The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Josephine “Kimble” Koempel

Josephine “Kimble” Koempel

Birth
Death 7 Aug 1887 (aged 15)
Burial Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec A Row G Plot 8
Memorial ID 131652744 · View Source
Suggest Edits

This entire row at Lourdes is made up of burials around 1887 and 1888. There are parish records for the deaths of John and a 15 year old Josephine Koempel, both in 1887 (10 Aug for Josephine, which could be a burial date). However, her marker states that she died in 1885! There is a complete lack of Kimbles in census records from this area. Perhaps the monument maker was not a German speaker.

On the basis of birth years and similarity of markers, this is likely the daughter of John "Kimble".

Her sister, Apollonia also has a birthday in 1870, so both can't be correct. I suspect that the marker is wrong (her father had died in March 1887, and there are no records of her mother). I would guess that she did die in 1887 like the church records say, and that she was 15 years old. Her birth year would then be in 1872.


Family Members

Parents
Gravesite Details Buried one marker away from John "Kimble"

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Cemetery Haunter
  • Originally Created by: Karen Ziege Bartelt
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131652744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine “Kimble” Koempel (18 Jan 1872–7 Aug 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131652744, citing Saint Mary of Lourdes Cemetery, Woodford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Cemetery Haunter (contributor 46558417) .