William Hartman
Rebecca Clemens
(Cir 1834-1881)
Lucinda Hartman


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Levier Bitner Cramer/Creamer

Lucinda Hartman

  • Born: 10 Nov 1855, Lebanon Co., PA
  • Marriage: Levier Bitner Cramer/Creamer on 1 Jan 1878 in Hennepen Township, Putnam Co, Illinois
  • Died: 21 Nov 1915, Broken Bow Township, Custer Co., Nebraska at age 60
  • Buried: Custer Center Cemetery, Broken Bow, Custer Co., Nebraska

bullet  General Notes:

see notes on her father-in-law, Paul Creamer, for death record.

The obituary below names "Mrs. L. B. Cramer" as a daughter of William Hartman ...
Taken From the Putnam Record
Florid, February 24, 1915
Memorial of William Hartman
Mr. William Hartman was born at Union Deposit, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1834. Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.B. Deininger near Florid, February 16, 1915 at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 1 day. In 1855, he was united in marriage with Rebecca Clemens, who passed away May 9, 1881. To this union were born 4 children, Mrs. L.B. Cramer, Mrs. Jonathan Rudy, deceased, Amos, deceased, and Mrs. Kate Deininger. Later he was married to Mrs. Sophia Young of Granville, Illinois who survives him. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, two daughters, sixteen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mr. Hartman came to Putnam County in 1861 and was a resident here until his death. Early in life he united with the German Lutheran Church and was a member many years. Mr. Hartman always tried to be honest and an upright man with all of his neighbors. He having past from time into eternity on the testimony of all we say. He was an honest hardworking man. We reap what he has sowed. Many acres of timberland are now under cultivation giving food for the sower and bread to the eater as the result of his labor. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. Night comes when no man can work to all the glory of God.

Back page, December 1, 1915
Mrs. L.B. Cramer
We have been handed an account of the death of Mrs. L.B. Cramer, who was the daughter of the late William Hartman and a one time resident of Florid, taken from a Broken Bow, Nebraska paper which will be of interest to her many friends in this vicinity.
Mrs. L.B. Cramer died at her home in this city, Sunday, November 21, at 4:50 AM after an illness of eleven weeks. She was 59 years and 11 days old at the time of her death. The funeral was held at the Custer Center Church, Tuesday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Lucinda Hartman was born in Lebanon County, PA, November 10, 1856. She was married to Lavier B. Cramer, January 1, 1878 in Hennepin, Illinois and moved to Custer County in the year 1885 where she has resided until her death. To this union, eleven children were born, eight of whom are now living. They are Lee and Roy Cramer of Merner, John and Henry, Frank and Gilbert Cramer, and Mrs. Sadie Clark of Broken Bow and Mrs. Ella Rudy of Hennepin. Besides the husband and his children, she leaves 13 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Kate Deininger of Illinois. Mrs. Cramer was known by all as a kind hearted charitable woman and during her long residence in Custer County made a large circle of friends who will remember her as a good Christian woman. The funeral was conducted by Reverend A.G. Meyers and was quite well attended. The children were all present at the funeral except one daughter Mrs. Ella Rudy. Those coming a distance to attend were John Cramer, who now resides at York Nebraska., and Gilbert Cramer of Hennepin, IL. Mrs. Kate Deininger, a sister of Mrs. Cramer, also of Hennepin was here for the funeral.


Lucinda married Levier Bitner Cramer/Creamer, son of Paulus (Paul) Cramer/Creamer and Elizabeth Bashore, on 1 Jan 1878 in Hennepen Township, Putnam Co, Illinois. (Levier Bitner Cramer/Creamer was born in Nov 1851 in Illinois, died on 12 Sep 1924 in Hastings, Adams Co., Nebraska and was buried on 14 Sep 1924 in Custer Center Cemetery, Broken Bow, Custer Co., Nebraska.)

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