Herman R. Kramer
- Born: 9 Sep 1885, Auburn, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Carrie Estelle Reichert circa 1908 in Pennsylvania
- Died: Aug 1969, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA. at age 83
1890 Schuylkill County, PA, Census Directory: Auburn Township
KRAMER, Lewis F., 39, fireman. Alice H., Herman R., Luther R.
The 1900 Federal Census for South Manheim Township, Auburn Borough, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, District 207, page 285A records Herman R. Kramer (Sept 1886) living with his parents Lewis F. (June 1860 - PA/PA/PA) and Alice H. (May 1864 - PA/PA/PA) Kramer and siblings Luther R. (Oct 1887), Annette R. (June 1893), and Stella R. (July 1896). Lewis is a farmer who has been married to Alice for 15 years. They have had 4 children all of whom are still living.
The 1910 Federal Census for Port Carbon, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, District 60, page 271A records Herman (24 - PA/PA/PA) and Carrie (18 - PA/PA/PA) Kramer with daughter Verna (1) living at 387 Second Street. Herman is a Car Repairman at a Car Shop and has been married for 2 years.
The WWI Draft Registration Card dated Sept 12, 1918 in Dauphin Co. for Herman R. Kramer records his date of birth as Sept. 9, 1885. He is living in Rutherford Heights, Dauphin Co., PA with his wife, Carrie Estella Kramer. He works as a Railroadman for the P. R. Railway Co. His physical description is tall in height and medium build with blue eyes and black hair.
The 1920 Federal Census Swatara Township, Dauphin Co., PA, District 146, Dauphin Co. Almshouse, page 201B records Herman R. Kramer (33 - PA) as a "prisoner". Most people living there are classified as "inmates". See notes on daughter, Verna, and son Luke, for 1920 census facts on his children.
The 1930 Federal Census for Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, District 24, page 69B records Herman R. (45) and Carrie E. (37) Kramer with children Luke R. (19), Katie I. (18), George L. (16), and Lloyd R. (15) renting a home at 214 East Locust Street. Herman has been married for 22 years and is a General Laborer. Luke works at an Ice Cream Plant.
The 1940 Federal Census for Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, District 20-31, page 497A, dated APril 18, 1940 records Herman R. (54) and Carrie (47) Kramer with daughter Katie (28) renting a home at 214 East Locust Street for $14 / month. Herman has completed 7 years of schooling and is employed as a Car Repairman for the Steam Rail Way Company earning $400 working 40 weeks during the last year. Carrie has completed 5 years of schooling and is not employed while Katie has completed 2 years of high school and is at Missionary School.
The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for Herman R. Kramer dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as Sept. 9, 1885 in Auburn, PA. He is living at 214 East Locust Street in Mechanicsburg, PA and the person to contact in case of emergency is Mrs. William D. Kile of 46 West Allen Street in Mechanicsburg [his daughter Verna's mother-in-law]. He is working for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Lucknow, Dauphin Co., PA and his physical description is 5' 7 1/2", 167 lbs with blue eyes, black hair and ruddy complexion.
Herman married Carrie Estelle Reichert, daughter of George J. Reichert and Kate E. Lengel, circa 1908 in Pennsylvania. (Carrie Estelle Reichert was born on 4 May 1892 in Auburn Borough, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, died on 7 Apr 1958 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA. and was buried on 11 Apr 1958 in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, Cumberland Co., PA.) The cause of her death was Coronary Occlusion.