The Book of Kimm
Silas Conrad Kimm - first child of Jacob Kimm
1.8.1 Silas Conrad Kimm3 b 2 July 1862 or 1863 Curtis Herkimer Co NY son Jacob Kimm2 and Katherine Ring d 16 Mar 1957 Herkimer Co NY m 22 Aug 1886 Hattie May Darling b 27 May 1868 Curtis Herkimer Co NY dau of John R Darling and Mary Howe d 4 Nov 1962 bur Salisbury Herkimer Co NY
22.214.171.124 Willard Ives Kimm4 b 1 Dec 1892 Clinton Oneida Co NY
126.96.36.199 Pauline Mabel Kimm4 b 12 Sept 1899 Middleburg Schoharie Co NY
188.8.131.52 Frances Darling Kimm4 b 10 June 1908 Keeseville Clinton Co NY
Biography of Silas Conrad Kimm by Frances Darling Kimm Jordan
"The Silas Conrad Kimm story begins on July 2, 1863, during the Civil War. He was born to Jacob and Katherine Ring Kimm in a log cabin in the Wilderness during the Civil War. After the war the government opened up the western territories to settlers so Jacob and many other Germans tracked westward, first settling in Iowa. Silas and his mother stayed in Salisbury where she died. Left alone at an early age, he lived with relatives. He picked berries and walked three miles to market to sell them to earn money to buy his clothes.
After the passage of the Free School Act of 1867, Silas lived with Billy Tanner and attended a little red school house. It contained a few feet of wooden blackboard much in need of paint and an old torn dictionary. Seats were common board which held three pupils. In the middle of the room stood a cast iron box stove. The children made their own books of lessons copied from the teacher's books which were elaborately handwritten with a quill pen.
When only eleven years of age, Silas hired out to do farm work, milking and mowing fields of hay by hand. He was up at 4:00 a.m. in summer and 5:00 a.m. in winter and all work was done without farm machinery.
Ambitious to earn more money, at sixteen he became a lumberjack learning all the difficult jobs from sawing trees to peeling bark from hemlock trees which was ground into tan bark to tan hides.
Determined to become a teacher, he entered Fairfield Seminary in the fall of 1881. He paid his room rent by being the school bellringer calling students to classes and meals, and being the custodian of the Town Clock the chapel belfry. He walked seven miles each Saturday and Sunday to and school carrying his week's provisions on his back.
To earn money he began teaching in 1882. In 1885 he returned to Fairfield Seminary and graduated in 1886. In August of that year he married Hattie May Darling. He taught until 1891 when he was selected by the Northern New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to take charge of Antwerp Seminary, a boarding school.
In the fall of 1892, he entered Hamilton College. In December his first child, Willard Ives Kimm, was born. After one-and-a-half years he transferred to Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He was graduated in 1896 with an A.B. degree. He continued to teach and started a three-year course leading to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy. At this time Hamilton College conferred on him a degree of Master of Arts in recognition of his service to the children of Central New York State. In 1900 he published a book The Iroquois, a History of the Six Nations of New York State, one of the few authoritative histories of the Iroquois. He received his Ph.D from Taylor University of Indiana.
On January 1, 1912, he assumed the duties of Superintendent of the Second Supervisory District of Herkimer County. He retired in 1936 after 54 years of educational work. After retiring, he spent his time writing on historical subjects, writing poetry, and genealogy of early Herkimer County settlers.
Because of his untiring efforts to improve the condition of the country schools, he was called the "Father of the Central School System.
He died on March 16, 1957. Besides his son, Willard, he left two daughters, Pauline Faxon and Frances Jordan, and nine grandchildren."
184.108.40.206 Willard Ives Kimm4 b l Dec 1893 Clinton NY son of Silas Conrad Kimm3 and Hattie May Darling d 7 Dec 1959 m 23 Sept 1917 New York City NY Mabel Henrietta Clearwater b 16 July 1893 Lloyd Ulster Co NY dau of Byron Clearwater and Charlotte Mae Breckenridge d 25 Apr 1974 Morristown NJ
Children Kimm b Orange Essex Co NJ
220.127.116.11.1 Willard Conby Kimm5 b 1 Aug 1921
18.104.22.168.2 Howard Frederick Kimm5 b 17 July 1924
22.214.171.124.3 Robert Burton Kimm5 b 17 Mar 1926
126.96.36.199.4 Richard Clearwater Kimm5 b 8 Sept 1930
Willard Ives Kimm served in the United States Army during World War I. He was associated with Ginn & Co., educational publishers, for 44 years. He graduated from Columbia University and remained through his life active in alumni activities. He was deputy chief of police in Orange, New Jersey, during World War II. He was active in the New Jersey Society of Sons of the American Revolution and was a past vice-president of the National SAR. He received the Boy Scout Silver Beaver award for service to scouting.
188.8.131.52.1 Willard Conby Kimm5 b 1 Aug 1921 Orange Essex Co NJ son of Willard Ives Kimm4 and Mabel Henrietta Clearwater m 22 Sept 1943 Somerville NJ Gertrude vonLengerke b 11 June 1923 Orange NJ dau of Ernest vonLengerke and Gertrude L Kolb
Children Kimm b Orange Essex Co NJ
184.108.40.206.1.1 Willard Conby Kimm Jr6 b 27 Aug 1947
220.127.116.11.1.2 Andrew Ernst Kimm6 b 2 July 1949
1 18.104.22.168.1 Willard Conby Kimm6 b 27 Aug 2947 Orange Essex Co NJ son of Willard Conby Kimm5 and Gertrude vonLengerke m 2 Feb 1969 Gall M Wurzbach
22.214.171.124.1.1.1 Jeffrey Timothy Kimm7 b 15 July 1970 Bladenburg Md
126.96.36.199.1.1.2 Tamara Kathryn Kimm7 b 10 Oct 1972 Dover Morris Co NJ
188.8.131.52.1.2 Andrew Ernst Kimm6 b 2 July 1949 Orange Easer Co NJ son of Willard Conby Kimm5 and Gertrude vonLengerke m 10 June 1972 Linda C Mershon
Child Kimm b Livingston Essex Co NJ
184.108.40.206.1.2.1 Andrew Ernest Kimm Jr7 b 16 Sept 1980
220.127.116.11.2 Howard Frederick Kimm5 b 17 July 1924 Orange NJ son of Willard Ives Kimm4 and Mabel Henrietta Clearwater m 27 Nov 1948 Charleston SC Catherine Gladys Wyman b 6 Sept 1928 Charleston S Car dau of Harry Hastings Wyman III and Gladys Gaines Walpole
Child Kimm b Plainfield Union Co NJ
18.104.22.168.2.1 Catherine Wyman Kimm6 b 18 Feb 1956
Howard served in the United States Army during World War II. Howard and Jim Kimm (Page 159) were both in Companay B, 399th Infantry.
22.214.171.124.3 Robert Burton Kimm5 b 17 Mar 1926 Orange NJ son of Willard Ives Kimm4 and Mabel Henrietta Clearwater m 26 June 1953 Maplewood NJ Marion G Breitbach b 3 Mar 1928 Irvington NJ dau of Edward and Lillian Breitbach
126.96.36.199.3.1 David Robert Kimm6 b 3 Sept 1954 Rome Oneida Co NY
188.8.131.52.3.2 Charlotte May Kimm6 b 3 Aug 1956 Torrance Los Angeles Co Ca
184.108.40.206.3.3 Steven Michael Kimm6 b 11 Nov 1958 Torrance Los Angeles Co Ca
220.127.116.11.3.2 Charlotte May Kimm6 b 3 Aug 1956 Torrance Los Angeles Co Ca dau of Robert Burton Kimm5 and Marion G Breitbach m 10 Aug 1975 Thomas Grant Woodward
18.104.22.168.3.2.1 Jason Thomas Woodward7 b 19 Aug 1976 Orange Calif
22.214.171.124.3.2.2 Jeffrey Steven Woodward7 b 23 June 1978 Jackson Mich
126.96.36.199.3.3 Steven Michael Kimm6 b 11 Nov 1958 Torrance Los Angeles Co Ca son of Robert Burton Kimm5 and Marion G Breitbach m 2 Aug 1980 Kristen M Rosenow
188.8.131.52.3.3.1 Michael Robert Kimm7 b 15 Mar 1982 Manister Mich
184.108.40.206.4 Richard Clearwater Kimm5 b 8 Sept 1930 Orange NJ son of Willard Ives Kimm4 and Mabel Henrietta Clearwater m (1) 5 Sept 1953 South Orange NJ Patricia Louise Jones b 15 Mar 1933 Boston Mass dau of Lester Partridge Jones and Flora Christine Stecker (2) 19 Aug 1978 Barbara Ann Chandler Tracy b 30 Nov 1936 Ogdensburg NY dau of Ralph James Chandler and Pearl Beatrice McFadden
220.127.116.11.4.1 Scott Frederic Kimm6 b 26 Dec 1955 Atwater Merced Co Calif
18.104.22.168.4.2 Dale Rodney Kimm6 b 22 May 1957 New Hartford Oneida Co NY
22.214.171.124.4.3 Christi Louise Kimm6 b 19 Nov 1959 New Hartford Oneida Co NY
126.96.36.199.4.4 Linda Christine Kimm6 b 10 Sept 1961 Decatur Macon Co Ill
188.8.131.52.4.5 Todd Samuel Kimm6 b 5 Apr 1966 Syracuse Onondage Co NY
Susan Babcock Tracy b 7 Sept 1969 Syracuse Onondage Co NY
184.108.40.206.4.1 Scott Frederic Kimm6 b 26 Dec 1955 Atwater Merced Co Calif son of Richard Clearwater Kimm5 and Patrlcia Louise Jones m 15 May 1982 Dallas Tex Helen Ann Delfeld
220.127.116.11.4.3 Christi Louise Kimm6 b 19 Nov 1959 New Hartford Oneida Co NY dau of Richard Clearwater Kimm5 and Patricia Louise Jones m 27 June 1981 Dewitt NY Jon Michael Meek
18.104.22.168.4.4 Linda Christine Kimm6 b 10 Sept 1961 Decatur Macon Co Ill dau of Richard Clearwater Kimm5 and Patricia Louise Jones m 10 May 1980 Cazenovia NY Roger Francis Graham Jr
22.214.171.124 Pauline Mabel Kimm4 b 12 Sept 1899 Middleburg NY dau of Silas Conrad Kimm3 and Hattie May Darling d 20 July 1966 Albany NY bur Salisbury NY m 22 Aug 1925 Herkimer NY Henry Faxon
126.96.36.199.1 Henry Silas Faxon5 b 26 Feb 1927 Herkimer NY
188.8.131.52.2 Frances George Faxon5 b 8 Feb 1928 Ilion NY
184.108.40.206.3 Ralph Warren Faxon5 b 8 Apr 1936 Mohawk Herkimer Co NY
220.127.116.11.1 Henry Silas Faxon5 b 26 Feb 1927 Herkimer NY son of Henry Faxon and Pauline Mabel Kimm4 m Robina Morrissey div
18.104.22.168.1.1 Billy Faxon6
22.214.171.124.1.2 Bobby Faxon6 d 1981 auto accident
126.96.36.199.1.3 David Faxon6
188.8.131.52.1.4 Cindy Faxon6
184.108.40.206.2 Francis George Faxon (Bud)5 b 8 Feb 1928 Ilion NY son of Henry Faxon and Pauline Mabel Kimm4 m (1)23 Jan 1947 Evelyn Gerhardt div (2)
220.127.116.11.2.1 Georgene Adell Faxon6 b 7 Mar 1948 Little Falls NY
18.104.22.168.3 Ralph Warren Faxon (Bing)5 b 8 Apr 1936 Mohawk Herkimer Co NY son of Henry Faxon and Pauline Mabel Kimm4 m 12 May 1956 Long Lake NY Laura Elsie Griffin b 25 July 1933 Long Lake NY dau of Edward Harvey Griffin and June Edna Smith
Children Faxon b Key West Duval Co Fla
22.214.171.124.3.1 Kim Laurel Faxon6 b2 Feb 1957
126.96.36.199.3.2 Lynn Edna Faxon6 b 24 Feb 1959
188.8.131.52.3.1 Kim Laurel Faxon6 b 2 Feb 1957 Key West Duval Co Fla dau of Ralph Warren Faxon5 and Laura Elsie Griffin m Alan Tillery
184.108.40.206.3.2 Lynn Edna Faxon6 b 24 Feb 1959 Key West Duval Co Fla dau of Ralph Warren Faxon5 and Laura Elsie Griffin m Gregory Figure
220.127.116.11 Frances Darling Kimm4 b 10 June 1908 Keeseville Clinton Co NY dau of Silas Conrad Kimm3 and Harriet (Hattie) Mae Darling m 12 Oct 1929 Remsen NY Gilbert Haven Jordan b 16 Dec 1899 Herkimer Co NY d 8 Nov 1961 Independence Mo bur Salisbury Herkimer Co NY son of Frank Jordan and Imogene Haven Gilbert
18.104.22.168.1 Joan Mae Jordan5 b 6 Oct 1931 Herkimer Herkimer Co NY
22.214.171.124.2 Gilbert Haven Jordan II5 b 4 Sept 1934 Mohawk Herkimer Co NY
126.96.36.199.2 Gilbert Haven Jordan II5 b 4 Sept l934 Mohawk Herkimer Co NY son of Gilbert Haven Jordan and Frances Darling Kimm4 m 16 Feb 1956 San Diego Calif Mary Margaret Coates b 14 June 1936 Jackson Co Mo dau of Clarence Coates and Doris Brown
188.8.131.52.2.1 Mark Andrew Jordan6 b 13 June 1957 Phoenix Ariz
184.108.40.206.2.2 Carl Alan Jordan6 b 13 Aug 1960 San Diego Calif - twin
220.127.116.11.2.3 Craig Alan Jordan6 b 13 Aug 1960 San Diego Calif - twin
18.104.22.168.2.4 Amy Jo Jordan6 b 26 Mar 1967 San Diego Calif
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