The Book of Kimm
Mary Salome Kimm - fourth child of Silas
1.6.4 Mary Salome Kimm3 b 10 Aug 1873 dau of Silas Kimm2 and Katharina Engel d 8 Feb 1950 Spencer Clay Co Ia m 5 Jan 1895 Norway Ia Charles Davis Zahrt Sr b 17 July 1870 Conroy Ia son of John Conrad Zahrt and Amelia Smith Davis d 22 Jan 1955 Spencer Ia bur Riverside Cem Spencer Ia
184.108.40.206 Kathryn Ione4 (Katie) b 26 Oct 1896 Atkins Benton Co
220.127.116.11 Infant4 b 3 Jan 1897 Atkins Benton Co Ia d 26 Feb 1897 Atkins
18.104.22.168 Charles Davis Jr4 b 10 Mar 1897 Atkins Ia d 28 June 1918 b Riverside Cem Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124 Fred William4 b 20 Sept 1900 Rossie Clay Co Ia
126.96.36.199 Grace Irene4 b 6 Jan 1905 Rossie Clay Co Ia
188.8.131.52 Harley Wayne4 b 10 Dec 1908 Rossie Clay Co Ia
Charles Davis Zahrt was a resident of Clay Co Ia for 55 years and resided on a farm north of Rossie Ia for 27 years. His last 23 years were spent as a resident of Spencer, Ia. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and in an early day he was a Sunday School teacher. He had a total of 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. At one time they had a fire in their house. They lost all of their household goods and only had a small amount of insurance. They were renting the house at the time. They also lost a little boy aged about 2 months at their home near Atkins, Ia in 1897.
Mary Salome Zahrt attended the rural schools near Norway, Ia and the Tilford Academy at Vinton, Ia. She married Charles Zahrt of Marengo and they spent the first five years of married life on a farm near Atkins, Ia. In 1900 they came to Clay Co. Ia moving to a farm near Rossie where they lived until they moved to Spencer. Their wedding announcement in the paper read: "He is to be congratuated for winning such a bright and handsome lady who possesses more than ordinary accomplishments. Both bride and groom were beautifully attired and made a fine impression."
184.108.40.206 Kathryn Ione Zahrt4 b 26 Oct 1896 Atkins, Ia dau of Charles Zahrt Sr and Mary Salome Kimm3 d 16 Oct 1971 Compton CA m 17 July 1916 Spencer, Ia Leslie Mark Upward b 8 Feb 1894 Donavon Ill son of Richard Upward and Esther Francis
Children Upward b Clay Co Ia
220.127.116.11.1 Darlene Ione5 b 23 Oct 1917
18.104.22.168.2 Dale Leslie5 b 25 Nov 1919
22.214.171.124.3 Shirley Jean5 b 11 Apr 1923
126.96.36.199.1 Darlene Ione Upward5 b 23 Oct 1917 Rossie Ia dau of Leslie Mark Upward and Kathryn Zahrt4 d 6 June 1978 Spirit Lake Ia bur 10 June 1978 Greenville Clay Co Ia mi Jan 1936 Greenville Ia Roy Bowers b 17 July 1914 Greenville Ia son of William Conrad Bowers and Ella Mae Puckett
Children Bowers b Spencer Clay Co Ia
188.8.131.52.1.1 Leslie William6 b 10 June 1937 d 10 June 1937 bur Greenville Ia
184.108.40.206.1.2 Ronald Roy6 b 4 July 1940
Boy Bowers worked for Rockwell International for 25 years.
220.127.116.11.1.2 Ronald Roy Bowers6 b 4 July 1940 Spencer Ia son of Roy Bowers and Darlene Upward5 26 May 1962 Los Angeles CA Geraldine Anderson b 26 Apr 1941 Lynwood CA dau of Franklin William Anderson and Wilhamiena Denof
Children Bowers (adopted)
18.104.22.168.1.2.1 Guy Ronald7 b 18 Jan 1965 Los Angeles CA
22.214.171.124.1.2.2 Ronna Jean7 b Oct 1966 Long Beach CA
126.96.36.199.1.2.3 Troy Franklin7 b 28 May 1968 Oakland CA
188.8.131.52.1.2.4 Sheryl Lee7 b 5 Jan 1975
184.108.40.206.2 Dale Leslie Upward5 b 25 Nov 1919 Clay Co Ia son of Leslie Upward and Kathryn Zahrt4 m 22 Nov 1941 Yuma Co AZ Eleanor Althea Blunt
Children Upward b Spencer Ia Co Ia
220.127.116.11.2.1 Donald Dale6 b 26 July 1943 San Francisco CA
18.104.22.168.2.2 Doris Elaine6 b 9 Aug 1945
22.214.171.124.2.3 Shirlene Kay6 b 6 Aug 1950
126.96.36.199.2.4 Mark Leslie6 b 8 Oct 1952
188.8.131.52.2:1 Donald Dale Upward6 b 26 July 1943 San Francisco Calif son of Dale Leslie Upward and Kathryn Zahrt4 m (1) Kathy Whittaker (2) Sue
184.108.40.206.2.2 Doris Elaine Upward6 b 9 Aug 1945 Spencer Ia second child of Dale Upward5 and Eleanor Blunt m 30 Apr 1966 John Lenz
220.127.116.11.2.2.1 Robin Ann Lenz7 20 Mar 1968
18.104.22.168.2.2.2 Andrew John Lenz7 b 1 Nov 1969
22.214.171.124.2.2.3 Russell John Lenz7 b 14 Nov 1971
126.96.36.199.2.2.4 Aaron John Lenz7 b 14 June 1974
188.8.131.52.2.3 Shirlene Kay Upward6 b 6 Aug 1950 dau of Dale Leslie Upward5 and Eleanor A Blunt m 28 Sept 1963 Los Angeles CA Steven Douglas Goddard
Children Goddard b Whittler CA
184.108.40.206.2.3.1 Tamera Lynn7 b 20 Apr 1964
220.127.116.11.2.3.2 David McCloud7 b 11 June 1969
18.104.22.168.2.4 Mark Leslie Upward6 b 8 Oct 1952 Spencer Ia son of Dale Upward5 and Eleanor Blunt m (1) Gweldolyn Covey div May 1976 m (2) Marianne Mark is a teacher at Vermillion, South Dakota
22.214.171.124 Fred William Zahrt Sr4 b 20 Sept 1900 Rossie Ia fourth child of Charles Zahrt and Mary Kimm3 d 7 Nov 1957 bur Riverside Cem Spencer IA m 24 Feb 1924 Spencer Ia Rachel Roberts b 22 Jan 1904 dau of John H Roberts and Susie Bowen
126.96.36.199.1 Fred Zahrt Jr5 b 14 Oct 1927 Rossie Ia
188.8.131.52.2 Beverly5 b 25 Feb 1931 Rossie Ia
184.108.40.206.3 Darwin5 b 24 Aug 1932 Rossie Ia
220.127.116.11.4 Roger5 b 19 Oct 1935 Rossie Ia
18.104.22.168.5 Gary5 b 22 May 1938 Rossie Ia
22.214.171.124.6 Suzanne5 b 23 Apr 1940 Spencer Ia
126.96.36.199.7 Sandra5 b 24 Oct 1943 Spencer Ia
Fred Zahrt was born two miles north of Rossie, Iowa in Clay County, Iowa. He was a resident of Clay County all of his life. He attended country school and the Rossie School. His early youth was spent in farming with his parents. He was a mechanic for 30 years. At one time, the newspaper reported that Fred "narrowly escaped more serious injury when he lost part of his right thumb while assisting in the repair of a windmill on a farm near Royal, Iowa." "His thumb was cut off at the first joint." "He was rushed to a physician for medical treatment." It was later told that he didn't actually lose part of his thumb.
Rachel Zahrt was raised on a farm near Linn Grove, Iowa. She attended the Zion Church School and later went to school by bobsled in Rossie.
188.8.131.52.1 Fred Zahrt Jr5 b 14 Oct 1927 Rossie Ia son of Fred Zahrt Sr4 and Rachel Roberts m 29 May 1948 Royal Ia Kathryn Sonius b 21 Mar 1929 Spencer Ia dau of Allen Sonius and Beda Wilhelmia Freeburg
184.108.40.206.1.1 Steven William6 b 15 Nov 1950 Belmond Wright Co Ia
220.127.116.11.1.2 Scott Mikal6 b 8 July 1952 Spencer Clay Co Ia
18.104.22.168.1.3 Stanley Ashley6 b 5 Sept 1953 Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124.1.4 Shelly Kay6 b 3 Apr 1957 Covina CA
Fred Zahrt Jr5 was in the United States Army Air Corps from 1945-47 and became a radio instructor. He is now at Cal State University in Los Angeles as an instructor and Associate Chair and Presidents Office.
Steven William Zahrt6, son of Fred Zahrt Jr5 and Kathryn Sonius, joined the Army and was in the Special Forces Green Berets from 1970-1974. He obtained his B.S. Degree from Cal State.
Scott Zahrt Mikal6, son of Fred Zahrt Jr5 and Kathryn Sonius, was in the United States Air Force and Cal Air Guard from 1974-1982. He obtained his B.S. Degree from Metropolitan State College at Colorado in 1974 and is presently an F4 Fighter Pilot at Homestead Air Force Base.
Stanley Ashley Zahrt6, son of Fred Zahrt5 and Kathryn Sonius, joined the United States Air Force and Cal Air Guard 1975-1982. He obtained his B.S. Degree at San Diego State in 1975 and is presently an F4 Fighter Pilot at Homestead Air Force Base.
Shelly Kay Zahrt6, dau of Fred Zahrt Jr5 and Kathryn Sonius, received her B.S. Degree in Home Economics from Long State University. She is presently a graduate assistant and teaches business administration.
126.96.36.199.2 Beverly Mae Zahrt6 b 25 Feb 1931 Rossie Iowa dau of Fred Zahrt
and Rachel Roberts m 18 Sept 1949 Sioux Rapids Ia Merle Duane Jeppeson b 17 Mar
1928 Sioux Rapids Ia d 6 June 1980 Spencer Ia son of Daniel Jeppeson
and Margaret Evans
188.8.131.52.2.1 Lonnie Duane6 b 3 Sept 1950 Storm Lake Ia d 4 Sept 1950
184.108.40.206.2.2 Zona Gale6 b 10 June 1952 Storm Lake Ia
220.127.116.11.2.3 Kayleen Marie6 b 31 Oct 1953 Storm Lake Ia
18.104.22.168.2.4 Javotte Jone6 b 7 Oct 1959 Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124.2.5 Zoe Ann Rachelle6 b 31 Oct 1964 Spencer Ia
Beverly Jeppeson with her daughter, Zoe Ann, live on a farm near Rossie, Ia. She has continued the farm operation since her husband's death. Javotte and her husband, Allen, farm 50/50 with her. They also farm 160 acres rented land which belongs to Norma Nelson Morgan, daughter of Louisa Kimm. Beverly has taught school for 25 years. Kayleen Marie Jeppeson6 is a music teacher at Quimby, Iowa.
126.96.36.199.2.2 Zona Gale Jeppeson6 b 10 June 1952 Storm Lake Ia dau of Merle Jeppeson and Beverly Zahrt5 m 24 Mar 1972 Rossie Ia Mike Beck son of Homer Wayne Beck and Rosemary Jean Pukes. They live in Aspen CO where she is an executive secretary and Mike is a business manager.
188.8.131.52.2.4 Javotte Jeppeson6 b 7 Oct 1959 Spencer Ia dau of Marie Jeppeson and Beverly Zahrt5 m 14 Aug 1981 Royal Clay Co Ia Allen David McCarthy b 30 Aug1955 Emmetsburg Ia son of David McCarthy and Rita Mary Theisen
1.6.4 4.3. Darwin Charles Zahrt5 b 24 Aug 1932 Rossie Ia son of Fred Zahrt4 and Rachel Violet Roberts m 8 July 1951 Wehb Clay Co Ia Ann Marie Lauritsen b 20 Nov 1933 Sioux Rapids Ia dau of Nels Lauritsen and Mabel Johnson
184.108.40.206.3.1 Craig Darwin6 b 20 Nov 1952 Storm Lake Ia
220.127.116.11.3.2 Lynn Renee6 b 8 Mar 1955 Spencer Ia
18.104.22.168.3.3 Curtis Shane6 b 13 Oct 1956 Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124.3.4 Clark David6 b 9 Feb 1959 Spencer Ia
126.96.36.199.3.5 Cory Keith6 b 22 Nov 1966 Spencer Ia
Darwin Zahrt graduated from Buena Vista College 1960. He played semi-pro baseball for the Estherville Red Sox. He is now an elementary teacher at Spencer, Iowa, and a radio announcer for KICD. Ann is executive director of Iowa Great Lakes Chapter of the Red Cross.
1.6.4 4.3.1 Craig Darwin Zahrt6 b 20 Nov 1952 Storm Lake Ia son of Darwin Zahrt5 and Rachel Roberts m 14 Apr 1973 Everly Ia Ellen Kay Ketelsen b 29 Oct 1951 Spencer Ia dau of Eldon Arno Ketelson and currently a lumberjack.
188.8.131.52.3.1.1 Chancy Nathanie7 b 8 Mar 1978 Custer S Dak
184.108.40.206.3.1.2 Cheyenne Maree7 b 1 Mar 1979 Custer S Dak
220.127.116.11.3.2 Lynn Renee Zahrt6 b 8 Mar 1955 dau of Darwin Zahrt5 and Rachel Roberts m Michael Aaron Huffman
Children Huffman b Spencer Ia
18.104.22.168.3.2.1 Andrew Michael Huffman7 b 11 Sept 1976
22.214.171.124.3.2.2 Kerri Lynn Huffman7 b 19 June 1979
126.96.36.199.3.2.3 Katie Ann Huffman7 b 17 Oct 1981
188.8.131.52.4 Roger Zahrt5 b 19 Oct 1935 Rossie Ia son of Fred Zahrt4 and Rachel Roberts In 3 Feb 1957 Spencer Ia Beverly Sierck b 14 Dec 1937 Alta Ia dau of Otto Sierck and Hortense Hartman
184.108.40.206.4.1 Kimberly Sue6 b 11 Feb 1958 Spencer Ia
220.127.116.11.4.2 Kevin Roger6 b 7 Nov 1959 Spencer Ia
18.104.22.168.4.3 Kyle William6 b 8 May 1962 Sioux Rapids Ia d 18 June 1962
bur Sioux Rapids Ia
Roger is the manager of the Golden Sun Elevator in Ellsworth, Iowa.
22.214.171.124.4.1 Kimberly Sue Zahrt6 b 11 Feb 1958 Spencer Ia dau of Roger Zahrt5 and Beverly Sierck m 30 July 1977 Garden City Ia Kevin Duane Nessa b 22 Nov 1958 Story City Ia son of Duane Delmar Nessa and Janet Laidley
Children Nessa b Story City Ia
126.96.36.199.4.1.1 Joshua Kevin7 b 12 Feb 1979
188.8.131.52.4.1.2 Sarah Lee7 b 5 Aug 1981
184.108.40.206.4.2 Kevin Zahrt6 b 7 Nov 1959 Spencer la son of Roger Zahrt6 and Beverly Sierck m 10 Oct 1981 Williams Ia Peggy Sue Norem b 7 May 1959 Story City Ia dau of Ray Andy Norem and Betty Lou Helton
Kevin is now assistant manager of the Golden Sun Elevator in Estherville
220.127.116.11.5 Gary Zahrt5 b 22 May 1938 Rossie Ia son of Fred Zahrt4 and Rachel Roberts m 21 Aug 1960 Spencer Ia Marge Dirksen b 27 June 1941 Spencer Ia dau of Ole Dirksen and Evelyn
18.104.22.168.5.1 Janelle Lynn6 b 26 May 1962 Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124.5.2 Jodie Ann6 b 15 July 1964 Santa Ana CA
126.96.36.199.5.3 Gary Keith Jr6 b 22 Dec 1967 Camp Legeune N Car
188.8.131.52.5.4 Cynthia May6 b 22 Jan 1969 Pipestone Mn
184.108.40.206.5.5 Tracy Lee6 b 15 Dec 1969 Timaru New Zealand
220.127.116.11.5.6 Elaine Kay6 b 18 Aug 1971 Timaru New Zealand
Gary was in the Marines for 10 years with two tours of Vietnam and two years in New Zealand where he worked at the St. John's Observatory. He monitored the Apollo flights and kept track of objects in space including debris from space shots. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V for Valor and 23 other decorations. He was with the Air Force 14 years and has recently retired and is living at Rossie, Ia.
18.104.22.168.6 Suzanne Kay Zahrt5 b 23 Apr 1940 Spencer Ia dau of Fred Zahrt4 and Rachel Roberts m 20 June 1965 Spencer Ia Frank Edington Jr b 4 June 1939 Spencer Ia son of Dr. Frank Edington and Mary Reid
Children Edington b Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124.6.1 Tanya Sue6 b 15 July 1969
126.96.36.199.6.2 Jay William6 b 20 Feb 1974
Frank Edington Jr5 went to St. Johns Military School and graduated in 1956. 1959-1961 he served in the United States Army Artillery at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. In 1963, he graduated from the University of South Dakota and now works for Land of Lakes in Spencer.
Suzanne Edington5 attended the NW Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis and worked at the hospital in Spencer, Iowa and St. Joseph's in Sioux City, Iowa.
188.8.131.52.7 Sandra Zahrt5 b 24 Oct 1943 dau of Fred Zahrt Jr4 and Rachel Roberts m 24 Aug 1968 Spencer Ia James Dotson b 15 Feb 1944 Spencer Ia son of Elmer Dotson and Genevieve Barry
184.108.40.206.7.1 Darren James6 b 2 May 1976 Sioux City Ia
220.127.116.11.7.2 Damon Zahrt6 b 18 Apr 1980 Spencer Ia
Sandra Dotson5 owned a beauty shop in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Jim works for the federal government as a meat inspector.
18.104.22.168 Grace Irene Zahrt4 b 6 Jan 1905 Rossie Ia dau of Charles Zahrt and Mary Kimm3 d 25 June 1978 Spencer Ia m 19 Nov 1927 Spencer Ia Harold Glare Lady b 13 Jan 1904 Storm Lake Ia son of John Rufus Lady and Jenny Bogenrie d 30 Nov 1978 Spencer Ia bur Riverside Cem Spencer Ia
22.214.171.124.1 Jean Davis Zahrt Paul5 b 13 Jan 1936 Iowa City Ia
Harold Lady worked in a grocery store in Storm Lake for several years. He came to Spencer in 1926 and became a pilot working for the Spencer Airport for about 10 years. He was also a contract painter.
Grace Irene Lady went to school in Rossie, Iowa. She was employed for 18 years by Nylrem Enterprises making curlers.
126.96.36.199 Harley Wayne Zahrt4 b 10 Dec 1908 Rossie Ia son of Charles Zahrt and Mary Kimm3 d 16 Feb 1978 bur Riverside Cem Spencer Ia m 11 July 1931 Sioux Falls S Dak Evelyn Jones b 19 June 1912 Albert City Ia dau of Harry Edward Jones and Viva Mary Myers
Children Zahrt b Spencer Ia
188.8.131.52.1 Wayne Edward5 b 3 Mar 1932
184.108.40.206.2 Peggy Rae5 b 3 July 1935
220.127.116.11.4 Dennis Dean5 b 18 July 1946
18.104.22.168.3 Charles David (Chuck)5 b 17 Sept 1950
22.214.171.124.1 Wayne Edward5 b 3 Mar 1932 son of Harley Zahrt4 and Evelyn Jones m 11 Dec 1954 (1) Charlene Sherie Werth b 31 Aug 1933 Sagenaw MI div May 1977 (2) Rose Jennings
126.96.36.199.1.1 Kenneth Lee6 b 27 Oct 1955 Hollywood CA
188.8.131.52.1.2 David Wayne6 b 10 Mar 1957 Hollywood CA
184.108.40.206.1.3 Allain Rae6 b 29 Oct 1961 Van Nuys CA
220.127.116.11.1.4 Jon Michael6 b 9 Jan 1964 Van Nuys CA
18.104.22.168.1.5 Wayne Edward6 b 16 Jan 1972 Canoga Park CA
22.214.171.124.2 Peggy Rae Zahrt5 b 3 July 1935 dau of Harley Zahrt4 and Evelyn Jones d 27 Apr 1960 N of Spencer Ia bur Riverside Cem Spencer Ia m 25 Feb 1955 Max E Wells b Spirit Lake Ia son of Niles H Wells and Ida C Omvig
Children Wells b Spencer Ia
126.96.36.199.2.1 Terry Lynn6 b 14 Oct 1955
188.8.131.52.2.2 Rodney Alan6 b 4 Feb 1957 d 27 Apr 1960 north of Spencer Ia bur Riverside Cem Spencer Ia
184.108.40.206.2.3 Marc Evan6 b 28 Apr 1958 d 27 Apr 1960 north of Spencer Ia bur Riverside Cem Spencer Ia
Peggy, Rodney and Marc Wells were all killed in a tragic car accident just north of Spencer, Iowa. Peggy was 24 years, Rodney 3 years and Marc almost 2 years.
220.127.116.11.2.1 Terry Lynn Wells6 b 14 Oct 1955 son of Max E Wells and Peggy Zahrt m 13 Mar 1976 Long Beach Teresa Concetta Vizzini b l Aug 1957 Gulf Port Miss dau of Vincent P Vizzini and Michela Alescio
18.104.22.168.2.1.1 Matthew Sean Wells7 b 12 Sept 1978 Blytheville Ark
22.214.171.124.3 Dennis Dean Zahrt5 b 18 July 1946 Spencer Ia son of Harley Zahrt4 and Evelyn Jones m 30 June 1973 LaVonne Hoermann
126.96.36.199.3.1 Christopher V6 b 23 Sept 1980 Spencer Ia
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