About Avraham Kretchmer
(divon lan:) from jewishgen.org: conscription to the army of his son Yochonon: photo from 1910, says "Yochonon son of Abram Krechmer"
He is also mentioned as a rabbi here:
(1) http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pagefeed/hebrewbooks_org_1866_19.pdf (search for אברהם קרצמר)
(dusia kretchmer:) divon hi, that's true, nanik is yochanan named after his grandfather. abram kretchmer ,naniks father, was named after his grandfather abram was the rabby of antokol a suburb of vilnius. he was married to a decendant of the gaon me vilna i think nanik has his family tree. anyhow he was reburried in the jewish cemetary in vilnius. thanks for your efforts!
i'm so sorry that there are no family left that could tell us the stories. love dusia