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 John “Kimble” Koempel

John “Kimble” Koempel

Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 7 Mar 1887 (aged 59)
Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec A Row G Plot 10
Memorial ID 131652660 · View Source
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This entire row at Lourdes is made up of burials around 1887 and 1888. There are parish records for the deaths of John and Josephine Koempel, both in 1887. There is a complete lack of Kimbles in census records from this area. Perhaps the monument maker was not a German speaker, or perhaps they anglicized their name. Other children seem to have spelled it "Kimpel".

Son of Michael Koempel and Elizabeth Hussie; brother of Jacob (#122891094). He emigrated about 1850, and married Felicitas Rufing in Woodford Co, IL, on 12 Apr 1855. In 1880 the family lived in Worth Twp, Woodford, IL, including children Bartholomew (1858), Margaret (1861), Andrew (1863), Abbie (1865), Josephine (1869), John (1871), Michael (1873), and Jacob (1879).

Two of their children, Michael, born on 22 Jan 1876 and Matthias, 18 Aug 1879, were both baptized at Lourdes.

Their daughter Margaret Koempel married Nicolaus Obery at Lourdes on 7 Feb 1882.

Their son, Bartholomew Koempel, married Ida Kowitzer at Lourdes on 3 Oct 1882.

Their son, Anton/Andrew, married Caroline Clara Dubois at Lourdes on 19 Feb 1889.

Their daughter, Apollonia ("Abbie") married John Bastian at Lourdes on 4 Apr 1894.

No heirs beyond his wife, Felicite, were named in his last will and testament.

Some dates and relationships from the Wiechmann Gedcom at

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Gravesite Details Buried one marker away from Josephine Kimble.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 131652660
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John “Kimble” Koempel (18 Jan 1828–7 Mar 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131652660, citing Saint Mary of Lourdes Cemetery, Woodford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Cemetery Haunter (contributor 46558417) .