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 John Jacob Kamm

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John Jacob Kamm

Birth
Germany
Death
5 Sep 1877 (aged 42)
Burial
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Plot
G, Lot 147
Memorial ID
55647075 View Source

indexed as Kann in the cemetery's online index

married Hannah Barcus on Dec. 12, 1855, in Allen County, IN

1870 Ft. Wayne, IN: Kamm, John J., 35, postmaster; Hanna, 32; Andrew, 12; George, 10; Charles, 6; Harry, 3; and Bennett, Hotie, 19, domestic servant

JOHN JACOB KAMM.

J. Kamm, late Postmaster of Fort Wayne, was born at Marburg, Germany, April 11, 1835; when quite young he came to this country and resided, for a time, in Stark County, Ohio. In 1854, he removed to Fort Wayne, where he resided until his death. Here he was married, December 16, 1855, to Miss Hannah Barcus, his estimable wife, who survives him.

He was a painter, and soon after coming to Fort Wayne entered largely into the business of painting and wall papering, being for some time a member of the firm of Baldwin & Kamm. He built one of the stores in Keystone Block, and was always an energetic and enterprising businessman. During and after the war, he was an indefatigable worker in the interest of the Republican party, with which party he has always been identified.

At the commencement of President Grant's administration, there being a number of candidates for the Fort Wayne Post Office, it was determined to submit the question as to who should receive the appointment, to a popular election. Mr. Kamm received a large majority, and was appointed and commissioned accordingly, filling the office for a little more than eight years to the entire satisfaction of the community. He stood high in the Masonic Fraternity, being a .member of Summit City Lodge, No. 170, A., F. & A. M.; Fort Wayne Chapter, No. 19, R. A. M.; Fort Wayne Council, No. 4, R. & S. M., and Fort Wayne Commandery, No. 4, K. T. He was also a member of Harmony Lodge, No. 19, I.O.O.F.

He was an old member and one of the Trustees of Trinity English Lutheran Church. He was a good citizen, a kind and indulgent husband and parent, and a consistent Christian gentleman in all the relations of life. His health had been failing for nearly two years prior to his death, but neither he nor his many friends believed his end to be so near, and the whole community felt shocked by the announcement of his decease. Only the week previous, he attended the Grand Conclave of Knights Templar, at Cleveland, Ohio, at which place he was taken very ill, and returned home, and to the bed from which he never rose, and died on the 5th of September, 1877. He was buried at Lindenwood Cemetery the Sunday following; the ceremonies being conducted under the auspices of the Knights Templar. To mourn his untimely decease—

ANDREW J., born July 51, 1857;
GEORGE L., " August 25, 1859;
CHARLES H., " November 17, 1863;
HARRY J., " October 3, 1866;
ANNA E., " July 8, 1870;
MARY ELLEN, " November 14, 1873.
Besides his wife, six children were left.

History of Allen County, Indiana by Thomas Helm, pub. 1880

indexed as Kann in the cemetery's online index

married Hannah Barcus on Dec. 12, 1855, in Allen County, IN

1870 Ft. Wayne, IN: Kamm, John J., 35, postmaster; Hanna, 32; Andrew, 12; George, 10; Charles, 6; Harry, 3; and Bennett, Hotie, 19, domestic servant

JOHN JACOB KAMM.

J. Kamm, late Postmaster of Fort Wayne, was born at Marburg, Germany, April 11, 1835; when quite young he came to this country and resided, for a time, in Stark County, Ohio. In 1854, he removed to Fort Wayne, where he resided until his death. Here he was married, December 16, 1855, to Miss Hannah Barcus, his estimable wife, who survives him.

He was a painter, and soon after coming to Fort Wayne entered largely into the business of painting and wall papering, being for some time a member of the firm of Baldwin & Kamm. He built one of the stores in Keystone Block, and was always an energetic and enterprising businessman. During and after the war, he was an indefatigable worker in the interest of the Republican party, with which party he has always been identified.

At the commencement of President Grant's administration, there being a number of candidates for the Fort Wayne Post Office, it was determined to submit the question as to who should receive the appointment, to a popular election. Mr. Kamm received a large majority, and was appointed and commissioned accordingly, filling the office for a little more than eight years to the entire satisfaction of the community. He stood high in the Masonic Fraternity, being a .member of Summit City Lodge, No. 170, A., F. & A. M.; Fort Wayne Chapter, No. 19, R. A. M.; Fort Wayne Council, No. 4, R. & S. M., and Fort Wayne Commandery, No. 4, K. T. He was also a member of Harmony Lodge, No. 19, I.O.O.F.

He was an old member and one of the Trustees of Trinity English Lutheran Church. He was a good citizen, a kind and indulgent husband and parent, and a consistent Christian gentleman in all the relations of life. His health had been failing for nearly two years prior to his death, but neither he nor his many friends believed his end to be so near, and the whole community felt shocked by the announcement of his decease. Only the week previous, he attended the Grand Conclave of Knights Templar, at Cleveland, Ohio, at which place he was taken very ill, and returned home, and to the bed from which he never rose, and died on the 5th of September, 1877. He was buried at Lindenwood Cemetery the Sunday following; the ceremonies being conducted under the auspices of the Knights Templar. To mourn his untimely decease—

ANDREW J., born July 51, 1857;
GEORGE L., " August 25, 1859;
CHARLES H., " November 17, 1863;
HARRY J., " October 3, 1866;
ANNA E., " July 8, 1870;
MARY ELLEN, " November 14, 1873.
Besides his wife, six children were left.

History of Allen County, Indiana by Thomas Helm, pub. 1880


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  • Created by: JC
  • Added: 30 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 55647075
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55647075/john-jacob-kamm: accessed ), memorial page for John Jacob Kamm (11 Apr 1835–5 Sep 1877), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55647075, citing Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by JC (contributor 46984629) .