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Hi again, I was just wondering. . where did your Cramer ancestors originate from; did they come from Europe, and if so, do you know which country? Where they Catholic or Lutheran? I'm assuming not Catholic because they're buried in the Protestant cemetery in Plain. You probably know that Plain was first known as Cramer's Corners. They were one of the first settlers.

Added by Debbie on Jul 17, 2008 1:38 PM
I updated the page
Hello Colleen,

I fixed the error and hope everything is correct now. If not let me know.

I also added Catherine here:
Let me know if you see any errors.


Added by Debbie on Jul 16, 2008 2:59 PM
Tombstone photo
Hi Colleen,

Thanks for the dates! I found the tombstones photos here:

Scroll down to "May 30, 2005, Memorial Day."

I sent an email to the website owner requesting a jpeg of the photos and permission to post them at and am waiting for a reply.

Added by Debbie on Jul 16, 2008 9:06 AM
Joseph Cramer
We also have a tombstone photo for Joseph but can't read it. Do you happen to have his birth date & place; and death date and place?

Added by Debbie on Jul 15, 2008 3:09 PM
Joseph Cramer
Hi Colleen,

RE: Joseph Cramer:

I'm not related to the Cramer family, but do have some info in my database.

Joseph Cramer and wife Catherine had 7 children:
Jeremiah, Susan, Joh, Soloman, Adam, Julia, Mary.
Soloman is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin.

I don't have Catherine's maiden name, but she was born about 1787 in Pennsylvania, died Sept. 10, 1873, and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin. I added her maiden name Killinger to Joseph Cramer's page.

Following is some info I have; hope it helps with your research!

A History of Plain by Hildegarde Thering, page 5, paragraph 4:
On September 28, 1848 Sol Cramer located 320 acres in this area. In 1851 Adam Cramer, his son Joseph, Sol Cramer, and the mother of Adam and Sol Cramer arrived here from Ohio with wagon and the first team of horses to be seen here. In September 1851, Sol Cramer, a carpenter by trade, married Mary Ann Engel by Nathaniel Mitchell, Esq., at the home of her stepfather, John Born.
History of St. Luke's by Rev. John G. Laurer, page 3 of English translation:
"Cramer Brothers, whose father was Solomon Cramer, came in 1853 from Ohio to Plain."
Cemetery Inscription book of Sauk County, volume 6, pge 37:
CRAMER: Catherine d. Sept. 10, 1873 - 86y
1860 Wisconsin Federal Census, Franklin township, Sauk county, page 134:
Cramer, John, age 40, born Pennsylvania (born 1820)
Margaret, age 42, born Ohio, (born 1818)
George, age 15, born Ohio (born 1845)
Solomon, age 12, born Ohio (born 1848)
Catherine, age 5, born Wisconsin (born 1855)
Cramer, Catherine, age 74, born Pennsylvania (born 1786)
1870 Wisconsin Federal Census, Franklin township, Sauk County, page 163
enumerated June ?, 1870

Cramer, Adam, age 46, farmer, born Penn
Catherine, age 36, keeping house, born Wisconsin
Mary, age 8, attending school, born Wisconsin
Melinda, age 7, attending school, born Wisconsin
Ann, age 14?, at home, born Wisconsin
Joseph, age 12, attending school, born Wisconsin (born 1858)
1880 Wisconsin Federal Census, Franklin township, Sauk County, page 14:
Cramer, Adam, age 56, farmer, born Penn
Catherine, age 47, wife, keeping house, born Ohio
Wells, Thomas, age 75, father in law, dependent, born Kentucky
1880 Wisconsin Federal Census, Franklin township, Sauk county, LDS abstract:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Adam CRAMER Self M Male W 56 PA Farmer PA PA
Catherine CRAMER Wife M Female W 47 OH Keeping House KY OH
Thomas WELLS Father M Male W 75 KY KY VA

Source Information:
Census Place Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255446
NA Film Number T9-1446
Page Number 101B
"Early History of Plain and Surround Areas" by Herbert Liegel
[page 75 of the John B. & Barbara Schwartz Liegel book]
. . . Then Thomas Wells settled here in the fall of 1850, on Section 8, but later moved to the town of Westfield. Other settlers were E.A. Davidson, Samuel Richards, John Smith, Charles Lamb, John Noble, and Jerry Cooper, John and A. Cramer, N. Mitchel, J. Whities. The first death in the town was Mary Morgan. She died Oct. 4, 1847. The first birth was also recorded in the Morgan family. Phoebe Ann Morgan, June 23, 1851. . .
Added by Debbie on Jul 15, 2008 5:05 AM

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