Douglas and Preston Kimler, 6 North 52 West

In 1880 Knox County, Illinois, J. H. Kimler is 52 born in Indiana, Mary J. 52 in Kentucky, with Douglas 21, Evan 14, Walter 16, Otis 12, and Preston 7.

Mary Jane (Lane) Kimler 1829-1915 is buried in Peoria County, Illinois # 50143499, with John Hampton Kimler 1824-1888 # 50143494.


Evan M. Kimler cash-claimed a quarter in section 19, 4N 49W in 1891 - very near Douglas' claim,.

In 1900 Knox County, Illinois , Evan born June 1862 in Iowa, married five years to Carrie Sept 1867 Illinois, with M. Elsie March 1896, Cecil M. Sept 1899 all born in Illlinois. Her son Ora J. Davis was born July 1886 in Illinois.

Evan is in Knox County, Illinois in 1910, 41, born in Iowa, with Carrie 40 born in Illinois. They've been married 14 years (his first, her second). Elsie is 14, Cecil 12, Susie 8, all born in Illinois, and mother Mary Jane 81 is with them.

Evan Minter Kimler, born June 23, 1862 in Iowa to John Hampton Kimler born in Montgomery County Indiana and Mary Jane Larque born in Shelby County, Kentucky, died August 26, 1932 in Knox County, spouse Carrie Shreve.


Douglas proved up a quarter in section 18,m 4N 49W in 1895 - Washington County, Colorado, about 15 miles north of Otis.

In 1900 Knox County, Douglas is farming, born Sept 1839 in Iowa, with Caroline E. Feb 1865 Pennsylvania, married 15 years. Bessie Oct 1885 and Charles Clyde Sept 1887 were born in Illinois, Orin D. June 1889, Lee P. Feb 1890, and JennieSept 1893 were born in COlorado, Arthur R. Ot 1895, Joseph E. Oct 1897 in Illinois, and his mother Mary J. March 1828 in Kentucky.

Douglas 1859-1943 is buried in McDonough County # 36664864. On the same stone is Caroline E. "Carrie" (Adams) Kimler 1863-1953 # 36664889.

Jennie married Marclus P. Woolman on August 9, 1917 in Logan County.

Lee P. Kimler claimed two quarters in sections 32 and 33, 6N 52W in 1918, and another 80 ares in sections 32 and 33 in 1920.

Lee Preston Kimler registered for WWI in Atwood, born February 18, 1891 at Burdett, COlorado, single, farming.

In 1930 McDonough County, Preston Lee is 39, Hazel N. 30 born in Illinois, Allen L. 8 in Colorado and Joan M. 3 in Illinois. Hazel's brother Carroll J. Watson 18 born i Oklahoma is with them.

Lee 1891-1966 is buried in Blandinsville, Illinois # 45351447, on the same stone as Hazel 1899-1944 3 45351526.

Orin Douglas Kimler claimed two quarters in sections 29 and 32, 6N 52W in 1915.

Orin Douglas Kimler, 30, son of Douglas Kimler and Carrie Adams, married Margret Isadean Schwerer, 18, daughter of Henry L. Schwerer and Allie Noble, on August 14, 1919 in Hancock County, Illinois.

The 1920 census of Logan County has a torn page, with Oren D. on one househoe, with Monett I born in Illinois.

In 1930 McDonough County, Illinois, "Ward Kimmer" is 45, managing an oil station, with Margaret 29 born in Illinois. Arthur L. 8 and Norma J. 4 were born in Colorado, Robert L. 1 in Illinois.

All five are in Macomb, McDonough County, in 1940.

Norma Jane Hutson, 91, resident of Fairfield Bay, Ark., since 1990, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Norma was born on Dec. 18, 1925 in Atwood, Colo., to Orin Kimler and Margret Schwerer. Shortly after her birth, the family relocated to Macomb, Ill. On Sept. 8, 1946 she married ML Hutson in the First Christian Church of Macomb. The couple moved to Heavener, Okla., for a time before returning to Macomb where they resided until retiring to Fairfield Bay. She was an elementary school teacher in the McDonough County School System for 25 years. While in Fairfield Bay she was an active member of the Lions Club and a volunteer at the local food pantry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Arthur, Robert and Donald, a fourth brother passed at birth; one sister, Mary; her daughter Sherry Egan and by her husband ML. Norma is survived by her son Ken Hutson and grandsons William and James Hutson; son-in-law Duke Egan; sister-in-law Jamalee Kimler; four nieces, Pam Drake, Sandi Pierson, Niki Ford, Julie Bacon and each of their families.

Norma will be laid to rest beside her husband and daughter in Galesburg, Ill. Time and date yet to be announced.

Arthur Louis Kimler, born at Sterling on October 14, 1921, died May 17, 1995.

He and Jamalee Kimler were in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1951, when he was in the Air Force.

Robert Kimler, born October 31, 1927, died June 1985.


Preston married Charlotte J. Shackley in Washington County, Colorado on March 15, 1897,.

1900 Burdett items in the Akron paper "Preston Kimler was over from Merino a few days ago in both a business and social way."

Preston is farming in 1900 Logan Couty, born Sept 1870 in Illinois, with Lottie J. January 1876 Wisconsin. Otis March 1898 was born in Colorado.

In 1910 Logan County, Preston is 34, with Charlotte 34 born in Missouri. Otis is 12, Lizzie 5, and Bert 2, all born in Colorado.

Preston L. Kimler claimed two quarters in section 18, 6N 52W in 1917, and another 40 acres in section 19 in 1918.

In 1930 Logan County, Preston 59 and Charlotte 55 have Bert 22 and Roy 13.

Preston Layne Kimler 1870-1947 is buried in Sterling # 49756170. Thanks to Douglas Shackley for the obituary.

"At the age of 25, he purchased the burial plot for John Henry Shackley and a little over a year later Preston would marry Charlotte Jane Shackley, John's daughter. "


In 1850 Tazewell County, Illinois, David Kemler is 1, with Israel 50 and Elizabeth 42. Eliza Ann is 23, John M 21, Mary Jane 19, Joseph 14.

"Israel Kimler and Elizabeth Wade were the parents of twelve children, including these five who died in infancy and early childhood. Israel married Nancy Ellen Clearwater after Elizabeth's death. Together, they had three more children: Charles, Daniel and Alice.

David proved up a quarter in section 33, 4N 50W in 1893 -Washington County, Colorado.

September 1897 Akron, Colorado.

In 1900 David is a lodger with the Albert Snider family, born May 1850 in Illinois, farming.

He Timber-Claimed a quarter in section 6, 3N 49W in 1902.

In 1910 Logan COunty David Kimler, 61 born in Illinois is next to Preston.

David is in the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo in 1920.

He's buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, dying July 27, 1923 # 111873756.

1954 Galesburg, Illinois "Attending the annual Kimler reunion at Lake Storey Sunday were Mrs. Mable Kimler, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Kimler and David, Mrs. Bert Wallace, Mrs. Paul Windom, Galesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kimler, Miss Mary Kimler, Ernest Kimler, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Spencer, Lorna and Mary Lou, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Sherman, Williamsfield; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Kimler, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Myers, Ronnie and Janet, Bushnell; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Kimler,'Laura Jo and Karla Jane, Geneseo; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kimler, Philip, Kerry, Marda and Billie Bloyd, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kimler and Cheryl, Effingham; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huber, Bobby, Donnie, Jackie and Billy, Galva; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Strawhackef, Jerald, John, Nancy and Joyee, North Henderson, and Mrs. DolUe Woolsey, Knoxville. Basket dinner was served at noon and the afternoon was spent in boating and swimming."

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