|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1860|
|Death: ||May 6, 1960|
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.
Henry Tobias Cimmers
Margaret Ann Cimmers Meyer
Benjamin "Barney" Cimmers
Anna Wiener Cimmers (1860 - 1915)
Martha D. (Finney) Bain Cimmers (1847 - 1928)
Note: Unable to locate any marker for John's grave.
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
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Added: Aug. 31, 2012