The Book of Kimm
Charles Edward Kimm - fourth child of Justus
1.7.4 Charles Edward Kimm3 b 6 Oct 1871 Atkins Ia son of Justus H Kimm2 and Emma Schneider d 1 Sept 1951 Marengo Ia m (1) 7 Mar 1900 Watkins Ia Virginia Edna Buck b 24 Feb 1882 Blairstown Ia dau of Thomas Buck and Sarah Isabell d 16 Jan 1901 (2) 8 Apr 1903 Amelie Wilhelmine Christine Budde b 15 Nov 1580 Benton Co Ia dau of Friedrick and Catherine Budde d 12 Sept 1962
184.108.40.206 Virgil Miles Kimm4 b 16 Jan 1901 Watkins Ia
220.127.116.11 Marion Mildred Kimm4 b 9 Aug 1905 Blairstown Ia d 14 Aug 1905
18.104.22.168 Weston Charles Kimm4 b 10 June 1907 Blairstown Ia
22.214.171.124 Merrlll Edwin Kimm4 b 31 Dec 1909 Blairstown Ia
126.96.36.199 Evelyn Grace Kimm4 b 27 Nov 1913 Wolsey S Dak
188.8.131.52 Arnold Robert Kimm4 b 26 Apr 1917 Coon Rapids Ia
184.108.40.206 Raymond Calvin Kimm4 b 12 July 1923 Guthrie Center Ia
220.127.116.11 Millie Jane Kimm4 b 30 Nov 1924 Guthrie Center Ia
Charles had some "formal" education beyond country grade school. He sometimes mentioned winter classes at a "Tilford Academy" and at a "Blairstown Seminary." This points up his lifelong interest in more "learning." He was an avid reader. His first away-from-home job was manager of the Northern Grain Company elevator in Watkins. Later, he acquired a 160 acre farm a few miles northeast of Blairstown. He raised purebred Duroc hogs and had customers in and out of Iowa. Always interested in community affairs, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Benton County State Bank in Blairstown, Iowa, prior to the family adventures into the Dakota prairies.
Along with the family, he was caught up with "South Dakota fever" in 1909, and acquired prairie land ten miles west of Huron. He sold the Iowa farm, built a new farmstead on the prairie farm, and moved his family to South Dakota in 1910. He established a purebred Hereford cattle herd which he maintained for years. Later, he was president of the Iowa Hereford Association.
When the Kimms moved to Dakota, the country was still in a primitive state. He pushed for and obtained a mail route and telephone service for the farm community, both out of Wolsey, six miles away, a long distance in those days.
In 1916, he "gave up" on South Dakota, sold the farm and bought a farm near Coon Rapids, Iowa. In 1918, he bought a farm near Guthrie Center so that the children could attend "town school." He was an officer of local agricultural organizations and continued as a purebred livestock breeder. During the "great depression" he lost the farm, moved to Benton County, and later acquired another farm near Vinton. He retired to Vinton in 1943
1 7.4.1 Virgil Miles Kimm4 b 16 Jan 1901 Watkins Ia son of Charles Edward Kimm3 and Virginia Edna Buck m 22 June 1927 Providence RI Margaret Claire Furey dau of Joseph Edward Furey and Catherine Halford
18.104.22.168.1 Barbara Catherine Kimm5 b 16 June 1932 Ft Lewis Wa
22.214.171.124.2 Richard Miles Kimm5 b 20 Feb 1938 Ft Monroe Va
Virgil attended prairie school near Wolsey, South Dakota, high school at Wolsey, and graduated from high school at Blairstown, Ia. He attended Drake University, was appointed to West Point Military Academy, and graduated in 1927. He pursued a military career, serving at several United States bases, Central American bases and Hawaii. He led his unit on Omaha Beach under General Eisenhower in World War II. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, he subsequently served private industry in engineering departments for several years.
Having been taught to play chess by the McFarling brothers at the local prairie school, Virgil carried on with chess activities through high school and at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he promoted an academy chess club and expanded that activity to organize a West Point-Yale-Harvard-Princeton Intercollegiate Chess League. After retiring from the engineering field, he promoted an International Chess Conglomerate consisting of National Chess Supply, a manufacturing and distribution facility, a World Wide Postal Chess Club, and edited and published The Chess Courier, a monthly chess magazine. He sold out to St. Louis interests in 1981. Home: Tampa, Florida and Providence, RI
126.96.36.199.1 Barbara Catherine Kimm5 b 16 June 1932 Ft Lewis Wa dau of Virgil Miles Kimm4 and Margaret Claire Furey m Aug 1955 John T Cambia Home: Norwalk Conn
188.8.131.52.1.1 Jocelyn Cambia6 b 2 May 1956 Providence RI
184.108.40.206.1.2 Barbara Lynn Cambia6 b 10 May 1960 Quincy Mass
220.127.116.11.2 Richard Miles Kimm5 b 20 Feb 1938 Ft Monroe Va son of Virgil Miles Kimm4 and Margaret Claire Furey m 20 June Patricia Morrison Home: Wilmington Del
Richard is an Annapolis Naval Academy graduate and is now manager of a flight safety training unit at Wilmington, Delaware.
18.104.22.168.2.1 Michael Richard Kimm6 b 28 Dec 1964 Kent RI
22.214.171.124.2.2 Susan Elizabeth Kimm6 b 20 June 1967 Washington DC
126.96.36.199.2.3 Melissa Kimm6 b 16 Sept 1968 Quonset Point Naval Hosp RI
188.8.131.52 Weston Charles Kimm4 b 10 June 1907 Blairstown Ia son of Charles Edward Kimm3 and Amelie Wilhelmine Christine Budde d 19 Oct 2000 bur Des Moines Ia m 11 Aug 1934 Fremont Neb Erma Clare Stanley (Clare) b 15 Jan 1908 Harrison Co Mo dau of Francis (Frank) O'dell Stanley and Ivy June Sweet
184.108.40.206.1 Richard Neil Kimm5 b 27 Feb 1938 Belie Plaine Ia
220.127.116.11.2 Diane Kimm5 b 5 Dec 1939 Des Moines Ia
During grade and high school at Guthrie Center, Iowa, Weston was active in 4-H. After his graduation from Chillicothe Business College, he was an agency manager of the Des Moines Register and Tribune 1928-1929. Other employment included the United States Department of Labor, the United States Department of Agriculture, Iowa Unemployment Compensation Commission, and Deputy County Auditor of Guthrie County. Weston was a Green Construction Company officer and director with numerous affiliates from 1941 through 1972. Work included "heavy" construction - i.e. dams, airports, power plants, etc. in the United States, Alaska and Canada. Home: 1818 43rd St Des Moines Ia
18.104.22.168.1 Richard Neil Kimm5 b 27 Feb 1938 Belle Plaine Ia son of Weston Charles Kimm4 and Erma Glare Stanley m (1) 1964 Carol Ann Gordon div (2) 14 Feb 1970 Omaha Neb Janice Nuckolls
22.214.171.124.1.1 Sherry Christine Kimm6 b 11 Jan 1965 Des Moines Ia
Dick is a sales representative for heavy construction equipment - John Deere, etc, in Des Moines.
126.96.36.199.1.1 Sherry Christine Kimm6 dau of Richard Neil Kimm5 and Carol Ann Gordon b 11 Jan 1965 Des Moines Ia m James Northrop Denman
188.8.131.52.1.1.1 Brittany Nicole7 b 1994
184.108.40.206.1.1.2 Taylor Christine7 b 1997
1 220.127.116.11 Diane Kimm5 b 5 Dec 1939 Des Moines Ia dau of Weston Charles Kimm4 and Erma Clare Stanley m 14 July 1963 Buckingham Ia Craig K Mitchell b 25 Sept 1938 Tama Co Ia son of Norman Mitchell and Doris Speer
18.104.22.168.2.1 Brad Charles Mitchell6 b 7 June 1964 Ft Leonard Wood Mo
22.214.171.124.2.2 Kimm Annette Mitchell6 b 10 June 1973 Waterloo Ia
The Mitchells have a sizeable farm operation in north Tama County and a computer systems and computer form service business in Hudson, Iowa.
126.96.36.199 Merrill Edwin Kimm4 b 31 Dec 1909 Blairstown Ia son of Charles Edward Kimm3 and Amelie Wilhelmine Christine Budde m Frieda Elizabeth Hasler b 23 May 1910 Coggon Ia dau of Rudolf Hasler and Elizabeth Egger
188.8.131.52.1 Robert Lee Kimm5 b 8 Aug 1934 d 6 Oct 1934
184.108.40.206.2 JoAnn Kimm5 b 14 Dec 1940
Jean Kimm5 (foster child)
Active in 4-H during grade and high school at Guthrie Center, Iowa, Merrill later attended business college in Omaha, Nebraska. He farmed with his father at Van Horne and then started farming for himself at Van Home. He purchased a farm at Coggon, Iowa - grain and dairy. Home: rural Coggon.
220.127.116.11.2 JoAnn Kimm5 b 14 Dec 1940 Vinton Ia dau of Merrill Edwin Kimm4 and Frieda Elizabeth Hasler m 14 June 1959 Ryan Ia Donald J Price b 19 Aug 1939 Central City Ia son of Donald B Price and Bessie Hamilton
Children Price b Cedar Rapids Ia
18.104.22.168.2.1 Dona Jo Price6 b 19 June 1960
22.214.171.124.2.2 Dennis Jay Price6 b 1 May 1962
126.96.36.199.2.3 Kim Marie Price6 b 23 June 1966
188.8.131.52.2.4 Kendra Jean Price6 b 25 Oct 1967
184.108.40.206.2.5 Katherine Ann Price6 b 7 Oct 19
220.127.116.11.2.1 Dona Jo Price6 b 19 June 1960 Cedar Price and JoAnn Kimm5 m 1 Dec 1979 David Wickman Jean Kimm5 foster dau of Merrill Edwin Kimm4 and Frieda Elitabeth Hasler m Oct 1959 Gordon Minehart
Scott Minehart6 b 13 Jan 1960 m Aug 1980 Cindy Banes
David Minehart6 b 9 Mar 1962
18.104.22.168 Evelyn Grace Kimm4 b 27 Nov 1913 Wolsey S Dak dau of Charles Edward3 and Amelie Wilhelmine Christine Budde m (1) 14 Sept 1935 Donald J McCormick b 5 Nov 1912 d 2 Nov 1937 (2) 4 Oct 1939 Kehoka Mo Daniel R Fesler b 10 Dec 1915 Lone Tree Ia son of Ray Arthur and Bess Fesler
Children Fesler b Iowa City
22.214.171.124.1 Jackie Ray Fesler5 b 7 Oct 1942
126.96.36.199.2 David Kimm Fesler5 b 4 Jan 1951
188.8.131.52.1 Jackie Ray Fesler5 b 7 Oct 1942 Iowa City Ia son of Daniel Fesler and Evelyn Grace Kimm4 m 4 Apr 1964 Iowa City Ia Lorna Ruth Chadek b l Nov 1941 Iowa City Ia dau of Carl Joseph Chadek and Frieda Villhauer
Children Fesler b Davenport Ia
184.108.40.206.1.1 Brian Ray Fesler6 b 12 Nov 1966
220.127.116.11.1.2 Sarah Suzanne Fesler6 b 6 Jan 1969
18.104.22.168.1.3 Lisa Leanne Fesler6 b 23 Sept 1970
22.214.171.124.1.4 Christopher Joseph Fesler6 b 6 Jan 1972
126.96.36.199.2 David Kimm Fesler5 b 4 Jan 1951 Iowa City Ia son of Daniel R Fesler and Evelyn Grace Kimm4 m (1)15 May 1970 Iowa City Ia Karen Lee Miller b 21 May 1950 Iowa City Ia dau of Vern D Miller and Helen May Gardner (2) 10 July 1993 Karen Michelle Trantham b 28 November 1953 dau of Willard Trantham and Rosemary Brunk
Children Fesler born Fairfield Ia
188.8.131.52.2.1 Kimberly Lea Fesler6 b 3 Nov 1970
184.108.40.206.2.2 Chad Allen Fesler6 b 24 Feb 1976
220.127.116.11 Arnold Robert Kimm4 b 26 Apr 1917 Coon Rapids Ia son of Charles Edward Kimm3 and Amelie Wilhelmine Christine Budde m 20 Nov 1939 Waterloo Ia Nadine June Hicks b 18 June 1921 Eldon Mo dau of Ferry LaFayette Hicks and Doris Evizee Wood
Children Kimm b Cedar Rapids
18.104.22.168.1 Gary Joseph Kimm5 b 30 Sept 1941
22.214.171.124.2 Robert Arnold Kimm5 b 14 Jan 1944
Arnold graduated from Van Horne High School. His entire career was in automotive parts management in Boone, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. He is now retired at Eldon, Missouri.
126.96.36.199.1 Gary Joseph Kimm5 b 30 Sept 1941 Cedar Rapids Ia son of Arnold Rob Kimm4 and Nadine June Hicks m 25 July 1964 Marion Ia Barbara Kay Hawkins b 15 Dec 1943 DeKalb Ill dau of Raymond Earl Hawkins and Phyllis Amelia Haire
Children Kimm b Petersborough NH
188.8.131.52.1.1 Catherine Marie Kimm6 b 28 Dec 1967
184.108.40.206.1.2 Heather Colleen Kimm6 b 9 June 1970
Gary Ia an ordained minister now employed in the production staff of a radio station in Mitchell, South Dakota.
220.127.116.11.2 Robert Arnold Kimm5 b 14 Jan 1944 Cedar Rapids Ia son of Arnold Robert Kimm4 and Nadine June Hicks m 26 Dec 1965 Marion Ia Charlee Ann Barber b 13 Jan 1946 Newton Ia dau of Yvonne Melvin Barber and Connie O'Connor
Children Kimm b Cedar Rapids Ia
18.104.22.168.2.1 Yvonne Danielle Kimm6 b 3 Mar 1972
22.214.171.124.2.2 Nicole Renee Kimm6 b 14 Oct 1976
Bob is an attorney in the firm Ruffin, Mitchell and Kimm in Cedar Rapids.
126.96.36.199 Raymond Calvin Kimm4 b 12 July 1923 Guthrie Center Ia son of Charles Edward Kimm3 and Amelie Wilhemine Christine Budde m 21 Oct 1948 Cedar Rapids Ia Wilma Edna Kouba b 1 Mar 1926 Cedar Rapids Ia dau of William Kouba and Anna Hach
Children Kimm b Iowa City Ia
188.8.131.52.1 Wendy Rae Kimm5 b 30 Apr 1952
184.108.40.206.2 Gayle Ann Kimm5 b 20 May 1956
Raymond graduated from Vinton High School. He served in World War II where he received a bronze star and a presidential unit citation. Thereafter, he engaged in the insurance business and owns Kimm Agency, Hiawatha, Iowa. Home: Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
220.127.116.11 Millie Jane Kimm4 b 30 Nov 1924 Guthrie Center Ia dau of Charles Edward Kimm3 and Amelie Wilhelmine Christine Budde m 19 Jan 1947 Vinton Ia Hoyt Ellis Carrier b 20 Dec 1919 Vinton Ia son of Garth Edward Carrier and Hazel Marie Ellis
18.104.22.168.1 Hoyt Ellis Carrier II5 b 1 Oct 1948 Mason City Ia
22.214.171.124.2 Mark Douglas Carrier5 b 29 May 1951 Evergreen Park Ill
126.96.36.199.3 Joel Crawford Carrier5 b 25 Sept 1961 Ventura Calif
188.8.131.52.1 Hoyt Ellis Carrier II5 (Skip) b 1 Oct 1948 Mason City Ia son of Hoyt Ellis Carrier and Millie Jane Kimm4 m 6 Oct 1973 Grand Rapids Mich Kathleen Anne Scanlon b 26 Aug 1951 Grand Rapids Mich dau of Charles M Scanlon and Phyllis Knee
Children Carrier b Grand Rapids Mich
184.108.40.206.1.1 Elizabeth Anne Carrier6 b 30 June 1977
220.127.116.11.1.2 Hoyt Ellis Carrier III6 b 25 Jan 1980
Skip is a newsman-photographer for the Grand Rapids Free Press.
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