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Belle Plaine Union; January 23, 1963
Archie Kimm dies Jan. 22 at Belle Plaine
Archie Kimm

BLAIRSTOWN - Archie Kimm, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Belle Plaine Crest nursing home, Belle Plaine, following a long illness.

Archie Kimm was born on March 4, 1883, the son of Justus and Emma Kimm in Blairstown. On Nov. 23, 1906, he was united in marriage to Anna Cluett. In the spring of 1907, the couple moved to Huron, S.D., where they made their home for 20 years. In 1927, they moved back to Blairstown for 11 years until they moved to a farm, northeast of Norway. He worked as a carpenter during his lifetime and was a member of the Norway Methodist Church.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Kent and Leo, Cedar Rapids, and Keith, Norway, and one daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Viola) Bennett, Blairstown. Also surviving are two brothers, Matt, Cedar Rapids, and John, Huron, S.D., and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Merrifield, California, Mrs. Alice Blomme and Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Huron, S.D., and Mrs. Abbie Wodstrchill, Watkins.

Funeral services were held at Peffers funeral home, Blairstown, Thursday, Jan.24, at 1:30 p.m. Rev T. D. Dewey, Norway, officiated. Burial was at the Cedar Memorial cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Submitted on Nov 9, 1999 by
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special to the Gazette;
92-Year Old Blairstown Woman Dies at Her Home
Mrs. A.S. Kimm (Caroline Schneider Kimm)

Blairstown-Mrs A. S. Simm, 92, died at her home Saturday and services were held Monday at the Calvery Evangelical church. Burial was in the Mound Cemetery at Watkins. .(IA) When Mr and Mrs Kimm's son, Ira died in 1918 and their daughter-in-law a year later, the couple reared four of their five grandchildren. They had lived alone since 1931 and Mrs Kimm did much of her own work until her final illness.

She is survived by her husband, four grandchildren, Ora A. Kimm, Norway; Earl, Mrs Helen Becker and Ross, Blairstown and five great grandchildren.

{Submitter comment: A.S. was Augustus Silas}
Submitted on Oct 24, 2004 by
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Clara Kimm Died Dec. 6
Clara Kimm

Clara Larson Kimm, 76, widow of Fred G. Kimm, Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, following a short illness. She was born the daughter of Lewis E. and Sophia Olson Larson on Dec. 22, 1889, at Norway, where she spent most of her life. Mrs. Kimm was a member of Trinity Lutheran Chuch in Norway. She was married to Fred G. Kimm on Feb. 24, 1915, at Marion. The past seven years she lived with her daughter, Evelyn, in Cedar Rapids.

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) Stien, Sterling, Ill., Evelyn Kimm and Mrs. Paul (Marion) Moseman, both of Cedar Rapids; one son, Edwin Kimm, Norway; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Omar Farrell, Blairstown, and Mrs. Edward Hasley, Newhall.

Services were held at Turner Chapel West in Cedar Rapids, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, by the Rev. A. E. Edwards, Norway. Interment was at the Chapel of Memories, Cedar Memorial, Cedar Rapids.
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Benton Co. News;
Edward L. Kimm Is Dead at Norway
Edward L. Kimm

Norway-Services for Edward L. Kimm,69, who died suddenly Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 9 AM in St. Michael's church. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr Kimm, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Silas Kimm, was born Feb 20, 1886, near Norway. He was married to Theresa Spellerberg. She died July 9, 1920. Surviving are two sons, Wallace and Lyle, both of Norway; seven grandchildren; a brother, William of Independence; and two sisters, Mrs Anna Smith of Waterloo and Mrs Louise Nelson of Cincinnati.

The body is at the Wallace Kimm home.
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G.H. (Justus Heinrich) (or Gus) Kimm Dies at Blairstown Town's Last Vet Called on 92nd Birthday
Justus Kimm

Benton Co. News, special to the Daily Times.

Blairstown, Sept 12-Suffering an attack of bronchial pneumonia Tuesday, G.H. Kimm, 92 years old, Blairstown's last veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at 4:50 PM at his home here. The day was his birth anniversary. He had been a resident of this community forty-six years.

Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J.B.Peck. Burial will be in the Mound cemetery at Watkins. Mr and Mrs Kimm planned to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec 26.

G.H. Kimm was born in Germany in 1839 and came to america in 1853 with his parents, Jacob and Elefa Kimm, at the age of 14 years. The Kimm family located in Utica, NY where the son enlisted in Co. G, 34th New York Regiment on May 1, 1861 and was mustered out of the service June 30, 1863.

In 1865, he came to Benton county, Iowa and was employed ?? farms. Dec 26, 1866, he was married to Emma Schneider of Marengo. They established their home on a farm northeast of Norway and lived there 19 years. Having sold this place, Mr Kimm later bought a place two and 1/2 miles northeast of Blairstown, known as the Henry Schmuek farm, and lived there twenty ? years. After residing at Huron, SD nearly 20 years, the Kimm's returned a year ago two months and bought town property. He served as a Benton supervisor from 1887-1893.

Fourteen of the seventeen children born to Mr and Mrs Kimm and the widow, survive. The son and daughters are: John and Arthur Kimm, Mrs M.G. Johnson, Mrs. Sam Lowe, Mrs. H.T. Boone, and Mrs Frank Wodstrichill of Huron, SD. Charley Kimm of Coggan, IA; Henry, Martin, Matt, Gus and Archie of Blairstown, and Mrs Ella Merrifield and Mrs Laura Hotchkiss of Cedar Rapids. Others in the family include sixty five grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers at the military funeral.
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Cedar Rapids Gazette; 5 Oct 1931
Mrs Katharina Kimm, Pioneer Resident of Norway Vicinity, Dies
Mrs. (Silas) Katharina Kimm

Mrs Katharina Kimm, widow of Silas Kimm, died at her home in Norway, IA at 9:23 PM Saturday. Death followed an illness which began in July. She was born in Baden, Germany and came to this country 65 years ago and had lived in the vicinity of Norway the entire time.

Surviving are three sons, Henry W. of Adair. William S. of Norway and Edward L. Kimm of Fairfax; five daughters, Mrs Anna E. Smith of Carpenter, SD; Mrs Mary S. Zahrt of Greenville, IA; Mrs Louisa M. Nelson of Detroit, MI; Mrs Caroline Ward of Norway and Mrs Matilda Ferreter of Quasqueton besides forty-four grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. R. Carney of Cedar Rapids and two brothers, Jake and Henry Engle (Engel) both of Exira, IA.

Mrs Kimm was a member of the Swedenborg church south of Norway. her husband preceded her in death Oct 13, 1928.

Funeral services will be held in the home at Norway at 2 PM Tuesday. Burial will be in the Raetz Cem.

{Submitter comment: my great grandparents}
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Cedar Rapids Gazette; Dec 27, 2000, page 4
Keystone
Leo A. Kimm

Leo A. Kimm, 88, died Monday, Dec 25, 2000 in Keystone Nursing Care Center following a lingering illness. Services Friday, Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Keystone,(IA) by the Rev. Bruce Kaltwasser. Burial: Keystone Cemetery.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jack Kimm & wife, Katherine of Frederick, MD, and Gene Kimm of Cedar Rapids, (IA); a stepddaughter, Kay Peddycoard; a stepson, Dennis Moss; 3 grandchildren, Chantel, Kimberly & Vanessa; a great-grandson, Anthony; and a sister, Violet Bennett of Blairstown. In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Pat & Keith Kimm. He was born Jan 31, 1912 in Huron, S.D. to Archie & Anna Cluett Kimm. The family moved to Blairstown (IA) area... He married Beulah B. Womacks (born 7 April 1912 huron, S.D.) in 1933 in Galena, IL. The couple later divorced. He married Pauline Miller on Oct 3, 1956 in Keystone.(IA) Leo worked as a paint contractor in California, retiring in 1977. Leo and Pauline returned to Keystone following retirement and also lived in Cedar Rapids (IA) for a short time.
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Blairstown Banker Died of Stroke; Leonard Kimm was 72 Years Old; A Generous Civic Worker
Leonard Kimm

Leonard Kimm, blairstown banker, died at his home in Blairstown, Sat. morning at 5:25 o'clock. His death followed a stroke of paralysis on Wed. Mar 5. Mr Kimm suffered a stroke early last summer and had been an invalid since. He was over 72 years.

Mr Kimm was born Nov 16, 1857 at Winfield, NY. He was eduacted in a provate seminary and taught school in New York before coming to Iowa, where he again resumed teaching at keystone, IA.

On Sept 28, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Zeigler in Keystone. Seven children were born to them, all of whom are living. They are R.D. Kimm who has been associated with his father in the Benton County State Bank at Blairstown, S.C. Kimm of Waterloo, Mrs Bertha Cramer of Newhall, Mrs Marie Goss who with her husband and son resided at home with the parents, E.J. Kimm of Dayton, OH.; Miss Adele Kimm of Columbus, OH; and Mrs Emma Goeppinger of Des Moines. Besides his children and his wife, Mr Kimm is survived by three grandchildren and two half-brothers, J.B. and David Metzger of New York.

Mr and Mrs Kimm resided in Keystone for several years and then moved to a farm near Blairstown, later moving to Belle Plaine, where Mr Kimm operated a coal business. About 1894, Mr and Mrs Kimm moved back to Keystone and Mr Kimm bought the elevator and lumber yard. He later bought out the lumber yards at newhall and Elberon. he continues to operate these for .... to Marion in 1902. Mr Kimm continued to operate the business in the three towns, going by train and spending two days each week at each of the three towns.

In 1910, Mr Kimm came to Blairstown and bought A.F. allen's interest in the bank and moved his family here. He served the town as mayor and clerk and was also a member of the school board for several years. He was a member of the county school board at the time of his death. The city water system was installed during the time he was in office as mayor. Burial at the Keystone Cemetery.
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?; 1930
Blairstown Banker Died From Stroke- Leonard Kimm, Aged 72 Years Old:A Generous Civic Worker
Leonard Kimm

Leonard Kimm, Blairstown banker, died at his home in Blairstown, Saturday morning. His death followed a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday, March 5. Mr Kimm suffered a stroke early last summer and had been an invalid ever since. he was over 72 years old.

Mr Kimm was born Nov 16, 1857, at Winfield, NY He was educated in a private seminary and taught school in New York before coming to Iowa, where he again resumed teaching at Keystone, IA.

On Sept 28, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Zeigler at Keystone. Seven children were born to them, all of whom are living. They are R.D. Kimm who has been associated with his father in the Benton Co. State Bank at Blairstown, S.C. Kimm of Waterloo, Mrs Bertha Cramer of Newhall, Mrs Marie Goss who with her husband and son resided at home with her parents, E.J. Kimm of Dayton, OH, Miss Adele Kimm of Columbus, OH, and Mrs Emma Goeppinger of Des Moines. Besides his children and his wife, Mr Kimm is survived by three grandchildren and two half-brothers, J.B. and David Metzger of New York.

Mr and Mrs Kimm resided in Keystone for several years and then, moved to a farm near Blairstown, later, moving to Belle Plaine, where Mr Kimm operated a coal business. About 1894, Mr and Mrs Kimm moved back to Keystone and Mr Kimm bought the elevator and lumber yard. He later bought out the lumber yards at Newhall and Fileron. He continued to operate these for several years. Mr Kimm continued to operate the business in the three towns, going by train and spending two days each week at each of the three towns.

In 1910, Mr Kimm came to Blairstown and bought the A.F. Allen's interest in the bank and moved his family here. He served as town mayor and clerk and was also a member of the school board for several years. he was a member of the county school board at the time of his death. The city water system was installed during the time he was in office as mayor.

Blairstown businesses closed from 1 to 8 PM in respect to Mr Kimm's memory.

Mr Kimm was a very energetic person and one who believed in hard work and a good education.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Grace Lutheran church in Blairstown with interment in the family plot at Keystone.
Submitted on Feb 5, 2005 by
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ONLINE-News of Benton Co Belle Plaine Union/S.Bent; Nov 2004
Lois A. Kimm
Lois A. Kimm

Funeral services for Lois A. Kimm, 83, of Blairstown, were Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004, at Immaculate Conception Church at Van Horne, with the Rev. Paul Baldwin officiating. Burial was in the Keystone Cemetery. Mrs Kimm died Sunday, Nov 21, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a lengthy illness. Lois A. Kimm was born Oct 1, 1921, at Keystone, the daughter of Rudy and Anna Winkleman Krombach. In 1930, her family moved to live in the Davenport area. On Dec 23, 1939, she married Edward Enderle. in 1946, they moved to a farm in the Keystone area. On May 5, 1969, he passed away and she continued to live on the farm. On Oct 10, 1970, she married Dale P. Kimm. They lived in Keystone before moving to Blairstown. She is survived by her husband, Dale P. Kimm; a son, Ed (Kim) Enderle of Newhall; two step-sons, Dale "Joe" (Corrine Kimm and Jon (Jerelyn) Kimm all of Blairstown; two daughters, Sharon (Ron) Snow of Fairfield Bay, AR, and Pam (Marty) Foreman, of San Diego, CA; a brother, Richard (Delores) Krombach of Davenport; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Judy Griffith; and a step-daughter, Janet Kimm. Overton Family Funeral Home in Blairstown was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted on Jul 26, 2005 by
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Personal and Local
Silas Kimm

Silas Kimm died at his farm home near Walford, Sat. Oct 13, 1928. The funeral was held at the Norway M.E. church on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Atwood had charge of the services. Interment was in the Raetz Cemetery four miles east of Newhall (IA) Deceased was ninety-three years of age. He is survived by his widow, three sons and four daughters and several granddchildren

{Submitter comment: my great Grandfather}
Submitted on Mon Oct 4 11:00:19 2004 by
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