Biography - D Kimmel
D. M. KIMMEL, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, was born September 9, 1845, in the Mississippi bottom, in Union County, and is a son of George W. and Eliza Jane (Smith) Kimmel. He was a farmer, and came here when quite young, and died April 3, 1877. His wife was born in Missouri. She was the mother of seven children, of whom our subject is the oldest now living. He received his education here in the common schools, and follows the occupation of farming; has an excellent farm of 132 acres. He was married, April 28, 1867, to Miss Margaret E. Oterich, born December 13, 1849, in this county. She is a daughter of George W. and Mary (Renninger) Oterich, who were also early settlers. Mr. and Mrs. Kimmel have but one child — a daughter named Mary Olive, born February 9, 1868. They and their daughter are members of the Baptist Church. He is School Director in his district. The grandfather of our subject, Daniel Kimmel, came from North Carolina and settled in this county, near Jonesboro. His son, George W., afterward moved to the bottom, where he became a large farmer, and where subject was born.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 103-104.