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Peter Arnold Dimmers
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1808
Onderbanken Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
Death: Nov. 15, 1884
Carver County
Minnesota, USA

Peter Arnold and Anna Catharina (Jorissen) Dimmers and their surving six children emigrated from Sittard, Holland on the ship Cwilta from Marseilles, Frances. They reportedly endured a 51 day ocean voyage and arrived in the United States on August 8, 1862, during the American Civil War. Although their family name was originally spelled Tummers, they began to use the last name Dummers after their arrival in Minnesota. Later, the children in the family changed their last name to Dimmers or Timmers. Some documents spell the last name Teummers, Tuemers, Temmersch, Daemish or Turmish.

The certificate of the 'Nationale Militie' (military) for Peter Arnold Tummers lists his occupation as ashoemaker, his parents name, fathers occupation (shoemaker), residence of the parents (Broeksittard, connected to Sittard), his number (man got a number for the year they should serve in the military, for Peter was that 1827, and his number was 5. Than they held a drawing for that year and if your number was drawn you had to serve in the military otherwise not). The certificate states that because a brother of his was already serving in the army, Peter was excused from duty for one year!! The sentence could also mean that: because he had a brother employed in his business he (Peter) was excused from duty for one year.

Arnold Teummers Killed
Arnold Teummers, an old resident of Dahlgren, about 70 years of age, was run over by an Engine of the C. M. St. Paul Railway, while walking on the track in front of the Depot at Cologne last Saturday, the 15th with fatal result. The Engine and tender passed over his legs just below the thigh crushing them both in a horrible manner. He lived long enough however, to make his will, and arrange his earthly matters. Mr T., was a widower, his wife having died several years ago, but he had several daughters who are married and cared for. A Coroner's inquest was held on Monday, who returned the following verdict, viz.

The said Arnold Teummers came to his death from injuries received by being run over by an Engine of the C M & St. Paul Railway operated by Geo S Chilson on the morning of Nov. 15th 1884, due to negligence on the part of the Engineer in not giving the proper signals.
W P Cash

Obituary -- The Carver Free Press -- Thursday, November 20, 1884, p. 1, column 3

Killed by a Train

"Last Saturday inside the limits of the village of Cologn Mr. Arnold Temmersch was run over by a train. The unfortunate man still lived two hours after the accident. Deceased is an old man 78 years of age and has lived in this country about 14 years. The coroners inquest took place last Monday and the verdict of the jury was, "Killed through the negligence of the engineer."

Peter Arnold Dimmers (Tummers) and his wife Anna Catherine Jorrisen Dimmers are buried in unmarked graves in the old cemetery north of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Cologne, Minnesota. All but a few of the old grave markers were cleared away some years ago, and the exact location of their graves is unknown.
Family links: 
  Joannes Dimmers (1780 - 1858)
  Joanna Maria Jansen Dimmers (1782 - 1856)
  Anna Catharina Jorissen Dimmers (1812 - 1878)*
  John Dimmers (1842 - 1921)*
  Goswin Dimmers (1844 - 1865)*
  Joanna Maria Tummers (1846 - 1861)*
  Elizabeth Timmers Schommer (1849 - 1930)*
  Gertrude Timmers Jordan (1852 - 1932)*
  Katherina Dimmers Strassen (1857 - 1927)*
  Anna Maria Dimmers (1859 - ____)*
  Peter Arnold Dimmers (1808 - 1884)
  Anna Elisabeth Dimmers Van Dean Bongard (1810 - ____)*
  Peter Jacob Dimmers (1813 - 1813)*
  Joanna Maria Dimmers (1814 - ____)*
  Maria Gertrud Dimmers Schrijen (1818 - ____)*
  Maria Catherina Dimmers Beckers (1821 - ____)*
  Anna Maria Dimmers (1823 - 1829)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Bernard's Cemetery
Carver County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Mar 06, 2012
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