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The CRAMER family New Zealand

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LOUIS Cramer (1824-1899) was born in Westphalia, Germany to Conrad Cramer & Clara Linge
* Louis married ALICE Power in 1856 in Melbourne. He was a Baker & a Hotel Proprietor, in Melbourne & NZ
* Alice (1840-1870) was born in Dungarvan, Ireland to Edmond Power & Mary Whelan
their known children
* born in Melbourne
* 1857 - 1858 Anna Maria Cramer (aged 1)
* 1858 - 1861 Henry Louis Cramer (aged 2.8)
The Argus Melbourne, 23 Jan 1861
The friends of Mr Louis Cramer are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late son, Henry Louis, to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral to move from his residence, 142 Little Lonsdale street east, this day
* 1860 - 1860 William Cramer (aged 5 days in Melbourne)
* born in New Zealand
* 1862 - 1863 Louis Cramer (aged 14 months)
Otago Witness 22 Feb 1862
At the Victoria Bakery, George Street, Dunedin, on the 11th inst., the wife of L. Cramer of a son
* 1863 - 1863 unnamed daughter
Otago Daily Times, 21 May 1863
On the 19th August, at Albion House, George street, Dunedin, Mrs L. Cramer, of a daughter, still born
* 1863 - 1864 Christian Frederick Cramer (aged 15 months)
- Christian died 23 April 1864 aged 15 months which would mean a birth date of Jan 1863 (see baby above)
* (1.1) 1864 - 1942 Francis Alfred Cramer
* (1.2) 1868 - 1944 Charles Albert Cramer
West Coast Times, 11 May 1868
On the 6th instant, at her residence, Sawyers Arms Hotel, Gibson's Quay, the wife of Louis Cramer, of a son
NOTE One of the first buildings in Papanui was the Sawyers Arms Hotel which was opened by an American named Robert Carr. The Hotel was built on the Main North Road near the corner of Sawyers Arms Road which derived its name from the hotel.
ALICE died 6 Jan 1870 in Hokitika aged 29
West Coast Times, 7 Jan 1870
On Thursday evening, the 6th January, at her residence, European Hotel, Gibson's Quay, Alice, the beloved wife of Louis Cramer, leaving her distressed husband and two children. Melbourne papers please copy.
FUNERAL NOTICE - The friends of Louis Cramer are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the Cemetery. Funeral to move from his residence, European Hotel, Gibson's Quay, this day, Jan 8 at 2 o'clock
LOUIS next married Eliza Kelly (1829-1879) in Feb 1871 in Hokitika
* Eliza was born in County Clare, Ireland
West Coast Times, 18 Feb 1871
On the 16th February, at the European Hotel, by the Rev Father Martin, Louis Cramer, to Eliza Kelly, daughter of Mr Patrick Kelly, of County Clare, Ireland. Melbourne papers please copy
LOUIS Cramer died 19 May 1899 in Stratford aged 75. He is buried Plot 204, Block 1 at Pioneer Cemetery, Regan Street

1.1 FRANCIS ALFRED 'Frank' Cramer
Francis married Mary Jane Hill (1866-1935) in 1891 in New Plymouth
* Mary Jane was born in New Plymouth, a daughter of James Hill (1820-1897) & Sarah Ann Armstrong (1825-1902) who were born, and married, in Ireland
their known children
* (1.1.1.) 1892 - 1991 Frances Alice Cramer (born Jan)
* (1.1.2.) 1892 - 1980 Barbara Eveline 'Daisy' Cramer (born Nov)
* (1.1.3.) 1897 - 1963 James Louis Cramer
* 1899 - 1900 Hilda Myrene Cramer (aged 5 months)
* Hilda is buried in the Pioneer cemetery in Stratford
* (1.1.4.) 1905 - 1997 Laura 'Keitha' Cramer
* (1.1.5.) 1906 - 2002 Nora 'Gretchen' Cramer
FRANCIS died 8 Jan 1942 in Wellington

Charles married Beatrice Bulletta Dudley (1881-1943) in 1902
* Beatrice was born in Opunake, a daughter of Edward John Dudley (1848-1929) from Devon, England & Johanne Katrine Ellingsen (1855-1935) from Norway
Opunake Times, 28 Oct 1902
- At the residence of the bride's parents, Te Namu, on October 27, Charles Albert Cramer, of Rahotu (second son of Louis Cramer, late of Stratford), to Beatrice Bulletta, third daughter of Edward John Dudley, Broom, Opunake
their known children
* 1903 - Edward Louis Cramer (moved to America)
* (1.2.1) 1905 - 1999 Doris Muriel Cramer (moved to England)
* (1.2.2) 1906 - 1980 Clifford Scott Cramer
* (1.2.3) 1916 - 1967 Newtown Robert 'Newt' Cramer
Charles served as Private 41392 32nd Reinforcements New Zealand Army Service Corps, NZEF. He was listed as a Baker
Northern Advocate, 29 Sep 1927
LET DOWN BY DEPARTMENT - The Military Pensions Department, having declined to renew a tent for a war veteran, Charles Cramer, residing at Onehunga, his former comrades, through the Auckland Returned Soldiers' Association aided by the Taranaki Patriotic Society, have delivered to his home a new portable sleeping shelter. Since having to sleep indoors Cramer has, in five weeks, been absent from work 14 days. The gift is deeply appreciated by Cramer who was gassed in the war
CHARLES died 4 April 1944 in Auckland

1.1.1. FRANCES ALICE Cramer
Frances married Geoffrey Seed (1891-1962) in 1920 in Auckland
* Geoffrey was born in Blackpool, England
Stratford Evening Post, 29 April 1920
- On the 12th April, at Auckland, Geoffrey, third son of Gertrude and the late John Seed, Esq., of Blackpool, England to Frances Alice, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs F. A. Cramer, of Stratford
their known children
1921 - 2003 Gertrude Alice 'Paddy' Seed
* Gertrude married Dean Frederick Bullen (1916-1981) in Whangarei in 1952. Dean was a son of Frederick Richard Sherrar Bullen & his first wife, Olga Ingeberg Falcon ... see 1.1.4. LAURA 'KEITHA' Cramer. Frederick's 2nd wife was Keitha Cramer, Frances's sister, Gertrude's aunty
FRANCES died 6 April 1991 in Auckland

1.1.2. BARBARA EVELINE 'Betty' Cramer
Barbara married Arthur Ernest Gorton (1889-1971) in 1914 in Wellington
Stratford Evening Post, 18 Nov 1914
Mr A. E. Gorton was, at last night's meeting of the Fire Brigade, made the recipient of a presentation to mark the occasion of his recent marriage
* Arthur was born in Middlesex, England. He was a Law Clerk. He served with the NZ Army as Rifleman 25/109, 3rd Battalion, B Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. His next of kin was wife Betty in Stratford, Taranaki. He was Acting Sergeant in 1919 when he received the Military Medal in France. In 1936 he was Captain Gorton, of the N.Z.R.S.A. headquarters.
Photo of Arthur, second from right, taken in 1939. In 1941 he was Lieutenant-Colonel, M.M., commanding officer and camp commandant
Evening Post, 9 Dec 1941
The engagement is announced of Nola Matthews, only daughter of Major and Mrs A. E. Gorton, Wellington, to Leading Aircraftman Norman Hodge (R.N.Z.A.F. Overseas), second son of Mrs J. L. Wilson, Wellington
BARBARA died 15 Nov 1980 in Tawa, Wellington on her 88th birthday

1.1.3. JAMES LOUIS Cramer
James served as Private 33238 22nd Reinforcements Specialist Company, Machine-Gun Section, NZEF. He was recorded as a Baker
Stratford Evening Post, 7 May, 1918
Official intimation has been received by Mrs F. A. Cramer, Stratford, that her son, Private James Louis Cramer, of the Twenty-third Machine-gun section, who was wounded and admitted to hospital in December last, is returning by Draft No 160 due to arrive in New Zealand about May 17
Stratford Evening Post, 20 Nov 1919
A JOY-RIDE, Incident at Waitara - fined 10s each
James married Sadie Veda Bullot (1902-1979) in 1924
* Sadie was a daughter of Herbert Eugene Bullot (1868-1957), born New Plymouth & Rose Ellen Hook (1870-1941), born Sussex, England. Her grandfather, Charles Autridge Bullot (1842-1913), was also born in New Plymough, making his parents some of the earliest settlers in NZ. They were Eugene Isidore Bullot (1815-1872, drowned in Waitara) & Susanna Autridge (1816-1896) who arrived into New Plymouth (from Plymouth) on the "Amelia Thompson" 3 Aug 1841
JAMES died 14 March 1963 aged 66

1.1.4. LAURA 'KEITHA' Cramer
* Laura was an accomplished piano player, accompanying children at Church & School events. She was a member of the Stratford Boys & Girls Mutual Improvement Society. She attended Stratford School & Stratford District High
Laura married Frederick Richard Sherrar Bullen (1885-1955) after 1935 as his 2nd wife. One of Frederick's children from his first marriage married Keitha's niece .. see 1.1.1. FRANCES ALICE Cramer
* Frederick was born in NZ, a son of Edward Sherra Bullen (1843-1905) & Charlotte Elizabeth Smythe (1854-1939) from Cork, Ireland who arrived in NZ 1875 on the 'Michael Angelo" (possibly eloped)
* Frederick was a School Teacher. He first married Olga Ingeborg Falcon (1889-1947) in 1910
New Zealand Herald, 21 Dec 1935
BULLEN-FALCON - On December 21 1910, at the Holy Trinity Church, Otahuhu, by the Rev W. E. Lush, Frederick Richard Sherrar Bullen, to Olga Ingeborg Falcon, both of Auckland - Present address: Schoolhouse, Eltham, Taranaki
LAURA died 25 May 1997 in Auckland aged 92

1.1.5. NORA 'GRETCHEN' Cramer
* In 1922 Gretchen was a student teacher at the Stratford Technical High School. In 1923, aged 17, she was one of the ballet dancers in the Stratford Musical Society production of The Cingalee at the Town Hall. She attended many community events and in 1927, aged 22, she attended a dance in the Parish Hall with the "Kewpie Club' wearing a dress of apricot silk morocain
Nora married William John Coulter (1899-1977) 17 Oct 1928 in Kilbirnie, Wellington
* William was born in Christchurch to Thomas Coulter & Mary Buchanan. He died 27 July 1977 in Palmerston North, 1 day before his 78th birthday
NORA died 26 June 2002 in Rotorua aged 95

1.2.1. DORIS MURIEL Cramer
* In 1913, aged 8, Doris attended the Annual Juvenile Ball of the Fire Brigade, held at the Town Hall in Stratford, dressed in Evening Dress. Her cousins Gretchen was a "Japanese Lady" & Keitha was "Order of the Bath"
* In Dec 1918 Doris, a pupil of the Inglewood Public School, gained a proficiency/competency certificate at the exams
Doris married Ernest Walter Jenkins (1904-1964) 16 May 1929 in Auckland
* Ernest was born in London. They returned to London
DORIS died in Kent, England in 1999 aged 94

1.2.2. CLIFFORD SCOTT Cramer
New Zealand Herald, 25 March 1941
CRAMER-OWENS - The engagement is announced between Aircraftman Clifford Scott Cramer, second son of Mr and Mrs C. A. Cramer, of 64 Rawhiti Road, Onehunga and Jean, third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Owens, of Ohakune
Clifford married Jean Owens (1918-1985) in 1942 in Auckland
CLIFFORD died 27 Jan 1980 in Auckland aged 72. His ashes were scattered from Purewa

1.2.3. NEWTOWN ROBERT Cramer
Newtown married Joyce Sutherland 27 Dec 1941 in Onehunga
* Joyce was born in Onehunga, a daughter of Richard Sutherland (1883-1944) & Ida Mary Breese. She was a granddaughter of William Sutherland & Mary Elizabeth Beavan
Newtown served in WWII as Warrant Officer Class 2 #22960, Ships Staff, Second NZEF. He was recorded as a Window Dresser. His wife Joyce was his next of kin at 16 Reef St., Island Bay, Wellington
NEWTON died 2 April 1967 in Auckland aged 50. His ashes were scattered from Purewa

TIMELINE of the CRAMER family
The Argus, Melbourne, 22 July 1856
that the partnership between the undersigned, Charles Myers and Louis Cramer, carrying on the trade or business of bakers, at Melbourne under the firm of Myers and Cramer was dissolved by mutual consent

The Argus, Melbourne, 6 March 1861
, Litte Collins street, from Christian Mosers to Louis Cramer, granted

Otago Witness, 17 May 1862
Adolphe Beissel was charged with having, on the 15th March, embezzled the sum of £1 10s, the property of his master, one Louis Cramer, the same prisoner was further indicted with feloniously receiving on the 22nd March, another sum of money, to wit, £1 15s, also the property of Louis Cramer and he was again indicted with having on the 29th March, feloniously embezzled a third sum, within six calendar months, to with, the amount of £1 7s 6d, also the property of Louis Cramer. The prisoner pleaded not guilty and was defended by Mr Prendeigast, with him Mr Ward. All the jurors and witnesses were discharged until Monday next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. The evidence in this case was chiefly in reference to accounts. The prosecutor is a baker in Dunedin and the prisoner had been in the habit of receiving money on his account. The jury retired to deliberate and re-entered the Court-house with a verdict of 'Guilty' His Honor passed a sentence of six calendar months imprisonment in Her Majesty's common gaol

West Coast Times 2 Nov 1867
Phineas Solomon, Cafe de Paris and Louis Cramer, Sawyers Arms, were charged by the police with neglecting to keep a lamp burning in the front of their respective hotels. His Worship did not inflict a fine, but cautioned the defendants

West Coast Times, 13 Nov 1868
LARCENY - Charles Bushman was charged with stealing, on 11th instant, one bottle of whiskey, the property of Louis Cramer. The prisoner was in Mr Cramer's employ and the bottle of whiskey being missed, prisoner's room was searched and the bottle of whiskey was found in his bed. Prosecutor identified the bottle as his property. On being taxed with the theft, prisoner said that he would own to the theft if Mr Cramer would look over it. Subsequently prisoner owned to Detective Dyer that he had taken the whiskey. Prisoner, in his defence, said that he had known Mr Cramer for ten years and when he took the whisky he was so stupefied that he did not know what he was doing. The prisoner was discharged with a caution

West Coast Times, 13 May 1869
, Revell Street, Hokitika. Louis Cramer respectfully acquaints the public that he has removed to the above Hotel, so well known and centrally situated and he trusts, by a continuance of attention to the wishes and comforts of his friends and the public generally, to merit a continuance of that support and patronage hitherto so liberally accorded to him. Louis Cramer, Proprietor, late of the European Hotel

West Coast Times, 23 June 1869
In the District Court of the County of Westland, Holden at Hokitika. In the matter of the Bankruptcy Acts, and of Louis Cramer, of Hokitika, Innkeeper, a Bankrupt
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by order of Court, made the twenty-second day of June, instant, I, the said Louis Cramer, was adjudicated a bankrupt, and the thirtieth day of June, instant, at the Office of the Clerk of the said Court, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, was appointed the day and place for the first meeting of my creditors, and the sixth day of July, now next, at the Supreme Court, Hokitika, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, was the day by the said order appointed for me, the said Bankrupt, to surrender. LOUIS CRAMER

The other CRAMER MARRIAGES in NZ that do not seem to be connected to the above family at this time ..
John Cramer
* married Edna Cherry (1873-) in 1892
daughter of Thomas & Sarah Cherry
- no children found in NZ, no death found for either
Michael Cramer (1873-1961)
* married Mary Anne Jane Ryder (1875-1952) in 1902
daughter of William & Jane Ryder
Michael was a Farmer at Waimumu, at 'Nordby Park' Gore
their known children:
1903 - 1903 Margaret Jane Cramer (aged 8 months)
1904 - 1987 William Charles Peter Cramer
1908 - 1908 Agnes Cramer (aged 2 hours)
1912 - 1987 Thelma Mary Jane Cramer
1915 - 1915 Olga Cramer (aged 6 hours)

The family of 1.1 Francis Alfred 'Frank' Cramer taken 1911
* Frank aged 47
* Barbara aged 18
* Nora aged 5
* James aged 14
* Frances aged 19
* Laura aged 6
* Mary aged 45

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