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Those looking for relatives in Johnson County, Iowa, especially Pleasant
Valley Township, you MIGHT find some of your kinfolk on these webpages:
MORFORDSVILLE, IOWA A small town lost in time.
The Town, The Church, The Cemetery, Land Records, The People.
A distant relative wrote:
> Just returned from Johnson County. Daniel's probate shows him leaving $5
> to his son, William, from an earlier marriage and there is a list of
> heirs naming Peter, Joseph, Anna, Ellen and Mary as adults. The will is
> dated 12-2-1905 and commission to appraisers, dated 10 September 1906. I
> was unable to find the exact death date for Daniel.
>From what we've discovered so far, the following appears to be Daniel's
Descendants of Daniel Kimes
1 Daniel Kimes b: 1827 Dauphin Co, PA d: 1906
.. +Mary Leighty b: 1833 OH
m: 17 January 1851 Kosciusko Co, IN d: Bef. 1857
... 2 William Kimes b: Bet. 1851 - 1856 d: unknown
*2nd Wife of Daniel Kimes:
.. +Catherine Barta b: 1841 Bohemia
m: 13 April 1859 Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Peter Kimes b: 1860 IA d: Aft. December 1905
... 2 Joseph Kimes b: 1861 IA d: Aft. December 1905
........... +Emma // m: 11 November 1884 Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Anna Kimes b: 1862 Johnson Co, IA d: Aft. December 1905
........... +// Lehmann
... 2 Helen (Ellen?)Kimes b: 1864 IA
Burial: Bohemian (Czech) National Cemetery, Linn Co, IA
........... +// Horsky
... 2 Nancy E. (Ellen?) Kimes b: 05 November 1864 Johnson Co, IA
d: 10 October 1949 Orange Co, CA
........... +// Snyder
... 2 Mary Kimes b: 1868 Johnson Co, IA d: Aft. December 1905
........... +// Schuster
... 2 William Kimes b: 1870 Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Frank John Kimes b: 17 July 1872 Big Grove Twp, Johnson
Co, IA d: 24 April 1955 Los Angeles, CA
... 2 Julia Kimes b: 1874 Big Grove, Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Ida Kimes b: 1877 Big Grove, Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Lewis Kimes b: 1879 Big Grove, Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Alta Kimes b: 1882 Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Adella Kimes b: 1882 Johnson Co, IA
... 2 Rudolph J. Kimes b: 1885 Johnson Co, IA
NOTE: the spouses for some of Daniel's children have NOT been verified,
thus should be considered as supposition.
We'd LOVE to hear from anyone that thinks they might connect to this
family. We still have lots of research to do on this branch, and input
from descendants would help tremendously.
To update everyone on ONE of the KIMES sons that moved to Johnson Co,
(NOTE - a couple of Daniel's children's spouses have NOT been verified)
Descendants of Daniel Kimes
Generation No. 1
1. DANIEL3 KIMES (PETER2, //UNKNOWN KIME(S)) was born 1827 in Dauphin
Co, PA, and died 1906. He married (1) MARY LEIGHTY 17 January 1851 in
Kosciusko Co, IN. She was born 1833 in OH, and died Bef. 1857. He
married (2) CATHERINE BARTA 13 April 1859 in Johnson Co, IA. She was
born 1841 in Bohemia.
Child of DANIEL KIMES and MARY LEIGHTY is:
i. WILLIAM4 KIMES, b. Bet. 1851 - 1856.
Children of DANIEL KIMES and CATHERINE BARTA are:
ii. PETER4 KIMES, b. 1860, IA; d. Aft. December 1905.
iii. JOSEPH KIMES, b. 1861, IA; d. Aft. December 1905;
m. EMMA //, 11 November 1884, Johnson Co, IA.
iv. ANNA KIMES, b. 1862, Johnson Co, IA; m. // LEHMANN.
v. HELEN KIMES, b. 1864, IA; d. 1925; m. // HORSKY.
vi. NANCY E. KIMES, b. 05 November 1864, Johnson Co, IA;
d. 10 October 1949, Orange Co, CA; m. // SNYDER.
vii. MARY KIMES, b. 1868, Johnson Co, IA; m. // SCHUSTER.
viii. WILLIAM KIMES, b. 1870, Johnson Co, IA.
ix. FRANK JOHN KIMES, b. 17 July 1872, Big Grove Twp,
Johnson Co, IA; d. 24 April 1955, Los Angeles, CA.
x. JULIA KIMES, b. 1874, Big Grove, Johnson Co, IA.
xi. IDA KIMES, b. 1877, Big Grove, Johnson Co, IA.
xii. LEWIS KIMES, b. 1879, Big Grove, Johnson Co, IA.
xiii. ALTA KIMES, b. 1882, Johnson Co, IA.
xiv. ADELLA KIMES, b. 1882, Johnson Co, IA.
xv. RUDOLPH J. KIMES, b. 1885, Johnson Co, IA.
This is a collateral line from my husband's ancestor. We're trying to
track all Peter Kimes's descendants.
One of this list's subscriber's emailed me:
> I found one Kimes in a book I just bought, Old Settlers' Association
> Yearbooks 1866-1925 Johnson Co IA, in the section titled Fortieth Annual
> Reunion of the Old Settlers of Johnson County, August 24, 1906; on page 20;
> Necrological Report : Daniel Kimes, age 80 died 1906.
In reference to ways for contacting others visiting gravesites of mutual
interest, rec'd some great ideas.... too good not to share with other.
> Do you know where in Johnson Co. this cemetery is located?
> I have found that some cemeteries have a custodian or caretaker that
> might know who has shown an interest in your gravesites. Is it a
> perpetual care cemetery? Have you contacted the Johnson Co.
> Historical Society to see if anyone has registered an interest in the
> Kimes and Barnes families? Genealogical Society?
> Leave a note inside a bottle in the urn! Have them contact you when they
> find the insert. - or there is a company that makes a "holder" for business
> card sized information that you can actually adhere to the monument or
> plaque. I can't remember the particulars about the "holder" but it was
> advertised by the Genealogical Helper mag. Think you should check with the
> sexton of the cemetery before doing either.
> How about a note with an explanation that you're a distant relative.
> Include your phone # and maybe an e-mail address. Put the sheet into a
> zip-lock bag and fastened it to the grave site.
Thanks for these excellent suggestions!
A distant relative found evidence that someone else has visited some of
our distant KIMES and BARNES relatives buried in Morfordsville cemetery.
(This cemetery is in Johnson County)
Anyone have any "brainy" ideas on how to find out WHO is placing flowers
on these burial sites?