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Oak Harbor in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Adolphus Kraemer

June 17, 1810 - August 15, 1885

— Adolphus Kraemer Park —

 
 
Adolphus Kraemer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 21, 2021
1. Adolphus Kraemer Marker
Inscription.  Oak Harbor pioneer, Adolphus Kraemer, was born, raided, and educated in Germany. After immigrating to the United States, he purchased the heavily forested land that is now Oak Harbor from Joseph Wardlow and moved here in 1838. He founded a saw mill and lumber company, and operated a general store. Serving the fledgling Village of Hartford as a probate judge, county surveyor, lawyer, and prosecuting attorney, Mr. Kraemer also practiced medicine, farmed, and was a member of the State of Ohio Constitutional Convention in 1873-74. He donated land for many of the area churces and parsonages, and seeing the need for a local newspaper, founded the Ottawa County Exponent. Mr. Kraemer saw his dream of founding a city come true, and gave it further importance by assisting in changing its name to Oak Harbor. After a long life of service to his community, Adolphus Kraemer died on August 15, 1885 and is interred in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 41° 
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30.514′ N, 83° 8.852′ W. Marker is in Oak Harbor, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Church Street (Local Road 134) and West Main Street (Local Road 144), on the right when traveling south on North Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 N Church St, Oak Harbor OH 43449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal Of Honor Red Oak (a few steps from this marker); The Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackberry School, Township District #9 Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Thank You Veterans (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flatiron Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Oak Harbor Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. half a mile away); American Revolution 1775-1784 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Harbor.
 
Adolphus Kraemer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 21, 2021
2. Adolphus Kraemer Marker
Adolphus Kraemer Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 21, 2021
3. Adolphus Kraemer Park
Photo of marker as it sits in the small park named for the city's founder.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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