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Kimmel, J. Daniel (1857-1933)


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Date: 11/9/2023 at 14:10:41

Daily Freeman Journal
Webster City, Iowa
Monday, August 14, 1933

J. Daniel Kimmel was born April 20, 1857 in southwestern Hamilton county, Iowa. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kimmel, who were among the pioneer residents of this county. He grew to manhood in the community where he was born, and was married to Miss Lucinda DeFrance here in Webster City.

Mr. Kimmel was a man of energy, honesty and a good neighbor. He lived in peace and quietness. He borrowed no trouble, and handed none out to his fellowman. He was content with an honest day's work given, in return for an honest wage received. He preferred his home and its environment rather than the swift movements and gayety of society, and spent his leisure hours there. He was a man of robust health until the more recent years of his life, when he became possessed of an ailment which resulted in his death Saturday, July 22, 1933. His entire life was spent in Iowa, excepting about 13 years when he was in Nebraska. He with his family moved into Webster City where, for the past 36 years he has been at home at the present residence, 214 east Fourth street.

Mr. Kimmel was a believer in the Deity of Jesus, and many years ago he confessed his faith in Him as the Redeemer, and identified himself with the people of the Church of Christ here in Webster City.

He was also a member of the Woodman of the World, and the Yeoman lodges. In his passing, he leaves to mourn his departure, his faithful wife and three children: Archie, of Eldora; Mrs. Myrtle Lane, and Thomas, of Waterloo, Iowa. One daughter died in infancy during his sojourn in Nebraska, and one daughter, Mrs. Lena Beckner, passed away in 1909. Mr. Kimmel was the last one of his father's family. The three children were all present at the time of his passing.

Services were held Monday, July 24, 1933, with a brief service at the home for the family, and the public service at the Church of Christ in Webster City, and burial was made in the Graceland cemetery.


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