German Immigrant Frederick Kramer/Kraemer Frederick was born in Hess Darmstrat Germany in 1831. He traveled to America and settled in Alexandria, Virginia. He purchased 60 acres of land near the Potomac River. He became a farmer and started a Floral businesses. His wife was Johanna Faulwatter, from Saxony Germany. Fred and Anna spoke fluent German. Both were well educated. Anna had been a nurse in Germany. They had eight children who were all born at home on North Fayette St. The Kramer family had several other businesses, Cigar Shops, Bicycle Shops and one brother of Fred's was a Jeweler. The Kramer children married into the Wolfe and Dunbar families of Alexandria. In 1959, their daughter Anna Dunbar left the Kramer Estate to the renowned Christ Church, located next door to her home. The Kramer's are buried in the Ivy Hills Cemetery, on King St. Their son Harry was my grand father. The page below has harry's Photo.