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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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EDWARD C. KRAMLICH. This prominent resident of Allentown, Northampton County, is engaged in buying and shipping stock to the markets of the large cities. He is also part owner of the Allen House at Siegfried, his partner being a Mr. Feldhoff.

Our subject was born in Lehigh County, December 31, 1848, and is the son of Levi and Annie (Miller) Kramlich, natives of the above county, and now residents of Fogelsville, this state. Of the parental family, which included a large number of children, ten survive, namely: Milton J., a minister of the Lutheran Church in Allentown; Edward C; Ellen J., the wife of W. J. Feldhoff, of Shamokin, this state; Albert C., living in Allentown; Frank H., a resident of Milford, Del.; Ida C., Mrs. Calvin Hellfrich, of Fogelsville, this state; Lilly, the wife of James Madtes, living in Catasauqua; Richard L., who makes his home in Fogelsville; Annie, also living in Fogelsville; and Edward C. of this sketch.

The last-named was reared to man’s estate in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, and passed his early years on the home farm and in attendance at the district school. He later became a student in the Keystone Normal School at Kutztown, and when eighteen years of age went to Warren, Ohio, and accepted the position of clerk in a mercantile establishment. He remained there for over three years and then, going to Solon, Iowa, formed a partnership with R. F. Stine in the grain business, the firm name being Stine & Kramlich.

In 1874 our subject returned to this state and engaged in farming near Fogelsville, where he lived for a time, and in 1881 removed to Allen Township, locating on the farm where he now lives. He devotes his time and attention principally to buying and selling good grades of stock, and being an expert in judging of animals, is making a success of this enterprise and reaping a good income. The Allen House, in which he is interested, was refurnished throughout when it came into the possession of the present owners, and is now classed among the best hotels in the Lehigh Valley.

The lady to whom our subject was married in 1876 was Miss Savannah, daughter of Thomas F. Butz, of Allentown. Their union has resulted in the birth of the following-named seven children: Jennie D., Franklin L., John B., Howard L., Harry T., Mary A. and Helen M. In religious affairs Mr. Kramlich is a devoted member of the Lutheran Church at Howertown, which he has served in the capacities of Deacon and Trustee. He has also been School Director of his district, and is at the present time Treasurer of the board. While a resident of Lehigh County our subject was Assessor of Upper Macungie Township for six years, and in various other ways was prominent in local affairs. Mr. Kramlich is reliable in his citizenship, honorable in his dealings with his fellow-men, and is therefore regarded with a due measure of esteem by those about him.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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