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?
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?