The Book of Kimm
1.3.2 Leonard Kimm3 b 16 Nov 1857 Winfield NY son of Leonhart Kimm2 and Charlotte (Letty) Klippel d 14 Mar 1930 m 28 Sept 1886 Keystone Ia Elsbeth Ziegler b Mageburg, Germany dau of Ziegler and Charlotte Eineks d 29 Jan 1940 bur Keystone Ia Cem
220.127.116.11 Rudolph David Kimm4 b 6 Sept 1888 Keystone Ia
18.104.22.168 Silas Conrad Kimm4 b 29 Jan 1890 Keystone Ia
22.214.171.124 Bertha Kimm4 b Aug 1892 Keystone Ia
126.96.36.199 Marie Terese Kimm4 b 13 Apr 1894 Marion Ia
188.8.131.52 Ewald Jacob Kimm4 b 14 Nov 1897 Keystone Ia
184.108.40.206 Adele Adelheid Kimm4 b 27 Jan 1899 Keystone Ia
220.127.116.11 Emma Viola Kimm4 b 20 July 1901 Keystone Ia
Leonard Kimm served as mayor of Blairstown, was town clerk, served on the school board, and was a member of the county board of education. He taught school at Keystone for a number of years. Later he operated a lumberyard and elevator at Keystone and was in business at Elberon and Newhall. He moved to Blairstown in 1910 and was vice-president of the Benton Cbunty State Bank in Blairstown at the time of his death. He was president of the bank for a number of years.
Adele Kimm, Leonard's daughter, has an interesting history of teaching. She attended Wellesley College and studied physical education. She taught the subject for ten years and was appointed associate professor of women at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan.
Next she studied music at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester and earned a master's degree. She taught music for thirty years at the University of Texas, the University of Iowa, and Ohio State University.
She had an unusual experience when she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in concert consisting of nine women playing the piano. Adele's nickname is "Teek."
18.104.22.168 Rudolph David Kimm (Rudy)4 b 6 Sept 1888 Keystone Ia son of Leonard Kimm3 and Elsbeth Ziegler d 3 June 1969 m 8 Feb 1913 Marion Ia Bessie EuLalie Steffa b 26 Mar 1893 Belle Plaine Ia dau of Andrew David Steffa and Caroline Nagel d 20 Jan 1966 Rudy and Bessie bur What Cheer Gem, What Cheer Ia
22.214.171.124.1 Kathryn Elsbeth Kimm5 b 5 Mar 1914 Anamosa Ia
126.96.36.199.2 Charlotte Alice Kimm5 b 20 Feb 1916 Iowa City Ia
Rudolph was a cashier at the Benton County State Bank for a number of years and then at the What Cheer Bank until his death.
188.8.131.52.1 Kathryn Elsbeth Kimm5 b 5 Mar 1914 Anamosa Ia dau of Rudolph David Kimm4 and Bessie Steffa m 1 Dec 1936 Houston Tex Robert Rudolph Rieke b 30 June 1913 Blairstown is son of Frederick Christopher Rieke and Ethel Grimes
184.108.40.206.1.1 Marian Jean Rieke6 b 1 July 1939 b Wharton Tex
220.127.116.11.1.2 Robert David Rieke6 b 15 Mar 1944 b Houston Tex
18.104.22.168.1.3 Marc Kimm Rieke6 b 20 Apr 1948 Houston Tex
22.214.171.124.1.1 Marian Jean Rieke6 b 1 July 1939 Wharton Tex dau of Robert Rudolph Rieke and Kathryn Elsbeth Kimm3 m 21 Dec 1959 Houston Tex Kenneth Leonard Naber b 13 May 1939 Denver Colo son of Raymond Bernard Naber and Helen Emma Goettel
Children Naber b Houston Tex
126.96.36.199.1.1.1 Kimm Elisabeth Naber7 b 6 Jan 1965
188.8.131.52.1.1.2 Michael Kenneth Naber7 b 4 Jan 1969
184.108.40.206.1.2 Robert David Rieke6 b 15 Mar 1944 Houston Tex son of Robert Rudolph Rieke and Kathryn Elsbeth Kimm5 m 2 Feb 1968 Houston Tex Mary Nell Feldt b 2 Nov 1944 Houston Tex dau of John Erick Feldt and Nellie Olivia Harrell
Children Rieke b Houston Tex
220.127.116.11.1.2.1 Robert David Rieke Jr7 b 16 May 1974.
18.104.22.168.1.2.2 Courtney Denise Rieke7 b 9 Mar 1976
22.214.171.124.1.3 Marc Kimm Rieke6 b 20 Apr 1948 Houston Tex son of Robert Rudolph Rieke and Kathryn Elsbeth Kimm3 m 8 Aug 1969 Houston Tex Susan Whedon Howse b 24 Aug 1948 Houston Tex dau of Joseph Alfred Howse and Marlyn Hazel Whedon
126.96.36.199.1.3.1 Leslie Aimee Rieke7 b 3 Mar 1972 Austin Tex
188.8.131.52.1.3.2 Brian Marc Rieke7 b 7 May 1975 Houston Tex
184.108.40.206.1.3.3 Laura Allison Rieke7 b 7 May 1975 Houston Tex
220.127.116.11 Silas Conrad Kimm (Con)4 b 29 Jan 1890 Keystone Ia son of Leonard Kimm3 and Elsbeth Ziegler d 20 Jan 1963 m 19 Aug 1948 Hilda Moeller Steege b 21 Oct 1895 Bremer Co. Ia dau of Christopher Moeller and Minna Hildebrant
Con worked for the Denver Savings Bank, Denver, Iowa, for twenty-five years.
18.104.22.168 Bertha Kimm4 b Aug 1892 Keystone Ia dau of Leonard Kimm3 and Elsbeth Ziegler d 1960 bur Keystone Ia m 14 Oct 1914 Delbert E. Cramer b 15 July 1893 North Liberty Ia son of Albert Cramer and Dora Bealer d 28 Sept 1928 bur North Liberty Cem
Bertha gave piano lessons in Blairstown until she married. Delbert was manager of grain elevators at several different towns.
22.214.171.124 Marie Terese Kimm4 b 13 Apr 1894 Marion Ia dau of Leonard Kimm3 and Elsbeth Ziegler d 19 May 1969 bur Mt. Pleasant Cem Blairstown Ia m 5 July 1919 Blairstown Ia Ray E Goss b 10 July 1893 Blairstown Ia son of George W. and Katharine Goss d 27 Aug 1947 Blairstown Ia bur Mt. Pleasant Cem Blairstown Ia.
Ray E. Goss served thirty-seven years with the Northwestern Railroad at Belle Plaine and Blairstown as depot agent. Ray was a sergeant in the U.S. Amy during World War I.
Children Goss b Blairstown Ia
126.96.36.199.1 Eugene L. Goss5 b 12 Nov 1920 d Nov 1942
188.8.131.52.2 Peter E. Goss5 b 3 Oct 1936
Eugene L. Goss served in the U.S. Signal Corps 1941-1942. He was killed in the Coconut Grove nightclub fire in Boston.
184.108.40.206.2 Peter E. Goss5 b 3 Oct 1936 son of Ray E. Goss and Marie Terese Kimm4 m 7 Nov 1964 Southfield Mich Kathleen F. Spooner b 7 Dec 1942 Detroit Mich dau of Cecil and Katherine Spooner
220.127.116.11.2.1 Steven S. Goss6 b 16 Dec 1966 Grand Rapids Mich
Peter is employed by Crosby and Henry Inc., a general insurance agency in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Blairstown High School in 1954 and The University of Iowa in 1958.
18.104.22.168 Ewald Jacob Kimm4 b 14 Nov 1897 Marion Ia son of Leonard Kimm3 and Elsbeth Ziegler d Apr 1967 Dayton Ohio m 4 Mar 1933 Dayton Ohio Helen Slaght dau of Slaght and Amanda Roberts
Ewald received a degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa. He was a consulting technical engineer for General Electric in Dayton, Ohio.
22.214.171.124 Emma Viola Kimm4 b 20 July 1901 Keystone Ia dau of Leonard Kimm3 and Elsbeth Ziegler d 26 Sept 1964 Des Moines Ia bur Mt. Pleasant Cem Blairstown Ia m 6 July 1926 Frederick Walter Goeppinger b Boone Ia son of Lewis Goeppinger
Child Goeppinger b Des Moines Ia
126.96.36.199.1 Fredrick L. Goeppinger5 b 25 Feb 1931
188.8.131.52.1 Fredrick L. Goeppinger5 (Fred) b 25 Feb 1931 Des Moines Ia son of Fredrick Welter Goeppinger and Emma Viola Kimm4 m 4 Aug 1953 Des Moines Ia Helen Rachel Webb b 1 Oct 1933 Brunswick, Tenn dau of A. Homer Webb and Lydia Susan Stewart
184.108.40.206.1.1 Fredrick Louis Goeppingey6 b 17 Oct 1954 Hutchinson Kan
220.127.116.11.1.2 James Leonard Goeppinger6 b 19 May 1956 Colorado Springs Colo
18.104.22.168.1.3 Richard Lee Goeppinger6 b 14 May 1959 Colorado Springs Colo
22.214.171.124.1.1 Fredrick Louis Goeppinger6 b 17 Oct 1954 Hutchinson Ken son of Fredrick L Goeppinger5 and Helen Rachel Webb m 23 June 1976 Geri Lynn Fiebig
126.96.36.199.1.1.1 Fredrick Louis Goeppinger Jr7 b 2 June 1977 Thornton Colo
188.8.131.52.1.1.2 Karen Lynn Goeppinger7 b 28 Dec 1978 Thornton Colo
184.108.40.206.1.1.3 Joseph Lee Goeppinger7 b 4 Dec 1981 Longmont Colo
220.127.116.11.1.2 James Leonard Goeppinger6 b 19 May 1956 Colorado Springs Colo son of Fredrick L. Goeppinger5 and Helen Rachel Webb m 6 Aug 1976 Joyce Patricia Klespitz
18.104.22.168.1.2.1 Jennifer Lynn Goeppinger7 b 28 Jan 1978 San Diego Calif
22.214.171.124.1.2.2 Jessica Ann Goeppinger7 b 2 Mar 1982 Longmont Colo
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