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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
G. M. Kriner, a representative agriculturist of Cream Ridge township was born in Clarence, Shelby county, Missouri, May 6, 1866, and is a son of Jeremiah and Henrietta Kriner, both of German ancestry. The father was for thirty years a resident of Shelby county and well known and popular there. He was prominent in the public life of this section, having served as tax collector of Rich Hill township, as road overseer and as director of schools and having been otherwise identified with the general progress and growth. He died in 1903, and is buried in the May cemetery. In his family were four children: G. M., of this review; J. C., a farmer of Rich Hill township; Lilly M., the wife of S. J. Hoge, connected with the real-estate, land and loan business in St. Louis; and Frank L., who is farming on the old homestead.
G. M. Kriner acquired his education in the Clarence school in Shelby county and later attended public school in Green Grove, Rich Hill township. After the age of fourteen he studied only during the winter months, assisting his father during the summers, and at the age of twenty-one discontinued his lessons entirely and began his independent agricultural career. He first rented land and cultivated it so successfully that in 1893 he was able to purchase a farm of his own, buying his present property of eighty acres on section 28, Cream Ridge township, This he has since improved with a fine residence, barns and outbuildings and upon it has carried on successfully general farming and stock-raising, being numbered today among the enterprising agriculturists of this part of the county.
On the 2d of September, 1892, Mr. Kriner was united in marriage to Miss Ida Sneary, a daughter of James and Mahala (Harmon) Sneary. Mr. and Mrs. Kriner have five children: Ray, who is assisting his father; Pearl, who graduated from district school, and Irene, Orville and Garnett, all of whom are attending school. Mr. Kriner gives his allegiance to the democratic party and has been several times a member of the board of school directors, although he never sought prominence in public affairs. Capable and reliable, his industry and well directed activity are bringing him a gratifying measure of prosperity.