Biography - Walter Kimmel
WALTER G. KIMMEL, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, a native of Union County, was born July 20, 1861, on the old homestead of his father, George W. Kimmel, also a native of this county. He was born August 29, 1820, and died April 4, 1876. The genealogy of the Kimmels is as follows: Michael, born in Germany in October, 1626; married in November, 1689, at the age of sixty-three years. He had three sons and one daughter — Philip. Valentine, Jacob and Elizabeth. Philip was born in 1695, and died at the age of eighty-four. He married Elizabeth Tolston in 1719, by whom he had six sons — Philip, Nicholas, Jacob, Michael, George and Anthony. George was born December 21, 1743, and was married August 17, 1768, to Juliana Kelly, in York County, Penn., by whom he had two sons — Philip and George, and five daughters. Daniel was a son of Philip, and the father of six children, viz., Mary, Louisa, George W., Philip and Anna, who is the only surviving member of the family. George W. was married, August 18, 1842, to Eliza J. Smith, by whom he had eleven children, six of whom are now living — Daniel, Mary and Martha (twins), Josiah, William and Walter G., our subject. He was educated in this county, and lives on his father's home place with his mother. It contains 158 acres, is well improved, and considered one of the best farms in the neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. K. are members of the Baptist Church. He is a true-blue Democrat, as were his ancestors.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 104.