CRAMER, JACOB H. - Every line of business gives openings for intelligent men if they are willing to devote to it care and attention. Cass County is an agricultural community, and Virginia is the natural shipping point for a wide territory, so that through the business men of this city pass many of the commodities raised in the outlying regions. Jacob H. Cramer has for years conducted a large business handling horses and mules, generally keeping about twenty head. In connection with this line he buys and sells, and is one of the heavy dealers of this section. Mr. Cramer also handles farm machinery, wagons and buggies, and conducts a first class livery, owning twelve head of horses, and is prepared to do either light or heavy hauling.
The birth of Mr. Cramer occurred at Bluff Springs, Ill., August 31, 1880, he being a son of Engelbert and Pauline (Hackman) Cramer. While growing up on his father's farm he attended the local schools and those of Girard, Ill. For the three years following the completion of his studies Mr. Cramer was engaged in farming, and then coming to Virginia he bought the livery business owned by Bergen & Crum, and has continued to conduct it ever since, branching out as above stated.
On November 8, 1906, Mr. Cramer was married at Virginia to Margaret Winklehake, a daughter of Henry and Minnie (Jokisch) Winklehake. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer have four children, namely: Henry, Hazel, Pauline and Nina Louise. Mr. Cramer is a member of the Red Men, having joined that order after locating at Virginia.