John Kimel

Czech Republic
Death Aug 1908 (aged 74)
Burial Plymouth, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 11444422 · View Source
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John was born Johann Nep. Kimmel in Babice, Bohemia (now known as the Czech Republic) to Josef & Anna (Bitzan) Küml/Kimmel.

It is unclear when John & his son, Frank arrived in the US but they are listed in the 1895 Iowa Census with John's son-in-law, Frank Vikturek. There is a possible arrival on 14 Jun 1890 in New York. The ship 'Saale' has passengers Joh. Kimmel and Franz as passengers 419 & 420 but their ages are off. Joh. is shown as 50 (could be 56) but Franz is shown as only 4 when he should have been 11.

John died in either Iowa or Minn. There is no stone marking John's grave, but the plat book for the cemetery shows him as "grandpa Kimel". He is buried in the same plot as his daughter, Anna, and her husband, Joseph Vikturek.

The following is a transcript of his birth/baptism record from parish book Netolice 29, page 44 located in the Trebon Archives:

"born and baptized on the 5th May 1834 in Babice No. 17
/catholic, male, legitimate/
/parish book Netolice 29, page 44/

Father: Joseph Kimmel, farmer, son of Mathias Kimmel, farmer in Babice and of Theresia nee Bitzan in Untergroschum (Dolní Chráštany) Krombauer in Roschowitz (Radošovice)

Mother: Anna daughter of Adalbert Bitzan, farmer in Untergroschum (Dolní Chráštany), and of Rosalia nee Janda in Untergroschum

Godparents: Anton Kimmel, farmer in Babitz, Maria his wife
Baptizing: Adalbertus Leschetický
Midwife: - "

Note: A baptismal certificate was issued on the 7th January 1864, for marriage. He was married 8 Feb 1864 in Zveretice, Bohemia to Katerina Migl. It is unclear as to what happened to Katerina as there is no record of her in the US.

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  • Created by: Vince Miller
  • Added: 29 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11444422
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Kimel (5 May 1834–Aug 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11444422, citing Bohemian Cemetery, Plymouth, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Vince Miller (contributor 46797965) .