KRAMER, Charles
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KRAMER, CHARLES F., druggist, was born in Carlisle, Pa., May 14, 1859, son of John and Mary Schlegelmilch) Kramer, both natives of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. The parents came to America on the same vessel in 1827, located in Carlisle, Pa., where two years later they were married. The father is a stone mason by trade, and is still engaged in that occupation. He has lived in the same house for thirty years. The mother died in 1865. They had eight children, six of whom are living: Mary A., George, Margaret, Adam, Annie and Charles F., twins Charles F. spent his boyhood in Carlisle, and received his education in the public schools of that place. He began his business career by a clerkship of three years with W. F. Horne. In 1880 he entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, from which he was graduated in 1882, after which he entered the large drug store of H. C. Blair’s sons, serving three years as prescription clerk and seven years as manager. In 1891 he came to Harrisburg and embarked in the drug business for himself, in which he has continued successfully since that date. Mr. Kramer was married in Harrisburg, December 29, 1884, to Henrietta Klucker, daughter of Bartholomew and Mary (Shaumbuch) Klucker, the former a native of Germany, the latter of Cumberland county, at that time residents of Carlisle, and later of Harrisburg. To Mr. and Mrs. Kramer have been born three children: Hugh Reynolds, died at the age of five years, Charles F., Jr., and Mildred. Mr. Kramer is a member of America Lodge, No. 25, I.O.O.F., of Philadelphia, and of Egyptian Commandery, No. 114, K. of M., of Harrisburg. In his politics he is a Republican. He attends Bethlehem Lutheran church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project.

Date of Transcription: 5 Jan 2001

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