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Adam Simon HimmelAge: 59 years18631923

Name
Adam Simon Himmel
Birth September 29, 1863 32 29
Marriage statusEva Dell BrooksView this family
MARRIED
yes

Birth of a brotherJohn Adam Himmel
August 12, 1865 (Age 22 months)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a brotherWilliam Nelson Himmel
1867 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherTheophilis Edward Himmel
July 1, 1869 (Age 5 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T623_435 Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 154
Birth of a sisterAnna Elizabeth Himmel
July 30, 1871 (Age 7 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 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Barbara Louder
October 12, 1876 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a siblingConrad SchwingerMary Anna HimmelView this family
February 13, 1877 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohannis Pfeil
October 18, 1877 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherPeter Adam Himmel
November 14, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Marriage of a siblingLevi Conrad HimmelEmma Alice MorgensternView this family
August 17, 1882 (Age 18 years)
Marriage of a siblingJoseph John HimmelAnna Jane MorgensternView this family
March 24, 1885 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingPhillip Jacob HoffmanSarah Katherine HimmelView this family
April 15, 1885 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherJohn W Himmel
February 21, 1888 (Age 24 years)
MarriageEva Dell BrooksView this family
November 13, 1890 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Nelson HimmelCaroline A WiemerView this family
April 28, 1892 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Earl John Himmel
August 1892 (Age 28 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T624_404; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 1311
Marriage of a siblingJohn Adam HimmelSusie LukinsView this family
September 8, 1893 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Anita Pearl Himmel
December 3, 1894 (Age 31 years)
Marriage of a siblingChris Gottleib WiemerAnna Elizabeth HimmelView this family
1894 (Age 30 years)

Death of a daughterAnita Pearl Himmel
1895 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Carl Brooks Himmel
August 1896 (Age 32 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T624_404; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 1311
Birth of a daughter
#4
Nina Eliz Himmel
March 1899 (Age 35 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T624_404; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 1311
Birth of a son
#5
Paul Adam Himmel
March 7, 1902 (Age 38 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T624_404; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 1311
Death of a motherElizabeth Anna Pfeil
March 22, 1904 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph Leroy Himmel
November 22, 1906 (Age 43 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T624_404; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 1311
Birth of a daughter
#7
Veni Consuella Himmel
August 13, 1909 (Age 45 years)
Note: Sherman, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: T624_404; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 1311
Birth of a daughter
#8
Avenell Florence Himmel
1913 (Age 49 years)
Death of a daughterAvenell Florence Himmel
1918 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterMary Anna Himmel
March 15, 1919 (Age 55 years)
Death July 3, 1923 (Age 59 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
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
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
2 years
himself
22 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Family with Eva Dell Brooks - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 13, 1890, Mason, Illinois
22 months
son
Earl John Himmel
Birth: August 1892 28 22Quiver, Mason, Illinois
Death: February 1976Radcliffe, Hardin, Iowa
2 years
daughter
Anita Pearl Himmel
Birth: December 3, 1894 31 25Topkea, Mason, Illinois
Death: 1895Topeka, Mason, Illinois
21 months
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Paul Adam Himmel
Birth: March 7, 1902 38 32Topkea, Mason, Illinois
Death: February 21, 1971Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
5 years
son
Joseph Leroy Himmel
Birth: November 22, 1906 43 37Sherman, Hardin, Iowa
Death: March 1979Radcliffe, Hardin, Iowa
3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter

Note
Adam S. Himmel.?There is no calling, however humble, in which enterprise and industry, coupled with a well directed purpose, will not be productive of some measure of success, and in the pursuit of agriculture the qualities mentioned are quite essential. Among the well known and highly respected farmers of Hardin county who have attained to a definite degree of success in their line and who, at the same time, have greatly benefited the community in which they live, is the gentleman to a review of whose career we now direct the reader's attention.?Adam S. Himmel, of Sherman township, Hardin county, hails from the Sucker state, having been born in Mason county, Illinois, September 29, 1863, and he is the son of John W. Himmel, a well known and highly respected resident of Mason county, Illinois. For a full history of this worthy family the reader is directed to the sketch of Levi Himmel, appearing elsewhere in this work.?Adam S. Himmel grew to maturity in Mason county, Illinois, and received his education in the common schools of that place. He lived at home until he was twenty-eight years of age, assisting in looking after the homestead, having had full charge of the same for ten years, and he made a success of it.?On November 13, 1890, he was united in marriage with Eva Dell Brooks, of Topeka, Mason county, Illinois. She was the daughter of J. W. and Libbie (Davis) Brooks, the former a well known blacksmith and wagonmaker. He came from Ohio to Topeka and there ran a blacksmith and wagon shop. They had four children: Carl, Ella, Sherman and Eva Dell, wife of the subject.?Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Himmel, named as follows: Earl, Nita (deceased), Carl, Nina, Paul, Joseph and Consuella.?In 1902 Mr. Himmel came to Hardin county, Iowa, and bought two hundred and ninety-seven acres of land in section 19, Sherman township. In 1905 he built a modern and beautiful home and made many other valuable and extensive improvements. His place is under a high state of cultivation and is one of the most desirable and productive in this part of the country. He raises a splendid grade of live stock. He has mixed dairy stock also keeps Duroc-Jersey Red hogs.?Politically, Mr. Himmel is a Republican and held a number of township offices while living in Mason county, Illinois. He belongs to the Evangelical church, and is regarded by all who know him as an excellent citizen. Fraternally, he belongs to the Modern Woodmen.?From "Past and Present History of Hardin County, Iowa, pages 823 & 824 / Moir / 1911 / Hon. William J. Moir, Ed. in Chief".?====================================================================================?THE ADAM HIMMEL FAMILY?The ancestors of Adam S. Himmel were born in Germany and came to this country in the early 1800's. Four Himmel brothers, George, Peter, Adam and John, settled in Mason County, Illinois.?John W. Himmel, son of Adam, married Elizabeth Pfeil and had a family of eight children: Mary, Levi, Joseph, Sarah, Adam, William, John, Theodore and Annie. The entire family left Illinois and established their homes in the Radcliffe area.?Adam S. Himmel married Eva Brooks and homesteaded on a farm northwest of Radcliffe in 1902. The family continued living on this farm after his death until 1945. Adam was engaged in farming, he also operated a garage in Radcliffe and sold Glide cars from 1914 to 1917. Adam and Eva had eight children: Earl, Nita, Carl, Nina, Paul, Joseph, Connie and Avenelle.?Earl and Carl were in the armed forces of World War I, and Joe was a prisoner of war in Germany in World War II.?Earl was in partnership with George Bergeson in the furniture business from 1946 to 1949. Joe was engaged in the plumbing business and retired in 1973.?Carl married Claire Luglan and farmed in this area a few years before moving to Cedar Rapids. They have two sons, Joe and Allen.?Nina was married to George Hyland who also farmed until retirement. Their family included Maxine, Capitola, Mervin and Leo.?Paul was married to Laureen Wykle and farmed in the Evergreen community. They moved to Radcliffe upon retiring. Their children are Keith, Lola and Ronald. [Also ElJean who died at 6 weeks.]?Connie married George Bergeson and established their home in Radcliffe. Their two daughters are Kay and Doris.?From "Radcliffe Community, A History, Folks and Facts Illustrated, 1880 - 1980, Page 142".?============================================================= ?Adam S. Himmel??OBITUARY??Little can one realize that on the eve of an approaching celebration when hearts are turned to the anticipation of festivity and happy reunions on the coming day that all of a sudden through the appearance of an unwelcome and overshadowed event, plans are flustrated hopes shattered, hearts saddened, family ties broken, and a whole community steeped in deep mourning.?Such was the experience of the community of Radcliffe and the Adam Himmel home when on the eve of this July 3rd, through the appearance of the mysterious messenger of death, earthly ties were severed from our esteemed and worthy citizen Mr. Adam Himmel.?Aware of the fact as we are in the certainty of death and the uncertainty of its arrival the Himmel family and community was hardly prepared to receive the sad news from this quarter as Mr. Himmel was yet in health and strength and the vigor of life.?As hard as it may seem to recincile ourselves to an experience of this kind and wonder why anyone in the ptime of manhood should go from us the best we can do is to bow our heads humbly before an ALL Wise of His World. And pronouncing as futile mere human explanations we throw ourselves upon the resources of God and in the words of the scriptures untidely proclaim:?My ways are not your ways; neither are my thoughts your thoughts. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Then looking through the immediate miste of this world to the veil beyond our hopes brighten as we are conscious of the fact that we are heirs of God’s eternal promises awaiting us in the glorious meeting beyond.?In reviewing the life of a worthy departed worthy soul human attempts are very frail indeed when it tries through mere words to measure the worth of that soul. And the best one can do in offering an obituary is to hit a few of the highlights as the innumerable details that have woven themselves in the making of that life are beyond human knowledge and description. And so it is felt in the reviewing of the life of Adam Himmel, in enumerating his worth to his family and community words cannot say what is to say about this life.?Adam S. Himmel the son of John W. and Elisabeth Himmel, was born at Topeka-Mason county Ill. Sept. 29, 1863 and died at Radcliffe July 3, 1923: at the age of 59 years 9 months and xxxxxxx Himmel, xxxxx Alfred Himmel. xxx Himmel also leaves four grand children and five brothers and two sisters. Levi C. Himmel of Radcliffe.?Joseph J. Himmel of Iowa Falls.?John A. Himmel of Huron, South Dakota.?W. N. Himmel of Radcliffe.?Theo Himmel of Iowa Falls.?Mrs. Philip J. Hoffman of Radcliffe, and Mrs. D. Thalman deceased is also a sister and one brother died in infancy. Mr. Himmel also leaves a number of distant relatives and a unnumbered host of friends.?The Himmel family moved from Topeka Ill. in 1922, lived in Radcliffe the following year after they moved to the farm upon which they still resided at the time of Mr. Himmels death.?In the going of this precious life there marks the advent of another loyal soul. Adam was a man of positive qualities whose beaming personality filled his home and community with rays of optimism and goodwill. He was a friend of old and young and entered with boyish enthusiasm in the wholesome pastime of his children and the children of the community. He never hesitated in cuntencing the right kind of amusement and recreation for our youth. He was a valued citizen joining, in communal, state, and national enterprizes, out of high sense of duty and devotion. He had a well defined sense of?spirituality and a program of religion that manifested itself in the service he could render his Maker through making his fellowmen. In the home he was a guiding hand and a person that was continually looked to by his family for advice, council, and encouragement. In short his position in the home can best be described by saying that he was good to his wife and children. In fact he was a man whose bigness of heart commanded such respect that will cause him to be missed by his family and community alike and in one accord we feel like saying "He is not dead just away" as the influence of his sunlight life still speaks to us.