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Michael John CRAMER
Mary Frances GRANT
Husband:  Michael John CRAMER / Johann Michael KRAMER
Birth:  6 Feb 1835, Schaffhausen, canton Aargau, Switzerland
Death:  23 Jan 1898, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
Migration:  1845, to America with his father; settled in Cincinnati
Education:  1860, graduated Ohio Wesleyan; 1873, D.D., Syracuse; 1895, LL.D, Ohio Wesleyan
Military Service:  U.S. Army chaplain
Occupation:  printer, clergyman, professor, diplomat
Brother:  Jacob CRAMER / KRAMER, b. 1836/7, Germany? Schweiz?
Father:  John Jacob CRAMER / Johann Jacob KRAMER, b. 1799/1800, Germany? Schweiz?
Mother:  Magdalene BOWMAN
Marriage:  27 Oct 1863, Covington, Kenton Co., KY
Wife:  Mary Frances GRANT
Birth:  28/29 Jul 1839, OH — either in Georgetown, Brown Co., OH, or Bethel, Clermont Co., OH
Death:  5 Apr 1905, East Orange, Essex Co., NJ
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jesse Root GRANT
Mother:  Hannah SIMPSON
Children — born in Covington, Kenton Co., KY:
1.  Clara Virginia [Pierce?] CRAMER, b. 17 Oct 1864; d. 24 Aug 1894, East Orange, Essex Co., NJ
2.  Jesse Grant CRAMER, b. 26 Aug 1869
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; SZ, CH, CHE, AG, Schweiz; FRG, Germany; DEU, Deutschland; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Penn., Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Cincinnati, OH, is just across the Ohio River from Covington, KY):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Michael John CRAMER
Birth: 06 Feb 1835, Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Death: 23 Jan 1898
Father: John Jacob CRAMER; Mother: Magdalene BOWMAN
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Michael KRAMER (æ 15, b. Germany; printer) is living in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH (p. 86B), with his father, Jacob KRAMER (æ 50, b. Germany; tailor), and a brother, Jacob KRAMER (æ 13, b. Germany).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #81 of 132):  Delaware P.O., City of Delaware, Delaware Co., OH, Roll M653_957, p. 180, PN 228, 1666/1674, enumerated 27 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
N J Cramer 25 M   Student     Germany
Our subject should be just graduating from Ohio Wesleyan Univeristy, in Delaware, OH.  He's living with the family of Mathias ZOY/GOY, clergyman.

4a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Michael, but we would expect him to be in Denmark.

4b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 81):  Covington P.O., Covington (First Ward), Kenton Co., KY, Roll M593_478, p. 321B, PN 28, enumerated 15 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 19
180 191 Grant Jesse R 76 M W Retired Farmer 8000 1200 Pennsylvania       /
    _____ Hannah 71 F W Keeping House    300 Penn        
    Cramer Mary 30 F W At home    300 Ohio        
    ______ Clara P  5 F W       Kentucky /      
    ______ Jesse G 10/12 M W       Ky /   Aug  
    Cornealy Ann 17 F W Domestic     "        
    Karney Cathrin 16 F W Nurse     England / /    

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but we would expect them to be in Denmark.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 42):  347 William, East Orange (Ward 2), Essex Co., NJ, Roll T623_968, p. 92A, SN 2, SD 2, ED 174, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
* 347 26 36 Corbin Virginia G Head W F Feb 1832 68 Wd 1 0 OH PA PA     Y Y Y R H
      Cramer Grant Sister W F Jul 1839 60 Wd 2 1 OH PA PA     Y Y Y    
      Snider Lora O Boarder W F Mch 1873 27 S     NY NY NY Teacher School 7 Y Y Y    
      Hill Catherine Servant B F Jan 1869 31 Wd 2 0 NC NC NC Servant 0 Y Y Y    
*William

8.  Rossiter Johnson, ed.  1904.  The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.  The Biographical Society, Boston (online at GoogleBooks.com; no pagination evident):
CRAMER, Jesse Grant, educator, was born at Covington, Ky., Aug. 26, 1869; son of Michael John and Mary Frances (Grant) Cramer; grandson of Jesse R. and Hannah (Simpson) Grant; great-grandson of John and Sarah Simpson; and nephew of Gen. U.S. Grant.  He studied at Boston university, 1885-86, and was graduated from the University of the city of New York in 1889, delivering the Latin salutatory.  He attended Columbia college law school, 1889-91; was instructor in the French, German, Greek and Latin languages at the Flushing (L.I.) institute, 1891-92, and instructor at Short Hills, N.J., 1892-93.  In 1894 he was appointed instructor in French and German in Lehigh university, and was a student of ancient languages at the University of Leipzig, 1897-99.
CRAMER, Michael John, diplomatist, was born near Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 1835; son of Jacob and Magdaline Cramer.  The family originally went to Switzerland from Sweden.  In 1845 he was brought to America by his father, who settled in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He worked as a printer previous to going to college; earned his way through college by teaching German and Latin and working as a printer through vacations, and was graduated at Ohio Wesleyan university in 1860.  He joined the Methodist conference, preached for four years, and in 1864 was appointed chaplain in the U.S. army.  In 1867 he resigned frm the army, having been appointed by President Johnson U.S. consul to Leipzig, Germany, where he organized a chapel service and preached every Sunday until his removal to Denmark.  He also attended lectures at the university.  In 1870 he was appointed by President Grant U.S. minister to Denmark and he resided in Copenhagen for eleven years in this capacity.  He was U.S. minister and consul general to Switzerland, with headquarters at Berne, by appointment of President Garfield, 1881-85.  He then returned to America, arriving July 24, 1885, the day after the death of General Grant.  He was professor of systematic theology in Boston university, 1885-86; professor of church history at Drew theological siminary, 1886-87, during the absence of Dr. George R. Crooks in Europe; and professor of philospohy in Dickinson college, Pa., 1897-98.  He was married Oct. 27, 1863, to Mary Frances, daughter of Jesse Root and Hannah (Simpson) Grant.  He received the degree of D.D. from Syracuse in 1873 and that of LL.D. from Ohio Wesleyan in 1895.  He died at Carlisle, Pa., Jan. 23, 1898.

9.  Anon.  Thursday, 6 Apr 1905.  [Obituary.]  The New York Times (New York, NY), page 1 (online at nytimes.com):
WAS GEN. U.S. GRANT'S SISTER


Mrs. Mary Frances Cramer Dies Suddenly at East Orange.
Special to The New York Times.

ORANGE, N.J., April 5.—Mrs. Mary Grant Cramer, a sister of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and well known in religious and charitable circles, was found dead in bed to-day at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Virginia Grant Corbin, 76 Lenox Avenue, East Orange.  Paralysis of the heart brought about Mrs. Cramer's death, which was totally unexpected.  Last night she attended a prayer meeting in Calvary Methodist Episcopal church, East Orange, and seemed in the best of health and spirits.  She was sixty-six years old.

Mrs. Cramer was the youngest of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grant.  She was married in October, 1863, to the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Cramer, who was for many years United States Minister at Copenhagen and in Switzerland.

Dr. and Mrs. Cramer had two children, a son and a daughter.  The daughter, Miss Clara Virginia Cramer, died in 1894, and the son, Dr. Jesse Grant Cramer of New York, survives his mother.

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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