John Kramvik was born August 8, 1898 in Vardo, Norway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kramvik.  He came to Cooperstown in 1913.

John Kramvik and Lydia Michaelis were married in Cooperstown June 24, 1925: 

four children: 

1.     Lauretta, married W. O. Brown

2.     John Louis married Lorraine Gunderson

3.     Myrleen, married Roger Bakken

4.     LeRoy, married Mujoko Shimabakuro.

John farmed until 1941 when he moved into town and worked as a mechanic until he retired.  His hobby was collecting antiques, especially engines.  He died July 12, 1970.  Lydia still lives in Cooperstown.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 70

 

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