Biography of Norman L. Cramer
Madison County, NY Biographies





Cramer, Norman L., was born in the town of Fenner, this county, October 15, 1844, a son of Andrew F., and Caroline (Button) Cramer. He was educated at Cazenovia Seminary, and at the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., from which he was graduated with the class of 1873. Mr. Cramer was engaged in the profession of teaching for a period of twelve years, his first position being that of instructor in the Ripley Female College at Poultney, Vt., where he remained one year. For three years he served as principal of the High School at Portland, Conn.; was principal of the High School at Grand Rapids, Mich., one year; and for seven years was principal of different schools in the State of Connecticut. Following this period he was engaged for three years in the office of the Shaler & Hall Quarry Company at Portland, Conn. In 1886 he came to Oneida and bought an interest in the leather goods business of E. E. Coe who had started in the early seventies. They continued one year under the firm name of Coe & Cramer, and Mr. Coe was succeeded by W. E. Phillips, forming the firm of Cramer & Phillips. After six years Mr. Phillips withdrew and was succeeded by Nelson G. Stark, forming the present firm of Cramer & Stark. In August, 1864, Mr. Cramer enlisted in Co. M of the Harris Light Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. He is a member of John R. Stewart Post, No. 170, G. A. R., and has served in nearly all the offices of this organization. Mr. Cramer married, in 1878, M. Josephine Cady, a daughter of Rev. William O. Cady, of Portland, Conn. Of this union is one son, Myron C. Cramer.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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