When searching different family trees on Ancestry.com, we came across this entry below which suggests that Walburga Stangl was from a royal family. She is shown as “von Stangel” in this tree and in others on Ancestry. The use of “von” before a family name signaled royalty at one time. Could it be that Paul … More Was Walburga Stangl from a royal family?
The following story appeared in the Chamer Zeitung newspaper following the dedication of Kraemer-Blattmeier historical marker in Irlach, Bavaria, May 26, 2016. The story has been edited somewhat and photos from the newspaper and elsewhere have been added. Exerpt from Chamer Zietung newspaper, 28 May 2016. A piece of history of our homeland Historical marker reminds … More Kraemers convene in Irlach, Bavaria to mark Paul Kraemer emigration 150 years ago
The story below appeared in the Bayerwald-Echo newspaper in Bavaria, Germany a few days before the dedication of an historical marker for the 150 year anniversary of the emigration of Paul and Walburga Kraemer from Bavaria to America. It has been translated by Christa Senft and better quality photos have been added. The Way Into … More Story about Paul Kraemer emigration in Bavaria newspaper
What and where is Fredonia? Fredonia is both a village and a township (red shading) in Ozaukee County about 35 miles north of downtown Milwaukee as can be seen on the map below. The township dates from 1847 when it was set off from the City of Port Washington. Fredonia Township was settled mainly by … More Why did Paul Kraemer go to Fredonia?
Irlach viewed from Waldmünchen Irlach and Tiefenbach are the two most important places in Germany related to the history of the Kraemers from Plain, Wisconsin. Irlach is a small farming village and Tiefenbach is a larger town, both in … More Where are Irlach and Tiefenbach, Bavaria?
Kraemer men and women married into other families and so these families are also part of our Kraemer history. These families include the Laubmeiers, Meisters, Ruhlands, and Weidners for the first generation of Kraemers in America. For the next generation, they include the families Bauer, Bayer, Brechtl, Eckstein, Frank, Haas, Hutter, Nachriner, Peters, Liegel, and Schwartz. The list … More Why do other family names show up in Kraemer history?
There are many Kraemers distributed around the world, but we focus here on the ancestors and descendants of Paul Kraemer and Walburga Stangl who came from the small village of Irlach in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria, Germany. We refer to them elsewhere as the “Wisconsin Kraemers.” Source: Prälat Josef Kraus, Treffelstein: Ein Heimatbuch: Herausgegeben von der Gemeinde … More Who were the Kraemers?
Are the Kraemers of Wisconsin and Minnesota related? The short answer is “yes” and more closely than many people realize. Their ancestors share a common Kraemer father but different mothers – a phenomenon that occurred in America as well due to the frequent death of women in childbirth. … More Are the Kraemers of Wisconsin and Minnesota related?
An historic event – Unveiling of historic marker at the location of former Kraemer family home in Bavaria. On Corpus Christi Day, Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm, a number of Kraemers from Plain, Wisconsin and Tiefenbach, Bavaria will meet for the unveiling of a historical marker at the site of the former Paul and Walburga Kraemer … More May 26, 2016, Irlach. Erection of historical marker celebrating Paul Kraemer emigration from Bavaria, Germany to America
When I first started looking into family history, I was told by various people that Paul Kraemer had come to America with a brother who stayed somewhere in New York. This notion was reinforced by a note made by Iris Kraemer Umhoefer in her 1962 Kraemer family tree (updated 1983) where she said a step-brother … More Did Paul Kraemer come to America with a brother or step-brother?