Anton Kramer is a native of
Vienna, Austria, born Aug. 26, 1843. He was educated in
his native county, and when he was twelve years old his
father died, leaving the support of the family to fall
upon him. In January, 1867, having heard much of the
broad prairies of the West, and not desiring to devote
the best part of his life to the support of the Austrian
Government, he came to the United States, choosing
Clayton County as the scene of his future labors. He
obtained employment in McGregor the first year, then came
to Elkader and embarked in his present businesss, that of
a butcher, and is meeting with the success that always
attends an honest effort. He was married in October,
1872, to Caroline Gerhlein, a native of Baden, Germany.
They have four children -- Fred, Louis, Katie and Henry.
Mr. Kramer is a charter member of the I.O.O.F., Elkader
Lodge, No. 304, also the Masonic fraternity, Blue Lodge,
No. 72, and Harmony Chapter, No. 41. He is one of the
representative citizens of this village.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 661
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