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Sarah Ann Cramer

Sarah Ann Cramer

Female 1834 - 1924  (89 years)

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  • Name Sarah Ann Cramer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 29 Apr 1834  York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Feb 1924  Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Avis Smith had the following comments about her grandmother: "Sara Cramer was from a Pennsylvania Dutch family. She was a widow and had two sons that had died. Her parents were farmers and congregationalists. They had lived in Finley, Ohio before the family moved to Lake Odessa, Michigan. She was a descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier. When married to Augustus Eliot, they had three daughters: Ida, Flora, and Ellen."

      Augustus Elliott's pension application, as well as her widow's application, state that she had never been married before. Avis's other grandmother, Mary Ann Smith, was twice widowed. Perhaps this is who she was thinking of. Sarah and Augustus did have two sons who died young, and another son who appears to have been stillborn. This might also account for the discrepency in Avis's recollections.

      At the time of the 1860 census, she was living in the home of her elder brother, Henry Cramer. She was listed as a "domestic" apparently helping her sister-in-law care for the home and children.


      Death Index listing
      Volume 7, page 427

      Sarah Ann Eliott - died Feb. 2, 1924, Female, white, widow. Age 88y, 9m, 3d. Died of Arterial Sclerosis. Born: PA Housewife. Parents: J. Cramer & ------ Sloat.
    Person ID I137  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johannes "John" Cramer, Sr.,   b. 25 Aug 1791, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1856, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Catharina Schlott,   b. 20 Jul 1794, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1854, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1816  York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Augustus E. Elliott,   b. 18 Apr 1838, Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1921, Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1861  Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 12, 13
    • "Augustavus Elliott and Sarah Klemur licensed to marry August 16, 1861 O.C. Zeller, Clk"

      "The State of Ohio, Seneca County, I certify that I this day soleminized the marriage of Augustus Elliott with Sarah A. Cramer. Witness my hand this 18 day of August A.D. 1861 A.B. Roe VDM. Certified and Recorded September 16, 1861 O.C. Zeller, Clk." Recorded in Vol. 5, page 419.

      On his pension application, Augustus states that he and Sarah were married by Rev. Poe of the M.E. Church, Seneca County, Ohio on 18 August 1861. Dean Cramer shows they married in Fostoria.
    Children 
     1. Willie Elliott,   b. 22 Apr 1862, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     2. Flora J. Elliott,   b. 7 Feb 1865, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1962, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     3. Ida Alice Elliott,   b. 13 Dec 1866, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1946, Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Charles W. Elliott,   b. 1 Apr 1868, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1939, Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Ella Irene Elliott,   b. 18 Aug 1870, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1953, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Infant Son Elliott,   b. 28 Oct 1874, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1874, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Clinton Elliott,   b. 12 Sep 1876, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1883, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Photos
    Elliott, Augustus and wife Sarah Cramer
    Elliott, Augustus and wife Sarah Cramer
    Augustus and Sarah were married in August, 1861, one year before he was enrolled in the Union Army, in the 123rd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers at Fostoria, Ohio.
    Documents
    Cramer, Sarah Ann and Augustus E. Eiliott 1861 Marriage License
    Cramer, Sarah Ann and Augustus E. Eiliott 1861 Marriage License
    Seneca County, Ohio Marriage Record "Augustavus Elliott and Sarah Klemur licensed to marry August 16, 1861 O.C. Zeller, Clk" The record was certified and recorded on September 10, 1861.
    Headstones
    Elliott Family Plot Marker, Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan
    Elliott Family Plot Marker, Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1834 - York County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Aug 1861 - Seneca County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 1924 - Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    _Cramer, Sarah Ann
    _Cramer, Sarah Ann
    Wife of Augustus Elliott
    B. 1834 Pennsylvania D. 1924 Michigan
    Elliott Home
    Elliott Home
    Labelled simply as "Elliott Home," this was first assumed to be the home that Augustus & Sarah Elliott shared with their daughter and son-in-law, Ida & Bert Smith. The two families shared a home from about 1910 to 1940, which was located at 501 Taylor Street, in Grand Ledge, Mich. The home that was originally at 501 Taylor has since been torn down, but photos of a home that appeared to be at that location in the 1930's differed significantly. Possibly this was their home in Lake Odessa, Michigan? ANY ASSISTANCE IN PINPOINTING THE LOCATION OF THIS HOME, WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNKNOWN, WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

    Documents
    Elliott, Augustus E. Civil War Pension Application, List of Dependants
    Elliott, Augustus E. Civil War Pension Application, List of Dependants
    As part of his pension application, Augustus had to provide information about himself, his marriage, and a list of all children, living or dead
    Cramer, Sarah Ann, (Mrs. Augustus Elliott) Death Certificate
    Cramer, Sarah Ann, (Mrs. Augustus Elliott) Death Certificate
    Michigan Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Elliott, Sarah A. (Cramer)
    Elliott, Sarah A. (Cramer)

  • Sources 
    1. [S331] Benkelman, Avis Smith-Interview by Granddaughter Melinda McLemore Strong ca 1976.

    2. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Ohio, Seneca County, Louden Twp Enumerated 24 Sept 1850 Rome 85-85 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1484] Ancestry.com - Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900.

    4. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Michigan, Ionia County, Odessa Twp Enumerated 10 Jun 1880 Page 25 SD 2 ED 103 Sheet 323 A 231-236 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1539] Cramer, Clarence E. "The Family of Johan Helfer Cramer (Revolutionary War Pension W-2762) With Historical Background", (Preliminary Draft Presented at The John Cramer Family Reunion, Bascom, Ohio, August 22, 1943. Copyright 1944. Clarence Cramer, author, was a resident of Chicago, Illinois, and indicated that his book was prepared 'with the assistance of the Combined Relationship.' Copy of this manuscript is at the Historical Society of York County, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403, and a xerox of certain sections in the files of Melinda McLemore Strong, San Antonio, Texas.), p. 57-a (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S672] Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington DC, January 2, 1915 Pension Application for Augustus E. Elliott , Grand Ledge, Michigan (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S29] State of Michigan, Department of State, Division of Vital Records, Death Certificate.

    8. [S672] Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington DC, January 2, 1915 Pension Application for Augustus E. Elliott , Grand Ledge, Michigan, Shows DOD as February 25, 1924 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S170] Lakeside (Lakewood) Cemetery transcription, Lake Odessa, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan; http://ionia.migenweb.net/cem.htm#Odessa, This transcription shows her DOD as 2-5-1924 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S80] Family Archive CD #450 County and Family Histories: Ohio 1780-1970 (c) Broderbund Software, Inc October 31, 1998, Disk 4 Mercer, Van Wert Counties Volume II, p 154 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1539] Cramer, Clarence E. "The Family of Johan Helfer Cramer (Revolutionary War Pension W-2762) With Historical Background", (Preliminary Draft Presented at The John Cramer Family Reunion, Bascom, Ohio, August 22, 1943. Copyright 1944. Clarence Cramer, author, was a resident of Chicago, Illinois, and indicated that his book was prepared 'with the assistance of the Combined Relationship.' Copy of this manuscript is at the Historical Society of York County, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403, and a xerox of certain sections in the files of Melinda McLemore Strong, San Antonio, Texas.), p. 53, 56, 57-a (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S356] Seneca County Marriage Records, Augustus Elliott to Sara Cramer, Vol 5, page 419.

    13. [S80] Family Archive CD #450 County and Family Histories: Ohio 1780-1970 (c) Broderbund Software, Inc October 31, 1998, Disk 4, Mercer Van Wert Counties, p 154 (Reliability: 3).