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John W HimmelAge: 57 years18301888

Name
John W Himmel
Birth December 8, 1830 31 28
Marriage statusElizabeth Anna PfeilView this family
MARRIED
yes

Birth of a brotherJacob Himmel
1832 (Age 12 months)
Note: Mendota, La Salle, Illinois; Roll: T9_223; Family History Film: 1254223; Page: 429.1000; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 0379.
Birth of a brotherTheodore Himmel
about 1834 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge A Himmel
December 11, 1836 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Phillip Himmel
1838 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherAdam J. Himmel
1841 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherConrad C Himmel
May 28, 1843 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterCatharina Himmel
November 1845 (Age 14 years)
Note: Quiver, Mason, Illinois; Roll: T9_235; Family History Film: 1254235; Page: 481.4000; Enumeration District: 132
Note: Quiver, Mason, Illinois; Roll: T623_328 Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 66
Birth of a brotherTheophilus Ferdinand Himmel
1851 (Age 20 years)
MarriageElizabeth Anna PfeilView this family
March 21, 1854 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Daniel Himmel
about 1854 (Age 23 years)
Death of a sonDaniel Himmel
1854 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Anna Himmel
January 26, 1855 (Age 24 years)
Note: Forest City, Mason, Illinois; Roll: T9_235; Family History Film: 1254235; Page: 576.2000; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 0534.
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a son
#3
Levi Conrad Himmel
July 17, 1857 (Age 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingGeorge A HimmelElizabeth Ann GumbelView this family
September 14, 1858 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Joseph John Himmel
August 31, 1859 (Age 28 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 154
Marriage of a siblingPeter Phillip HimmelAmanda KurtzView this family
June 23, 1861 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Sarah Katherine Himmel
August 17, 1861 (Age 30 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Marriage of a siblingJacob HimmelAnna Lydia GutzlerView this family
March 27, 1862 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Adam Simon Himmel
September 29, 1863 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#7
John Adam Himmel
August 12, 1865 (Age 34 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Death of a brotherAdam J. Himmel
1866 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#8
William Nelson Himmel
1867 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a siblingConrad C HimmelElizabeth Catherine BishopView this family
January 2, 1867 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a siblingJustus SchroenCatharina HimmelView this family
January 2, 1867 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Theophilis Edward Himmel
July 1, 1869 (Age 38 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154
Marriage of a siblingTheophilus Ferdinand HimmelElmina JunkerView this family
June 6, 1871 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a daughter
#10
Anna Elizabeth Himmel
July 30, 1871 (Age 40 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Death of a motherAnna Barbara Louder
October 12, 1876 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childConrad SchwingerMary Anna HimmelView this family
February 13, 1877 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Anna E Schwinger
July 1878 (Age 47 years)
Note: Forest City, Mason, Illinois; Roll: T9_235; Family History Film: 1254235; Page: 576.2000; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 0534.
Birth of a grandson
#2
Levi Conrad Schwinger
July 1880 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherPeter Adam Himmel
November 14, 1880 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childLevi Conrad HimmelEmma Alice MorgensternView this family
August 17, 1882 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph John HimmelAnna Jane MorgensternView this family
March 24, 1885 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childPhillip Jacob HoffmanSarah Katherine HimmelView this family
April 15, 1885 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
John Peter Himmel
December 1885 (Age 54 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a grandson
#4
William Henry Hoffman
February 1888 (Age 57 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Death February 21, 1888 (Age 57 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 1, 1823Germany
8 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
Family with Elizabeth Anna Pfeil - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 21, 1854, Mason, Illinois
9 months
son
Daniel Himmel
Birth: about 1854 23 19, Mason, Illinois
Death: 1854, Mason, Illinois
13 months
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
22 months
son
2 years
son
3 years
son
2 years
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JOHN W. HIMMEL FAMILY?In the early 1870's John W. Himmel from Mason County, Illinois, came to Iowa looking for homes for his family. He owned land in Illinois but was interested in his family's moving west. John Himmel was born in 1830 in Neidermoellrich Kurhessen, Germany, and came to Mason County, Illinois, in 1846. He married Elizabeth Anne Pfeil, who also came to Mason County, Illinois, from Germany in 1849 at the age of 15 years. they were married in 1854 and had seven sons and three daughters all born in Mason County, Illinois. Their children were: Daniel, died in infancy; Mary Anna married Conrad Schwinger, following his death she married Dietrich Thalman; Levi Conrad married Emma Morgenstein (Morningstar); Joseph John, married Anna Morgenstein (Morningstar); Sarah Katherine married Philip Hoffman; Adam Simon married Eva Dell Brooks; John August married Susie Lukins; William Nelson married Caroline Wiemer; Theodore Edward married Edith Wiemer; Anna Elizabeth married Chris G. Wiemer.?Mr. Himmel was a man of deep religious faith. He was licensed as a local minister in the Evangelical Association in 1858 and did a great deal of good among the western pioneers in religious work. This story of his selecting land near Radcliffe has come down to us. He wanted to be sure the place he chose for his family was the place God wanted for them. He Knelt and prayed for guidance, and in his mind heard a train whistle. There was no train in the country at that time but he knew this was God's answer. He bought property near what was to become Radcliffe, Iowa.?The first of his family to move to Radcliffe from Mason County was his oldest son, Levi. Levi's mother, brothers, and sisters moved to Iowa in later years. However, John W. Himmel died in 1888 in Illinois so never resided at Radcliffe although he was planning to move at the time of his death. His body was later moved to the Radcliffe cemetery. Elizabeth Himmel lived in Radcliffe until her death in 1904.?Levi C. Himmel, oldest living son of John W. and Elizabeth Himmel, was married in 1882 to Emma Morgenstein (Morningstar), also of Mason County, Illinois, and they moved to Radcliffe in the fall of 1883. They resided on the same farm near Radcliffe in Section 32 of Sherman Township nearly 60 years. Mr. Himmel was a successful farmer and stock raiser. He and his wife were active members of the Evangelical Church at Radcliffe, supporting it generously by their gifts and work. Emma was a charter member of the Women's Missionary Society. They had an adopted son, William C. Emma died in 1941, Levi in 1942.?John A. Himmel was the 7th child of John and Elizabeth Himmel and was born in 1865. In 1893, he married Susie Lukins of Farmer City, Illinois, and they moved to a farm approximately two miles north of Radcliffe, in Section 20 of Sherman Township. They later resided in Radcliffe for a short time, then moved to a farm just north of Radcliffe, also in Section 20.?Their five children were born at Radcliffe: Ella Fern, Loyd Elbert, who died in 1905 at the age of 8, Harold Dewey, Dee Annette, and Lyle Clifford. Mr. Himmel enjoyed farming and raising livestock. We have been told it was quite a sight to see his hogs being herded to the stockyards. John and Susie were active members of the Radcliffe Methodist Church, generously supporting its projects and missionary activities.?In 1911, the Himmel family moved to Riverside, California, then in 1914 to Iroquois, South Dakota, where Mr. Himmel farmed until 1920 when they moved to Huron. It is said in that part of South Dakota, "Himmel taught us how to raise corn," undoubtedly using knowledge he took with him from Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Himmel lived in Huron for many years, later had short residence in Texas and Illinois, and in 1945 moved back to Radcliffe to make their home with their daughter and son-in-law, Fern and George Maddox. Mr. Himmel passed away in 1947 and Mrs. Himmel in 1955 Their older daughter, Fern, married George W. Maddox in Huron, South Dakota, in 1917. George had come to Iowa in 1908. He was born in Kentucky, worked in Ohio and Illinois as a young man, and worked his way west as many young men did in that time. He brought his horse and buggy with him. He worked for John A. Himmel and was known for his skill at picking corn in the days when that farm work was done by hand. Fern and George farmed in South Dakota until 1931 when they went to Florida for a short time. Then in 1932 the family returned to the farm approximately two miles north of Radcliffe where Fern had been born. They resided there for ten years, then moved to a farm one mile east. George enjoyed farming and continued to do so until poor health forced his retirement. He passed away in 1963.?Fern and George had two daughters, Janet N. and Juanita D., both born in South Dakota. They graduated from the Radcliffe High School and from Ellsworth Junior College in Iowa Falls. Janet is employed at the Ralston Purina Company in Iowa Falls, having just completed 37 years there. Juanita also worked at Ralston Purina for 22 years. In 1965, she married Rev. Robert A. Dennert. They lived in Wisconsin until June of 1979 when they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Rev. Dennert is pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church.?Harold D. Himmel, second son of John and Susie Himmel, married Vaneta Bonesteel in South Dakota in 1922. He worked in a Huron, South Dakota bank, later moving to Texas where he farmed, then worked for the Farm Home Credit Association for 19 years. He served his country in both World Wars. He died in 1954 and she in 1976. Both are buried in the Radcliffe Cemetery.?Dee Annette, second daughter of John and Susie Himmel, married Frank A. Brown, a native Iowan, in Glendale, California, in 1925. They lived in California from that time on. Mr. Brown worked for the Standard Oil Company. Their son, Dr. Frank A. Brown, is a radiologist in Sacremento, California. Dee passed away in July, 1978.?Lyle C. Himmel was the youngest son of John and Susie Himmel. He worked in the foreign service branch of the state department for 35 years. He had assignments in Columbia, South America, Burma, Australia, Iran, Thailand, Germany, and Washington, D.C. He retired to Santa Rosa, California, in 1963. In 1943, he married Beryl Gilroy in Sydney, Australia. They had two daughters -- Sue, who with her husband, Neville Howse, and three children reside in Martinez, California, and Jan, who with her husband, Graham Jackett, and two children reside in Concord, California. Lyle and his family spent much of their furlough in the Radcliffe area visiting his sister Fern Maddox and her family. He passed away in March of 1979 and is buried at Radcliffe, also.?William N. Himmel was the 8th child of John W. and Elizabeth Himmel. He and Caroline Wiemer were married near Topeka, Illinois, in 1892 and moved to Radcliffe, Iowa, in 1894 to make their home. They lived on a farm southeast of Radcliffe in Section 33 of Sherman Township until retiring in 1912 to their home east of the United Methodist Church in Radcliffe. Mr. Himmel enjoyed his farming activities. He and Mrs. Himmel were faithful members of the Evangelical Church and took great delight in its services. He passed away in 1953, she later moved to Evanston, Illinois, and lived there until her death in 1964.?Theodore E. Himmel was the youngest son of John W. and Elizabeth Himmel. He and Edith L. Wiemer were married near Topeka, Illinois, in 1895 and moved to Radcliffe to make their home. "Theo" was a lumber dealer in Radcliffe. Later the family moved to Iowa Falls, then to Evanston, Illinois. They had two children, Byron and Florence (both deceased). Edith passed away in 1943, "Theo" in 1954.?From "Radcliffe Community, A History, Folks and Facts Illustrated, 1880 - 1890, Page 142 and 143".