Is there anyone who is in Cumberland Co., PA who would be willing to help me find my great grandfathers parents?

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John Wesley Cramer (1861- 1952)

John Wesley Cramer

Born 9 Feb 1861 in Mount Hollysprings, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania USAmap

Son of [father?] and [mother?]

[brothers or sisters?]

Husband of Alice Barbara (Naylor) Cramer — married 24 Jan 1882 in Pennsylvania USAmap

DESCENDANTS descendants

Father of Virginia E CramerWilliam Worth CramerJacob Andrew Cramer and Maude Elenora (Cramer) Williams

Died 25 Dec 1952 in Chappel, Deuel Co., Nebraska USA

WikiTree profile: John Cramer
in Genealogy Help by Marsha Baker G2G3 (3.8k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

That profile doesn't have much in the way of sources.  This is a possibility:

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch( : 15 July 2017), John W Cramer in household of Elizabeth Cramer, Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 74, sheet 206B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1122; FHL microfilm 1,255,122.


Hi Vincent,    Thank you. I know I need to add sources to this profile, hopefully I can work on that this week.

I have this 1880 census, hopefully it's the correct one.

On Johns birth certificate I was devastated to read that his parents names were "unobtainable" at the time of his death. I have researched for a long time and not found them. It would help so much if I had Elizabeths' surname, but I don't have any clue what it might be.

I was hoping that maybe someone living in the area of Mt. Hollysprings, Cumberland County, PA would be able to search the courthouse or archives, something.


Thank you very much.

Marsha Cramer Baker
It seems like you should make the profile for Elizabeth (Unknown) Cramer and add the census and the other children.  Maybe the name(s) of the parent(s) will surface through the other children.
Thank you.

1 Answer

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Best answer
1880 Census,Carlisle,Cumberland,Penn.,John W. Kramer age 19,mother

Elizabeth Cramer,age 46,She born abt 1834 in Bavaria,listed as Widowed.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
selected by Kevin DeRuyter
Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.

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