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Lammert L. and Mary Kramer


In 1880 Tazewell County, Illinois, "Lambert" L. Kramer is 34, Mary 36, with John 4.

Lammert proved up a quarter in 30, 3N 47W in 1896, and timber-claimed one next to it in 1899.

In 1900 Harrisburg - Arapahoe County, Colorado - but only about ten miles southwest of Yuma, Lammert L. Kramer born Feb 1847, married 25 years to Mary Dec 1845, both born in Germany. He's a stock raiser, with Lammert L. Jr. Dec 1881 Illinois. (They're next to John Marley, whose son Kemper became Arizona's first billionaire.)


Mary Virginia Kramer died in 1902, buried in Yuma # 59034062 March 28, 1902 "Mrs. Mary Kramer died Tuesday night, about ten o'clock down at the Kramer ranch. Mrs. Kramer has been sick for a long while and did not have the proper medical attention, and proper care and attention that a human being should have. She had none of the blessings of this life her lot was a hard one here on earth. Let us hope, she has found rest in heaven. Services were hela in the Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Cameron officiating. Many friends gathered and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Yuma cemetery ."

August 21, 1903 Yuma Pioneer
" Mr. Kramer Died After a Brief Illness at His Home in Denver-Interment in Yuma Cemetery. L. L. Kramer, an old-time pioneer, died on Thursday evening, August 13, after a brief illness at his home in Denver. The body, escorted by his three sons, was brought here Sunday evening and a brief service was held in the Methodist church on Monday, Rev. Perry officiating. Interment in the family lot in the Yuma cemetery by the side of the wife and mother who died in March 1902. Mr. Kramer re-married last winter and moved U : Denver where he and Ben Ward were partners in the coal business at the time of his death. His estate is estimated to be worth from fourteen to sixteen thousand dollars, to be divided between his last wife and three sons."
FindaGrave # 50934060.


August 7, 1919 "Mrs. J.L. Wiese, who had been visiting with her daughter, Mrs. L. L. Kramer for a few days, departed last Thursday, bound for her home at Peoria, Illinois."


1920 "For Sale, 320 acres four miles south of Hyde.... formerly owned by John Kramer and is worth the money, $51 per acre."
1921 "John R. Kramer was down from Fort Morgan this week, visiting with relatives and friends."
March 16, 1922
The card of thanks was placed by brothers Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kramer and Henry Kramer

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LOUIS
September 6, 1907 "Bloomington Illinois, Sept. 4 — Louis L. Kramer came all the way from Yuma, Colorado, to marry a girl he had never seen. The bride was Miss Flora Weise, a pretty young woman of Tazewell county. The groom wrote to his aunt here, Mrs. Patterson, to put him in communication with a girl who would make him a good wife, as he was lonely on his ranch. Mrs. Patterson recommended Miss Weise, and a correspondence was begun. The girl was taken with the romance of the offer, and when photographs were exchanged and proved satisfactory, proposal quickly followed. An acceptance was written and then Kramer came to claim his bride. The marriage was celebrated the day after his arrival and the couple departed immediately afterwards for Yuma. "

December 1908 "Louis Kramer is about to resume the husking of his sod corn which is yeieding 15 bushels to the acre."

January 15, 1909 "Lewis Kramer positively forbids all rcckles hunters to further perambulate on his place because they prevent his happy rabbits from playing ring- around- a- posy round his corn pile , tug , and snap and catch em ."
Lue is a well driller in 1910 Washington County, Colorado, married two years to Florence, both born in Illinois. September 1910 "Lewis Kramer is building a new barn."

Next household is John L. 39, Illinois.
In 1920 Louis and Florence are living in Yuma, where he is a machine man in a hardware store.
In 1930 Yuma, Lewis, Florence and Vivian 8 are in Yuma. Louis is a windmill and well installer.

In 1940 Yuma County, Louis is 58, Florence 57, Vivian 19.
Louis is buried in Yuma - June 5, 1941 Pioneer


1942 "Miss Vivian Kramer, a student nurse in a Denver hospital, was visiting her mother, Mrs. Florence Kramer, last week."

Florence, born May 17, 1888, died in October 1983, last residence Lincoln, Nebraska.
October 13, 1983
Vivian Margaret Kramer was born Feb 22, 1921 to Louis L. Kramer and Florence Weise, dying as Vivian Woerner Feb 7, 2002.

November 17, 1988
JOHN
January 28, 1910 "Mrs. John Kramer and children and Mrs. Cora Smith left Saturday for Red Cloud, Nebraska, where Mr. Kramer is employhed as aagent for teh Burlington.
September 25, 1914 "Dr . Cavey reports the arrival of a baby boy at the home of Mr . and Mrs. John Kramer , nine miles southwest of Yuma ,- last Saturday , September 19 th . "
March 16, 1922


HENRY
September 1902
In 1910 Yuma, Henry is 28, employed in a general store, lodging with the Herman Reuter family.
August 26, 1910 "Last week a deal was cousumated wherein Henry Kramer disposed of his interest in the Reuter store to Harry P . Jones and F . O . Kldredge . The Reuter store is one of the largest stocks carried in Yuma and commands a large trade . Mr . Jones took posession of the stock and the company is preparing to yrcatly enlarge their store and will install a new accounting system as well as a new National cash register . They respectfully solicit . a share of your patronage ."

Henry L. Kramer married Roxanna Bussear Sept 7, 1910, recorded in Washington County, Colorado.
The Pioneer on September 16 wrote "Hail Columbus. Henry Kramer went and done it. Oh Henry !" March 24, 1911 - items from 1S 47W - "Henry Kramer and wife called on J.H. Haines and family Sunday."
1914 "Mrs. Henry Kramer departed last evening for a month's visit with relatives in Nebraska and Iowa."
Henry L. Kramer and Roxanne Kramer divorced in Washington County in 1918.

Henry L. Kramer married Florence M. Collins April 9, 1925, recorded in Cheyenne County, Colorado.

Henry L. Kramer and Florence M. Kramer divorced in Weld County in 1929.

1939 Henry Kramer of north of Greeley spent Memorial day here at the home of his brother, Louis Kramer."

In 1940 Weld County, Henry, 59, born in Illinois, is living alone.

June 7, 1945 "H.L. Kramer came from his home in Fort Collins to spend Memorial day in Yuma. Mr. Kramer lived in this community many years prior to 1917 and says he had the pleasure of meeting and visiting many old friends he had not seen in years."
February 2, 1956
1957 "Guests Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Laura Butcher were her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bench of Denver."

Henry is buried in Yuma # 50934058, 1880-1966.

Roxanna Bench was administrator of his estate.
Mrs. Roxanna Kramer, previously married, married Henry William Bench in Genesee County, Michigan September 4, 1931. She was born in Iowa to David Bussear and Doris Spray.
They're in Wiggins, Colorado in 1940, no children.

One heir was Helen M. Kramer Conklin, daughter, of Syracuse, New York. She might be the Helen M. Conklin in 1940 Syracuse, 28, born in Colorado, married to Ivan Conklin, 37, an trainman. They have Richard H. 1, born in New York.
Ivan was killed in a train accident in 1959, and Helen (Krammar) Conklin is buried in DeWitt, New York # 128017359.
The FindaGrave memorial says she died September 14, 2005 in Texas.
Roxanna "Bussar" Bench is buried there too, 1893-1975 # 128017265.
Doris S.Bussear # 48448612 is buried in Yuma - March 16, 1922

with David J. Bussear 1859-1919, # 48448608.
Jeptha Vincent Grove 1853-1923 # 49997347 is buried in Yuma, with Eva May Grove -1929
1924 Dallas Grove announced that the family had located at Salem, Oregon.
April 5, 1923
September 26, 1929


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