Kramer, Ernst Papers

Title: Kramer, Ernst Papers

Reference Code: Mss-0678

Inclusive Dates: 1841-1989

Quantity: 000.3 cu. ft.

Location: CV, Sh. 282

Abstract: Dr. Ernst Kramer was born in Berlin on April 21, 1833.  He received his medical training at the Royal Medical College in Berlin, graduating in 1856.  He apparently served on the ships Bremen and Weser as doctor in 1858-59 although he was reported to have emigrated to the U.S. in 1858.  Upon arriving in Wisconsin he began to practice medicine in Madison.  In 1861 he entered military service as the assistant surgeon of the 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  In May 1862 he was promoted to the post of surgeon in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment.  In 1863 he resigned his post with the 1st Cavalry and reportedly took the post of Acting Medical Inspector of Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee.  In 1866 he left the service and moved to Milwaukee where he continued his professional career.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of diaries, a pamphlet by Kramer as well as his thesis, anatomy notebook, and service record aboard the Bremen and Weser.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: German, English

Notes: Processed by R. Fuhrman, December 27, 1989



Contents Box # Folder #
Pamphlet – “Die Taubheit der Taubstummen,” by Kramer, Berlin, 1841 1 1
Thesis – “De Polypis Uteri,” by Kramer, Royal Medical College, Berlin, 1856 (in German) 1 1
Notebook – handwritten notes on anatomy (?), [in German] 1 1
Diary – Civil War diary of Dr. Kramer (in German) 1 1
Diary – Dr. Kramer, 1873-1902 (in German) 1 1
Library card – Albert Kramer, 1883 1 1
Service Record – Dr. Kramer aboard the Bremen and the Weser.  Contains notations of character, sobriety, etc. (in German).  Unclear if this was civil or military shipboard service, 1858-59 1 1
Photocopy of photos of Dr. and Mrs. (Eunice) Kramer.  Originals located in portrait files, MCHS library 1 1
Letter from Mrs. John Osborne Jr. to MCHS regarding the donation of materials from her ancestor, Dr. Ernst Kramer, 1989 1 1