John Wesley Cramer (1861 - 1952)

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John Wesley Cramer
1861 - 1952
updated February 06, 2019
John Wesley Cramer, father to 4 children, was born on February 9, 1861 in Mt Holly Springs, Pennsylvania. He was baptized at Miller Memorial Hospital, Chappell, Nebraska. He married Alice Nailor, and they gave birth to William Worth Cramer, Jacob Andrew Cramer, and Maude Elenora Cramer. He had Virginia E Cramer with an unlisted spouse. John died on December 25, 1952 in Chappell, Nebraska at age 91.

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John Cramer was born on in Mt Holly Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania United States


John Cramer died on in Chappell, Deuel County, Nebraska United States 69129

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at Oak Creek Cemetery, in Raymond, Lancaster County, Nebraska United States 68428


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at Miller Memorial Hospital, in Chappell, Deuel County, Nebraska United States 69129

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Miller Memorial Hospital, in Chappell, Deuel County, Nebraska United States 69129


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John Wesley Cramer & Alice Barbara (Nailor) Cramer


Alice Barbara (Nailor) Cramer
around Aug 17, 1866 - around May 29, 1934
Chappell, NE, United States


William Worth Cramer
Jan 18, 1888 - Jul 31, 1959
Jacob Andrew Cramer
Born: Nov 14, 1889
Maude Elenora Cramer
Apr 2, 1892 - around December 1952

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Virginia E Cramer
Jun 22, 1886 - Jun 22, 1886


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Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1953

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVI , Number 1 - January 6, 1953 --- page 22

Cramer. --- John Wesley, was born Feb. 9, 1861, at Mount Hollysprings, Pa.; died at the Miller Memorial Hospital, Chappell, Nebr., Dec. 26, 1952; aged 91 y. 10 m. 17 d. His early years were spent at his birthplace in Pennsylvania where he was married to Alice Nahlor. In 1906 he took up farming near Raymond, Nebr. The last nine years he spent at Chappell, where he made many friends among the folks of the community. The last years and a half of his life he was afflicted with paralysis. While in the hospital he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. He lived a life of faith and devotion to the Lord and left a bright testimony as he passed peacefully into the next world. He was preceded in death by his wife and one daughter (Mrs. Maud Williams). Surviving are 2 sons (William W., Lincoln, Nebr., and Jacob A., San Jose, Calif.), 15 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Chappell Mennonite Church by Fred Gingerich and John Roth. Interment was made in the family burial plot near Raymond, Nebr.

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In 1861, in the year that John Wesley Cramer was born, on January 29th, Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. After skirmishes - often very bloody - between abolitionist and pro-slavery groups within the state, Kansas entered the Union as a free state.

In 1873, John was merely 12 years old when on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1915, John was 54 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1945, by the time he was 84 years old, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1952, in the year of John Wesley Cramer's passing, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

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