Born: February 22, 1841, Scio, Michigan.
Died: March 9, 1931, at his home in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Buried: North Side Cemetery, Butler, Pennsylvania.
Cronenwett was the husband of Eva Catherine Helfrich.
A Lutheran pastor in Butler, Pennsylvania, he contributed to the 1880 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal 20 translations from German, and a number of original hymns.