|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1877|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1938|
September 12, 1938 edition Freeport Journal Standard
Dado C. Cramer, 61, a lifelong resident of Freeport, passed away at his home, 330 West Homer Street, Sunday afternoon (September 11, 1938) following an illness of several months. He had been confined since last April. Funeral services will be conducted at the Eichmeier and Becker Funeral Home, West Stephenson Street, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Edwin A. Arends, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Church will conduct the services and interment will be made at Oakland Cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home.
Dado C. Cramer was born in Freeport June 19, 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad D. Cramer. He was educated in Freeport schools and in his boyhood days was one of the leading baseball pitchers of this section, pitching for various Freeport teams back in the old days when the games were played in the Cramer pasture, north Foley Avenue, and on the old Grant brickyards. He always retained his interest in baseball and was an ardent admirer of the Chicago Cubs. He also contributed financially to various Freeport baseball teams.
Mr. Cramer operated a tavern and cigar store in the New York hotel building, East Main Street, for 35 years, his place having been headquarters for many of the city's leading baseball enthusiasts. Possessed of a gracious disposition and always willing to aid those in need Mr. Cramer had hundreds of friends throughout the community. He was confirmed in St. John's Evanglical Church and was a member of Freeport aerie of Eagles.
His marriage to Miss Mary Knauff took place in 1906. Survivors are his wife and one son, Dado, Jr. There is also one granddaughter. His father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Cramer, also survive, as do a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Arthur Schmich, Conrad and John Cramer, all of Freeport. His mother and one brother, Charles Cramer, preceded him in death.
Conrad D. Cramer (1850 - 1941)
Wilhelmine Wiening Cramer (1857 - 1911)
Created by: Alice Horner
Record added: May 20, 2009
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