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Frank Alfred Cramer

Male 1855 - 1935  (79 years)


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  • Name Frank Alfred Cramer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 25 May 1855  Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jan 1935  Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Buried Woodland Union Cemetery, Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • From the HISTORY OF VAN WERT COUNTY, OHIO AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, Thaddeus Stephens Gilliland, Editor

      "Frank A. Cramer was nine years old when his parents came to Pleasnt township and settled on the farm which is located just outside the city limits of Van Wart. He remained on the family homestead until he was 21 years of age, and in the meantime acquired a good common-school education. He then passed several years away from home, traveling over about 14 States, working at various occupations and having many adventures; but when he found himself 1,000 miles from home, with only three cents in his pocket, he wisely decided to return to that safe harbor as soon as possible. he met witha  ready and hearty welcome, and while not desiring to become a farmer, found this a fine and locality in which to learnt the carpenter's trade, and, for the past 12 years has been a leader at Van Wert in the building and contracting line. Prior to entering into business for himself, he worked for 13 years of one employer. About 1901 he built his own shop on Jackson street, whihc is a commodious establishment two stories in height, with dimensions of 48 by 50 feet. Mr. Cramer gives employment to from 12 to 15 ment, and has successfully carried through a number of very large contracts, at present erecting a $30,000 structure for the Central Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company, the finest building ever erected in the city.

      In 1882 Mr. Cramer was married to Kate P. Harris, daughter of Elijah and Ann Harris, of this county, and they have two children-Hazel and Milo. He is the owner of a beautiful family residence at No. 314 North Jefferson street, which he built, and now occupies; has a half interest in three other dwellings; is administrator of his father's estate, and is comtemplating the platting of the old homestead farm.

      Politically Mr. Cramer is a Republican. Fraternally he is a Mason and an Odd Fellow; religiously he is connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church and is one of the stewards.


      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X67Y-BTB
      name: Frank A Cramer
      titles & terms:
      event: Death
      event date: 29 Jan 1935
      event place: Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio
      residence: Van Wert, Ohio
      street address: 314 N Jefferson 2nd Ward
      gender: Male
      death age: 79y 8m 4d
      marital status: Married
      race: W
      occupation: Contractor, self
      birth date: 25 May 1855
      birthplace: ... Co., Ohio
      estimated birth year: 1856
      burial date: 01 Feb 1935
      burial place:
      cemetery: Woodland
      father: John Cramer
      father's titles & terms:
      father's birthplace: Penn.
      mother: Ann Shafer
      mother's titles & terms:
      mother's birthplace: Penn.
      spouse: Catherine Cramer
      spouse's titles & terms:
      reference number: fn 6977
      film number: 2022481
      digital folder number: 4001919
      image number: 1104
      Collection: Frank A Cramer, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1900 Census
      Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert Pleasant Twp
      Enumerated 15 Jun 1900
      SD 4 ED 89 Sheets 16A and 16B Stamped 175
      131-379-395
      Cramer, Frank A Head W M May 1855 45 M 18 Oh Pa Pa Carpenter
      Cramer, Katie P Wf W F Dec 1862 38 m 18 3/2 Oh Oh Oh
      Cramer, Hazel B Dtr W F Aug 1883 16 S Oh Oh Oh At School
      Cramer, Milo A Dtr (sic) W F (sic) Sept 1887 12 S Oh Oh Oh At School
    Person ID I6759  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Johannes "John" Cramer,   b. 9 Oct 1821, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1912, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Ann Eve Shaffner,   b. 17 Sep 1830, Crawford County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1901, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1847  Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F3323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine "Kate" P. Harris,   b. Dec 1862, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1953  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1882  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Hazel B. Cramer,   b. Aug 1883, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1970  (Age ~ 86 years)
     2. Silvy Cramer,   b. 12 Sep 1884, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1884, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Milo A. Cramer,   b. 20 Sep 1887, Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F3331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S888] FamilySearch.org, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert Pleasant Twp Enumerated 15 Jun 1900 SD 4 ED 89 Sheets 16A and 16B Stamped 175 131-379-395 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 34606153 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth 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 1860 Federal Census.), Ohio, Seneca County, Bloom Twp, PO Bloomville Enumerated 28 Jun 1860 Page 79 600-567 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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.), Ohio, Van Wert County, Fourth Ward Van Wert Enumerated 14 Jun 1880 Page 31 SD One ED 151 Cherry Street 3 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S547] Cramer, Dean-Family Researcher (dcramer@primus.al.net).

    7. [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, Vol 1, p 154 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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).