Biography of Charles Kramer
Winona County, MN Biographies

CHARLES KRAMER, farmer, was born in Baden, July 8, 1839. He attended school till thirteen years old, when his family removed to America. He attended an English school in New York during two winter terms; assisted his father on the farm till eighteen years old, and then worked out among neighboring farmers. In 1862 he came to Elba and bought 160 acres of land on Sec. 18, where his home now is. This land was wild, and during the first year after its purchase a portion of it was broken up. In the meantime he was employed by farmers in the vicinity, and worked two winters in Todd's sawmill, near by. The second year a crop was harvested and a small dwelling was erected on the farm. December 22, 1864, he was married to Louisa Roesler, who was born near Berlin, Germany, February 13, 1845, and settled on his farm, which has ever since been his home. By perseverance and industry he added to his possessions, and now has 395 acres of land, with model buildings and improvements. About 340 acres of his domain have been turned by the plow. Mr. Kramer was a member of the town board of supervisors in 1868 and chairman of that body in 1881-2. In politics he is a democrat. All the family is connected with the Roman Catholic church at Elba. Five children are included in the number, all residing at home. Their birth dates are as follows: Leonard, October 11, 1865; Emma, August 1, 1868; Edward, November 3, 1870; Frank, May 27, 1875; Clara, November 27, 1877.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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