TOBIAS STOUT KRAMER              GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Moran Herald, Friday, Nov. 13, 1919, Pg. 4

Died:  Nov. 2, 1919


Tobias Stout Kramer.


  Tobias Stout Kramer was born in Hagersville, Bucks County, Pa., April 5, 1840, and passed away November 2, 1919.  Aged 79 years, 6 months and 21 days.

  He was married to Louisa Johnson March 29, 1868 at Whitefield, Ill. where they resided at number of years, later coming to Iowa, but the past eighteen years have been spent in Thayer and Moran Kansas.

  This union was blessed with four children, one of whom died in infancy.  The three surviving children are Mrs. Mina Clopton, of Moran, Mrs. Pauline Oakes, of Oxford, Ia., and Florence Kramer.  Three grandchildren Ruth and Teddie Clopton and Vivian Oakes.

  Comparatively few these days live to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary which had been their heritage on March 29, 1918.

  When the call came for volunteers in the late civil war Mr. Kramer willingly went to the front to fight for the union.  One by one these comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic are fast passing away, but the memory of their heroic deeds will linger with the future generations.

  Thus a long and useful life has come to a close surrounded by friends and loved ones, who will greatly miss the genial hospitality which was accorded here.

Sunset and evening bell

And one clear call for me,

And may there be no meaning at the


When I put out to sea,

Twilight and evening bell.

And after that the dark.

And may there be no sadness of fare-


When I embark.

For though from out our bourne of

  time and place

The flood may bear me far

I hope to meet my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.

  The funeral services were held at the home northwest of Moran, Wednesday at two o’clock, the sermon being delivered by Mrs. Charles H. Hutsoupiller, of Des Moines, Ia. a niece of the deceased.  A duet was sung by Mrs. Charles H. Hill and Mrs. Will VanPeit.  Other singers being Mrs. Howard Hardy and George Stout, Mrs. Frank Curley playing the accompaniments.  The bearers were Messrs Spencer Davis, Charles Hill, Will VanPeit, John Young, Frank Curley and George Stout.

  Interment was made in the Moran cemetery.