Teenage Hiram, lured from Pennsylvania by the irresistible excitement of the Gold Rush, traveled to California and brought back enough gold to make his bride's wedding ring. His grandson Wally was a convert to the LDS church, so this Cramer line interacted with American history in ways other than did the pioneers.
Hiram and his wife Mary Adeline are the only great-great-grandparents of whom I have no photo--so he is the focus of frequent searches on ebay and Dead Fred. Hiram, I'm still looking for you! Someday I hope to add you to my Photoloom collection and basement wall.