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Anton Kramer
Boardman Twp.

Anton Kramer

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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