IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

John Kramer
Boardman Twp.

John Kramer, one of the prominent business men of Elkader, was born in Vienna, Austria, Aug. 29, 1849. When a small boy his father died and he was thrown on his own resources, and when ten years old was able to support himself. In 1869, through the assistance of his brother Anton, he came to the United States and at once joined him in Clayton County. He was employed in his brother's butcher shop, and in 1872 was taken into partnership. In June, 1879, he married Alice Leonard, who was born in the city of New York, July 2, 1860. By this union there is a family of two children,-- Volentine, born Feb. 14,.1880, and David Henry Garfield, born Sept. 19, 1881. Mr. Kramer is a member of the I.O.O.F. Elkader Lodge, No. 304.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 661


Return to Biographies Index