Charles August Cramer

Brief Life History of Charles August

Charles August Cramer was born in 1817, in Lübeck, Germany. He married Mrs. Mary Cramer about 1845, in Lübeck, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Winnebago Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 5 January 1893, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 76.

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Charles August Cramer
Mrs. Mary Cramer
Marriage: about 1845
Carrie Fredreka Cramer
Charles Orestes Cramer
August William Cramer

Sources (3)

  • Charles Kramer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Kramer, "Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005"
  • Charles Cramer, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Kramer ‘shopkeeper or trader’ and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname in this form is also found in some other parts of Europe, e.g. in Britain and France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine).

English: variant of Creamer 1.

Americanized form of Polish Kramarz , Czech Kramář, Slovak Kramár, Slovenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian Kramar , and Slovenian Kramer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Will of Charles Cramer, 25 October 1890

In the name of God. Amen I, Charles Cramer, of Weber County, Utah Territory, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore …

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