Biography of Joseph Kramer
Winona County, MN Biographies

JOSEPH KRAMER, farmer, was born in Baden, Germany, March 12, 1831. His father, Leonard Kramer, was born in Baden in 1801, and married Annie Mary Haaler, born in 1797. In 1851 they removed with their three sons, hereinafter sketched, to Hamburg, Erie county, New York, and engaged in farming, and in 1865 they removed with the elder son to Elba, where they both died, the latter having passed away October 26, 1871, and the former March 26, 1880. The subject of this sketch was in his twenty-first year when he came with his parents to America. He assisted his father in the management. of his farm, and removed with him to another farm in Cattaraugus county, New York. In 1853 he married Carrie Lindenmiller, who was born in Wurtemburg, October 6, 1827. Ever since his arrival in Elba he has been one of her leading representative farmers. He at first purchased ninety eight acres of land on Sees. 7 and 18, placing his residence on the former section, near a fine spring of water, and where he still dwells. This land was in a state of nature when he purchased, but was speedily improved. There are now large and handsome buildings and other improvements thereon. Subsequent purchases have added 160 acres to the landed domain, of which over 200 acres are under cultivation. Mr. Kramer was a member of the board of supervisors in 1870 and 1816; he is a democrat. The family enjoys and profits b the teachings of the Roman Catholic church at Elba, in which all are communicants. There are seven of the children, whose record of births, etc., is here appended: Joseph. born April 25. 1854, married Ellen Sands, and deals in merchandise at Elba; Ferdinand, born January 20, 1856, resides with parents; Caroline. born February 3, 1858. married John P. Arnoldy and lives at Rolling Stone; Annie, born March 11. 1859; Charles, born May 3, 1861; Mary, born November 7, 1864; Louisa, born July 21, 1867.

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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