John (Andreas) Kroneberger was baptized Johannes at birth but was called “Andreas” for the first 30 years of his life in the German village of Dehler in Russia. He came to “America” (USA) in 1912.
During the 33 years of his life in his adopted American homeland, he used his legal birth name of John (English for Johannes). Very few of us ever understood the heartbreaking difficulties and the mental anguish that he endured for so many years in his endless efforts to get his family out of Russia.
This man called Andreas was not blessed as a person of financial riches, but repeatedly committed himself to incredible undertakings for his family. He feared no challenge! Regardless of the task, his approach was always, “there’s gotta be a way.” Most men would have refused to even consider the enormous obstacles he encountered along the way and said: “Forget it. That’s enough!” But not my Father! Once committed, he gave of himself over and over again.