Private George Schramm


This picture is courtesy of Tim and Christina (Schramm) Stives who gave the digital scan to David Emerick.Christine Schramm is the Great Grand daughter of George Schramm.He is Davidís Great Grandfather's (Henry Schramm) brother.This is the only known picture of George Schramm.Seated from left to right is Amelia Schramm (wife), Emma Augusta Schramm (daughter), George Schramm. 

Standing, George Ludwig Schramm (son), Edward Eugene Schramm (son) and Cecilia Schramm (daughter).The picture was taken in about 1889.


George Schramm was a farmer and owned a farm in Marion Township, Beaver County, PA.  His pension records indicate him as a carpenter but in those days every farmer could just about call himself a carpenter. 


George Schramm enlisted in Company K of the 74th PA Vol. infantry on October 6, 1861 in Pittsburgh, PA and was Honorably Discharged at Grafton, WV on October 17, 1864.From June 30, 1863 until August 31, 1863, he was detached to the Pioneer.


After the Civil War he came back to the area he was born, operated a farm and passed it along to his family. 


Below is a picture of the grave of George Schramm, my grandmother's uncle.He was obviously proud of his Civil War service and his stone is marked with his unit designation.He is buried in the cemetery of our church where he was raised and confirmed.He lived and died within 10 miles of the church.


The cemetery is Saint John's (Burry's) Church, 1835 Route 68, New Sewickley Township, Rochester, PA 15074.German immigrants founded the church in 1835 and German was spoken in the church until WWI.As a child growing up my Grandmother, who died in 1983 at the age of 99, talked about him.(David Emerick)