Johann Heinrich (Henry) Cramer/Creamer
(Cir 1752-Cir 1811)
Eva Maria Maisch
(Cir 1760-Cir 1805)
George Cramer/Creamer
(Abt 1789-1853)
(Abt 1789-1869)
Paulus (Paul) Cramer/Creamer
(Cir 1817-1886)


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Elizabeth Bashore

Paulus (Paul) Cramer/Creamer

  • Born: Cir 1817, York Co., Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Bashore circa 1841
  • Died: 1 Oct 1886, Broken Bow Township, Custer Co., Nebraska at age 69
  • Buried: Custer Center Cemetery, Broken Bow, Custer Co., Nebraska

bullet  General Notes:

The 1850 Federal Census for Hampden, Cumberland Co., PA records Paul (32) and Elizabeth (26) Cremer with children Mary Jane (8), Sarah Ann (6), John (3), and Claretta (1). Paul is a Stone Mason.

The 1860 Federal Census for Hennepen Township, Putnam Co, Illinois, page 483 records Paul Cramer (42 - PA) and his wife Elizabeth (38 - PA) and children Mary Jane (16 - PA), Sarah Ann (14 - PA), John M. (12 - PA), Claretta (10- PA), Lorin B. (8 - Illinois), and Alonza (4 - Illinois). Also in the household living with his brother is David Cramer (32 - PA). Both Paul and David are Stone Masons.

The 1870 Federal Census for Randolph Township, McLean Co, Illinois, Heyworth P.O., page 641 records Paul Cramer (52) and his wife Elizabeth (46) and children Levi (19 - Illinois), John (23 - PA), Ida M. (8 - Illinois), Mary J (20 - Illinois), and Walter (8/12 - Illinois). Paul is now a farmer. John is married to Mary J. and Walter is their son.

The 1880 Federal Census for Hennepen Township, Putnam Co, Illinois, District 231, page 283A dated June 16, 1880 records Paul Cramer (62 - PA/PA/PA) and his wife Elizabeth (55 - PA/PA/PA) and son Levier B. (27 - Illinois) with his wife Lucida (22 - PA) and their children Leeonas (1) and John W. (6/12 - Sept). Paul has no occupation and Levier is farming. They are one page over from their son John and his family in this census record.

The 1885 Nebraska State Census for Victoria Township, Custer Co., page 1, dated June 15, 1885 records P. Cramer (67 - PA/PA/PA) with his wife Elizabeth (58 - PA/PA/PA). The form reports that Paul has been unemployed for 19 motns due to "loss of limb". He is listed as "Maimed, Crippled, Beddridden, or otherwise disabled". Next door is Paul's son, L. [Levier] Cramer (33 - IL/PA/PA)and his wife Lucinda (28 - PA/PA/PA) with their children Lee (6 - IL), John (5 - IL), Henry (2 - IL), and Sarah (11/12 - IL).

: ... Census records establish resonable certainty to Paul's parentage, however,to firmly document Paul Cramer as the son of George Cramer, see general notes on Henry Cramers' son, George, as well as notes on Henry's sister, Mary. Mary's 1892 will names Paul Cramer as her brother as well as Samuel Cramer (of Nebraska). Also named in the will as brothers are David Cramer and Obadiah Cramer.

December 1, 1881 - Hennepin
At Paul Cramer's sale on last Saturday, we notice quite a number of relic hunters and the way they bid up on the old trash was a caution to those who were not anxious. Some went home comforted while not a few were perfectly satisfied. The property as a rule sold for more than it was worth.

See notes on his wife, Elizabeth Bashoe, for her obituary that tells of the family leaving for York Co., Nebraska in 1881.

Mrs. SARAH M. CASSELL, under date of December 19, 1904, P.A. Cassell writes us from Pomona, California of the death of his wife Mrs. Cassell. Mrs. Cassell was a DAUGHER OF PAUL CRAMER and after her marriage to P.A. Cassell, lives just west of Florid. Mr. Cassell send us the following clipping from his home paper.......Mrs. Sarah M. Cassell , wife of P.A. Cassell of Long Beach, California, died at Elsinore on December 12, at the age of 60 years. The remains were brought to Pomona yesterday and funeral sevices will be conducted by Reverend T.H. Cornish from the Baptist Church, corner of 4th and Elm Streets and 2:00 on Friday afternoon, December 16. Mrs. Cassell leaves a husband and one daughter, Mrs. G.M. Herron of Pomona.

It appears that sometime after Paul's death, his wife, Elizabeth Bashore Cramer, moves to York Co., Nebraska to live with her married daughter Ida May [Cramer] Hetrick: The 1900 Federal Census for McFadden Township, York Co., Nebraska, District 177 records the widow Elizabeth Cramer (June 1825 - PA/PA/PA) living in the home of her son-in-law Walter Hetrick (June 1859 - Illinois) with his wife Ida May (June 1860 - Illinois) with their children Mable (Oct 1882), Mattie Pearl (Sept 1884), Chester (Dec 1886), Ollie (July 1888), Hattie (Sept 1890), Clyde (June 1892), and Myrtie (Jan 1896) living on Stones Street. Walter and Ida May have been married for 22 years and have had 10 children all of whom are still living. Walter is a grain buyer.
However, at first it appears that this is probably not OUR Cramer family in that the 1880 census records an Elizabeth Cramer living with Walter and Ida in Nebraska ... thus with the 1880 census record for Paul and Elizabeth in Illinios gives the indication that Elizabeth could not be in both locations in 1880 and thus they are not the same Elizabeth Cramer. HOWEVER, the 1880 Federal Census for York Co., Nebraska, District 130, page 511A dated June 4, 1880 records Elizabeth Cramer (55 - PA/PA/PA) living with her son-in-law Walker Hetrick (22 - Illinois/PA/PA) with his wife Ida M. (20 - Illinois/PA/PA) and children Mode (1) and Carrie (3/12 - Oct). Elizabeth is listed as married, so, perhaps she is OUR Elizabeth Cramer and is visiting her daughter and new born grand child. Also, both Elizabeth Cramers report that they can read but can not write! It seems to me as though THIS IS OUR Elizabeth Creamer!!!
CUSTER CENTER CEMETERY, Custer County, Nebraska
Made available to The USGenWeb Archives by Randy and Jeri Jones - This is a public cemetery and is accessible from road. Travel 41/2 miles northwest of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska on Hwy 2, then go 1/2 mile east on the gravel road.

Cramer, Paul died Oct 1, 1886, aged 79 ys & 11 ds (The 79 is probably a transcription error - 69 is closer to the correct age)
Cramer, Levier B., "Father, 1851-1924
Cramer, Lucinda, "Mother" 1856-1915
Cramer, Augusties, 1890-1904
Cramer, Annie, 1886-1891
Cramer, Frank, "Father", Jan 17, 1888 - Aug 4, 1956 (B.P.O.E.marker)
Cramer, Mabel C., "Mother", Sep 26, 1890 - Oct 14, 1921
Cramer, John W. Pvt. Nebraska U.S. Army, June 1, 1934, (WorldWar Vet Marker)
Cramer, Wanda D., dau. of Gilbert Cramer, Aug 20, 1923 - Aug 27,1923
Cramer, Lee Earnest, 1879-1943
Laura Bell 1894-1978

bullet  Research Notes:

The following records establish the George & Elizabeth Cremer/Cramer/Kramer/Creamer family in York Co., PA. George's sister, Elizabeth Cremer married Paul Geer/Gehr. George is buried in the Paul & Elizabeth Gehr Family Cemetery [Monroe Woods Farm Graveyard, Lower Allen Township, Cumberland Co., PA].
York County, Pennsylvania, 1801-53: Trinity Reformed Church

Paul Geer Father Baptism
Anna Geer Mother Baptism
Barbara Geer Baptized Baptism
Barbara Geer Sponsor Baptism

Paul Geer Husband Marriage
Elisabeth Geer Wife Marriage
Elisabeth Kramer Wife Marriage

Georg Kraemer Father Baptism
Georg Kraemer Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Kraemer Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Kraemer Mother Baptism
Sarah Kraemer Baptized Baptism
Sarah Kraemer Born Birth

George Kremer Father Baptism
Elisabeth Kremer Mother Baptism
Andreas Kremer Baptized Baptism
Andreas Cramer Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Cramer Sponsor Baptism
Andreas Kremer Born Birth

George Creiner Father Baptism
George Creiner Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Creiner Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Creiner Mother Baptism
Maria Creiner Baptized Baptism
Maria Creiner Born Birth

Georg Cremer Father Baptism
Georg Cremer Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Cremer Sponsor Baptism
Elisabeth Cremer Mother Baptism
Paulus Cremer Baptized Baptism
Paulus Cremer Born Birth

Henry Kremer Father Birth
Mary Kremer Mother Birth
Mary Kremer Sponsor Birth
Anna Maria Kremer Born Birth


Paulus married Elizabeth Bashore, daughter of Jacob Bashore and Catherine, circa 1841. (Elizabeth Bashore was born on 18 Nov 1824 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, died on 13 Jul 1908 in Florid, Putnam Co., Illinois and was buried in Florid Cemetery, Putnam Co., Illinois.)

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