We now have DNA proof that the UK & US Crams are related!
Mike Cram lives in Wales, UK, but his family originally came from Lincolnshire, England a few hundred years ago, and his pedigree goes back to John Cram and Hester White of Lincolnshire. His DNA matches to Gary Cram of USA 41/43, also a descendant of John Cram and Hester White.
Sadly, Mike's DNA doesn't match with me or the Von Cramms. None of the Welsh, Lincolnshire or German males have proven relationship to me so far.
Three of the Americans are related to each other. The two Germans are not related to any of us, though there is a canny match with me at 31/43.
Although Michael of USA isn't cousin to Mike of Wales/Lincolnshire, he is cousin to Gary of USA. And, strangely, Gary of USA is cousin to both Michael of USA and Mike of Wales/Lincolnshire!
For centuries it has been written in our Cram family history that John Cram and his wife Hester White of Bilsby, Lincolnshire, England, emigrated to America in about 1635. It has been impossible to prove this with the old Parish Records. Now, thanks to DNA we have found that Mike of Wales, UK, is related to the Americans. This is truly exhilarating news! At last, we now know the truth! The John Cram of Lincolnshire, England did actually emigrate to America! We now know that the English and Americans are cousins!
Now it give me great hope in finding a match with us English and German Cram/mms - it's wonderful news.