Schoolmate and lifelong friend of Benjamin Franklin Bache.
Sous-lieutenant in the Diesbach regiment of the French army (1787-91). Banished from Geneva (c. 1793). Eventually settled in Paris, where he worked unsuccessfully as a draper, merchant, and banker. Returned to Geneva (c. 1810) and established a pension. Directeur de l’enregistrement et du timbre in Geneva (1814-41).
Son of Philibert and Catherine (Wesselowsky) Cramer. Married Anne Audéoud (1793); six children.
xxix, 342n; Lucien Cramer, Une famille genevoise: Les Cramers (Geneva, 1952), pp. 73-82.