KRAMER, Harm H. 1833-1911
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Date: 3/18/2017 at 10:46:13
Harm Kramer Dies Suddenly At Holland
Heart Disease The Cause
Was Found Dead in Bed Wednesday Morning
Harm Kramer, one of Grundy County's pioneers, was found dead in his bed at his home in Holland early Wednesday morning. Heart failure is believed to have been the cause of his death. Mr. Kramer had been suffering some from heart failure for the past three years and within that time he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Of late he had been able to be around as usual and seemed to be regaining some of his former strength. The night before his death he was about the town visiting with friends and he made no complaints of not feeling well when he went to bed. Mrs. Kramer who slept in an adjoining room got up at the usual time Wednesday morning and prepared her husband a cup of tea. It was only after he didn't respond when she called him that she learned he was dead. A physician was called at once and he said the man had not been dead more than two hours.
Funeral services will be held at the home at one o'clock Saturday. Later there will be services in the church at Holland.
Mr. Kramer was 78 years old. He was born in Eastfriesland Germany and came to this country forty-three years ago. He lived at Freeport a year and after that he and his family moved to Grundy county and up to twenty years ago they made their home on a farm in Colfax township. At that time the family moved to Holland where they lived continually since. Mr. Kramer was a man well liked and respected by his neighbors and others who learned to know him.
Mr. Kramer is survived by a wife, one son and a daughter. Another daughter, Mrs. Milf Meyer died some years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. John Frerichs of Holland and Chris Kramer of Mountain Lake, Minnesota.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1911, pg 1
Wife Finds Husband Dead
Heart Failure Is Cause Of Death--Harm Kramer of Holland is Discovered Dead When Wife Goes to Call Him to Breakfast
Wednesday morning the inhabitants of Holland were shocked to hear that Harm Kramer had passed away during the early hours of the morning.
Deceased had not been in the best of health for the past few weeks but on Tuesday he had been down town and also went out to his farm in the country and to a number of people with whom he talked he said he had not felt so good for a long time as he was feeling then.
Since he has not been feeling well his wife has occupied a separate bedroom and when she arose Wednesday morning she looked in at her husband and he appeared to be sleeping. She finished dressing and then, after the good old German custom, she went to make some tea; when the tea was made she went to his room and called him, saying: "Papa, the tea is ready." When he did not answer she took hold of him and discovered he was dead.
Coroner L. H. Carpenter was immediately summoned from Grundy Center and after viewing the body he pronounced death due from an attack of heart failure.
The deceased was about 78 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by his wife and two children, Chris Kramer of Minnesota, and Mrs. John Frerichs of Holland, besides a large number of grandchildren.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1911, pg 1
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