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Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter (#47113451)
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Bio Photo I have always loved cemeteries. The stones are beautiful works of art.

I began working on my family tree a couple of years ago to put an end to the myths that I was raised with. We are 100% German, well... really we are about 50% German and 50% Irish. We were millionaires until Gussie died and she "Willed" all the money to 20 different charities. Well... she did give all the money to charities, but it was around $150,000. Which is a lot of money! So, I have been hooked on genealogy ever since.

The names I am working on are Kramer, Jeschke, Kleinschmidt, Kister/Keister, Pierce, Kelly, Rochford and Smith. All from Clinton County, Iowa.

Coats, Keys, Smith from Randolph Co., Indiana.

McCambridge, Blair, Houck, Gonterman from Macoupin Co., Illinois.

Simpson, Chrisman, Bates and Rogers from Wayne Co., Kentucky.

Linck and Keller from Wheeling, West Virginia.


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Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Thanks so much....Christmas kind of took over my time!
I really appreciate all of the help...

Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 22, 2016 11:18 AM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Margaret was not the daughter of James Burgess to die in the asylum, her sister Missouri was.

Sorry about that...too many Burgess's!

Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 17, 2016 8:53 PM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
On Max, I show he is with a different set of parents...

Max Berry



Iowa,United States of America

Birth Date:
15 May 1888

Caucasian (White)

Isaac Max Berry

Birth: May 15, 1888
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1967

S/O May McKay & Harry S. Berry Harry S Berry not, W H Berry and wife is wrong also.
H/O Nona Weidman
*Johnson F.H.

Blakesburg Cemetery
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 17, 2016 8:51 PM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Could you share the three obits please? Can you copy and paste them here or do you need an email address? I will look up Max, he must have died as a child???

Your welcome! Always happy to help some one hunt for an ancestor...or a mystery person!

Margaret sadly, died we think in an insane asylum in Iowa...dates re all so strange....

Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 17, 2016 8:46 PM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Leona Berry Kramer

Birth: Nov. 27, 1883
Humboldt County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1956
Clinton County
Iowa, USA

Mrs. Leona Kramer, 72, of 2352 Wallace St., died Sunday afternoon in Mercy hospital where she had been a patient for a week. She had resided in Clinton for the past 60 yeas.
The body is at Dalton funeral home where friends may call at 7 p.m. Today. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. In the funeral home of Bruce Burdick, pastor of Clinton Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Springdale cemetery.
She was born Nov. 27, 1883, in Bode, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Berry. On Nov. 27, 1907, she was married to Fred Kramer at Clinton.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Grace) Knight with whom she made he home; two sisters, Ms. Grace Shetler Nichols and Mrs. Jessie Berry Langdon: six grandchildren and two nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son Howard and one sister. THIS SISTER HAS TO BE THE ONE I DO NOT HAVE. I do show this marriage...could this be the 4th sister?

***Clinton Herald Monday April 2, 1956***

Florence E Berry


Birth Date:
abt 1887

Marriage Date:
14 Feb 1912

Marriage Place:
Jackson, Missouri

Registration Place:
Jackson, Missouri, USA

Emery S Whitney Jr

Spouse Age:

Florence B Whitney


Birth Date:
18 Nov 1885

Birth Place:
Iowa *******************

Death Date:
11 Mar 1950

Death Place:
Los Angeles

I did not show a Census with Margaret though....interesting mystery....

Hope thsi helps...


Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 14, 2016 8:46 AM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
OK....Grace Adeline Berry married secondly a William Alonzo Nichols, she had no children with him.
He is also buried in Lima, Allen, Ohio. But I think they might have been divorced...

She is not listed as a wife of his on Find A Grave and he is not listed as a husband on Find A Grave of Adeline.

Now to the next one...

Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 14, 2016 8:36 AM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
NIX that last note....I will get back to you....Apparently Grace Adeline did marry a W A Nichols, let me find that marriage...:)

Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 14, 2016 8:18 AM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Well here is Grace Adeline Berry Nichols, they have the husband wrong in the obit...

Grace A. Nichols






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Birth: Apr. 3, 1881
La Porte City
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1959
Allen County
Ohio, USA

Grace A. Nichols, 77, 523 1/2 S. Elizabeth, died Friday at 7:30 a.m. in her home.

She was born in LaPorte City, Iowa, April 3, 1881. She lived in Lima for 15 years.

She is survived by two sons, Alvin Shetler, 523 1/2 S. Elizabeth, and Earle Shetler, Jamesville, Wis.; two step-sons, L. L. Nichols, Dayton, and Richard Nichols, Jamesville; a sister, Mrs. Jesse Berry Langeon, 523 1/2 S. Elizabeth; eight grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Siferd and Son West Side Chapel.

Rev. John Berger will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

(published in The Lima News, Sunday, January 4, 1959)

Family links:
Lawrence Louis Nichols (1900 - 1973)*

*Calculated relationship

Woodlawn Cemetery
Allen County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 88

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I will look for the other one....thanks for the obit info, it gave me the clue...:) Sandy
Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 14, 2016 8:15 AM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Do you know the names of Margaret's children. I have Leona Berry Kramer, Jessie Berry Langdon, Libby and Max. In her obit is Mrs. W A Niichols and Mrs E S Whitney.

These ladies married more than once I have to believe. I show three daughters and no sons.
Grace Adeline Berry married an Elvin "Bert" Shetler, they lived all over the place...I do not show her with this name past 1920. Then I have
Leona Elda Berry, love that middle name! She married a Frederick Kramer. Then the third daughter is Jessie May Berry who married William Patrick Langdon. I will look up thee other two names via the husbands and see which daughters they are...I will get back to you...Sandy
Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 14, 2016 8:09 AM
Sandy McClay
RE: Fred Kramer
Hi, Just wanted to let you know, I will get back to you stuff going on...

Added by Sandy McClay on Dec 13, 2016 9:47 AM
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