NEW BOOK COMING! The Other Cramers: Building a Wisconsin Community The family name “Kraemer” is well-known in Wisconsin for building roads, bridges and schools, churches, commercial and industrial structures and even R&D campuses. But what about “the other” Cramers whose name is spelled differently? The Village of Plain, 800 strong today, was called … More A community founded by German-Swiss Protestants with the name Cramer ended up in the hands of Bavarian Catholics. How did it happen?
Wisconsin Kraemers III: The Twentieth Century is the third in a series of books about the Kraemers of Tiefenbach and Irlach, Bavaria and Plain, Sauk County, Wisconsin. The first tells the story of the Kraemers from the first Kraemer who got married at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Tiefenbach, Bavaria in 1649 to the wedding … More Wisconsin Kraemers III is now available
Wisconsin Kraemers: History and Genealogy of the Kraemers of Bavaria and Plain, Wisconsin This three volume series covers the 360 year history and genealogy of the Kraemers from 1649 to 2000. The first known Kraemer got married at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Tiefenbach, Bavaria. He was not in construction or the professions as are … More Books on sale at Kraemer Reunion and Celebration of the 150 year anniversary of the Paul Kraemer farm, Plain Park, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 1:00pm, Plain, WI
Questions that people ask: When did Paul and Walburga Kraemer get to America? Was their journey uneventful or marked by something extraordinary? How did they get from New York to Wisconsin? Why did they first go to Fredonia near Milwaukee? How did they find the farm near Plain? Did Paul really build the log house and … More Wisconsin Kraemers II has just been published
New document from 1750 fills in a piece of Kraemer History Ken Kraemer The story below provides new information about the Kraemers in Bavaria – specifically about the great, great, great grandfather of Paul Kraemer. It also illustrates the kind of work and effort that goes into developing family history. The document was found by … More Michael Kraemer buys a house in Altenschneeberg and later #27 Irlach
By Ken Kraemer Many of you have probably seen the Kraemer family tree prepared by Marion Murphy Kraemer and Iris Kraemer Umhoefer a little over thirty years ago for the Kraemer Reunion in 1985. It was last exhibited at the unveiling of the new monument for Paul and Walburga Kraemer at the old St. Luke … More Kraemer family tree is being updated by Marty Kraemer
September 16, 2017, Kraemer families will convene at the Pavillion in the Plain Park to mark the 150th Anniversary of Paul and Walburga Kraemer settling on their farm on Butternut Road, Franklin Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin. The coordinators for the event are the Sylvester Kraemer family, but others are invited to participate in planning and … More 2017, September – 150th Anniversary Celebration of Paul Kraemer Farm
In 1867, Paul and Walburga Kraemer bought a farm that had been homesteaded in 1855 by Michael Weishan and his wife Katherine. What did a homestead look like after being lived on for ten years? What a homestead farm might have looked like Source: Hildegard Thering, History of Plain, 1984. The photo shows the old … More What did a homestead look like in the 1860’s
We are pleased to announce that the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Board of Curators and the Wisconsin Genealogical Society have chosen Wisconsin Kraemers for the Best Book Award for 2016. The award will be presented at the Fall Conference of the Society in October. This first volume tells the story of the Kraemers of Tiefenbach, Bavaria and … More Wisconsin Kraemers named best book in 2016
Homesteaders were usually the first occupants of virgin and wild land lands. Under the Homestead Act of 1862, the head of a household could obtain 160 acres of land free if he lived on it, built on it, improved it and farmed for at least five years. After that, he could apply to the Federal … More Was Paul Kraemer a homesteader?