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Levi Conrad HimmelAge: 84 years18571942

Levi Conrad Himmel
Birth July 17, 1857 26 23
Marriage statusEmma Alice MorgensternView this family

Birth of a brotherJoseph John Himmel
August 31, 1859 (Age 2 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a sisterSarah Katherine Himmel
August 17, 1861 (Age 4 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a brotherAdam Simon Himmel
September 29, 1863 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Adam Himmel
August 12, 1865 (Age 8 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a brotherWilliam Nelson Himmel
1867 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherTheophilis Edward Himmel
July 1, 1869 (Age 11 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a sisterAnna Elizabeth Himmel
July 30, 1871 (Age 14 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Catharina Elisabeth Bätz
June 7, 1873 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Barbara Louder
October 12, 1876 (Age 19 years)
Marriage of a siblingConrad SchwingerMary Anna HimmelView this family
February 13, 1877 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohannis Pfeil
October 18, 1877 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherPeter Adam Himmel
November 14, 1880 (Age 23 years)
MarriageEmma Alice MorgensternView this family
August 17, 1882 (Age 25 years)
Marriage of a siblingJoseph John HimmelAnna Jane MorgensternView this family
March 24, 1885 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingPhillip Jacob HoffmanSarah Katherine HimmelView this family
April 15, 1885 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherJohn W Himmel
February 21, 1888 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
William Conrad Himmel
May 19, 1890 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a siblingAdam Simon HimmelEva Dell BrooksView this family
November 13, 1890 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Nelson HimmelCaroline A WiemerView this family
April 28, 1892 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn Adam HimmelSusie LukinsView this family
September 8, 1893 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a siblingChris Gottleib WiemerAnna Elizabeth HimmelView this family
1894 (Age 36 years)

Marriage of a siblingTheophilis Edward HimmelEdith Lisette WiemerView this family
September 19, 1895 (Age 38 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth Anna Pfeil
March 22, 1904 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sisterMary Anna Himmel
March 15, 1919 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherAdam Simon Himmel
July 3, 1923 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Katherine Himmel
February 24, 1924 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph John Himmel
March 11, 1929 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterAnna Elizabeth Himmel
March 15, 1936 (Age 78 years)
Death of a wifeEmma Alice Morgenstern
July 24, 1941 (Age 84 years)
Death April 30, 1942 (Age 84 years)
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Marriage: March 21, 1854, Mason, Illinois
9 months
elder brother
Daniel Himmel
Birth: about 1854 23 19, Mason, Illinois
Death: 1854, Mason, Illinois
13 months
elder sister
3 years
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
2 years
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Family with Emma Alice Morgenstern - View this family
Marriage: August 17, 1882, Mason, Illinois
8 years
William Conrad Himmel
Birth: May 19, 1890 32 28Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Death: January 4, 1964Radcliffe, Hardin, Iowa

Born 1858 in Loren Himmel family tree and lived in Radcliffe, IA.?====================================================================================?Levi C. Himmel?When he gazes over his broad acres of well cultivated land Levi C. Himmel, of Radcliffe, Sherman township, is justified in feeling that he has achieved the acme of his ambition, when in his early life he became imbued with a determination to some day take front rank among the agriculturists of his locality. But it is no wonder that he has succeeded, for his life has been led along such legitimate lines as seldom if ever fail to gain the goal desired.?Mr. Himmel was born July 17, 1857, in Mason county, Illinois, and he is the son of John W. and Elizabeth (Pfeil) Himmel, both natives of Germany, he born at Baden and she at Kur Hessen. The elder Himmel came to America when seventeen years of age with his parents, Adam and Annie Himmel, in 1848. They first stopped in the state of New York, later made the overland trip to Mason county, Illinois, in an old-fashioned wagon drawn by an ox team, and there they got one hundred acres of government land.?Adam Himmel's three brothers came to America, all settling in Mason county, Illinois, and there John W. Himmel, father of the subject, was married. there he got one hundred and sixty acres of land, partly improved, and here he made a success as a farmer and later added to his original purchase until he had five hundred and eight acres. He came to Hardin county, Iowa, and bought land at five dollars per acre. He was a local preacher in the Evangelical church and he did a great deal of good among the western pioneers in religious work, becoming well known and influential, and, being active in Republican politics, he held many offices in his county. Everybody knew him to be a good and useful man. Death came to him in a tragic manner in 1888, he having fallen from the top of a wind mill, being instantly killed. His widow survived until 1904, reaching the age of sixty-nine years. Their family consisted of ten children, namely: Daniel died in infancy; Mary married D. Thalman, of Radcliffe, Iowa; Levi C., of this review; Joseph J., who is farming in Sherman township, married Annie Morgenstein, and they have five children, John P., Edward N., Mattie, Minnie and Alice. Sarah, who married Philip Hoffman, a lumber dealer of Radcliffe, has four children, Will, Earl, Walter and Bertha. Adam S., who is farming in Sherman township, married Della Brooks, and they have six children, Earl, Carl, Mina, Paul, Joe and Connie. John A. married Susie Lukens and lives on a farm in Sherman township, and they have five children, Fern, Lloyd (deceased), Harold, Dee and Lysle. Theodore, who is a lumber dealer in Radcliffe, married Edith Wiemer, and they have two children, Byron and Florence. Annie married Christ Wiemer, cashier of the First National Bank at Radcliffe, and they have two children, Clara and Elmer.?Levi C. Himmel attended the public schools in Mason county, Illinois, and he lived at home until he was twenty-five years of age. On September 6, 1882, he was united in marriage with Emma Morgenstein, of Mason county, Illinois, and the daughter of Peter and Caroline Morgenstein, he a native of Pennsylvania and she of Germany. He grew up in Pennsylvania and went to Mason county, Illinois, in early life and got timbered land which he cleared and there developed a good home, where he lived until his death, in 1890, his wife dying in 1902. Their children were as follows: Caroline, who married George Trout, lived in South Dakota, and they have five children, Nora, William, Clarence, Edna and Cora. Lucintha died when Twenty-six. Lydia married William Wiemer, of Radcliffe, a banker and county supervisor, and they had five children, Emma, Minnie, Levi, Lydia and Tillie. Emma, who married Mr. Himmel, of this review. Annie married J. J. Himmel, of Radcliffe. Samuel, who lives in Texas, married Lulu McRondels, who died, leaving one child, Gladys. Charlie married Tillie Spink; they live in Idaho and have two children, Fred and Lela. Henry lives in Washington.?In the fall of 1883 Levi C. Himmel and wife came to Radcliffe, Hardin county, Iowa, and settled in section 32, Sherman township, starting in typical pioneer fashion, erecting a hut sixteen by twenty-four feet. They prospered by reason of hard work and careful management and in 1887 built their present comfortable and substantial home, and their barn, forty-eight by sixty-six feet, in 1896, - in fact, he has made all the improvements on the place just as they stand today. He has a fine farm and has been very successful as a general farmer and stock raiser. He has a half section of land where he lives and also two hundred and fifty-two acres in section 22, Sherman township. He has always raised a good grade of livestock, making a specialty of shorthorn cattle, draft horses and ponies, also Duroc-Jersey Red hogs.?Mr. Himmel is a Republican, but has never aspired to public office. He belongs to the Evangelical church at Radcliffe. He is well known and highly respected. From "Past and Present History of Hardin County, Iowa, pages 780, 781 & 782 / Moir / 1911 / Hon. William J. Moir, Ed. in Chief" The following obituary appeared in the May 07 issue of the Radcliffe Signal, Radcliffe, Iowa.?"Levi Conrad Himmel was born to John William and Elizabeth Ann [Timmel] at Topeka, Illinois, on July 17, 1857, and passed away on Thursday afternoon, April 30, 1942, at his home near Radcliffe, having reached the age of 84 years, 9 months and 13 days.?"When quite young, he was converted during a revival at Long Point, near Bishop, Illinois, and united with the Evangelical church. On August 17, 1882, he was united in marriage to Emma Morningstar, at Havana, Ill. The following month, he and his bride moved to Hardin county, Iowa, and settled on the farm where he lived for nearly 60 years and where he died. For nearly 59 years, Levi and Emma Himmel were privileged to enjoy life together. They were very much devoted to each other, and labored side by side until the death of Mrs. Himmel on July 24, 1941.?"Shortly after coming to this community, Mr. and Mrs. Himmel united with St. John's Evangelical church, which at that time worshipped in a school house southwest of town, on what is now the Wayne Stukenberg farm. With his religious zeal, his liberal contributions and whole-hearted co-operation, progress was rapid, and in the Fall of 1883 a church was built in town on the lot where the present church is now located.?"Levi Himmel was a man eminently fitted, by heredity, by character, and by habit of life, for administrative office in the church. For over 40 years he served as Class Leader, and was Sunday School Superintendent from 1884 to 1928, a period of 44 years. He also was a member of the Board of Trustees for many years, being first elected to this office on June 09, 1883. He was intensely interested in every department of the church, but he always emphasized the importance of prayer and therefore his special interest in the mid-week prayer meetings. He was the Church's largest contributer to the local expense budget for many years, and his contributions of money to home and foreign missions, religious and charitable institutions were very large. He was active in the work of the church until he had an accident a few years ago, which resulted in a broken hip that prevented him from attending church services, but his interest remained, and he was always present in spirit at every service, and later inquiring about them.?" Next to his home, his chief interest was the church, although both in his domestic affairs and in the work of the church, he always sought the guidance of his Heavenly Father. He depended upon God for everything. He rested on Christ as his Saviour and obeyed Him as Lord. This he inherited from godly parents, the father a preacher of the Gospel and the mother a devoted Christian worker. The first day in their new home, Mr. and Mrs. Himmel established a Family Altar, and for their entire lifetime together they had daily devotions both morning and evening.?"Mr. Himmel had been in failing health since the death of his wife. He was continually speaking of her and his last thoughts were of her. Separated for nine short months, he has been greeted in that eternal dwelling-place by the bride whom, sixty years ago, he took for the building of his earthly home.?"Those who remain to mourn his departure are: an adopted son, William Conrad Himmel; three brothers, John A., William N., and Theo. E. Himmel. There also remain a number of nephews, nieces, and more distant relatives, and a host of friends.?"In addition to his parents, those who preceded him in death are: three sisters and two brothers, namely, Mrs. Mary Thalman, Joseph Himmel, Mrs. Sarah Hoffman, Adam Himmel and Mrs. Anna Wiemer.?"Servant of God, well done!?Thy glorious warfare's past;?The battle's fought, the race is won?And thou are crowned at last'."?"Services were held in the local Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock and in St. John's Evangelical church at 2:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, May 03, with Rev. O. C. Gatrelle in charge. At the funeral home, Rev. Gatrelle read the Scripture, Rev. L. B. Russell offered the prayer, and Dick Gatrelle sang, 'In the Sweet By and By,' accompanied by Mrs. W. H. Hesse. At the church, Rev. and Mrs. Russell sang two songs, 'Think of Heaven' and 'Lights of Home,' accompanied by Miss Janet Maddox. Rev. G. J. Roths read the Scriptures, Rev. G. D. Wendel offered the prayer, Rev. L. B. Russell preached the?sermon, and Rev. O. C. Gatrelle read the obituary.?There were several gifts of money given for missions in memory of Mr. Himmel, and the many beautiful floral offerings spoke of the high esteem in which he was held.?"The pallbearers were Andrew Skrovig, Harvey Reisetter, Pete Rasmussen, John Ostrem and Sam Hyland.?"Interment took place in the Radcliffe cemetery.?"Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Himmel, Evanston, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Thalman, Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Himmel and family, Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson and family, all of Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Trickey and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Trout, Marshalltown; Mrs. Minnie Snyder and son, Alvin, Rudd; Carolyn Snyder, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. George Wahl and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wiemer and?family, Boone; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pro, Esterville; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kopp and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brunemeier, Hubbard; Mr. and Mrs. Burley, Chicago, Ill.; Rev. and Mrs.L. B. Russell and Phyllis, Marshalltown; Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Wendel and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Olson, Sr., Story City; and Elvin Ryan, Eldora.