 9 Jan 1920 at 1708 19th St, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Leon Kromer Head M 42 Michigan
      Jane Kromer Wife F 31 Indiana
      Rosetta Kromer Daughter F 10 Vermont
      John Kromer Son M 8 California
      Leon Kromer Son M 7 Oklahoma
      Jane Kromer Daughter F 6 Tennessee
      William Kromer Son M 2 Tennessee
      Alberta Burke Servant F 19 Virginia
      Ethel Wilson Servant F 20 New York
      Dora Brown Servant F 46 Georgia
      Mary Stottenburg Mother F 56 New York

      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNLT-JDM : accessed 20 April 2016), Jane Kromer in household of Leon Kromer, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing sheet 5A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,210.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      1930 Census, enumerated 8 Apr 1930 at House 1-A, Military Reservation, Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Leon B Kromer Head M 53 Michigan
      Jane Kromer Wife F 41 Indiana
      Rosetta Kromer Daughter F 20 Vermont
      John Kromer Son M 19 California
      Leon Kromer Son M 17 Oklahoma
      Jane Kromer Daughter F 15 Georgia
      William Kromer Son M 12 Tennessee
      Amelia Kalker Servant F 33 Texas

      "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMKP-ZTN : accessed 20 April 2016), Jane Kromer in entry for Leon B Kromer, 1930.

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    7. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      Date: Sunday, October 15, 1939 Paper: Evening Star (Washington (DC), District of Columbia) Page: 62

      Miss Jane Kromer And the Rev. Kean Are Married

      The wedding of Miss Jane Stotsenburg Kromer, daughter of Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Leon B. Kromer of Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Otho V. Kean of Bryn Mawr, Pa., took place Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride's uncle at Darien, Conn. The house was decorated with palms and fall flowers.

      Reb. John S. Kromer and the Rev. Elmore McN. McKee performed the ceremony, and the organ was played by Miss Erminie Skofield Reynolds.

      The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white satin dress and a tulle veil trimmed with old rose point lace. She carried white roses. Mrs. James R. Mynn, a cousin, was matron of honor and wore a green velvet dress and carried talisman roses.

      Mr. John V. Kean, of Cambridge, Mass., was best man.

      A reception at the home followed the wedding.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    8. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      Retrieved from Find A Grave Memorial# 82829485
      http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82829485

      Gen Leon Benjamin Kromer
      Birth: Jun. 25, 1876
      Michigan, USA
      Death: Sep. 6, 1966
      Maryland, USA

      Leon Benjamin Kromer was born on June 25th, 1876, in Michigan. He was an Officer in the United States Army from 1899 to 1941, serving through the Philippine Insurrection, the Punitive Expedition, the First World War, and into the Second World War.

      He was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, from the State of Michigan; entered the Military Academy as a Cadet on June 15th, 1895; graduated 22nd in his class from the Military Academy on February 15th, 1899, and was appointed as a Second Lieutenant of Cavalry with the 10th United States Cavalry Regiment. Served with the regiment at Fort McIntosh, Texas, from March 17th to April of 1899; en route to, and at, Manzanillo, Cuba, to September of 1900; in Department of Tactics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, from October 1st, 1901, to January 17th, 1902; promoted to First Lieutenant of Cavalry with the 11th Cavalry Regiment on February 2nd, 1901; with the regiment at Camp Wallace, Union, Philippine Islands, to July of 1903; in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, from September 5th, 1903, to July 1st, 1905; with the regiment at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, to December 1st, 1905; promoted to Captain of Cavalry with the 10th Cavalry Regiment on August 2nd, 1905; with the regiment at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, to March 1st, 1907; at Fort William McKinley, Philippine Islands, to unknown; appointed as the Regimental Commissary on June 17th, 1907; with the regiment at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, to January 5th, 1910; detailed to duty as a Quartermaster on November 24th, 1909; serving in the office of the Quartermaster-General at Washington, D.C., to February 22nd, 1910; as the Quartermaster at the Recruit Depot at Fort McDowell, California, to January 5th, 1912; on a leave of absence to March 5th, 1912; in charge of the Remount Depot at Fort Reno, Oklahoma, to December 2nd, 1912, when he was relieved from detail as Quartermaster; assigned to the 11th Cavalry Regiment on December 16th, 1912; with the regiment at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, to March 11th, 1916, during which time he was at the Camp of Instruction at Winchester, Virginia, in the summer of 1913, on strike duty in Colorado in 1914, and served as the Regimental Adjutant from February 1st to March 11th, 1916; served as the Regimental Quartermaster to February 5th, 1917; with the regiment in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico from March 17th to April 5th, 1916; as an Assistant to the Quartermaster and the Quartermaster of the Punitive Expedition to February 5th, 1917; with the regiment at El Paso, Texas, to March 9th, 1917; on a leave of absence to April 21st, 1917; as the Quartermaster of the Reserve Officers' Training Camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, to August 20th, 1917; promoted to Major of Cavalry on May 15th, 1917; detailed, by assignment, as a Quartermaster from July 25th to August 19th, 1917; appointed as a Lieutenant Colonel of Field Artillery with the National Army on August 5th, 1917; at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and in France as the Division Quartermaster of the 82nd Division to June 12th, 1918; at the Army General Staff College at Langres, France, as a Student Officer, from June 15th to September 1st, 1918; promoted to Colonel in the United States Army on July 30th 1918; serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the 82nd Division during the St. Mihiel operations of the 1st Army from September 6th to 15th, 1918; as the Assistant G-3 of the 1st Corps from September 16th to 30th, 1918; on duty with the 1st Corps during the first days of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1st Army; as the Assistant G-1 of the 1st Army from October 14th, 1918, to April 15th, 1919; served with the 1st Army during the Meuse-Argonne operations and after the Armistice in Training Area until dissolution of 1st Army to 1919; as the G-1 at the Headquarters of the Base Section No. 9, Service of Supply, to May 30th, 1919; with the Headquarters of the Service of Supply from May 31st to August 14th, 1919; as the Chief of the Graves Registration Service, American Expeditionary Forces, and American Forces in France, from August 15th, 1919, to December 8th, 1919; in the Adjutant General's Office at Washington, D.C., from January 5th to 22nd, 1920; as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations of the Southern Department at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from February 3rd, 1920, to June 30th, 1920; returned to the rank of Major on June 30th, 1920; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry on July 1st, 1920; as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-l, at the Headquarters of the 8th Corps Area at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from July 1st, 1920, to June 22nd, 1922; promoted to Colonel of Cavalry on July 2nd, 1921; serving with the War Department General Staff, G-3 Division, at Washington, D.C., from September 18th, 1922, to June 30th, 1924; at the Army War College as a student officer from August 15th, 1924, to June 30th, 1925; at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a student officer, from July 4th, 1925, to September 4th, 1925; commanding the 11th Cavalry Regiment and the post of the Presidio of Monterey, California, from September 9th, 1925, to August 2nd, 1928; as an Instructor at the Army War College in Washington, D.C., from August 22nd, 1928, to September 1st, 1931; as the Assistant Commandant of the Army War College to June 30th, 1933; as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the 1st Army at Governors Island, New York, from August 31st, 1933, to March 28th, 1934; appointed as the Chief of Cavalry of the United States Army, with the rank of Major General, on March 22nd, 1934; as the Chief of Cavalry at Washington, D.C., from April 7th, 1934, to March 25th, 1938, when he was relieved from duty as the Chief of Cavalry; on temporary duty in the Office of the Chief of Staff at Washington, D.C., to April 5th, 1938; on a leave of absence to June 30th, 1938; retired from active service as a Major General in the United States Army on June 30th, 1938, at his own request after forty years of service; recalled to Active duty from January to September of 1941. During his service he was awarded the Officer of the Legion of Honor (French), the Distinguished Service Order (British), and the Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As Assistant Chief of Staff of the 82nd Division during the St. Mihiel offensive, he displayed military attainments of a high order in the planning of operations of great moment. Later as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Corps, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-l, 1st Army, during the Meuse-Argonne operations, his initiative, sound judgment, and tireless energy solved difficult problems of traffic control and regulation, playing an important part in the successes achieved."

      Following his retirement he resided in Northfield, Vermont, from 1938; died on September 6th, 1966, and was buried at the United States Military Academy Post Cemetery at West Point, Orange County, New York.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Jane Miller Stotsenburg Wainwright (1888 - 1981)*

      Children:
      Rosetta Kromer Killen (1909 - 1947)*
      John Stotsenburg Kromer (1911 - 1984)*
      William Annesley Kromer (1917 - 1944)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
      West Point
      Orange County
      New York, USA
      Plot: SECTION VII SITE 71

      Maintained by: Kenneth Robison II
      Originally Created by: ShaneO
      Record added: Jan 01, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 82829485

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S1306] District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2016.
      Name Leon B. Kromer
      Birth Date 1877
      Age 30
      Spouse's Name Jane M. Stotsenburg
      Spouse's Birth Date 1889
      Spouse's Age 18
      Event Date 20 Mar 1907
      Event Place District Of Columbia

      "District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWMF-44K : accessed 20 April 2016), Leon B. Kromer and Jane M. Stotsenburg, 20 Mar 1907; citing District Of Columbia, reference 36430; FHL microfilm 2,108,440.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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