Justus Heinrich Kimm

Male 1839 - 1931  (92 years)


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  • Name Justus Heinrich Kimm 
    Born 11 Sep 1839  Sand, Hesse Kassel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1885  Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FSFTID L6CP-K5Z 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L6CP-K5Z 
    Died 11 Sep 1931  Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Mound Cemetery, Watkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1434  Tarbert - Waldo
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2015 

    Father Jacob Conrad Kimm 
    Mother Anna Elizabeth Welner 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Schneider,   b. 26 Feb 1850, Deavertown, Morgan, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1931, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1866 
    Alt. Marriage 26 Dec 1876  Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    Alt. Marriage:

    • "Mother of 17 Children Dies At Blairstown"
      Benton County news
      Special to Daily Times
      Blairstown, Oct. 31-Mrs. Emma Kimm, 81 years old, widow of G. H. Kimm, died Friday morning at her Blairstown home of pneumonia following an illness of only a few days. Her husband's death occured six weeks ago.
      Services will be held sunday at 2.00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with the Rev. J.B. C. Peck conducting the rites. Burial will be in Mound cemetery at Watkins. Six grandsons, who were pallbearers for Mr. Kimm, will act as casket bearers for their aged grandmother Mrs. Kimm was the mother of seventeen children.
      Emma Schneider, daughter of Gregory and Regina Schneider, was born Feb. 26, 1850, at Deavertown, Ohio, coming to Iowa, when a small child with her parents. She was married Dec.. 26, 1876 at Marengo. the Kimms moved to a farm northeast of Blairstown in 1886 from a place near Norway. They went to Huron, S. D., in 1010 retuning here last year.
      Fourteen children surviving are: Henry, Archie, Martin, Matt, and Gus H., of Blairstown, Charles of Coggon, Mrs. Laura Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ella Merrifield of Cedar Rapids, Aurthur of Wolsey, S, D., Mrs. Emma Lowe. Mrs. Allce Boone, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs. Abbie Wodstrichill and John, of Huron S.D.. The family includes sixty grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren.
      Other relatives living are four sister Mrs. A. S. Kimm of Blairstown, Mrs. John Lauger of Des Moines, Mrs Rose Bansch of Atkinson, Neb., and Mrs. Laura Swick of Watkins, her twin.
    Children 
     1. Mayme Kimm,   b. 12 Apr 1868, Atkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1925, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Laura Kimm,   b. 12 Jul 1869, Atkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1959, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Emma Kimm,   b. 27 Aug 1870, Atkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1956, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Charles Edward Kimm,   b. 6 Oct 1871, Sicily Grove, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1951  (Age 79 years)
     5. Henry Gus Kimm,   b. 3 Jan 1873, Atkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1962, Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Ella Kimm,   b. 14 Aug 1874,   d. 14 Mar 1967  (Age 92 years)
     7. Alice Kimm,   b. 22 Apr 1876, Sicily Grove, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1964  (Age 87 years)
     8. Gus Henry Kimm,   b. 7 Mar 1878, Sicily Grove, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1950, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Arthur Allen Kimm,   b. 27 Jul 1879, Sicily Grove, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1956  (Age 77 years)
     10. Abbie Kimm,   b. 8 Feb 1881, Sicily Grove, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1963  (Age 82 years)
     11. Archie Kimm,   b. 4 Mar 1883, Atkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1963, Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     12. John Kimm,   b. 24 Oct 1884, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1975  (Age 90 years)
     13. Thomas Matthew Kimm,   b. 14 Oct 1886, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1974  (Age 87 years)
     14. Albert Kimm,   b. 31 Aug 1888, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1918, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     15. Martin Kimm,   b. 14 Oct 1890, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1962  (Age 71 years)
     16. Margaret Kimm,   b. 9 Feb 1893, St. Clair Township, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1963  (Age 69 years)
     17. Delia Kimm,   b. 1 Jun 1896, Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1901  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Marriage - 26 Dec 1876 - Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Justus Kimm immigrated to the United States in 1853 at the age of fourteen with his brother, Silas, and his sister, Alice. They went to Cedarville, New York in Herkimer County. Justus worked as a farm hand until he enlisted in the Civil War after becoming a United States citizen in 1860. He enlisted in 1861 in Company G, 34th Regiment, of the 2nd New York Volunteers under Col. James Suiter. He served two years in the war and fought in battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg and the first Fair Oaks.
      In 1865 he moved to Benton County, Iowa, along with other members of his family. He married Emma Schneider on December 26, 1866. A member of the family said he saw Emma sitting in a pew with her family when he attended church and said, "Now, there is the girl I'm going to marry."
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      BIOGRAPHY: <../images/99a.jpg>Seventeen children were born to Emma and Gus. Gus delivered all of them. He was assisted by Mayme after she became old enough to help. Sixteen of the children survived to become adults, Dehlia, the seventeenth child, died of diphtheria at the age of five.
      Emma and Gus farmed for nineteen years on a farm northeast of Norway and then moved to land northeast of Blairstown. They lived on this farm twenty-five years. Gus was a member of the Benton County Board of Supervisors from 1887 to 1893.
      Pioneer spirit and the desire to help provide farms for his nine sons led Gus to sell his Benton County land and move to Beadle County, South Dakota, where he and his sons purchased 3,000 acres of land. Most of his children also located in the area. His son, Martin, became a member of the South Dakota legislature. When the depression hit the area, family members began returning to Benton County, Iowa. Gus and Emma returned to Blairstown in 1930.
      Gus was a law-abiding citizen. While serving on the Benton County Board of Supervisors, he is credited with discovering a financial scandal and helping to send the offenders to prison. When prohibition became law, he immediately refused any liquor. He never drank again.
      He predicted he would die on his ninety-second birthday - and he did. He had planned his funeral and made all the arrangements. His wife, Emma aged 86, died two months later. She was tired and it wasn't much fun living without him.

      BIOGRAPHY: http://kimm.org/justusheinrichkimm/index.htm

    Residence:
    • "Mother of 17 Children Dies At Blairstown" Blairstown, Oct. 31-Mrs. Emma Kimm, 81 years old, widow of G. H. Kimm, died Friday morning at her Blairstown home of pneumonia following an illness of only a few days. Her husband's death occured six weeks ago. Services will be held sunday at 2.00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with the Rev. J.B. C. Peck conducting the rites. Burial will be in Mound cemetery at Watkins. Six grandsons, who were pallbearers for Mr. Kimm, will act as casket bearers for their aged grandmother Mrs. Kimm was the mother of seventeen children. Emma Schneider, daughter of Gregory and Regina Schneider, was born Feb. 26, 1850, at Deavertown, Ohio, coming to Iowa, when a small child with her parents. She was married Dec.. 26, 1876 at Marengo. The Kimms moved to a farm northeast of Blairstown in 1886 from a place near Norway. They went to Huron, S. D., in 1010 retuning here last year. Fourteen children surviving are: Henry, Archie, Martin, Matt, and Gus H., of Blairstown, Charles of Coggon, Mrs. Laura Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ella Merrifield of Cedar Rapids, Aurthur of Wolsey, S, D., Mrs. Emma Lowe. Mrs. Allce Boone, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs. Abbie Wodstrichill and John, of Huron S.D.. The family includes sixty grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren. Other relatives living are four sister Mrs. A. S. Kimm of Blairstown, Mrs. John Lauger of Des Moines, Mrs Rose Bansch of Atkinson, Neb., and Mrs. Laura Swick of Watkins, her twin.
    • "Mother of 17 Children Dies At Blairstown" Blairstown, Oct. 31-Mrs. Emma Kimm, 81 years old, widow of G. H. Kimm, died Friday morning at her Blairstown home of pneumonia following an illness of only a few days. Her husband's death occured six weeks ago. Services will be held sunday at 2.00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with the Rev. J.B. C. Peck conducting the rites. Burial will be in Mound cemetery at Watkins. Six grandsons, who were pallbearers for Mr. Kimm, will act as casket bearers for their aged grandmother Mrs. Kimm was the mother of seventeen children. Emma Schneider, daughter of Gregory and Regina Schneider, was born Feb. 26, 1850, at Deavertown, Ohio, coming to Iowa, when a small child with her parents. She was married Dec.. 26, 1876 at Marengo. the Kimms moved to a farm northeast of Blairstown in 1886 from a place near Norway. They went to Huron, S. D., in 1010 retuning here last year. Fourteen children surviving are: Henry, Archie, Martin, Matt, and Gus H., of Blairstown, Charles of Coggon, Mrs. Laura Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ella Merrifield of Cedar Rapids, Aurthur of Wolsey, S, D., Mrs. Emma Lowe. Mrs. Allce Boone, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs. Abbie Wodstrichill and John, of Huron S.D.. The family includes sixty grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren. Other relatives living are four sister Mrs. A. S. Kimm of Blairstown, Mrs. John Lauger of Des Moines, Mrs Rose Bansch of Atkinson, Neb., and Mrs. Laura Swick of Watkins, her twin.
    • "Mother of 17 Children Dies At Blairstown" Blairstown, Oct. 31-Mrs. Emma Kimm, 81 years old, widow of G. H. Kimm, died Friday morning at her Blairstown home of pneumonia following an illness of only a few days. Her husband's death occured six weeks ago. Services will be held sunday at 2.00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with the Rev. J.B. C. Peck conducting the rites. Burial will be in Mound cemetery at Watkins. Six grandsons, who were pallbearers for Mr. Kimm, will act as casket bearers for their aged grandmother Mrs. Kimm was the mother of seventeen children. Emma Schneider, daughter of Gregory and Regina Schneider, was born Feb. 26, 1850, at Deavertown, Ohio, coming to Iowa, when a small child with her parents. She was married Dec.. 26, 1876 at Marengo. the Kimms moved to a farm northeast of Blairstown in 1886 from a place near Norway. They went to Huron, S. D., in 1010 retuning here last year. Fourteen children surviving are: Henry, Archie, Martin, Matt, and Gus H., of Blairstown, Charles of Coggon, Mrs. Laura Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ella Merrifield of Cedar Rapids, Aurthur of Wolsey, S, D., Mrs. Emma Lowe. Mrs. Allce Boone, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs. Abbie Wodstrichill and John, of Huron S.D.. The family includes sixty grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren. Other relatives living are four sister Mrs. A. S. Kimm of Blairstown, Mrs. John Lauger of Des Moines, Mrs Rose Bansch of Atkinson, Neb., and Mrs. Laura Swick of Watkins, her twin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Iowa, Benton County, Vinton -Cedar Valley Daily Times (Newspaper), Iowa. Venton., "Mother of 17 Children Dies at Blairstown," 31 Oct 1931, p. 3; digital images. (Reliability: 3).
      "Mother of 17 Children Dies At Blairstown" Blairstown, Oct. 31-Mrs. Emma Kimm, 81 years old, widow of G. H. Kimm, died Friday morning at her Blairstown home of pneumonia following an illness of only a few days. Her husband's death occured six weeks ago. Services will be held sunday at 2.00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with the Rev. J.B. C. Peck conducting the rites. Burial will be in Mound cemetery at Watkins. Six grandsons, who were pallbearers for Mr. Kimm, will act as casket bearers for their aged grandmother Mrs. Kimm was the mother of seventeen children. Emma Schneider, daughter of Gregory and Regina Schneider, was born Feb. 26, 1850, at Deavertown, Ohio, coming to Iowa, when a small child with her parents. She was married Dec.. 26, 1876 at Marengo. the Kimms moved to a farm northeast of Blairstown in 1886 from a place near Norway. They went to Huron, S. D., in 1010 retuning here last year. Fourteen children surviving are: Henry, Archie, Martin, Matt, and Gus H., of Blairstown, Charles of Coggon, Mrs. Laura Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ella Merrifield of Cedar Rapids, Aurthur of Wolsey, S, D., Mrs. Emma Lowe. Mrs. Allce Boone, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs. Abbie Wodstrichill and John, of Huron S.D.. The family includes sixty grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren. Other relatives living are four sister Mrs. A. S. Kimm of Blairstown, Mrs. John Lauger of Des Moines, Mrs Rose Bansch of Atkinson, Neb., and Mrs. Laura Swick of Watkins, her twin.