Hannah Garber Kimmel
On Tuesday morning, March 14, at 5 o'clock in the morning, the angel
of death came and claimed Grandma Kimmel for its own. Grandma at the
time of her death, was visiting her oldest daughter and family, near
Anthony, Kan., whither she had gone in Nov. to spend a few weeks. She,
however found the winter weather of southern Kansas so mild and pleasant
she decided to spend the winter there.
Her maiden name was Hannah Garber. She was born near Dayton, Ohio,
April 5, 1842. There she grew to womanhood and on Oct. 8, 1861, married
John M. Kimmel. In the year 1868 they came west and settled near Auburn,
in Sangamon county, Ill.They remained there until 1893, when they emigrated
to the vicinity of Mt. Vernon, where the husband died 14 years ago. To this
union nine children were born, two of whom, Minnie and Maude, died early in
childhood. The children who survive her are Mrs. C. W. Ecker, Anthony, Kan.;
J. A. Kimmel, Sprinfield, Ill.; Mrs. T. E. Bawden, Popular, Mont.; J. L. Kimmel,
Wolf Point, Mont.; Oscar H. Kimmel, East St. Louis, Ill; Mrs. H. J. Cusker,
Wolf Point, Mont.; and Mrs. W. N. Atkinson, Mt. Vernon.
After her husbands death grandma remained on the old home place at the
Camp Ground until seven years ago, when she reluctantly consented to give
up the farm and go to live with her children. The greater part of these last
years was spent in the home of hr youngest son, O. H. from which place she
often visited her other children and from which place she went to visit her
daughter at Anthony. Recently she wrote home that she intended visiting her
sister at Nevada, MO. on her way home in the spring. On the day of her death
she was 68 years, 11 months and 9 days old and besides her own family, leaves
a number of brothers and sisters and relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held in the daughter's home, Mrs. Ecker, near Anthony,
on Tuesday afternoon, as the daughter was so weakened that she could not
accompany the remains to Mt. Vernon.
The interment was conducted at Atkinson cemetery where the husband and
father is buried. A service was also held at the residence of Mrs. Walter
Atkinson, on Harrison St. at 1 p.m. Friday, Rev. Henry Lilleigh, of Mulberry
Grove, who baptized her in Christ years ago, preaching the funeral.
March 22, 1911 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera