JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
HANNAH KIMMEL/ GARBER
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
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