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Krammers of Hamburg, S. C. & Augusta, GA
Posted by: Barbara Crites (ID *****9526) Date: February 08, 2004 at 12:37:24
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After placing my query asking for help on Gorgan Krammer/Kramer and George Kramer, both living in Augusta, Georgia during 1860's and after extensive research, I have answered my own question and would like to pass on the following info about these two men. They are not the same man. It is possible that Gorgan Krammer is the father of George...this is only one possiblity, not proven. I'll go into this thought later.

George Kramer, b. 1839, Maryland, d. after 7 June 1880 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware?, m. 1 Jan 1865, Augusta, Georgia, Eugenia V. Hill, b. 1839, Georgia. Only known child is Mary R. Kramer, b. 1867. This family is listed in Wilmington, Delaware in 1880 census.

George Kramer was pastor of St. James Methodist Church, located on Green Street in Augusta, Georgia during latter part of 1860's. (1865 +) He is not listed as pastor at this church in 1861 (pastor is listed as A. T. Mann) and first appears in newspapers as pastor in 1865.

My "stumbling block" is my gggfather Peter Straub, b. 1810 in Germany who first appears in Augusta, Georgia records ca. 1847. Peter m. # 1 Margaret Selena (maiden name unknown), b. 1810, Germany. Their only child was my great grandmother, Margaret Clara Straub, b. 1841. Margaret d. 1854. Peter m. 1855 #2, Barbara Meintzer, widow of Christian Meintzer.

I have researched Peter Straub for 20 years and cannot find anything about him before 1847. I need his parents and where he was born. Gargan Krammer(aka Gorgan Kramer and even known as Geo. Krammer) signed Personalty Deed with Peter Straub in Augusta, Georgia 7 June 1852 naming Peter Straub as Trustee of all his possessions so that his (Gargan's)wife, Paulina Krammer, would be provided for in case of his demise.

I am assuming that Peter Straub and Paulina are related (or it could be Peter Straub and Gargan Krammer), for Gargan to entrust the care of his wife and children to Peter. Gargan was a boot maker and lists his boot making equipment as "stock in trade" in this record.

All I know about Gargan Krammer is as follows: Gorgan Krammer, born, 1812, in Germany, arrived in U. S. 1836. He filed Intent papers 14 January 1845, age 32, in Augusta, Georgia. H. Mullinbrink and George Weigle received him, dated 1 July 1847.

G. Krammer is listed in 1852 Augusta, Georgia census, two males and 6 females.

"Geo" Krammer is listed in 1860 Hamburg, Edgefield County, South Carolina: Bootmaker. Wife: "P."(Paulina was b. 1822) 1 female child, "L", b. 1846. Male child "F", b. 1849. Female child "M.", b. 1850.
Male child "Wm.", b. 1851. Male child "L", b. 1856. Infant (female), b. 1859. Female named F. Lotterman, age 70 (b. 1790, Germany).

I have found three of his children in later census living in Augusta, Georgia. Frank, b. 1848-9, Matilda, b. 1850, and William, b. 1851.

29 Dec 1864, "Geo" Krammer is listed as Director of newly formed Fire Company in Hamburg, South Carolina.

I believe Gorgan aka Geo died early in 1865. City Directory, 1865-1866 city of Augusta, Georgia, This death date has not been proven. I draw conclusions from "Personalty Deed", 7 June 1852, for love and affection for his wife Paulina, Gorgan placed all shoemaking and repair possessions in care of Peter Straub to be held in trust for Gorgan's wife Paulina. The Augusta 1865-66 city directory lists Peter Straud (sic), "shoemaker" is possible that Gorgan Krammer died and Peter has the use of his materials...

Peter Straub was a saloon keeper in Augusta from about 1847 to his death in Nov. 1866 killed when a tree fell while he was riding down the street in Augusta crushing him and his carriage to pieces!

Peter Straub at the time of his death in 1866 was also proprietor of the LaFayette Race Course in Augusta with a man named "Acker".

Now for my thought that it is possible for Rev. George Kramer to be his son...Rev. Kramer was b. 1839 in Maryland and from Gargan Krammer's citizenship papers he arrived in 1836. Paulina was 10 years younger and could be his 2nd wife?

I would appreciate any help with this family. I am hoping a Krammer descendant will have knowledge of a Straub-Krammer connection and can help me. If I sound desperate, I am!


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