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James S Shimer
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1827
Harrison County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1903
Mariposa County
California, USA

Death of James Shimer.
James Shimer, one of the pioneer settlers of Coulterville, died there Wednesday morning. He had been quite sick with pneumonia not very long before but had nearly recovered. He went to work in his blacksmith shop before recovering his strength, and suffered a relapse which proved fatal. James Shimer was a native of Ohio, aged 76 years. He located at Coulterville when the residents there were very few, and has since lived there. He earned the respect and esteem of all by his upright life. In him Coulterville loses one of her best, public spirited citizens. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. A. Halstead, and three sons, Austin, George and Arthur Shimer, besides seventeen grand children. Mrs. F. A. Bondshu of Mariposa is a granddaughter of Mr. Shimer.
~ Mariposa Gazette, 25 Apr 1903
Contributed by Anne Shurtleff Stevens:
Born 6 Nov 1827, Cadiz, Harrison Co., OH. Son of James Jones Shimer of Maryland and Mary Wells of Pennsylvania. Grandson of James Shimer and Elizabeth Jones. Husband of Mary Keesey, the daughter of Conrad Keesey and Mary Burkett. They were married in 1852 and had the following children:
* Austin Shimer 1853-1905
* Amanda Shimer (Mrs. James Halstead) 1856-1905
* George Shimer 1857-28 May 1866
* Annie Shimer 1861-13 Apr 1866
* Arthur Shimer 1863-1942
* Frances Shimer (Mrs. Frank Halstead) 1863-1898
* George Shimer 1867-1915
Died. In Coulterville, Friday, April 13, 1866, Annie daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shimer, aged 5 years.
~Mariposa Gazette, Number 43, 21 Apr 1866
Died. At Coulterville, Monday. May 28th, of Diphtheria, George Shimer, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shimer, aged nine years. This makes the third child that Mr. Shimer has lost in the last few weeks with this terrible disease.
~Mariposa Gazette, Number 49, 2 Jun 1866 
Family links: 
  Mary Keesey Shimer (1825 - 1908)
  Austin Shimer (1853 - 1905)*
  Amanda Shimer Halstead (1856 - 1905)*
  Arthur Shimer (1863 - 1942)*
  Frances Shimer Halstead (1863 - 1898)*
  George Shimer (1867 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
1825 1908
James S.
1827 1903
Pioneers of 1843
Coulterville Public Cemetery
Mariposa County
California, USA
Plot: Section B Row 4 Plot 11
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
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James S Shimer
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James S Shimer
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- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015
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 Added: Mar. 27, 2010

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