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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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HENRY KRAEMER, one of the representative citizens and leading business men of Nazareth, is engaged in the manufacturing of seamless hose, and the success that has attended his efforts is but the just reward of honest merit worthily bestowed. He is a native of Berleburg, Westphalia, Germany, having been born March 14, 1859, and is the son of Carl and Caroline (Aderhold) Kraemer. The father was a native of the same place, and was a baker by occupation. He never left his native land, but spent his entire life there, and is buried in Berleburg. He was the father of six sons, two of whom came to the United States, the other four remaining in the Fatherland. He and his wife were valued members of the Reformed Church.

Our subject was educated in the above-named place, and there attended the high school. After graduating he entered a wholesale exporting house located in Iserlohn, one of the most important exporting centers of Westphalia, where he remained for three years. Mr. Kraemer emigrated to this country in 1878, at the age of nineteen years. He first went to Illinois, thence to Kentucky, and from there to Pennsylvania, finally settling in Reading. There he was employed as bookkeeper for Louis Kraemer & Co., manufacturers of cotton and woolen goods. He remained with them for seven years, and then came to Nazareth, and went into business for himself. In 1886 he started in the manufacture of seamless hosiery. He began at first in a small way, but his business has so increased that at the present time the value of the plant is about $15,000. He is at present erecting a large dyehouse, intending henceforth to do dyeing in addition to his other business. He employs about one hundred and twenty hands, who turn out about four hundred dozen hose per day. His goods are sold all over the United States, from California to Maine, and has offices in New York, at No. 108 Franklin Street and No. 33 Bedford Street.

Our subject is independent in politics, and always votes for the best man, the one whom he thinks will best represent the interests of the people. In his religious views he is a member of the Reformed Church. He was elected Auditor of the borough of Nazareth in 1890, and received every vote in the borough except one. He is a member of the School Board, and takes an active interest in educational and public affairs. Socially he is a member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle. November 1, 1882, Mr. Kraemer was united in marriage to Miss Annie P. Mack, of Reading, Pa. They have three bright and interesting children, Louisa, Carl and Emma. Mr. and Mrs. Kraemer occupy a high position in the social circles of Nazareth and vicinity.

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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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