Peter Kramp

Peter Kramp was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kramp, who emigrated to the United States from Germany. Pete was born at Worthington, Minnesota on August 3, 1888, and then came by wagon train to Peqwot Lakes, Minnesota. They lived there in a log cabin, and Pete attended school. Peter came to North Dakota in 1906, first to Leal, and then to Eckelson.

Nellie Gordon was born in Mansfield Township, in Barnes County, on October 30, 1894. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gordon, who had come from Scotland. She grew up and attended schools in Mansfield Township, with Angeline Schiess as her teacher for the first four years. Angeline drove from Ypsilanti to Mansfield Township with horse and buggy. For three winters, 1911-1913, she attended college in Valley City.

Pete and Nellie were married on November 5, 1914 at Moorhead, Minnesota. They farmed at Eckelson for several years before retiring in 1965, and moving into Ypsilanti. Ten years later, they moved to Jamestown.

Peter and Nellie Kramp were married for more than sixty years, and were the parents of three children: Bernice, Jennevive, and Marjorie.

The Kramps were active in church and community affairs. Peter also served on both the township and school boards.

In 1982, when the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published, Peter Kramp had passed away, and Jennie was residing at Hi Acres Manor in Jamestown, North Dakota.