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Blairstown Press; September 27, 1940
September 21, 1940
Bride's home in Blairstown

Cranston Home Is Scene Of Wedding.

Couple Will Make Their Home In Cedar Rapids.

The E. E. Cranston home in Blairstown was the scene of a pretty home wedding Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock when Donna Eileen Cranston became the bride of Kent Kimm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kimm of Norway.

For her wedding the bride wore a gown of sea blue French wool with matching accessories and her corsage was of gardenias. Kathryn Cranston, youngest sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and her dress of dubonnet was worn with navy accessories and her corsage was of Johanna Hill roses. Alfred Voss served Mr. Kimm as best man. The pretty single ring ceremony was read by Rev. J. C. B. Peck.

Present at the wedding were the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cranston, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cranston of Van Horne, Mrs. Wm. Schumacher of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kimm of Norway and Shirley Jackson.

Serve Wedding Dinner .

After the wedding ceremony the bridal party drove to Cedar Rapids where the wedding pictures were taken and where a wedding dinner was served at 6:30 at the Tower Tea Room. Places were laid for 25 guests. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cranston, Kathryn Cranston, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kimm, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cranston, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kimm, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kimm, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Zuber, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klass, Bert Powers, Vera Kirkman and Shirley Jackson.

The bride is the second oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cranston and was graduated from the Van Horne high school with the class of 1938. Later she graduated from the Cedar Rapids business college and since then has been employed at the Raymond M. Klass law office in Cedar Rapids where she will continue working.

Mr. Kimm is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kimm of Norway and was graduated from the Blairstown high school with the class of 1936. He is employed by the Collins Radio company in Cedar Rapids. The couple will establish their home at 1211 3rd Ave.; SE in Cedar Rapids.

{Submitter comment: His parents are Archie Kimm and Anna Marie Cluett.}
Submitted on Jul 2, 2006 by
John Shuck, jshuck@rocketmail.com


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?; Jan 20, 1916
January 15, 1916
Benton Co. IA

Married 50 Years-Silas and Katharina Engle were married in the court house in Marion, IA fifty years ago last Saturday, January 15th.

Katrina Engle was born Dec 3rd 1848 in Baden, Germany. Her parents with their famili of 8 sons and five daughters, immigrated to America in 1858 and settled two miles west of Atkins on what is now known as the Gasser farm.

Silas Kimm was born in Hesse Cassell, Germany November 11 1836. When he was seventeen years of age, he came to Utica, Oneida Co. NY in the company of his brother, Gus, who was 14 years old, and a sister of 22 years, who is now Mrs Jacob Nell of Norway, IA. Their parents followed them to America in a short time. Silas worked in Herkimer County for 12 years, during this time he became acquainted with folks by the name of Spellerberg who were coming to Iowa and he came with them in 1865; he worked that summer for Jesse Brown, a farmer living west of Fairfax, aand in a few months, selected the farm he wished to own and bought it for $7 an acre from the man who entered it from the government.

And that his judgement in the selection of this land was reliable may be seen at a glance for a finer lying bit of ground can not be found in this section of the country. It was to this home he brought his bride aand they have lived there ever since.

Mr Kimm is known far and wide on account of his sobriety, integrity, industry and honesty. Their family numbered ten, eight are living, two died in infancy; they are Henry Winfield, living at Adair, Guthrie Co. IA; Anna (Mrs Frank Smith) of Carpenter, SD; Mary S. the wife of Charles Zahrt, residing at Greenfield, Clay Co. IA.; Louisa Nelson of Lake Park, IA.; Caroline, wife of Peter Ward, resides in another house on the home farm. William Silas, manages the home place; Matilda D. married Richard Ferreter and lives in Johnson Co. IA; Edward L. owns and operates a farm near Springville, IA.

All of Mr and Mrs Kimm's family are married and they have 34 grandchildren.

{Submitter comment: My great grandparents}
Submitted on Nov 10, 2004 by
Kaye Sanchez, kkcs40434@aol.com


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