Port Washington Herald
Wednesday, May 18, 1937
John Schramka, formerly a contractor and builder in Port Washington and owner of a brickyard near South Bluff, died at 1:40 o'clock Sunday morning at the age of sixty-seven years. He was born in Poland and came to America when a young man.
He is survived by six children, Frank and Wallie, of Chicago; and Mrs. Anna Landowski, Mrs. Helen Wanta, Mrs. Frances Wasilewski, and Mrs. Pearl Kasedowski, of Milwaukee. Ten grandchildren also remain. Mrs. Schramka died many years ago. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence of his dauther, Mrs. Wasilewski, Locust street, Milwaukee, to St. Elizabeth's church. Burial was in Holy Cross cemetery.
He built a large number of buildings in Port Washington, including St. John's Lutheran church. Until his death, he owned the business on Second Pier street south of the harbor.