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Joachim Cronman
Born Joakim Cronman
circa 1630–1640
Died March 5, 1703(1703-03-05)
Nationality Swedish
Title Colonel
Spouse(s) Lunetta Makeléer (m. 1657–93)
Children Johan Cronman
Parents Hans Detterman Cronman (1590–after 1645)
Ursula Kordes (1600–1675)
Relatives Fritz Cronman, brother
John Hans Makeléer, father-in-law
Joachim von Rohr, grandson

Joachim Cronman (circa 1640 – March 5, 1703) was an owner of estates in Livonia and a Colonel for the Swedish Empire in the late 17th century.[1][2][3] He was the Commandant of the Neumünde fortress.[4][5][6]


Joachim Cronman was the son of Hans Detterman Cronman (1590–c1645). Hans was the war commissar for the Swedish Empire and Lord of Alatskivi in Swedish Livonia. Hans had been knighted as Lord Cronman by Christina, Queen of Sweden on March 9, 1638.[6][7] Joachim's mother was Ursula Kordes (1600–1675), and she was the daughter of Joakim Kordes and Ursula Gantschau.[6][8] His brother was Fritz Cronman and his sisters were Elisabeth Cronmann who married captain Johann Schulmann, landlord of Nova-Bura in Ingria;[9] and Anna Catharina Cronman I (1620–1685) who married Frans von Knorring (1626–1694).[5][10][11][12]

Joachim Cronman attended the University of Tartu.[13] He married Lunetta Makeléer (1639–1693) on August 9, 1657 in Göteborg, Sweden.[14] Lunetta was the daughter of Hans Makeléer, 1st Baronet who was the Lord of Gåsevadholm, and Hageby in Sweden.[15]

Together, Cronman and his wife had the following children:

  • Ursula Cronman (1660–1745), she married Christoffer Fredrik von Grothenhielm (1655–1705).[5]
  • Anna Catharina Cronman II (c1661–1661), who died as an infant
  • Johan Cronman (1662–1737), he became Governor of Malmö.[11]
  • Hedvik Elisabeth Cronman (1663–1699) who married Henrik Aminoff (1653–?).[5][16] After her husband's death she married Simon von Rohr (c1650–1721).
  • Anna Catharina Cronman III (c1660–1685) married Captain Hans Christoffer von Rohr (1627-c.1712) and had as their child: Joachim von Rohr (1678–1757), a Lieutenant Colonel and Commandant of the Dalarö fortress. Hans Christoffer von Rohr I was killed in action in the Battle of Narva.[10][12]
  • Eva Maria Cronman (1675–1706) who married rittmeister Arend Wilhelm von Rehbinder (?–1711), lord of the Jõesse manor in Martna Parish.[17][18]

Cronman became a Colonel on January 23, 1679.[19] He was later stationed at the Narva fortress.[20] On March 10, 1685 he was assigned to the Savolaks and Nyslott regiment.[3][11][21] He later served as Commandant of the Neumünde fortress.[4][11] He died on March 5, 1703 at Neumünde.[5][11]