Benjamin Washington Cramer Sr

1 September 1794–5 December 1875 (Age 81)
Pine Grove, Pine Grove Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Benjamin Washington

When Benjamin Washington Cramer Sr was born on 1 September 1794, in Pine Grove, Pine Grove Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Kramer, was 26 and his mother, Catharina Christ, was 26. He married Margaret Elizabeth Jacoby on 1 March 1819, in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richland Township, Marion, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Wayne Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 5 December 1875, in Center Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Argos, Walnut Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Washington Cramer Sr
1794–1875
Margaret Elizabeth Jacoby
1793–1850
Marriage: 1 March 1819
Daniel James Cramer
1820–1898
Conrad J. Cramer
1825–1874
Catharine Cramer
1830–
Michael Cramer
1821–1864
Levi James Cramer
1824–1903
Jonathan P. Cramer
1828–1895
Benjamin W Cramer Jr.
1833–1904
William M Cramer
1839–1903

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 March 1819
Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

    Daniel James Cramer

    Male1820–1898Male

    Michael Cramer

    Male1821–1864Male

    Levi James Cramer

    Male1824–1903Male

    Conrad J. Cramer

    Male1825–1874Male

    Male1828–1895Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Kramer

    Male1768–1838Male

    Catharina Christ

    Female1768–1852Female

siblings

(6)

    William Henry Cramer

    Male1791–1872Male

    Male1791–Male

    Male1794–1875Male

    Daniel Kraemer

    Male1797–Male

    Maria Margreta Kraemer

    Female1800–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 9

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1816

Age 22

Indiana is the 19th state.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of German and Dutch Kramer or its German variant Krämer. It is also found in England as a Huguenot name, presumably with this origin.2 English: variant of Creamer 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • B W Cramer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benj Cramer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Cramer, "United States Census, 1850"

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