NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
John Cramer, ancestor of the line here under consideration was born in Germany, from whence he subsequently removed to England. He married and had issue.
(II) Zachariah, son of John Cramer, was born in Germany. When he was six years of age his father removed to England, and Zachariah remained there until he was twenty-one years old, when he emigrated to America, settling in Herkimer county, New York, where he married, Oct. 24, 1775, Rebecca Schriver, and had issue.
(III) Henry, son of Zachariah and Rebecca (Schriver) Cramer, was born in Herkimer county, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1799. He was a farmer by occupation. After his marriage he removed to Harrisburg, Lewis county, N.Y., and in 1835, accompanied by his family, removed to South Rutland, Jefferson county, where he spent the remainder of his life. He purchased and cultivated a farm of one hundred and fifty acres near the village of Tylerville.
He married Lydia Bidleman, of Herkimer county, N.Y., born Oct. 24, 1804, daughter of Robert and Sally (Briggs) Bidleman, and granddaughter of Simeon and Nancy (Crouse) Bidleman.
(IV) Charles Henry, son of Henry and Lydia (Bidleman) Cramer, was born in Harrisburg, Lewis county, N.Y., Aug. 7, 1829, died Sept., 1894. He married (first) in 1851, Olive Jane Bailey, born Aug. 6, 1828, died Feb. 30 [sic], 1867. He married (second) Mary Jane (Clement) Hazel, of South Rutland, who bore him two children:
Caroline Blanche, born Dec. 22, 1870,
Robert Bruce, born June 25, 1873.
His first wife, Olive Jane (Bailey) Cramer, was a daughter of Timothy and Sarah (Brown) Bailey, granddaughter of Silas and Olive (Sweetland) Bailey, and great-granddaughter of Samuel and ____ (Clark) Bailey. Her mother, Sarah (Brown) Bailey, was a daughter of John C. and Zada (Mead) Brown, granddaughter of Caleb and Sarah (Elwell) Brown.
Children of Charles Henry and Olive Jane (Bailey) Cramer, all born in South Rutland, N.Y.:
1. Ida Louisa, born Aug. 30, 1853; was educated in the public schools of the village, Watertown high school, and took special courses in literature and science at Cornell and Columbia universities; she is an instructor of wide experience and high reputation. She married, July 6, 1876, Dr. Oscar Herbert Merrill, of Pinckney, N.Y., son of John S. and Mary (Graham) Merrill, and grandson of Thomas Merrill Pinckney. Dr. Merrill died April 9, 1894. He was a graduate of the medical department of the University of New York, and practiced his profession in Corinna, Maine. He was a member of the Maine Medical Society, and a literary contributor to the "Medical Record" of Maine, and the author of many papers on medical subjects. Mrs. Ida Louisa Merrill is a member of Copenhagen Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
2. William Henry, see forward.
3. Sarah Lucinda, born Dec. 8, 1856.
4. Lansing J., see forward.
5. Chalres Wallace, born March 19, 1861; married (first) Carrie Dean and had Harold Charles, born Dec. 5, 1890; married (second) Bell Twining and had Henry Nelson, born Jan., 1900.
6. Charlotte May, born June 14, 1864.
7. Nellie Ruth, born May 13, 1866.
(V) Dr. William Henry, eldest son of Charles Henry and Olive Jane (Bailey) Cramer, was born in South Rutland, N.Y., April 17, 1855. He was educated in the public schools of the town and prepared by reading and study for the profession of medicine. He matriculated a the University of New York, medical department, whence he was graduated M.D., class of 1883. He at once located his medical offices and home in Copenhagen, Lewis county, N.Y. and began the practice of medicine. In his twenty-seven years of successful practice Dr. Cramer has firmly established himself in the confidence of his community as a skillful pracititioner, a trusted friend and a desirable citizen. He is a member of the Lewis County Medical Society, and a prominent member of the Masonic order, affiliated with Orient Lodge, No. 238, Free and Accepted Masons, Copenhagen; Carthage Chapter, No. 259, Royal Arch Masons; Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templar, Media Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine; Watertown Lodge of Perfection, Ogdensburg Chapter of Rose Croix, and Central City Comsistory, Vally of Syracuse, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, thirty-second degree.
He is also a member of Copenhagen Chapter, No. 437, Order of the Eastern Star.
Dr. Cramer married, Oct. 25, 1876, Eunice Waite, of Rutland, N.Y., daughter of Charles M. and Martha J. (Edwards) Waite, granddaughter of Dennis M. and Eunice (Smith) Waite, of Rodman, N.Y. They have no issue. Mrs. Cramer is a member of Copenhagen Order of the Eastern Star,'
(V) Dr. Lansing J., second son of Charles Henry and Olive Jane (Bailey) Cramer, was born in South Rutland, N.Y., Jan. 24, 1859. He was educated in the public schools of the village, prepared for college by reading and studying; entered the medical department of the University of New York, and was graduated with honors M.D., class of 1887. He at once began the practice of his profession in his native town, South Rutland, where he continued in practice until 1902, when he took advantage of a promising opening and located in Castorland, Lewis County, N.Y., where he built up a fine practice. He is a very successful and popular physician; his air of cheerfulness makes his very presence in the sick room a tonic. He is a member of Court Belden, No. 1246, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of South Rutland; Grange No. 535, Patrons of Husbandrym and Pomono Grange of Lewis county.
He is a Republican in politics.
Dr. Cramer married, Sept. 26, 1894, Maud Zervah Fish, of Watertown, N.Y., daughter of Merrit Andrews and Zervah (Gotham) Fish, granddaughter of Jenery Taft and Caroline (Hutchinson) Gotham, and great-granddaughter of John Gotham, a large land-owner of Watertown, N.Y., died 1840.
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