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John Cimmers
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1860
Mainzer Stadtkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: May 6, 1960
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA

The son of Benjamin Cimmers and Margaretha Kolph, John came to the United States with his family when he was still an infant in 1861. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1876.

John married Annie Wiener on 18 Jul 1886 in Pleasant Valley, Grundy County, Iowa. They were the parents of 5 children. The family moved back to Calhoun County, Illinois in the late 1880's.

During his early years, John worked as a farmer, carpenter and plasterer. He later went into law enforcement and served as a police officer in Brussels and Batchtown, Illinois.

Annie died in 1915.

Children from first marriage: 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 unknown infant.

John married Martha Bain Finney on 31 Oct 1916 in Calhoun County. She was the widow of William Finney.

Martha died in 1928.

Children from second marriage: None.

When he died in his sleep, John was 99 years, 10 months and 3 days old. He was survived by 3 children, Henry Cimmers, Margaret Meyer and Ben Cimmers, all of Iowa.

Visitation was held after 5 p.m. on 07 May 1960 at Imming Funeral Home in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. A rosary was recited the following evening. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. on the morning of 09 May 1960. Burial then took place at Wilson Cemetery.

Father of:
Henry Tobias Cimmers
Johnie Cimmers
Margaret Ann Cimmers Meyer
Benjamin "Barney" Cimmers
Infant Cimmers
Family links: 
  Anna Wiener Cimmers (1860 - 1915)
  Martha D. (Finney) Bain Cimmers (1847 - 1928)
Note: Unable to locate any marker for John's grave.
Wilson Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55307707
John Cimmers
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