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HISTORY 



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AMERICA. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY 



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PUBLISHED BY. THE EDITOR. 



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The chart is not complete. A few of the shorter Hues were necessarily left out ; also, the jouni^est 
generations, in most instances, were not added. A complete chart could easily have hten made if there 
had been money enough. It would require a large plate and cost nearly as much again as the oi-ie we have 
printed. 

It was announced that the chart would be in colors, and it was the intention to have thd lines connect- 
ing the generations in red. The editor's draft was so made, but thi.-, would have cost at least $10.00 addi- 
tional. We used double lines instead, which are ec[ually as plain. As it i^, the -rditor has paid neariv 
S17.00 out of his own pocket on the chart, and from the same source paid Si^ 00 for the coat of arm-,. Al- 
together he is about Sioo.oo behind if he succeeds in getting pay for all the books ordered. A ;ar,~e part of 
this shortage he expects to. donate to tiie enterprise. One of the family in Florida, who has been a liberal 
contributor to the compilation fund, tells me to draw on him the first of June next, for $20.00. This will 
help out considerable. 

There are ^ome errors and omission iti the chart, which could have been remedied if the editor had 
requested a proof of the engraveiN copy ; but he did not, for the reason that this would have necessitated 
three or four dajs' more delay, and he thought there had been delays enough already. As it is. it will pass 
for the purpose of showing the foundation lines and for the better comprehension of the history. The ch.:r: 
can be made perpetual, by individual families, for succeeding generations. 

Fifty extra copies of the chart have been printed, and those wishing the names of their immediate con- 
nection that have not been carried out, inseited in fac simile lines and letters, can send names, encIo.s!7ig 
ten cents in silver and a two-cent stamp, and a new chart will be forwarded to them, with the omis;^!o:;s 
supplied. 

BreespokT, N. Y., January S, 1S9S. 



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PREFACE. 



After nearly four years of i)reparatoi'y work tliis book is 
sent out to subscribers. S<nne, ])erba[)s, bave become a Httle 
impatient on account of delay and unfulfilled announcements at 
different times. If any blame for tbe non-appeai'ance of tlie 
work at an earlier day is to be laid at tbe doorof tbe genealoji,ist 
be will endeavor to submit wiib meekness to an accusation 
wbicb may be just. He is (piite sure tbat witb financial 
resources sufficient to enable one to give it undivided attention, 
also to visit corresjjondents wbo failed to reply, a work of tbis 
kind migbt l)e ])roduced in one-tbird of tbe time. Tbei'e bave 
been vexatious delays on account of tardy correspondents. As 
tbis is a general failing witb maidvind it w^as not unexpected. 
Many were very ])rompt and always willing to furnisb all tbe iu- 
fcrmation tliey could. In some instances letter after letter was 
sent to tbe same persons, to wbicli no response Avas returned, 
even wben tbey contained a stamped and addressed envelope for 
i-eply. Foi- tbis reason some sbould not be surprised if tbey aie 
not as extensively noticed in tbis book as tbey tbink tbey sbould 
be. A very tew refused to bave anytbing to do witb tbe work. 
A portion of tbis inconsiderable minority were probably affected 
witb tbe erroneous impression tbat it was a money-making 
scbeme. Sucb do not know tbat tbe actual cost of tbe book is 
moi'e tban nine dollars ])er copy. 

On tbe otbei' side, wbicb is tbat of tbe gi'eat majorit}^ tbe 
editoi' has i-eceived many words of connnendation and encour- 
agement, for wliicb be bere returns sincere tbanks. He also 
wisbes to express bis gratitude to tliose wbo so generously aided 
financially. Among tbese aie mentioned Cbauncey Kilmer, of 
New York City; J. M. Kilmer, Bingbamton, N. Y. ; F. ^L 
Kilmer, Boston, Mass. ; S. Andral Kilmer, M. D., Sanitaria 
Springs, N. Y. ; Geo. W. Kilmer, Towanda, Pa. ; Kilmer Man- 
ufacturing Company, Newburgb, N. Y. ; Wasbington Kilmer, 



4 I'IMOFArK. 

M. 1)., Oilaiido, Florida. Mentioning these only may seem 
unfair to some for the reason that two hnndied dollars from 
one person would not repi-esent any more L^ood-will than two 
dollars from another in less fortunate circumstances. This is 
true, but without the aid of these mentioned it seems i-easonable 
to say that this book would not have appeai'ed. The work is 
also indebted to F. B. Kilmer, of New Brunswick, New Jeisey, 
for valuable data secured at his pei'sonal expense. 

In the circumstances it is a good thing that the book could 
not be issued when circular mimber four announced it would 
be. The delay has afforded oi)portunity for coi'rections and the 
grouping of some hitherto scattered lines. At best the work is 
imperfect and would be if double the time should l)e used. With 
this in view the pages have a wide margin for notations which 
any may desire to make. 

The records for search have been very meagre. Bread-getting 
was paramount to genealogy in the eaily days of our ancesuy, 
besides, their education, generally, \vas limited. Even with the 
best educated old Enghsh jjcople, genealogy genei'ally runs back 
into the fabulous or other foiins of darkness. Queen Victoria 
traces her lineage back to C*erdic. King of the West-Saxons, said 
to have been the lifteenth in desc-ent from Odin, whom ti-adition 
places about one hundred years before the Christian ei'a, but the 
names of the fifteen are missing. For completeness in genealog- 
ical line we have to look ill the Scriptures, where we find the 
genealogy of Christ as son of man given fi'om Abraham down 
in Matthew, and as Son of Cod from Chiist back to Adam in 
Luke. This marvelous record is without a parallel. 

For our complete genealogy we will have to wait imtil the 
Resurrection, when all the tribes of earth will \ni gathered to 
their appointed i>lace under their accredited standai-ds and 
leaders. 

Many are living now in Cermany and Holland of whom 
we here know very little. The coni|)iler was snrprised to tind 
the great number now living in this country. He is glad that 
it has not been necessary to search any prison records. Though 
none have gained great prominence as the world counts, it is his 
]n'ayer that a great munl)ei' may gain eternal life through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. 



INTRODUCTION. 



Philip Keliiier and liis family were probably the first bearing 
this name to place their feet on American soil. Their native 
l)lace was Hesse-Cassell Germany, and they formed pai't of an 
army of men, womt^n and children who were refngees from the 
German Palatinate, and arrived in this country in 1710. 

It seems necessary to make at least some brief reference to 
the privations, sufferings and discouragements of this people in 
their flight from persecution and their early days her«\ 

In September, lOSs, Louis Xl\\ of France began the inva- 
sion of th(i German Palatinate, which he desolated with fire and 
sword. This invasion, tt)gether with his I'evocatiun of the Edict 
of Nantes, nearly thiee yeai's ])revious, alarmed the Protestant 
inhabitants of the Palatinate, causing them to flee from their 
homes and seek refuge in Holland and England. The edict had 
been in force eighty-seven years and had given to the Huguenots 
left in France some liberties, but with these revoked the alarmed 
Palatines, fearing the sami:' ])ersecutions suffered by tlieir Prot- 
estant neighbors would also be inflicted on them, quickly decided 
on a geneial exodus. The number of this mixed nudtitude can- 
not be estimat<'(l. It is on j-ecord that foi'ty thoiiStUid of them 
were at <:tne time encamped in the vicinity of London, and col- 
lections weie fallen for theii' relief in the Protestant chui'ches 
of Englanil. The English govei'nment thought it C'liiistian duty 
to I'ender still further aid to these suffering people so sudd<.Mdy 
swept over on her domain. The {dan was to colonize on her 
possessions on the American continent. It was forese ni that 
the emigi'ants nuist have some provision for their maint(_^nauce 
on their arrival as well as the furnishment of ti'ansportation. 

English officers on tins side had sent information to the 
home govermnent that there were extensive idne forests in the 
province of New York along the Hudson river which might be 
utilized in the production of tar, resin, pitch and tui"pentine for 



6 LNTKODUCriON. 

the royal navy. At this time England was pnrchasing these 
supplies from Sweden, Norway and Russia, and it was con- 
sidered wise i)olicy to make provision for this important in- 
dustry on her own territury. 

For their transpoi'tation Queen Anne fitted an expensive 
fleet of ten ships, wliicli set sail from Portsmouth on Christmas 
day, 1709. The voyage was long and tedious ; some of the ves- 
sels reached New York in June following, and the last one did 
uot arrive until the lattci' i)art of July. Much sickness on hoard 
had greatly reduced their nund)er. They were landed on Gov- 
eruor's Island, and committed to the care and ins]iection of the 
governor of New York, Rohert Plimtei", who encamped them in 
tents and divided them into companies, over each of which a 
captain was placed, thus being under a kind of military rule, 
and evidently uot regarded as free citizens. 

Governor Huuter proceeded at once to carry out the plan of 
the English government and bought of Robert Livingston six 
thousand acres of land about one hiuidi'ed and ten miles above 
the port of New York, on the east, side of the Hudson. The 
tract was principally rocks and white pine trees. Upon this 
many Palatines located for the business of tar making. They 
scattered about in ku'ge groups of families and built their luits 
in villages. Their settlement where Germantown now is was 
called "The Camp," and was the home of Peter Kelmer. A 
house then was a ])it dug in the ground, six or seven feet deep, 
shai)ed like a cellar. This was cased around with timber, and 
usually lined with the l)ark of trees, to prevent earth-caving. 
Plank was used for floors and ceiling. The roof was made of 
spars, covered with green sod or bark. This was the style of 
architecture for perhaps twenty years, when tliey began to build 
of stone. 

The tar making business was not successful. The white 
pine did not furnish suitable matei'ial for the naval stores. Be- 
fore the second year at the tai'-camp was passed, they began to 
be in great need of provision and clothing. The five pounds in 
money they were to receive in advance, from the Englisli gov- 
ernment, they did not get — nor any portion. They were jirom- 



INTRODUCTION. 7 

ised clothes, utensils, and tools belonging to hnsbandry as soon 
as settled here, but of these \l a])peai's they received but a very 
small quantity. These tilings were sent over with them, and 
the non-distribution greatly reliects on the provincial officers. 
The subsecjuent ti'eatment of these destitute people by the gov- 
ei-nor tends to confirni this suspicion. Without their consent 
he took many of their children and bound them to tlie inhabi- 
tants of the pi'ovince until twenty-one, depriving tlie parents, 
as cited from their com])laint, of their comfort and company ; 
also the privilege of educating them, as well as the assistance 
they might reasonably t^xpect to receive from them in a short 
time. In this second year of their occupancy of the manor of 
Livingston, orders came to detail three hundi'ed able-bodied 
men to serve in the exj)edition against Canada, which they 
cheerfully obeyed. On theii- return their arms weie taken from 
them, although by lier majesty's exjjress orders they should 
have kept them. Also, dni-ing this time of service they did not 
I'eceive any wages, though tht^ money was especially furnished, 
and the troo})s placed on tin; establishment of the New York 
province. 

No one can tell all the hardships of these peo})le in their 
early days of settlement here. We know they Avere severe. In 
the winter of 1712 and '1;3, we note much suffering as recorded 
in their grievances in documentary history, especially with the 
weaker portion, the women and children ; and in their pitiful 
destitution, without necessary food or clothing, they were 
obliged to seek relief from the Indians, by whom they were 
kindly received. Fifty families left camp and traveled thi'ough 
an unbroken wilderness over the Catskills to the Schoharie 
river, in the hope of better pi'ospects. The wrongs and perse- 
cutions which these Palatines, who went to Schoharie, suffered 
from the hands of the officers of the province, seem to ecjual in 
severity the worst in history. They were hunted, robbed, dis- 
possessed, and thrown iiffo prison. We have not space to fol- 
low this out into detail, and besides, the fact that Philip Kelmer 
and family were not among the early Schoharie Palatines 
would make it somewhat irrelevaiff. • Sutfice it to say tbat the 



8 INTKODUC'l'ION. 

thoughtful reader of histoiy will discover that the galling yoke 
of English oppression was placed on the necks of lier suhjects 
before the odious stamp acts. The spirit of independence 
uttered its feeble cry from these Palatines, and which, growing 
stronger with the years as they were able to establish thein- 
selves in more independent positions, became active in tlie 
valiant soldiery of their grand-children in I77<i. 

It will at least be charitable to say that the English gov^ 
ernment could not at that time be held as responsible for the acts 
of its subordinates, as it would be in these days of ocean cable 
and rapid transit. 

The production of naval stores, promising by their represen- 
tations adequate returns, was a disastrous exv)eriment and cost 
the treasury of England a large sum of money. 

Philip Kelmer remained on the manor witli the sixty-three 
families, who received from the govei-nment the Patent of 1725 
for six thousand acres of land. Tliis document was for more 
than one hundred years among the archives of the Lutheran 
church at Germantown, but as it was in demand in the courts 
proving titles, it has been carelessly allowed to drift into the 
Iiands of some lawyer, no ono knows exactly where. It should 
be retui-ned to its ]>roper place and ])ut in safe keeping with the 
other ancient records of this church. In the sunmier of ISOO 
these valuable books were found on the top of a cupboai-d in 
an ice cream saloon. Therein is recoi'ded, with hnndi-eds of 
others, the mai'riages and baptisms of Philip Ivelmer's children, 
grand-children and gi eat-grand-children. 

In Documentary History of New Yoik Philip Kelmer's 
family, accoiding to the descriptive numeration of that period, 
is thus described : "Two men, two lads from nine to fifteen, 
one boy from eight and under, one woman, and two maids, from 
nine to fifteen." The two men were ])robably Philip, the father, 
and the oldest son, named George. The two boys from nine to 
fifteen, Simon and John. The boy from eight and under, 
Abraham. The woman, his wife, and one of the two girls, 
Elizabeth. 

As nearly as can be determiiied from the church records. 



INTKOIJUCTIOX. 9 

which are the oldest, most authentic, and indeed about all we 
have for our guidance, George, oldest son of Phili}), mari'ied 
Anna Margai-et Falkenburg. His children were: Johannes, 
baptized October 7, 1725; Wilhelnius, baptized May 18, 1741; 
Maria, May 12, 1743; and Anna Margaret, August 30, 1747. 

Siniori, son of Pliilip, married Elizabeth Fonk. His chil- 
dren were : Elizabeth, bai)tized 1731 ; Simon, May 27, 1740 ; 
Adam, November 28, 1742 ; and (Jeorge. 

Johannes, son of Pliilii), married Anna Becker. His chil- 
dren were: Elizabeth, ba{)tized 1732; Johauaes, August 27, 
1739 ; Wilhelnius, May, 174(i : George, 1748 ; Catharine, August 
13, 1719; Gertrude, Deceiubei', l7r)J. 

Elizabeth, daughter of riiilip, ^married Nicholas Phickel. 
One child, Nicholas, baptized 1732, was found on tlie record. 

Abrahaiu, son of Phili[>, married Anna Eva Link. His 
cliildren were : Nicholas, baptized December, 1741; Emerich, 
Jiuie, 1742 ; Ehzabeth, Februaiy 5, 1744 ; Cathaiine, March 2, 
1745 ; xVdam, 1748; Wilhelnuis, June 17, 1752. 

It will 1)0 seen that the editor in his j)lan of the book does 
not strictly follow the chart. This refej's i)rincipally to the 
center. He does not claim that his chart is absolutely coriect 
from centei- to circumference. We cannot call back our great- 
grandfatlicis to prove or disjjiove. If they had done as much 
according K' ilicir facilities as \v(3 have done they would receive 
our thanks, as we lio})e to receive the thanks of our descendants. 
The cliart will have to stand as it is imtil some one discovers 
documents to correct, or supply the missing liidvs. 

We have nothing concerm'ng Pliilip Ivelnn.'r hut his name 
as one of the Palatines and the number in his family. From 
the old chuich records we have been able to gather in groups 
some of his inunediate descendants, as given in this introduction 
and placed on the chait. 

From Documentaiy Histoiy of New York and church records 
we learn something about Johannes. su])posed to be his son, and 
from nine to fifteen years old when they arrived at the cam]). His 
name is i-ecorded, Johannes Kiilmei', among those charactei'ized 
as sobei' and industrious an«l willing to lemain on the Manor 



10 INTKODUCTION. 

after the failure of the "tair" industry. He was nominated 
to tlie governor in 1724 by the snrveyor general as one of four 
to whom was to be granted the six thousand aci'es of land in 
trust for the benefit of the sixty -three families remaining on 
Manor. The nomination was confirmed by older of the gov- 
ernor and council and Letters Patent granted, as hei'e before 
noted, and comprising what is now Germantown, New York. 
Was an elder in the ''C'luncli of the Sanctity," now Reformed 
Cluu'ch of Germantown, where his name appears fre({uently in 
his official capacity. Our inferences concerning his relation to 
Philip Kelmer, the Palatine, are supposed to be correct, yet we 
leave him out of oui- histoiv as the progenitor of generations 
in order to make the entire plan of the book uniform, and stait 
the generations with a head known to be coi'i'ect by those now 
living. 

Descendants of George and Simon, sup])osed sons of Philip 
Kelmer, the Palatine, so fai- cannot be traced, and our history 
begins with -Johannes im. Elizabeth Mickle). son of Johannes, 
(m. Anna Becker), son of J^hili}) ; followed by AVilhelmus nn. 
Gertrude Pulver), son of Johannes (m. Anna Becker;, son of 
Philip ; and the descendants of Abraham supposed to be the 
youngest son of Philip Kelmer. 



JOHANNES KULMER. 

Name in English Jolni Kilmer. He was baijtized at East 
Camp (now Germantown, N. Y.), Aug-iist 'J7, 173lt. Married 
Elizabeth IMickle. Was trustee and deacon about 1702 in tlie 
German Reformed Church at East Camp. Moved to Cobleskill, 
Schoharie county, N. Y., iu 17'Jlt and died in 1823. His farm at 
Howe's Cave, same county, has never passed ont of the owner- 
ship of the Kilmers. 

First Gii:xp:hation. 

Childi-en of Johannes-', |Juhamies-, Philip^ 1. 

George. Baptized Jauuary *J, 1705. Man-ied Saloma 

Earner. 

Catharine. Baptized August 21, 17t'>s. 

John 1. Married Amia Si])])erly. 

Elizabeth. Baptized 1770. 

Second Generation. 

Children of George* lJohannes^ Johannes-, PhilipM. 

Elizabeth. Born 17s(;. 

John. Born 17U0. 

Jeremiah. Born October 7, I7!tr), in Cobleskill, Schoharie 
county, N. Y.' Ou reaching liis majority he married Chi'istina 
Earner and soon after removed to Otsego county, where he 
remained twenty-two years. In ISlo he moved his family to 
Sheshequin, Bradford county, Pa., whei-e he i)urchased a farm 
on Union Hill, back of " Breakneck Narrows." On this tract of 
then unbroken soil, with a family of twelve children, he com- 
menced the struggle for maintenance and won by becoming a 
successful farmer ; his wife sliaring bravely with the vaiying 
vicissitudes of life, and heljjed much towards sucress. 

Mr. Kilmer became a professed Christian while living in 
Otsego, and soon after joined the Methodist Church, in which he 
was honored with the offices of steward, class-leader and trus- 
tee. When there was no church building his home was often 



12 HISTORY OK TlfK KFLMEK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

the preaching-place and under liis hospitable roof the minister 
was always welcome. He never considered himself ])ooi- for 
what he did for God and His cause. Died Novembei- ]•>, isy-t, 
reaching nearly the age of ninety. 

Christina. Born ITl't;. 

William. Born 17l»8. 

Catharine. Boiii isoo. 

Nancy. Born 1803. Married David I. Barner. 

Joshua. Born 1800, in Barnerville, Schoharie county, N. Y. 
Married Margaret Dings. In April, 1840. he moved to Durell, 
Biadford county, l\\., where he had previously purchased fifty 
acres of land. Afterward he hougiit a farm in Rome, Pa., where 
he resided about fourteen years. By industry he accunndated 
considei-able i)ropejty. Was kind-hearted, obliging and ac- 
counted an excellent citizen. Mend)er of the Methodist chui'ch 
for sixty-five years. Died November 20, 1883. 

David. Born 180!». Enlisted in Chicago, Ills., in the spiing 
of 1802, in Company (J, I27t]i Illinois Volunteers. W^as dis- 
charged in March, ls03, at Memphis, Teim., by I'eason of physical 
disability brought on in the army service, Died Maich 2l»tli, 
1803, thiee days after retui'uing iiume. 



Childi'en of John I.^ | Johannes'', Johaimes-, Philip^ |. 

Peter. Born July 13, 1788. Died Januaiy 27, 1820. 

Jonas. Born 171)5. For manv years was a a resident of 
Barnerville, Schohaiie county, N. Y., wheje he owned a saw 
mill, clover mill and grist mill. Afterward moved to Schoharie, 
where he built a steam saw mill, engaging extensivelv in the 
lumber business. Was one of the trustees of tlie Schoharie 
Academy, a member of the Lutheran chui'ch in which he held 
the ofHce of deacon for seventy-five years, and was always 
prominent in chni-ch matters. His rigid leligious convictions 
had their natural elfect on his life and charactei-, manifesting 
strictly tenii)erance principles, and tenacious foi- the i-ight. 
Was in everything systematic and left an impress on tire people 




JONAS KILMER. 







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JOHN KILMER. 




ELIZABETH KILMER MYER, at age of al. 



JOHANNES KUL]SIEK. 13- 

with whom he associated worthy of exaiii])le. He ^ave ah his 
children, ten in nutnher, an academic cdncation. Died Septem- 
ber 10, ]88l». 

John. Born in (rermantown, (A)himbia connty, September 
22, ITuS. Married Cathai'ine Shaver. By some of his I'elatives 
he was known as John, Jr., bnt notrif^htly so-called, as we have 
it stated on what is considered good authority that thei-e was 
not an 1 in ins name. His first l)nsiness was shcxnnakinji,-, and 
aftei'wai-d became owner of a tannery and brev/ei-y. Disposing 
of these lie commenced farming, in which he was successful. 
He was noted among his ac(piaintances for precision in lang- 
uage and for his metliodical system of work. The tidyness of 
his buildings and farm was often a subject of remark with his- 
neigiibors. Died August 2ri, ls,S(;. 

Danh<:i.. Born Jannai-y 27, 1 800. Was a^ w^ell-informed man,, 
nmch above the average fai-mei- of his time. In i)olitics was- 
an ai'dent Whig and Republican, and was elected Supervisor by 
fifty-six majority in a Democratic town in 1851. A member of 
the Lutheran C'hnrcli. Died May 4ih, 1S51>. 

Tho:mas. (graduated at Union C?ollege,in 18i!8and was after- 
ward a Divinity stndent in llartwick seminary. Was licensed 
in the Lutheran Church in ls;;o and ordained the following 
year. He had ciuu'ge of a cdnuvh in Williamshurg. Upper Can- 
ada, and afterward the joint charges of Fi-edericksburg and 
Ernesttown,' Upi)er C'anada. He resigned about 1834. Died in 
Canada, leaving a widow and two children. After diligent 
search we failed to hndany descendants 

Ei.iZABETH. Born March b>, lT;t2, at iMarmont, Colunibia 
county, N. Y. Pehmaiy 7, I81i>, she m;u-i'ied Tjerck Myer at 
Cobleskill, N. Y. Was a. member of the Dutch Reformed 
church. Died December 17, U70. 

Makiah. 

CinusTiNA. Born in Cobleskill, N. Y., 18oU In 1831 mar- 
I'ied John H. Worth. For many years she was an honored 
member of the Lutlieran Church at Central Bridge. Died Au- 
gust 19, 1880. 



J-i Itlsl'OlCV 1)1' I'lIM Kll.Mi:i£ I'AMIIA' IX a:mi':kic'a. 

Third Genekation. 

Children of John^ [George^ Johannes^ Johaimes-, 
Philip^.] 

EoBEKT H. Born December 22, 1829. July 15, 1849 mar- 
ried Delilah Moore, Farmer. Has been justice of peace and 
postmaster. Cluu'ch C(nuiecti()n witli "Church of God." 



Children of Jeremiah % (CreorgeS Johannes^ Johannes^ 
Phihpi.J 

Eve Ann. Boi-n June 2S, isiS. Married Silas H. Shores. 
Died Novembei- lo, 1S77. 

Catiiakine. Born January 25, 1820. Married Benjamin 
Brink Ai)ril 14,1811. Marcii 9, 184G married J. B. Gillette. 

JosiAH. Born December C, 1S21. Died July 29, 1885. 

Vienna. Born December 28, 1828. Mariied D. T. Gillette, 
May 3, 1«40. Church connection Methodist Ejticopal. 

Saloma J. Born A])ril 27, 1825. Married William B. Mor- 
ton Fehruai-y V.K 1851. Was a member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. Died April 30, 1883. 

Elizabeth Mauia. J^orn I\rarch 30, 182s. About 1850 mar- 
ried Marvin l^ovelace. At the age of twelve united witli theM. 
E. church, and died in the reconciliation of the Christian's hope. 

Jeremiah Jr. Born April 25, 1831. Occupation farmer. 
Church connection, Methodist Episcopal. Postmaster eighteen 
years. July 3, 1853, mari-ied Aurilla Lent. 

Lewis H. Born in Worcester, Otsego county, N. Y., Jan- 
uary 16, 1831:. When he was six years old his father removed 
to Sheshequin, Bradford county, Pa. Was school director nine 
yeai's in Sheshe(piin. Marcli 21, ]8(;0, married Emily Culver of 
Sheshequin. 

Jonas A. Boi-u July 31, 183()in Cliarlotte townsliip, Otsego 
county, N. Y. Duriiig our war with the South he enlisted in the 
volunteei' army but was rejected. When the rebels invaded 
Pennsylvania soil he could endure it no longer and enlisted in 
the state militia. Was a resident for many years in Sheshe- 
quin township, Pa. At this writing is clerk in the store-room 



JOHANNES KULMER. 15 

for Lehigh Valley R. II. at Buffalo. Residence 1*3 Pulaski St. 
Is a metnber of the Congregational Church. March 27, 1S58, 
married Elizabeth Earner. 

John W. Born in Sheshequin July 0, lS-13. Was a student 
at Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, and later graduated at 
Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. A teacher 
nnie terms. At the age of twenty-two he mari'ied Eunice E. 
Towner, only daughter of Elijah Towner of Rome, Bradford 
county, Pa. The iirst hve years of their married life was at his 
father's liome, wheie he worked on the farm. 

In 1872 he embarked in the mercantile trade in Rome, Pa., 
and in 1870 moved to Canton, Bradford county, Pa., continuing 
therein the same trade until 1882, when failing health and I'e- 
vei'ses made it necessary to close business. He moved to Wav- 
erly, N. Y., where he now resides and is occupied the most of 
the time as comnieicial traveler. In politics he is an ardent Re- 
publican and in the towns wlu^re he has lived has been honored 
witli offices of justice of the peace, constable, councilman, and 
president of the board of iiispe<;toi'S. Is a member of ihe Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, in which he is honoied with oflicial po- 
sition. 



Children of William^ (JeorgeS Johannes'% Johannes-, 
Philip!. 

i)AVH3. Married Cordelia Jennings. 

Jeremiah. Born in Schoharie county, N. Y, Febiuary 24, 
1829. November U, 1852 married Maiy E. Clark. Business, far- 
mer and blacksmith. Seplember 1>, 1802, eidisted in tlie Sixth 
Michigan Cavalry. Mustered out of service November 14, 1865, 
at Leavenworth, Kansas, liosidence, Charlotte, Eaton county, 
Michigan. 

George. Married Hannah M. Rifenberg in Worcester, Ot- 
sego county, N. Y. . 

Nelson. Died unmarried. 

ELMHiA. Born in Worcester, Otsego county, N. Y., October 
•6, 1820. When veiy young her parents moved to Pennsylvania, 



16 HISTORY OF THE KH.MKR FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

and she went to live with her uncle, David I. Bai'iier, in Oohles- 
kill. In March, 1838, Diai'ried Aniaiuler Shattuck, a carpenter. 

Catharine. Born March 4, ISi^T. January U, 184S, mar- 
ried Richard Benjamin. 

Saloma. Married John Hancock. 

Ann. Married E])hi'aim Kelcli. 



Childien of Joshua^ [^^(^oi-i^e*, JohanneS'\ Joliannes^ 
Phili])' I, and Margaiet Dings. 

Myron W. Born July 2S, Ks27. 

Christina M. Boi-n July 5, lsi>!>. 

Catharine. Born April <;, is:n. Married J. F. Simons. 

LoviNA. Born August 8, 183:;. Mai-ried Charles H. Turner. 

Salina B. Born April i>(), 183(1. Married Josiah Kilmer. - 

Julia A. Born July 8, 183U. Married P. D. Vanness. • 

George W. Boi-n Fehruary 2, 1842, in Asylum, Bradford 
County, Da. 

His hoyhood days were passed on his father's farm in 
Macedonia (same county), and in the public schools of tho dis- 
ti'ict. Afterward he attended the Sns((ue]ianna Collegeiatc In- 
stitute fur nearly two years ; or until the trumpet of war called 
him from the halls of learning to the camp and battle-tield. 
His grandfather (}eoigc sLMAfd his c(Mmtry with (.-rcdit in tlio 
second war for American lndei)endenco, and the grandson trn(; 
to i)atriotic lineage was naturally stirred by the spirit of ]);i(ii()t- 
ism and love of tlu; old l''lag. He enlisttd in Com|)anv 1, t;tli 
Pennsylvania Reserves, and W(Mit to Harrisbing, whei'e Ik; be- 
came unable by sickness to ))erfoi-m military service^ was dis- 
charged from the hos])itai an<l retuined home. At this time he 
was young, just i)ast nineteen years. One year thei'eafter, 
duiing the foiniation of the '' Bradford Regiment," known in 
seivice as the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, he again ottered 
his services to his couidry. It is noteworthy that we liiid in 
referring to a history of this regiment, that he declined a com- 
mission that was offered, because he considered himself too 
young to accei)t a conniussioned office. This decision, in con- 




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JOIIANNKS IvUL^lEK. 17 

tradistinctioii to the general tieiicl of human ambition, speaks 
for itself without comment. He did, liowever, accept the next 
office to a connnissioncd ottice, and went out as First Serj^eant 
of Company C The 1 ilst i\;nnsylvania Vohuiteers was known 
as one of the best figlilin^- rej^iments in the war, participating 
in loi]g and bloody series of battles, from Fredericksbui'g until 
the surrender of CJencral Lee, among which were Chancellors- 
ville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. 11., Cold Harbor and Moi'ris 
Fai-m. At ClianceUorsviUe tbeii- loss was hfty i)er cent of the 
men engaged and at (Gettysburg seventy-six per cent, and thei'o 
was but one regiment, it is said, in tlie service where the loss 
was a greater per cent of the hghting men than tliis. On the 
3rd of May, 1803, Sergeant Kilmer was promoted to First Lieu- 
tenant, for faithful and meritorious service, and at that time 
the youngest conmiissioned ollicer in the regiment. In the 
battles of the Wilderness, ]ie received a wound in his right leg, 
but remained with his com])any in active sei-vice. His valor 
won for him another promotion, and on the 4th of July, 1SG4, 
he was made Captain of Company C. At the l)altle of Morris 
Farm, Novend)er ti7, 1804, he was severely wounded in the head, 
was captured by the enemy and taken to Libby Prison. His 
captors, took his hat, coat, boots, and his six months' pay (over 
$1,000 in l)right crisp greenbacks), just drawn. It is not the 
place here to speak of the horrors of the Southern Prison Lens. 
The sufferings of the captives were intense and l)eyond descrip- 
tion. Fortunately a surgeon, who was his companion in cap- 
tivity, dressed his wound and saved a life, which otherwise 
would have been another sacrifice to the horrible hospitality of 
the Rebels. Februaiy 18, 1805, he was paroled and sent to 
Annapolis, where he remained for a short time, then received a 
leave of absence for thirty days and came home. He returned 
to his regiment at the expiration of the time and remained witli 
it until nmstered out of service on the 28th day of May, J 865. 
After returning home he engaged in farming, and buying and 
selling cattle. In the fall of 1875 he was elected to the office of 
County Commissioner, proving an efficient and popular officer. 
It is not too much to say, that he is one of Bradford's most 



18 HISTORY OF Tnf<: KILMEK FAMILY IX AMKKU'A. 

popular citizens and has frequently had conferred upon liini by 
liis townspeople offices of tl-ust and responsibility, wliich lie has 
always filled with remarkable fidelity. He is now President of 
the County Farmers' Alliance and Secretary of the Executive 
Board of the Pennsylvania State Farmers' Alliance and Indus- 
trial Union, and has been Stewaid in the M. E. Church for 
twenty-five years. His prominent characteristic is to carry on 
all things undertaken with persistent energy and unremitting 
activity, His home proi)erty consists of a well cultivated farm, 
new handsome residence and outbuildings, which together have 
cost him about ^13,tt00. 

This brief sketch of Mr. Kilmer's life would be incomplete 
without mentioning his iiohle. wife, who is his valuable assistant 
and adviser. October U, 18G5, he married Helen A. Noble, 
whose acquaintance began at the Collegiate Institute, where 
she was a student and teacher. She afterward attended Mt. 
Holyoke Seminary. 

Albertina L. Born June 25, 1845. Married James H. 
Green. 

Children of Joshua^ and Charlotte M. Simons. 

Mai^garet. Born November 27, 1870. Married Robert 

Rice. 

James D. Born November 24, 1872. March 3, 1895, married 

Bessie Frink. 

Mary.. Married J. Woodburn. 

John D. Born Feb. 8, 1877. May 18, 1806, married Eva Cass. 

Jennie. 

Children of David*, George*, Johannes^ Johannes-, 

Phihpi. 

William Morgan. Born in Bi-adford county, Pa., Decem- 
ber 25, 1850. September 16, 1876, married Robenia S. Richard- 
sou. Business, attorney-at-law. Has held offices of deputy 
sheriff, township clerk, city recorder and city attorney. Is a 
member of Knights of Pythias, and his church connection is 
Methodist Episcopal. Was in the r27th Illinois Volunteers, in 
company with his father, but too young for enlistment. 



JOHANNES KUL-MEK. 19 

George D. Born July, 1S57. Never married. Residence, 
Brockport, N. Y. 

Saloma. Born Decembei' 22, 18G3. Manied Leroy ^tar- 
shall, June Uth^ ISG'J. They met a sad affliction by the death of 
Flossie, their youngest child, x\\ai\ 20, 18U4, then eight years of 
age. The manner of death made it still sadder. The following- 
regarding tlie accident is from a iiewspaper notice: "Flossie 
left home at eight o'clock on Thursday niorinng to go to 
her school, about one mile distant. Somewhere between eight 
and nine o'clock, a boy stopped at the house of Mr. Arnold, 
who lives in sight of the school house, and told him that 
as he was driving by, he saw what looked to be a child 
hanging from one of the windows. Mr. Arnold hastened 
to the spot and there found little Flossie Marshall hanging 
outside the building, her head just within, face downw^ard 
and the window sash upon the back of her neck. He 
speedily removed the child from her terrible position, but 
help had come too late — she was dead. A board, one end upon 
the ground, the other resting against the building beneath the 
window, gave rise to the su})position that the child had slipped 
as she was endeavoring to gain admittance to the school-room 
through the open window, which by some means had fallen at 
the fateful moment and with such dreadful result. 



Children of Peter^ [John T.*, Johannes^ Johannes", 
Phihpi.] 

Harvey. Married Miss Holden, of Cold Spring, N. Y. 
Supposed to have a son, J. H., living. Place unknown. 

Peter. Born May 24, 182U. His second marriage was with 
Helen M. December 31, 1850. He died in 1808. 



Children of Jonas' [John I.^, Johannes % Johannes-, 
Phihpi.] 

Ann Eliza. Born at Barnerville, Schoharie county, N. Y., 
October 7, 1816. October 7, 1840, married Peter Poland. Mi*. 



20 HISTORY OF THE KHJIER FAiHLY IN AMERICA. 

Foland was in the hotel business, a member of the society of 
Odd Fellows, and alderman in tlie city of Albany in 18GS. IMrs. 
Foland is a member of the l^utheran Churcli and resides with 
her daughter, Mrs. Ida H. Terrell, her only surviving child, in 
New York City. 

Lavina. Born May 20, 1821. Married Perry G. Brown. 
Mr. Brown is dead. Her present residence is Albeixjue, New 
Mexico. 

Catharine. Born October 2, 1S28. Married William Pearl, 
of Oneonta, N. Y. 

Martin Ll'THER. Born at Cobleskill, Schoharie county, 
N. Y., January 18, 182G- November 14, 1S55, married Christina 
Houck Ten Eyck. His church connection is Lutheran. Pesi- 
dence, Albany, N. Y. 

Christina. Born JMay 28, 1828. Married Addison Barker, 
Novend>er 7, 1850. PesidiMice, Camanche, Iowa. 

Diana. Born October 13, 1830. ]\Iairied Jacob Houck, 
November 13, 1850. Pesidcnce, Centi-al Bridge, N. Y. 

Kebecca. Born at Barnerville, Scholiarie county, N. Y. 
April 13, 1833. August 14, 1854, married Jacob N, Ilagei', who 
was in the hotel business a number of years. Mrs. Hager's 
church connection is Lutlieran, and residence, Albany, N. Y. 

Emiline. Born October ('), 1835, in Cobleskill, N. Y., 
April 10, 1883, married Theodore Wood, a farmer. No chil- 
dren. Her- church connection is Methodist Episcopal. Pesi- 
dence, Hobart, Delaware county. N. Y. 

Washington, j\[. D. Born in Schoharie County, New York, 
April 5, 1838. He received his primary education in the 
common schools of his native town. His collegiate educa- 
tion was obtained at the Schoharie Academy, a school of 
wide reputation for a school of its class in that day. He re- 
ceived a full course of It^ctures at the x\h)any Medical College, 
graduating therefrom in 1800. On leaving the college, as a 
further means of perfecting himself in his |)rofession, he ac- 
cepted the position of resident physician of the City Inhrmary 
of Albany, wliich institution then contained twelve hundred 
inmates and embraced the insane asylum, hospital and alms- 



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WASHINGTON KILMER, M. D. 



JOHANNES KULMKIJ. 21 

house. In 1861, when the call was made for volunteer physi- 
cians, Dr. Kilmer went to Alexandria, Va., where he took 
charge of the Grace Clun-ch l[os})ital, and remained there thi-ee 
years. The last year of the war he was surgeon of the Six- 
teenth West Virginia Volunteers, located v/ithin the fortifica- 
tions at Washington City. At the close of the war he remained 
in Washington and continued in the practice of his profession 
for three years, at the end of that time going to Ironton, Ohio, 
where he remained five years, in large aiid successful practice. 
On account of a general breaking down in physical ability, 
superinduced by his arduous professional labors, he decided in 
1S73, after having been given up for dead by sevei-al of his 
medical brethren, to make a journey on foot to Florida. He set 
out scarcely able to walk, but gathered strength as he pro- 
ceeded, nnd a complete restoration to health, after tramping 
one thousand four hundred and tifty-thi-ee miles. During this 
time he was corresi)ondent for the Ciiicinnafi ComiiiercidJ and 
contributed a nund)er of interesting articles to that ])aper. He 
located in Altamont, Orange County, Florida, Avhich name he 
gave to the locality. In Octobei', I^IJI, he married Florence 
Davy, of Ironton, Ohio, who is a lineal descendant of Sir Hum- 
phrey Davy, the celebrated English chemist. Duilng the doc- 
tor's residence in Orange county he has taken an active interest 
in all public questions, particularly in sc-hool matters. He has 
been chairmair of the board of ])ublic instruction for eight years 
and has more than once chami)ioned the cause of good morals 
and religion in connection with the schools. In the fall of IsST, 
when the yellow fever was declared ei)idemic at Tami)a, and a 
call was made by the physicians there for help. Dr. Kilmer 
volunteered his services, went down and gave the citizens of 
that place four weeks of unremitting labor, at the end of which 
time he became a victim of the disease and barely escaped death. 
When he returned home his fellow citizens presented him with 
a handsome gold watch, which bears thi s inscription : "Pre- 
sented to Dr. W . Kilmer by the citizens of Oilando in ap])recia- 
tion of his services in the yellow fever epidemic at Tampa, 
November 24, lbS7." The doctor still resides at Orlando, Florida, 



22 HISTORY OF THE KJLMEK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

is interested in orange culture, and in active practice profes- 
sionally, in which his skill is unniversally recognized. For tlie 
past five years he has been surgeon of the Florida Central and 
Peninsular Raih-oad, the laigest railway system in the state. 
Anna Margaret. Born April 2, 1849. October 17, 18G7, 
married Step] len Badgley. Cliurch connection, Lutheran. Resi- 
dence, Schoharie, ]N. Y. 



" Children of John^ [John l.\ Johannes^ Johannes 
Philip ^ J 

Mariah. Married John Baumus. 

Almtra. Married Jacob AVetzel. 

Charity. Married John Underhill. ■ • 

Emma. Married P. P. Schenk. 



Children of Daniel'^ [John I.S Johannes*, Johaiuies-, 
Philip 1. J 

Augustus. Born August 29, 1822. February IS, 1840, 
married Christine E. Rickard. November 3, 1818, married 
Viana Barner. With liis sons, he established the well known 
Kilmer Maiuifacturing Company, for the manufacture of bale 
ties and wire fencing, at Newburg, N. Y. Reference to tliis 
can be found in the back pai't of the book. ■ ■ 

Margaret. 

JOSIAH. 

Daniel A. Born in Cobleskill, N. Y., December 11,1832. 
In 1852 married Catliarine drum. He is an industrious farmei- at 
Howe's Cave, N. Y., owning the excellent farm and buildings, 
where he has resided more tiian thirty yeais. 

Thomas J., M. D. Born Nov 22, 1833, at Cobleskill, N. Y. 
December 25, 1852, married Elmira Palmatier. Is a practicing 
physician at Scholiarie, N. Y. A member of the Masonic order, 
and church connection, Methodist Episcopal. 

Andrew G. Born in Cobleskill, N. Y., January 5, 1836. 
He attended the distiict school, where he was known as a 



JOHANNES KULMER, 23 

faithful scholar and afterward his father, encouraged by his 
close application to his studies, sent him to the Schoharie 
Academy, where he was under the special instruction of Prof. 
Geo. W. Briggs, its Princii)al. 

At the age of 15 he taught a district school of SO scliolars, 
in which work he continued successfully for two years, and 
then resumed his studies, first at the Warner ville Seminary and 
afterward at tlie Perry Academy. Witliin a short time after 
entering the latter scliool he became a teacher in it and thus 
served in the double capacity of student and teacher until he 
had completed the fall course of instiiiction, when he returned 
to his home and married Libbie Young, only daughter of David 
D. Young, in ISSO. 

He was known as a worthy, energetic young man, an en- 
terprising citizen and a consistent member of the Lutheran 
Church, with which denomination his family has always been 
identified. 

At the earnest solicitation of Prof. Briggs he became assis- 
tant Princii)al of the Schoharie Academy in 1S07, and wlien 
Prof. Briggs terminated liis comiecticn with the x\cademy and 
became President of the Delaware Literary Institute at Fi-ank- 
lin, N. Y., Prof. Kilmer was urged to remain as Principal of the 
Academy. The offer, however, he declined, and acce])ted the 
position of A^ice-President of tlie Frankhn Institute, wliich po- 
sition he filled foi" four years, giving iniiversal satisfaction. 

In 1872 he bec;uiie Princii)al of the graded school at Cobles- 
kill and through his niforts the school was reorganized under the 
state Union Free School Act. The school was liighly prosperous 
while under his charge, drawing a large patronage fi-om the sur- 
rounding country. During the last year of his :Mhiiinistration 
it numbei-ed D3 non-resident students on its registiy. 

The village of Bainbridge, which had just erected a fine 
brick academy building, extended to him an invitation to be- 
come their Principal, which he accei)ted, remaining at the head 
of their school for three years. 

After this he organized an academy at Schenevus, N. Y., 
where his efforts also met with a flatterin«r success. 



24 HISTOKY OF T}II<: KIL^MEK I'AMILY IN AMERICA. 

It will be seen that Prof. Kilmer's career as a teacher has 
been an important one, and that while he took hif>h rank as an 
instructor, his ability as an organizej- was especially mai'ketl and 
fully recognized by the various Boards of Education, by whom 
his services were secured. The several academies over wliich he 
])resided as Principal wei-e under the supervision of the Board 
of Kegents of the state, and by them were s])ecially compli- 
mented for their thorough and S3^stematic course of instruction. 

Prof. Kilmer carries many pleasant recollections of his work 
as a teachei', and the memoiy of many of his former pupils who 
have risen to positions of prominence in various ])rofessions, 
brings to him the encoui'agement and satisfaction of a useful 
and successful work. 

In I880 lie gave up his life woi-k as teachei' and went to 
Biughamton, N. Y., and entered the business office of his 
brothers, Dr. Kilmei-&Co., with whom he is still connected, 
being engaged at present at the Sanitarium owned by Dr. S. 
Andral Kilmer at Sanitaria Springs, N. Y., in the ca})acity of 
Assistant Superintendent. 

S. Andral, M. D. Born in the town of Cobleskill, Schoharie 
county, N, Y., December ID, 1840. He recalls even now in the 
multitude of his professional duties, with pleasant memoiies, 
the old log school house? in Coljleskill where he first attended a 
disti'ict school. When he left tliese log walls he entered the 
halls of the Schoharie Academy, and afterward the Warner- 
ville and Richmondville Seminaries. These he finished when 
he had reached the age of eighteen andentei'ed the office of Dr. 
Scott, a })i-ominent Allopathic physician in Schoharie county. 
Then, wishing to get outside the lines of the one-school idea, he 
studied with Dr. Downing, who lia^ been called the successful 
pioneer of Homeopathy in the Schoharie region of New York 
State. Dr. Kilmer commenced the ])ractice of medicine as a 
county physician at Barnerville, Schoharie county, N. Y. Al- 
though he aspired to rise in his profession, he found this to be 
too much up-hill work and abandoned his rides after about one 
and a half years' service. Following out the idea of a broad 
acquaintance with medicine and surgery he studied Eclectic and 




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JOHANNKS KULMElt. 25 

Botanic practice with Dr. Pati-ick of Wisconsin, But all these 
appeared to he hut a he^^inniu^ for he has documents that he 
attended the preliminary iMid regular course of the Bellevue 
Hospital and Medical College in Kew York C^ity, where he had 
an oppoi'tunity for instriiclion at tlie Eye and Ear Inhrmary on 
BlackwelTs Island and other hospitals. A si)ecial practical 
course at the Philadelphia Lying-in-Charity Hospital, where in- 
structions ai'e given in practical Ohstetrics and Diseases of 
Women ; at the Central L'Jispensaiy of Chicago, devoted to the 
same purpose ; at the Philadelpliia School of C)perative Sui-gery, 
under the s})ecial insti'uction of the noted physician, Dr. D. 
Hayes Agnevv. Not only these, hut there hangs in hisoflice the 
dii)loma of the Bennett Medical College of Chicago. 

After a successful tour of medical lectures and practice in 
the W<\st, Dr. Kilmer settleil in Binghamton, huying and l)uild- 
ing a residence on the jilot whei'e the extensive Kilmer Medicine 
AVoi'ks are now located. He was first employed in visiting sur- 
rounding vtities on advertised days, in which practice he was so 
famous and successful tliat lie was soon enahled to conuneiice the 
erection of his LaV)oratory huildings foi- tlie preparation of his 
remedies, which hecanie necessary to sup])h^the ever increasing 
demand. 

From this modest, hut wi;ll defined heginning, lias grown 
up the pi'esent enormous husineis. The prominent success of 
the sale of Di-. Kihuer-s remedies has heen sustained hy their 
growing ]-eputation and merit. The verdict of the druggists 
throughout the country, is that these preparations have the 
largest sale of any i)i'oprietary I'emedies on the mai'ket. 

Dui'ing these years of iiua-easing i)rofessional services far 
and wide, and astonishing growth of husiness. Dr. Kilmer was 
seeking somewhere in the United States some place most 
peculiarly favored by Nature for a Health Home and Hygienic 
Institute for suftering humanity. During this search he dis- 
covered the wonderful properties of the sulpho-phosphate spring 
ill a place then called Oshorne Hollow, ten miles noi-theast of 
the city of Bingliamton, N. Y, Here he' huilt, at an expense 
of $100,000, the New Sanitarium and Hydrothorai)ium. It is 



26 HISTORY OP THE KH.MEH FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

located in a gently mountainous region in the Blue Hill Tunnel 
Range, 2,000 feet above the sea level. Outside is a well arranged 
system of natural parks. The present buildings contain every 
modern convenience, including electric lights and bells, steam 
heaters, and elevators. Besides the principal waters of the sulplio- 
phosphate spring, there are ten others, which include the Blue 
Lithia, Red Iron, Black Magnetic, and Ferro-Manganese. All 
kinds of baths are in use svuiuner and winter, including Sul- 
phur, Turkish, Russian, and Electric. The luarvelously benefi- 
cial results of the waters are supplemented by the skill of a 
physician who has treated moie than half a million patients. 
If this article shall appear like an advertisement to any, it be- 
comes such unavoidably, and the writer may say, unintention- 
ally, in describing the life work of a successful member of the 
Kilmer Family. 
Chauncey C. 

Jonas M. Born in Cobleskill, New York, A])ril 11, ls43. 
At the age of twenty-tvv^o he went to New York City, where he 
remained thirteen yeais in the mercantile business. During 
this time he was connected as salesman with the large and well 
known houses of H. B. Olatlin, E. S. Jaffrey and Compan}^ and 
Cochrane, McLane and Coini)any. In 1878 he went to Bing- 
hamton, New York, and engaged in the Medical Dispensary of 
his brother. Dr. S. Andral Kilmer. In 1881 he became an equal 
partner with his brother, and thus being more closely identified 
with the establishment, made plans for the increase of the busi- 
ness and gradually enlarged it from the comparatively small 
area of a few counties in the State to all parts of the United 
States and in South America and West Indies. In 18i»2 he 
bought the half interest of his brother. Dr. S. xVndral Kilmer, 
and is now sole owner of all ti'nde marks, coi)yrights, and the 
entire business of the manufacture of proprietary medicines. 
The buildings are on the corner of Chenango and Virgil streets, 
covering nearly one-fouith of a city square, with branch offices 
in New York, Chicago, Rio De Janeiro, U. S. of Brazil, S. A., 
and Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. 

An enterprise that has reached the extent and success that 



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JOHANNES KULMER. 27 

this has in a little more than a dozen years, seems to be proof 
of the merit of the I'emedies offered to the public, and of the 
able and energetic management of the business. 

December IS, 1808, he married Julia 111. Sharpe, daughter 
of Peter Gr. Sharpe of Sharon Springs, N. Y. 

Mr. Kilmer is Police Commissioner, a member, with his 
wife, of the North Presbyterian Church, and a trustee in the 
same society. His first church comiection was with the Tal- 
mage Tabernacle, in I>rooldyn. 

AuKELiA. Married Palmatier. 

Adelia. Married David 1. Bouck. 



Children of Elizabeth^ [John I.-*, Johannes^ Johannes-,. 
Philip 1] and Tjerck ]\Iyer. 

Christina Myer, Born November 28, 1824, in the town 
of Saugerties, N. Y., where she now resides. j\lay 'J, 1843, she 
married Jo) in Potenburg Styles. 



Children of Mariaii^ [John l.\ Johannes^, Johannes-, 
Philip^ J and Jacob Zimnier. 
Elmira Zinmier 



Children of Christina^ [John !.•*, Johannes-*, Johannes-, 
Philip'] and John H. Worth. 

Mary Worth. Born June 24, 1832. 

Martha Worth. Born May 22, 1835. Married B. F. 
Courter. 

Harvey Worth. Born December 25, 1836. 

Herman Worth. Born May 10, 1831). 

Ehzabeth Worth. Born October G, 1845. 



28 history of the kilmer family in america. 

Fourth Generation. 

Children of Rol)eit II. "^ (Juhn% George^, Johannes^ Jo- 
hannes-, Philip'. I 

John. Born July 2:3, 1S50. 
Charles. Born Maicli *dl, 1852. 
Henry K. Born April 27, 1854. 
Nancy. Born Noveniher 2<i, 18C3. 
William. Born February VJ, 1800. 
Esther. Born March 31, IbG'j. 



Children of Eve Anu^ [Jeremialr^ Geor;i;e^, Johannes^, 
Johannes", Philip' J and Silas H. Shores. 

James Austin Shores. Born August 9, 1842. Enlisted in 
the 7th Kentucky Cavahy. Accidentally shot and killed at 
Kashville, Tenn., (October 111, 18U4. 

Jeremiah M. Shores. Born Fehruaiy 11, 1845, Enlisted in 
Capt. Geo. W. Kilmer's company, 141st Pennsylvania V(Jun- 
teers. He was severely wounded in the liattle of the Wilder- 
ness in July, 18ri4, and died a few days after. 

Orpha D. Shores. Born Septendter 24, 1S4G. Married David 
Coleman. Resides, Libeity Cornes, Bradford County, Pa. 

Ethlin Shores. Born March 31, 184;». June 2'J, 1^84, mar- 
ried Jolui F. Sargent. Resides, Wetona, Pa. 

Ulysses Grant Shores. Born April 4, 18G5. Is a contractor 
and builder at Crestor, Uiuon county, Iowa. 



Chikh'en of Catharine'' [ Jeremiah % George'* , Joliannes% 
Johannes-, Philip'] and Benjamin Brink. 

Helen Briidv. Born February 8, 1842. Married A. B. 
Rider. 

Children of Cathai-ine", and J. B. Gillette. 

Addison R. Gillette. Born May 4, 1847. 

Emiline C. Gillette. Born May 25, 1849. Now Mrs. Reed 
Ferguson, of Hornl)rook, Pa. 



JOHANNES KLTLMER. 29 

Estella Gillette. Born October 31, 185(i. Married Rev. H. 
C. McDermott, of M. E. Church. Now at Norwicli, N. Y. 

Wiiitield La j\Lonte Clillette. Born July IC, 1855. Attorney- 
at-law, Allentown, Pa. 

Naucy C. Gillette. Born December 23. 1857. Married D. 
E. Sawtelle. 

Laura D. Gillette. Born October 10, 18t'>7. Married George 
Black man. Kesidence, Towanda, Ba. 



Childivn of A'ienna" | Jei'einiah^ George*, Johannes^ Jo- 
hannes-, Phili))'] anil I). 'L\ Oillette. 

Mary Ida Gillette was boi'ii May 21, 1847. 
Martha Ohi-istina Gillette was born August 8, 181:8. 
Pearn A'Vilber Gillette was l)()i'n November 5, 1855. 
Allen l)ay Oillette was born Decembei' 15, 185!:>. 



Children of SalomaJ." [Jeremiah^, George*, Johannes-, 
Johamies-, Philip' J and AVilliam B. Hoiton. 

Miles E. liorton. Born in Sheshe(|uin, Pa., Novendjer 18, 
1851. At tlie age of fifteen he came in possession of his father's 
farm, taking nearly the wliole I'esiJonsibility on his young- 
shoulders. By diligent study at homo and kind attention of 
his mother he gained a fair cunnnon school education. In 1872 
married Mary A. Webb, daughter of Andi-ew AV^ebb. Has been 
diligent and prosperous. Held various town offices and ran for 
sherilf in 18'J3 on the Democratic ticket. Resides in Towanda, 
Pa. 

Rowenna Hortence Horton. Born in Sheshequjn, Pa., Oc- 
tober 23, 1855. Januaiy, 1871, married Theodore G. Smith. 
Mr. Smith is a tidy and prosperous farmer. They are both de- 
voted Methodists, and the new church at Black, Pa., situated 
near their home, was built largely through their enterprise. 



30 HISTORY OP THE KILMEll FAMH.Y IN AMERICA. 

Children of Elizabeth M." [Jeremiah^ George^ Johannes^ 
Johannes-, Philip\] and Marvin Lovelace. 

Ida Lovelace married Lewis (3rrift'eth, a farmer. Four chil- 
dren. Has lived in Nebraska seventeen years and reports "hard 
times" for the past three vears. Now at De Witt, Saline county, 
Neb. 

Willis D. Lovelace. Wife and two children. Residence, 
Oscar, Mo. 

Children of Jeremiah, Jr. *^ [Jeremiah^ George*, Johannes^, 
Johannes-, Philip'.] 

Francis E. Born September 19, 1854. Residence, To- 
wanda, Fa. 

CLAitA E. Porn February 14, 1850. 

Henry C. Born September 15, ISd-t. 
, Fred IL Born December 80, 1871. 



Children of Lewis H,'', [Jeremian^, etc.] 

M. Belle. Born August 2-ir, 18G2. Lias just finished a post- 
graduate course in the New York City Training School for 
Nurses. 

Manning L. Born March 18, 18G5. Married Eliza May 
Gore, daughter of Major W. LL II. Gore. Holds an important 
position on the electric railway in Buffalo. 

Christine J. Born July 2G, 18G7. 



Children of Jonas A. " [Jeremiah^, etc.] 

Eugene A. Born April L>7, 18G2. Tin worker for Lehigh 
Yalley R. R. at Sayre, Pa. January 29, 1887, married Katie 
Poxon of Staffoi'dshire, England. 

GRxVCE. Born June 17, ISGG. December 22, 1S8G, married 
Walter Neilliay Congdon. Residence, Towanda, Pa. 

Charles E. Born February 10, 18G9. 

Mary E. Born August 22, 1871. January 27, 1893 mar- 
ried Harry Granger, a farmer at North Towanda, Pa. 



JOHANNES KULMER. 31 

Children of Jolui W. "^ [ Jeremiah », etc.] 

Clarence H. Born March (1, ISOO. A trusted employe of 
the Lehigh A'alley Railroad. Is married and lives at Waverly, 
N. Y. 

Walter J. Born January 21, 1870. Died February 15, 
1897, in the eighteenth year of his age. His death was sudden, 
wholly unexpected, and a very sad blow to the famil3^ The 
cause, according to the verdict of the coroner's jury, was con- 
solidation of the left lung. He was exceptionally dutiful and 
industrious, a member of the Methodist Church, and deservedly 
popular with his young associates. 

Children of Jeremiah '' [William^, George*, Johannes^ Jo- 
hannes", Philip^J 

AuALiNE. Born February 22, 1854, Married Harvey Cline. 

Frankllv p. Born January 21, 1850. March 17, 1878, 
married Laura E. Kilmer, daughter of Robei't H. Kilmer. Bus- 
iness, farmer and stock raiser. 

Louisa. Born Januaiy 11, 1850. 

Cyrus. Born March 14, 1802. Married Mary Blanchard. 

Burton. Born November 8, 1800. 

John. Born March 22, 1800. 

Children of George", [William % George*, Jonanues^ Jo- 
hannes-, Philip ^] 

Joseph. Born September 24, 1835. 
Martha. Born April 20, 1839. 
Mary. Born July 2, 1842. 
Peter. Born Ai)ril 0, 1847. 
Myron W. Born IVlay 15, 1852. 



Children of Elmira'', [William^ George*, Johannes^ Jo- 
hannes-, Philip^] and Amander Shattuck. 

Sallie M. Shattuck was born March 23, 1839. February 12, 
1857, married Thomas Gorley. Residence, Harpersfield, N. Y. 



32 IIISTOllY OF TIIK KILlMKll FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Mary Ann Shattuck was bom September 22, 1845. Married 
Amos Breasley. Residence, Caledonia, Micbigan. 

Loienzo Shattuck was born May s, isis. Residence, Cal- 
edonia, ]\ricbigan. 

Harvey Sbattuck was born May 30, 1850. May 8, 1877, 
married Susan Jones, lousiness, carpenter, and I'esides at Nor- 
wich, N. Y. Cbni-ch coi miction, Methodist Episcopal. 

Raymond Sh;ttturk was born December 25, 1852. Residence, 
Deposit, X. Y. 

Frances Shattuck was born November 5, 1855. Februaiy 19, 
1877, mari'ied Willis H. C^ook, merchant. Mr. Cook died Jan- 
uary 4, 1887. August 2, 1S<>3, she mariied Seth U. Flint, mer- 
chant, at Worcester, N. Y. 



Children of Cathai-ine«, I. Willian^, George^ Johannes-% etc.] 
and Richard Benjamin. 

Ophelia Ann Benjamin. Mai-i-ied Isaac Bechtel 
Mary Alice Benjamin. Mai-i-ied Josepli Bechtel. 
Euima J. Benjanun. 
_ Esther Benjamin. Married Fred H. Gale. 
Dilman B. Benjamin. 
Richard A. Benjamin. 
Victoria Benjamin. Married Frank Damouth. 



Children of Ann'-, [WilliamS Oeorge^ Johannes^, etc.] and 
Ephriam Kelch. 

Mary Ida Kelch was l)orn January 14, ISoO. In 1874 mar- 
ried James Smith, a farmer. 

George Kelch. Married Florence Hooker. 



Children of Myron W.% [Joshua^ GeorgeS JohannesS Jo- 
hannes-, Philip^] 
George B. 
Daniel W. 
Hattie L. 




HARVEY SHATTUCK, 

SON OF ELMIRA KILMER, AND FAMILY. 



Children of Cat)iann(j'' [Jo.sluia% (ieoi'go', etc. j and J. F. 
Simons. 

Maiia Simons. Married J. C Tinnd)ull. 

James Simons. 

Charles Simons. 

Emma Simons. Mai'j-icd AVilHam Fi'ieshe. 

WiUiam Simons. 

Adelbert Simons, ' ■ 

Grant Simons. 



Chil(hvn of George W." [ Joshna,^ (ieorge', Joliamies-', Jo- 
hannes-, rhiHp'. I 

J. Nop.r.K. Born x\iuil 2:3, 1808. In ISSi) lu^ went to J'hila- 
delphia, wheie he was (.-ondnctor on a caljle ear for two years 
and gave tlie best of satisfncl ion. This speaks well for a coun- 
try boy and is proof that he is more than an ordinary youn«'- 
man. IJe pi'eferred farming, howevej-, and rt^tiu'iied home. 
September 18, 1800, he married Tillie DeLong and occupies a 
farm previously occujned by his fatlier. 

jEssn^: Majuon. Born .Alarch 18, 1880. 



Children of Wilham Moigan", (David^ George', etc.] 

Jessie, l^orii isT'j. 

MiLO. Born 1881. 

Alhekt. Born 188-1. 

Mabel. Bojii 1880. 

Florence. Born I8i»;]. 



Children of Saloma" |David% Geoi'ge^ etc.] and Leroy 

Marshall. 

Salina Hortense Marshall was born August 29, ISTO, 
Bennie Forest Marshall was horn September 3, 1872, 
Flossie Marshall was horn May 15, 1880. Died April 27, 

1894. For the manner of her death see sketch of her mother. 

3 -i 



Stt HISTORY OF ']'][!<: KILMEK FAMILY LV AMERICA. 

Children of Peter B.'', LPt'ter^ Juhn\ Joliannes'S Jo- 
hannos-, Philip'.] 

Maria Jane. Married Martin L. tliant. Residence, One- 
onto. N. Y. 

Eliza Ann. Married dleorge Lawyer. Residence, Janes- 
ville, Wis. 

Jeremiah. Residence, C'amanche, la. 

Ella C Manied Aloiizo Riclitmeyer. 

Ida E. 

Children of Ann EH/a" [Jonas^, John L^ Joliannes', Jo- 
hannes% Pliilip'] and Peter Ecdand. 

Worthin^ton Poland was horn ( )ctoher 13, lSi'2. Died May 
2, 1880. Did not marry. 

Nancy Poland was horn Octoher 18, 1844. Died Octol)er 18, 
1845. 

Menzo Folaiid \vas Ijoi-n May 4, 1840. Died Sei)teniher 13, 
1848. 

Ida Harriet Poland washorn Jnne 8, 1850. Angnst IS, 1870, 
married Holland A. Terrell. Mr. Terrell died Octoher 8, 1804. 
Residence of Mrs. Tci-reli, 235 West 135th Street, New York 
City. . 

Children of ]\Iartin L.% [Jonas% John 1.% etc.] 

Martin Ten Evck. Born Septemher 2, 1850. Nov. i>4, 1880, 
married Anna Rockwell, only child of Capt. E. J. Rockwell. 
Both are memhers of M. E. Chnrch. Has agency for the sale 
of pianos and organs. At present is hoth town and police con- 
stahle at Esperance, N. Y. 

Anna Catuarine. Born Jnly 9, 1802. March 27, 1887, 
married (reorge Dennis Hilts, a representative of the Standard 
Oil Company. Residence, 45 Jay St, Alhany. Chnich connec- 
tion, Baptist. 

Ina May. Born ]\Iav 10, 1800. 



Children of Diana" [Jonas^ John I.*, etc.] and Jacoh H. 
Houck. 



1838210 



J Oil A N.N KS K LyL:\I Eli. 35 

Minnie C. Houck was \>oin Jaiiuaiy -27, 185S. Married Will 
Freeniyer. Bingbaiiitoii, N. Y. 

]\rargaret Hoiuk was l)<)i']i Decembei-, l.sno. Mai'i'ied J C 
Morehouse. Englewood, Ills. 

Mary Houck was horu September 27, 1SG3. At home at 
Cent]-al Brid'je, N. Y. 



Children of ]^ebecra« [JoriasS John I.-', etc.] and Jacub N 
Hager, 

John J. Hager. . 

Anna V. Hager. 
Blanche Hager. 
Kolin D. 

Children of Washiiigt.jn" [Jonas^ John I.^, etc.] 
Alice, i^orn Maivh 27, 1806. ' ' ■ 

May. P>orn Jniuiarv 11, ]87o. 



Children of Anna Hhirgaret", [JonasS John 1. 1 1 and 
Stephen Badgley. 

Mary Badgley was born lAtarcli 1, 1S70. July 23, LsOO, mar- 
Ford V. Snyder, a connnercial traveler. 

Henry Cleo Badgley av;is born June 23, 1S7G. 

William Badgley was burn July, 18SJ-. 

Addison Badgley was l»()i-n Jamiary 13, 1S70. Died Decem- 
ber 2, 1S8,-). 



Children of Augustus" I DanieD, John I. S Johannes^ Jo- 
hannes-, Philipi] and Christine E. Kickard. 

IUnsom. Born Decemlnu- 14, 1SI3. July 4, 1S7I married 
Ennna Eckerson. 

Martin L. Boi'n March 3, 1S45. Felniiaiy 2S, 1SS4, mar- 
ried Eaui-a Sheeley. 

MakyE. Born Fel)rnary 20, 184(3. September 22, 1807 
married David Kickard. 



30 insTOK'V OK 'riiK kh.mki: family ix amkkica. 

iMultlfoii ol' Aul;iis1us" anil \'iaiiiia Banu'r. 

Iic\ i\() A. l;.)iii ill ( 'ohleskill, i\. Y., June S, 1850. March 
L'!'?, is;);>, li(« nicl. a siiddtai and dis( rcssiiiL;- deal h by swallowing 
cai-hnlii- acid hy mistake. At the time ot" hisdeallihe wasVice- 
.I'rcrfiilent and ^eiu-ral mechanical en^inuor of the Kilmer ]\Ian- 
vifacturino; Company. A\^ithout any disi>arai^-ement to any of 
his brotliers in their several (executive and mechanical abilities, 
Irving had been called the inventive mind of the well-knowii 
Kilmer industry. It is said that he betrayinl liis mechanical 
genius at the early age of four years, when he dissected the 
liousehold clock, and ])ut it together again so that it ke|)t time 
as well as before. Dining his biief and active life he conceived 
a nundjer of inventions which were patented. Among these 
were three fasteners I'or bale ties known as Fignrt; Eiglit, Ad- 
justable and Arrowhead. He also dtnised machines for the 
manufacture of these inventions and also for barbed wire. Feb- 
ruary 15, IsTC), married Mary liifenbei'g. She died u\ l.ss7. His 
second wife, Enmia (jireatslnger of Newburg, N. Y., survives 
him. 

Aktmuk M. ]^)0rn July 10, 1851. February 15, 1870 mar- 
ried Kate Kockerfellow. He died July -i, 1880. 

TiiALAS S. Born Xovendjer 17. 1854. Mai'ch '20, 1880, mar- 
ried Martha Quackenbush. 

LuELLA. Born Septendjer 22, 1856. January 1, lb80, maj'- 
ried Edward Davis. 

Melvin D. Born July 20, 1858. Married Mary F. TToag. 
He is a tlurty-second degree ]\Lison. 

Elmkr E. Born ]\[ay 4, 1800, in Schoharie county, N. Y. 
The subjoined sketch was prepared by one of his New York 
friends. 

He has been engaged in the manufacture of wire since boy- 
hood, and has a natural a})titude for inventions. In 1884 Mr. 
Kilmer located in Chicago and subsequently formed the Kilmer 
Bale Tie Company, which has a capital stock of ,^10o,ooo, in 
which Company he is one of the largest stockholders. This 
Compan}^ has its offices at 21 Quincy Street in the City of Chi- 
cago, and its extensive factories are at Joliet, Illinois, a distance 



':*ff?" 








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'TTt »^.v^ 



IRVING A. KILMER. 




ELMER E. KILMER. GLEE. 

GLADYS. 



ANNA KILMER, M. D. 



JOIIAXNKS KUI.MKR. oY 

of about 40 niilus from Chicago. It also has a branch at C-ort- 
laiid, N. Y., and to Mr. Kihuoi's imloniitable push and enei-gy 
is due the great success wliich has inarKed this Company fiom 
the start. Mr. Kihner is and lias been since its inccj^tion, the 
President of the Company. The directors, ai)preciating his 
conservatism and unerring judgment wisely leave the entire 
direction of the Company to him, content with drawing their 
dividends. 

He may justly point with ]iride to the fact that his Com- 
pany has no liabihties. Besides LluMnanufacture of Bale Ties of 
various kinds, his Company has recently entered into the hcdd 
in the mamifacture of Wire Fencing of ditfei'(!nt styles, and the 
recei)tiou which their fencing has received in th(! market has 
been most gratifying to all interested. The factories are a ])er- 
fect bee hive of indnstiy and an inspection of them is very in- 
tei'esting. 

Personally Mr. Kilmer is a gentleman of culture and while 
he is devoted to his family, he is also very fond of society, en- 
joying having his fi'iends s])end the evenings at his handsome 
home at .^785 Indiana Avenue, Chicago. This house w^as erected 
by Mr. Kilmer in the year 181)3 and is arcliitecturally a fine 
structure. In the rear are connnodions stables. Mr. Kilmei' is 
fond of horses and dilves a good one. 

June 4th, 1885, he married Miss Klla iMyers, a native of 
Schoharie C()Lmty, N. Y"., a lady of est imal»le chai acter, but of 
frail constitution. She died about live years after their mar- 
riage. 

Januaiy IDth, 18*il, Mr. Kilmer married Anna Elkiiis, 
M. ])., then a ]»racticiiig physician and resident of lirookiyn, 
N, Y., who is a daughter of lLor;itio l>. Flkins, I). 1)., a clergy- 
nian of ihe Metlnjdist Episc(»[ial Chui'ch. His wife is a very 
talented lady, she is a graduate of the N(;w York Medical Col- 
lege and Hospital for Women. She is deeply lead in medical 
practice ;ind makes a s}jet-ialty of diseases (jf women and chil- 
dren. Success has marked liL'r couise to such an extent that 
she has a large clientele and her patients are lavish in their 
pi\aise of her skill, among whom can be numbered the writer of 
this sketcli. She has never lost a child whom she has treat(;d. 



38 HISTORY OF THE laLMEK KA^HIA' IX AMERICA. 

The union of Mr. and Dr. Kilmer has been a most liappy one, 
for they are in every sense companions. 

Ketta Lenoha. Born August 4, 18G4. Married W. Johns- 
ton McKay, October 2L>, 1895. 

AViELiAM A. Born August 10, 180C.. June 3a, 18;i3, mar- 
ried Angehne Parsons. 

Le Mai. Born September 22, 1870. 



Children of Daniel A.', [Daniel^, John T.S Johannes'% Jo- 
hannes'-, Philij)^ I 

Earnest A. Born August T, 1850. 

Orville. Born June 2, 1859. 

Millie. Born September 22. 1808. 

Anna M. Born January 11, isTo. Manied Parmer Slinger- 
land, October 10, 1895. He is a general merchant at Howe's 
Cave, N. Y., and lias been assistant ])Ostmaster there for the 
past six years. Mrs. Slingerland is a nmsician and gives lesson 
on the violin. 



Children of Thomas J.*^ [DanieP, John I.S etc.] 
Heriu<:rt a. Born October 3, 1853. 
JosiAH. Born December 8, 1850. 
Ira p. Born Dece!nb(n- 20, iSGl. 
Julia S. Born December 27, 1872. 



Childi-en of Andrew Ci." [DanieP, John I.S Johaimes\ Jo- 
hannes'-, Philips I 

Archie C, was born at Barnerville, N. Y., May 20, 1857. 
After receiving tlie usual ])reparatory training, he attended the 
Schoharie Academy and hinshed his education l>y taking a four 
years course at the Delaware Piterary Institute at Fi-ank- 

iin, N. Y. 

In 1872 his father was chosen Princii)al of the Union Free 
School and Academy at Cobleskill, N. Y^, and Archie accepted 
a clerkship in a dry goods store, which he held until 1875, when 



JOHANNKS KULMKK. 39 

he secured a position with tlie First National Bank of Cobles- 
kill, with which institution he is still connected. 

He was married in isTs to Alice Fox, and to them two 
daughters were horn, Annie and Bessie ; the yonn}i;est, Bessie, 
died in June, 1887, andadonhle affliction came in the autnnm of 
the same year in the <leath of his wil'e. 

In 1884- he was elected (Jlerk of the Board of A^'dla^e Trus- 
tees of Cohleskill, which ohice lie field for eight years when he 
was chosen Treasurer of the A^illage, and also of the High 
School and Academy. 



Children of Sylvester A." |f)anieP, John I.^, Johannes^, 
etc.] and Hattie E. Wetsel. Tlie mother died Decemher t2;>, 188'J. 

Ulyses Daniel. Born February 12, 1875. Is asso<nate 
superintendent of the Sanitarium at Sanitaria Si)rings, N. Y. 

Eorrii Marie. Boi-n iVlay 23, ls7ij. Is librarian of the San- 
itarium at Sanitaria Springs, N. Y. 

Bessie May. Born June lo, 1885. 

Hattje Makciuekite. J3oin Septend)e]' '24:, 1888. 

Children of Jonas M.''' [DanieP, John I.*, Johannes^ etc.] 
Wn.Lis SuAKi'E. Was l)orn in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 
18, 18();». In connection with his business as partner with ids 
father in the hrm of Dr. Kilniei and Company, mamifactui'ing 
Chenusts, he is pro})rietor of the Ne\vs[»aper Advertising 
Agency which has oftices in the company's buildings, with a 
branch at 1-f Ti'ibune Building, Kew York City. His Inisiness 
zeal is a manifest qualitication for success. 

Octt)ber D, 181»5, in New Yoik City, hemaiM'ied ]\liss Beatrice 
Kichardson, oidy- daughter of A. Frank Kicliardson. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of Ran3om^ |x\ugustus% l)ainel\ John T.*, Jo- 
hannes^ Johannes-, Philip'.] 

WELLiNCiTON. Bom October 14, 1872. 
Nellie. Born Decendjer 21, ls74r. 
Frank. Born Septendjer 15, 1S71>. 



40 HisTOiiY OF 'I'jiE kil:\iek faimily in AjMEJUCA. 

Child Martin L.'', I Augustus'', DanieP, etc.] 

Adali Le Mai. Born November 30, 18S4. 

Cliildren of Irving A.'', |Augustus^ DanieP, etc.] 

FosTEK M. Born July 2, 1877. 

Aktiiuh ill. Born May 7, J 8s I. 

Viana Grace. Born Jan. 0, J,s87. 

Walter A. BoiJi August l'.», 181)2. 

Children of Thakis S. \ | Augustus", Daniel\ etc.] 

JicssiE. Born December 28, ls81. 

Clifford. Born July 1, 1887. 

Helen A. Boi-n August 12, 1889. 

Maud V. Boi'ii February >2, ls;)8. 

Children of Melvin D. ', [Augustus", DanieP, etc.] 

Augustus M. Boiii (jc;tober 15, 1887. 

Melvin D. Born April V, 1892. 

C'liildren Elmer E.^ [Augustus", J^aniel^ etc.,| and Ella 
Myei-s. 

Glee ELLSwojmi. Born Noveuihei- 11, 1888. Of Ehner 
E. and Annie Elkiiis. 

Gladys. Boimi Octohei- 13. 1892. 

Dorothy. Born January 25, bSiM;. 

Child of William A.', [Augustus", J)anielS etc.] 

Beulah. Born May 15, 1893. 



Children of Archie C.\ [Andrew G. ", Danieh', etc.] 
Annje«, [Archie C.% Au(h-ew G.", DanieP, John 1.*, Jo- 
hannes% Johannes-, IMiilip'. |l^)i-n in Hesse Cassel, Ger- 
many, about 1(570. 1 J-5orn ill Cobleskill, N. Y., September 11, 
1880. 

Bessie Louise. Born November 7, lss3. Died June Ki. 
1887. 




DOROTHV KILMER. 



WILHELMUS KULMER. 

Baptized at East Cam]) (now Giermantown, N. Y.) in 1T4G. 
From ti-aditioii and records a few items pei'tainin^- to liis ]jei'Sonal 
liistury have Ixnni gathered, and though vta-y meagre, are inter- 
esting to his hving descendants. 

Fortnnately Ins g-andson, Charh^s, rescued a note book used 
by his grandt'atlier and found by him among tlie descenchuits of 
Wilhehnns, in Peimsylvania. It is made of \vhit(^d)irch l)ark, 
and is now in possession of L^i-ederic 13., son of Charles. The 
ujemoranda it contains is written in g(>od (lerinan for that time, 
indicating tliat the owner possesstnl more than the average 
education, and contains some family I'ocoid, and business 
transactions. 

It seems evident that Wiliiehnus was a prosperous farmer, 
a slave iiolder, and highly esteemed in his c;ommunity. 

October -27, ITdJ, he married Gertrude i/'ulvcr. The oi'iginal 
record I'eads, W^idiehnus Kulmer mit (i(a'tiaii Pulver. Some of 
his descendants now living in Pennsylvania say that he served 
in the lievolutionary AVar. In the last years of his life he lived 
in Carlisle, Schoharie county, N. Y. 

FIK'ST (iENHRATION. 

Maria. .Baptized August ^21, ]7<'..s. Mai-ried Dr. Horn. 

William, l^apti/ed l^'ebi-uary Tib, 1775. l.eft New Yoi'k 
state and settled in Penns\ivaiua, near 1 )rmdatf. Suscpiehanna 
county, and for some ivason his name was rhanged to Coleman. 
One version of his descendaiits concin-ning this change, is, that 
the Welch peojile, who had a colony in his neighborhood, conld 
not well pronoimce Kulmei- and called it Kulman, which easily 
became Ivolman and afterward Colemam This, it must be 
admitted, was carlessuess, through which family names have 
been easily corrupted. The editor i-emembers that in some 
places where his father's family resided we wei'e often called 
Kilmore, and sometimes Gilm(»re. It does not require much 
backbone to hold on to the coifect name. Another vei'sion of 
tlie change in William's name is the tradition, that he left New 



42 iiiSTOKY OF Tiii<: Kii.:\ii:ii famit.y in amekica. 

York for some triding oftonse, and <l(^sire(i tliat tlie people there 
slioiilil 1)0 ii;noran[ of liis localioii. 

Elizaheth. Baptized May 4, 1777. Never inari'ied. 

Gektkude. Baptized, 178 1. Married Philip Cluni. It is 
said tlial she accompanied the family of Rohei't R. Livin<;ston, 
minister-plenipotentiary to Fiance, ahoat 18()1 -3, as companion 
and chaperon to Livingston's daughters. 

Peter. Baptized September t>, 1785. The year of his birth 
is not known. In those days childi-en were generally baptized 
a few months after birth. Occasionahy one, two or three years 
might intervene where circumstances prevented. This state- 
ment is made here as especially fitting in his case, which can 
also be ai)i)li(Kl in a general way to others, where one might be 
particular about exact year of birth. 

He married ^Fary Pulver evidently at early mariiageable 
age. The greater poi-tion of his life, lived at Copake. N. Y., 
and was a simple German farmer of the Palatine type. 

His education was necessai'ily limited. Tradition tells us 
that he was a faithful student of the (hirman Bible, and the 
possessor of books of German i)oetry. ^Vl\s an attendant of the 
"Vedder Church " (Dutch Reformed), where his children were 
baptized. 

Jeremiah. Baptized April L>o, l78s. Mari-ied Susanah T. 
Kinyon. Died about the middle of the year 182o, in conse([uence 
of injuries received by a falling tree. His widow married 
Thomas P. Clum, son of Jeiemi.di's sister, Gertrude. 

Philip. Baptized A])ril 18, 17;m). The earliest known 
record places him at home, in the town of Carlisle, Schoharie 
county, N. Y. About isls he mariied Catharine IJarner. In 18:30 
he sold his farm in Scliohaiie county and moved with his family 
to Greenfield, Lackawanna county, Pa. Here he purch.ased a 
farm, which is now owned and occupied by his grandson, 
Norman L. 

Elsgen. Baptized 1702. The only record of this child is 
in the birch-bark book. Traditionary informatic^n says she died 
young. 



WIT.IIKLMUS IvULMEK. 43 

SECOND GENEKATION. 

Cliilflren of MariaS | Willieliims-\ Johannes-, Philip^] 
and Dr. Horn. 

JoliaiuKis Horii. I-Japti/ed 1 787. 

Philip Horn. Baptized J71H). 

Their descendents ai'e now hving near Caihondale, Pa. 



Children of William, * [Wilhellnus^ Jeremiah-, Philip^] 
Mai'iah Coleman. Born 17'JO. Married John Nicliolas Fel- 
lows. Dieil June ISr.-j. J\lend)ei' of the Congregational 
Chnich. 

John W. Coleman. Born Pehrnary 0, 1S<)0. Died August 
23, 1870 

Alexandei" Coleman. 

])aniel Coleman. 

Philip Coleman. 

Oarrett CN)leman. Born June 5, 1803. January 14, 1830, 
married Eleanor l)euker. October 8, 1840, married Jei'usha 
Wells. He died September L't, 18(18. 

Ezra Coleman. Born October 1!», 1810. Mai-ried .Alaiy 
Baker, December '.^i, 1842. His wife died in 1872 and he in 
1892. 

Jeremiah Coleman. Mari'ied Diana Chaml)erlain. 

Haiuiah Coleman. i)orn May T), 180!». Married Gideon Rob- 
inson, December 14, 1820. Church connection, Bai)tist. Mr. 
Eobinson was a farmer and mechanic. Died 1805. Mis. liob- 
inson die<l in 1882. 

Jane Coleman. Married Nelson Decker. 
Elizabeth Coleman was born Jaimary 31, 1823. January 0, 1840, 
married Ezra Finn, a contractoi- and build'u- in Scranton, Pa. 

Children of Gertrude\ | Wilhelmus'', Johannes-, Philip'. '| 
and Philip Clum. 

Thomas P. Clum. Mai-ried widow of his uncle Jei-erniah. 
William Clum. 
Philip Clum. 



44 HISTORY ()!' TIIK KH^-MKR I'AMILV IN A."\[EH1CA. 

Curransoii Oluin. jMairied Thoniay Lasher. 
Ellen Cluin. ^lariied W(j1I". 
Caroline rluiu. 

Children of J*eterS | Wnihehniis-', Johannes-, Philips. ] 
Hakrikt. ]]oriL A])iil i^"), 17UT. On her tond)stone at Co- 
pake is this inscription : "Uairiet, daughter of Peter and Mary 
Kihnore, died March 21, hSit!, aged 18 _y ears, 1<> months and 2G 
days. 

Alexander. Born 1805. Died 1845. (Urniiarried.) 
WiLElA:\i 11. Born 1S07. Died 185(». (Unmai-ried.) 
Harriet. j\Iarried Taylor. iFrecpientl}^ in those days a 
child was named after out; who had died.) 

Charles. J'.orn in C*oi)ake, Cohnnhia county, N. Y., 8ep- 
temher 6, 181-J. Dis boyhood days were pass(?d upon what has 
always been known as the '' Kilmer Place," Livingston Manor. 
In his boyhood home candles wrie considered a luxury and 
not to be wasted on such an uiiim])ortant thing as an cdncalion, 
but he was ixMsovcring and gathered ]>ine knots foi' a light by 
which to work out sums in DabalTs Aiithmetic and sentences in 
Murray's Ciiannnai'. 

When eigbteen yeai's of age, he left home with his etfects 
tied in a bundle swmig a(_:i'oss his sh(.)ulders, foi' (3ieTIill, Lit(di- 
field County, Coimecticut, to work in the oi'e mines. In 18;!(;. lie 
married Angi'lina Uubbaid, who, it is said, jyossessed a sweet 
disposition and an excellcidC'hristian character. She diedalxnit 
a year aftei- the mari-iag<;. (Buried in Town Hill Cemetery.) 
Jamiary 4th, 18;)t'), he mai'ried Alary Ann Langd(.)n, a daughter 
of {Samuel Langdon and .Mary Evai'ts. Samuel Langdon was 
the son of John Langdon, lot:ally famous as "Quaker John." 
[See History Col. County Lvarts and l^aisign, ls78. Hughes 
American Ancestry, Columbia ('onnty, issT. ) 

When a young man he was ([uitc I'obust and athletic, and 
it is related that a stoi'okceprr i)aiitered him with the ottV-r of a 
barrel of tloin- if he could carry it hom(> on his back. He picked 
it u]) and went off whisthng, not stopping until inside his dooi-. 
In tliose days mono)' was mtt a pleniifnl mcihmn of e.vchange 
and he often carri<'«l bomc bis wages in the foi'iu of a busliel of 






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CHARLES KILMER. MARY ANN LANGDON KILMER. 



W ILIIKI.MU.S KULAIKR. 45 

com or sonio other coiniiKidity on liis l);ick. A1)ont 1845, in the 
Maxon Place, foot of !^>ii'd Momitaiii, he quarried lime stone and 
run a colliery, in conii)any with Henry Bird, for sni)])lyin«;- the 
iron works in the vicin.ity. in 1840 h(3 moved to Mt. Washing- 
ton, CV)nne(:ti(ait. After ahout a year's stay he moved to C-ha- 
pinsville, Conn., and was yardmastei- foi- the Laiidon Iron Fnr- 
nace, ilience to Ore Hill, to en<;age in minini^; iron ore. While 
here, for a time he sold hooks tV)i- the then famons house of J. 
C Derby, New York. In 185r> sold his pkice at Ore Hill and 
removed to Plymouth, Ohcnango County, New York, makinj.;- 
the journey with his family hy horse and wai^on. At Plymouth 
he maintained a colliery for supplying the Norwich Iron Com- 
pany with charcoal. In is,')? he removed to Kii'kwood, Bi'oome 
County New York. While here he i-esidcd for a time in a log- 
cabin. Went to Bingliamron in isns for Uw. lau(L-il)l<; |»urpose 
of giving his sons an op[)ortnnity of ol»taining an education. 
About 1870 he purchased a stove and tin si ore, in which enter- 
prise he continued until disease and failing strength, coupled 
with the illness of his wife, (who for seven years was a suffei-er 
from paralysis), necessitated retirement from lousiness activi- 
ties 

Though limited in early life in educational advantages, he 
acquired and retained a remarkable knowledge, particulaii}' of 
the scri}itures and ancient and modin-n history. He ])Ossessed a 
decisive character, was a de\out mendjer of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, being at on(> time a "licensed exhoi-ter" in that 
body. In politics he was a Whig, afterwards a fiepuhlican, and 
a firm supporter of the war for tlie Union. In his later years 
he espoused the cause of Prohil)ition and cast the hrst ballot for 
that ])arty in Broome County, writing the ballot with his own 
hands, and in the retni'ns proved the only one cast in the county 
for this ticket. During liis life he was greatly interested in tlie 
Kilmer genealogy, and left notes which have been of great ser- 
vice inthe compilation of this work. 

Died at the residence of his son Frederick B. at New Bruns- 
wick, New Jeisey, February 12, 188G. Buried in Glenwood 
Cemetery at Binghamton, N. Y. 

CATirARiNE. Born November 9. 1814, at Copake, N. Y. 



46 HISTORY OF THE KIL.MHU l''xVI\III.Y IN AMEKIOA. 

She never nianieJ aiul made her lionio with her sister 
Maria. Employed as tailoi-ess she earned a hving and saved a 
considerahle amount of money for tliose days. Sincere in 
Christian laith and rememhered for her good deeds. Died Sep- 
temher '20, ISTT. 

Mauia. Born August i», 1S\1. February 21, 1S47, mar- 
ried Fredei-ick Barnett. A few years after Mr. Barnett was 
killed by the caving in of an iron (jre mine at Ore Hill, Ct. 
Mi's. Barnett was very industrious and frugal. The cditoj- holds 
this aunt and Catharine above in very grateful remembi-anceon 
account of legacies left by ilicm which greatly assisted in li([ui- 
dating debts contracted during his preparation for the ministry. 
Mrs. Bai-nuttdied March It), l.sSi. 



Children of Jeremiah^ i Wilhehnus^ etc.] 

William. Bt):n in Schoharie county, N. Y., January 12, 
ISK;. ]\hu'i'ied Lucinda Larkin in 1830. Moved to Peimsylvania 
in 1S4U, and from thei-e to Illinois in 1S5.S. His wife died in 
ISOl. In KSiiO he married Sarah Spearbeck wlio died in 181)4. 
He died in 1887. An honorable, upi'ight citizen and loved by all 
wiio knew him. 

Jereaiiati. Was born the i3tli of Jamiary or February 
1821, in Schohai'ie county, N. Y., a few months after the death 
of liis fatiier who died from injuries received from a falling tree 
as previously noted. Married Catharine ]\Iaria A^rooman 

(adopted daughter of Becker of Schoharie county) in 

1842, by "Dominie" AVatson. In 1845 or '4(; they went to 
Greenfield, Lackawanna county. Pa., wdici'C they finished their 
days. Mrs. Kilmer died in 1887, and Mr. Kilmer in 1888. Both 
are buried in the Vail C'emetery, about six miles w^est of the 
city of Carbondale. His life occupation was farming. 

Emma. Married Benjamin Pond of Schoharie county, and 
died in Fredonia, N. Y., in 187t>. Her nephew E. J. Kilmer, 
of Corpus Christi, Texas, speaks of her as the most generous and 
kind hearted woman he ever knew\ 



WJLlfllLML'S Kri.^MEK. 47 

Children of ^lHlil)^ ( WJ■lllelnms^ etc.] 

Peter L. Born is 19. Married Racliael E. Nash in 185."). 

George P. Did not many. 

Sakaii a. ]\Iarried (leorge Pierce. 

LoKAiNE. Married liirain Jackson. 

Norman. Born in Schoharie county, N. Y., June <;, i,s2G. 
Mariied Rosena Pierce, July 4, ls48. Parmer. Churcli con- 
nection, Baptist. L'esid(,'nce, South OHnton, Pa. 

Almon. Born in Carhsh:-, Schoharie county, Novembei' 17, 
1828. Went to Pennsylvania with his parents when he was 
eleven yeai-s old and has scai-cely heen out of liis resident county 
since. Was a class-leader in the Methodist Episcoi)al Church 
for a number of years and lias lived a commendahle Christian 
life. Farmer. Nevei- maii icil. 

Jane E. Married John A. Felts. Died about lsi)0. 

William E. Born in Carlisle, Schoharie county, N. Y., 
April 24, 1884. In Ciiurch connection, Ab'thcjdist Episcopal ajid 
has been a class leader, b'ollows farming- prin(:i[)ally. Said to 
be a good cari>enter, I'ather ingenious, with good ideas of ma- 
chinery. In manner (pii(it, scai'cel}^ speaking excerpt when 
spoken to. Never niarried. 

TIIIKI) (JENERATR)X. 

Children of Maria Coleman % and John Nicholas Fellows. 

Ami Isabella Fellows, lioiii 1825. 

Albert Nelson Fellows. Born 1827. 

Ezra Fellows. Born 1821). 

John Wihiani Fellows. Born 1836. 



Children of John W. Coleman, « [WilliamS Wilhelmus,^ Jo- 
hanna-, Philip ^] 

Maria Coleman was horn October 30, 1822. 

Henry Coleman was born Se})tember 7, 1824. Married 
Mary B. Miller, January 31, 1854. Post Master at West Lenox, 
Pa. Member of the Loomis Lake Free Baptist Church. 

Catharine Coleman was born September 13, 1827. 

Ruth Coleman was born August 20, 1831. Married William 



48 HISTORY OF TlllO K1L:\IKK family in A^rERICA. 

0. ]\Iiller, January 31. 1S54. Member of the Providence Pres- 
bytei'ian C'luu'ch of Sri-anton, Pa. 

Benton Coleman was born Sejitember iIS, 183<i. Married 
Dora A. C'apweii Oetobei' I'.t, Is7<>. Is a farmer near Factory- 
ville, Pa. Family is connecte(l with tlie Free Christian Church 
of Scran ton. 

Alexander Coleman was l)()i'n Oct()h(M'81, 1830. 



Children of Alexandei' Coleman^, [William^ Williemus^, 
etc. J 

Alanson Colcinan. 
Harriet Coleman. 
Hannah C^olcMuan. 
William Coleman. 

Children of Daniel Coleman^, [William^ Wilhelmus'S t^c.J 
Sai'ah Jane Coleman. 
Mariah Coleman. 
Ira Coleman. 

Cliildren of Carrett Coleman^ | William^ Wilhelnuis^, etc.] 
and Eleanor Decker. 

Martha Ann Coleman. Born May, 1833. 

Nelson Coleman was born January 13, 1835. About 18G0 
married A. J. Brownell. Is a retired l)lacksmith. Has held 
offices of town counciloi-, constable, collectoi- and school direc- 
tor. Was drafted in isGl. His biother James W. served in the 
army in his place. 

Children of (larrett Coleman'^ and Jei'usha Wells. 

Amy Diantha Coleman was born near Dundalf, Pa., Au- 
gust 17,1841. Married Geoi'ge Grifhn Decembei- 26, 18G1. He 
now^ holds tlie position of superintendent of the D. & H. Mar- 
vine Mines. She is a member of the Pntvidence Pres]>yterian 
Church. 

James Wells Coleman was born Septend.)er 25, ISJS, in 
Clifford, Pa. Ai»ril 18. 18GG, married llenrietta Whittaker. 



WILHKL.MUS KL'l.MEK. 40 

September 2"), 1875, inanied Anna Ja}^ Greenavvalt. Has been 
an engineer on the ]). Jj. and W. R. 11. tliirty-one years. Owns 
his residence at No. 40 Doableday street, J>inghaniton, N. Y. 



Children of Ezi-a Coleman'^ [Wilhani^, Wdhehnus^, etc.] 

Wilhain Edgar Coleman was l)orn November 0, 1843. Mar- 
ried Harriet J. Arnold Noveml)er 11, 1871. Is a farmer living 
in Clifford, Sus([nehanna County, Pa. 

Emiline Elizabeth Coleman was born August 27, 184-5. 
Married CJilbei't G. Wells, a merchant at Elkdale, Susquehanna 
County, Pa., Sei)tember 2ti, 1878. 

Mary Lamittia (bleman was born September 14, 1847. I\Iar- 
ried John H. Moon April 2n, 1801). Died Se[»tember 8, 1871. 

Le Grande D. Coleman was born October I, 1850. Has a 
wholesale lumber yard in Scranton, Pa. Married Miss Sila Ev^a 
Davis Marcii 21), 1873. Says he is not connected with any 
church if we use that term in its limited sense, yet takes Christ 
for his example and is an obedient student of His Word. 

Martha Jane Coleman w^as born May 20, 1853. Married Os- 
car W. Bagley September 1, 1870. Died September 15, 1882. 

Ella S. Coleman was born June 14, lS5i'». Unmarried. 
Lives with her sister at Elkdale, Pa. 



Children of Hannah Coleman^, [William', Wilhelmus^ etc. J 
and Gideon Robinson. 

Mary Robinson was born June 8, 1828. Married Noble P. 
Trowbridge, Decend^er 5, 1850. Mi'. Trowbridge is a farmer at 
Lyons, N. Y. Church connection, Mcithodist Episcopal. 

Helen lic^bmson was l)oi'n Mai'cli II, 1S30. Married Levi 1), 
Smith, November 20, 18.'')7. Mr. Smith is a farmer at Sodus, 
N. Y. Church comu'ction, Methodist E[)isco})al. 

Eliza Jane Koltiuson was born October 12, 1833 jMarried 
Alonzo Lewis, October 15, 1857. Mr. Ijcwis is a farmer at 
Newark, N. Y. Chui'ch connection, Methodist Ei)iscopal. 

Elizabeth Robinson was born February 25, ls32. Married 
Alfred Dunn, November 24, 1859. Mr. Dunn was a fai'mer at 



50 11IST(,)KY or TlIK KILMEli I'AMILV IS AMKHK'A. 

Lyons, N. Y. Died ISSC. Mrs. Dunn resides at Lyons. Church 
C'onnecti<ni, Methodist I'^iiiscopid. 

Wilhani CV)leinan Uohinson was l)()ni Noveniher 4, ls3(> 
]\Iai'ried ]\lary E. Adams, Septenilier 11, 1S»')L>. J\Irs. Rohinson 
died in isiw;. In lS7o Mr. Jii)l)ins<»n niai'iied Celia Eli)hiek. He 
is a huid»e'r dealer and inannt'actun'i' and hnildej- at Lyons, N. Y. 
In Masoiu'y lie is np to Coinniandery, oi' Sii- Knights, and a 
nieniher of the Ifoyal Templars of Temperance. Church con- 
nection, Mi'thodist Episcopal. 

Sally Ann R«jhinson was l)orn Xoveml)er 18, 183s. Mai'iied 
Walter A Hopkins, May 17, 1871, a haker at Lyons, N. Y. Her 
Church connection is Baptist. 

Kohert Henry Ivohinson was born June L'!), l^tt'.. IMarried 
Ella Putfei', i\lay 13, 1S(;7, and Caii'ie Sim[)son in 18>)-2. He was 
a mechanic. Died 1884. Cinirch connection, IMethodist Epis- 
copal. 

Children of Elizaheth (^)lelnan^ [William'', AVillielmus^ 
etc. I and Ezra Finn. 

Marion W. Finn was hoin December 7, 1840. Married Jen- 
nie Burdick February lM, 1S71. 

Jane C. Finn was born ALay 2, 185U. 

Sydney H. Finn was born December a, ls54. Married Ida 
A. Stevens October 23, IS.Sa. 

Geoi'ge W. Finn was born Novend»er 5, 1857. ]\larried 
Carrie M. Clark Septend)er 1>, 1S85. 

Hannah E. Finn was born June 2, ISdo. ]\Ian-ied October 
2, 1895, Oilando B. Paitridge, attorney-at-law. 

Ezra Finn & Sons are doing an extensive business in Scran- 
ton as contractors and builders, and dealeis in lumber, coal and 
real estate. 

Children of Charles^ (l\^terS Wilhelmus-', Johannes-, 
Philip L] 

Oliver Amkrman. Born in Salisbury, Ct., November 20, 
1838. Named after Rev. Oliver Anierman the officiating cleigy- 
nian at the marriage ceremony of his parents. 



WII.HKLMUS KULMKIi. 51 

At the ago of twelve he was attending the (hstrict school in 
winter and in snnnner lianhng iron-oi^e fi'on) Ore HiU, in Salis- 
bniy, to tlie blast fni-naces in the vieinit3\ We mention inri- 
dentally that it was this Salisbniy ore that su|)i)lied the fnr- 
nace, or " t'orge '' as it was then called, of P^thaii Allen, (of 
Ticonderoga faine), at Furnace Village, Ct., which he built 
there and said to be the hrst blast furnace built in the state. 
Also that the ships Constellation and Old Ironsides, and the 
Battery in New York were armed with Salisbury caimon. 

At the age of twenty he became a I'esident of l^inghamton, 
N. Y., where he attended the Academy, and afterwards the 
Susciuehanna Seminary, in sununers, and taught school in the 
suiiounding districts in winters. 

In Api'il ISfll, when Southern hatred sent shot and shell at 
Foi't Sumptei', and Pj'esident Lincoln called foi' 75,00o men, he 
responded without delay. May be the a])pai'iti()n of Ethan Allen 
along the historic iron-ore trans|)Oi'tation roads in Salisbury, or 
the fai'-away echo (<f Salisbury cannon, here manifested its 
fiuit. 

He enlisted in Company D., 27tli N. Y. A'olunteer Infantiy 
as private, was pi'ouioled to corporal the November following, 
and in May following to first seargeant. He i)articipated in all 
the battles of his regiment. This included Bull Run, West 
Point, Mechanicsville, (Jnines Hill, Savage Station, AVhite Oak 
Swam]), ]\lalvern Hill, Crami)ton Bass, Antietam and Fred- 
ericksburg. 

The recoi-d of this gallant regiment in wliii-h he served was 
not sui-])assed by any othei'. In the language of their corjxs 
conmiander, ''They won for themselves a reputation in the 
Army of the Potomac and have nobly earned the gratitude of 
the Be])ublic. You did y(»ur duty and did it to the satisfacti(ni 
of your commander. When the histori(\s of the I'egiments shall 
be made up, there will be no prouder record than your own." 

May IT), 1S68, he was mustered out of service with his regi- 
ment on account of expiration of teiin of service. In August, 
18(U, re-enlisted as private in the 1st Regiment of Veteran Cav- 
alry N. Y. Volunteers. Was commissioned second lieutenant in 
this regiment Se])tember 1^, 1SG4. Served with his regiment on 



52 HISTORY OF Til 10 KlL:\lEli IWMILY IN AMERICA. 

detached service in the Ivanawha Valley, W. Va., until their 
discharge on account of close of the war. 

July 6, 1865, he married Ellen M. Hotchkiss, eldest daugh- 
ter of Win. D. Hotchkiss, then a resident of Binghaintoii. 
0. A., as he is familiarly known hy his friends, was connected 
with the clerical force in the Binghaniton post-office twenty-two 
years. Was deputy postmastei- two years. Was superinteiulrn' 
of the North Presbyterian Sunday School in 1S75 and afterward 
for a number of years tlie teacher of a large Bible class, from 
forty to fifty in number. Elected a deacon in the North Pres- 
byterian Church in 1878, and ruling elder in 1802, His home is 
a comfortable and commodious residence, which he built at 35 
Munsell street in the northern part of tlie city. At the present 
time he is accountant in the Long Island State Hospital. 

Martha Loraine. Born August 12, 18il. Died ]\Iay 23, 
1842. She was the only girl born in the family, and the four 
brothers, of which the editor was one, were deprived of the 
blessing of a sister in the household. Her mother always kept 
among her treasures a lock of her baby's hair, and was fond of 
little girls for her little one's sake. Just before the mother died 
(in 1881) she cried out, "She is there I My baby is there I " 

Charles H. Born at the "Maxon Place" in tlie town of 
Salisbury, Ct., August IG, 1843. His common school education 
closed in the Pine Street School in Binghamton, N. Y., in the 
winter of 1858 and '5'.). In March following his father appren- 
ticed him to learn the tinner's trade with Pratt, Bootli & Lee 
in Binghamton. Tlio War of Pebellion two years thereafter 
caused a depression in their business and manufacturing was 
suspended. 

In the summer of 18(')2 he desired to enlist in tlie volunteer 
army, but the parents thought the two sons already in were 
enough, and acceding to their entreaties he remained at home. 

Worked at his trad(i in dilferent places until the winter of 
1863 and '64, when he atluiidf(l the selectschool taught by Prof. 
D. C. ^'osbury in Binghamton. 

August 26, 1864, he euHsted in Company M, First Pegt. of 
Veteran Cavalry, N. Y. Volunteers, and served in the West 
Virginia Dei)artment of General Sheridan's command initil the 



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WILI1ELMU8 KL'LMEK. 53 

close of the war. His reji,iineiit was on detached service in the 
Kanawha Valley and a ])ortion of the tinie he was clerk of the 
military prison at Charleston, W. Va, also of the general court- 
martial. 

In the fall of 18(i5 lie hecanie a student in the Delaware Lit- 
erary Institute at Franklin, N. Y. AVhen through there he re- 
turned to tlie employ of I^-att & Booth. Was called from tlie 
bench to take charge of the select school for young men tauglit 
by Prof. 0. B. Bruce, who was api)ointed supeiintendent of the 
Binghamton schools. In the Spring of 1807 he returned to 
Franklin, N. Y., to work in the tin department of Douglas & 
Stilson's hardware store. AVas called from the bench to take 
the position of instructor of elocution in the Institute, which 
duty he performed in the afternoon portion of each school day 
until Principal Jones resigned in the summer of 1808. During 
the time lie continued studies in the classics. June 13,1807, 
married JMary Elizabeth Sawtelle at Binghamton, N. Y., in tlie 
First Presbyterian Oliurch ; Rev. G. N. Boardman, D. D., 
officiating, assisted by Rev. W. H. Sawtelle, bi-other of the 
bride. 

Returned to Binghamton. AVorkedat his trade at different 
places. 

In the AVinter of 1872 was working at the bench in his 
father's establislmient in the Crosby Block on Hawley street, in 
Binghamton. AVas called from the bench to associate in the 
management of the B/iKjJianiton Daili/ Times, just started l)y 
Major D. E. Cronin. 

In 1875 became successor of his father's business in Bing- 
hamton, wliicli he continued until the Fall of 1880, wlien he 
went to Great Bend, Pa. to woi-k at tlie bench f(jr W. T. Esta- 
brook & Co. 

On Sunday, July 10, 18si>, was called to enter the highest 
calling on earth, that of the ministry of tlie Gospel of our Lord 
and Savior. His lirst sermon was jireached in the Presbyterian 
Cliurch in Athens, Pa., where the Rev. AA^ H. Sawtelle 
"was pastoi', on Sunday, January l-t, 1883. For four 
months following he supplied the Pi-esbyterian Church at 
Hallstead, Pa., during the illness and absence of the ])astor. In 



54 HISTOKY Ol' TllK K1L:\11':R KA.MILV IN AMKRICA. 

April of the sanie year lie made application to be placed under 
the care of the Fresbyteiy of Lackawanna, and afier examina- 
tion was granted a special license, and a coni'se of theological 
study was arranged under liev. Charles S. Dujmingof Kingston, 
Pa. For six months following he worked at tlie bench, lecited 
regularly in theology to tlio entire satisfaction of Ills instructor, 
and su])plied the pulpit of the rresbyterian Church at Silver 
Lake, I'a. Tliis was fouiteen miles distant from his home and 
readied by liorse and wagon conveyance. 

Marcli 1st, 1S8-J-, was called to the pastorate of the Congre- 
gational Cliurch in Maine, Br(joine county, N. Y., and was or- 
dained to the Gospel ministry by a Council lield in Maine June 
30. This body was com[>ost'd of Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, licv. 
Edward Taylor, D. D., of L.iiighamton, liev. Dr. Bidlock of 
Owego, Rev. J. AN^liite of Berkshire, and Rev. A. D. Stowell of 
Newark V'ahev, all of the Sns(piehamia Congregational Asso- 
ciation ; and the L'evds. John MCA^'y, J). 1)., of Bingliamldii, 
W. H. Sawtelle of Athens, La., together with lay delegates 
fiom ditferent chniches. 

While at Maine he supi>lied for a time the Presbyterian 
Church at East Maine, whicli he abandoned after a time for a 
shorter ride to the Coiigiegational Church at Union Center. 

Li the Fall of 188^. he was called to the Congregational 
Churcli at Richford, N. Y. 

In October, iSbl), he n-ceived a call from the Presbyterian 
Church in Canton, La. The peoi)le of Richford offered evt;ry 
inducement in their power for him to remain, but he went to 
Canton, wliere he remained until the summer of ISIKI In the 
same season of this year settled over the joint charges of Brees- 
port and 8ullivanville, i\. Y., where he remains up to the pres- 
ent writing. 

One of the arduous and at the same time interesting lal>ors 
of his life has been the compilation of the History of the Kil- 
mer Family in America, continuing four years. Is one of the 
paid contributors of a religious journal i)ublislied in New Y(jrk 
City. 

A member of the Chantau(|ua society of the Hall in the 
Grove ; also of the American Academy of Political and Social 



w iliii:lmi;s KL'r,:\ii':ii\ 



Science at Pliiladclihia, and an associate meniher of the Vic- 
toria Institute, oi- Pliil(ts(>[)liical Society of (Ireat Britain. 

George L. Born in Salisbury, Ct., Sei)teinbei' 11, 1845. 
Residence, New Yoik City. Wife, Emma T. Born, Whitte- 
niore at Betljlehem, Pa. 

FKh:])KivMOK Baknett. ])orn Decendiei- 11, 1851, in Clia])in- 
ville, Salisbury to\vnsliii», Connecticut. The followin<2: sketch 
was sent by his son Andy. If some think it over-faithful, 
it is certainly uni(]ue in the line of bio.^-rai)hies and is 
inserted nearly as written. In the early sprin^;- of 1857 
his father's family bccam<^ residents of Kirkwood, N. Y., 
and thei-e in a school house on tlie farm of his uncle David At. 
Langdon, he began his school days. As the Kirkw(-)od farm did 
not exactly tlow with milk and honey, it was necessaiy for him 
very early in life to take ujion himself the task of self suppoi't 
as far as education and elothing wei'e concernrd. The Pnldic 
School System was then in its infancy, and was not even a good 
infant. He attended largely the private schools. To meet these 
ex])enses, he workcnl every vacation driving cows, pihng ni) 
bricks, cai'rying \vater to the gangs of laborers, pulling weeds 
on the then Biughamton Asylum farm ithe family having in 
the fall of 185S removed to Biughamton, N. Y.), doing errands 
for stores, etc. During one; vacati(»n, he was telegi'aph boy, 
then '^ devil'' at different times for the Biughamton Kepublican 
and Biughamton Democivit, an<jther vacation he was cash boy 
for Hirschman Bros. During his last conunon school days, 
(his money having run out) he left school to work in his l)rother's 
shoe factory. Wlien he had money enougli to meet his expenses, 
he went back to school in lime to catcli up and get promoted 
with his class in Wyonnng Seminary. He still iiolds a recei[)t 
marked " lleceived pa\ ment in woi-k." At this institation, he 
worked in the lields, rang bells, sw'ept rooms and waslied 
windows. 

Eaily in life lie determined to become a druggist, and the 
necessary pliarmaceutical and chemical education was obtained 
in the same w^ay. His tirst experience was at fourteen years of 
age in Maybury and Cleeve's drug store in Biughamton. He 
worked for the best men he could hud at low wages, to get tlie 



56 HISTORY OF TllK KILJfEK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

privilege of being tutored, and the use of tlieir text books. 
While working he took special courses in the New York College 
of Pharmacy and gave satisfaction to his prece])tors. He was 
a drug clerk in Binghaniton until ISYO, when he went to Ply- 
mouth, Pa., to clerk in the drug store of D. K. Spry. He left 
Plymouth in 1S71 for Schuylkill Haven and bought a drug store 
in company with W. R. Shuman. The venture was not suc- 
cessful and the stock was removed to Sunbury, Pa. He passed 
through the panic of 1873 with no greater vicissitudes than a 
somewhat monotonous diet of mashed potatoes, and in 1S76 
removed to Morristown wjiere lie clerked in Dr. Becker's drug 
store. While thei'e lie founded the Union Mission, which has 
since become an active church. 

Dr. H. R. Baldwin of New Brunswick, hearing of his abil- 
ity, made a personal trip to Morristown and offered hitn the 
Opera House drug store. On August 4th, 1870, Mi-. Kilmer bought 
this store, having no capital but his experience. He speedily 
brought this store up from a nonentity to one well known and 
famed, all over the state. In 1887 he sei'ved an acceptable term 
as President of the New J ersey State Pharmaceutical Association. 
In 1888, he became interested in the business of Johnson and 
Johnson, Manufacturing Chemists, and in 1890 sold the Opera 
House ch'ug store, and became their chemist. 

During his connection with this cori)oration, his labors have 
aided them in acquiring a large business and an intei'uational 
reputation. Their business is in part the manufacture of 
Wound Dressings for Surgeons. In tiiis work Mr. Kilmer has 
aided them in keeping nut only abreast but in advance of Sur- 
gical Science. It is no exaggeration to say that his courage of 
leading his colleagues to adopt advanced methods has indirectly 
benefitted milli(Mis of wounded people. In the investigation of 
drugs belonging to the work in which he is engaged, he has 
devoted much time in research, and upon several lines has 
become an acknowleged authoiity. In such investigations, Mr. 
Kilmer has made several trips to the West India Islands. It is 
a peculiar feature of the business and profession in which he is 
engaged for both rival manufacturers and other authorities to 
attack any new statement or conclusion. 



WII.HELMUS KULMEIi. 57 

Mr. Kiltiier, thoiigli a quiet, peaceful man, has shown him- 
self upon such occasions to be a fighter of no mean order. His 
scientific conclusions have never been successfully assailed, but 
have been frequently confirmed and acknowledged by the 
highest authorities, until the name of his house is recognized 
as the foremost manufactureis in tlieir line in the world. 

To those who know the Kilmer ancestry, the result is not 
surprising. The old German spirit that will not give in is just 
the same, fighting the inroads of religious and political persecu- 
tion in the Rhine A^alley, fighting the inroads of provincial 
oppression in Columbia county or fighting for an education with 
a broom down in the picturesque Valley of Wyoming. 

The scientific acumen of Mr. Kilmer has been recognized in 
many directions. On invitation he has contributed articles on 
the linos of Pharmaceutical Chemistry to the foremost scientific 
journals of the day. 

He is a member of the New Jersey Microscopical Society ; 
member of the Philoclean Society of Rutgers College ; member 
of the American Civil Service Association ; ex-President of the 
American Pharmaceutical Association ; member of the Society 
of Chemical Industry of England ; member of the New Jersey 
Historical Society ; member of the Institute of Jamaica ; mem- 
ber of the Jamaica Agricultural Society ; member of the Phila- 
delphia College of Pharmacy ; member of the American Asso- 
ciation for the advancement of Science. He is a chemist to 
the Brunswick Pharmacal Company and chemist to the New 
Brunswick Board of Health ; charter member of the New 
Bi'unswMck Board of Trade and Director of the Brunswick 
Pharmacal Company ; Past Master Workman A. 0. 0. W. 

His habit of scientific thought unfits him for light topics. 
If the conversation has no practical bearing, he becomes ab- 
stracted at once. In his religious life, he is firm in his beliefs, 
but undemonstrative. He follows the Great Philosopher as 
near as he can, but is devoted more to the philanthropical side 
of religion rather than the emotional. For many years he has 
been a vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church of New Brunswick, 
and this church has seen him active as Sunday School Superin- 
tendent, founder of a Mission, President of Christ Church Club, 



58 HlrSTOliY OF 'J'lIK Kll.MKK F.UIILY IN AMKKICA. 

etc. In personal ai)peai-ance, jMr. Kilmer is above middle, height, 
blue eyes, light hair and sandy moustache and beai'd. He is a 
strict abstainer from liciuoi', but uses tobacco. Clean personally, 
he is careless about his clothes. After he has once bought a 
suit, lie forgets all about it. He dot's not know how old the 
suit is or how young it is, whether it should be worn at his 
factory or at church. lie never seems to become fairly 
acquainted with a suit until he has made it a suit of many 
colors, by dipping it in acids and chemical mixtures ot various 
degrees of strength. 

December 25th, 1871, he married Aimie E. Kilburn (see the 
history and antiquities of the name and family of Kilburn in 
its varied archeography— Dnme and Keck. New Haven, ]^M)), 
the only daughter of Andy and Ellen L. Kilburn, which lias 
been a liap])y union. 

Probably his hapi)i('st liours are s])ent in his study. Book 
by book, he has built up a bliraiy and he knows every tome in 
it. After tlie day's business is over, it is his custom to go inime(h- 
ately to his lil)rary. His reading is confined almost wholly to 
science. He reads something hght occasionally for relaxation, 
but it is a (juestion if he enjoys it. His library is his home. 
Should his portrait evei' be painted, there would be the i)lace to 
catch him in his most pleasant mood— seated, under the lam[)- 
light, among his silent, but fannliar friends. 



Child of Maria^ [Peter\ etc.] 

Mary A. Barnett. Born Novend)er lo, IS-iT. (iraduateof 
Hudson Kiver Institute at Claverack, N. Y. Died Apiil 25, 1878. 



Children of Wilham% |Jei'emiah*, Wilhelnnis-^ Johannes-, 
Philii)']and Lucinda Larkin. 

Henky W. Born August 25, 1837 in Schoharie County, 
N. Y. Residence, Burdick, Porter County, Indiana. 

Lucy Grovnek. Born in 1840 in Carlisle, Schoharie conn- 



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MRS. MARY E. KILMER LEWIS. 




EDWARD J. KILMER. 



WILHEJ.MUS KUl.MKR. 50 

ty, N. Y. January 2, 1803, married Chai'les H. McHenry. Her 
church connection is JMethoclist l^^piscopal and residence Cam- 
bridge, Illinois. 

Jekemiah 0. Born ]\Iay tJ, 1S42, in Luzerne county, Pa. 
Residence, Bj-ooklyn, Iowa. 

Emma. Born September, 1S44, in Luzerne county. Pa. 
Married jMiller. Residence, St. Kearney, Nebraska. 

Mary E. Born Septendjcr 12, 1S4G, in Luzerne county. 
Pa. September is, 18(jo, mariied Richard N. Luesley. June 
4, 1893, mai-ried 1). S. JAnvis, cabinetmalver. 

Philip J. Born June 5, ls51, in Luzerne county. Pa. No- 
vember 10, 18T;>, married Eliza C Slegjj;le. Is a planter, a ma- 
son and odd-fellow and a Presbyterian, therefore ou.glu to be a 
good fellow. 

William. Born jNfarch 13, 1854 m Luzerne county, Pa. 
Residence, Malcom, la. • • . ■ 

Children of William^ and Saiali Spearbeck. 

IviTriE. Born January 17, 18()7, in Osco, Henry county, 
111, Married Jesst:! S. Tiacy Docendjer 17, 1880. Mr. Tracy is a 
farmer and poulti'y fancier and a member of I. (). O. F. ^Irs. 
Tiacy says : "My life has been very uneventfid. I was given a 
fair education and taught school two years previous to my mar- 
riage. Since that time I have been trying to leai'u to be a good 
farmer's wife" and this we are sure is something worth record- 
ing. Residence Oscar, 111. 

Edna. Born April 4, J 808. Mari-ied Walter Griffeth Hop- 
kins March 17, 1880. ]\lr. Hopkins is station agent and line re- 
pairer at Osco, 111. Is a Free Mason and both belong to the or- 
der of Eastern Star, 

Children of Jeremiah^ | Jeremiah^, Wilhelmus,'* Johannes,- 
Philip'.] 

Edward J. Born Novend^er 20, 1843, in Carlisle township. 
Schoharie county, N. Y. 

He relates that as a farmer's boy he had his share of "hoe- 
ing, haying and hickory." We might add hominy, hog, and 
high school on the hill, anyway the supershucture is good and 
the foundation nnist have been solid. 



60 HISTORY OF THK KILMI':K FAMILV IN AMERICA. 

In 1859 he went to Fretlonia, N. Y., with liis aunt, Mrs. 
Emma Pond, where he reniciined a httle moie than a year, at- 
tending the school there, then returned to Greenfield, Pa. 

April 21, 1862, he enlisted at Honesdale, Pa., as a member 
of Company G., 14 U. S. Infantry. Was w^ith Gen. McOlellan 
at Harrison's Landing, Va. Participated in the second battle of 
Bull Run. Soon after this he became very ill and was sent to 
Finlay Hospital at Washington. 8oon after was transferred to 
the hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, where the physicians 
pronounced him un;ible to perform further army service and he 
was dischai-ged in January, 1863. 

A few years after returning home he learned the carpenter 
and stair-builders' trade, which is his present business. 

In August, 1867, he married Miss Frances A. Smith, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Smith of Auburn, Pa. 

In 1881 iie moved with his famil}" to Corpus Christi, Texas, 
where they have since resided. 

During the presidential campaign of 1896 Mr. Kilmer wrote 
an admirable ti'eatise on the currency question wherein he cov- 
ered debated points cleverly and clearly, demonstrating himself 
an attentive student of the subject. It was very favorably com- 
mented on by the local press, and was worthy of a wide ciicu- 
lation. 

William F. Born in Greenfield, Lackawanna county, Pa., 
May 20, 1851. 

September 22, 1868, married Malinda Wayman. April 23, 
1894, married Grace Estelle Goodrich. Is a farmer and a mem- 
ber of the Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union. Church 
connection. Seventh Day Baptist. 

Caroline M. Born in Greenfield, Pa., January lu, 1857 
Educated in the public school and lived at home until her moth- 
er died in 1887, when she went to live with her sister, Mrs. 
Vandervoort at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Was governess in the Home 
for Homeless Childien a number of months, but the necessity of 
night-care of sick children was too nnich strain on her physical 
system and she resigned. Her brothei* sa3's of her that "she is 
veiy industrious and fi'Ugal, has hoarded up some of this 
world's goods, which she ex])ects to enjoy when the right 




WILLIAM F. KILMER. GRACE GOODRICH KILMER. 




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man comes along, for she is still unniaiiied at this date." 
This the editor hesitated to insert, thinkini^- it might 
cause some annoyance after this hook is sent out hy turning tlie 
rush of young men fi-om the Klondyke gold region to Wilkes- 
Barre. However, he is assured of a safegnaid to his fair 
cousin in those words, ''The right man." She is proprietress of 
the Kilmer Manufa(;tui-ing C'ompany of VVilkes-Barre, mannfac- 
turei's of cosmetics and hair tonic. 

Benjamin H. Born in Greonfield in 1800. In Octoher, ISSl, 
married Alice H. Ide. His lousiness is paper hanging and ])aint- 
ing. He served seven and a half years in the Pennsylvania 
National Guai'ds, and is an active memher of the W. J. Bryan 
Council, No. 282, Junior Order of United xVmerican Mechanics, 
and holds the office of dei)uty state counselor. He has taken 
great intei-est in this hook and has rendered to the comi)iler very 
efticieiit service in his vicinity. After rerteiving his picture we 
wrote that he was the handsomest Kilmer we had seen yet ; this 
will not make him vain. Never have met him yet but know he 
is bright and active, and when he is due at a })lace in specified 
time he gets theie. 

Susan M. Born July 10, lst;2. lived a number of years 
with her brother, E. J. Kilmer in Wilkes-Barre, and went with 
his family to Cori>us C'hristi, Texas, in November of the year 
ISSL Was married to C F. Vandervoort July 5, 1882. Lived 
in Texas until Sei)tember, 1883, when she came back with her 
husl)and to Gi'eenlield, Pa., wdiere she lived until March 27, 1885. 
Since that time has lived in AVilkes-Barre. Her husband is a 
[>ainter. They iiave a son and daugliter, ages ten and twelve, 
very bright children. 

Emma Cathakixk, Boi'u i)ecember 28, 1800, in (Ireenfield, 
Pa. Lived at home and attended the ])ublic school until her 
mother died. From that time until she was married she made 
her home with her sister. Airs. Vandeivouit, in Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa. She married Hiram J. Hahn, Maicli 12, 18'JO, then a young 
carpenter in Wilkes-Barre. The young couple started house- 
kee[)ing in Philadelphia the same year, but soon bougiit property 
at Brighton Heights, N. J. 



62 uisToin' ov Tiii-: K!i,:\ir.ii kamilv in amkkr'a. 

At this writing thov are at Atlantic City, N. J. Tlioy liave 
one child, Edwaixl ]jOst(.M\ who is an invalid. The care and 
treatment (jf this child has cost a considerahle amount of money 
and gi'eat anxiety, with no prospect of relief. 



C'hildi'en of Emma^, | Jeiemiah^, Wilhelmus^ etc. | and Ben- 
jamin pond. 

Benjamin Pond, Fied(jnia, N. Y. 
Mrs! IT. P. Jones, Bulfal.., N. Y. 



Children of Petei' Ij. % [Philip"^, AVilhehnus^, Johannes-, 
PhilipM and Pachael E. Nash. 

Silas C. Born isyti. 

Ellery J). Bori] ISoS. 

Hknkv a. Born 1S(;2. 

NoKMAN L. Born March 11, ls(;5, in (Ireentield, ]^a. Un- 
married. Business, market gardening and farming. Is a incm- 
bei' of C^amorian Lodge, No. 58, of Cai'bondale. He owns and 
occupies the farm of his grandfather, Philip Kilmer, situated in 
Greenfield. 

Lafayettk. Born 8ei')teml)er 21, 18()7, at (Ireenfield, Pa. 
Married Martha ]\Iay Cogan Se|)tend)er ;^, IsiM). Is a drayman 
in Carhondale, Pa., and a member of J*atriotic Oi'der Sons of 
America. 

Eemer E. Born ls(;<t. 

Edith A. Born ]sTr>. 

AcJNEs E. Boin isTit. 



Fourth Generation. 

Children of Benton Coleman", [Alexander^^, AVilliam'*, Wil- 
helmus-\ etc. J 

Frances Coleman was born August 10, 187;!. 

Delia Coleman was born January il>, 187f>. 

John C(»leinan was born March 31, 1881. Died November 
19, 1881. 



\VILIIK].MLS Kl l.MKll. C)0 

Children of Nelson C\ Coleman", [{Jal■l•ett^ WillianiS Wil- 
liehnns-', etc. J 

George Col-enian was born ISOi!. 
C. W. Coleman was born ISdS. 
Mattie Coleman was born 1S(;+. 



Children of James W. Coleman", [Garrett--, WilliamS Wil- 
hehnns\ Johannes-, Philip' | and Henrietta Whittaker. 

Stella Coleman was born Jnne 7, 18(58. JMari'ied G. j\I. Mall- 
stead Jannary 11, 18S8. Mr. Hallstead is comiected with the 
I)., L. (Sc W. II. U. Kesidence, 32-1: Clay avenne, Scranton, Pa. 



Children of James W. Coleman and Anna Jay Greenawalt. 
Nelson J. Coleman was born Jnly J2, 1887. Is clerk in the 
D., L. & W. fi-eight office in Binghamton. 

James Watson Coleman was born Jnne D, 1883. 



Children of Elizali Jane Eobinson" | Hannah Coleman^ 
William-*, Wilhelmns-', Johannes-, Philij)' | and Alonzo Lewis. 
Hattie L. Lewis Avas born Jnlv 8, 187(1. 



Children of AVilliam Coleman Robinson", |Hannah\ Wil- 
liam^, etc. I and Mary E. Adams. 

Jesse May Pobinson was born Angnst 2, ls(i4. Married John 
Edward Weslf^y, railroad clerk, November 24, 1.^85. 

Children uf William C. Robinson and Celia Elj)hick. 

William David liobinson was born September h), ls7l. Died 
in 1883. 

Mary Delavene liobinson was born October 2, 1873. 

Frankie (Jideon liobinson was born October 27, ls75, Died 
November (i, 1875. 

Pearlee Coleman Robinson was born Jnne 18, 1870. 



64 HISTORY OF THE KH.MEH FAMILY IN AMFHICA, 

Children of Robert Henry Robinson% |Hannah% Williain% 
etc.] 

Irving A. Robinson was born Jnne 9, 1S75. Died in ISbo. 



Children of Marion W. Finn«, [Elizabeth Coleinan«, Wil- 
liam-', etc.] and Jennie Bnrdick. 

Clara E. Finn was born November 4-, 1S72. 



Children of Sidney H. Finn", [Elizabeth Colenian'\ etc.] and 
Ida Stevens. 

Ezra S. Finn was born April 1, 18U1. Died December 11, 
1891. 



Children of George W. Finn'',] Elizabeth Coleman^, etc.] 
and Carrie M. Clark. 

George Carlton Finn was born June 20, ISSO. Died Septem- 
ber 22, 1887. 

Helen Finn was born February r, 1889. 



Children of Oliver A. % [Charles^ Peter^ \Vilhelmus-% Jo- 
hannes-, Philip^ I 

Arthur Albert. Born January 24, 18G0. Is head book- 
keeper for McKinney and Evarts, extensive wholesale grocers in 
Binghamton. Has been superintendent of the ]N\)rth Presby- 
terian Sunday school tor a numbci- of years and is ruling eJdei' 
in the church. 

Ralph G. Bom September ]('», 18(19. Is bookkeei)er foi'the 
Bennett ]\lamifacturing company in Binghamton. A nmsieian 
of recognized ability, oi-ganist ot the First M. E. church in the 
city, and is a composer of some excellent nmsic. Mai'ried Alary 
Josephine Sha))Iey J^Iay 24, 1894. 



Children of Charles II. '', [Charles^ PeterS etc.] 

Lena V. Born January 9, 18tj9. At the age of seventeen 




WILLIAM S. KILMER 
LENA V. KILMER. M. ELISABETH KILMER. 



WILHELMUS KUr.MEK. 65 

entered the musical and classical department in Wyoming semi- 
nary. In 181)0 was a pupil of Si*i;nor Marcato in New York 
city. At the present lime is with the Fleming H. Revell Com- 
pany, puhlishers of evangelical literature in Chicago, In the 
musical line is a pupil of Prof. Blackman, and vocal soloist and 
organist wlien occasion demands. 

Mary Elizabeth. Born March 11, 1872. Finished her edu- 
cation at the Newark Valley (N. Y.) Academy and the Canton 
(Pa.) High school. Is a member of the Chautauqua Hall in the 
Grove. At home with her parents in Breesport, N. Y. An ex- 
cellent help in all departments of church work. Her father 
knows whereof he speaks when he says that she is first class in 
keeping a house in order. 

William Sawtklle, Born July .">, 1883. Baptized July 
2, 1884 in Maine, N. Y, by his uncle, iiev. Wm. H. Sawtelle. 
United with tbe Presbyterian church at Breesport March 7, 1S!>7. 
Is to fill that place in the world which the Lord will prepare for 
him. 

Children of George L. ^ [Charles^ Peter*, etc.] 
Edine T. H. Born in New York city in 1872. 

Children of Frederick B. ^ [Charles% Peter % etc,] 

Andy Fkedekick. Born January 12, 1873, in Binghamton, 
N. Y. Was educated in the High School of New Brunswick, 
N. J., Rutger's College Preparatory scliool and Kutger's College, 
class of 18UG. Served an a])pientice to the printing trade and 
passed to journeyman printer. March 30, 1891, married lie- 
becca Ellen McLean of New York City. He is now engaged in 
the advertising department of the Brunswick Pharmacal Com- 
pany (Johnson and Johnson, New Yoik). The editor will add, 
and not because he is a nephew, that he is a young man of ex- 
ceptional capability and enterprise. 

Ellen Annie. Born September 12, 1875. Died August 19, 
1876. 

Charles WiLLOUGHBY. Born March 17, 1880. Died June 
25, 1880. 

Alfred Joyce. Born December 6, 1886. 

5 



66 HISTORY OF THE KH^IEIi FAMH^Y IN AMERICA. 

Children of Lucy G. «, [WilliamS Jeremiah*, Wilhelmus% 
Johannes", Phihpi] and Charles H. McHenry. 

Mary Alice McHenry was born April 2, 18(U, at Cambridge, 
Henry county. Ills. 

Emma Frances McHenry was born June 20, 18G6 at Cam- 
bridge. 

Charles Alvin McHenry was born October 8, 1867, at Cam- 
bridge. 

Lewis Edgar McHenry was boi-n March 10, ISO!), at Cam- 
bridge. 

Arthur J. McHenry was born March 1, 1875, at Cambridge. 

Lucy E. McHenry was born March 1, 1875, and died at Cam- 
eron, Mo., July 20, 1805. 



Children of Mary E. «, [AVilliam% Jeremiah% etc.] and 
Richard M. Luesley. 

Ruby Inez Luesley was born July 12, 1801, in Henry county. 
Ills. Married J. W. Carnes Marcli 20, 1882. Three children, 
Nina Opal Carnes, born Februai-y 11, 1884, at Orion, 111.; Ermal 
Zoe Carnes, born August 15, 1880, at Kewanee, Ills,; Arthur 
Burton Carnes, born September 30, 1801, at Kawanee. 

May 15, 1890, Ruby I. Carnes married E. A. ;Kerr. Resi- 
dence, Kewanee, Ills. 

Jacob Burton Luesley was born October 21, 1806, in Henry 
County, Ills. Died August 22, 1883, at Sabetha, Kansas. 

Winnifred Grace Luesley was born February 23, 1872, at 
Prairie City, Iowa. July 10, 18s8, married DeWittC. Upham at 
Cambridge, His. Mr. Upham died August 13, 1801, at Detroit, 
Minn. Winnifred G. Upham married Edwin F. Harris March 
23, 1896, at Detroit. Minn. 



Children of Philip J. \ [WilHam^ Jeremiahs etc.) 

NoRAH. Born February 18, 1875. 

Clayton. Born October 18, 1870. 

Carrie. Born March 1, 1878. 

Claude. Born September 18, 1881. 

Inez. Born September 22, 1883. 



WILHELMUS KULMER. G7 



Glenn. Born April 17, 1886. 
Gladys. Bom Noveinbor 27, 1888. 
All at home at Brooksville, Miss. 



Child of Kittie^ [William^ Jeremiah ^ etc.] and Jesse 
S. Tracy. 

Glenn Kilmer Tiacy was born in Osco, Ills., October 9. 1888. 



Children of Edna" [William^, Jeremiah*, etc.] and Walter 
•Clriffith Hopkins, 

William Chester Hopkins was born 1880. 
Justin T. Hopkii:is was born in 1888. 
Dorothy Caroline was born in 1891, 



Children of Edward J. \ [Jeremiah^, Jeremiah*, Wilhel- 
mus^, Johannes", Philip^] 

Willie A. Born February 28, 18G9. Died of small pox in 
Saltillo, Mexico, in April, 1S90. 

Effie B. Borji Octobei- 17, 1872. Married William Barton 
•of Markslon, N. J., and now resides at San Luis Potosi, Mex- 
ico. Mr. Barton has a situation with the Mexican National 
.Railway Company. 

Elsie May. Born January 25. 1880. 

Susie Ella. Born November 14, 1882. 



Children of William F. **, [Jeremiah % Jeremiah*, etc.] 
Cortland Ellsworth. Born 1878. 
Edith Belle. Born 1881. Died 1884. 



Child of Lafayette% [Peter L. ^ Philip*, WilelmusS Jo- 
Jhannes^, Philip^] 

Hazel L. Born June 30, 1895. Died April 7, 1896. 



€8 HISTOKY OP THK KILMKli FAMILY IN AMEKICA. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of Jessie ]\r;iy Robinson'' [William Colenum Rob- 
inson", Hannall^ Willianr, Wilhehnns^ Johannes-, Pliilipij 
and John Edward Wesley. 

John R. Wesley was born June 27, 18SG. 

Charles D. Wesley was b(jrn May 27, IS'JO. 



Child of Ralph G.^ [Oliver A.\ Charles\ etc.] 
Rachael Miriam^, [Ralph G.% Oliver A. % Charles^ P(3ter%. 
'Wilhelmus^ Johannes-, Rhilip^J Born 0(;tober S, iSUO. De- 
cor i decKS addit areto. 



ADAM KULMER. 

Ba])tizetl at East Camp in 1748. His father was Abraham-, 
Phihp^ His mother was Eva Link. He married Catharine 
Kohl, clianged to Cole. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

SoiON. Baptized May 31, ITtJT. 

Nicholas. Baptized January 18, 17G9. 

Catharine. Baptized Novtnnljer 21, 1773. 

Eva. Bai)tizod Aii^i;'ust 13, 1775. 

John. Baptized Mai-eh 'l, 1777. Married Elizabeth , 

passed ilown in tradition as " Betsy, " a corruption of the name. 
Family tradition describes liimasaman more than six feet high 
and of very povveiful frame. His death was caused by over- 
lifting in building a cider mill. His son, Abraham, who was 
then four years old, recollected that at the time of this sad oc- 
currence, his father took hitn into liis arms and carried him in- 
to the house, saying as he did so, "My work is done. " Died 1812. 

Peter. Baptized March 11, 1787. 



second generation. 
Children of John* | Adam^, Abraham", Philip^] 
Abraham. Born in the town of Claverack, Columbia 
county, N. Y., March 4th, 1808. When he was about eight 
years old his mother married a man somewhere in Central New 
York, named Moon. At this time he was bound to a farmer named 
Mesick, with the agreement tiiat he should have schooling and a 
comfortable living until fourteen years of age. But instead he 
did not have good clothes, nor food, nor schooling ; wjis haishly 
treated and overworked, until at the age of nineteen, ascei'taiu- 
hig that he had a right to leave, he veiy wisely bid farewell to 
the Mesick family. He went to West Stockbridge, ]\Iass., where 
he found friends and emi)loyment. His first years in Stock- 
bridge were with a farmer named Lewis. During this time he 
studied to obtain at least a i)art of that education he should have 



70 HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

had with the Mesick family. After this he engaged in a marbler 
mill in Stockbridgo, where he ai'ose to a responsible position in 
the service of the company. March, 1838, he mai-ried Sarah 
Eliza Johnson. Mrs. Kilmer died March 3, 1842. In February 
1843, he married P]!izaheth R. Wilkins of Stockridge. About 
this time Mr. Kilmer left Stockbridge to supervise work on the 
Boston Water Works, which lie completed in eighteen months. 
Here he won high recommendations and gained a reputation as 
a skillful machinist and engineer. Mrs. Kilmer died in May, 
1849. In May, 1850, he married Caroline Mills, of Needham,. 
Mass. In Mav, 1851, he contracted for heavy rock excavations 
for opening a canal in Lewistown, Maine, and used here his 
steam drilling machines. He was known as the first inventor 
of steam rock-drilling machines. He completed his work here 
in about one year. In 1853 he removed to Niagaia Falls, N. Y., 
to work his steam diills on the Hydraulic Canal. He left Niag- 
ara Falls soon after th(3 commencement of the civil war, remov- 
ing to Charles River Village, part of the town of Needham,. 
Mass. Here he remained the remainder of his days, working as. 
an expert millwi-ight and machinist until his death, whicli oc- 
curi'ed Octobei- 1), 1880. The following obituary notice is copied 
from a Needham newspa]>t'r : " We regret to record the death 
of Mr. Abi'aliam Kilmer, wliich took place at his residence last 
Saturday, at the age of 78 years. He had been seriously ill for 
some time and was a great sulferer. Mr. Kilmer was highly es- 
teemed by a laige circle of friends and acquaintances and was 
an excellent citizen, fair and honest in his dealings. In tlie me- 
chanical line he was at the liead of his class, and his seivices 
wei'e sought largely in cases of building mills and bridges, r(*pair- 
ing machinery, moving buildings, or blasting rocks or ledges, 
where cool judgment and skill were recpiired, and in all these 
trades he seemed etpially good and practical. 

The widow and child riMi have much sympathy from many 
friends and in which the writer sincerely joins. The funeral 
took place from the house on Tuesday al'Lenioon, tlie Rev. Mr. 
Clark of Needham officiating. The interment was at Needham. 



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ADAM KULMER. 71 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of Ab^-aham® [John*, Adani% Abraham^, Phihp'] 
and Sarah Ehza Johnson. 

Samuel Johnson. Born March, 1839. Lived fourteen 
months. 

Samuel Franklin. Born February 28, 1842. In 18G1 he 
enhsted in the U. S. Vohuiteer Aimy at Niagara Falls. At the 
dose of the war he canie home to see his father, who was at 
Charles River Village, Mass. In 1878 he started for the Black 
Hills, and nothing known of liim since by the family. 

Children of Abi'aham Kilmer and Caroline Mills. 

Frederick Mills. Born February 8, 1852, in Needham, 
Mass. 

His ancestry on his mother's side is English Puritan. His 
mother's grandfather, David Mills, was a landholder in Need- 
ham before the Revolutionary war and as a " minute man " left 
work in the field to hurry on summons of the courier to take 
part in the battle of Lexington, and later with the Continental 
Army he fought in various engagements, and was present at the 
surrender of Burgoyne. When Frederick M. was eighteen 
months old, his father, who was at that time a contractor, 
moved to Niagara Falls, N. Y., being engaged with the original 
projectors of the Hydraulic Canal. When about twelve years 
of age the boy returned to Needham, Mass. His education did 
not extend beyond tlie High School. At the age of sixteen he 
began to learn the carpenter's trade and worked five years, then 
left it to attend a business college, from wiiich he graduated in 
May, 1873. The conviction, doubtless inborn, yea, written in 
the Book of Providence when there was none of him, that he 
was not to always handle saw and hannner was here manifest. 
Not that he was asliamed to thus labor, for thus in the same 
trade for years did the lowly Nazarene, his Master and Re- 
deemer, who was also Creator of all things in heaven and earth; 
but commendably aspired to greater usefulness in the world. 
They call it ambitioiL Be it so. The world needs more am- 
bitious men of the same kind. You may say that in thus mor- 
alizing the editor has jumped off his horse. Very well. He'll 



^2 HISTOKY OF TJIF: KIL.MKli KAMILY IN AMERICA. 

get on agiiin soon. It was his good fortune to meet Mr. Kilmer 
in the snmmer of 1S95, and fonnd him every inch a Christian 
gentleman, a scholar from the college of ex})eriencesand ahiight 
business man. This may be anticipating. We remount and fol- 
low him np. 

After leaving the business college he became bookkeeper and 
afterward salesman foi- a hnulxn- company, and latei* served in 
the same capacity for ralmer, Parker and Company of Boston, 
manufacturers in veneer and mahogany. 

January 1, ISSl, ho entered into j)ai'tnershii) with George 
H. Derby, undei-the firm name of Ceoi'ge IT. Derby and Com- 
pany, for maimfacluring rolbtop desks and office furniture. A 
3''ear or two later (he firm was changed in name and called the 
Derby and Kilmer Desk Company. In ISDO the firm became a 
corporation under tlie laws of Massachusetts with same name. 
From the beginning of the business Mr. Kilmer was in charge 
of the financial and clerical details, and when incori){)rafed l»e- 
came its secretary and treasurer. In 18i»8 the Pond Desk Ccmi- 
pany became associated with tliem, and the name changed to 
Derby, Kilmer and Pond Desk Company, and in IS'JSthe Somer- 
ville Desk Company, when a new organization was formed from 
the union called the Derby Desk Comi)any, Mr. Kilmer retain- 
ing the position of secretary and treasurer. 

At the present time this company is the most extensive es- 
tablishment in its line in the United States. 

The factory is at Somerville, Mass.. with main office and 
warerooms P<jrtland street, Boston, and 114 Nassau street. New 
York City. Before going furtbei- we record an event which 
doubtlesss he consideis a very important one in his life — next to 
his birth. This was his mariiage, which occurred (3ctober 1, 
1878, with Miss Alice Fredrika Higbee in Kalamazoo, ]\lich. 
Miss Higbee was born in Burlington, Vt. After serving one 
year in tlie Somerville City Council he was elected representa- 
tive in the Massachusetts Legislature. The fu'styear, 18U<), was 
on the committee on drainage, and in ISDl on the committee on 
finance. 

He is a member of the Winter Hill Baptist Church of 
Somerville, and has conti'ibuted largely toward its support and 



ADAM KJL!S11';K. 73 

growth. Is trustee of the Boston Baptist Hospital, also of the 
Someiville City Hospital. Always interested in tlie promotion 
of the Temperance Cause, hotli locally and at large, and takes 
a deep interest in the welfare aiul giDwth of his resident city. 

He has also taken ^I'eat interest iu the Kilmer Family His- 
tory, and has heen, through all its preiiaration, a suhstantial 
supporter. 

FOUKTll CIENEUATION. 

Children of Fredeiick Mills" [Abraham^, John^, Adam% 
Abraham^ Phihpi]. 

Charles Higbee. Born August 5, 1879. 
MAiiY Alice. Born xVjJril 22, 1881. 
Frederick Mills, Jr. Born November 7, 1882. 
Sara Willis. Boi-n October 21, 1884. 
Helen Baker. Born February 4, 1889. 
John Abraham. Born May 27, 1892. 
Adklbert Lhjbv. Born March 12, 1894. 
Alice Fredrika. Born August 2G, 1896. 



WILHELM KULMER. 

Baptized at East Camp, June 17, 1Y52. Was among the 
early settlers of Eensselaer county, N. Y. Sometime previous 
to the Revolutionary War, a number of farms of the territory 
now belonging to the town of Poestenkill, but then to the Manor 
of Rensselaerwyck, v/ere obtained by the settlers from the pa- 
troon of the manor. He was one of these. Many of his de- 
scendants are now residents of the town. Married Catherine 
Link. Was son of Abraham" [Philip^J. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

John. Baptized Apiil 7, 1771. Never married. 

Catharine. Baptized May, 1773. 

William. 

Philip. Baptized 1780. Married Anna Shaver. 

Christina. Ba})tized February 18, 1781. Married Clum. 

Peter. Baptized Jidy G, 1783. 

George. 

Mariah. Baptized 1785. 

Hannah. 

Susan. 

Eva. 

SECOND generation. 

Children of Philip* [William^, Abraham^, Philip^]. 
Catharine. Born February 28, 1798. Mairied Robert 
Colehamer in 181G. 

John. Married Susan ah Karner. 
William. Married Sarah Sliter. 
Elizabeth. Married Link. 
Eva. Married Richard. 
Sarah. 



xWilhelnt is the ptire German. The son of Johannes 2^ Philip \, was called 
Wilhelmtis, zvhich is a inixiurc of Ger»ian and Latiit. Each of them Ayiglicized 
is William. 



WILHELM KULMER. 75 

Hannah Maria. Born October 16, 1814. Married George 
Henry Snyder. Died December 30, 1888. 

Lewis. Married Margaret Moid. 

Joseph. Born 1820, in town of Sand Lake, Rensselear 
connty Married Elizabetli Van Denberg. Married Catliarine 
Elizabetb Coonrad. Married Harriet Kilmer, widow of liis 
cousin Henry Kibner. 

THIRD FENERATION. 

Cbildren of Catbarine^ LPldbp*, Wilbam^, Abrabam% 
PbiHpVI, and Robert Colebamer. 

WilHam Coleliamer was born October 23,1818. Married 
Margaret Slauter November 10, 1810. Died April 30, 188(;. . 



Cbildren of Jobn« [Pbilip^ Willianl^ etc.] 

Sarah. Married Peter M. Snyder 

Delia M. Married George H. Link, Marcb 15, 1855. 



Children of William-^ [PldlipS William% etc. 

Philip VV. 

George. 

Melinda. Married Jobn Vosburg. 



Child of Elizabeth^ [Philips WilliamS etc. 
Philo Link. 



Child of Eva« [Philip*, William% etc.] 
George Richard. 

Child of Sarah" [Philip*, William S etc.] 

Hannah. Married Chester Link. Died January 2(j, 1808. 



Children of Hannah Mariah" [Philip*, William^, etc.], and 
George Hem-y Snyder. 



1[G HISTOliY OF TliK KILMICR FAIMILY IN AMKRICA. 

Jacob Henry Snyder was born August 8, 1830. Married 
Caroline Gilbert. lie died July 2s, 1892. 

George Robert Snyder was born Angust 18, 181:5. Died 
July 1, 1852. 

Pbilip M. Snyder was born Marcli 25, 1848. ATari-ied Anna 
Row en a Colli n, daughter of Roland (lelston Coifui, son of Jared 
Coffin. Mi's. Snyder's maternal grandfather was William P. 
Matchett. 



Children of Lewis'' [Philip^ William^ etc.] 

Matilda. Man-ied Hewett. 

Hakriet. Burn Maich 4, 1840. Died Jaiuiary 14, 1897. 
Buried at Eagle j\lills CcMnetery. 

The following memorial tiibnte to Harriet Kilmer Bott, 
beautiful in sentiment and excellent in composition, by her 
cousin, Charles E. Kilmer of N(3\v York City, was i)rinted and 
sent out to relatives and friends as a soni'enif : 

Death under any circumstances brings sadness to the hearts 
of kindi'ed and friends of the deceased, but when the destroyer 
enters a home and takes away wife and mother, it leaves a pang- 
that cannot be assuaged by any earthly agency. 

Tlie death of Cousin Hattie at the time when life's charms 
were at their zenith— when home and famil}' ties were welded 
together by a mothei-'s love, is pecnliaily sad. It has caused a 
breach in the homedife of the husband and motherless little 
ones that camiot be closed ; one in which amelioration can only 
be had by ti-usting in Him who doeth all things well. 

Cousin Hattie was a devoted wife and loving mother, with 
all the blessings that tend to mak(^ life worth living. With a 
happy home, an affectionate husband, and two pi-omising little 
children, her surroundings were such as to make her stay here 
desirable. Her sweet christian dis]iosition and true devotion to 
the duties of her home, made all with whom she came in con- 
tact feel that she was striving to make the world better for her 
having lived in it. 

The aftliction attending the recent loss of her mother and 
the illness of hei- elder sister has augmented the grief of her 






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MRS. HARRIET KILMER BOTT. 



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WILHELM ICULMER. 17 

family and friends. All through this trying ordeal Cousin Hat- 
tie displayed a fortitude that only characterizes a christian, and 
it was perhaps largely due to these unusual buixlens at this time 
that her demise was hastened. 

The large attendance and grief exhibited by the members 
of her church and associates, at tlie funeral, was an exemplifi- 
cation of tlie love, Jionor and res])ect they had foi- her. 

In church work and cliarities of the community in which 
she lived, she was tireless. 

Knowing her all my life and loving her for her purity of 
mind and gentle character, her loss to me is something more 
than that of a cousin. 

Her body is now resting from all earthly troubles— asleep 
in the grave— her spirit is at rest in the eternal heavens— with 
the heavenly choii- she is singing songs of love and praise, and 
enjoying that bliss that is the reward of those who are prepared 
to meet the Great Father. 

Cousin Hattie, pure in mind, knew no fear when she neared 
the heavenly gates, which "stood ajar" to welcome her. 



Children of Joseph ^ [Philip*, William '% etc]. 

Martin Albemt. Born at Greeiibush, Rensselaer county, 
N. Y., September S-f, 1841. Married Sarah Maria Sliter, Decem- 
ber 29, 1800. Has been justice of the peace twelve years. Was 
connected with the United States Ai'iny from 18(13 to 1870, 
notably in the Shenandoah A^alley and with General Hunter in 
his raid to Lynchburg, through the battles of Winchester and 
Fisher's Hill, Piedmont and New Hoi)e. After the nnistering 
out of the troops he went to Raleigh, N. C, with Colonel T, P. 
Johnston assistant (piartermaster, and took charge of the 
quartermaster's department of the Freedmen's Bureau, and from 
there went to Camp Russell, having charge of the quarter- 
master and commissary departments of the U. S. A. until 1871. 

The editor judges from his letters that he is one of the Kil- 
mers that get up in the morning and are alive all day. 

Charles E. Born October IGth, 1840. He obtained his 
early education in the common schools and at the Fort Edward 



78 HISTORY OF THE KILIMEK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Collegiate Institute. In 1804 he left school and proceeded south 
to take part in the War of the Rebellion. Soon after his arrival 
he was appointed to a responsible position in the commissary 
and quartermaster's department of the government service, 
which position he filled with dignity and ability, as his testimo- 
nials from sui)erior ofiicors show. He retained his position with 
the government until 1870, when he returned home. In 1872 
he was elected clei'k of the board of superintendents of the poor 
of Rensselaer county, which position he held until January 1st, 
1877. In 1878 he was engaged in the collar business in Troy, 
N. Y., in which he continued nine years and was quite suc- 
cessful. On account of ill health he sold out in 1887. Decem- 
ber 1st, 1888, he accepted the position of corporation tax clerk 
in the office of the state comptroller in Albany, which he held 
until May 1st, 1S01-, when he resigned. During the incumbency 
of this last position nearly $10,000,000 passed through his hands 
into the state treasuiy, of which not one penny was lost or mis- 
appropriated. This is saying about all that need be said for Mr. 
Kilmer's ability and integrity. 

He married Harriet N. Smith, February 11th, 1879. 

After resigning the office of chief of the tax bureau in the 
state comptroller's office, he opened an office in New York city 
as an ex])ert in tax matters in the interest of corporations. 
This specialty is his principal business and is conducted by liim 
in his new offices in the Vanderbilt building, 182 Nassau street, 
New York. 

Mr. Kilmer is a young man of energy and progressiveness ; 
we say young, for he has just turned the half century of life. 
He is the patentee and owner of a machine for oiling floors and 
washing fiooi-s and windows, munufacturedby theRemlik Com- 
pany, a New York corporation, with a capital of $100,000, of 
which he is president and treasurer. It must not be inferred 
that he is after the whole earth when it is added tliat he is also 
the secretary of the Southern Cotton Company, with $l,000,0u0 
capital. 

He continues his residence at Troy, N. Y. 

Melvin C. 

ROSSIE. 



WILHELM KULMER. 79 

FOUJITH FENERATION. 

Children of William Coleliamer" [Catharine^, Philip*, 
William^ Abraham-, Philip'.] 

William H. Colehamer was boni Maj-ch 30, 1842. 
Sarah C. Colehamer was born July 5, 1840. 
George Robert Coleii;tmer was boni April 0, 1849. 



Children of Sarah" [John% Philip^, etc.] and Peter M. 
Snyder. 

Susan Snyder. 

Dorothy Snyder. 

Harriet Snyder. Mari'ied Frank Wetherwax. 



Children of Delia M.*^ [John% Philip*, etc.] and George H. 
Link. 

Sarah E. Link was born April 3, 1856. 

Orrin K. Link was born May 23, 1858. Married Hai-riet E. 
Bloomingdale, April 8, 1884. 

George W. Link was born April 19, ISGO. Died March IT, 
18(35. 

Emma F. Link was born September 10, 18G2. Married 
William H. Barrett, February 20, 1885. Died February 24, 1888. 

John E. Link was born June 21, 1864. 

Arthur Link was born October 20, 1800. 

WiUiam Link was born July 19, 1870. Married Addie E. 
Ives, December 14, 1893. Is a farmer, occupying the old home- 
ste;.id. 



Children of Philip W.« [William^ Phihp*, etc.] 

John. 

Martha. Married John Lawyer. 

Ruth. Married Wetherwax. 

Verna Catharine. Married Elmer Link. 



80 HISTORY OK THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children of Philip M. Snyder« [Hannah Maiiali% Philips 
etc.] 

William Matchett Snyder was born March 26, 1SY3. 
Mabel Kowena Snyder was born Jnly 14, 1874. 



Children of Martin Albert" [Jo^ophS Philip", etc.] 
Mabel Catharine. Porn in Kaleigh, N. C, December 20, 
1869. 

Jesse DeForest. Born in Sand Lake, N. Y., May 15, 1872. 
Mary Edith. Born Jnly 16, 1876, at Sand Lake. 



Children of Charles E." [Joseph^ PhihpS etc.] 
Catharine Elizabeth. Born January 16, 1880. 



fifth generation. 



Child of William Liid^'' [Delia M.% William^ etc.] 
Eveline Eiinis Link« [William^ Delia M.«, John^ Philip^ 
Williams Abrahams Philip^ | 



HEINRICH KULMER. 

Caine to this country from Stras1)ur^', Germany, in 1701, 
with two brothers, rhih[) and (leorge. This statement is made 
by authority of his great-grandson, Schuyler V. Kihner, of 
Syracuse, N. Y. It does not agree in all particulars with that 
of the immigrant's grandson, William H. Kilmer, Tlie editor 
interviewed this grandson in the summer of IS'JI at his home 
in Forestport, N. Y. lie said his grandfathei-'s name was 
George and came from Holland, tliat was about all he knew of 
the history of his grandsire. He was then in his eighty-eighth 
year and reiuarkably strong at his age physically and mentally. 
These conditions would give sti'onger claim foi- credence, but 
Schuyler has a longer account of the eai'ly history of the innni- 
grant after bis arrival liere, and some of these incidents coin- 
cided with the memory of Willliam H. 

This German emigrant could have gone to Holland, as 
many did, thence to America. Or he might iiave been born in 
Holland of German i)arentage, or German and Holland com- 
bined. Schuyler calls him Henrich. The name would bellen- 
drik in Holland and Heinrich in (merman ; each nauie anglicised 
is Henry. For the purpose of leconciling the two statements 
we might assume that his name' was Heinrich (ieoi-geor (ieorge 
Heinrich, but if he had a l)rother George that would reasonably 
set that assumi)tion aside. 

The editor decides to follow Schuyler's statement as he has 
given it, which affords the only history we have of this foix'ign 
sire, and does not materially disagree witli that of William 
excepting in name. 

Heinrich located in Cloverick now Claverack, Cohunhia 
county, N. Y., wliere he bought a farm of V^an Rensselaer, 
familiarly known as the Patroon of Albany. When the l^evo- 
lutionaiy War commenced he took Ins gun and nobly served his 
adopted country to the end, then returned to his farm and mar- 
ried Miss Katy Hollenbeck. About 1797 he suffered the great 
misfortune of losing his farm. The government disputed Van 



S2 HISTORY OF THE KIl.MKR FAMILY IN A:\IKK1CA, 

lleiisselaer's title to Hillsdale and C'loveiick. Mr. Kilmer lost 
about all which he had laborccl to gain, a Idow that undoubtedly 
hastened his death. He died soon aftei- and his wife followed 
ill 1800. 

FIRST <;FN'FRATT()N. 

PhiIvIP G. Setlled in (Onondaga county in 1812. 

HENiiV. Lived in Onondaga county. Married Cathaiine 
Woodbeck. Died 1S25. His wife in 18t!() in Syracuse, N. Y. 

CTE()ii<iF. Born iu Cohunbia county in 1770. Married Mar- 
garet Pliso. Died ISiiu. 

John. About isfiO he was living in tlie town of Perry, near 
Batavia, N. Y., with a daugbtfM' who niai'ried Howe, and then 
ill his seventy tliii'd year. 

Christoi^her. Married Betsey (Jodfiey and Mary Bartlett. 

Makga]{ET. Married Benjamin Eai-ls. 

Maky. Alarried Billings. 
' Catharine. Married J. Heggerman and died in Columbia 
county. 



second (;enekation, 

Childrenof PhilinCi.- |Heinrich^| . 

CtEOROE W. 

PetekW. 

John P. 

Wn.EiAM H. Was born July 18, ISitf), in Pi'inceton. Sche- 
nectady county, N. Y. WIumi he was seven years old his 
parents, with their family, emigrated to Marcellus, Onondaga 
county, N. Y. When h(^ was twenty-three he went to Pow- 
ville, Lewis county, N. ^^ Learned the cari»enter and joiner's 
trade. Many houses and bai'us, built in the old-i'ashioned, Ikju- 
est manner, still stand as a i)roof of his work as an aitisan in 
this line. In the year 1844 lu' went to A'ienna, Oneida county, 
on the Oneida Lake, and engaged in the huildingof c-anal boats, 
which he followed, in connectit)n with some farming, for 
six years. From X'ienna he wcMit to Ohio, Heikimer county, 
and took a huge contract of hauling lumJR'r, thenc(3 to South 



IIEIiNKK'll KL'LiMKK. 83 

Trenton, where lie kept Uw South Trenton Hotel two years. 
Hurlburtville was the next stop, where he remained one year, 
thence to Forestport, Oneida county, and was engaged in the 
lund)ering business until 1804. He held the oftice of assessor in 
Forestport, and justice of peace and highway conniiissioner in 
Ohio. A inendjer of tlie l<][)iscoi)al Ohurch about Jifteen yeai's. 
January 'J8, ISi^s, he nianied Julia S. Ailing, a native of Oon- 
necticut. Oied April ;'., isnT. 

Olive. JVlariied Thomas Bradshaw. 

Effa. Married Jerry Ihane. 

Maky. Married J)ul()p. 

Jane. Died at age of tifteen. 



Children of Henry^ [Heinrich^ J 

George. Married Miss Hannah Lowery. Married Miss 
Mary Sheldon. 

Luke. Married Achsah Kathbone, who was related to the 
well known stove manufacturer of Albany, of that name. At 
one time Luke was owner of two hundred acres of land in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

Eva. Married William Clark. 

Henky. Married Ehnira Morgan. 

John. Died unmarried in 1813, at the age of twenty-seven. 

Charles. Married his cousin, lUioda Kilmer. ]\Iari'ied 
Maria Hei-i'ing. 

Nathan. Mariied Minerva Stevens. 

Abram. Married Amanda Congdon. 

Uriah Married Hannah Dennis. He died in 181)4. 



Children of George- [Heinrich^J 

Christina. Married Jacob Clapper. Mother of fourteen 
children. 

George. Married Betsy Travel'. 
Peter. Married Soi)hia Traver. 
Polly. Married James Phelps. 
Heman. JMarried Deborah Heath. 



84 HlSTOliV OF THE KD.JIKli FAMILY IN AMFIUCA. 

Rhoda. Married Cliai-les Kilmer. 
Henry. Married Maria Riley. 
Margaret. Man-led Eli j all Shaw. 
Lewis. Married Mahala Brings. 
HANNAH. Married John Herring. 
Susannah. Married David Godfrey Kilmer. 
Charles. Married Esther Clriflin. 
Electa. Married Darius Smith. 



Children of John- [Heinricli^'J 

John. 

Sylvania. 



Children of Christopher^ [Heinrich^] 

Alexander. 

Benjaimin. 

Eliza. 

David Go])FREY. Born May 25, 1809. Married Susannah 
Bartlett Kilmer of Fleming, Cayuga county, N. Y., July 21, 
183G. Settled in Syi'acuse, N. Y., residing there twelve years. 
Removed to Cljristian Hollow in the year 1818. Thence to 
Scipio, Cayuga county, in 1850. Thence to Fleming in 1851. 
In same year to A^estal, Broome county, N. Y. In 1852 to AV^est 
Windsor, same county. In 1S55 to Forestport, Oneida comity, 
N. Y. In 1859 hack to Broome county in Binghamton, and in 
1861 back to Oneida county in Boonville. The compiler thinks 
these removals worthy of record, and wonders if they had much 
left when they settled in Boonville. Died July 25, 1883. 

TIHIiD OKNERATION. 

Children of George ^Y:' [Philip G.-, Heinrich^] 

William T. 

Philip G. In War of the Rebellion. 

Joseph T. In War of the Rebellion. 

Avis Maria. 

Olive. Married Blazer. 




W. H. BUSH KILMER. 



IIEIXIUCII KULMEK. 85 

Children of Peter W.^ [Pliilip G.-, Hoinri«3hi.] 

OuLANDO. Killed at tlio battle of Pittsburg Landing. 

Hakj.ow G. Resides at Deer River, Lewis county, N. Y. 
Is a farmer. Was in the War of the Rebellion. The compiler 
was at his place in the summer of 181)4. He was not at home, 
but was expected honu; that night. Remained over night at 
the hotel, but he did not return. Chased him to Lowville. Did 
not find him. He is included among those mentioned in the 
preface of this book, to whom were sent many letters and post- 
age stam])s, hut no i-eport leceived. 

W. H. Bush. Born Sejjtemher 8, 1835, at Harrislmrg, 
Levas county, N. Y, His youthful days were passed on his 
father's farm until the age (^f twenty (1850), when lie went to 
Illinois and lemained there four years. May lu, 1800, he started 
for California, anil arrived thei'e in October of the same year. 
At the end of a year and a half he joined the rush of gold 
seekers in the Salmon River excitement in Washington and 
Idaho, and the same year of these journeyings found him in 
Nevada, where he i-emained thirteen years. At fu'st milling in 
quartz mills, and lat(.'r superintending mill. In 1875 he was 
compelled to resign this position on account of physical intirmi- 
ties contracted in the mills. This same year he went to Cali- 
fornia, where he has since resided. His present business is 
stock raising, on a ranch of 2,(i00 acres in Tuolunme county, 
stocked with horses, cattle and hogs. Pebruaiy 22, lS8o, he 
married Wimiie A. Smith Residence, Knight's Feiiy, Stanis- 
laus <;ounty, California. 

Caroel H. Born December 12, 1841. 

Wayne. Born December 21, 1840. Was in War of the 
Rebellion. Is a farmer and cheese makei' in Jefferson county, 
N. Y. 

Jane. 

Maky. 

Louisa. Married Norman Brodt. He died in 1804. Mrs. 
Brodt resides at Lowville, N. Y. 



8(5 1IIS'1H)RV ()I-^ TllK KILIVIKU hAiMILY IN A:\1KR1CA. 

Chiklien of John P. ' [Philip (l.~, Heinrichr. | 
Makcjakk'I'. Uuuuii'fied. IJvo.s in Ainstenlani, N. Y. 
John W. Was in ^Vciv of tho RebeHion, and afterward a 
blacksniit.li and machinist. Died October, 1SS3. 



C'liildren of ^Vil]ialn H.' |Philii)G.-, Heimicli'.] 

Gideon Aijjn(;. Was b(»rn Jidy '4, 1S30, ;it CHiai'L^ston, 
Montg'oinery connty, N. Y. At the early age of twelve ]\I r. 
Kilmer commenced the life of boatman on the ErieGanal. For 
six years was a driver. At the age of twenty-two he was the 
owner of a boat, and made canal boating bis principal bnsiness 
for abont twenty-hve yeais. In the year IbTS he bongbt a Inm- 
bering mill in tlie White Lake conntiy and continned in this 
business for foui- years. After this he went to roresti)ort, N. Y., 
and engaged in the grocei'y track'. From this place moved to 
Okl Forge, Herkimei- county, N. Y., and erected a new building 
which sei'ved as a dwelling and a store. Jamiary 2i\, lsi)4, a 
lire destroyed his building and business, and he leturned to 
Fca-estport, where he now icsides. Decembei' oO, ISOl, he mar- 
ried Elizal)eth Benedict, lie is a man of commendable charac- 
ter, and nmch esteemed by his fellow-townsmen. Has held at 
different tiuies the offices of i)oormaster, justice of peace, and 
assessor. 

Philip (J. Born February 2o, ISL'7. Manied Nancy i^lo])- 
])ei-, January 2;>, tS5;i Was a soldier in Gomprny 1j, Fifth 
Regiment New York Heavy Artillery, l^elongs to (.1. D. Bailey 
Post, G. A. }l. Pesidence, IjOwville, N. Y. 

Henkv Clinton. In War ot the Pebellion. 

JuLiAKTTA. Married I'hihp (J. Hovey, a lund)erman, in 
Forest])ort, N. Y., Ja.imary r>. 1S5S. ]\lr. Hovey died in ISS'.t. 
Mrs. Hovey resides in Forestport. The compiler visited her 
liome. Found hei- a very pleasant woman, \\ith a bright and 
intelligent grou}) of childivn. 



iiKixijicii kul:\iek. 8Y 

Chi](li-eii of Oeoio-o' [Henry-, Heiiiridii | and Hannah 
I.oweiy. 

Hannah. Mai-ried William AVaslibni'n. 
Children ol Ueoi'-^e-' and Alary Sheldon. 
Ueokok, Jr. 

WlLLIA]\r. 

Nancy. Married Hemy Hnnbar. Had a son, Chai'les, wlio 
was a sailor. 

CuAin.Ks l?()Ki.ANi). Horn in Syracnso, N. Y., October 1, 
1829. He lived there initil he reached the age of fifteen, when 
he went to sea. We would like to know how he (iommenced his 
sea life, then a mere hoy, hnt l:e does not tell us. Among the 
many modest Kilmers, the Cai)tain seems modest in the snpei-- 
lative degi-ee, and is very reticent ahoiit giving any one his ex- 
perience on the seas. The edit*»i- managed U) get a few items 
hut not from him, yon may he sni'e. 

He traveised tlie briny deep about twenty-three years, the 
greater portion on the waters of the Pacific, as captain of whal- 
ing ships, and is familiar with neaily all the I'acihc ishmds. Tn 
addition to tliis he has been on neai'ly every sea on the globe. 
Pass(-d two winters in the Arctic ix'gion, and mention is mad(U)f 
him and his ship in the (rovermnent History of (*aptain HalFs 
Arctic Exploration. 

He (juit the sea more than a score of years ago and bought 
an excellent farm eight miles northeast of Topeka, Kansas, on 
the Atchison, Toi)eka and Said.a Fe R. 1\., at what is now Kil- 
mei- station, and n.imed alter him. Asa. farmei- lu; was suc- 
cessful and still owns and rents the farm. 

For a mnnbei- of years he has been Right of Way Ageid-for 
tlie xA., T. c\l St. Ftj It. It., where the sums disbursed for his pur- 
chases and sel tlemeiit are often very large. The occupancy of 
such a responsible })osition is proof of sujjeiior judgment and 
fidelity to the cori)oration. 

The editor nevei has had the i)leasu[e of meeting him, but 
his fri(Mids give ns the most unfeigned assni-ance that he is of a 
very genial disposition, ])leasantand alfable in his relations with 
his fellow men and is held in very high estimation in the com- 
nnnntv whtMe he livt^s. 



88 HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN A:\IERICA. 

He found his wife in Illinois. She was Mary A. Gray, and 
they were married November 24, 1S()3. 

Residence in the city of Topeka, Kansas, 1000 Buchanan 
street. 

Perry. Dead. 

Mary. Man-ied diaries H. Kenyon and 6ui)i)0sed to be in 
Chicago. 



Children of Luke=* [Henry-, Heinrich^] 

Catharine. Miu'ricd Ezra Downer of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Danjel Bradley. Married Miss Mai'ii,uerita Matty. Her 
father was a cousin of Maisliall B. Soult, one of Niipoleon's 
gi'and raarshalls. 

Daniel was ca[>tain of a packet from Syi'acuse to Buffalo. 
In IcSOy he became ticket agent for the Michigan Central 11. R. 
After this kei)t a wood yai'd s(iven ycMirs. Accumulated enough 
recources to live a i-etired life, and thed in 1.S87. 

Schuyler V. Manied Miss Alary J\hitty, a sister of his 
brother Daniel B.'s wife. 

He has been captain (^f a i)acket boat, seven years traveling 
ticket agent for the Michigan Southern R. \i., and twenty years 
sui)erintendent of the American Dairy Salt Company. l\esi- 
dence, 220 Seymour street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

CoiiWiN. Died 1S49 and no family. 

Vernum.' Married Anielia Wright. Went to sea in 1845. 
After leaving sea life went to California. Returned to Syracuse, 
N. Y., and was employed by the Xew York Central II. R. , which 
])Osition he retained twenty years. Then went to state of 
WashingtoiL 

Katlirah. MairicKl Enos Fields He is dead, and she is 
living at Waterloo, N. Y. 

Luke. Married either a Gilman or (rilmoi-e. He was a sea 
captain. His family ai'e supposed to be in Australia. 

Deloss. In state of Washington. 

Roseltha. Married (ieoige Bragdon. 

Jaquelina. Manied Hiram Seeley. He is dead. She is 
at Little Falls, N. Y. 



HKlNiaCH KUr.MEH. S9 

Children of Eva-' [Hoiiry-, Henricli'] and William Clark. 

Guy Clark. 

Henry Clark. 

Alpha Clark. 

Adolplms Clark. 

Oscar Clark. . 

Alvinson Clark. 



Childi'en of Henry^ [Henry-, Heinrich^] 

Ruth. 

Cordelia. 

CoOLEY. 

Caleb. 
Bykon. 



Cliildren of Charles-' | Henry", HeinrichVJ and Rhoda Kil- 
mer. 

Fanny. 

Ira. 

Caroline. 

Rhoda. 

Children of Charles' and Maria Horring. 

Nelson. 

LoNSON C. Born in Fleming-, Caynga county, N. Y., Octo- 
her 22, 1845. Mai-ried CuroHiio E. DeA^oe April 21, IStio. For- 
merly of the firm of P>nrr and Kihiier, Novelty Woi-ks in 
Gloversville, N. Y. Eleven yeai'ssui^erintendcnt of J. IM. Hurd's 
factory in Aiihurn. Residence, Gloversville. 

Rachael. 

Nathan. 



Children of Nathan^ [Henry-, Heiin-ich 

Belinda. 

Cornells. 

Jerry. 



90 HISTORY OK THE KILMIIK FAMILY IN A.MlsKlC'A. 

Ohildi-eii of Abnmr* [Henry-, Hcinrich'. ] 

OsCAJt. 

Frances. 
Ellen. 
Celestl\. 
Henrietta. 

(Jhhon. 



ChiUlreii of Peter' [(li^orge-, Heiiu'ich'.J 

Sarah. 

William. 

HaRIHE')'. 

Ejhline. 

Pet 10 K. 

Mary. 

Caroline. 

Eliza. 

Leonard. 



Children of Heiiian'' ICeoi'L^e-, Heinrieh' 

Adaline. 

Ja:mes. 

Susan. ' ■ 

Annis. • 

Elizahhoth. 

Elisha. 

Jane. 

George. . 



Children of Henry' [(ieorj^c-, Heiinich'. 

James. 

Sylvester. 

Georoe. 

Helen. 



IlEINincH KULMKll. 01 

Cliildreii of Mari;aret^ |Geoi-ge', Heiiiii<-li' I and Elijah 
Shaw. 

Uhoda Shaw. 
Deborah Shaw, 
Maiy Jane Shaw. 
Mandana Shaw. 
jMai'garet Sliaw. 
Daniel Shaw. 



Children of Snsamialr' [(ieor^e-, Hcinrich'] and David (God- 
frey Kilmer. 

Ukial Washington. Born Fehrnary L'J, 1838. Died Ajiril 
22, 18^2. 

]\lKr.viNA Elizabeth. Born December 25, 183i). Married 
William Belknap, of Jioonvilh.', April 10, 185i). Died March 25, 
18S5. 

EuzAH Jane. Born AoKust 21, 184 1. Mairied Selah War- 
ner Sabin, of Boonville, OctolxM- U, 1801. 

BE^^JA^HN FranivIjx. liorn May 8, isi;;. Died An<;ust 21, 
1818. 

Alvika C'liAHl.OTTE. Born N()vend)er lo, 1845. j\larried 
Leland B. Brinckeihoff, October --'8, iscr,. 

AuciUsTA ]\Iatili)A. Born Octobei- 12, 1850. Died July 2, 
1802. 

Adelia Ahaisei.ee. Born Novend)er 18, IS52. Mariied 
Merchant Jj. Porter. 

FOURTH generation. 

Children of W. 11. BnshS [Peter W.\ Philip O.-, Hein- 
richi.j 

Carroll C. Born October 10, b8s4. Died An--nst s, ]S85. 

Eben H. BcM'n DectMober lo, 18l»l. His father says he is a 
robust Californian. 

Children of Gideon A.', [William II.', Philip (I.-, Hein- 
rich'.l 



92 HISTORY OF THE KH.INHOH 1 AMH.Y IN AMERICA. 

Ulysses M. Born May 20, 1805, In Stillwater, Minn. 
Minnie Alling. Born Jnly 2«), 1807. 
Daniel E. Born 8ei)ternl)er 15, ls72. 



Children of Jnlictta^ [William H.% Philip G.~, Heinrich^] 
and PhiHi> G. tlovey. 

Kittie L. Hovey was born Di'ceinher 18, 185S. 
Helena A. lEovey was l)orii Dticeniber 4, ISOH. 
Geoi'g'iana S. Hovey was ])orn Pehrnary 10, 1807. 

Children of P]]iza Jane^ | Snsarnialr^ and David Godfrey^, 
George- and Christopher-. Heiin'ich' | and Selah W. Sabin. 

AValter Booth Sabin was born September 12, 1S07. 

Caroline Kastwood Sabin was born Jannaiy 17, 1871. Edu- 
cated at Boonville Academy, and was a teacher a mniiber of 
years. 

Children of Alvii-a^ ISiisaimah and David Godfrey^, etc.] 
and Iceland B. Brinckeihotf. 

Lester Emmet Biinckerholf was born June 10, 18(!8. Died 
April 12, lS0t>. 

Chester Leland BrinckcMhoff was born October 1, 1871. 
Residence, Mt. Clare, Nebraska. 

Children of Charles B.^ |(ieoi'ge-', Henry-, Heini'ich>.] 

Charles J AMES. Boi'ii July 22, 1807, in Syracuse, N. Y. 
Now at Fort MadisoiL Iowa. 

Lois Mary. Born November 5, lsOl», at Topeka, Kansas. 
Mrs. C. P. 'J\)wnsley, 1012 Park aveiuie, Hoboken, New Jei-sey. 

Frank Dams. Born at Topeka, Kansas, Se])tend)er 11, 
1873. February li), lSi)0, uuuried Miss Lucy Hale, daughter of 
Geoi'ge D. Hale, of the Interstate Land Comjtany, at Toi)eka. 
Tliey are living at East Jjas A'egas, New Mexico, wheie he is 
connected with the A. T. and S. V\^ M. M. 

George Lake. Born Septendier 22, 187(!, at To|)eka. At 
Las A'egas, New Mexico. 



HEINKIC'II KU].:\1KJ^ <J3 

Children of Daniel B.* [Luke\ Henry-, Hciinicli'. ] 

Victoria. Born January I'J, 1855. Married Thomas J. 
Kendrick, Apiil L>3, 187ii. Mr. Kendrick is a manufacturer of 
plumber's specialties at Syracuse. His business house is known 
as the Kejidrick Valve and Washer Company. 

Daniel B., Jr. Born April 1, 1857. November 27, 1884, 
married Amelia Hess. 

MAitouKRrrE. Married Charles Joseph Kresser, oi'ganist 
and vocal teacher, August 3, 1802. Church connection, Roman 
Catholic, 



Child of Schuler V.^ [Luke^ Henry •^, Heinrichi.] 
Julia. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



Children of Victoi-ia^ [Daniel B.^ Luke^ Henry-, Heiu- 
ricli^] aud T. J. Kendrick. 

Maiguerite Elizabeth Kendrick v/as born B'ebruary 5, 1880. 
Eugene Kendrick was born Noveiid)er 2, 1883. 
Carl Gregory Kendrick was boi'U Novendjer 17, 18'J1. 
Kathleen Kendrick was bta-Ji August 24, 18'J3. 



Children of Daniel B., Jr.^ [Daniel B.\ etc.] 
Victoria Elizabeth. Boin October 14, 1885. 
Daniel Bradley. Boiii Se})tend)er 5, 1887. 
Grace Madfline. Born February 17, 18'J]. 
Leo Francis. Boi-n February 20, 181*3. 
Harold. Born October 31, 1895. 



Children of Marguerite^ [Daniel B.S etc.] and C. J. Kresser. 
Carleton Joseph Kresser was born August 8, 18i)4. 
Donald James Kresser was born April 30, IS'JO. 
Cai-men Gertrude Kresser" was born April 23, 1897. 
[Marguerite^, Daniel B.*, Luke^ Henry ^ Heinrich^] 



GEORGE KULMER. 

Probably a bi-otliei- of >l(jij)i'icb. Boi-n in Strasbiirj^', Ger- 
many and came to Anici'ica in ITt'il. Settled in Hillsdale, Col- 
umbia connty, N. Y., neai- Heinricb's location. Tliis is one 
good evidence in favor of bis identity. Anotber is tbat (feorg'e 
and Heimicb eacb bad sons namenl Cbristoj)ber, a name not 
found in any otbcr brancb of tbe family, and still anotlier is, 
a son of CJeorj^e found bis wife in ()nondaga county living at 
tbe same place wbere a son of Hcinricb settleib 



FllJST FENERATION. 

• John. 
Geoi{<je. 
Chiustoi'uer. 

Abtkaini p. Born 1789. ]\ban'ied Loo}) at Syracuse N. Y. 
Died Isr.G. 

second generation. 

Cbildren of Abii-am P.", I Geoige']. • 

MAiri'UA Jane. 

Eeeie S. 

AiiiRxV^M P., Jr. Born May 21, 1824. Mariied Mary Livey, 
wbo was born in Glasgow. Scotland in 1823, and died Marcb 
29, 1893. Mr. Kilmer died July 17, 1857. 

Helex P. Married Alon/o Kelley. 

George A. 

Henry G. 

Emily. 

Catharine. 

Maggie 8. Married J. K. Kerr. 



THHH) C;ENERATH)N. 

Children of Abiram l\,Jr. 

WiELiAM Guest. Born in New York city April 2, 1847, 



(ii<:oi{(iE i; I' l:\iek. 95 

He received liis early (Mlncatioii in the public schools of the city. 
At the cige of tift(.^eii he entered the service of J. Q. Pi-ehle & 
Company, manufacturers of envelopes, writing- papers and 
blank books, located at 28 Beekman street, New York city. 

He contimu'd with this house during the i-emainder of 
theii' business cai'eei', which was twenty-nine years, and a part 
of this time he was a mend)er of that iii-m. 'JMiis alone gives 
the best evidence of bis iuti\giity and business capacity. In 1801) 
he married Elenor Stanley of New York city, who died May 
26, 18D1. 

Mr. Kilmer is now witii the liaynor and Peikins Envelope 
Com|»any, 115 and 117 William and 5'J John streets, New Yoi'k 
city. 

John L. Born March 12, 185U, in New York city. Is New 
York agent for the London house of G. D. Peters and Com- 
pany. The compder calUnl at Captain Kilmer's office i!i the 
Metropolitan Building, but at thai time he was on the ocean. 
Much of his tune is consumed by sea voyages. A number of 
letters were received from him in whi(;h he ])romised his])icture 
and something of his record for this book but he failed in ful- 
filling the i»romise. 

Thicodokk. Born Aj)ril <;, IS")!;, in New Yoi-k city. Resi- 
dence Janesville, Mimiesota. Pebi-uary 9, IsSo, mariied Mai"- 
garet E. Wentworth of Janesville. Traveling salesman in hats 
caps and furs. Belongs to the Alasonic fraternity. 

rouirni (.iKXKKA'nox. 

Children of William C.^ [Abiram P^, Abira.m P-., 
George'.] 

GiiAC'K. Born October 2, 1870. 

Alfred (tIkdlisv. Born Eebruary 28, 1874. A graduate of 
Princeton college and at the present wi'iting is studying knv in 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Children of TheodoreS | Abiram P^, etcj. 
KoswEEL Clayton. Born May 27, 1883. 
Mai^v Vtkoinia. Born September 'A, 1885. 



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PETER KULMER. 

Died ill Ilolkmd soni(?\vliei'e l>otween 1785 and 1800. The 
editor places him as son or grandson of one of the Palatines 
who in their flight from persecntion settled in Holland. The 
name Kulnier from which Kilmer comes is distinctly German, 
The records of the New York Holland society do not contain 
the name. The descejidants of Peter Kilmer have a close 
facial resemhlance to the descendants of the Palatine Kilmers, 
and he is placed where hest evidence directs. His widow came 
to this country with her children somewhere about the year 
1800. His father's name was Peter. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

Peter. Born in Holland 1783. Married Ruth Carr 
December 31, 1805. Settled in Pock City Falls, Saratoga 
county, N. Y. tie was a millright, which ti-ade in those pio- 
neering days required more natural ability and greater pluck 
for success than in these days. Died April 23, 1842. 

Simon. All we could learn of him is that he died some- 
where down the river below Albany. One account said he died 
at Bethlehem. 

Nicholas. Died at the age of eighteen yeai's. 

The four daughtei-s manied and settled in the town of 
Betnlehem about five miles down the river from Albany on the 
west side. One married William Clapper, one William Snyder 
and one a Lasher. 



SECOND generation. 

Children of Peter'-, [Peter']. 

Harry. Born August 1, 1809. 

Cyrus. Born July 0, 1811. 

Pamelia. Born July 6, 1812. 

Harlon. Born April 10, 1814. 

Chauncey. Born in Kock City Falls, Saratoga county, 






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PETER KULMER. 97 

N. Y., March 23, 181G. This Httle liamlet he still calls his home 
although his winters are s})eiit at his residence in New York 
city. 

The lad received a fair education at the puhlic school, sup- 
plementing it in later yeai's hy extensive reading and his own 
activity in the great school of aft'airs. His fatlier was a mill- 
wright. The boy learned this art, beginning life poor. He 
was engaged in building saw, grist and })aper mills under con- 
tract for many years. He gave diligent attention to the details 
of every contract and became widely known as a com})etent 
and careful millwright. His thorough experience in building 
for others soon gave liim a knowledge of the ojjcrations of the 
paper mills themselves, which afterwards proved of the greatest 
service. 

In 1840 he was married to a childhood playmate, Miss Mary 
Jane Ashman, a daughter of the late John Ashman. This 
happy union brought them four sons and a daughter. A son 
and the daughter are now living. 

Having saved enough money from his earnings for the pur- 
pose, Mr. Kilmer built a email ])rinting-i)aper mill at liock City 
Falls and began operations January 1, hSi5. This mill was 
burned a short time after its construction, but Mr. Kilmer i)Os- 
sessing native i)luck, rebuilt and went on. In 1852 a new ])ro- 
cess was brought to his notice, whicli aimed at the making of 
printing paper from rye straw. He embarked in the venture, 
and built, in his lower mill, the iirst complete equipment in the 
United States for making printing pajier from straw. Costly 
experiments were necessary, but Mr. Kilmei* persevered. In 
1855, after a long struggle, a quantity of straw ])rinting ])aper 
was produced, whicli was used in one edition of The Sai'atoga 
Whig. It was not perfect in (piality, but, little by little, the 
product was im])roved by Mr. Kilmer until sufficiently i)liable 
for general use by news])apers. 

A contract was then obtained from Moses Y. Beach of the 
New York Sun, whereby that i)rosperous newspai)er agreed to 
take the entire product of the mill. With this powerful custo- 
mer, the success of Mr. Kilmei- was assured, and he has sup- 
plied The Sun Association continuously down to tlie present 



t)8 ill.s'l'OJiY OF TlIK KJl.MEK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

time. Moi"3 tlian $7,(»00,()00 worth of paper has now been 
shipped to The New York Sun and every dollar of it paid for. 

From 1850 to 1857 Mr. Jvihner was interested in five differ- 
ent ])aper mills. They ran continuously day and night, every 
day of tlie year except Sunday. Plis success lias been remark- 
able. ?Ie has met all panics bi'avely and has never passed a 
monthly pay day. 

Although an acknowledged expert, Mr. Kilmer's sti'aw 
paper enterpiise was at lirst regarded as d(jubtful by liis coni- 
X)etitors. Wlien it became a success, these competit(jrs were 
glad to take out licences under the patents used by him. This 
is only one instance out of many, in which hi.s sound judgment 
and unerring foresight have been sti'ongly vindicated. 

In t8(i5 Mr. Ivilmei' bought a controlling interest in the 
Congress and Emi)ire Springs at Saratoga and unitctl them un- 
der a stock company witli $1,OU(»,(»()0 capital. 

In 18G0, Tile American Wood Taper (!o., of l^rovidence, 
R. I., paid him th(> high compliment of making him general 
manager of their whole system, in the manufacture of wood 
\m\\) and ])aper at their mammoth mills in Manayunk, Phila- 
delphia and lioyer's Ford, Pa. 

Mr. Kilmer has invested some of his savings not only in 
Saratoga Springs, but in New York city, Ohicago, New Me.\.ico 
and elsewhere. In these later 3^ears he spends his time largely 
in the oversight of th(!se investments, Th(i maimfacturing 
business is carried on at Rock City Falls and is managed at that 
place entirely. A supc^rintendent is in charge, and acts under 
the daily advice of Mr. Kilmer when the latter is absent from 
the mill. Since writing the above he has disjwsed of his inter- 
est in the mills at Rock City Falls. 

In 1871 he moved to New York city and built a l)eautiful 
house at 9 East 57th street. This is one of the occasional bnjad 
cross-town streets, in the best residence portion of the city and 
is filled with fine dwellings. 

An upright, honorable man, with a spotless record of integ- 
rity and fair dealing, Mr. Kilmer has become one of the most 
valued citizens of this city and state. He is a man of fine pres- 
ence and courteous manners, and is universally esteemed. For 



PE'IMCK KL'LMEK. 99 

many years he has huen a director in Tlie First National Bank 
of Sarat()i;a. At one time was tendered tlie presidency of Ool- 
urahia Bank of New York city wliicli he dechned. His cliarac- 
ter is without a stain. His hfe is an illustration of the possi- 
hilities of tliis free Republic for youni^ men of ambition. 

In adihtion to the above sketch, of which the ^'reater part 
was furnished, the editor lecords that he was the pioneor in tlie 
development of Sarato^-a Springs, as well as the ])ioneer in the 
manufactni-e of straw papei-. He organized thu Congress and 
Empire Spring Company in \SC>o, and was tlie hrst i)resident 
and treasurer. Previous to this he had controlling interest in 
the Empire S]iring, and the company was formed to avoid com- 
petition with the Congress. 

The editor visited Mr. Kilmer, at his palatial home in tlie 
city and at his country seat at Rock City Falls, and foimd him 
very nffable in his manner. He has taken much inteiest in this 
book and is tlie largest financial contributor to its success. 

Ai.MUiA. l^orn January *->, is 19. 

Hakvky. Boi'u August 2:5, tSi>l. A daughter, Miss Cor- 
delia 8., is living at 53 West ^>'\d street, New \'ork city, and a 
son, Charles F., at AVai'nei', Ohio, from whom no response 
cn.me to rec^uest for recoi'ds. Tlu'ee letters were written to the 
son and one to the daughliii'. 

There is a postoftice in Ohio which was named after Harvey 
Kilmer in 18S9. This is Kilmer, Washington county. 

Sahah. Born Septend)er 21, iS'2:). Married Jacob Ciiay 
October 19, 1841. Mr. Gray was a wagon maker, and died 
March 30, 1895. 

Mary. Born March 30, 1S2G. Married John A. Dake 
May 25, 1840. Mr. Dake's business was produce ajid commis- 
sion merchant, 

Mrs. Dake's Church connection wns formerly Protestant 
Episco})al, but now is a Reformed Ei)iscopalian, "which reform 
took i)lace and decision aimounced in her house. No. 11 East 
Fifty-seventh street, New York City, which is and will be i-e- 
corded in all church history of the R. E. C." She and her hus- 
band were two of the prime movers. 



100 HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Charles. Born July 17, 1828. Lives at Rock City Falls, 
N. Y. Was employed for years in his brother's paper mill. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of Harry^ [Peter'', Peters.] 

Palmer. Born August 4, 1832. Married April 17, 1857, 
Adaliza B. Smith. His business is traveling salesman for the 
Church & Dwight Company of New York. He is a member 
of the Congregational Church and a Knight Templar. Uesi- 
dence 37 Alexandrine Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

Alonzo. liesidence Sedon, Chautauqua county, Kansas. 

Adelia. Married Charles Polhnan, M. D. Residence 
Burr Oak, St. Joseph county, Michigan. 

Mrs. F. J. Clute, 903 State street, Schenectady, N. Y. No 
report. 

Harry. Was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, and 
died from injury received or disease contracted there. 



Children of Cliauncey^ [l^cter", Peters. ] 

Ann Augusta. Born Jaimary t», 1841. Mari-ied Fel)ruary 

2, 18G0. 

Clarence Beekman. Born October 7, 1845. Married Oc- 
tober 0, ISOG. Died Mai'cli 24, 1884. 

Eugene. Born July 1, 1850. Died August 19, 1857. 

Frank. Born November 27, 1854. Died November 7, 
18G3. 

Chauncey. Born March 11, 18U0. 



Children of HarveyHBeter", Peter^ J 

CORDELIxV S. 

Charles F. 

Children of Sarah^ [Peter"-, PeteriJ ^^^^[ j.^^,q\) Gray. 
Harlow K. Gray was born March 20, 184G. Died Decem- 
ber 2, 1848. 



PETER KULMER. 101 

John A. Gray was born December 23, 1850. Died March 
15, 1883. 

Ruth K. Gray was born March 6, 1852. Died January 2, 

1861. 

Chauncey Eugene Gray was born June 15, 1857. Married 
Laura M. King December 23, 1880. For years book-keeper at 
his uncle Chauncey's mills. 

Harry K. Gray was born October 27, 1861. 



Children of Mary^ [Peter^ Peter^] 

John C. Dake was born at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., De- 
cember 10, 1848. 

Mary H. Dake was born at Saratoga Si)rings, October 3, 
1851. 

Florence May Dake was born in New York, May 13, 18G2. 
She is the only one living, and is now Mrs, Joseph G. Mattison, 
463 West 11 7th street. New York City. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of Palmer"* [Harry ^, Peter", Peteri.] 
Warren Spencer. Is merchandizing in Chicago. 
George Reeu. Traveling salesman for the Church and 
Dwight Company, New York. Is a Knight of Pythias. 



DAVID KILMER. 

Born ill Bethleliem, N. Y., August 1, 1809. He said he 
was a cousin of Chauncey^ that his i'atlier's name was David 
and his father was a brother of Chauncey's father, whose name 
was Peter. The records give us three sons of Peter, who died 
in Holland, namely : Petei', Simon, and Nicholas. If there 
was a David in the family the name was lost in the tradition 
preserved by diauncey. The name of Snnon could have been 
David Simon or Simon David. Nicholas died at eighteen, and 
probably did not marry. Simon probably married and had 
issue, concerning which nothing is known in finite record yet 
discovered. He died at Bethlehem, and David was born at the 
same place. This is some evidence tluit the families were 
closely connected. 

The matter, therefore, will of necessity rest here by these 
statements, awaiting the revelation by the infinite records un- 
der the new theocracy. 

When David was fourteen years old he went to New York 
City and worked fo]- his brother Jeremiah as a[)prentice to the 
shoemaker's trade. He remained with his brother until he 
opened for himself a boot and shoe store on First avenue. 
Later he removed his store to PJ2 Third avenue, and retired 
from business in 18GS. At one time he was collector of taxes. 

An attendant of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and gen- 
erous contributor to its support but not a membei-, and an at- 
tentive student of the Bible. 

He is remembei'cd as one who was very helpful to the 
needy. 

He married Adelia Emiline Moore of New York City, No- 
vember 28, 18;'.2. 

Their children were : William, boi-n September 11, 1833, 
died June li), 1881 ; Emiline, born January 2'J, 1840, died June 
5, 1888 ; David, Jr., born Sei)tember Y, 1844, died July 2, 1875. 
David, Jr., was a corporal in Company B, Fifth Kegiment 
Heavy Artillery. 

Mr. Kilmer died December 13, 1893. 



DAVID Ki l:\ikr. 103 

May, daugliter of David, Jr., is the only gi-and-danglitcr of 
David living. The compiler found her at the late residence of 
her grandfather, No. 331 East Twenty-fifth street. Since that 
time she married M. Edwaid Keefo. The event took place 
Decemher 23, 1S1)G. She was educated h}^ her grandfather, and 
is a young woman of culture ;uid refinement. 



JOHN KULMER. 

A son or grandson of a refugee from the Palatinate, and a 
brother of Peter^, who died in Holland. He came to this coun- 
try about 1880, and settled in Betlileliem, N. Y. Married Catha- 
rine Le Reaux, which event probably took place after his ar- 
rival here. 



FIRST FENERATION. 



George. Born 1775. Married Christina Ostrander, daugh- 
ter of John Ostrander and Maria Van Deusen. They were mar- 
ried at Greenbush, N. Y., early in the yeai- 1795. Died 1845. 
His wife in ISOG. 



SECOND (FENERATION. 



Children of George- [John^] 

Catharine. Born in Bloomingrove, N. Y., January 1, 
1797. Married Joel Squier. Died June 28, 1833. 

Maria. Born October 11, 1802. Married Joel Squier. Died 
June 10, 1886. 

Hannah. Born January 22, 1804. Died October 17, 1836. 
Unmarried. 

John B. Born September 24, 1807. Died in Terre Haute, 
Indiana. Married and had several children. 

Harriet. Born January, 1814, at the old Kilmer home- 
stead, in Bethlehem, N. Y. Married Rev. Alvin Kobbins, 
of Albany County, N. Y. Died in Osseo, Micliigan, August 
29, 1878. 



third GENERATION. 



Children of Catharine^ [George^, John*] and Joel Squier. 
Frances Ashbury Squier. 

Ephraim George Squier, L.L.D. Born in Bethlehem June 
17, 1821. In youth he was a school teacher and an engineer. 








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JOHN KULMER. 105 

At the early age of nineteen he became editor of TJie Mechanic, 
pubhshed in Albany. The selection of one so young for this 
responsible position attests much for liis abilities. In IS'iS he 
became editor of the Hartford Journal, and later of the Sciota 
Gazette, in Ohio. Here his attentiou was attracted to the 
antiquities of the Sciota Valley, which he investigated, and 
afterward similar mouumoiits through the Mississippi Valley, 
an account of wliich was pul^lished in 1848, forming the first 
volume of the Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. He 
made also explorations in New York and Connecticut, and 
when appointed Charge de Affairs to Guatemala and the otlier 
states of Central America he used his official position as a means 
of making extensive geographical archaeological exploi'ations in 
these interesting regions. 

Visiting Europe in 1851 he was honored witli the gold medal 
of the French Geographical Society, and made member of other 
societies of learm'ng. 

In 1853 lie surveyed a i-ailroad route through Honduras, 
and drew up the treaty l)etween that country and England for 
the retrocession of the Bay Island. 

In 1803 he was sent to Peru by President Lincoln as com- 
missioner to settle outstanding claims between the two countries. 
Princeton College conferred on him the honorary title L.L.D. 
Died in Brooklyn, New York, in March, 18S8. Among his 
published works are : . 

Nicaraugua. 

The Serpent Symbol. 

Notes in Central America. 

Waikna ; oi', Adventures on the Mosquito Shore. 

Question Anglo-American. 

States of Central America. 

Honduras Survey. 

Tropical Fibers. 

Honduras. 

Peru. 

Children of Maria^ [George^, John^] and Joel Squier. 
Charles Wesley Squier. Born in Schroon, Essex County, 



106 HISTOKY OF THE KILMEli FAMILY IN AM15RICA. 

N. Y., June IS, 1830. He was educated as a civil engineer and 
was in Central America. lieturned home at the breaking 
out of the Rebellion, 18()], and joined the 5th Excelsior Brigade, 
under General Sickles. He went out as second lieutenant, was 
promoted to captain and was on the stall' of CJeneral Berry. 
Served at Yorktown, Williamsbuig, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, 
Fredeiickshurg, Bristow Station and Oliancellorsville. He dis- 
tinguished himself for bravery at the battle of Williamsbui'g, 
for which he was i)ronK)ted to ca])tain. 

Died in New York city, December 9, 1809, from injuries 
received on the Erie Railroad, while in the vigor of manhood 
and no ordiniiry promise for tlie future by his acknowledged 
abilities. 

Frank Squier. Born in Charlton, Saratoga County, N. Y., 
April 14, 1840. In 1804 he went to New York city and became 
connected with the paper trade, and is now a member of the 
firm of Perkins, Goodwin and Company, 00 and 08 Duane street. 

In 1893 he was appointed, by Mayor Schieien, Commissioner 
of Parks for the City of Brooklyn. The many improvements to 
this beautiful resort during his administration, in additions, 
artistic designs and decorations are monuments to his energy, 
fidelity and ability. 

Resides at 32 Ninth Avenue Brooklyn, 

He married Estella T. H. Marshall, November 19, 1807, who 
died in January, 1893. 



Children of Harriet=^ |George = , John^] and Rev. A.lvin 
Robbins. 

Rev. Benson C. Robbins. Born June 20, 1848, in Syracuse, 
N. Y., in which city his falher was then a pastor (.f one of the 
M. E. Churches. Rev. Alvin Robbins was a member of the 
Black River and Troy Conferences for forty yeai's. 

Benson was educated at the Jonesville Academy, Wash- 
ington County, N. Y., and the Fort Edward Institute. 

At the age of 10, in the spring of 18(;4, he enlisted for three 
years in Company E, 2nd New York Cavalry, and sei'ved until 
the close of the war. Was wounded and othei-wise disabled in 




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JOHN KULMEli. lOT 

the line of active service, and lias In^en placed by the United 
States Bureau of Pensions upon the i)ensiun rolls for said 
disability. 

Was ordained an elder by the Wesleyan Conference at 
Spring Arbor, Michigan, in J 883, and has been evangelist and 
pastor in that state twenty-one yeai's. At this wi-iting, he is 
serving his third year as pastor of tiie First Congregational 
Church of Crystal, Mich. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of Frank Squier'* [Maria% George-, John^ | 
Florence A. Squier. 
Edith E. Squier. 
Frank Squier, Jr. 

Children of Rev. Benson C. Robbins* [Harriet^ George-, 
John'.] 

Mary A. Robbins, now in her fourteenth year. 



NICHOLAS KULMER. 

Born about 1750. Tradition says his father came from 
Holland. Mariied Katrina Hess. 

FIKST GENERATION. 

Eijzabp:th. Baptized June G, 1773. 
Davjd. Baptized 17sl. 

Peter P. Baptized 1783. Mari-ied Margaret Bathrick. Died 
about 1S37. 



SECOND GENERATION. 



Children of Peter P. " [ Nicholas ^] 

Nicholas. 

Lydia. Born December 25, 1796. Married James Brown 
November 12, ISIO. Their church i-elation was Methodist Epis- 
copal. 

Christina. Baptized 1802. Married Isaac Oakley. Died 
1873. 

Henry P; Baptized 1804. 

Jacob. Baptized 1806. 

Jonas. Baptized 1808. 

Jeremiah. 

Peter P. 

Harry P. Born July 18, 1817. Married Phillips. 

William I. Born in Ancram, Columbia county, N. Y., 
August 15, 1810. His life business has been farming, in which 
he lias been successful. The compiler called at his home in 
Kinderhook, for a few minutes, in the summer of 1895. He 
has a farm of 250 acres, which he had occupied up to that time, 
twenty-eight years. There are many excellent farms in Co- 
lumbia county, but we venture to say that there are none bet- 
ter than his or kept in better condition. Its value was placed 
at $30,000. We found Mr. Kilmer also a man living in sincere 
Christian faith. 



NICHOLAS KULMER. 109 

John P. Bom October S, 1^S21. Married Sarah Caroline 
Duntze September 19, 1816. They have been members of the 
M. E. Church sixty years. 

Abraham, Baptized 1824. 



THHID GENERATION. 



Cliildren of Lydia=* [Peter P.-, Nicholas^] and James 
Brown. 

Lucinda Brown was born February 17, 1S20. 

James M. Brown was born February 24, 1822. 

Gilbert Brown was born October JO, 1823. 

Lewis M. Bi'own was born September 23, 1825. 

Josiah Brown was born November 10, J 827. 

Henry Brown was born November 19, 1831. Was a Baptist 
clergyman. 

Mary Brown was born November 26, 1829. 

Frances Brown was born January 13, 1834. Married 
Samuel Smitli. 

Phebe Brown was born February 13, 1830. 

Eli Brown was born November 10, 1838. 

Mary Ann Brown was born September 13, 1841. Married 
J. D. Giddings. 

George W. Brown was born April 13, 1843. Married ]\Lary 
Elizabeth Brenton, September 19, 1872. Is chief-of -police in 
Pittston, Pa. Resides 315 liace street. 

Lydia Brown was born March 31, 1845. 

Diana Brown was born January 21, 1848. Married Tru- 
man Akerly. 

All but one of the fourteen children of Lydia Kihner Bi'own 
grew up to be heads of families. 



Children of Christina^ [Peter-, Nicholas^] and Isaac Oakley. 
Jacob Oakley was born in January, 1824, 
John Oakley was born March 10, 1825. 



110 HISTORY OV THR KILMKK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Jane Oakley was born August G, 182(1. Married Oliver 
Lepp, September 11, 184^2. 

Abraham Oakley was born November 18, 1827. 

Margaret A. Oakley was horn June 24, 1820. 

Jeremiah Oakley. 

Hiram OakIe3^ 

Henry G. Oakley. 

Sidney Oakley. 

Isaac Oakley. 

Children of Henry r.=^ [Peter P. 2, Nicliolas'.J 
William. Eesidence, Jackson Cornei's, N. Y. 
(/ornelius. Residence, Jackson C\)rncrs, N. Y. 



Children of Jonas'' Peter-, Nicholas^. | 

'fiiLODORK. Is nuiri'ied ; supposed to be in Kansas, but 
could not he found. 

Jill )( JAR Hari^ant). Born October 12, 1831). Was corporal 
in the C'Jth Regiment Illinois Vol. Inf. Graduated in Bryant ik 
Stratton's business college in Chicago, and was teacher in St. 
Paul business college two yeai-s. Afterward graduated in the 
regular literary coarse in Wheaton college, Illinois. Since then 
has been teaching. He is now princioal of graded schools at 
Bangair, N. Y. 

July 14, 1800, he mairied Sara E. Sackett. His church con- 
nection is Congregational. 

Adeline E. Born June 1, i8;5(i, in l^uzerne coimty. Pa. 
Married Charles \^. Bagley of Brooklyn, I'a., April 0, ISnS. 
They moved to Geneva, Illinois, in 1858, and in 1800 to St. 
Charles, where they resided until death broke the home. Mrs. 
Bagley died June 3, 1800, 

PiiEBE. Widow of Betluiel Perry. Is living with some of 
her children. Location unknown to compiler. 



Children of Peter P.^ [Peter P.-, Nicholas^. 
John, Resides at Jackson Corjiers. 



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NICHOLAS KULMER. 112 

Mary. Married Miles Simmons. Resides in Millerton, N.Y. 
Sally Ann. Married Kan AVooden. Eesides in IMilleiton, 
N. Y. 

ROBKRT. Resides at l^ull's Head, N. Y. 
Andrkw. Resides at Bull's Head, N. Y. 
Theodore. Resides at Giiilderland, N. Y. 
Martha. Married J. Jackson. Pine Plains, N. Y. 



Children of Harry P.'^ [Peter P.-, Nicliolasi. | 

MAii(iARET. Boiii March i>2, 1837. Married Joseph Neat. 
Died Api'il II, 1S89. 

CA'rHARiNE. Born October 15, 1839, Died when a child. 

Mh.ton L. Born May 10, 1811. Enlisted in the army 
vslion the war connnenced, and after service of about two years 
v.'iis i)rostrated by disease and died in hospital. 

Sarail Born January i^u, ]s4;i jManied Peter J. Near 
l)( i:end)er ^5, 18(;(i. Membei- of M(;thodist E[)isc(»]);il Church. 

Mahy K. Born November 30, ISi-i. Maii-ied f.. R. Finger. 
pL^^idcs at Milan, N. Y. 

Ang KLINE. Died younj^,-. 

Alexandkr. P)orn May 10, 1817. Died in Febiuary, 1844. 

Isaac:. Born July 4, 1849. A carpenter and builder, and 
Kjriides at East Nassau, N. Y. Married Mary J. Pliilhps, De- 
cember !:21, l.s70. Mr. Kilmer is a spiritualist and holds as his 
motto '' Be good and do good." 

Albert. Born June 19,1851. Resides at Jackson Corners. 

Wh.ll\m. Born March 15, 1853. Died when a child. 

Amanda J. Born March IS, 1855. Married Oliver Coons. 
Iiesides at Klizaville, N. Y. 



Children of William I.^ [Peter P.", Nicholas^] 
Alfred C. Born July 21, 1845. 
William H. Born April 4, 1848. 

These two sons live at Kinderhook, and learned the trade 
of good farming of their father. 



112 HISTORY OP THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children of John P.^ [Peter P.", Nicholas^] 

EosETTA. Born September 25, 1847. 

Mary. Born September 20, 1858. Died when young. 



Children of Abraham^ [Peter P. 2, Nicholas^.] 

Julia. Married John Wooden. Millerton, N. Y. 

Mary. Died a yonng woman. 

Erv^ette. Married Biyaiit Sigler. Ancram, N. Y. 

John. Killed jumping from a train. 

Ebenezer. West Taghkanick, N. Y. 

Sara M. Married Abram Sigler. Ancram, N. Y. 

Marilla. Married (J. Garrison. Ancram, N. Y. 

Rosetta. Manied D. Kilmer. 

Ida. Mai-ried William Smith. 



FOURTH generation. 

Children of Adaline E.* [Jonas^ Peter P.-, Nicholas^J and 
Charles V. Bagley. 

Fannie Bagley married Charles H. Spaulding. Residence 
Appleton^ Niagara county, N. Y. 

Luther S. Bagley. 51 North View street, Aurora, Ills. 

William Richardson Bagley was born January 15, 187o. 
Is now pursuing a literary and medical course in Micliigun Uni- 
versity, and will graduate with tlie class of '08. He writes that 
he would have graduated two years ago, but his mother's long 
illness and other matters [)i'evented ; also v/iites a sentence 
most worthy of record : "As for myself, I think about the 
best thing I can say is, that I am trying to bo a credit to my 
mother and my God." 

Children of Alfred* [William I.^ Peter P.-, etc.] 
Ida. Born January 17, 18»;9. 
Charles W. Bom November 1(1, 1870. 
Anna E. Born October 23, 1874. 
William I. Born December 23, 1878. 
Edward E. Born May 1, 1885. 



NICHOLAS KULMEK. 113 

Children of Sarali C* [Harry P.^ Peter P.^ etc.] and 
Peter J. Near. 

Henry C. Near. Born September 25, 1861. Dealer in 
watches and jewelry, Jackson Ournei's, N. Y. 

Harry P. Near. Born May 30, 1S75. Jackson Corners, 
N. Y. 

Children of William H.^ [William J.^ Peter P.-, Nicholas^] 
Fhederick M. Born October 27, 1880. 



JACOB KULMER. 

Born about 1740. Tradition says he came to America from 
Germany. Married Anna Maria Hoysradt, daughter of Hein- 
rich Hoysradt, who came fi'oni Germany in 1710. Jacob died 
about lS-28. 

FU^ST CiKNEl{AT10N. 

John I. Born 17715, at Milan, N. Y. Married Miss Eleanor 
Millei'. Married Mrs. Kate Delnoy, a sister of his tii'st wife. 
Died in Hyde Park, Pa., hSll). 

Jacob. Married Margaiet Coons. 

Hannah. Baptized October 1, 1780. Married John Pronper. 

Maria. Baptized November 17, 17s8. 

Gh^RTRUDi::. Ba])tized Febiiiary 21. 1781. 

Harry. 

Adam. 

(UiARiTY. Married A. Dvke. 



SKCOND GENERA'JMON. 

Children of John 1.- j Jacob'] and Eleanor ]\liller. 

Maria. Married Cyrenus Wilbur. 

Tobias. 

Jacob. 

John. Born 1802. Died near Marseilles, Illinois, in April, 
1891. 

Jamks. Born in Calatin, Columbia county, N. Y., August 
15, 1805. 

At the age of twenty-three he went to Hyde Park, Pa., and 
was one of the })ioneer settlers of that region. At that time 
the city of Scranton was a little handet with about a score of 
inhabitants, and called Slocum Hollow. Coal then was at least 
worth the digging from the beds that outcj'0]»ped near the 
surface. The bed of the Lackawanna was considered public 
property as late as the year 1844. He told of prying out in the 
fall of this year enough coal from the bed of the river, above 
the present Lackawanna Avenue Bridge, to last through the 




A 



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JAMES KILMER. 



JACOB KULMKK. 1 1 5 

winter. Coal was then used in large fireplace grates. The 
winter of 1839 was very severe and there was a coal famine in 
New York city. There were no railroads in those days and 
v/ater navigation was closed. ]\Ir. Kilmer and a neighbor made 
a bargain with a Providence (then Razorville) merchant to bring 
him dry goods from New ^'oi-k for ten shillings per hnndrcd. 
Each loaded his sled with a ton of coal and started Joi' tlit; city, 
a distance of al>out one hniidred and twenty-five miles. Tliey 
went by way of Stroudsbui'g, were feriied across the Delaware 
at Water Gap, arrived in New York in a luiil storm, and sold 
ihcii- coal for ^V,] [)er ton, I'etnrning with tiie di'y goods. The 
tnp of seven days amounted to i^3L^ — TiO cents for each. Later 
li(? made another trip to New York, not as profitable, but havin<'- 
an intei'esting incident coimected with it. "Joe" Oriifin of 
Hyde I*ar1v, a somewhat eccentric gentleman, captured some 
«.\''ld turkeys, bred tiiem, and one year as Christmas drew iiear 
found lie had one hundred turkeys fit foi' the New Yoi'k city 
market. *' Uncle Joe," as he was called, conceived tliat lie 
could drive the turkeys, and one day astonisiied the villagers 
bv diiving the entire lot ui) tlie main street on tiie way to New 
Yiuk. At Bucktowu a dog frightened the flock and thev flew 
m every diiection. With the helj) of a score of men and boys 
iiKy were nearly all caught and necks wrung. Mr. Clriftin then 
l.ued Mr. Kilmer, at ten shillings per day, to take him and 
p>udtry to New York. Mr. (iritfin received ^2.50 each for lu's 
tuikeys, witli the exception of two male birds, for wliich he 
received $5 each. 

In 1833 Mr. Kilmei' purchased eighty acres of land, and 
soon after added twenty-live acres to liis hist purchase. Heie 
on this tract he worked from daylight until daik, summer and 
winter, and built a house yet remaining. Jle lived on this farm 
twenty years and tlien sold it. Tins was in 1853, and even land 
with coal under was considered of but little more value than 
laud without coal. He had i)urchased a farm of two hundred 
acies near Janesville, Wis. It was his int(^ntion to reserve 
tlnee acres in the sale contract of the Hyde Park fai-m, to make 
a iiome. for his remaining days if for any cause he should not 
riettle in tlie West, but through neglect the reservation clause 



IIG HISTORY OF THK KlI.:MKlt IWIMITA' IN AIMKKK.'A. 

was omitted from tlie i)apers. Ami then in order to secure 
these thiee acres, he gave tlie coal \u\i\ov tlie whole [)la(:e. 
Thus, without his kiiowlcdi;^! at the time, allowing an immense 
fortune to pass through his hands. 

In IS'JC. Ml-. Kilmer married his first wife, Miss Catharine 
Snyder, who died in is;'.s. In ls;li) he married Miss Hcden 
Knickei-hockei-, a descendaid- of the New York State Knicker- 
bockers. 

The golden w^ed(hng was celehi'ated Si'ptiMnlx'r 14th, issi), 
at their home in Janesvillt.', \Vis. There were present on that 
occasion twenty gtandchildrcMi and thii'ty-two great-grand- 
children. To the day of his death, July '2:'>, IS'.);',, at which time 
he was eighty-inne, Mr. Kilmer's eyesight was good, his mouth 
well filled with natural teeth, and his thick black locks scarcely 
touched with silver. 

Alvin. Born, 1807. Marri(>d Helen Berger. 

Petkk Benjamin. Boin, 1813. Married Ehza Snyder. Died 
June 21), 1887. 

Henry. 

tiiikm) (feneration. 
Children of Tobias^ IJohn 1. = , Jacobs] 
James H. Born about 18;U. Died in Novembei-, 1831. 
John. 

Childi'en of John^ [John 1.^, Jacobi.] 
Mrs. J. A. Wilsey, Milford, Nebraska. 
Mrs. Kate Wilsey, Mai'seilles, Ills. 
Mrs. John Mille]-, Marseilles, Ills. 
Egbj<:rt, Marseilles, Ills. 
Henry. Marseilles, Ills. 
Thomas, Veiona, Ills. 

Children of Alvin^ [John I.", Jacobs J 

Leroy. 

Thomas. Born June 13, 1S31. One of the first students in 
Claverack Seiuinary. Deputy Sheriff nine years. November 
1, 1856, married Lucretia Stickle. Kesidence, Hudson, N. Y. 



JACOB KrL:\IKH. 117 

Children of Jaiiies^ IJoliii I.-, Jacob' |aii(l Catliaiine Snyder. 

Cathaf^ine Maria, l^oin in ( iallaliii, N. Y., Felti nary 12, 
j^LlT. Mari'ied Jos(^[)h Cli-iftin. 

John. Born Jannary li', is;', l. 

Mary Jane. l-Joiii Novcmher iii», 1S;>2. Married Lyman 
H. Miller. 

ELiONOii. Boiii Octobci -1, ls:)4. Married Adam Griffin, 
lu'-ides at S[)enrer. Iowa. 

( Mnldren of Jame.s-\ and I£elen Knickerboekor. 

Harriet (k)RNELiA. B(»rn in ilyde Bark, I)ecem])er 2, 1S4]. 
Ab.i-ried Krank \V. Mott. Residciux^ 204 i\oi-lb llyd.; Bark 
Awnne, Scraiiton, l?a. 



( 'biUJren oi" Betcr Beiijannn ' |-John L'-, Jacob'. J 

John. Born, ls;^,o. 

Orieein. lu)riK ls;',4. Died, Ai)ril 2(i, 1>0l>. 

WiEEiAM, J'.orii, ls;;(;. Died, 1>77. 

J. ]\IjeT()N. Born, ls;;(l. lu'sidence, Y^)rkybire, la. 

Alvin. Boi-n Noveiidjcr no, i>|o. Died at Ancram, N. Y., 
All -list 8, IS'.Mi. 

Alexander. Born Jnly 4, 1S42. Resides, Johnstown, N. Y. 

Robert M. Born in (hdlatin, N. Y., Decend)er 7, 1S44. 
-Mai'ried Martha E. Bivwstei', Deceiid)er 7, l.s74. I:>nsines8, 
luiek mannfactnrer. Church (dinieilion is Ba])tist. Has a. 
iiiditary i-ecord of tln'ee years and two months as iioiicommis- 
^i^iied officer in C<jm[)any 11, Hist hV'^t. ^'. V. V(j1s. Member 
oL (K A, R. 

Susan A. ]ioin December 1, 1S4('.. Married Kdwaid 
Sharpe, Decend)er s, isc.C. Residf'iice, \';dati, N. Y. 

Helen C. Born Novembei- 2, 1S4S. Mai-iied Tlieodore 
J\i|;p, December 2, 1S(h;. Mai-i-ied Jerome \Vhite. Resides, 
Konsha, Wis. 

EzEK. Born Sei)tend)er 11, 1850. Died, 1801. 

Isaac. Born Se|)tember 11, 185i>. 

Hakvey. Boiii July 28, 1852, in Galatin, N. Y. December 
2.V lyuo, married Anna Fear. Business, kneestacker. Church 



118 HISTORY OF THE KH.IMER FAMH.Y IN AMERICA. 

connection, Dutcli Reformed. ] besides. No. 10 Charles sti'eet, 
Johnstown, N. Y. 

P]TTA. Born Noveniher, 1S54, at Galatin, N. Y. December 
4, 1872, mairiecl (Teoiji,e K. Raxtei-. Belon<>s to Metliodist Epis- 
copal Church. Mr. Baxter is a farmer and belongs to the Odd 
Fellows. Resides, Winnebago (Uty, Wis. 

Hattie. Born Decendjer 2.1, bs5(;. IMarried Henry E. 
Hotaling, June 21, ls7;5. Has been a member of the Methodist 
E])iscoi)al C/hnrch foi' twenty-thn.'e years. Mi-. Hotaling is ])i()- 
prietor of the Excelsioj- loakery at Philmont, N. Y. 

Sarah Lee. Born June 25, l^.ls. Difd December 8('), ls,")8. 

Charles J. Born SepttMnber t;, isr»(). Resides, Afton,A\'is. 

EOUirril (lENEliATION. 

Children of Catharine^ | James'*, John 1.-, Jacob^ | and 
Joseph Griflin. 

Mary (Iriilin. Married Albion P. Martin. 

Jane (Irifliii. Maii'ied Withington. 

Emily (JriHin. Widow of Sanuiel F. Stump. 

Addie Griflin. .Married J. T. Spoon. They reside in Janes- 
ville. Wis. 

Hattie Crriffin. Married Benjamin Blanchard. Reside, 
Janesville, Wis. 

Josephine Griffin. Married C-. H. Antisdell. Reside, Afton, 
Wis. 

Charles Griffin. Afton, Wis. 

EttaGiiftin. Married George S. Otis. Afton, Wis. 

Benjamin (friflin. Janosville. Wis. 

Kitty Giittin, Janesville, Wis. 

Children of Harriet C. ' [James^ John-, Jacob' [and Frank 
W. Mott. 

Carrie A. Mott was born March 23. ISOO. Mariied Charles 
H. Van Storch, attoi-ney, February 5, ISDo. 

Fraiikie Mott was born Apiil 24, ls7u. Died August 
o, 1887. 

Helen A. Mott was born December 25, 1874. 



JACOB KULMEIt. 119 

Children of Robert M.^ [Peter Benjamin , John-, Jacobs ] 
CoRTLANDT Q. Born April 18, 1870. 
Pearl M. Born Jnly 1, 1877. 
Florence. Born Auf;iist ll», 1882. 
Robert L. Born Marcli lo, 18S7. 



Children of Etta' [Peter B. ', etc.] 
George J. IJorn September lo, 1875. 



Children of Hattie* [Peter B.^ etc. J and H. E. Hotaling. 
Edward B. Hotaling was born April 5, 1877. 
Mary E. Hotaling was born April 24, 1888. 



Children of Thomas-' [Alviii^ John I.-, Jacobs] 
Charles R. Born Janaaiy 27, 1858. 
Homer B. Boi-n Augnst. 1872. 



WILLIAM KILMER. 

]\l;inied Catluirino Ballulck. His fatliur's iiaiiio was 
William. 

I'JIfST (;K-N' I-: RATION. 

Za("J[auiaii. Died at Kiiii;st(>n, AA^is., leaving- many <le- 
sceiidaiits, concerning wlioni nolhing is known Lo the compiler. 

Wx\LTKU \V. Dead. 

Lkwih. Annondale. Duchess comity, N. Y. No I'eport. 

IJiA AV. l^)Orii Deci'inher "jIo, IS1l\ near Jack'son ('orners, 
town of Milan, Dnchess comity, N. Y. He married Catharine 
E. Jvowe, daughter oi" David Howe, ol" the town of Livingston, 
June 23, jyoO. J5oth wei'e menihers of the Uel'ormed Church at 
Nassau. His business was farming. 

Er,i. Is a hai'd-working and prosperous farmer at Jackson 
Corners, N. Y. The e(h1or judges, hy his corresptmdence, tliat 
he is one of the sturdy Kihners. He married Margaret Snyder, 
Beptemher IT), lS51. 

lioi'.KR'J'. Died at l^ivingstoii, Columbia connt}^ N. Y., 
May 2S, 18!) 7. 

Magdalena. Left no descendants. 

LuciNDA. Mrs. Lucinda Fing(n-, Jackson Corners. 

Dkbohah. Widow of Wilham Moon, Jackson Corners, 
N. Y. 

RiiODA. Mai-ried l;ink. Died at Yakitie, N. Y. 

Phkbk. .Mari'ied Henry Lahnatier. Died atCalatin, N. Y. 

SJa'ONO (JENEKATION. 

Children of AValter W. ' 1 William-, William'.] 
Eli. Rhinebeck, N. Y. 
Kussell AY. Hudson, N. Y. 



Children of Ira W.^ [ VYilliam-, AYilliami. | 

David W. Born in Nassau, N. Y., April 12, 1838. Has 
been a teacher in the public schools in Rensselaer and Columbia 
counties since 1805, continuously, and at pi'esent is engaged in 




DAVID W. KILMER. 



\V1LL1A:\I KlLMKIi. 1 Li 1 

li;e work in Lebanon Springs, N. Y. ITas a small farm at 
East Nassna, N. Y., wliicli is his icsidence. Was a jiistico of 
till' peace in said town fi'om iss-j! [n isiio. Is a member of 
(iiatitnde lodi:,'e, No. 074, 1*\ and A. M . ; also of [A'banun lod,^e, 
r^i). 13, It. A. M. Js a memlter (if tlic lu'foi'mcd I'lmrch at 
Nassau. Jannary !'.•, ls7(i, be mariii'd l^'Ji/a. J. 1 )iisfMbery, (,)f 
Nassna, who died Auj^usl 22, issi'. Jiimiary Itl, Is-^l, mariied 
Liu'y F. Cady, of Canaan, X. V. Air. Kilmer has nearly reached 
three-score yeais. His j^ictnrc tells us thai he is well presei-ved, 
and slionld the providene(_' oi' ( iu(l take hhn lo fenr score, he 
app(^ars e(|nal to the aMainment in his life of half a centnry of 
n-rcful labor. 

Ohaklks. l)Oi'n AnL;nst r.>, IS-II. A carpent<-r and bnilder 
iji New York ( 'ity. 

GK(na;K fl. Horn Jnl\' hi. is|.".. hied f'ebrnai-y ;'•, 1^74. 

Nelson II. IJorn Septendtei' s, isijl, at Nassau. N. Y. 
Jni}e8, 1888, married Alaiy .lane lleale. Is an ari-hitect and 
lanlder at ()c<';in (Jiova- New Jersey, and proprietor of the 
.ilaslva House liis church comiection is Methodist Fpisc-opal, 
and in seci'et societies. Masonic, Krn^hts of Pythias and ij('gion 
n( the Red Gross. 

J h: ANNETTE. Kom January 18, 1851. Alari'ied TVFomoe Bnr- 
diok. Residence, Brainard, Rensselaer comity, N. Y. 

Martha F. Boi'U Decendiei- IJ, 185;). Died June 12, 1875. 

Children of Eli^ [William-, WilliamC | 
UiilJAll. Bi)in November 2n, ls5'_'. 

OsBOKNE. Boi-n October !», lsr.2. Salesman and clerk in 
the cloak dejiartment of Church and (Company, Troy, N. Y. 

THIKl) <;ENEUATI()\. 

Children of David W.^ [Ira W.-', William'-, William'.] 
Clarence A. Born July 2-2, 187:;. lias been a teacher of 
one of tlie [)ublic schools in Nassau, N. Y., for the last live years. 
Melville F. Born February s. 1878. 
Mahion F. Born February s, 1878. Died Jnly 4, 1871). 
Flossie M. Born August 15, 1888. Died Fehrnary 1, 1893. 



122 ursTOiiY OF THE kilmi<:r fa.mily in amekica. 

Children of Georj^e E.' |li'a W.\ etc. J 

Makv K. Died in 1874, a1)ont one month after her fatlior's 
death. 

George E. Is a teacher in one of the i)uhhc scliools at 
Sand Lake Kensselaer county, N. Y. 

The descendants of Ira W. a|»i)ear to be well represented in 
the noble army of edncatois. 




WILLIAM E KILMER. 



DANIEL T. KILMER. 

Bom ill Duchess county, N. Y. Son Thomas, who had 
also sons naincHl, Pliilip, Thomas, John and Henry, concerning 
whom nothing is known. 

FlItST GENEliA'l'ION. 

James Heniiv. Born at Clavei-ack, N. Y., Juno 11, lSi>li. 
Married Margaret living in July, 1850. Enlisted in Company 
1, 4:7th N. Y. Infantry, Octoher, 1S()3, and was dischaiged in 
New York City June, ISiiTj. He participated in engagements 
at Maiden. Florida, and in the assaults hefore Richmond in the 
campaign of ls()4; was taken piisoiier at (V>ld Harhor, Va., in 
June, 18(U, and incarcerated in i.ihby l^-ison, at liichmond, 
heven days, then removed t(» Andersonville, (ra., ami released 
therefrom in April, ISOo. Is now an inmate of the Soldiers' 
Home at Bath, N. Y. 

Thomas. Born, 1S!>L>, at Claverack, N. Y. In 1876 married 
aMiss Cornelia E. Best. Chinch connection, Methodist Epis- 
copal. Business is farming. 

Jacob. Married Mary Han-is, Ai)iil 15, 1847. Died in 
Andersonville Prison during the War of the Itehellion. 

Robert. 

Sarah Frances. 

Maria. 

Catharine. 

Eliza. 

second oen eration. 

Children of Thomas^ [Daniel T.-, Thomas'. J 

Cornelia M. Born, 1878. 

George H. Born, 188o. 

Sarah F. Born, 1882. 

Esther R. Born. 1884. 



Children of Jacob^ [Daniel T.-, Thomas'.] ' 

William E. Born in Claverack, N. Y., March 2, 1848. 



124 



IIISTOUV OF 'niK Kll MKi: J-'.\.M1I.V IN AMKUK'A. 



Married Sarali Wilkin, of (ircciiport, N. Y., December 24, IS()8. 
The cereinoiiy was jx-i tuniie(| hy lu'v. i>. b\ Adams at li» Fifth 
street, Brooklyn, N. V. 

Vov the [»ast ei<j,Iit ycai-s he h;is been assistaid. supei'iii- 
teiidfiit of th(^ Hudson (hsliict of \\\c. Pi'udcnfial liisiiiaiice 
Company of Amei'iea. Is a mend)er of the l^'iisf Al. 1^^. (Jhnreh 
in Hudson, flis fellow nicmhers have? hoiiorod hmi with the 
oftiees of slcwai'd, hnsicc, classdculcr and Sunday School 
su[)erinteudt'nt. 

iMend)or o)^ l.indenwall hxl-c, No. IPJ, 1. (). 0. F. ; Hudson 
lod<;t', No. »'ii:>, I. (). (J. '\\: Hudson City lod.^e, 1221, Ivoy-d 
Arcanum ; also a mcudter of the .Xcw \"ork State ( i rand Lo(1l;('S 
of Odd Fellows and llio (Jood Templars. 

HK.NK'iK'rTA. l>oiii Dt'ceuiher ."., I s,',;). Married Selali \'an 
Deiiseii, May 20, ISTT. Is a niend)er of the M. F. Cluuch of 
Philmoid, N. Y. 

'I'linU) (U'lNKI.'ATIoX. 

Child of William 10. ' |Jaeoh', Daniel T.-, Thomas'.] 
MaK'KV a. (Jeiieial Secri'tary of the Y. M.V. A., at \Yiter- 
ville, x\. V. lias heen in ihi.^ business for a uinnber of yeai's, 
which is al)out as ^ood recouunendation as a younjj,- man coul<l 
desire. 



Children of Ilemaetta-* [Jacobs et('. |aud S(3lah Yaw Deuseii. 
Jessie \"an Deustai v\'as born May 14, Js78. 
Herbei't \'an Deusen was born April 11, 1S71). 
Libbie \^an Deirseu was born January 24, IsSl 



^,»- ■ ""u^ ^, 








'»'\'a JMK. 



GEORGE D. KILMER. 



THOMAS KILMER. 

The eai'liesL records known at this tiino lind liini in tlie Mo- 
hawk Valk^y, N. Y., ne:\v 8ehene<'t;uly, svhicli i»lace lie left tor 
Canada, ahout 1801, and settled in the eoiinty of Kly,in, Ontario, 
living- thei'e nntil his death, aluuit IS-il. 

FIRST (iFNEUA'riON. 

-^ 

Philip. ( )ne child only ; ;i danghleiV who niaiiied a John- 
son. 

Henry. Born in th(i State of New York, prohahly near 
Schenectady, in t70<». Died Fel)rnary liS, 1870, at his h()me in 
Centerville, Elgin connty, (Ontario, and is hnried in the Center- 
ville cemetery. His daughter C'athaiine says he served in the 
British Army in the War of 181'2, and was at the siege of Buf- 
falo. 

(tEORGE. Born Fehruary 18, 1800. Died 1S78. 

John. 

J \t'OB. Descendants all dead. 

Catharine. Mariied Daniel Dickoat. 

RosANNAJL. Married Peter lian]'(0 

Hannah. Married her cousin Philip Kilmer, who was son 
of Hemy, a hrother of Thomas ahovo. 

E[JZABETH. Married Abiaham Wintermute. 

S ECON 1 ) a ENE RATION. 

Children of Henry- [Thomas^. ] 

John. 

Elizabeth. 

GEOK(iE. Born in London District, Canada West (Ontario), 
April 28, 1821. Was drafted in June, 1837, to take part in the 
Canadian Rebellion, served ont his time, hut was not in any 
battle. A])ril IG, lS-i3, married Ellen Westover. She died in 
1805. Followed tanning husiness in Canada fifteen years. 
Moved to Wisconsin in 1852, and to IMinnesota in 18(;2. ]\Iarried 
Elmii-a McDowd, or McDowell (name not clear), in AVatonv/an 
connty, Minn., B'ebruary 21, 18(>7. Followed farming since he 
left Canada. His church connection is Christian, 



32 



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1 

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1 


FAMILY GROUP No 




tiusband's Full Name Joseph Johnston 




This Information Obtained From: 


)lu'" 


D.y Month Ye.r 1 City. To*n or Place Coujitv or Province, etc State or Country ] 


Add. Info, on Husbind 




Birth 


1808 


Ireland 






Chr'nJ 






' 




Mar. 


^/ flcftr /iio 




' 




Death 


19 May 1898 Malahide Twp Elffin Cty Ontario 


1 




Burial 




Aylmer Ontario « Burdick Gem 






Places of Residence 




Occupation Farmer church Affiliation C of E Military Rec. NonB 




other wl.es, U in,. No. (1) (2) lie 
M.ke separate sheet for Men m.r. 




His Father Mother's Maiden Name i 




^Wife's Full Maiden Name Barbara Kilmer , 






D.u 


Day f.1onth Ye.r 


city, Town or PUw County or Province, etc St.ie or Country 


Add. Inlo. on WUe 




Birth 


1814 


Ontario 






Chr'nd 










Death 


IS Deo 1895 


Malahide Twp Elein Ctv Ontario 






Burial 




Avimfir Ontario - Biirrtir.k- C.P.m. 




Compiler 


Places of Residence 


Address 


Occupation if other than Housewife Church Affiliation C of E 


City, State 


mit?i?!i'<,&^k?'iimi\.'"- ^ )aLf K^ii 


Date 


Her [-ather fn uif /^i LMt^l. '"; j^.tw^tother's Maiden Name MsfCTBEWft A?/»':'"/"< 


Sex 


Children'. N.mei) In Full Children. 
{ArT.nKe In order of birth) D.t. 


Day Month Year 


city, Town or PUce County or Province, etc. St.te or Country 


Add. Info, on Children 




1 

Thomas 

Full N.me of Spouse- \ 

Frances Louisa Bascoij 


Birth 


28 Mar 1857 


Malahide Twd Elgin Cty Ontario 






Mar. 


29 Sept 1856 


Ontaric 






Death 
Burial 


24 Oct 1925 


London Ontario 








■Ray nity Wirhifran - OaV Rld^ Oem. 


' 




2 

Humphrey 

Full l^.me of Spouie" \ 

Ellen \ 


Birth 


1.840 


Malahide Twp Elgin Cty. Ontario 






Mar. 










peath 








1 


Burial 






1 




3 

Rfiward n, 

""■""""• \ 


Birth 


1845 


Malahide Twp Elgin Cty Ontario 


1 




Mar. 






t] 




peath 










purial 






I 




4 

Eliaa (F.I ma) Bfillnda 

Full Nime ol^Spouse' \ 


Birth 


184S 


Malahide Twp. Elgin Cty Ontario 






Mar. 










Death 










Burial 










5 

Full N.me ol Spouse- y 

Eliza C. \ 


Birth 
Mar. 


1847 


Malahide "Ewp Elgin Cty Ontario 














Death 






p 




Burial 










6 

.Tofieph rj 

Full N.me" of Spouse* \ 


Birth 


1849 


Malahide Twp. Elgin Cty Ontario 


) 




Mar. 










Death" 






1 




Burial 










7 

David N. 


Birth 


1855. 


Malahide Twp. Elgin Cty Ontario 


^ 




Mar. 






f 




Full Ntme of SpouBe* V 

Matilda C. \ 


Death 






f 




Burial 






t 




8 

Full N.me ol Siouse- \ 

Emily Medora Brovm \ 


Birth 


18S7 


Malahide Twp Rlgin Cty Ontario 


1 




Mar. 






1 




Death 










Burial 






f 




9 


Birth 


1^3^' 


v,/^ . r^f' r-^ 


= • ' '" j 


V 


Mar. 




' /. \( 


'•'■'" '•'■^-1 


Full N.me ol SfKiuse- , , i 1 \ 


Death 






-„^r..-^ 


' 


3urial 




1 '■ '"■..■. 


/-■ '• ■* ■' ■ i 




10 j^^^.^,:^^ ;^_^^ 


Birth 


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Mar. 


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FuU Name ol Spou^* ' \ 


Death 




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BurUl 






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THOMAS KILMER. 

The earliest records known at this time tind liiin in tlie Mo- 
hawk Valley, N. Y., near Schenectady, which place he left for 
Canada, ahont isol, and settled in the connty of Kili;in, Ontari(-), 
living there nntil his death, ahont- ISil. 

FHiST (it'LXEUATlOX. 

Philip. (.)ne child only ; a danghleiV who married a John- 
son. 

Henry. Born in tlie 8t;ite of New York, prohahly near 
Schenectady, in t79<). Died Kehrnary I'S, ISTi), at his lujme in 
Centerville, Elgin county, (>ntario, and is hnried in the CentcM-- 
ville cemetery. His daughter C!atharine says he served in the 
British Army in the War of IS 12, and was at the siege of Buf- 
falo. 

George. Born Fehruai'y 18, isoo. Died 1878. 

John. 

J\c;OB. Descendants all dead. 

Catharine. Married Dainel Dickont. 

RosANNAH. Married Peter LanrfO 

HanNxVH. M allied her cousin Phili[) Kilmer, who was son 
of Henry, a hrother of Thomas above. 

Elizabeth. Married Abraliam Wintermute. 

8 ECC^N I ) O ENE U ATION. 

Children of Henry- [Thomas^ ] 

John. 

Elizabeth. 

Georoe. Born in London Disti'ict, CVuiada West (Ontario), 
April 28, 1821. Was drafted in June, 1837, to take part in the 
Canadian Rebellion, served out his time, but was not in any 
battle. A])ril 10, 1843, married EUeii Westover. She died in 
18(55. Followed tanning business in Canada fifteen years. 
Moved to Wisconsin in 1852, and to ]\Liimesota in 1802. Ahirried 
Elmira McDowd, or McDowell (nanu^ not clear), in Watonv/an 
connty, Minn., February 21, 18(;7. Followed farming since he 
left Canada. His cluirch connection is Christian, 



THOMAS KILMER 

The earliest records known at this time tiiid liiin in the Mo- 
liawk VaHey, N. Y., near Schenectady, wliich jiiace lie left for 
Canada, ahont 1801, and settled in the county of Kla,'in, Ontario, 
living there nntil his death, ahont ISll. 

FIIJST (iKXERA'riDX. 

Philip. (.)ne child only ; m d;iughteiV who niariied a John- 
son. 

Henky. Born in the State of New York, |jrol)al)ly near 
Schenectady, in ITOti. Died Fehrnary I'S, ISTt), at his h(,)ine in 
Centerville, Elgin connty, (hitai'io, and is hui'ied in the Ccnter- 
ville cemetery. His daughter C-atharine says he served in the 
British Army in the War of 1812, and was at the siege of Buf- 
falo. 

George. Born Fehruaiy 18, isoo. Died 1878. 

John. 

J\C0B. Descendants all dead. 

Catharine. IMarried Daniel Dickout. 

RoSANNAJi. Married Peter Iianr(?) 

Hannah. Married her cousin Philip Kilmer, who was son 
of Henry, a hrother of Thomas above. 

Eejzaheth. Married Ahialiani Wintermute, 

SECOND (JENEIiATION. 

Children of Henry- [Thomas^] 

John. 

Elizabeth. 

Georoe. Born in London District, Canada West (Ontario), 
April 28, 1821. Was drafted in June, 1837, to take part in the 
Canadian Rebellion, served out his time, but was not in any 
battle. April lO, 18 13, married Ellen Westover. She died in 
1805. Followed tanning business in Canada fifteen yeais. 
Moved to Wisconsin in 1S52. and to IMiimesota in 18t;2. Married 
Elmira McDowd, or McDowell (name not clear), in Watonv/an 
county, MiniL, February 21, 18()7. Followed farming since he 
left Canada. His church connection is Christian. 



126 HISTORY OF TIIK KILMEH FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Thomas. Bui-ied in Centerville Oeiuetery. 

Margaret. Boin June, 1824. In 1840 married Samuel 
Westover. Is livint^- at Luton, Ontario. 

Joseph. Bor'i September IT, 1827, in township of Mala- 
hide, Ontario. Married Chiistina ShiHey, daugliter of a Ger- 
man mill wrijj,ht, October U, 184;i. Aftei- some eighteen years 
of })ioneer work in the county of f.ambton, Ontario, he returned 
in 1871 to tilt.' old homestead at Centei'vdle, remaining there un- 
till 1882, when he moved to Michigan, neai- Reed City. 

Held a mmiber of townshi[) and county oltlces. Member 
of tlie Grangers in Canada. His clnnch connection was Metho- 
dist Episco[)al, in which he held the oltices of class leader and 
trustee most of the time duiing his meml)ershi)). Died at 
Chase, Michigan, July 3, bsDO, after four years of paialysis, aud 
was practically helpless most of this time. 

Hannah. Mari'i(;d John Kinsey. 

Henry. Boi'n in the townsliipof IMalahide, county of Elgin, 
Ontario, January Hi, 1S32. Mariied Sarah Ami Fairchild, Sep- 
tember 24, 1853. Is a farmer. Has held office county consta- 
ble. Member of the Baptist church and the I. 0. 0. F. 

Mary. Married William Moiley. 

Catharine. Born in Aylmer, Ontario, July 27, 1830. Mar- 
ried Alfred McCully, Novend»er 10, 1SG3. Hei' church connec- 
tion is Seventh Day Adventist. Eesidence, El Dorado, Kansas. 

Caroline. Mari'ied P. B. Boseid)eriy. Resides at Forest, 
Ontaiio. 

Rosannah. Manied John Roberts. Watford, Ontario. 



Children of George- [Thomas^] 
Catharine. Born December 2, L823. 
Deborail Born June 7, 1825. 
MARGAiiET. Born May 5, 1827. 
Georgie W. Born January 27, 1829. 
Nancy P. Born November Y, 1830. 
Mary. Born April 0, 1,s33. 
Elizabeth. Born July 2, 1835. 



THOMAS KILMEU. 127 

Hannah. Born in the township of Malahide, county of 
Elgin, Ontario, September i!t, 1S37. Mai-iied James Dickout, 
December 24-, 185'J. AbndxM- of the ^l. E. Chuivh in Ayhiier. 
Eesides in Malaliide. 

Thomas E. Born January L^o, 1S41. (Lettei- returned un- 
claimed from Maiyville, ]\liih.) 

Rosannah. Born JMarcli (5, 1843. 

Eliza Jane. Born April 'JS, 1S-J5. Married Lindsey. At 
Springfield, ()ntaiio. 

Ciiildren of Hannah- |'rhomas'.| 

(Jfokcje. T)orn in the towiisj)!]) of Malahide, county of El- 
gin, Ontario, July I, lbtL>. IMaiiied Anna Maria lioy, October 
3, IStlT. Is a conti'actor and builder in l)etroit, Mich. Member 
of tile order ot Odd Fellows, order of Foresters, order of United 
Workmen, and order oT Sons of England. ITis cluu'ch comiec- 
tion is Baptist. 

Must be a go-ahead Kilmei', and Canada's loss was our 
gain. 

Edmund. 

tjiuji) oknkhatiun. 

Children of George'- | Henry", ThomasVJ ^^n^l Ellen West- 
over. 

Fkancis a. Born July 15, 1844. 

Henrietta.. Born Decendun- 3, 184(5. Married Thompson. 
Resides Alma City, Minn. 

J(JSEPHLNE. Born September 5, 184'J. Dead. 

Bykon 0. Born August 25, ISr.l. Man-ied Delphena Coon 
December 1, 1878. He is one of the fij-m of Robinson & Kilmer, 
dealers in furniture and undertaking goods, wall paper, window 
shades, etc., at And)oy, Minn. Belongs to tlie Freemasons and 
Modern Woodmen. 

Hahkh^t. Born May 3, 1853. Married George Goddard. 

(tEOKGE M. Born December 3, 1855, in Greenlake county, 
Wisconsin. Married P]velyn S. Gunsalus, July 3, 1879. His 
business is farming. Takes pride in being the father of four 
rugged, healthy children. Resides Alma City, Minn. 

Ella. Born November 8, 1859. 



128 HISTOKY OF THi: KILMER FAMJLY IN AMERICA. 

Chai'les E. Born September 11,1857. Lives at Aniboy, 
Minn. 

C'hildreu of George^ and Eliiiira McDowd. 

Mary M. Born Fehiuaiy 2<), 18(;'J. ]\larried Seger. 

JOSEPIIINK. l^orii Jaimary 2<i, 1S71. 

Martha, l^oiii June 21. 187-1. 

Dennis. Born May 25, 1877. 

Lorena. i^orn I\]ay 22, ls7l». 

ARcnU';. Boi'ii Novcniljer 5, J887. Dead. 

Edna. Born April 1 1, 188«. 



Children of Margaret-' [Heniy", TlKjiiiasi] and Samuel 
Westover. 

Phebe Caroline Westover was born January 22, 1849. 

Jeannette M. Westover Avas l)orn July 2, 1850 Married 
Albert l^iitcliai'd. liesidence, Calton, Ontario. 

Hii-am Westover was born May 7, 1S5;'>. Aylmer, Ontario. 

Omer Ledi-o Westover was born Decendjur 1, 185-1. Luton, 
Ontario. 



Children of Joseph^ [Henry-, Thonuis'.] 

EzELiAii. Born July 22, 1850, in townshij) of Malahide, 
county of Elgin, Ontario. Married Maggie Sadler, July 14, 
1874. 

Is one of the firm of Nelson & Kilmer, builders of wagons, 
sleighs and lumber carts, in Jteed City, Mich. 

Served three years in the Canadian vohnit(H?r service. 

He names Odd Fellows, Red Men and ordei' of Maccabees, as 
his connection in secret societies, and at present with the 
Modern Woodmen of America. 

Describes his church connection as the one spoken of in 
Ephesians, 1:22, 23, and Hebrews, 12:23. Namely, in substance, 
to the General Assembly and Church of the Fii'st Born, which 
are wiitten in Heaven. There is none better, in fact this is 
the Church. 






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FREDERICK KILMER, D. D. S. 



THOMAS KILMER. 129 

Frederick D. D. S. Burn in Centerville, Ontario, Septem- 
ber 24:, 1S52. 

His early life was that of liealthfal activity and pleasant 
toil, such as conies to the children of a i)ioneer in the newest 
settlement. 

He received his education at the Aylnier High School and 
Komoka College, also at the Toronto Normal School, where he 
leceived the teachers' training and a Piovincial certificate. For 
some five years he was engaged in teaching. 

In 1881 he entered a dental office as student, taking tlie full 
course of lectures and clinics in the Toronto Sciiool of Dentistry 
and graduated from thot institution in 1884 wilh high honors, 
standing first in the honor list, and carrying away the gold 
medal. 

After graduation he located in the city of St. Catharines, 
Ontario, wJicre he has by careful and conscientious effort built 
up a large and remunerative practice. Tn 1881) he wrote at the 
examination in the Toronto University for tlie degree of Doctor 
of Dental Surgery, and was lionored witli that degree, standing 
second on the honor list. 

He has been president of the Ontario Dental Society ; ex- 
aminer in the Dental Dei)artment of the Toronto IJnivei-sity ; 
also in the Toronto Scliool of Dentistry. Tho i)(.)sitions tell us 
something of the esteem accorded to him by fellow dentists. 

Dr. Kilmer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
and one of the trustees in the First Methodist Church in St. 
Catharines. A member and past master of several of the 
fraternal societies. 

He is a supporter of all healthy and manly sports and 
games, is a lover of the gun and rod and quite a devotee of the 
bicycle. 

In 1877 he married Miss Mary Harvey, eldest daughter of 
William Harvey, M. P. for East Elgin, and his home is to hiiu, 
the one, of all places, most desirable, 

George H. Born, 1855. Married Rhoda Sadler. 

Albert Ledro. Born July 14, 1857, in Arkona, Lambton 
county, Ontario. Married Mary E. Tyrrell, November 2'2, 1882. 

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130 HISTORY OF THE KH^MER FAMILY IN A]\IERICA. 

In business, a miller; in secret orders, F. A. A M • A U 
W., and I. 0. (1. T. 

Church connection, Methodist of Canada. 

Mary Catharine. Born March 28, 1860, in Warwick, 
Lambton county, Ontario. Is at Big Rapids, Mich. 

Augusta Caroline. Born March 21, 1863. Married Charles 
Berger. Besidence, Crapo, Mich. 

Joseph Edward. Boi-n September 25, 1SG6, at Warwick. 
Married Annie P. GriHiths, October I, 1890. Farmer. Member 
of the Modern Woodmen of America. 

Alfred Lionel. Born September 15, 1809, at Warwick. 
Dentist in South Bend, Ind. 

William xAkthur. Born November 19, 1872, at Malahide, 
Elgin county. In Solon, Mich. 



Children of Hannah^ [Henry-, Thomas^] and John Kinsey. 
Carrie Kinsey. Married John Bradley. Aylmer, Ontario. 
Mary Kinsey. Mariied Jolni Hammond. Aylmer, Ontario. 
Martha Kinsey. Manicd Aubrey Adams. Calton, Ont. 



Children of Henry^ [Henry-, Thomas^.] 

Mary Ann. Born, ls51. Dead. 

JOSEHINE. Born, 1856. Deiid. 

Sarah Jane. Born, 1858. Dead. 

Susan E. Born, 1861. At home. 

Prudenck. Born, 1863. Mai-ried Joseph Birdsall. 

Amaretta M. Born, 186)6. Dead. 

Elman N. Born, 1869. Dead. 



Children of Mary^ [Henry-, Thomas^] and William Marley.. 

Josepli Marley, 

William Marley. 

John Marley. 

All at Forest, Ontario. 



THOMAS KILMER. 131 

Cliiklien of Cathaiine^ [Henry-, Tlionias'] and Alfred 
McCully. 

C. H. jMcCully was born in Chatham, Ontario, August 13, 
1804. Besides, Suisen City, Cal. 

A. 8. McCully was born at (Jarden Grove, Iowa, March 16, 
1867. Eesides, Pontiac, Kan. 

W. E. McCully was born in Garden Grove, Iowa, August 
30, 18(59. Resides in liattle Creek, Mich. 

Mary Agnes McCully was born in Lenox, Iowa, January 
11, 1874. Died October 22, 1874. 

S. F. McCully was born in Lenox, October 17, 1875. 



Children of Caroline^* [Henry-, Thomas'] and P. B. Rosen- 
berry. 

Elmer Rosenberry. Muskegon, Mich. 
Frank Rosenberry. 
Alice Rosenberry. 
Ada Rosenberry. 
Daisey Rosenberry. 



Children of Hannah-' [George-, Thomas'] and James 
Dickout. 

Clarence Dickout was boi-n in township of Malahide, county 
of Elgin, June 24, 187<'.. On the farm at home. 



Children of George^ [Hannah-, Tiiomas'.] Hannah- mar- 
ried Philip Kilmer. 

Ernest Elgin Clifford. Born August 2, 1857, in town- 
ship of Malahide, county of Elgin, province of Ontario. 

Married Miss J. Grace Miller, February 27, 1881). 

Is Commercial Master in the Stratford Collegiate Institute 
of Canada. A Royal Arch Mason, and member of the Anglican 
Church. 

William Edmon. Born May 20, 1860, in Malahide, Out. 

James Walter. Born June 15, 1875, in Alymer, Out. 

Gordon Roy. Born February 20, 1887, in Aylmer, Ont. 



132 HISTORY OF THE KlIMKR FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Childi'eii of Byron 0.* [George^ Henry-, Thomas^] 
Nellie Mabel. Born Jnly II, 1S81. 
LoRA Belle. Born Sei)tember ;>, 1887. 



Children of George M* [George ^ etc.] 
Lucy Mauu. Bom April 21, 1880. 
Mabel Viola. Boi-n September 26, 1883. 
Charles William. J>orn July 4, 1881). 
Frances Clyde. Born November 28, 18l.»0. 



Children of Ezeliah^ | Joseph^ Henry", Thomas^] 
Alfred E. Boi-n May 24, 1870. 
Ada ALi!EiiTA. Born March 8, 1878. 
Edna Maud. Born May 11, 188;3. 



Child of Frederic* [Josepll^ etc.] 
Arabella Haryey. Born August 18, 1870. 



Children of Geoi'ge H^ | Josei)h-% etc.] 

Olive. 

Altie. . 

William. 

Children of Albert L.* [Joseph 3, etc.] 
LoRNE T. Boin February 4, 1881. 
Flossie Maud. Born January 22, 1887. 
Ella May. Born August 0, 1889. 
Earl Elmer. Born November 8, 1895. 



Children of Augusta C* [Joseph^ etc.] and Charles Berger, 
Gertrude Edith Berger. Boin September 8, 1887. 
Karl Frederick Berger. Born January 11, 1889. 



THOMAS KILMER. 133 



Children of Joseph E.* [Joseph^ etc.] 
Chkistfna J. Bom August 3, IS'jl. 
Llewellyn E. Born April 24, 1S96. 



Child of Ernest E.^ [(leorge% Hannah^ Thomas'. 
Lily May. Born Sejitenihei- 2, 1892. 



PHILIP KILMER. 

Born in the Mohawk Valley, N. Y., ahout 1781. Had 
brothers, Henry and Thomas. His fathei-'s name was Hemy 
and married Patty ]\tullen. This is according to tlie statement 
of Philip's son, Peter, whom the compiler visited m 1805, and 
he was then in his eighty-eighth year. 

During the war ot 1812 Philip went to Canada, remaining a 
short time, then came back to New York, locating in Marcdlns. 

From this place he moved to Fox township, Pa., making the 
emigration with wagon and oxen, which in these days of rapid 
transit, would be considered a decidedly slow method of transfer. 

In Fox township, a wealthy Phildadelphian, named Phineas 
Bond, owned a large tract of land and had made the offer of 
one hundred acres to each of the first ten settlers. This was 
undoubtedly a great attraction to Mr. Kilmer, who, with two 
of his sons, took this opportunity to get farms, and they entered 
into contract for one hundred aci'es each. 

The country was then a wilderness and full of wild beasts. 
Muncy, thirty miles distant, was the nearest place to get their 
corn ground, imtil tiiey accidentally discovered Canton, wliidi 
was eighteen miles nearer. This discovery was made by An- 
thony, son of Philip Ivilmer, and Joseph Hoagland, who followed 
the dogs on the track of a deer which they had wounded, until 
they came to a settlement on Towanda creek. Tins was Canton. 

F11{ST GENEKATION. 

Anthony. Mai-ried Rebecca Kice. 
Henkv. 

ClIAHf.Eft. 

Martha. Born February IT), ISOl. November L>7, 1822, 
she married Christian Haveily. Was known as a neat house- 
keeper, an excellent Christian woman and highly esteemed by 
all who knew her. She, with her husband, were members of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and their house was always a 
home for the niiuisters. Dutd Jime 15, 1873. 

Rosina. Born Januaiy 1, 'i^VS. Married Henry Haverly, 




GEORGE KILMER. 



PHTLIP KII.MEK. 135 

January 7, 1823. She, with lier husband, were two of the 
original members of the M. E. Church, formed in Overton, Pa., 
about 1823. Her youngest son says: " M}"- motlier was an ex- 
cellent woman. To her husband s!ie was a helpmeet indeed. 
She never complained of tlie hardslnps of pioneer life, and was 
always ready to assist witli her laboi' and counsel in transferring 
the wilderness into fertile fields. To her cliildren she was all 
that tlie endearing name of mother im})lies. As a Christian she 
lived an exem})lary life, her faith nevei' faltering for a moment 
in the promises of God," 

She died peacefully, Jaiuiary 23, 1889. 

Philip. Died June 12, ISiWI. 

Peter. Born about 1S()7. Married and lived all his days 
in Fox township, in a settlement called Shunk, named after 
Francis Kawii Shunk, governor of Pennsylvania, 1845 48. AVe 
are indebted to him for much of the tradition concerning his 
ancestry. 

Hannah. 

G-EOKGE. Born in the state of New York, March 9, 1813. 
When he was seven years old his parents moved to Snllivan 
county, Pa. 

He mai-ried Hannah Batten in 1839. In May, 18G5, he 
moved with his family to Gosper county, Iowa, where he pur- 
chased a fai-m, on which he remained until isTo, when he 
moved to Saliiie county, Nebraska, and took a homstead five 
miles north of Western. AVas a mend)er of the M. E. Church 
ueaily fifty-six years, and ])art of this time was class-header. 
His life cori'es})onded to his profession. Died March 17, 1S88, 
at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. George Saw3^er, of 
Western, Neb. 

SECOND (iENERATION. 

Childi-en of Anthony- [Philipi.] 

Wh.liam. Born in Shuidv, Pa., May 3, ISls. November 
11, 1845, he mari'ied Nancy Catharine Shaddnck. The business 
of his life has been farming, sugar making, honey and hunt 
ing. In this way, by steady industry, he has eai'iied a good 



136 HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN AINIERICA. 

home, and raised a lar^e family of children, who are a comfort 
to himself and wife. The compiler had the pleasure of visiting 
him in liis home at Shunk and found him one of nature's noble- 
men, wnom it was a great ])leasure to meet. 

]\Iartha. Married John A^'il^()x. 

Mary. Mari-icd Ed\vard ]\l(C(>rniick. 

Eebecca. 



Children of Martha" | Phihi)'] and Christian Haverly. 

Hannah Haverly was horn Se])tember liO, 1825. Married 
Samuel Anahle. Married Eldah Landon, of Canton, Pa. 

]\hu1ha Haverly was horn February 9, 1828. Married 
Myron Anahle. Died July 15, 1852. 

Catharine Haverly was born July 9, 1830. Mai-ried Horatio 
Ladd. J)ied 8eptend)er 18, 1882. 

Celinda Haverly was born April 21, 1833. Married Edward 
Rinebold. 

Christian Leroy Haveily was born June 8, 1835, 



Children of Rosina- 1 Pliilii)' | and Heiuy Haverly. 

Hannah Ihiverly was born January 1, bS24. Married John 
Molyneux May 11, 1843. Is a member of the Wesleyan Metho- 
dist Church. Resides, Overton, Pa. 

Henry Haverly was born April 27, 1827. 

William D. Haverly was horn July 5>, 1829. 

Rosina Haverly was born July 3, 1832. Married Reuben 
Camp. Residence, Lockwood, Mo. 

Angeline Haverly was born September 23, 1830. Married 
William J. Hottenstein June 1, 185-1. They are prosi)erous 
farmers at Overton, Pa. Church connection, (lerman Reformed. 

Hester Ann Haverly was born February 14, 1840. ]Married 
John Heacock, M. 1). He is dead. She is living at Dushore, Pa. 

Alexander Cliauucey Haverly was born November 9, 1845. 
Taught school when young and intended to stndy law, but his 
parents were so anxious for him to stay with them, that he 
gave up the ambition of his life and engaged in farming. He 
writes that his heart was never in the business, and he has not 



PHILIP KILMKR. 137 

been successful. It may have been for the best, yet it seems 
hard to be grinding in one place with the heart in another, in 
which position there cannot be mucli joyful laljoi', but many 
sighs. He has, however, he says, one thought to console him, 
and this is, tliat he was kind and true to his father and mother 
in their old age. 

Politically, his heai't and hand are togethei-, and he is all 
right. A i)rotective, sound money Republican, always ready to 
vote against the licjuor traffic when there is a sensible o[)])Or- 
tunity to do so. 

Tliough a zealous Republican he has never been an office- 
seeker. The only offices he ha« lield are school directoi', and 
postmaster at Overton, Fa., 188-J -80. While holding the latter 
office he was engaged in the mercantile business. 

*Decend)er 31, 1807, he marritnl Elizabeth Place, of Wyom- 
ing county. Pa. Both, with part of the family of children, are 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Uhiu-ch. 



Children of Philip- [Philip^.] 

Bkn.tamin p. Poi'U Novembei- 5, 18-tl, in Fox, Sullivan 
county. Pa. May, 1861, married Miss Adams. 

October 18, 18(11, he enlisted in Company B, 58th Pa. \'ols., 
and was discharged October 17, 1804. 

Is a farmer, an Odd Fellow, in the G. A. R. and a member 
of the Baptist Church. 

Christlvn L. Born July L^O, 1847, near Canton, Pa. Raised 
in Fox township. At the age of twenty dwo he w^ent to Iowa. 
Afterward to California, then returned to Iowa. To northern 
Nebraska in 1882, and to 8t. Joseph, Mo., in 1887, where he 
now resides, at 1432 North Fifteenth street. 

His business is witii Tootle, AVheeler and Mottei-, manufac- 
turers and jobbers in dry goods, and the oldest wholesale house 
in the West. He is their carpenter and works in all depart- 
ments where imi)rovements or repaii's are needed. 

In secret order connection Mr. Kilmer a])pears to spread 
out; the editor is not sure; that he has everything right, and 
notes it as he understands it. Member of Eclipse Rebecca. 



138 



HISTORY OF THE KH.MER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 



Lodge, 157, I. 0. 0. F.; St. Jose|)li Council, ISl) ; Knights and 
Ladies of Security; Hesi)enan Encampment, 8, I. 0. 0. F. ; 
Eclipse Lodge, U3, L 0. 0. F. Febiuaiy 23, 1875, he manied 
Miss Anna Kridelbauu,h. 



Children of Peter- |rhiHi)>.J 

John!*. Born December 30, 1S4-1, iu Shuidv, Pa. Married 
Samantha, Williams, November 1, IStJS. He is a farmer and 
blacksmith. 

Rebecca. Manied C. N. Pottei-. 



Chil<lren of George- [Philip^.] 

Ellen M.. Born Octobei- 18, 1834. Mari-ied John B 
Whipple. 

Anthony B. Born November 4, 1841, in Fox township, Pa. 
Aug^ust L>5, LsOl), lie luarried Mary McKay, danglitei' of John 
McKay. A very sad affliction in his life is his wifeV insanity. 
Slie is now in Medical Lake Hospital, in state of Washington, 
with no jirospect of recovery. 

He has been engaged in enough different kinds of business 
during his life to at least escape monotony. His tiist ])usiness 
aftei' school days was carrying U. S. mail from Eaglesmere to 
Canton, gohig on horseback a distance of thiity-six miles 
throngh the wilderness. In 18(i7 he went to Iowa and engaged 
in farming. After one yeai- at this he returned east to engage 
in cai-penter work. Built at Granville and Minne(pia Si)rmgrs. 
A portion of Peter Herdick's buildings and fnrnitui'e at Minne- 
qua were constructed undei- his direction. Aftei' this, went west 
again, settling in Nebraska and eiigagetl in farming on Turkey 
Creek. Two years in the Pioneer store in Wilbur, Neb. Sold 
nursery stock one year ; books one year, and for a time was in 
the general collection office of his brother-in-law, Hon. George 
P. Sawyer of West<M-n, Neb. Petnrned to Fox township and hi 
ISD-J was elected jnstice of the i)ea<-e which office h." still holds. 
He joined Bine Valley Lodge, HI, F. c^ A. M., at Wilbur, Neb., 
in 1887, in which he v/as masliM- mason. 




ANTHONY B. KILMER. 



PETEli KILMER. 139 

Martha. Boi-n October 18, 1845. Married Hon. George F. 
Sawyer, Western, Neb. 

George M. Born July 27, LS-tS. Is in Western, Neb. 
Theo. W. Born December 2(5, IS,")!). Is in Auj;nsta, Ga. 



TIIJK'I) GENEKATION. 

Children of William^ lAntlionyS Pbilipi.] 

Zachary F. Born May 10, 1817, in Shunk. Ts a farmer 
and lumberman. Married lienrietta King in 188G. iVIanied 
Melinda Wilcox March 7, 1887. She was a daughter of William 
Wilcox of Elkland, Pa. It was tlie compiler's good fortune to 
remain at theii' home ovei- night. They are both ilevoted mem- 
bers of the church in Shunk. 

Millard F. Born July 2o, 184t». Is a farmer in Shunk. 

Christina A. Born November 28, 1850. 

Mary Sellxda. BornA])ril 17, 1852. Married Fred McCarty. 
Eesidence l^iatt, Sullivan county, Pa. 

Asa. Born July 22, 1855. At Shunk. 

Rhoda p. Born Jamiary 17, 1857. Married Luther Gaul- 
try. Residence Blair, Nebi-aska. 

Sylvester. Born March. 1859. Residence ]\lillvie\v, Sulli- 
van county, Pa. 

Samuel. Born Se[)tend)er 8, 18l)(). At Millview. 

Arraha^mL. Born June 15, 18(J2. At Millview. 

Charles S. Born April 2i>, 18t;5. At Millview. 

ANx\a L. Born October 27, 1800. An attendant in Williard 
Hospital, N. Y. 

EnvviN C. Born Octolx^- 15, 180!). At Home. 



Children of Martlia'\ [Anthony- Philip'] and John Wilcox. 
Huldah Wilcox. Mrs. 1). S. Turnei-, Tyrone, N. Y. 
John Wilcox. Kendall Station, N. Y. 
F. A. Wilcox. Eddytown, N. Y. 

Child of Mary-' [Anthony- Philip]. Mary mari'ied l^dward 
McCt)rmick an<l lias a son Jesse, address unknown. 



UO HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children of Anoeline'^ [Rosiiia- Philipijand William J. Hot- 
ten stein. 

Jacob Willie Hottenstein was born Febrnary 22, 18">5. ])ied 
July 2, 1862. 

Henry Williard Hottenstein was born Apiil 30, 1800. Died 
January 1(5, 18(')(). 

Clara Ann Hottenstein was born March 22, 1802. ;Mai ried 
Harley A. Ci-anmer. 

Channcey Solomon Hottenstein was born April 11, 1804. 
Married Annie E. j\b-ssersmith. 

Nettie Caroline Hottenstein was born January 19, 180ti. 
Man-ied Andrew W. Shei'inan. 

Lizzie Augusta Hottenstein was born Februaiy 1, ISTI 
Married R. Wallace; Norton. 

Maiy gueena Hottenstein was born December 25, Js72. 
Died Januaiy 11, 1873. 

Eleanor Christianna Hottenstein was born March 20, 1^7^). 

Edwaid William Hottenstein was boiTi Septembnr 24, 1880. 



Cliildren of Benjamin^ [Philip-, PJiiJii)i. j 
Bertha. Born April, 18(;2, in Fox township, Pa. 
Philm'. Born 1803, in Fox township. AValdo, Kansas. 
Amellv P. Born May IS, l,s77. Dead. 
Claris.sa M. Born in Holt county, Nebraska. 



Children of Christian L.^ [Philip-, j'hili])!.] 
Alberta M. Born l^el)ruary 8, 1870, in l^rescott, la. 
Byron L. Boin December 23, 1878. Is stock clerk in 
Tootle, Wheelei- & Motter's wholesale house m St. Joseph, Mo. 



Children of John P.^* [Peter-, Philip^] 
Francis L. Born 1871. 
Maud. Born 1878. 
Nancy E. Born 1881. 
Jesse R. Born 1884. 



PETER KILMER. 141 

Children of Anthony B. ^ [George-, Philip^] 

George. Born March 14, 1871. 

Judson A. Born May 23, 1872. In Lincoln Normal Uni- 
versity, at Lincoln, Neb. Tlie president of the university cer- 
tifies to his excellent character and abilities. 



Gliild of Ellen M^ [George-, Philipi] and John B. Whipple. 

Mattie D. Whi{)ple. Married a foreign missionary in 189-i 
at Alexandria, Nebraska, and sailed from New York City for 
Southampton, England, on the steamshi[) Elbe, thai fated ves- 
sel which sunk, on her return voyage, in the North Sea with 
three hundred passengers on board. Wlien last heaitl from 
they were at an American station, seventy miles northwest of 
Durban, among the Zulus. Her address is Mapumulo Mission 
Station, Natal, South Africa. 



fourth generation. 

Children of Francis L.* [John P.% Peter^, Phili])' 
Howard. Born 18'j'2. 
Carlton. Born 18tJ4. 



ADAM KILMER. 

Born 1755. Died in Essex, Essex county, N. Y., April 2, 
1835. One of the oldest living descendants says his father's- 
name was Nicholas. 

FIRST GENKRATIOX. 

Gkorge. Born March 17, 1785, in Argyle, Washinotoii 
county, N. Y. Married Elizaheth Dixon. Died July 21, IS57, 
in Dupage, 111. 

William. Born in Argyle, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1701. Married 
Miss Esther Porter about 1818. Both members of Presbyterian 
church. He was a farmer. 

Adam. Died at Essex, N. Y. 

Thomas. Died in Gouverneur, N. Y., about 181-1. 

John. Owned a sliip, of which he was captain. 

Elizabeth. Married Reuben Whalen. 

Maria. Married Wheeler, of Salem, N. Y. 

Catharine. Married Darius Tayloi-. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of George" [Adam^ ] 

Margaret. Born November 17, 1810, in Argyle, N. Y. 
In 1831 married John Staftord of Essex, N. Y. Died in Joliet, 
111. Became a member of M. E. Church in girlhood and led an 
exem])lary and Chiistian life. 

George. Born April 15, 1812, in Argyle, N. Y. Married 
in Essex county, N. Y., and l)y this union had five children. 
Names not given. All dead. Second marriage in Joliet, 111. 
Besides 512 N. E. Avenue, Joliet. 

Mary xVnn. Born February 23, 1814, in Washington county, 
N. Y. In 1831 married Stephen Potter of Essex county, N. Y. 
Moved to Illinois in 1814. He is dead. She is living at Dwight, 
Illinois. 

William D. Born October 15, 181G, in Essex county, N.Y. 
June 10, 1830, married ]\Iary Louise Amlan, who was born in 
Champlain county, N. Y., March 31, 18J8. Moved to Joliet, 
Ills., in 1818. He died in 1888 at Bloomington, Ills. She is 
livinsr. 



ADAM KILMER. 143 

Elizabeth C. Born April 21, 1820, in Whallonsbiirg, N. Y. 
When she was three years old her home was changed to Essex, 
N. Y. In 1S41 she went to Plymouth, Ohio, and stayed two 
years with her mother's relatives. In 1844 she went with her 
people to Joliet, 111 , where she lived until her marriage with 
Amos C. Paxson. After marriage she lived twelve years on a 
farm in Dupage, 111., and then moved to Lockport, 111., where 
she now lives, and invalid by paralysis, and lovingly cared for 
by her only cliild. She is a mend)er of the First Congregational 
Church of Lockport. Her husband, Mr. Paxson, was su|)er- 
visor four terms, assessor, justice of peace, member of the 
board of education several terms, and postmaster. A mendier of 
the Masonic fiaternity, having taken degrees to and including 
Knight Templar, which he has been twenty years. 

Peuben W. Born January 12, 1822. Married Hannah 
Eliz;d)eth Stevens, who died at the age of thirty at Havana, on 
the island of Cuba, where Mr. Kilmer had stopped with her 
over night while on the journey to California, hoping there to 
improve her health. He buried Iwv in Havana, and then with 
two motherless little girls continued the journey, remain- 
ing in California six months, then returning to Dupage, 111., 
where he married Eunice Elvira Godfrey, with whom he is still 
living at Joliet. By occupation, a farmer. 

Thaddeus B. Born February 9, 1825, in Essex, N. Y. 
Went to Joliet in 1844. Mai-ried in 1851, in Dupage, 111. Resi- 
dence, Joliet. 

James. Born January 5, 182s, in Essex, N. Y. AYent to 
Joliet in 1844. j\[airied ]\Lima Wilch, October 15, 1854. Has 
held office of town collector. 

Eleanor. Born May 28, 1831, in Essex, N. Y. Went to 
Joliet in 1844. ]\larried Schuyler Welch in April, 1849, in Joliet. 
She died in Dennison, Texas, in 1885. Mr. Welch is living at 
Joliet. 



Children of William^ [Adam^ ] 

Adam P. Born July 27, 1819, at Argyle, N. Y. Married. 
Resides at Gouverneur, N. Y. 



144 HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

John. Born Auj^ust 5, 1824, at Fort Ann, N. Y. He mar- 
ried Sarah McKeane. Resides at (ioQveriieur, N. Y. 

Catharine. Burn June 6, 1828. Married A. S. Wood 
January 2(J, 1847. Both were connected with tlie Presbyterian 
Ciuirch. Ml-. Wood was in the genei'al mercantile business for 
many years, hut for the ])ast foui- years has not l)een actively 
engaf>:ed in business. Residence, Collingwood, Ohio. The son, 
J. S. Wood, M. D., continues the mercantile business witli 
dings, medicines, and books. 

Eliza. Mrs. Eliza I'ield, now living in Ferrislmrg,Vt., and 
is in her seventy-sixth year. Mend)er of the Congregational 
Church. Her husband was a farmer. 

S\RAH. Died unmarried. 



Child of Adam" [Adam^.] 

William. Resided at St. Peters, Minn. 



Children of Tht)mas" [Adam^] 
James. Sarina, Michigan. 
• Mary. Married 0. Harris, and at last account was at Osh- 
kosh. Wis. 

Margaret. Married Jacob Bliss. Both dead. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Child of Margaret B.^ [George-, Adam'] and John Stafford. 

Martha Cornelia Stafford was born August 8, 1854, at Essex, 

N. Y. Married Douglas, April 10, 1875. I\ir. Douglas is 

secretary of the Joliet Limestone Company. Mrs. Douglas died 
March 4, 181»5. 



Children of Mary Ann^ [George-, Adam^] and Stephen 
Potter. 

Charlotte B. Potter was born October 7, 1835, in Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio. Dead. 

Mary Ann Potter was born June 10, 1837, in Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio. Dead. 














r*V^'.: ^v 



;V.!-i<"'. - • • f-.': ;'»-•■ 









■«">«gllp* ' 



MRS. MARTHA STAFFORD MRS. LAURA MRS. ALICE 

DOUGLASS KILMER MINER. KILMER SPRAGUE 

MINORA C. PAXSON. 



ai)a:m KiLMh:K. J 45 

George W. Potter was horn Octohei- 27, 183l». in Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio. 

Mai-garet S. Potter was horn June iJo, 18-Il\ in Cuyalioga 
county, Ohio. 

lieuhen K. Potter was hovn Septeniher i^O, 1844, in Ouya- 
hc^ga county, ( )hio. 

Alhert Potter was horn Deremhei- 3, 1847, in ^\''ill county, 
Ilhnois. 

Bteplien A. J\)tter was Ixuii Octohei- i'7, Isoo, in Pivingston 
county, Ilhnois. . 

Elvie T. Potter was horn ]\hircli i', \>^:')7 , in Livingston 
county, Ilhnois. 



Children of William \).-' ((h'orge-, Adain^ |. 

MAKGAiiKT. Born August ID, J.s;;7, at Wlutehall, N. Y. 

Hknky. Born Deceinher 27, J838, at Essex, Is\ Y. 

Charles E. Born Noveniher 25, 1842, at Essex, N. Y. 

Peuben W. Boin Septeniher 4, ]84(i, at Essex, N. Y. 

Stephen. Born March 7, 1850. at Joliet, Ills. Dead. 

Leroy. Born August i4, 1853, at Joliet, Ills. 

Lauua E. ]^orn August 14, 1^53, at Joliet, Ills. Mariied 
John C. Scoville, January 1>, 18(;0. Mari'ied Alheit S. Minci-, 
March 0, 1^77. Dressmaker at 4332 Evans Avemie, Chicago, 
Ills. Items of pei'sonal history as follows : With exception of 
first eighteen months of lil'e at Joliet, lived on a farm near 
Dwight, Ills., until her first marriage, then went to Normal, 
Ills. In 1872 moved to Bloomington, where she resided until 
18SG. In 18'J0 went to Seattle, Washington, where slie remained 
until 181)3, when she settled in Chicago, her present home. 

Wn.EiAM J. Born Eehruary 7, 1850, at Dwight, Ids. Dead.. 



Child of Elizaheth^ | George'-, iVdam'J and Amos C. Paxson. 

Minora C. Paxson was horn July 11, 1855, at Dupage, Ills. 
She hegan teaching in 1875 in the Sycamore Graded School, and 
I'esigned this position to accept one in the graded school at her 
home in Lockport, where she taught two years in the giamiuar 

10 



I4r> ursToiiv OK Tiri', KiL:\ii':it i'amilv in AxMkhica. 

and iiiterinediate gi'ades and tlien went to the State Nonniil at 
Bloomington, ills. Aftei- she was thi'ough tliere she tan^^lit in 
the Hi>>h Scliool and was riiiicipal ot Sclujols nntil she left her 
woik of teaching and went home to care tor lier invalid mother, 
to whom she is greally devoted and honors hy faithful nnnis- 
tration. She also studied medicine and would have graduated 
from the C'hicago Medical College hut for hei- mother's illness. 
The editor never yet had the pleasure! of meetmg Miss Paxson, 
hut he judges hy her life and veiy hi-ight letters that she is pos- 
sessed of ahility and eiderprise ahove ordinai'y M'omen, and 
expects some day to see her nanu; among the many medical 
practitioners in the Kilmei- fainil\-. 



C'hildicn of heuhen \V.-' [Cieorge'-, Adam' |. 

Alk'K C'oK'NKLiA. tJorn November in, 1850, at Duijage, Ills. 
Noveml)er 1:!,"), ls(ili, married CMiarles N. Sitrague, a farmer, who 
aftei'ward went int(j the creamei-y business in 1 )upage, then 
moving to Johet starter! the first milk de[)ot in the i)lace foi' the 
sale of butter, cream and niilk ; fioin that he went into the 
stone husiiK^ss on a farm he and Ijis brot/ier owned about two 
miles from J(»liet, now known as the Joliet Limestone Com- 
pany. Mis. S])rague has a fine family and makes a beautiful 
home and mothei'. Tlu'V ai'e connected with the Preshyteiian 
Church. 

M.MJV. Afaiiied LtM'oy Williams, a carpenter hy tradii ; 
they movcMl to Kansas but I'etmiied to Johet after a stay of two 
years. 

Annii'; L^ dia. Married William Stafford, a farmer, who a 
few yeais after mari'iage went to Joliet, taking the same dairy 
husiness which Mr. Si»rague disposed of. 

Runv \V. Her fathei' regretting he liad not a son named 
this daughter after himself. Slie is at home. 



Child of Thaddens B.' |Ceorg(-", Adam' |. 
JonN T. Married. Lives in Joliet. fs a railroad tiicman. 



ADAM KII.MKU. 147 

Chilclieii of Eleanor^ [George-, Adam' | and Schuyler Welch. 
Mrs. A. S. Alderman, Lamont, Ills. 
Charles Welch, Dennison, Texas. 
Mrs Huhert Cox, St. Louis, Mo 
Mi-s. James Shepard, Joliet. Ills. 



Children of Adam P. ', I William', Adam' |. 
MoKKis p. Resides at Armona, LaClair county, Cal. 
Helen. Mrs. Helen Jepson, Ciouverneur, N. Y. 
M:atu<:. Married M. L. Gates. Dt^ad. 



Children (jf Johir' | W'iiliain-', Adam' |. 

WujJAAi RoBKirr. Poi'u January ir>, 185:3. Died Novem- 
ber 7, 1805. 

John Portek. Born Decend)er 25, 1855. Mai-ried Miss 
Josephine E. Forward. No living children. Reside at Gouver- 
neur, N. Y. 

Ellen Wilson. Born August 15, 185!i. Married Arthui' P. 
Coates. Resides at Utica, N. Y. 

FiiANcis W. Born August '2-2, 18t;5. Died Decend)er 22, 
1805. 

\Vn.TJAM Henuv. Born October 22, 1870. Died August lO, 
1881. 

Fouirnr generation. 

Children of Martha* [Ma^gal•et^ George-, AdanP |. 
Mamie StaiTord Douglas was born 187<') at Wenona, Ills. 
Tiouis W. Douglas was hoin 1871), at Dwiglit, Ills. 



Child of Laui-a E. ' 1 William \).\ George', Adam' | and 
John C. Scoville. 

Helen M. Scoville was born Septembei- Ic, 1871, at Norwal 
Ills. 



148 HISTORV OF THE KIL:\1EK FA.MILY IN AMERICA. 

Children of Alice Cornelia-* [Reuben WJ, George-, Adam^] 
and Charles N. S])rague. 

Hannah Elizabeth Sprague was born in Dupage, Ills., March 
24, 1871. Died September 25, 187-2. 

Hattie May Si)rague was born December '21, 1878, at 
Dujjage, Ills. 

Mabel I.ydia 8i)rague was born July 1, 1883, at Dupage, Ills. 

Thomas Kilmer Sprague was boi'u May 15, 1S03, at Joliet, 
Ills. 

The editor places here, as it is the nearest fitting, Adam 
Kilmer, M. D., of Ludlow, At. He was born in Essex county, 
N. Y. His fatlier's name was Daniel and his gi-andfatlier was 
Adam. Mary Ann Kilmer Totter, of Illinois, granddaughter of 
Adam Kilmer in the line just closed, says her grandfather iiad 
a cousin Daniel. Her grandfatlier lived and died in Essex. 
His father was Nicholas. It is not iini»robal)le that our Dr. 
Adam Kilmer descends from a brother uf Nicholas. He knows 
but little of his family history, as he was adopted when a baby 
by his uncle on his mother's side. He had two brothers, Reu- 
ben and George. Reuben is dead and George was leported 
killed in the War of the Rebellion. He was ado})ted by Mr. 
Grinnels, whom he supposed was his father until he was fifteen 
years old when he learned that his name should be Kilmer, and 
when he became of age he took his family name. 

Adam Kilmer, M. D., son of Daniel, (M. Cornelia Ray), son 
of Adam, was born July 13, 1847. Served four and a half years 
in the Federal service in the War of the Rebellion. IMarjied 
Miss Gertie A. Felt, April 30, 1877. Graduated from the 
Homeopathic College of Missouri in 1891. Is connected with 
the Methodist Episcopal Cinnxh. A Knight of I'ythias. Ciiii- 
dren, Efpie Mabel, born at Clarksburg, Tenn., November 23, 
1884; f]DiTH Louie, born in St. Louis, Mo., in the year 1891. 



PETER KILMER. 

Manied Eplui Haider. 

FIRST (iKNEKATlON. 

(tEORuk. Boni ITiMt. Died 1S84. 
John. 

SECOND (iEXEl: ATK >N. 

Children of George-, [Peter' |. 

John Henkv. Born 1818. Died 18»;i. 

Simon PETEl^ 



Children of John = llVter' |. 

Geoh(;e. 

John. 

Peter It. Connnissionei- of Highways tinee years. 

Simon. 

TniRO (;eneration. 

Children of John Hein-y'' |( Jeoi-s;e~, Peter ']. 
. Charles II. Born 1847. Besides Middle- rove, N. V. 

Carrie (1. Born 184'J. Ahuiied Jedediah Kilmer. 

Elizabeth M. Born 1851. Married Charles W. MeXntl, 
inerchaiit at Middlegrove. 

(fEoRCiE W. Born November ?>0, 1858, at Providenec, N. '^'. 
Mavi'iod Lihhie AUai-d, October 28, bs8r). Residence, ]\lilt(Hi, X. 
Y. Is a fai'mer. Has been |toor-master. is a member of I he 
Ordei-of Odd Fellows. 

Ella E. l->orn 18(;4. Manied James Chase. He is a 
teamster in Middlegrove. 

Austin D. Born 1871. Earmei- at Middlegrove, N. Y. 



Children of Jolm^ [John-, Peter Vj. 
Adoniram Judson. Born Septendjer 4, ls54. 
John Bvron. i^oi-n May 4, 18«;3. 



150 IIISTOKV OF THE Kll.MEIi FA.MILY IN AMKRICA. • 

Children of Peter 11.^ \ Joliii-, Peter^ ]. 

Jedediah. ]3orn March 1!), 1843, at Providence, Saratoga 
county, N. Y. His tirst business was lumbering, which lie fol- 
lowed until 1877. Then he engaged in wagon-making, which he 
followed for twelve years. In ISbO he entered the mercantile 
trade at Middlegrove, N. Y. Jamiaiy 1, 181)4, he moved liis 
business to Kock City Falls, same coimty, where lie is now 
located. It has been Ids mistoi'tuiu^ b; suffer considei'ahle loss 
in two fires. His wagon slioj) burned in J 885, where the loss 
was about $1,000, andhis store at Pock City Falls, August 18, 
18U4, where Ins loss was ovei' >^'2, (100. To some this would not 
be considered a veiy heavy loss, but to othei's it is ; depends on 
circumstances. He is on his feet again and doing a good busi- 
ness at Roc-k City Falls. The compilei' remaiiKMl one night in 
his jileasant home. He was assessor tliree years, two terms 
supervisor, always a good Republican, and j)ostmaster uiidci' 
Harrison. An Odd Fellow and Mason, and last but not least, a 
member of the Baptist Church at Middlegrove, Whei-ever 
known he is looked upon as an excellent citizen ; also a good 
business man and fair in dealing. He married Carrie (I. Kil- 
mer, daughter of John Henry Kilmer, who was his father's 
cousin. She is also a member of the Baptist church at Middle- 
grove, and belongs to the Order of Rebeccas, the oid}'^ degree in 
Odd Fellows that women can take. 

CtEOKge H. (4wns a saw mill at Middlegrove. 

Samuel " Farmer at Middlegrove. 

FOUirrH (iENERATION. 

Children of Jedediah-* I l\4er H.-*, John-, I^^ter" |. 
Sadie. Born 1873. 
Jay F. Born 18S2. 




JEDEDIAH KILMER. 



ABRAM KILMER. 

KIi;s'r (iKNIOUATION. 

rKTKi;. 

Abkam. 

Si.MOx. J)i(.'(l J'\'i)rii;iiy ('>, iss;;. 

sKco.xi) (;i:.m;i; vtion. 
Child of (u'()i--(- I Aliraiii' |. 
(tK()K(;|':M. (.'assayiiii;i, N. V. 



C\iM of Pt'tiT- I Ahraiii' |. 
Nathan F. 

Child of Ahi'ai)!^ | Ahi'aiii' 
Aj;ivV\m n. South Ai--ylL', 



Child of Siinoir' |Ahraiii' \. 

WiUAAU. Argylo, N. V. 

This line of Ahraui is comiectiHl with tlu! liii'ti of Petei- 
(in. Epha Harder), but no I'ccords wci'O ohtaiiicd (o sliow how, 
and it is placcid separately 



PETER KILMER. 

FIKST Gh]NEKATI()N. 

J(,)ii\. Bum, ISlO. At one time was postiiiaster at Dela- 
field, Wis. 

VViLTJA^L H. Born about ISii-J, in Ai'gyle, N. Y. Mani(Ml 
Caroline (lalhr.iitli in 1854. Was (;a])tain in tlie War of the 
Rebellion and killed in the Batth^ of (,Miicanianj.;-a, Septeinhei' 

19, i^c.;'.. 

SKCONl) (;ENKKA'ri()N. 

C'hildivn of John- ( Pet(>r' |. 

Fkeueimck Anthony. Vyovn A])iil 8, 1858, at Delafield, 
Wisconsin. June 2, 1 s'j4, nianied Clara May Brown. He has 
a shirt niaiuifactory in (liens Falls, N. Y. Church connection, 
E]>iscoi>ai. . . - 

Children of William II.- [Peter' j. 

Amkimcijs D. l)orn in L^^ppcr Sandusky, Ohio, (_)(.-tohor 17, 
1S55. Died in the same city, 1895, of consumption. 

His father, Ca))tain Kilmer, was one of the many heroes 
sacriticed In the Uehellion. which circumstance cut short tli*- 
school days of Americus, hy placing the suppoi-t of a l)ereav(Hl 
family upon his young shoulders. At tlu; early ag(i of nine- 
years he apprenticed himself to Jj. A. Brunner, then editor of 
the Old Pioneer, where; he learned the ijrimary rudiments of 
the ti'ade, which, for himself, aftcrn'ard develoj^ed to the stan- 
dard of an ai-t. Sid)sequently he engaged in the Wyandot 
County Republican. While here the editor of the ])a])er l)ecame 
Postmaster and Mi. Kilmer was made deputy. While serving 
in this capacity he was also foieman of the Republican ofHce. 
He remained in that olhce ten years. In 1882 he oi)ened a job 
printing oHice in Ihe city. In this line he had the reputation of 
being one of the most painstaking ai'tisans in his line in the 
state. He served a term of JJepnty Sheriff, in which office he 
gave evidence of his abilities, and made many friends through- 
out the county. He was a member of the CN>untv Boaid of 




y 



AMERICUS D. KILMER. 



PKTKK KILMKK. 153 

Elections, and liis last official act was to sign his name to the 
certificates of the recent election, the clay before his death. He 
was a charter nieniher of th<' Benevolent Protective Ordei' 
of Elks. 

Septeiriber L'Oth, ISsit, INlr. Kihner married Miss Emma 
Billhardt, dangiiter of I>i-. A. Billhardt, now United States 
Consnl to Moscow, Rnssia. The following extract, from the 
Wyandot Cliief, shows something of the esteem he earned in 
his native city : 

"Mr. Kihner was one of the most popular young men of 
Upper Sandusky. He was evei-ybody's fi'iend, and everybody 
was his friend, for he was a jovial, genial and companionable 
man, in whom there was no discrimination of friendships. To 
know him was to swear by him, for he was as near the ideal of 
popular citizenship as it is possible for man to appi'oach. His 
character was always an open book, unmarred by sophistry or 
pretention, or anything that a correct person miglit fear the 
world to see or read. What ht; was yesterday he would be to- 
day, and to-morrow would be a repetiou of both, so far as his 
personality was concerned. Frank, honest, cheerfid, it was 
always a pleasure to meet him, and no matter when or where 
he was met he was always tiic same. Hence, is it any wonder 
that he was so highly regarded ;; Life, to him, in his daily 
associations, did not appear to have any castes or I'aidvs, for he 
addi'essed all classes pleasantly and cheerfully. He was as 
affable in his greeting of a working man in his habiliments ot 
toil, as he was to those iji the more ])rosperous walks of life. 
He was always a gentleman in every i^esiiect — a man of ex- 
emplary habits, but not a bigot in any. He was not a man of 
sturdy physique, but thougli he had been a suffei-er with that 
dread disease, consumption, for about a year, his good cheer 
and nerve in the face of the inevital)le was something remark- 
able. He was confronted, not only by the hopelessness of his 
own condition, but by tlie sad condition of his family, having 
witnessed and wept ovei' the passing away of his beloved mother 
and adored sisters, their deaths being caused by the same 
disease that he was sure was ii\ store for him, tlie last menibei' 
of the family. Heredity, in his case, was inevitable, yet what- 



154 IIISTOIJV OK THH KIl.MKH FAMILY IN A:\IKIJICA. 

ever his iiioiita] anguish must liave l)eeii in meditating ovM.-r th(; 
matter, it was cai'et'ully concealed, and lie always appealed as 
cheerful as il" the contemplation of a near end had ne\'er 
occurred to him, and in this he was tiaily heroic. He deserved, 
hy all ih(; I'ules and ideas of j'eward, to have lived until that 
ri))e old age when mortals are glad to surrender the deca'epit iido 
of humanity for the eternal youth, which ^ve are lio[)efnl of 
mei'iting in the gi'eat heyond." 

8oon aftei' the death of her hushand Mrs. Kilmer went to 
Moscow, Russia, and remained there with hei- jiaients wlu'le 
her father contimied in the ofhce of Consul, which was until 
jMay, ISHT. Afterward they visited a uumher of cities in (!er- 
many, and made an extensive tour tlu'ough Switzerland, Fi'ance 
and England, returning to America in Sei)temher, is;i7. Slu; is 
a very l)right woman, and auiong the ])leasurahle incidents to 
the compiler's work on this hook is her intei-esting coirespond- 
ence from the Russian Capital. 

GAKinK lIoirrKXsi':. P)Oiii Januaiy ',), 1S:)S Died June 
27, issi). 

Anna Es'r^LLA. Born July :., jSC,:^. Died May ;>, 1801. 

TUUil) (JKXI'MJATION. 

Child of Aiuericus D.-' [Wihiam H.-, Peter'!. 

MuNXA Caroi.ine. Born Octoher i:'., is;);'>, in U))per San- 
dusky, Ohio. Died after a short illness, not long after lier 
father's death. 



PETER KILMER. 

AVas a Scholuiriu county (N. Y. i Kilinoi-. Had bi'ittliois, 
William and John. 

ri!iST CiEXKRATIoX. 

John. 

I.KVi. Has lived in Albany, N. Y. 

Jo.sKim. Manied Lama Van C'ampen. She died in 184S. 
Followed the sea lourleen yeais. Died at the a^i^'e of seventy- 
fom-, in 1:SS1. 

( 'ATlIAIJlNlv 

Sarah. 

SECOxNO (nCXIOK'ATloN. 

(tEOI^gk. Born August t>, Is4-J, in Chmnuig, N. Y. Wis 
l)rinci[)al business has be(Mi t'ainiini^- July 21, ls<;-ji, he enlisted 
in the 107th jN\ Y. Infantry. This was ,i new leuiment formetl 
undei- the first call for ;'>(i(»,o(io voluiit^-eis mad(i in July, ISOi!. 
New York State, Ihi'ou^h its executive, olfered a silk banner, 
which should be suitably inscrilx'd, 1i» the tirst New York regi- 
ment which slionld be ready to ])i()C(H'd to the front under this 
call. This regiiuent, to which Mi'. Kilmei- belonged, won the 
banner. In seventeen days after leaving JClniua they were in 
the tight at Antietam, where Mi-. Kilmer and the l)annei- re- 
ceived their bai)tism of battle smoke and death-dealing shot and 
shell. Tlieii' beantifid baiuier was lent, but the young ])atriot 
came out unharmed. Aftei' this he iJarticinated in the battles 
of Gettysbuig, Lost Mountain, liesaca, Kenesaw Mountain, 
New Hope Chuich, Peach Tree Cieek, Atlanta, Savannah, 
Averysborough and Bentonville, making the exce])tional and 
wonderful record of escaping without a wound. As he was (.'U- 
tej'ing the battle of Resaca he saw his l)rotliei' John, who was 
in the 1-ilst N, Y., coming out severely \vounded. He did not 
see his brother again until the close of the wai-. At Elizabeth- 
towu, Kentucky, Mr. Kilmei- was taken prisoner with 2,500 
others, and guards wei'o [)laced over them. After two weeks of 
this unceitain and uncomfortable durance in the enemy's 
hands, he uiadiHiis escape in the night when the guards were 



156 



lllSTOJiY OF THE Kir.:\lKR FAMUA' [X AMKRICA. 



asleep. He inarched with 81ienii;in from Atlanta to the sen, 
which was a trani)) of tluee hiindi-ecl miles. Altogether he 
marched with his regiment L>,(;()() juiles. Theii- lieaviest loss 
was at New Hope Church, May 15, 1864, where thei-e were one 
hundred and sixty-eight casuahJes, of which foilv-thi-ee were 
kdled or died of wounds. He oontracled malarial poison in the 
swam])s of ihe South, and is one of the deserving men whose 
pension claim is well tied with red ta])e in VV^ashington. 

In January, ISOT, lie married Mary A. Houston of Baldwin. 
His wife died in 18S7. In 1SS9 he niarried Miss Helen Park of 
Jasper, Steuheu county, N. Y., who taught a select school in 
her neighhorhood and musir. At the i)i'esent time she makes 
good use of her nmsical ahilitics in clmrrh and eidertaining 
friends. Tiieir residence is Lowmauvillo, N. Y. 

(^HAHLKs H. Born NovcndxM' J, ls44, in Chemung, N. Y. 
His fi!-st business was veterinary i)ractice and smithing. He 
was forenjan of the snu'thing depailment of the Clii)|)ei' Chilled 
Plow Company in Ehnira for lomteen years. Is a natural me- 
chanic, and has turned his attention to some valuable inven- 
tions. Is the iuventer and owner of the valuable and hand- 
some article of business (-dice fui-intui'e called the Cli|. Pile. 
His patent cultivatoi', invented i)reviouHly, is in the hands of 
the Clipper Chilled Plow Con4)any. 

His Passett and Plower canes, used in the New York gubei-- 
natorial canipaigu of Isijo, added imich fei'vor to both contest- 
ants, and although successful as tar as thr'y reaclu^l dm'in- the 
brief time they were on the market, did not vield a fortun<' to 
the mventor. He has held three public ottices worthy of men- 
tion : justice of peace, dei)nty sbetilf, and i)ostmaster at Past 
Plnnra in Ks77, for the full term, lie is charter membei- of the 
Southern Tier .AFasonic P'elier Association, and has been a Pre(!- 
mason foi- twenty-eight vears. Was a soldier in the Pebellion, 
belonging to the loTtli regiment, N. Y. S. Vols., and was 
wounded at tthe battle of Antietam. Married Sarah E. Little, 
July 4, 1S6(.;. Pesidence, Pbnira, X. Y. 

John. Born March ^2-J, 1M7. in Chemung, N. Y. Was a 
member of Co. K, 141st regim(Md, N. Y. Vols. Was severely 
wounded at the battle of Pesaca, (Ja., Mav 15, IsGP 



I'KTEK KILMEK. 157 



TIU\{T) GENERATION. 

C.Miildi-eii of Geurg(3' [Joseph-, Peter'.] 
Laura. Boni isi".:*. 
Fi.oYi). Boni 1S71. 
Ellkn. Boi-ii IS.Mt. 



Childieii of (Jharles H.^ | Josei)li% Peter'.] 

Myrta B. Boni lAIay IK, JSCS. ]\larrie(l Stephen H. 
Everett, a tiremaii oir the D., L. & W. raihcxul. Mi-. Everett 
met a sudden and distressing death on ins engine in January, 
P-^03. He was a steady and rcliahle yonng man, and nieinher 
(if Grace Episcopal Chinch in Ehnira. 

Married WiUard J. Lord, Dccemher IC, lSt>5. Mr. ]^oi-d is 
.1 conductor on the D., L. & ^\'. raih'oad. 

Joseph. Born Ai)ril 2S, 1870 is a brakenian on the D., L. 
ik W. raih-oad. Married Eva L. McKinnuy August 2t», 189-t. 
^liss McKinney was a teacher in scliuol No. 5, Ehnira. 

Herhert. Born Jnnc 14. Ist:,. Died in July, 1S1);>. He 
vas a highly respected young man, educated in Ehnira Busi- 
ness College, and a nK^nhcr of the First M. E. Church Sunday 
School, Ehnira. 

Pearl M. Born Februaiy 14, ISTS. Student in the Elnhra 
Academy. 

EOUirril (iKNElLVTION. 

Children of Myrta BM.Oiiarles H. \ Joseph-, Peter'] and 
Stephen PL Everett. 

Hazke S. Born Se])teniher i^l), 1SS7. 
Mabkj. J. Born .Mav 21, l^s<l. 



Child of Joseph^ [Charles H.\ etc.] 
Vera Mae. Born Sejitemher 11, \^{K>. 



THOMAS KILMER. 

Burn in CN)liiiiil)ia county, N. ^ . 

Fiiis'i' (;i-:n'kkati()X. 
Thomas. Born Mux 11', ISol Mairied l^]li/al)t41i A. Moi- 
I'isun. 

SKCONI) (iKNKIIA'I'lON. 

Abka]M. Born October 1», IsP.i. 

Emelink. i^orn 8ei>tenil)ei- 4, 184(J, at Haimibal, N. Y. z\t 
the age of sixteen slie left scliool and went ont in the work! to 
take care of lierseH". It si»eaks weU for her to he able to say 
that she remained in the set vice of one family fifteen yeai-s. 
At the age of twenty six slu' made confession of her faith in 
Christ, was bai)tizL'd and leceived in fuh communion in the 
Baptist Cliui-cli in Ira, X. V. J)ecember25, 1S82, she married 
George 1. Bowers, of li'a, and a nuMnbei' of the same church. 
Soon after they moved to Hannibal, in an adjoining county. 
They now reside in Maitville, Cayuga county, N. Y. 

Maroahet. Born iMaich 11», ISts. Married Paul Jone^.. 

Mak'V a. Boi-n July 22, isil). Married Levi Dc, View. 




EMELlNE KILMER BOWERS. 



JOHN KILMER. 

I-'IKST (JENKKATION. 



AVlJJ.lAM T. 

Hkkman E. 
Lorenzo D. 
Sakaii. 



SECOX 1) G EN E U ATION . 



Childieii of William T.- [JuhnM. 

William E. Born January 0, 185-1, Married Addie Oster- 
hout, August 28, 1875. It^^sides Oneonta, N. Y. 

(jIeokge H. Born October 11, 185G, in Windsoi', N. Y. 
Married Helen Beach, December 21, 1881. Resides Ellcnton, Pa. 

Olive J. Married Nelson Alger. Masonville, N. Y. 

Sarah (,'. Married Davis, Beerstown, N. Y. 

Eliza Married li-a Alger. Dead. 

Mary A. Born April 2'J, 1801. Mai'ried Isaac Uarley. 

Charles A. Born September 21, 18(50, atSusciuelianna, Pa. 
Married Ennua Eggleston, August 23, 1S8U. 



THIRD (iENERATlON. 



Children of William E.^ [ William T.-. John' |. 
Cora E. Born April 2o, 1878. 
James H. Born April 4, 1888. 
CARRliC M. Born Derend)er 2t>, \s[)-j. 



Children of George ir.'^ 1 William T.-, Jolm 

Edith. 

Emorv. 



Children of Charles A:\ etc. 

Chola May. Born IV-cember 7, I8i)0. 

Mable AvausTA. Born March ;'>0, I8i»l. 



HERMAN KILMER. 

His grandson, Elias, of IMnghainton, says tliat his grand- 
father was a native of Schohai'ie county, N. Y. 

first (jenehatiun. 
James. 
Charles. Killed in War of the liebellion. 

SECONJ) GENERATION. 

Children of James- [Herman^]. 

George II. Born May 1>, 1850, in Vestal, N. Y. Went (o 
Binghaniton when thiiteen years in age and became teamstei'. 
In 1878 commenced labor in tiie 1). & If. 1^ R. freight honst- in 
that city, and in 1890 l)ecaine forenian of the I'nion Transfer 
Freight Depot, in which lie was giving satisfaction wiien the 
compiler saw him. Belongs to the Older of Red Men. 

James A. 84 South street, Binghamton. 

Child of Charles- [HermaniJ. P^eias II. lioi-n in the town 
of Binghamton, N. Y. Educated in thi:; gi'aded scliools of the 
city. In 1882 he entered the employ of Bai'tiett Brotheis, man- 
iifactui'ers of huildei's' furnisliings, and was with them as yard- 
master and inspector of lumber thirteen years. This is evidence 
that he was faithful and gave good satisfactioa. In ls8i"> he 
built a handsome cottage residence at 25:^ Coidvliii avenue, 
where he now i-esides. February b!, I8bl, he; married Alice 
Shaw, of Susquehanna county, Pa. 

TllIRO (;EXEliATK)\. 

Children of Elias R.-' [Ciiarles-, Herman' j. 
Ella May. Born August 'J8, 1884. 
Arthur. Born August HT, ls88. 



JOHN R. KILMER, 

His grandson thinks he was horn near Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

VIUHT (iKNEKATIoX. 

Robert. Born near Ponghkeei)si(?, N. Y. 

SECOXJ) GI!:NEKATJ(.»X. 

Children of Rohert- [John J^]. 

John R. Born April 13, 1844, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. En- 
tered the hnsiness of nndei'takiiig witli his father at tlie age of 
twelve years. At the age of eigliteen he condneted his father's 
iMisiness, who was forty j^ears at the old stand. When his 
father conelnded to move to Delaware aiul locate on a farm, that 
heing too qniet a life for the inventive spii'it of yoinig John, he 
located in the city of Wilmington and arose to the position of 
foi'eman of the Jackson and Shaip Company's Car Works. 
Afterwards went into the nndeitaking hnsiness for himself at 
DO-t French str(;et and is well known. Dnring the War of the 
Rebellion he eidisted in the Itlst Pennsylvania liegiment and 
served nntil he was honorably discharged at the close of the- 
war. Jannary 1, 18(30, married Elizabeth Hamilton. Ho is a 
\'ery active member of Admiral S. P. Dnpont Post, G. A. R. ; a 
member of Industry Lodge, A. (J. U. W. ; Knight Templar of St. 
John's Commandery, and for twenty-four years an active mem- 
ber of the Union J\I. E. Chuich. March 0, 1873, married ]\Iary 
Enniia Boddy, of Wilmington. She is an active woi-ker in the 
same church and president of the Ladies' Auxiliaiy of the (>. A. 
R. Post. ]\lr. Kilmer is a mechanic of no mean al»ility, a natn- 
]*al genius, a tliorongh patiiol and a generous spirit. 

GrEOKCiE I). Born August It), 1848, in Wilkes-Bai're. Jan- 
uary 15, 1873, married Wilhelmina Dewees. He died April l\'>, 
1885. 

ZiBA. Born February 4, 1853, in Wilkes-Barre. April 20, 
J 870, married Annie R. Dewees. Is a car builde'-. Belongs to 
the Order of Knights of Malta, and a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Courch. 



162 HISTORY OF THE KH.MEH FAJHLY IN AMERICA. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of John R.^ [Robert-, John R.'] and Elizabeth 
Hamilton. 

Margaret I. Boi-n Oct()l)er 1:2, ISGG. 

Eliza. Born Dccend)er 5, 1808. Married Fianklin 8. 
Reick, of Ashley, Pa., Marcli 5, 180(). She died October 17, 18U3. 

Robert R. Born May 1, 18T1. Died August 13, 1871. 
Children, John R. and Mary Emma Boddy. 

George S. Born Maich 11, 1875. Died August H, 1S7C. 

Dora Maleta. Born October 24, 1877. At home. 



Child of George^ [Robert-, Jolni R.^]. 
Horace G. Born December 7, 1880. 



Children of Ziba^ [Robert-, John R.^]. 

Helen M. Born Januaiy 5, 1878. 

Maud D. Born January t^3, 1880. 

Here ends what ai-e called the New York lines, descending 
fj-om the Kilmers who originally settled in this state. The 
remaining lines are called the Pennsylvania lines, descending 
from the Kilmers who originally settled in Pennsylvania. 




HARRY C. KILMER. 



WILHELM KULMER. 

Of Hesse Cassel, Geroiany, Never came to America. 

FIKST (;ENE RATION. 

Johannes. Came from Hesse Cassel and settled in Lan- 
caster, Pa. Married Mary Grahb. 

SECOND (iENERATION. 

Child of Johannes^ [VVilhelm^]. 

William. Boi-n February -1, 1804, in Baltimore, Maryland. 
Married Miss Ellen Keed, of Baltimore. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of William^ [Johannes-, Wilhelm']. 

Mary Louise. 

John William. Born l)ecend)er J 5, 1S2S, in Baltimore. 
Married Miss Jane Smith, of Baltimore, October Y, lS(!ii. 

Harry Clifton. Born Au<^ust 25, 1882, in Baltimoi'e. 
Married Annie Elizabeth March, of Baltimore. Died in Novem- 
ber, 1882. 

Lizzie. Is livint;- in Cumberland, Md. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of Jolni W.* [William^ Johannes^, Wilhelm']. 

Mary Louise. Dead. 

Jane, i-iesides in Baltimore, ]\hl., 2111 Barclay street. In 
church connection she stands niii(]uoly among- Kilmers in the 
Roman Catholic faith. The editor must give her the credit of 
being a prompt correspondent, and also answered all the ques- 
tions he asked. 



Children of Harry Clifton* [William^ etc.] 

Harry Clifton. Born April 14, 1SG5, in Baltimore. He 
was compelled to start out for himself in life at a very early age, 
going as an errand boy when thirteen years old. He moved 
along and had saved enough, when he had arrived at the age of 



104 HISTORY OP THE KILMER FAAIILY IN A:MERICA. 

twenty, to start himself in the cake, cracker and confectionery 
business. February l^S, isSO, lie married Susie E. Dennis. 

After a few years he clianged his business and entered into 
the wholesale manufacture of cigars, under the firm name of 
Naylor, Kilmer & Company, and afterward H. C. Kilmer & 
Company. Continued in this ])usiness until July, ISOC, when 
he accepted the office of Supreme Secretary <>f the Order of 
Cohnnbus, which he still holds, ami may be found at the office 
of the Supreme Council, I'lO Nortli liberty, Baltimore, llt^ is 
also engaged i)i the real estate husiiiess. 

He is a member of the First Baptist Church, of I^altiinore, 
joining the same at the age of thii-teen years, whicli speaks 
well for the boy. 

He is a member of the following oi'ders : Odd Fellows, 
Knights of Pythias, Order of Columbus, Itoyal Arcanum, Im- 
proved Order Heptasophs, Order of The Colden Chain, and 
National Union. 

He takes some interest in tlie political issues of the day and 
holds the position of Treasurer of the Democratic Association of 
the Twelfth Ward. Tiesides, 1314 Druid Hill Avenue. 

Our correspondence commenced late in this work — August 
23, 1807. He was very promjtt, and his letters show that he is 
an excellent business man. llis picture sa5''s he is a courteous 
and affable gentleman. 

Frank Leon. Born May 24, 18G7. Married Lillian Stewart, 
July, ISTO. Is a carpenter by trade, which occupation he fol- 
lows. Attends the Christian r>a|)tist Church of Baltimore. 

Chester ]\1arcii. Born July 22, isTo. Is a traveling sales- 
man. Member of St. Paul's English Lutheran Chui'ch of Balti- 
more. Belongs to the Impi'oved Order Heptasophs and the- 
Order of Columbus. Married Grace C. Lantz, Maich 9, ISI'T. 

El 1"IT I O E N E R ATIO X . 

Children of Hariy (Jlitton'^ [Harry CliftonS William ^ 
Johannes", Wilhelm' J. 

Harry Clieton, Jr. l:>orn January 20, ISOO. Died De- 
cember 20, 1893. " Not lost, but rather who left us for a season, 
only^ as we hope to meet him some day." 



WILHELM KULMER. I65 



HiLBERT Reed. Born August 8, 1892. 
Shirley Gale. Born November 10, 1S94. 
Egbert Brtoe. Bom November 15, 1800. 



Children of Frank Leon^ [Harry Clifton^ etc.] 
Laura Ethel. Boru Aui^ust 10, 1892. ' 
Lillian Amanda. Born Sej)teinber 27, 1894. 
Anna Mabel. Born January 10, J 897. 



NIKOLAUS KULMER. 

Born November 23, 17o6. His great-graiulson, Israel Kilmer 
of Stoucbsbui'g, Pa., says bis gi'eat-<i,i'aiKlfatlier Avas born near 
Pbiladelpbia, Pa. He went to Mario townsbij), Berks county, 
Pa. Married Elizabetb Tier. Moved to Tulpeliocken townsbip, 
same county, and is buried tbere. Died July 2G, iSll. Aii- 
otber account says Jul}" 20 1S1J-. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

David, Born September 28, 17()4, in Berks county. Pa. 
Was a teamster in General Wasbington's army, in tbe Ameri- 
can Revolution. After tbe wai- be went to Berkeley county, 
Va. (bis grandson, Deimis M., says it was in isO'J), and settled 
near Martinsburg, wliere be lived until bis deatb, wbicb oc- 
curred about tbe year 18^55. 

]\IiCHAKL. Born February 2S, 1T('>7. Died January \\ J 773. 

Jonathan. Born July 5, 17(liJ. Died December 22, 1830. 

Eva j\PvRLiARioTTA. Born August 17, 1771. 

Barbara. Born x*\ugust 12, 1773. 

Maria Marlena. Born October 9, 1775. 

Hanneckel (Nicbolas). Born Febi'uary 15, 1778. 

Ann Elizabeth. Born September 5, 1780. 

Elizabeth. Born May 10, 1783. 

SECOND generation. 

Cbildren of David- [Nikokius^] 

Henry. Born in Berks county, Pa. Married Elizabeth 
Seibert, in same county, 181 1. Moved to Berkeley county, Va., 
wbere tbey lived until October 18, 1811, on wbicb day tbey 
started for Indiana, settling in tlie tben village but now city of 
Ricbmond. After a sbort stay in tbat village, tbey bougbt a 
farm near Boston, about six miles soutb of Ricbmond, and lived 
tbere several years. His wifcj died June 15, 1851, and is buried 
in tbe cemetery now in tbe corp^ji'ate bmits of tbe city of Ricb- 
mond. Mr. Kilmer died in West A'irginia, in tbe year 1853, 
wbile visiting bis sons in tbat State. Tbey were botb zealous- 
members and workers in tbe Lutberan Cburcb. 



NIKOLUAS KULMER. 16Y 

David. Moved from Berks county, Pa., to Berkley county, 
Va., in the year 1809. 

John. Born Mai'ch 11, 1700. Married Catharine Walters. 
He was a member,. •' the 1^'t'ormed Church. Died April 7, 
1873. 

Isaac. 

Eli. 

Elizabeth. 

Bakbaka. Did not marry. Was a cripple from childhi^od. 

Mary. 



Children of Jonathan- [Nikolaus^] 

Thomas. Born November ;!, 1807. 

JoNTHAN. Bjrn February IL, LSOl). 

Elizabeth. BornJnlvln, 1810. Married Elias Leven^ood. 

Marie. Born November i^, 1811. 

Katharine. Born August 8, IhU. Married G. B. Deppen. 

Isaac. Born May 11, 181(1. 

Mx\CiDALENA. Born September 5, 1818. Married George 
Lein, June 18, 1837. 

John. Born June 17, 18:>0, a^ Lebanon, Pa. Married Catha- 
rine Arentz of Lebanon, August 17, isirl. 

Henry. Born A])ril 21, 18l>'2. 

Priscilla. Born June -JO, 1824. 

Lucy. Born May lo, 182*;. Mariied Henry Tice, February 
20, 1817. . - . 



Children of Nicholas- (Hanneckel) [Nikolausi.] 

Thoaias W. 

Isaac N. Born September 11, 1800. Died July 2o, 1875. 

John. 

David. 

third generation. 

Children of Henry ^ [David-, Nikolaus^.J 
Catharine. 

Daniel. Born in Berkeley county, Va., now W. Va., Feb-' 
ruary 10, 1817. Married Lovina, daughter of Jacob Seaney of 



168 HISTORY OF THK KILIMER FAMILY IN AM FRIO A. 

Wayne county, Ind., in 18-18. A year after he moved to Henry 
county, Ind., settling near tlie small village of Blountsville, on 
a farm, or rather in the woods, where there were no buildings 
of any kind and almost as primitive as when the Indians left it. 
He made the "wilderness blossom as the rose," and now has 
as good farm as there is in the county. 

He took a very active and i)rominent i)osition in the tem- 
perance organizcition known as the Sons of Temperance, and 
worked for tlie suppression of th(3 licpior traflic in the early set- 
tlement of his County. Is a mendjer of (he first Christian 
Church of Blountsville. A few years since he served one tei'm 
as township trustee. Politically he chooses what he I'egards as 
the least evil among the many, whicli is made more definite by 
saying that he is a Hepublican. 

John. Does not know his age exactly. Thinks he was 
seventy-nine last June, which would place his birth ISIS. Born 
near Martinsburg, Va. Went to Richmond, Ind., in 1810, where 
he now lives. Ann Eliza Calvin went out the same year from 
Martinsburg, and November 10, 1841, they were married. 

Elizabeth. 

Henry. Was at Colfax, Cal. No report. 

Eli. Born J^ine -1, 18;')(), in Berkeley county, Va., and 
moved with his parents to Wayne county, Ind., when at the 
age of thirteen, and lived thei'e until 1893, when he moved with 
his family to Guthrie county, Iowa. February 12, 1857, he 
married Hannah Hart. Business farming, and church connec- 
tion Baptist. 

GfiORGE. 

Mary. 
Barbara. 

William. Martinsburg, W. Va. No report. 
Thomas. Born August 20, 1837. Maiaied Sarah Ellen 
Saxton, August 2, 1800. Retired farmer at Lincoln, Kan. 
Ann, Blountsville, Ind. 



Children of David" [David-, Nikolaus']. 
Supposed to have one son at Martinsburg, W. Va. No 
Jeport. 



NIKOLAUS KUL]\IER. 169 

Children of Jolin=* [David-, Nikojaasi]. 

James. Martinsburg, W. Va. 

John David. Born December 31, 1834, in Martinsburg, 
Va. Married Miss Anna E. Cushwa, March S, 1870. Is a 
miller and landowner at Martinsburg and has been generally- 
successful in business. Is a (li'anger. Name of his i-esidence is 
Elm Dale. 

Hahkikt. Married Seibert. Martinsburg, W. Va. 



Children of Isaac^ [David-, Nikolaus']. 

Robert K. Born September 25, 1845, in Martinsburg, Yii. 
Mari'ied Anna M. Young, May 8, 1873. Was a fannei-. Mem- 
ber of A. 0. U. W. Church connection Methodist E|)iscopal. 
Died Api-il 13, 1804, at Belle Plain, Kansas. 

Dennis Mukpiiy. Boi-n June 25, 1849, near Martinsburg, 
Berkeley county, Va. Mari'ied Ida May Smu.-r at Shei)ards- 
town, W. Va., December (;, 1882. They are both members of 
the Refi)i-med Churcli, in whicli Mr. Kilmer has served foi- tlie 
last eighteen years as deacon and treasurer. He has been a 
dealer in general merchandise in Martinsburg since November 
10, 1875, and resides on East Burke street. 



Child of Elizabeth :' [David-, Nikolaus^]. 
George II. Small. Martinsburg, W. Va. 



Child of Mary 3 [DanieP. Nikolaus^]. 
Mary Ann Walker. Martinsburg, W. Va. 



Children of Thomas^ [Jonathan-, Nikolaus^]. 

Thomas. 

James. 

Jonathan. 

Cyrus. 

George. Reading, Pa. 



170 HISTORY OP THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMEltlCA. 

Aaron E. Born 188(3 in Tulpehocken township, Berks- 
county, Pa. Served in War of Ivebellion in Company H., Oth 
Pa. Vols., in tirst throe months' call. In ISCS he enlisted in 
Company E, ITth Pa. Vol. Cavalry, in which he served as ser- 
geant until the command was musteied out of service June ]i>, 
18G0. February 20 1809, manied Lydia Kohl. Is a member of 
the A. P. A. and G. A. 11. His church connection is (Jei-man 
Reformed. 



Children of Jonathan-' |.]on;ilhan-, Nikolaus^]. 

Jonathan M, Bethel, Pa. 

Malinda. Bethel, Pa. 

Caroline. Married ■ Liebach. Brookston, Ind. 



Childi'en of Elizabeth' [Jonathan-, Nikolaus^] and Elias 
Levengood. 

Jonathan Levengood was born July 17, 1833. Resides Leb- 
anon, Pa. 

Gabriel D. Levengood was born February 23, 1839. Resides 
Myei'stown, Pa. 

Winfield Scott Levengood was b.irii August 10, 1851. Res- 
idence Kansas City. 



Children of Katherine-* | Jonathan-, Nikolaus'] and G. B. 
Deppen. 

John C. Deppen was born January 1), 1800. 

A. Elizabeth Deppen was born September 8, IS-tL 

Carrie C. Deppen was born November 2, 1846. At the age 
of fifteen joined the Reformed Church of Myei-stown, Pa. Was 
telegraph o])erator for the P. and R. R. R. Comi)any seven years. 
Attended the seminary at Bethlehem, Pa. November 17, 1807, 
married William Adams Fishei-. Has taken much interest in 
this book and has been an excellent coriespondent. 



NIKOLAUS KULMER. lYl 

Children of Magdalena* [Jonathan^, Nikolausi] and George 
Lein. 

John Lein was born Marcli 20. LS41. 
Sarah Lein was born 8ei)teinber 5, ISJro. 
Henry Lein was boi-n Dccenjbei- 20, 184-t. 
Wilhani Lein was born (Jctobur 20, 1845. 
Nathaniel Lein was born July 23, 1851. 
Franklin Lein was born November 7, 1855. 
Catharine Lein was born April 5, 1859. 



Children of John ^ [Jonathan-, Nikolaiis^J. 

Rebecca. Born August 10, 1842. M.i.rried J. C. Davis. 
Married Cleorge P. Scharff, September 20, 1877. He is a carriage 
blacksmith and musician. ]\lrs. Soharff is comiected with the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. Residence 430 Nortli street, 
Logansport, Lid. 

Emma L. Born Octobei' 2<.), 1844. Died January 12, 1880. 

James M. Born October 13, 1845, in Schuylkill county Pa. 
Enlisted January 24, 1S04, in Comjjany E, 87tli Indiana A^ol- 
unteer Infantry, and served until July 30, 1805. Was with 
Sherman on his campaign fiom Chattanooga to Atlanta and on 
his march to the sea. His business is in dry goods, bocjts. shoes 
and gents' furnishmg goods, at Rosedale, Kansas. Was mayor 
of the city of Rosedale two years, ti'ustee and assessor of 
Shawnee township four years, and city clerk of Rosedale. eight 
years. In the order of Masons, Odd Fellows and (Jnited Work- 
men. Married Mary Stadler, January 1, 1884. 

Charles. Born Octoi)er 0, 1847. 

John A. Born January 21, 1850. 

Catharine. Born January 21, 185i>. Died January 8, is 70. 

George W. Born November 7, 1851. Was api)oinled 
postmaster at Argentine, Kansas, by Pjesident Cleveland, to hll 
the unexpired term of his deceased ])redec;essor. Was ap|)ointed 
to fill the office until Septendjcr, 1897. At this writing lie may 
be out, but should be retained, if that will in any way make up 
for that which he has lost, if he is a Democi-at. Within eighteen 
months his office was burirlarized twice. The Government boie 



1Y2 HISTORY OF THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

their loss of neai-ly $2,000, but of course Mr, Kilmer had to bear 
his loss of individual funds eacli time, which was considerable. 

He is a Mascjii, Knio-ht .)f Pyllii;is, and in the A. 0. U. W. 

Married Kate Cornelius L:i\v)'ence, at Terre Haute, Ind.. 
July 25, 1S77. Slie is Pa t Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star 
Masonic Urdei ; Past Oliief i)f Honoi' in th(3 the A. 0. U. W., 
and President of the Woman's Pelicf Coi})s, (1. A. R. 

Both are miMnbers of the B;ii)tist Clnu'ch. 

Frank E. Born October U, isr);j, in Peadinj:^, Pa. Mari-ied 
Jennie O'Farrell. at Delphi, Ind., in 1875. Orders, K. P. and 
A. U. W. Business, kee])er of restaurant. (Jiuu-cli connec- 
tion, Methodist E))iscopal. 

Mary A. Born August 5, ls,30. Mrs. Alice Grand, Logans- 
port, Ind. 

Henry E. Br»rn May 2."), 18*)3, in Kenanna, Fulton county, 
Ind. Married Ida St. Clair Clark, A|)ril 0, 1S.S7. 

Children of Heiu-y^ [Jonathan-, Nickolaus^]. 

Mary. Man-ied Zerbe. Berks county, l*a. 

Pkrcival. Humboldt. Kansas. No report. 

Allen. New Cambria, Kansas. No iep>)rt. 

Henry. New Cambria, Kairsas. No report. 

Equilas. Argentine, Kansas. No report. 

PRARKLIN P. Born, 1850, in Berks county, Pa. Married 
Alice Zerbe in 1887. Is a member of the Pefoi'med Church. Is 
manu-facturer and dealer in liarness and saddles in Gypsum 
City, Kan. Is a meml)ei- of the Odd Fellows and United Work- 
men. Has taken some interest in this book. He wrote in 
August, 1897, that he was glad to hear it was still on the move, 
as he had tiiought it might have gone overboard. In the 
Kilmer lexicon there should be no such word as fail. 

Children of Lucy^ [Jonathan-, Nickolaus^] and Henry Tice. 

Jonathan Tice was born August 5, 18-lt). 

Edmund Tice was boin November 13, 1850. 

Clara A. Tice was boin July 7, 1852. 

Amand Tice was born December 27, 1853. 

Robert Tice was born September 15, 18Go. 



NIKOLAUS KUI.MER. l73- 

Chiklreii of Thomas W^ [xN'icholas- (Hanneckle) Nik- 
olaus^]. 

Rebecca. Mrs. Jonathan M'lWev, Mt. Etna, Pa. 

Caroline. Mrs. Jacol) Zdkn-, Slonchshuri;-, Pa. 

Percival. Born July i:^;'), Js3t;. Manied Sarah S. Snyder, 
October 27, 1850. 

IsABKLLA. Mrs. Jaiui's ( 'tiristniaii, Hai'risbnr^-, Pa. 

Mary. Mrs. Joljn Deck, l\)ttsvi]le. Pa. 

John. Myersljur--, Pa. No report. 

Edwin. Stoachsbur^-, Pa. No report. 

Kate. Married llolt/anaii. 

Amelia. Married CJrolf. 



Chiklren of Isaac N.^ |Nicliokis-, Nickolaus^]. 
Israel. Born November 5, 1S25. Mai'ried Lovina Batdoif. 
Beloni;s to Tulpeliocken Peformed CJuirch. 
Amos. 
Maria. 
Rebecca. 

fourth (feneration. 

Cliildren of Daniel' [Henry ^ David-, Nickolans' |. 

Jacob H. 

Emma E. 

WlLLIxVM A, * ." 

LUELLA A. ■ 

Laura Y. 

John. 

Harrison. 

Isaac. 

The last three died duiing infancy. 



Children of John^ [Hem'y^ David-, Nikolaus']. 

J. W. Born June 10, 1S42. Unmarried. 

Elizabeth. Born January 1, 18-14. Married Rev. L. B. 
Nonlton, a clergy man in Methodist Episcopal Church ; now at- 
Taberg, Oneida county, N. Y. 



174 HISTORY OP THE KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Sarah Catharine, Bom September 17, 1S45. Married 
Micagah T. Nordyke, November 3, 1.^08. 

Children of Eli* [Henry^ David-, Nickolaus^]. 
Elizabeth A. Born January 4, 1858. 
Howard. Born October til, 1800. Linden, Iowa. 
George. Burn Decejnber 27, 18<iP). Linden, la. 
Daniel. Born February )H\, 1807. Panora, la. 
Charles. Born July 10, 1800. 
Etxa M. Born May II, 1872. 

Mary E. Born August 15, 1874. Married Geoj-ge Elliot. 
Linden, la. 

Childi-en of Thomas* [Henry ^ etc.] 
Nettie May. Born j\larc-li 28, 1808. 
Edna Stella. Born October 22, 1809. 
Charles Winfred. l^>orn Sei)tember 1, 1871. 
Emma Laura. Born April 22, 1873. 
Mary Elizabeth. Boiii October 15, 1874. 
Viola Jane. Born May 5, 1878. 
Above all married except Cbailes Winfred. 

Children of Jolui David* [Jobn^ David^, Nikolausi.] 
Clarence Baker. Born December 2, is7l, at Martinsburg, 
W. Va. 

Eva Lee. Born November 25, 1873, at Martinsburg. 
Wade Culler. Born December 13, 187(), at Martinsbui-g. 

Children of Robert* [Isaac^ David", Nikolaus^ 
NoRRis H. Born about 1874, at Martinsburg, W. Va. 
Olive E. Born about 1875, at Martinsburg, W. Va. 
Clara R. Born about 1877, at ]\lartinsburg, W. Va. 
Casey G. Born about 1879, at Martinsburg, ^V^ Yn. 
Grace E. Born about 1881, at Martinsburg, W. A^a. 
NoRViLLE C. Born about 1885, at Belle Plain, Kansas. 
Nellie I. 



NIKOLAUS KUI.MER. 175 

Children of Denis Murphy* [Isaac^ DavicP, Nikolaus'. | 
Eldergist Meloisea. Boin March 25. 1884. 
Denis Smuhr. Born Octber 29, 1886. 
John Nevin. Born xiiigiist 27, 1889. 
All ])orn at Martinsbiirg, W. Va. 



Child of George* |Thonias'% Jonathan-, Nikolans^] 
Murray. 

Children of Aaron E.* [Thomas-', etc.] 
George M. Born April 5, 1870, in Reading, Pa. 
Warren A. Born June 2, 1874 in Berks county. Pa. 
At home in Reading. 

Children of Carrie C* [Katharine^, Jonathan-, Nikolaus^] 
and AVilliam Adams Fisher. 

Mary E. Fisher was horn January, 1870. Married Clayton 
Seltzer September 20, 18'.m;. 

Maggie 0. Fislier was bt^rn July 25, 1S71. Married George 
B. McClellan Nagle, Febiuary 1, 1890. 



Children of James M.* | John^, Jonathan-, Nikolaus^] 

May. Born March 14:, 1885. 

James. Born April 8, 1888. 

Eva. Born September 22, 1890. 

Frank C. Born December 9, 1892. Died July 28, 1894. 

Helen. Born July 5, 1895. 

All born at Rosedale, Kansas. 



Children of George W.* [John^ Jonathan-, etc.] 
In a letter dated August 19, 1897, tlie father writes : "We 
have four children, three giils and one boy. Edith, eighten 
years old ; Estella B., fourteen years old ; George Earl, ten 
years old ; and the pet of the family, Miss Emma Noraine, 
one year old." 



176 HISTORY OF THE KILMEK FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children of Frank E.* [John^ Joiiatbaii-, etc.] 
L. B. Born June 0, ISTC. 
Daisy. Born December 25, 1S77. 
Lillian. Born December ,"), 1880. 
MOKTOX. Boj'n February 5, IS'JO. 

Cl}il(b-en of Henry F.* | Jobii', Jonatban-, etc.] 
Mildred Claire. Born Apiil L'T, bs88. 
Ned Arntz. Born Seplemljer 5, lb!»4. 

Cbildren of Franklhi P.' [Henry', Joiiatban-, aNikolas^J 

Miles W. Born iNovember tio. IsTT. 

(Jliver p. Boin S('ptem])er 3, JST'J. 

Irven F. Boi-n August ;;i, 1881. 

Roy. Born February 2s, 1S8*J. 

Wallace. Born Septeml)er 7, 18'j1. 

Lucy E. Born July -t, 1893. 

Cbildren of Isi-aeP [Isaac N.^ Nicbolas- (Hanneckk'), Niko- 
laus'.] 

Emma Elizareth. 
CaTHxVRLVE ]\[aria. 
Meranda Rebecca. 
lyiAirrHA Amelia. 
Levi A:\ios. 
Isaac Nicik^las. 

fifth generation. 

Child of Elizabeth^ [Jobn% IIeiu-y-\ David-, [Nikolaus^] 
and Rev, L. B. Noulton. 

Jessie May Noulton. Married Rev. Daniel Morgan Lew is, 
clergyman of Methodist Episcopal Chui-cb, in ls<jO. Present 
residence, INbdiawk, N. Y. 



Children of Rarah C.^ [Jolm% etc.] and M. T. Nordyke. 

Edith Nordyke. 

Frank Nordyke. 

Etta Nordyke. 

Alice Nordyke. 

David Nordyke. 



ISAAC KILMER. 

Married Eva Shelley. It is said that he was a native of 
Germany, also his wife. The earliest known records place 
them in MiHintown, Jnniata county, Pa. 

tUlST (JENEkATioN. 

Isaac. Born IS 14, in Jiuiiata county, Pa. After eiiduiin^ 
the toils incident to tiie day and ^tate of tlie country, in early 
manhood removed to Ashland county, Ohio. He lived there 
until ]Sr)8, when lie removed to Elkhart county, ln(hana, in a 
new country, on a heavily timhered tract of land of two hun- 
dred and forty acres, which Ik' purchased and hroui^ht into a 
state of i)roductive aj^riculture. Being energetic and frug;d, he 
secured a competency of this world's goods, which he dis])eisei| 
among his friends and neighhois with ti'uly magnanimous 
spirit. He was one of tlie most widely known and iuMuentinl 
i-itizens of the county. He married liis cousin, Aima Kilmer, 
daughter of John Kihner. Slu^ was a woman of singulailv 
amiable dis])osition — no word of censure or criticism ever pass- 
ing her lii)S — believing literally in the scriptural injunction 
■\lu<lge not that ye be not judged." She died in Elkhart county 
at the age of eighty-one years. 

Mr. Kilmer died in ISSo. Both were lifelong mend)ers of 
i.he Mennonite Church, and lived consistent CMnistians. 

Saimukl. 

Pnujp. 

John. 

SECOND (;ENEKATI()N. 

Children of Isaac- [Isaac'. J 

Mary. Boi'u May 24, 1841, in Ashland county, Ohio. Sep- 
lember 15,'18<)1, mariied A. B. Holdemau. Mend)er of the Men- 
nonite Church. Hei- husband's business is farming and raising 
thoroughbred horses and Holstein cattle. Pesidence, Elkhart, 
Indiana. 

Sarah. Born June 14, 1844. Married Jacob H. Wisler, 
January 2G, IHGs. Mr. Wisler is a farmer, l^oth are members 
of the Mennonite Church. Reside Nappanee, Indiana.. 

12 



178 HISTORY OF THE KH.MEK FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

David. Born October 5, 1841), in Ashland county, Ohio. 
March 19, ISOS, married Mary Joiie.s. His business is farming 
and stock raising-. 

Samuee L., M. D. Born April 1-2, JS4!), in Ashland county, 
Ohio. When lie was four years old his parents moved to Elkhart 
county, Indiana, settling on a heavily timbered tract of land, 
consisting of two hundred and I'orty acres, which was brought 
to a state of cultivation. Upon this farm Samuel grew to man- 
hood, in the time availing hinvntdf of the meagre educational 
advantages of that day. After this he attended the Normal 
School inCioshen, Indiana, and afterward an academy atSmith- 
ville, Ohio. At the age of eighteen he began teaching school 
and taught district schools in Indiana for several succeding sea- 
sons. As a teac;her lie was acknowledged to be successful, com- 
bining the piactical instruction of useful knowledge with good 
discii)line. In ISTl he graduated at the Northwestern Business 
College at Madison, Wisconsin, Later held the position (d' Pi-o 
fessoi- of book-ki.'eping in Bryant and Sti'atton's College of Phil- 
adelphia, and the Nelson of Cinciuuati. After this, having by 
industry accumulated soniii funds, he began the study of medi 
cine, graduating fi-om Rush Medical College, Chicagt), Illinois, 
in 1871). While in college he acted as assistant demonsti'ator of 
Anatomy, and duiing his last term there became prosector of 
anatomy under Prof. Charles T. Parkes. He was lequested to 
remain in the College with the assurance of pi-omotion to a reg- 
ulai- professoishi[) as rapidly as vacancies existed, but lie de- 
clined and the next day after his graduation he left for liis 
chosen field of labor. South Bend, Indiana, where he was asso- 
ciated with the well-known and skillful practitioner, Di-. J. A. 
Kcttiing, in the practice of medicine. This association was 
abiuptly terminated when it became necessary for his partner 
to take Mrs. Kettring abroad for her health. Di-. Kiliner then 
entered on an inde])ei-ident professional career, and was very suc- 
cessful, especially in suigery, for which he had a iireference, 
and to perfect himself in this branch he returned to Rush Medi- 
cal College and devoted his time to the study of suigery and 
gynecology. Returning to South Bend he resumed his practice 
which he has very successfully followed unremitting!}' since. 



ISAAC KILMER, 17 D 

with the exception of one session of attendance at the Post- 
Graduate Medical School in New York City. His success as a 
physician is established, as he numbers his patients from many 
of the sui-rounding states, wjjile his remedies liave an establislied 
reputation and sale. He is a frequent contributor to medical 
journals and numerous publishers of medical literature have 
requested him to become a regular contributor to their publica- 
tions. Professorships in medical colleges have been tendered to 
him, but he prefers the practice of medicine to the teaching of 
it and has always declined. He is the author of the Physician's 
Pocket Account Book, which gives universal satisfaction. Is 
treasurer and medical director of the firm of Di-. Kilmei'& Com- 
pany, who manufacture well-known remedies at South Bend. 
For years has been surgeon of the Lake Shore and Micliigan 
Southern Paihvay and president of the South Bend Humane 
Society. Though not zealously active in politics, in two separ- 
ate poHtical campaigns he could have had the unanimous nom- 
ination tor state senatorsliip his party (Kepublican) insisting 
upon his accepting it. Has also been requested to accept the 
nomination to the mayoralty of South Bend, but as it would 
interfere too nuich with his piofessional labors he declined all 
political honors. Although not a member of any church the 
docLor has a pew in tiie Fii'st Presbyterian Church, where lui 
attends with his family. Dr. Kilmer was mai'ried in 1881 to 
Miss Margaret Knott, of Sumption Prairie, Indiana, a most 
estimable young lady and a member of one of the first familiL-s 
in the county. Tiieir married life has been exceptionally happv. 

Children of Samuel- [Isaac']. 

Philip D. 

John H. Boi-n January 18, 18G0, in Elkhart county, Ind. 
Married Alice M. Salsbui-y, March 27, 1S81. Is a farmer on the 
old farm on which liis fatliei' settled when he moved from Oliio 
to Waukarusa, Ind. 

Children of Philip- [Isaac']. 

Chuihtlvn. Born September 15, 1832, in Pennsylvania. 
Married Catbai-ine Hughes, St;ptember 28, 18.")!. Died Ai)iil 27, 
18(33, from wounds received in the War of the RebellioiL 



180 HISTORY OF THK KILMER FAMILY IN A:MFK1CA. 

Jacob. Bom November 17, 1S3G, Juniata, Pa. January 
IT, 18(50, married Christina Lindermau. Farmer in Wauka- 
rasa, Ind. 

Philip R. 

Children of John- [Isaac']. 
Philip R. Waukarusa, Ind. 
John. Alanson, Mich. 
JosKPH. Waukarusa, Ind. 

Barbara. Mariied Peter Hontsberoer. Waukarusa, Ind. 
Elizabeth. Mari-ied Jacob Newcomer. Nappanee, Ind. 
Catharine. Married Abraham Knopp. Hotchkiss, Colo 
rado. 

third (lENKliATlON. 

Children of Sarah^ [Isaac-, Isaac' | and Jacob AVislei". 

Isaac S. Wisler. 

Harvey F. Wisler. Died at age of seven. 

Anna S. AVisler. Married Alvin liouser. 



Children of David ^ | Isaac", Isaac^ |. 
Ella Maud. Born Auii,ust 1, 1870. 
Laura Agnes. Bom November 15, 1873. 
PoY WiNFiELD. Bom November 22, 1880. 
Donald Mei:le. Born Novend)er 21, 1888, 
Herbert Lee. Bom November 10, 1891. 
All born in Flkhari, Indiana, and with their eui)honious 
names must be an attractive group. 



Child of SamneP [Isaac- Isaac'.] 

Bessie. An excei)tionally intelligent child now in ihe 
eleventh year of her age. 



Children of John H.^ |Is;iac- Isaac'. | 

Lemuel. Born January 12, iss-l 

LiLLiE C. Born June It;, ISSl. 

Dora A. Born November 1, ISss. Died Maich 5, 180(;. 



ISAAC lvll..MEU. ISl 

Cliiklreii of Chiistiair' [Philii)^ Isaacs] 

(TE()R(ii': Wesley. Born A|>i'il '2?>, 1850, in Olive township, 
Elkhart county, Indiana, Both his parents dietl when he was 
quite young, and he with his younger hrotlier Lyman (3scar 
were placed under the guardian care ot their uncle Jacoh Kil- 
mer. March 10, 18/8, George nuiiiied Miss Mary Brubaker of 
Olive tow^nship. Their home was in Waukaiusa, same town- 
ship until 1884. Lived in Warsaw, Ind., until the spring of 
1888, when lie moved to Marshall county, Jnd., where he was 
engaged in farming four years. In 18li2 went toMenton(\ Ind., 
and became ])roi)rietoi' of the Wliite Front di'ug store, where he 
can now be found dealing in drugs, jewelry and notions. 

Lyman O. Born August 5, 1858, in Olive townsbij), Ind. 
Married Ella 0. Marvin, Noveml)er 18, ISDO. Pjjncipal occupa- 
tion at present is farming. 

FOURTH (JENEKA'MON. 

Children of George W* [ Christian-' Philip- Isaacs J 
Ohville B. Born 1879. 
James Arnold. Born 1881. 
Austin Earl. Born 1883. 
Harvey. Born 1890. 



JOHN KILMER, 

Bmtlier of Isaacs His daughter Anna married Isaac^ as 
already noted. His son Daniel is the father of some Kilmers 
who have unfortunately allowed theii- names to he changed to 
Gilmore. Among these aie Cfeorge W., Fletcher, O. ; Frank E., 
Ridgeway, O.; William M., may he in Marseilles, ()., and Mis. 
E. H. Ruhins, Kenton, Ohio. 



PHILIP KILMER. 

FIRST (iENKKATION. 

Philip. Born near Port Royal in Turhett township, Juniata, 
county, Pa., whei-e he lived a numhei'of years, then purchased 
the Kilmer farm at Kilmer, Pa., which farm i)resumahly was 
one his father had occupied, although the correspondence did 
not so state. He remained at Kilmer the remainder of his life. 
Died in 1843. 

Samuel. Born 1789. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of Philip^ [Philip'.] 

John. 

Peter. 

Philip. 

Childof Samuel- IPliilip'-l 

David T. Born Decemher 7, 1827, in Turhett township, 
Pa, Farmer. Church connection, Preshyterian. 

THIRD GENERATION 

Children of Peter^ [Philip Philip'.] 

Martha. Died in infancy. 

George Washington. Born May 18, 1839, at the Kilmer 
Homestead near Kilmer postottice. Married Aramina McCon- 
nel, Octoher 17, 1805. Is a jeweler at Kilmer, Pa. Memher of 
the Evangelical Lutheran church, at Port Royal, Pa W^as 
drafted in the war of the Rehellion in 1802, and procured a sub- 
stitute. Was drafted again in the last draft, but the war closed 
before being called into active service. 



PHILIP KILMKR. 183 

Mary Ann. Born Fobniary 25, 1841. Married Azaii.ih 
McAfee. Her husband is drad. Her lesidence is Poi t Ivoyal, Pa. 

Emma. Married James I'ludy Jolinson. She is dead. 

Ida Lincoln. Born Novend)ei' It), 184t). Married Thon)))- 
son Kepner. He is dead. Slie residt\s at Port Ivoyal. 

Philip Mouhis. liorn lsii», ;il the old Kilmer homestead 
near Kilmer, Pa. Married S. Khzahfth Pice, October 2, 1873. 
Farmer. Bidoni;s to Patrons of flnsbandiy, and is a member 
of the PresbyttMian Church. Pesides at Kilmer. 

John Sf'.LLKKs. Born November 10, 1S52. Married Lavina 
Havice. Pesides at Port Poyal, Pa. 

MARGAiiET M. Boi'u SoptcMuber 21, 1855. Married Joliii 
(llace. Resides at Port Royal. 

Child of Philip^ [Philip-. JMiilip^] 

Margaretta. Mrs. Maricaretta McClure, Port Royal, Pa. 

Children of Dayid T.^ [Samuel-, Philip'.] 
Howard M. Born April 12, 1851. Dead. 
Sidney C. Born November *J, 1853. Dead. 
James C. Born June ID, 1857. 
A. C. B(jrn January 17, 18()0. 
Samuf^l B. Boni October 14, 18(! I. 
Ira H. Born August 4, 1809. 

FOURTH (iENERATION. 

Child of George W." | Peter^ Philip-, Philip'.] 
Emma Jane. Born August 20, 1872. Married Charles Allen 
Haffley. Residence, Kilmer. Pa. 

Children of Philip Morris^ [Peter% etc.] 

Margaret Celeste. Born 1874. 

Harry Sylvester. Born 1877. 

George Washington. Born 1879. Died 1881. 

Philip. Born 1882. 

Grace Elizaaeth. Born 1884. 

Charles Victor. Born 188(i. 

All at home at Kilmer. Pa. 



JOHN KILMER. 

Born ill Geriiiany. Came to America, witli his wife, in 
1847. 

• FIRST GENEKATION. 

Gkohcik. Born about 1S35, in (Jermany. Watsontown, l^i. 

John. Watsontown, Pa. 

Ca.spek. Montgomery, Pa. 

Katiiahink. Montgomery, Pa. 

L. G. ]>oin Feljruaiy :2t, 1850, in Berks county, Pa. Feb- 
ruary 7, ls7l, married IVlary Elizabeth Mostellar. Is a general 
merchant in Montgomery, Pa., under the tirin name of ]j. (J. 
Kilmer &, Sons (successors to L. G. Kflmer). Was appointed 
postmaster of a Presidential post office July, 1804, at a salary 
of $1,000. Belongs to the order of Odd Fellows. His entire 
family are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of 
Montgomery. 

This line in which Mi'. Kilmer belongs is a short one. Prob- 
ably he could be connected with the others if we had the 
records. He has shown much interest in the Kilmer Book. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

" Children of L. G.- |John. ] 
Alvin C, Born January 7, 1872. 
William E. Born April U, 1874. 
Edna Mae. Born June 4, 1870. 
All born in Delaware townsbij), Northumberland county, Pa. 




L. G KILMER. 



JUSTUS KULMER. 

His p^raiulsoii, George H. KiLner, M. I)., of Williston, Ohio, 
says his giaiuUatlier " was l)orn soiuetime in the latter part of 
the last century, and was om^ of the hii'eling-s of King George 
of England in oui* country's strife for independence, and served 
with distinction, advancing from private to sergeant." If this 
was the War of ITTO, he could not have heen horn much later 
than 1760. He died in lS5ii. It might have heen the War of 
1812. The reign of George III. ceased in fact on the day of the 
completion of the fiftieth year of his i-eign, October 25, 1810. 
Previous seasons of I'aving madness on that day culminated in 
the complete dethronement of reason In law his reign lasted 
nine years longer, during which time affairs wei'e under Prince 
of Wales, regent, afterward George IV. The editor has noted 
this historical reference as a])plying to the statement of Dr. 
Kilmer concerning his grandfather, thus affording two bases of 
estimate in the absence of precision. Justus Kulmer was buried 
in the cemetery at Pebia, Hessen Nassau, Germany. On the 
tombstone the name is Kullmer. Dr. Kilmer visited the grave 
of his grandfather, and, if the age was given on the stone, 
either failed to note it or give it to the compiler. 

He had four childi'en, one boy, Henry, and three girls, all 
of whom canie to this countr}^ settling in Cleveland, Ohio, in 
1848. With the exception of one daughtei-, who in December, 
1895, was still living, they are all dead. 

Henry. Was born in Bebra, Hessen Nassau, 1827. Soon 
after arriving at Cleveland, he mai-ried Knuigunde Schuchardt, 
also from Bebra. Their six cliildren, whose names follow, were 
all born in Cleveland. 

George H., M. D. Born November 8, 1852 ; is a physician, 
and that is all we are able to say of him. Eight letters, two at 
least containing stamped (Envelopes for answer, besides postal 
cards, brought one card and one lettei'. We would like' to know 
more of him and his family. Sometime in the future all the 
tribes may be linked to one head. 



180 HISTORY OF T1!K KILMKH FAMIf.Y IN AMERICA. 

Catharine. Was born November 10, 1S54. 
Magdalena. \Vas born in 1850. 
Henry A. 
Fred A. 

Otto H. No response came from bim. He residues at Si) 
Marion street, Cleveland, 

SUPPLEMENT. 

Consideiin^- tbe fact tbat tbe editoi- and compilei", in tbe 
plan of tbis work, bas followed not less tlian tliirty distinct 
lines, it will not ap})ear stranj^e from tbe view-point of tbe 
average person if mistakes and omissions occnr. (Tlie average 
person could not be inveigled into tbe writing of a family liis- 
tory as tbe present writer was, and tberefore is not supposed to 
know nmcb about tbe metbods.) Tbere are omissions for 
whicb, from bis own view-point, be otters no excuse in defense. 
On bis auxiliary cbart, in tbe line of Jobannes, be omitted to 
carry down tbe cbildren of Maria, daugbter of Jobn, son of 
Jobn I., son of Jobannes ; and tbe cbildi-en of Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Daniel, son of Jobn 1., son of Jobannes. Tbey sbould 
bave been placed on page 35, between tbe cbildren of Anna 
Margaret and Augustus, as follows : 

Cbildren of Maria* [Jobn^ Jobn I.*, Jobannes^] and Jobn 
Baunuis. 

Racbael A. Baunius. Married Sagendorf. Residence, 
Howe's Cave, N. Y. 

Schuyler Baumus. Giovner's Cornei's, N. Y. 

Charles W. Baumus. Grovner's Corners, N. Y. 

Catherine Baunuis. Married Richtmeyer. Carlyle Center, 
N. Y. 

Martha E. Baumus. Married Richtmeyer. Newburgb,N.Y. 

Adaline Baumus. Married Buck. Albany, N. Y. 

Children of Margaret*' [Daniel'', Jobn I.*, Johannes^] and 
Elijah Griffin. 

Ford Griffin. Grovner's Corners. N. Y. 



SUPPJJC.MliNT. 187 

Mis. William Wallace. High Bridge, Maconibi Dam Road, 
New York City. To requests sent to Mi's. Wallace for iiifcjrma- 
iion, no responses came back. Mr. Wallace is superintendent 
of the American Museum of Natural History at Central Park. 
He has taken much interest in tiiis book, and is a liberal sub- 
scriber to the com]»ilation fund. 

Mi-s. C. W. Karker. Lawyeisvillc, N. Y. 



Tardy coriesiK^ndents are to be blamed for some of the in- 
complete records. We are suie they had plenty of time. Some 
additions are insertiKl here, which came too late to be put in 
their proper ])lace. For ujistakes of coi'res[)()ndents, or those 
which may have occurred through unintelligible chirography 
in any part of the book, the editor cannot be held responsible. 



Catharine, daughter of Johannes, page 11, married Peter 
Sagendorf. 

John I., son of Johannes, page 11, was born August 16, 
1763. If this is correct, and the editor had known it in time, 
there would have been a transposition in the writing of this 
line. It is carried down with George as the older of the two 
brothers. The change is not essential, but would preserve regu- 
larity. He died January 27, lS4i). 



Elizabeth, daughter of Johannes, page II, inarried Peter 
Henry. She died June 13, 1820. 



Elizabeth, daughter of George, page 11, married Jesse 
Patrick. 

Daniel, son of John I, page 13, married Maria Shafer. 
Maria, daughter of John T, page 13, married Jacob Zimmer. 



188 HISTOKV OK 'VUK KUMFM FAMILY IN AMKUICA. 

Marg;aret, (laughter of Daniel, page 22, niai-ried Elijah 
Giiffin, and it is the editor's fault that this and the item ahovt^ 
were not recorded in the prc)i)i-i- place. 



Josiah, son of Daniel, ])age22, married Amanda Rockefellei-, 
This was new^s. 



Matilda, daughter of Lewis, ]iage 7(1, married Edson Hew^itt. 



Lewis Kilmer, ])age T."), was hoiii March 1), 1817, \^^as a 
fai-mer. Died January 11, l.s78. 



Harriet daughter of Lvwis, page 7('', mai-rried Joseph Bott. 



Lewis, page 70, liad anothci-daughtei- whose name the com- 
piler did not get indil late. This was Evaline who married 
Wm. C. Van Valkeid)urg. 



George, son of Henry in the middle of page 83, served in 
the war of 1812. He was hoi'u in Oolumhiji county, N. Y., in 
17'J1, and died at the residence of his son, Captain Kilmer, in 
Top eka, Kan., Lebiuary 20, 1870. 



Mrs. S. W. Sahin of P)Oonville, N. Y., ])age Dl, died Ai)ril 
10, 181)5. 

The following came too late for insertion in their proper 
place. Tliey are childien of (Jeorge H. Kilmei-, son of Josei)li, 
and belong on page 132. 

Olive May Kilmer. Born May 22, 1882. 

Allee Madora. Born October 22, 1883. 



MISCEI.LANK<3US. 189 



George Will. Born Sejiteiiiber 15, 188S, 
Maudie Fern. Boiii Octolx'r 28, isOa. 
Myrtle S. A. April 20, 1^',H). 



Likewise too late for insnilion in i)ro])er |)lace. 

NOUMA 1.0 Li IS K 

Child of .losepli and Eva jVlcKinney Kilinei' of Elinira, X. Y., 
boi'n Novenihei- II, LS',)7. 

Tliis history goes hack 20<J years or thereabouts, but it is 
not all a '' back nund)er. 



While the compiler was in attcndanco of the nioeting of the 
Synod of New York in Octobei, ISDT, lie was entei'tained at the 
home of Mr. Jones, a railroad postal cleik on the New Yoi'k Cen- 
tral. Mr. J. mentioned an acquaintance, Norman F. Kilmer, a 
j-ailroad postal clerk residing at Pine Plains, N. Y. An answt.-r 
was received fiom him dated Novend>er It, 1SD7, just as the last 
copy goes to the piinter. He states that his fattjer was Ijcwis 
Kilmer, and grandfather William, and that his sister has in her 
possession the family Bible which is neaily rJOO years old. We 
regret we did not tind him before. 



MISCEIJ.ANEOUS. 

The editor could not get records to connect the Kilmers un- 
der this head with any of the lines, long or shoit. 

Edward Kilmer of Casa Blanca, Texas, is county commis- 
sionei'. 

His father's name was Jonas, and born in Cumberland 
county, N. J., July 4, 181!». Pie thinks his grandfather's 
name was Adam. Edward's father died in lsr)S, wheuEdwaid 
was seven yeais old. His mother died when he was about four, 
and it is not strange that he lost track of his ancestry. His 
father went to Texas in 1840. If an}" Kilmei'scan give him any 
light, address him as above. 



190 HISTORY OF 'I'HE KII MKK FAMILY IN AMEUICA. 

Israel Kilmer, Shepard, Micbij^an. His father Isaac was born 
in Lancaster county, Pa., 181f), and bis grandfather, Christian, 
was a native of the same state. 

A. B. Kihner, Wadswortb, Ohio, is a brother of Israel. 

W. H. Kilmer, Winsted, Ct. 
Jeremiah Kilmer, N(M)la, Fowa. 
William Kilmoi-, Albany, N. Y. 
William II. Kihner, Anl)urn, N. Y. 
John P. Kihner, Bath, on Hudson, N. Y. 
Asa A. Kilmer, Corbettsville, N. Y. 
Peter I. Kilmer, Corbettsville, N. Y 
Frank J. Kilmer, Binghamton, N. Y. 
Levi Kilmer, Greenbush, N. Y. 
Charles T. Kihner, Horseheads, N. Y. 
Charles L. Kilmer, Hudson, N. Y. 
Robert J. Kilmer, Hudson, N. Y. 
Samuel A. Kihner, Hudson, N. Y. 
Thomas L Kilmer, Hudson, N. Y. 
William H. Kilmer, Hudson, N. Y. 
Leverett Kilmei', Poughkeepsie, N. Y, 
John Kilmer, Poughkee])sie, N. Y. 
N. A. Kilmei', Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
■John Kilmer, Red hook, N. Y. 
James Kilmer, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

B. B. Kihuer, Convoy, (Jhio. 

J. N. Kilmer, Columbus, Ohio. , 

William F. Kilmer, Bed minster. Pa. 
Samuel Kilmer, Benjannii, Pa. , . 

George Kilmer, Elimsport, Pa. 

Peter Kilmer, Ottsville, Pa. ,,, 

Thomas Kilmer, Point Pleasant, Pa. 
Ewald Kihnei, Philadelphia, Pa. : . 

Frederick Kilmei', Philadclpliia, Pa. 
Edward L. Kilmer, Stouchsbmg, Pa. 
Frank (r. Kilmer, Rochestei-, Ind. 

M. L. Kilmer, Jackson Corners, .\. Y., son of Levi (1., sou 
of George W., son of Wihiam. 



i I I 



OLD CHURCH UKCOltDS. 1!)1 

If some of the above ha 1 been enough interested to answer 
the letters sent to them possibly the compiler could have con- 
nected them somtivhere. 



William Kilmer, Tionesta, Pa., is a native of Gernjany, and 
said he could give interesting history of his ancestors from 1700 
but failed to do so after repeated efforts of the compiler to get it. 



OLD CHURCH RECORDS. 

GKiniANTOVVN. 

Adam, child of Abraham and Eva Kilmer, baptized 1748. 

Gertgen, child of Johannes Kulmer and E'ronica Becker, 
baptized 1751. 

Maria, child of Wilhelm Kulmer and Gertgen Pulver, bap- 
tized 1768. 

Johannes, child of Johannes Kulmer and Catharine Link, 
baptized 1770. 

William, child of Johaimes Kulmer nnd Cathaiine Link, 
baptized 1772. 

Simon, child of Adam Kulmer and Catharine Kohl, bap- 
tized 1773. 

Cathaiine, child of Wilhelm Kulmer and Cathai-ine Jjink, 
baptized 1774. 

Wilhelm, child of William Kulmer and Gertgen Pulver, 
baptized 1775. 

David, child of Johannes Kulmer and Cathai-ine Link, bap- 
tized 1770. 

Eva, child of Adam Kulmer and Catharine Kohl, baptized 



Elizabeth, child of Wilhelm Kulmer and (leitrude Pulver, 
baptized 1777. 

Elizabeth, child of Johannes Kulmer and Elizabeth Mickle, 
baptized 1779. 

Christina, child of AVilhelm Kulmer and Catharine Link, 
baptized 178L 



[\)-2 



HISTORY OF TIJK KlLMKIi I AMILV IN AMKKICJA. 



Gert^on, child of Williolm Kulmeiaiul Oert^eii I^ilver, l)ap- 
lizetl 1781. 

Catharine, diild of (^eoii;-!' Kulniei and Maigaretta Bahi-, 
l)aptized 17S-2. 

Petrus, cliild of VVilhehn IviihncM- and Catharine Link, ba})- 
tized 1783. 

Elizabeth, cliild of Johannes Knhner and Catharine Link, 
ba])tized 1784. *■ r 

Maria, child of Adam Knhner and Mar^ai'etta Ja}i;er, baj)- 
lized 1784. 

Petrns, child of Wilhehn Knlmcr and (Jci ti;vn Pnlvei-, bap- 
tized 1785. 

Johannes, child of ALiria Knlinrrand Johamirs Horn, bap- 
tized 1787. 

Petrus, child of Adam Iviilmei- and Catharine Kohl, bap- 
tized 1787. 

(ieorge, child of Adam Knhner and Certi;-en Ja-^er, baptized 
1787. 

Jeremias, child of Wilhehn Knhner and Chiistina Pnlvei-, 
baptized 17ss. 

Petrns, child of Johannes Kidmer and Anna Sipperly, 
bai)tized 178S. 

Elizabeth, child of (ieoii;!' Kiilmer and Saloma Pariier, 
baptized I7s8. 

Phili|), child of VVilhelm Knhner and (ierlzeii l^nlver, h;i])- 
tized ITt'U. 

Johannes, child of Adam Kiilmer and ?\bo,L;aret ta J;i<^e)-, 
baptized 17'.)1. 

Daniel, child of VN'ilbelm Knlmer and AmiaBntser, bap- 
tized 1804. 

Philip, child of Wilhehn Knlmer and Anna J^ntsei', ha]) 
tized 1800. 

Alexander, child of Wilhehn Knlmer and Anna lUitsei-, 
baptized 1811. 

Johny, child of Wilhehn Knlmer and Anna Bntser, bap- 
tized 1814. 

Aseri, cliild of Wilhehn Knhner and Anna Bntser, ba])- 
tized 1810. 



OLD CHURCH RECOHDS. ]'.Ki 

Robert W., child of Poter Kilmer and Gritzgeii Batlirick, 
baptized 1810. 

GKEENBUSH DUTCH REFOKMED. 

Known as "Veddei's Chnrcli/' l)oniini(; ITcinian V. Ved- 
dei' was pastoi" sixty years. 

Adam, child of Geor^-e Kuliner and P]va { Jerti'ude Din^s, 
baptized J 775. 

Elizabeth, cliild of Georire Kulmer and Eva Geitrnde DinL^s. 
baptized . 

Peter, child of Nicholas Knlmci' and Katrina Hess, bap- 
tized 1783. 

Jury, child of Simon Kulmer and Eva Shavei-, baptized . 

John, child of John I. Kulmer and Eleanor Miller, bap- 
tized 1802. 

Christina, child of Peter P. Kulmer and Margaret Bathrick, 
ba])tized 1802. 

Jonas, child of Simon Kilmer and Eva Shaver, baptized 1801. 

Hendrick, child of Peter P. Kilmer and Margaret Bathrick, 
baptized 1804. 

James, child of John I.Kilmer and Eleanor Millei', bap- 
tized 1805. 

Helen, child of William Kilmer, jr., and Catharine Bath- 
rick, bai)tized 1800. 

Jacob, child of Peter Kilmer and Margaret Bathrick, ba])- 
tized 1806. 

Oliver, child of John I. Kilmer and Helen Miller, baptized 
1807. 

John, child of George W. Kilmer and Cornelia Tatoi-, baj)- 
tized 1808. 

Maria, child of Adam I. Kilmer and Eve Wilsie, baptized 
1808. 

Jonas, child of Peter P. Kilmer and Margaret Bathrick, 
baptized 1808. 

Lucinda, child of Lydia Kilmer and James Brown, bap- 
lized 1820. 

James Munroe, child of Lydia Kilmer and James Brown,, 
baptized 1822, 

13 



194 HISTORY OF TlIK KILMER FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Abraliam, child of Peter P. Kilmer and Mar^ijaret Bathrick, 
baptized 1824. 

Jacob, child of Christina Kilniei- and Isaac Oakley, bap- 
tized 1824. 

John, child of Christina Kilmer and Isaac Oakley, bap- 
tized 1825. 

Jane, child of Christina Kilnujr and Isaac Oakley, ba])- 
tized 182t;. 

Abraham, child of Christina Kilmer and Isaac Oakley, bap- 
tized 1827. 

Josiah, child of Lydia Kilmer and James Bi'own, baptized 
1827. 

F. B. Kilmer of New Brnnsvvick, N. J., has e.\:i)ended con- 
siderable money and time in collecting old chnrch lecoi'ds and 
has the transcript of a dozen chnrches or more in his possession. 
They were promised for insertion in this book, bnt are incom- 
plete, needing revision and correction, and it would be folly to 
send them out as they are. His business demands so much of 
his time that he has not been able to arrange them for j)ublica- 
tion, but thinks that later on he will do so, and donate them to 
any Kilmer who wishes a coj)y. 



EDITOR'S NOTES. 

THE NAME. 

In many of the old church records on Ijivingston Manor, 
where written in German scrii)t, it is Kulmer, which seems to 
be the original. Occasionally in these records it is written 
Kuelmej'. In Documentary History of New York it is s])elled 
Kelmer, Kilmer, Kilmore, Kilmor, Kolman and Kollman, all 
without much doubt belonging to the Kilmer family. In this 
documentary history some signatures are by cross marks and 
the name was written by others from phonetic sound, often in- 
distinct, which accounts for many of these changes. Wilhehnus 
in his birch-bark book, kept from 1707 to 17t)0, wrote it Kelmer. 
Rev. Joshua Kocherthal, the fu-st Lutheran minister to the 
Palatines, who had a good German and English education, 



editor's NOTK8. 195 

wrote in Kilmer in his church records as early as 1715. It is 
evident that the name in (ieiinan is Kulmer and it is Kilmer in 
English. Robert Livingston had a way peculiar to himself and 
wrote it Kolmere. Modernly, for tifly years and moi'e, it has 
been Killmer, Kilmore, Gillmore and Oolman, with some mem- 
bers of the family. Thomas Kilmer, of Hudson, tells us that 
in his school days at Gallitanville on Livingston Manor, about 
1840, some of the families spelled their name Killmer, others 
Killmore, and some Kilmer. One day the teacher called them up 
and told them the proper way ti) spell tiie name wasK-i l-m-k k, 
and hereafter on the school r(^cords it should be so sj)elled. The 
instruction of this wise schoolmaster concerning our name is 
passed along for the l)enetit of piesent and future genearations. 

PALATINE AND 1\\LATINATK. 

The word palatine is related to palace, and as a title dates 
from the time of the Merovingian kings of Fjance, connected 
with whose con it was a liigh judicial officer called the comes 
palafii, or inastei- of the royal household. 

When the sovereign chose to confer a peculiar mark of dis- 
tinction ui)on the holder of any particular fief under him, he 
granted the I'ight to exercise the same ])Owei- within his province 
as the comes palatii exercised in the royal palace. With the 
function went the title of comes j'uhttinns, or count palatine, 
and from the rliler the district under him became finally known 
as a palatinate. 

The Up])er and Lower Palatinate were two separate states 
of the old (jeinian empire, not contiguous, thongh under one 
ruler. Their territory is now comprised in that of Bavaria, 
Baden, Hesse Darmstadt and Prussia. 

THE OLDEST BIBLE IN POSSESSION OF THE KILMERS. 

As far as is kncjwn, the oldest heir-loom Bible njw^ in ex- 
istence, is in possession of Captain George W. Kilmer of To- 
wanda, Pa. It is printed in German, in Martin Luther's trans- 
lation. Very unfortunately, if there was ever any family rec- 
ord within its pages, it is gone. In it is a statemejit, written in 
German by J. Adam Eisenwine (boi-n in Schaubach, District of 



106 HISTORY OF THE KUMFAi VAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Canstatt, Kingdom of WurttMiibiirg, 1821), onco its possessor, 
that it is over tlireo hundred years old. He had it from Miss or 
Mrs. Kilmer, who was nearly one lauidred years old, and states 
that it came from Holland. 

THE COAT OE ARMS. 

The imposing emblem of nobility which is i)laced as a 
frontispiece to our history was rej)roduced from the archives of 
heraldry by W. H. Abbott, genealogist and hei-aldic dranglits- 
inan, now of Saugerties, N. Y. It belonged to Count Knlmer 
von Rosenpiche and Hohenstein, presumably in Saxony, which 
borders on the Palatinate, and lie may have been a count pala- 
tine. We are not after his lai-ge estates, which have prc^bably 
been scattered to the foui' winds, but it is not wild to think that 
we can be hitched on to the count. It seems to be the only 
escutcheon of the kind belonging to our name. To attempt a 
connection, it would be necessary for one to visit that country. 
If the editor lives to witness the incoming of tiie next century, 
two years hence, he may celebi'ate by crossing over to tlie soil 
of the old world. If he does not, some one else who is inter- 
ested may go. Colors on tlui coat of arms are indicated by 
lines, which are on the card accomj)anying each bo 3k. Tiiese 
points in heraldry were kindly furnished by Mr. Abbott. 

THE KILMER MANUFACTURING CO., OF NEWBURGH, N. Y. 

We prepared a histoi-y of considerable length of this com- 
pany, but as they were oblig(!d to succumb to the financial \)V(.'s- 
sure, that sketch would be inappropriate, and it only reiUcUns 
to place a brief monumental inscription in locus. 

The business l)egan in a small way on a farm in Schohaiie 
county, in 1870. The implements first used in the mamifac- 
ture of hay bale ties were a common vise and a twister at- 
tached to a carpenter's bit-brace. Tlie first investment in stock 
was 100 pounds of wire. Soon after this the purchase of a ton 
brought in the neigld)ors, who anxiously incpured what the 
daring adventurers were going to do with so much wire. Tliis 
was followed by several tons, and it was found after several 
months of business that the shop in the barn was so small that 



KDlTOIi's NOTKS. 197 

it cramped the wings of enterpi-ise. In 1878 they moved to 
Schenectady, N. Y.. in oidei' to have l)etter facilities for their 
increasing trade. In 1888 they moved to Nevvbnrgh. It was 
the privilege of the writer to visit the establishment there two or 
three times, and he could not help conti-asting the vise and 
hrace, witli which one bundle or i350 ties could hci made by 
steady application in one day, with a machine on which one 
hoy could twist 1'20 bundles oi' ;'>(), (»u(i ties i)er day. Multiply 
tills by the thiity-t'our niachines of this kind then on their floors, 
and the output is l,02u,0ui) ties per day. If any of those 
iriendly Schoharie farmers (wer visited the establishment, they 
tloubtless opened their eyes as wide as did the (alitor. They 
were inanufac'turing wiie and using eighty tons of iron per day 
for that pnrpose. This i)rocess is woiuh.'ifully interesting, 
es[)ecially when witnessed for the first time. Billets of 
Bessamer steel were placed in furnaces heated by gas where they 
remained seven minutes, tlu^n dia\fn out at white heat. Then 
went quickly on arranged caii iages o|)eratfd by machinery from 
one machine to another, and with each process smaller in diam- 
eter and longer in length coiling through one channel then back 
to another, twisting and hissing like a monstrous serpent, and 
in less than one minute that l)illet was a (;oil of wire 1,400 feet 
long and still red hot. 

They wei'e then employing 150 men and running their 
wH^rks night and day, in the mannfactnreof hay bale ties, barbed 
wire and ornamental fencing. Their plant at that time had cost 
more than $500. uou and they a])peared to be pi'ossing steadily 
upward. But, sic trcmsit yiona unuidi. 

It was a greac loss to Newburg and a great blow to the com- 
j)any, to see this industry, standing first with the kind on the 
continent, and built up by biave si)iiits, busy minds and hands, 
facing many discouragements and much opposition of jealous 
manufacturers, thus suddenly collapse. 



IDS IIIHTORV OF TlIK KILAFKK FAMILY IN AMFIUCA. 

FINALE. 

The editor and compiler acknowledges with heartfelt thanks 
letters of coiigralulation and commendation already received. 
The beratings which occasionally have coirie to him were, it is 
charitable to say, from })ersons who are ignoiant of the sitna- 
ti<jii. 

This seems the only a|)[>ro))riate place as it was omi1te(l in 
the [)reface, to acknowledge, f.ivors and helpful correspondence 
from Geoi'ge I). Hale, treasnrer of the Interstate Land Company 
at Topeka, Kansas, and ])resid(MiL of the Kansas Society Sons of 
the Americ'an [icwolution. 11(3 is also an intimate; friend of 
Captain C. B. Kilmer of Topekii. 

The editor has pre])ared a s|)ecial copy of our history with 
blank interleaves foi' the pni-pose of netting additional history, 
data, and coi-rectioiis as they may apjtear in I'cference to the 
fannly, which will he left as a legncy to succeeding geneiations 
who may desire to issue another hook. Matters of this kind will 
be solicited and searched for. His time is wt)itli something, and 
inquiries for [)ersonal benetit involving outside corresi)ondence 
or seaich in the voluminous records in the dej»ository should en- 
close ten cents in stamjtsor silvtM-. Letteisof ordinary reference 
nuist enclose a two cent stamp to insuie an answei'. 

He rejoices that the; arduous w^)rk entrusted to him is so 
nearly out of his hands and into yours, and before dro})])ing tlni 
pen from a weary hand he extemds to all the sincere wish for 
their prosperity and haij[)iness. 



Ar.PlIAIiKTK'AL T.IST. lO',) 

ALPHABETICAL LIST BY STATES, PROVINCE AND 
POST-OFFICES. 

CAl.ll'OKNIA. PAUE. 

Morris P. KiliiKM-, Arnioni;i 147 

HeiiJ'y Kilniei', Colfax Ids 

W. H. B. Kilmer, Knight's ]<'(Mi-y 85 

COI.OK'ADO. 

Mrs. CatluiriiK' Kno])[). Hotchkiss 180 

CONNECTH'LTT. 

William H. Kilmer, Winsted 190 

Martin L. Kilmer, Miliord :;5 

i»i:].A\VAKi':. 

J. R. Kilmer, Wilmini^ton K'.l 

Ziba Kilmer, Wilmington If. 1 

KLOltTDA. 

Wasliinj2,ton Kilmei-, Orlando 20 

(iKOl^CIA. 

T. W. Kilmer, Aiii^iista ]:Vj 

ILLINOIS. 

Luther S. Ba,a;ley, Auroi-a 112 

Mrs. Lucy G. Mcllenry, Cambridge 5S 

Leroy Kilmei-, Charleston 145 

E. E. Kilmer, Chicago yi; 

Lena V. Kilmer, Chicago , (;4 

Mrs. Laura E. Miner, Chicago 145 

Margaret 8. Potter, Dwiglit 145 

Mary Ann Potter, Dvvight 142 

George Kilmer, Joliet 142 

Mrs. C. N. Spragae, Joliet 14t> 

Mrs. Abbie Kilmer Stafford, Joliet 146 

James Kilmer, Joliet 148 

John T. Kilmer, Joliet 146 

George W. Potter, Joliet 145 

Thaddeus Kilmer, Joliet 143 



200 ALPHABETICAL LIST. 

Reuben W. Kilmer, Joliet. U3 

William A. Kilmer, Joliet ;58 

Mrs. E. R. Kerr, Kenanee <"•(') 

Mrs. A. C. Paxon, Lockpoit : 4;^> 

Minora C. Paxon, Lockport 145 

Lyman 0. Kilmei-, Maple Park InI 

E^-bei-t Kilmer, Marseilles 1!0 

Thomas Kilmer, Marseilles 1 1('» 

Mrs. Kate Wilsey, Marseilles lit) 

Mrs. W. G. Hoi.kins, Osco :»;> 

M rs. J. S. Tracy, Osco ;V.» 

Mrs. Alonzo Richtmeyer, Sterling 'M 

John W. Fellows, Watseka 47 

E. T. Potter, Wilson Ur. 

LNDIANA. 

Daniel W. Kilmer, Blountsville 1<!7 

tleniy W. Kilmer, Burdick .")S 

Mrs. Ahram Ht)l(leman, Elkhart 177 

David Kilmer, Elkhart 17s 

Henry E. Kilmer, Frankfoit 172 

J^euben W. Kilmer, Fi-ankl'ort 145 

Charles Kilmer, Kenana 171 

Mis. Alice Grand, Logansport 1 72 

Mrs. Rebecca Scarff, Logansport 171 

George W. Kilmer, Mentone 1 s 1 

John A, Kilmer, Monticello 171 

Mrs. Elizabeth Newcomer, Nappanee ISO 

Mrs. Jacob H. Wisler, Nappanee 177 

Albert Potter, Peru 1 45 

John Kilmer, Richmond h;s 

S. L. Kilmer, South Bend 17H 

A. L. Kilmer, South Bend i;^>0 

Jacob Kilmer, Waukarusa iso 

John H . Kilmer, Waukarusa 17!) 

Philip D. Kilmer, Waukarusa 1 7l> 

Joseph Kilmer, Waukarusa 180 

Mrs. Peter Honsberger, Waukarusa IsO 

Philip R. Kilmei-, Waukarusa Iso 



ALPHABETICAL LIST. 201 
IOWA„ 

F. A. Kilmer, Boone 127 

Jerry C. Kilmer, Brooklyn 59 

Mrs. Addison Barker, Camaiiclie 2o 

Jeremiah Kilmer, Camancbe 84 

]\lrs. William R. Anthony, Camanche 84 

Ulysses U. Shores, Orestor 2S 

AViliiam Kilmer, Malcolm .">:) 

Jeremiah Kilmer, Neola liM) 

William M. Kilmer, Oxford Junction is 

Eli Kilmer, Panoia Kls 

i\irs. John Whipple, Sydney: 18s 

Mrs. Adam Griflln, Spencer 117 

J. Milton Kilmer, Yorkshire 117 

KANSAS. 

(t. W. Kilmer, Argentine 171 

Equilas Kilmer, Argentine 172 

Mrs. Emily Stump, Dwight 1 IS 

Mrs. Alfred McCully, Eldorado 12<i 

Fi-anklin P. Kilmer, (lyi)snm C-ity 172 

Percival Kilmer, Humboldt 172 

Thomas Kiimei-, Lincoln 1(58 

Allen Kilmer, New Cambria 172 

Henry Kilmer, New Cambria 172 

James M. Kilmer, Rosedale 171 

Alonzo Kilmer, Sedon 10(i 

Charles B. Kilmer, Topeka S7 

l^enjamin Kilmer, Waldo 187 

Mrs. B. F. Courter, Wichita 17 

M Alt V LAND. 

Miss Jane Kilmei', Baltimore 1G8 

John W. Kilmer, Baltimore 103 

Harry C. Kilmer, Baltimore U">8 

Chester N. Kilmer, Baltinjore KU 

Frank L. Kilmer, Baltimore ir.4 » 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

F. M. Kilmer, Boston 71 

Rausom Kilmer, Worcester 3;" 



202 ALPKABKTICAL TJBT. 

MICIIKJAN. 

John Kilmer, Alaiison 180 

W. K. Bagley, Ann Arbor 113 

Mary Kilmer, Big Rapids 130 

Mrs. Joseph Becliter, Bowers Mills 3L> 

l\lrs. Charles R(»llniaii, Biiir Oak 100 

Myron Kihner, Caledonia 31 

Mrs. Amos Breasley, Caletloni.t 32 

Lorenzo Shattuck, Cah^doiiia 32 

Jeremiah Kilmer, Charlotte 15 

George H. Kilmer, Chase 12*> 

Mrs. Charles Berger, Ciapo : 13o 

Kev. Benson C. Bobbins, Crystal 10(1 

]{ichard A. Ik^njamin, Denton 32 

({eorge Kilmer, Detroit 127 

Pahner Kihner, Detroit K'O 

John C. Kilmer 127 

Mrs. Isaac Bechtel, Grand Bajiids ;')2 

Mi-s. Emma J. Dunlap, Middleville :52 

Dilman P. Benjamin, Middloville 32 

Mrs. Frank Damouth, Middleville 32 

Elmer Rosenberiy, Muskegan I'M 

Mi-s. Adelia Cline, Parnjalee 31 

Ezeliah Kilmer, Peed City 12S 

James Kilmer, Sarena 144: 

Israel Kilmer, Shepherd 1!>0 

William Arthur Kilmer, Solon 130 

George W. Kilmei-, Trav(>rs(^ City 12«t 

MINNESOTA. 

Mrs. William Thompson, Alma City 127 

George M. Kilmer, Alma City 127 

Byron 0. Kilmer, Amboy 127 

Charles C. Kilmer. Amboy X28 

Mrs. Josie Pugh, Belfry 128 

Mrs. Mary E. Lewis, Detroit 59 

Mrs. Edwin F. Harris, Detroit 66 

George D. Kilmer, Grogan 125 



at;pii abetkjal list. 



203 



Theodore Kilmer, Jaiiesville 1)3 

Mrs. Mary Se^ai-, Madclia 12>i 

Albert W. Felk)\vs, S[)i-ing V^alley 47 

U. M. Kilmer. Stillwater ". '.►•2 

William Kilmer, St. Peters 21-1 

Mrs. Orange Morrison, Ve.-noii Center 127 

Mrs. George E. Baxtei-, Winnebago City lis 

IMISSISSIIM'I. 

Philip CI. Kilmer, Brookss iUc ")•.> 

MISSOURI. 

Mrs. Reuben T. Camp, J^ockwood li't; 

Willis D. Lovelace, Oscar oO 

C. L. Kilmer, St. Joseph i;)7 

NKllKASKA. 

Robert II. Kilmei', Arnold 1-t 

Mrs. Luther (laultry, Blair V'.U 

Mrs. Lewis (Irilfetii, DeWitt r.o 

Frank Kilmei-, (Jartield ;n 

Mrs. Albion P. Martin. Lincohi lis 

Chester L. Brinkenholf, Ml. Clair ;»2 

Ezra Fellows, O'Kay 47 

Mrs. Emma C. Miller, St. Kearney :>i> 

Oeorge M. Kilmer, Western li'.it 

Mrs. George F. Sawyer, \Vestt!iii 1H'.» 

xNKW .lEKSEV. 

Mrs. H. J. Hahn, Atlantic City C.l 

F. B. Kilmer, New Brunswick 55 

N. H. Kilmer, Ocean Grove 121 

NRW MEXICO. 

Mrs. Lavina Bi'own, Alhurque 20 

Frank D. Kilmer, Las Vegas i<2 

NEW YORK. 

Martin Kilmer, Albany 20 

Mi-s. Rebecca Hager, Albany 20 

William Kilmer, Albany I'JO 

Adaline Bouck, Albany 1 su 



204 Al.l'IIABETlCAL LIST. 

M rs. George D. Hilts, Albany U 

Margaret Kilmer, ATiistcnlain !S<'> 

Abi abani Kilmer, Ancram l'>'-' 

Lewis Kilmer, Amiondale 1-0 

Mrs. C. H. Spaulding, A)»])letoH 112 

VV . J. Kilmer, Argy le 1 ■"> I 

W. H. Kilmer, Auburn H>t' 

Martin A. Kilmer, Aveiill Park 77 

E. H. Kilmer, Bangall IK' 

James H. Kibner, Batb 12:^ 

John P. Kilmer, Batli-on Hudson I'.U) 

Jonas M. Kilmer, Bingliamlon -•> 

Willis Sharpe Kilmer, Biiigbamton ;^(* 

Oliver A. Kilmer, Bingliamlon TjU 

Arthur A. Kilmer, Binghamton (l-t 

Ral[)h G. Kilmei", Binghamton <''^ 

Elias R. Kilmer, Binghamton ICO 

Frank J. Kilmer, Binghamton 11»<) 

George H. Kilmer, Binghamton K'O 

James A. KiluK^r, Binghamton I'io 

Mrs. Aurelia l*almatier, Binghamton i^7 

Mrs. Will Freemeyer, Binghamtoii ;'>•> 

James W. Cohnnan, Binghamton 4s 

Mrs. Eliza J. Sabin, Boonville 1)1 

Walter B. Sabin, Boonville 1^2 

Caroline E Sabin, Boonville i>2 

Harmon Woi'tb, Braman's Corners 27 

Haivey Worth, Braman's Cornei's 27 

Daniel B. Kilmer, Brewerton '.)3 

George D. Kilmer, Brockport 10 

Chauncey C. Kilmer, Brooklyn 20 

Mrs. J. R. Kerr, Brooklyn O-t 

Mrs. Helen P. Kelley, Brooklyn t>4 

Frank Squire, Brooklyn 100 

Jonas A. Kilmer, Buffalo 14 

Manning L. Kilmer, Buffalo 30 

Catharine Ricbtmeyei', Carlyle Center 1 SG 

Mrs. Jacob H. Houck, Central Bridge 'iO 



ALPHABETICAL LLST. 205 

Mary Hoiick, Central Biidgo 80 

Mary Worth, Central Bridge 27 

Thomas Kilmer, Claverack 12;^ 

Archie C. Kilmer, Cobleskill 3S 

Geoi-ge M. Kilmer, Cassayuua 151 

Asa Kilmer, Corbettsville 190 

Peter I. Kilmer, CorbettsviMe 100 

H. G. Kilmer, Deer River S5 

Raymond Shattuck, Deposit 32 

Melvin Kilmer, Eagle Mills 78 

John Kilmer, East Nassau Kiy 

Isaac Kilmer, East Nassau 112 

D, W. Kilmer, East Nassau 120 

Clarence A. Kilmer, East, Nassau 121 

F. A. Wilcox, Eddytown 19<> 

C. H. Kilmer, Elmira 150 

John Kilmer, Ehnira lot; 

Joseph Kilmer, Elmii-a I57 

Mi's. WiUiard J. Lord, Elmira 157 

Floyd Kilmer, Elmira I57 

Martyn Ten Eyck Kilmei-, Esjicraiicf 34 

Oideon A. Kilmer, Forestport SO 

Mrs. J. D. Hovey, Forestport 90 

Henry C. Kilmer, Forestport SO 

Benjamin Pond, Fredonia 02 



rjj 



Mrs. Elmira Latham, Gallup villc 

F, A. Kilmer, Glens Falls 152 

Lonson C. Kilmer, Gloversville 89 

Orville Killmer, Gloversville 3S 

Adam P. Kilmer, Gouverneur I43 

John Kilmer, Gouverneur I44 

John P. Kilmer, Gouverneur I47 

Levi Kilmer, G reenbush . ; 190 

Mrs. Elijah Griffin, Grovners Corners 22 

Charles W. Baumus, Grovners Corners 180 

Herman Worth, Grovners Corners 27 

Schuyler Baumus, Grovners Corners 186 

Fred Griffin, Grovners Corners 180 



'200 ALPIIABETR'AL LIST. 

Mrs. John Bauinus, Grovners Coi'iieis 22 

John P. Kilmer, Guilderlaiid 109 

Mrs. Theodore Wood, Hohert 20 

Daniel A. Kihner, }fovve's Cave 22 

Rachael A. Sagendorf, Howe's Cave 18G 

Mi'S. Parniei' SHngerland, liovve's Cave 38 

Cliarles L. Kihnei-, Hudson 190 

Thomas Kilmer, Hudson 11(5 

Homer B. Kihner, Hudson 119 

Robert J. Kihner, Hudson 190 

Russell W. Kilmer, Hudson 120 

Samuel A. Kilmer, Hudson 190 

Tliomas L. Kilmer, Hudson liio 

William E. Kilmer, Hudson 123 

William H. Kilmer, Hudson 190 

Eli Kilmer, Jackson Coi'uers 120 

Martin Kilmer, Jackson Corners 190 

Cornelius Kilmer, Jackson Corners 110 

William Kilmer, Jackson Corners 110 

Mrs. Lucinda Finger, Jackson Corners 120 

Mrs. Deborah Moon, Jackson Cornei's 120 

Henry C. Near, Jackson Corners 1 13 

John Kilmei-, Jackson Corners 117 

Urijah Kilmer, Jackson Corners 121 

Harvey Kilmer, Johnstown 117 

Alexander Kilmer, Johnstown 117 

Robert M. Kilmer, Johnstown 117 

Cortlandt Kilmer, Johnstown 119 

John Wilcox, Kendall 139 

William I. Kilmer, Kinderhook 108 

William H. Kilmer, Kinderliook 112 

Alfred C. Kilmer, Kinderhook 112 

Mrs. C. W. Karker, Lawyers ville 187 

George Kilmer, LowMuanville 155 

Mrs. Louisa Biodt, Low ville 85 

Philip G. Kilmer, Lowvillie S6 

William C. Robinson, Lyons 50 

Mrs. Walter A. Hopkins, Lyons 50 



ALi'lIABETICAL LIST. 207 

Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn, Lyons 40 

J'slrs. John E. Wesley, Lyons 03 

Mrs. Emilne Bowers, Maitvillo 158 

C. A. Kihner, Masonville 159 

Mrs. Isaac Carley, Masonville 159 

Mrs. Nelson Alger, Masonville 159 

Oiarles H. Kilmer, Middlegrove 149 

(J(iorge H. Kihner, Middlegrove 150 

(Jeorge W. Kilmer, Middlegrove 149 

Samuel Kilmer, Middlegrove . . . i 50 

-Airs. Charles W. McNutt, Middlegrove 149 

Mrs. James Chase, Middlegrove 149 

A. J. Kilmer, Middlegrove 149 

Austin D. Kilmer, Middlegrove 149 

Mrs. L. R. Finger, Milan 112 

Abram Kilmer, Minetto 158 

Mrs. Alonzo Lewis, Newark 03 

Augustus Kilmer, Newbuvg 22 

Mrs. Edward l^avis, New burg 30 

Mrs. W. Johnston McKay, Nowburg 38 

Lemai Kilmer, Newburg 38 

Martha E. Richtmeyer, Newburg 180 

George L. Kihner, New Dorp ... 55 

Chauncey Kilmer, New York 96 

Miss Cordelia S. Kilmer, New York 100 

M rs. May Keefe, New York 103 

Jtihn L. Kilmer, New York U5 

Ih's. Eliza Foland, New York 19 

Mi-s. John A. Dake, New Yoik 99 

W. G. Kilmer, New York !>4 

Mrs. L W. Terrell, New York 34 

Airs. William Wallace, New York 1 87 

Joseph Kilmer, Niagara Falls 214 

Mrs. Thomas Gorley, North Harpersfield 31 

Harvey Shattuck, Norwich 32 

Mrs. H. C. McDermott, Norwich 29 

Mrs. William Pearl, Oneonta 20 

Mrs. Martin L. Swart, Oneonta 34 



208 ALIMIAHKTICAL LIST. 

William E. Kilmer, Otieoiita 159 

Hei'Mian E. Kilmer, Oneonta 1 59 

Noimaii F. Kilniei-, Pine Plains 189 

Mr.-!. Sarah Syndei', Poestenkill 75 

William H. Colehamer, Poestenkill 79 

Mrs. Matilda Hewett, Poestenkill 70 

Mrs. Heni-y Hotaling, Philmot lis 

N. A. Kilmer, Pon<;hkee]),sie 190 

Levei'ett Kilmer, Ponf^hkeepsie 190 

John Kilmei-, Pon<2;hkeepsie 190 

Mrs. M. L. Portei-, Port Li^yden 91 

John Kilmer, Kedliook 190 

Eli Kilmer, Rhinebeck V20 

Jedediah Kilmer, Pock City Falls 150 

Mrs. Jedediah Kilmer, Pock City Falls 149 

John B. Kilmei', Rock City Falls 149 

Charles Kilmer, Rock City Falls lt;o 

Chauncey Cray, Rock City Falls 101 

Mrs. Sarah Gray, Rock City Falls 90 

S. Andral Kilmei', Sanitaria Springes 24 

Andrew G. Kilmer, Sanitaria Springs i>2 

James Kilmer, Sai'atoga S|)rings 190 

Mrs.' Christina Styles, Saugerties 1^7 

Mrs". James Clute, Schenectady loO 

T. J. Kilmei-, Schoharie 'j-^ 

Mrs. Stephen Badgley, Schoharie i}i> 

Mrs. David Richard, Schoharie ',^5 

Philip M. Snyder, Schuylerville 7(! 

Abram H. Kilmer, Sonth Argyle |51 

Schuyler V. Kilmer, Syracuse 88 

Mrs. C. J. Kresser, Syracuse 93 

Mrs. Thomas J. Kendrick, Syracuse 93 

C. E. Kilmer, Troy " 77 

Osborne Kilmer, Troy liil 

Mrs. D. S. Tu ner, Tyrone 139 

Mrs. Edward Sharp, Valatie 117 

John W. Kilmer, Waverly 15 

Clarence H. Kilmer, Waverly 31 



ALPHABETICAL LIST. 209 

George Reichai-d, West Sand Lake 75 

Mrs. Seth M. Flint, Worcester 32 

Miss Libbie Woith, Worcester 27 

Wayne Kilmer, Worthville 85 

Philip W. Kilmer, Wynantskill 75 

Mrs. John Vosburg, Wynantskill 75 

John Kilmer, Wynantskill 79 

Mrs. John Lawyer, Wynantskill 79 

Mrs. George H. Link, Wynantskill 75 

Mrs. Elmer Link, Wynantskill 79 

William Link, Wynantskill • • • • 79 

Philo Link, Wynantskill 75 

OHIO. 

Thalas S. Kilmer, Cleveland 36 

Melvin D. Kilmer. Cleveland 36 

Otto H. Kilmer, Cleveland 186 

Mrs. A. S. Wood, Collingwood 144 

John N. Kilmer, Columbus 190 

B. B. Kilmer, Convoy 190 

Mrs. E. H. Rubins, Kenton 182 

A. B. Kilmer, Wadsworth 1 90 

Charles F. Kilmer, Warner 100 

George H. Kilmer, Williston 185 

OKLAHOMA (TERRITORY.) 

Charles E. Kilmer, Hawley 145 

ONTARIO. 

WiUiam E. Kilmer, Aylmer 131 

Mrs. James Dickout, Aylmer 127 

Mrs. John Dickout, Aylmer 126 

Mrs. John Kinsey, Aylmer 126 

Hiram Westover, Aylmer 128 

Mrs. John Bradley, Aylmer 130 

Mrs. John Hammond, Aylmer 130 

Mrs. Albert Pritchard, Calton 128 

Mrs. Aubrey Adams, Calton 130 

Joseph Marley, Forest 130 



210 ALPHABETKJAL L18T. 

William Marley, Foi-est 130 

John Marley, Forest 130 

Mrs. P. B. Rosenberry, Forest 126 

Mrs. Samuel Westover, Lento ii 12H 

Omer L. Westover, Lenton 128 

Albert Kilmer, Orwell 129 

F. Kilmer, St. Catharines 129 

E. E. 0. Kilmei-, Stratford 131 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

La Mont W. Gillette, Allentown 29 

William F. Kilmer, Bedminster 190 

Samuel Kilmer, Benjamin 190 

Mrs. Clark Finn, Benton 47 

Jonathan M. Kilmer, Bethel 170 

Mrs. D. E. Sawtelle, Bethlehem 29 

Jeremiah Kilmer, Black 14 

Mrs. Henry Vann, Black 16 

Mrs. T. G. Smith, Black 29 

Mrs. Leroy Marshall, Bumpville 19 

Wm, D. Haverly, Campbellsville 136 

Mrs. Eldah Landon, Canton 136 

Norman L, Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

Lafayette Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

Almon Kilmer^ Carbondale 47 

William E. Kilmei-, Carbondale 47 

Silas C. Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

Edith A. Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

Elmer E. Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

Agnes E. Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

Ellery D. Kilmer, Carbondale 62 

William Edgar Coleman, Clifford 49 

Nelson Coleman, Dundaff .... 48 

J. Noble Kilmer, Durell 33 

George B. Kilmer, Dui-ell 32 

Daniel W. Kilmer, Durell 32 

Mrs. Hestor A. Heacock, Dushore 136 

George Kilmer, Elimsport 190 



ALPHABETICAL LIST. 2U 

Mrs. Gilbert Wells, Elkdale 49 

George H. Kilmer, Ellenton 159 

Benton Coleman, Factory ville 48 

Alexander Coleman, Factory ville 48 

Mrs. D. T. Gillette, Gihent 14 

A. D. Gillette, Ghent 29 

Mrs. Catharine Gillette, Hornbrook 14 

G. W. Kilmer, Kilmer 182 

P. M.Kilmer, Kilmer 183 

Mrs. Orpha Coleman, Libei'ty Corners 28 

Mrs. Charles H. Turner, Macedonia 10 

Sylvester Kilmer, Millview I'M 

Samuel Kilmer, Millview \:VJ 

Abraham Kilmer, Millview 139 

L. G. Kilmer, Montgomery 1 84 

Mrs. J. F. Simons, Myersburg 10 

John Kilmer, Myerstowu 17:) 

Percival Kilmer, Myerstown 173 

Mrs. Carrie Fisher, Myerstown 17u 

Leroy Haverly, New Albany 130 

Mrs. James H. Green, Orwell 18 

Peter T. Kilmer, Ottsville 1 9o 

A. C. Haverly, Overton 130 

Mrs. John Molyneux, Overton 130 

Henry Haverly, Overton 130 

Mrs. William Hottenstein, Overton 130 

Mrs. Fred McCarty, Piatt 1 39 

Ewald Kilmer, Philadelphia 190 

Frederick Kilmer, Philadelphia 190 

George Brown, Pittston Iu9 

Thomas Kilmer, Point Pleasant 19u 

Margaret McCiure, Port Koyal 183 

David T. Kilmer, Port Royal 183 

Mrs. Mary McAfee, Port Royal 1 83 

Mrs. Ida L. Kepner, Port Royal 18;! 

Mrs. John Glace, Port Royal 1 83 

John Sellers Kilmer, Port Royal 183 

Mrs. Oscar Miller, Providence 47 



212 ALPHABETICAL LIST. 

Mrs. George Griffin, Providence 48 

Murray T. Kilmer, Reading 175 

Aaron E. Kilmer, Reading 170 

George Kilmer, Reading 169 

James D. Kilmer, Rome 18 

Mrs. George Spencer, Rome 2'J 

P. W. Gillette, Rome 29 

Eugene Kilmer, Sayre 30 

Mrs. Catharine Lewis, Scranton 47 

Mrs. G. M. Hallsted, Scranton 63 

Le Grand Coleman, Scranton 49 

Mrs. Charles Wheeler, Scranton . ^ 48 

WiUiam A. Coleman, Scranton 48 

Mrs. Harriet C. Mott, Scranton 117 

Mrs. Harriet Coleman, Scranton 4y 

Henry Oakley, Scott Township 110 

Lewis H. Kilmer, Sheshequin 14 

Addison Gillette, Sheshequin 28 

Anthony B. Kilmer, Shunk 138 

William Kilmer, Shunk 135 

John Kilmer, Shunk 138 

Zachary T. Kilmer, Shunk 1 39 

Israel Kilmer, Stouchsburg 173 

Edward L. Kilmer, Stouchsburg 190 

Jerry Oakley,. Tompkinsville 110 

Mrs. George Blackman, Towanda 29 

George W. Kilmer, Towanda 10 

Frank Kilmer, Towanda 30 

Miles E. Horton, Towanda 29 

Mrs. Selinda Rhinebold, Towanda 13G 

Mrs. Grace Congdon, Towanda 30 

Mrs. Mary E. Granger, Towanda 30 

William Kilmer, Tionesta 191 

John Kilmer, Watsontown 184 

George Kilmer, Watsontovvn 184 

W. F, Kilmei-, Waymart 00 

Norman Kilmer, Waymart 47 

Henry Kilmer, West Lenox 47 



AI.IMIAMKTICAI. LIST. 213 

Mrs. Ethlin Sar^-eant. Wctoua 28 

B. H. Kilmer, Wilkes Harrf 61 

Mrs. C. F. VaiiilorvDorl. Wilki^sliaiie 6r 

Miss Caroline M. KilmiM, \Vilkesi)ari'e 60 

Mrs. F. W. Towner. Williarnyport 29 

TEXAS. 

Edward Kilmer, Casa lUanca 189 

Edward J. Kilmoi-, Coi'ims CMiristi 59 

VKKMONT, 

Mrs. Stephen Fields, Fei'risbiu>; 144 

Adam Kilmer, Ludlow 148 

Isabel Trowbridge, Rutland 47 

WEST VIRGINIA. 

John D. Kilmer, Martinsburg 169 

D. M. Kilmer, Martinsburg 169 

James Kilmer, Martinsburg. 169 

Mrs. Harriet Seibert, Martinsburg 169 

WISCONSIN. 

John Kilmer, Af ton 117 

Charles J. Kilmer, Afton 118 

Mrs. Catharine Griffin, Afton 117 

Mrs. Lyman H. Miller, Afton 117 

F. E. Kilmer, Beloit 172 

John Kilmer, Delafield 152 

Mi's. George Lawyer, Janesville 94 

Mrs. Jane Withington, Janesville 118 

Mrs. Emily Stump, Janesville 118 

Mrs. J. F. Spoon, Janesville 118 

Mrs. Benjamin T. Blanchard, Janesville 118 

Benjamin Griffin, Janesville 118 

Miss Kittie Griffin, Janesville 118 

Mrs. Helen White, Kousha 117 

Mrs. 0. Harris, Oshkosh 144 



214 RKSIDENCE UNKNOWN. 

Letters addressed to the following persons at the places des- 
ignated were returned unclaimed. 

Mrs. A. B. Rider, Riverside, California. 
Louise Kilmer, Mitchell, Dakota. 
Mrs. George Goddard, Taopi, South Dakota. 
Henry Kilmer. Cairo, Ills. 
John Kilmer, Vinton, Iowa. 
Thomas E. Kilmer, Mary ville, Mich. 
William Kilmer, St. Peters, Minn. 
A. J. Kilmer, Addison, N. Y. 
Edward Kilmer, Mechanicsville, N. Y. 
Joseph Kilmer, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
W. H. Kilmer, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 
Henry Kilmer, Johnstown. Ohio. 
Francis Kilmer. Carbondale, Pa. 
William Kilmer, Martinsburg, W. Va. 
John Kilmer, Mill Creek, W. Va. 
Mrs. J. C. Morehouse, Englewood, 111. 
Henry Kilmer, Aylmer, Ontario.