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The Descendents of John Kimler, Sr.

Added February 7, 2000
Surnames in CAPITALS indicate my lineage.

This genealogy report was generated using Family Treemaker, and then edited for better display. Several books (noted below) form the basis for this report, as well communication with other Kimler cousins who have done extensive research. I have also visited websites for Loudoun Co, VA; McLean Co and Dewitt Co, IL; and Monroe Co, IA. Sources are available upon request.

Generation No. 1

1.John1 KIMLER, Sr. was born in Germany, and died Jun 17 - Sep, 1792 in Loudoun Co, VA. He (1) married "spouse number 1" in Germany. She died. He (2) married Margaret EVANS May 09, 1753 in New Castle, DE. She died.

Notes for John KIMLER, Sr.:
John came from Germany and settled in Loudoun Co, VA. (my NOTE: did John remarry after coming to the New World? His 4 children were born in Germany. Son John was born about 1750, prior to the marriage date of 1753 for John and Margaret.) The Kimler family is mentioned in "Old Family Records, Number 5" and "Biographical Album of McLean County, IL, 1887", pages 700 and 1175. In the "Biographical Album...", John is listed as a native of Germany who emigrated to America after his marraige and settled in VA, where all his children were born. He was a blacksmith by occupation and followed his trade in Loudoun County the greater part of his life. This book appears to mix up John the father and John the son, who were both born in Germany and immigrated to the New World. There are 2 John Kimler's (Kimbler) in the tax records of Loudoun Co, VA:

1787: John Kimbler 0-0-1-2; John Kimbler, Jr. 0-0-2-1
1788: John Kimbler 0-0-1-0; John Kimbler, Jr. 0-0-1-1
1789: John Kimler, Sr. 1-0-0-1; John Kimbler, Jr. 1-0-0-1

(my NOTE: This would have been before John, III, was born in 1796.) In the index to "Loudoun Co Wills, 1757-1850" by Hutchinson, John Kemlar is listed in book D, page 251, with a will made in 1792 that listed a daughter Sarah, son John, and an unnamed wife. The book "Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Adminstration Accts. of Loudoun 1757-1800" by King lists the will date of Jun 17, 1792, and probate date of Sept 1792. In addition to John and Sarah, it says that other children are listed in the will. Son John was the "Exors". (my NOTE: it appears that there is additional information available on the actual will, of which a copy has not be obtained by me.)

Children of John KIMLER and "spouse number 1" are:
+ 2 i. Elizabeth2 Kimler, born in Germany; died.
+ 3 ii. Lydia Kimler, born in Germany; died.
   4 iii. Sarah Kimler, born in Germany; died.
+ 5 iv. John KIMLER, Jr., born Abt. 1750 in Germany; died.

Generation No. 2

2. Elizabeth2 Kimler (John1) was born in Germany, and died. She married William Elliot. He died.

Children of Elizabeth Kimler and William Elliot are:
   6 i. Aba3 Elliot, died. She married John Lowry; died.
   7 ii. William Elliot, Jr., died.
   8 iii. James Elliot, died.
   9 iv. Nancy Elliot, died. She married Richard Faukney; died.
   10 v. Robert Elliot, died.
   11 vi. Lydia Elliot, died. She married James Fiser; died.
   12 vii. Joel Elliot, died.
   13 viii. Adam Elliot, died.

3. Lydia2 Kimler (John1) was born in Germany, and died. She married James Dutton Sep 03, 1775 in PA. He died.

Child of Lydia Kimler and James Dutton is:
+ 14 i. Elizabeth3 Dutton, died.

5. John2 KIMLER, Jr. (John1) was born Abt. 1750 in Germany, and died. He married ? DYE 1784 in DE or VA. She died.

Notes for John KIMLER, Jr.:
The "Loudoun Co. Miltia Journals 1793-1829" by Blincoe list a John Kimler as being in Class 8 of Capt. Giles Turley (my NOTE: is this John, Jr. or John, Sr.? It is probably John, Jr.)

Children of John KIMLER and ? DYE are:
+ 15 i. Moses3 Kimler, born Nov 23, 1785 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Feb 26, 1851 in Leroy, McLean Co, IL.
+ 16 ii. Daniel Kimler, born Abt. 1789 in Loudoun Co, VA; died in Missouri.
+ 17 iii. Evan Kimler, born Jan 05, 1791 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Apr 15, 1866 in Knox Co, IL.
+ 18 iv. Bailey Kimler, born Abt. 1795 in Loudoun Co, VA; died 1849 - 1850 in Bloomington Twp, McLean Co, IL.
+ 19 v. John Kimler III, born Dec 17, 1796 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Jul 24, 1838 in Bloomington, McLean Co, IL.
+ 20 vi. Benjamin Kimler, born Jul 1798 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Oct 01, 1868 in Fulton Co, IL.
+ 21 vii. Israel Kimler, born May 18, 1800 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Feb 16, 1864 in Tazewell Co, IL.
   22 viii. Hannah Kimler, born 1801 in Loudoun Co, VA; died in IN. She married Alexander Montgomery Dec 04, 1828 in Montgomery Co, IN; died.

More About Hannah Kimler:
Born 2: Abt. 1800, Loudoun Co, VA

+ 23 ix. Caleb Kimler, born Apr 24, 1807 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Jan 09, 1848 in Randolph Twp, McLean Co, IL.
+ 24 x. Eliza KIMLER, born Jan 24, 1809 in VA; died Jun 26, 1867 in DeWitt Co, IL.

Generation No. 3

14. Elizabeth3 Dutton (Lydia2 Kimler, John1) died. She married William Hoff.  He was born 1780 in VA, and died 1844 in Washington City, OH.

Children of Elizabeth Dutton and William Hoff are:
   25 i. Lida4 Hoff, died in Lawrence Twp, OH.
   26 ii. Margaret Hoff, died in Lawrence Twp, OH.
   27 iii. Daniel Hoff, born Nov 09, 1804; died in IA.
   28 iv. James Hoff, born 1806; died in Muskingum Twp, OH.
   29 v. John Hoff, born Mar 1812; died.
   30 vi. Alfred Hoff, born Jun 1817 in VA; died Dec 18, 1885 in Muskingum Twp, OH.
   31 vii. George Hoff, born 1820 in Washington City, OH; died 1888 in IL.
   32 viii. Amos R. Hoff, born 1824 in Lawrence Twp, OH; died in IA.

15. Moses3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born Nov 23, 1785 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died Feb 26, 1851 in Leroy, McLean Co, IL. He married Mary Akers. She was born May 10, 1786 in VA, and died Jun 22, 1860 in McLean Co, IL.

Notes for Moses Kimler:
The "Loudoun Co. Miltia Journals 1793-1829" by Blincoe list that on Oct 1808, Moses Kimbler, Cpt. Edwards Co, had 1 fine for missing the May muster. In the "Biographical Album of McLean County, IL, 1887", there is a portrait of Moses that is here paraphrased:

Moses learned the blacksmith trade from his father. He worked at this trade in Loudoun Co, VA, until 1815. A few years after his marraige, he moved by wagon and then flatboat down the Ohio River to Maysville, KY, with his wife and 3 children. His brother John also went with him. At Maysville, they stopped for 2 weeks in order that Moses could earn enough money to get them to Bourbon Co, KY. He worked as a blacksmith in Bourbon Co, KY, until 1824. From there, they went to what is now Indianapolis, IN. They settled near Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co, IN, where he purchased 80 acres. He built a large log house and operated a hotel. On the side, he continued his blacksmith trade. They remained in IN until 1834. At that time, he moved to McLean Co, IL, settling in a grove about 1 mile south of present day LeRoy. He purchased a town lot laid out by John W. Baddeley and built a log house and blacksmith shop. However, the town did not flourish, so when LeRoy was established, he moved there. Moses continued his trade as long as he was able to work, he officially retired in 1847. Moses and Mary had 10 children.
Census records show:
1820 census index, Bourbon Co, KY: Moses Kimbler, pg 114
1830 census index, Montgomery Co, IN: Moses Kimler, pg 6
1850 census, Buckle Grove, McLean Co, IL: Moses Kimble, 65, Blacksmith, PA, Mary, 64, VA, Benj. 23, laborer, IN, and Moses F., 19, IN, roll 117, page 115, dwelling 1883, family 1925

More About Moses Kimler:
Military service: VA, War of 1812

Notes for Mary Akers:
The "Biographical Album of McLean County, IL, 1887" says that Mary was of Welsh descent.

Children of Moses Kimler and Mary Akers are:
 33 i. John4 Kimler, born Jan 26, 1808 in Loudoun Co, VA; died 1826 in IN
+ 34 ii. Richard Kimler, born Jun 29, 1809; died in Marion Co, IA.
+ 35 iii. James Robert Kimler, born Aug 16, 1811 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Apr 08, 1900 in McLean Co, IL.
    36 iv. Mary A. Kimler, born Dec 07, 1813 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Oct 19, 1815 in VA.
+ 37 v. Robert Kimler, born Jan 02, 1816 in KY; died Aug 26, 1847 in McLean Co, IL.
+ 38 vi. Elizabeth Jane Kimler, born Aug 08, 1818 in KY; died 1904 in McLean Co, IL.
+ 39 vii. William Kimler, born May 12, 1822 in Bourbon Co, KY; died Mar 15, 1875 in LeRoy, McLean Co, IL.
+ 40 viii. Jefferson E. Kimler, born Nov 22, 1823 in KY; died Oct 01, 1862 in Springfield, MO.
+ 41 ix. Benjamin E. Kimler, born Sep 27, 1827 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Apr 30, 1901 in Knox Co, IL.
+ 42 x. Moses Franklin Kimler, born Nov 16, 1831 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Apr 18, 1917 in McLean Co, IL.

16. Daniel3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born Abt. 1789 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died in MO. He married Elizabeth Brewer Feb 28, 1816 in Loudoun Co, VA. She died.

Notes for Daniel Kimler:
In "Loudoun Co. Miltia Journals 1793-1829" by Blincoe, Daniel Kimbler is listed a couple of times during 1809 in Cpt. Skinner's Co.

Daniel appears on these census:
1830 census index, Cameron Parish, Loudoun Co, VA: Daniel Kimbler, pg 6
1840 census, Lincoln Co, MO: Daniel Kimler, page 214. (my NOTE: Daniel appears to have stayed in VA, and then later went to MO.)

More About Daniel Kimler:
Died 2: Fulton Co, IL

Child of Daniel Kimler and Elizabeth Brewer is:
+ 43 i. Charles Weeklin4 Kimler, born Feb 13, 1824 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Mar 19, 1902.

17. Evan3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born Jan 05, 1791 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died Apr 15, 1866 in Knox Co, IL. He married Love Walker. She was born May 10, 1792 in VA, and died Jan 20, 1873 in Knox Co, IL.

Notes for Evan Kimler:
Census records for Evan include:
1830 census index, Montgomery Co, IN: pg 31.
1840 census index, Montgomery Co, Union Twp, IN: Evan Kimbler, pg 220.
1850 census, Union Twp, Montgomery Co, IN: Evan, 59, farmer, VA; Love, 57, VA; Mary, 28, OH, Thornton, 24, IN, Angeline, 21, IN, Marilla, 17, IN, Josephine, 17, IN, Calvin, 14, IN, Walter, 14, IN, Olive, 13, IN; dwelling 43, household 44, roll 161, page 372.

More About Evan Kimler:
Born 2: Abt. 1787, Loudoun Co, VA
Died 2: Fulton Co, IL

Children of Evan Kimler and Love Walker are:
+ 44 i. Harriet E.4 Kimler, born Dec 13, 1813; died Apr 04, 1883.
   45 ii. Margaret Kimler, born Nov 01, 1815 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Jul 18, 1882.
+ 46 iii. Benjamin Kimler, born Sep 02, 1817 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Sep 03, 1872 in Knox Co, IL.
   47 iv. Elvira Kimler, born Mar 12, 1819 in Loudoun Co, VA; died May 07, 1819 in Loudoun Co, VA.
   48 v. Mary Kimler, born Feb 29, 1820 in Loudoun Co, VA; died Nov 01, 1852 in Knox Co, IL. She married James P. Havens Dec 31, 1851 in Tazewell Co, IL; died.

More About Mary Kimler:
Born 2: 1822

+ 49 vi. Addison Kimler, born Dec 25, 1821; died Oct 19, 1845.
+ 50 vii. John Hampton Kimler, born Dec 02, 1824 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Nov 12, 1888.
+ 51 viii. Moses Thornton Kimler, born Nov 06, 1826 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Feb 05, 1865.
+ 52 ix. Angelina Kimler, born Dec 06, 1828 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Feb 27, 1904 in Tazewell Co, IL.
+ 53 x. Josephine Kimler, born Jul 23, 1831 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Apr 1889.
+ 54 xi. Marilla Kimler, born Jul 23, 1831 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Apr 05, 1905.
+ 55 xii. Daniel Walker Kimler, born Apr 19, 1834; died May 13, 1901.
   56 xiii. James Calvin Kimler, born Apr 19, 1834; died Feb 23, 1860.

More About James Calvin Kimler:
Born 2: 1836, IN

+ 57 xiv. Olive Kimler, born Jul 05, 1838 in Montgomery Co, IN; died Apr 10, 1905 in Knox Co, IL.

18. Bailey3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born Abt. 1795 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died 1849 - 1850 in Bloomington Twp, McLean Co, IL. He married Mary Louisa Driscoll Mar 02, 1837 in McLean Co, IL. She was born May 19, 1818 in IL, and died Apr 19, 1902 in Downs, IL.

Notes for Bailey Kimler:
Bailey and his family appear on these census:
1840 census index, McLean Co, IL: Bayley, pg 275
The children Charles, Margaret, and Mary A., are listed on the 1850 census, McLean Co, IL, in the household of Jas. M. McCain, age 44. According to one source "In march of 1851 the court was partitioned to grant guardianship of the 4 children to James McCain. Also, the records show Mary Louise Driskell Kimler married James McCain on 5/30/1849. (McClean county marriage records) ... I do show Benjamin in IA with a family ... for the 1850 census. [Benjamin] would have been 12 years old. Altho Benjamin is listed in the court records of 1851 petition by James McCain." (my NOTE: The IL State Archives lists Louisa Kimler m. James McCain, McLean Co, May 30, 1849, Vol. B, pg 214.)

More About Bailey Kimler:
Died 2: 1851, Bloomington Twp, McLean Co, IL

More About Mary Louisa Driscoll:
Name 2: Mary Louisa Driskill

Children of Bailey Kimler and Mary Driscoll are:
+ 58 i. Benjamin Franklin4 Kimler, born Jan 29, 1838 in McLean Co, IL; died Jan 22, 1912 in Monroe Co, IA.
+ 59 ii. Margaret Ann Kimler, born Feb 13, 1839 in IL; died Mar 10, 1891.
   60 iii. Charles W. Kimler, born Apr 23, 1840 in McLean Co, IL; died 1902.

1850 census, South Side Old Town, McLean Co, IL: Chas. W. Kimbler, 9, IL, in the household of Jas. McCain, 44, Farmer, and Mary L., 33, 5 McCain and 2 Kimbler children, dwelling 1687, household 1727, roll 117, pg 101.

   61 iv. Mary A. Kimler, born Aug 14, 1843 in McLean Co, IL; died 1902.

1850 census, South Side Old Town, McLean Co, IL: Mary A. Kimbler, 7, IL, in the household of Jas. McCain, 44, Farmer, and Mary L., 33, 5 McCain and 2 Kimbler children, dwelling 1687, household 1727, roll 117, pg 101.

19. John3 Kimler III (John2, John1) was born Dec 17, 1796 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died Jul 24, 1838 in Bloomington, McLean Co, IL. He married (1) Jean Buchanan Jul 27, 1821 in Loudoun Co, VA. She died. He married (2) Mary Con Cox Jan 01, 1828 in Tazewell Co, IL, daughter of Benjamin Cox and Philena Dye. She was born Sep 03, 1806, and died Apr 04, 1891.

Notes for John Kimler III:
In the "Biographical Album of McLean County, IL, 1887", it says John went with his brother Moses to Kentucky. A son of Moses left IN and came to work for John in McLean Co in 1832 (2 years before his father Moses came to McLean Co). The book "Goodtimes in McLean Co", pg 199, says John came to IL with his aunt and uncle Benjamin and Philena Cox (who appear on pg 263). He was a McLean Co settler as of Oct 1831. One source understands that John Kimler's land was presumably the site of the first cemetery in Bloomington. His children sold John's land to the city about 1852.

More About John Kimler III:
Born 2: Abt. 1790, Loudoun Co, VA

More About John Kimler and Jean Buchanan:
Marriage 2: Jul 20, 1820, Loudoun Co, VA

Notes for Mary Con Cox:
Mary is listed on pg 191 of "Goodtimes in McLean Co"

More About Mary Con Cox:
Born 2: Mar 13, 1806
Born 3: Abt. 1810, OH
Died 2: Apr 28, 1833

Children of John Kimler and Mary Cox are:
   62 i. John4 Kimler, died.
+ 63 ii. Hannah Kimler, born Nov 13, 1829; died Mar 20, 1894.
+ 64 iii. Adaline P. Kimler, born Mar 30, 1832 in McLean Co, IL; died Sep 1895.

20. Benjamin3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born Jul 1798 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died Oct 01, 1868 in Fulton Co, IL. He married Nancy A. ?. She was born Mar 06, 1808, and died Jun 03, 1887.

Notes for Benjamin Kimler:
Benjamin's census records show:
1830 census index, Montgomery Co, IN, pg 31.
1850 census, Tazewell Co, IL: Benj. Kimbler, 52, Farmer, VA; Nancy, 62, KY; John, 21, Laborer, KY, Mary Ann, 18, IL, William, 17, IL, Caleb, 15, Laborer, IL, Louisia, 12, IL; James, 3, IL; Nancy, 6, IL; dwelling 688, family 688; roll 129, pg 50. (my NOTE: is wife Nancy's age recorded wrong, she must have been 42? Nancy, 6, and James, 3, are the children of Benjamin Kimler and Nancy Wade, granchildren of Evan. Did that Nancy die when her children were litte?)

More About Benjamin Kimler:
Born 2: Abt. 1792, Loudoun Co, VA

More About Nancy A. ?:
Born 2: Abt. 1788, KY

Children of Benjamin Kimler and Nancy ? are:
+ 65 i. John4 Kimler, born Apr 1829 in KY; died Aug 10, 1910 in Knox Co, IL.
+ 66 ii. Mary Ann Kimler, born Abt. 1832 in IL; died.
   67 iii. William Kimler, born Abt. 1833 in IL; died.
   68 iv. Caleb Kimler, born Abt. 1835 in IL; died.

More About Caleb Kimler:
Born 2: 1836

   69 v. Louisa Kimler, born Abt. 1838 in IL; died.

21. Israel3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born May 18, 1800 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died Feb 16, 1864 in Tazewell Co, IL. He married (1) Elizabeth Wade 1826 in Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1808 in Kentucky, and died Mar 01, 1854 in Tazewell Co, IL. He married (2) Nancy Ellen Clearwater Aug 07, 1856 in McLean Co, IL. She died in Horton, KS.

Notes for Israel Kimler:
Israel's is on the following census:
1830 census index, Montgomery Co, IN: Israel Kimbler, pg 31.
1850 census, Tazewell Co, IL, roll 129, page 34, Israel Kimler, 50, farmer, 800, VA; Elizabeth, 42, KY; Eliza Anne, 23, KY; John M-----, 21, IN, Laborer; Mary Jane, 19, IL; Joseph, 14, IL; David, 1, IL; William E----, 1, IL; dwelling 474, family 474.

The "Old Family Records, Number 5" says that Israel had 2 children, Daniel and Alice, listed in his probate file.

More About Israel Kimler:
Born 2: Abt. 1794, Loudoun Co, VA
Died 2: Abt. 1873, McLean Co, IL

More About Elizabeth Wade:
Born 2: 1809, KY

Children of Israel Kimler and Elizabeth Wade are:
   70 i. Eliza Ann4 Kimler, born 1827 in KY; died.  She married Harvey G. Castle Apr 22, 1858 in Tazewell Co, IL; died.
   71 ii. John M. Kimler, born 1829 in Montgomery Co, IN; died.

Notes for John M. Kimler:
1850 census, listed with Israel Kimler, as 21, labourer.

   72 iii. Mary Jane Kimler, born 1831 in IL; died.
+ 73 iv. Joseph Kimler, born 1835 in IL; died 1919.
   74 v. Rebecca Kimler, born Jul 06, 1835 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Aug 19, 1835 in Tazewell Co, IL.
   75 vi. Edward Kimler, born Jun 12, 1838 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Jun 12, 1838 in Tazewell Co, IL.
   76 vii. James E. Kimler, born Apr 10, 1841 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Apr 21, 1841 in Tazewell Co, IL.
   77 viii. George W. Kimler, born 1842 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Apr 25, 1848 in Tazewell Co, IL.
   78 ix. Thomas J. Kimler, born Jun 1844 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Oct 09, 1845 in Tazewell Co, IL.
   79 x. David Kimler, born 1849 in Tazewell Co, IL; died.
   80 xi. William C. Kimler, born 1849 in Tazewell Co, IL; died.

Notes for William C. Kimler:
The IL State Archives lists William Kimler m. Mabell Miller, Jan 10, 1888, McLean Co, Vol J, pg 111. (my NOTE: is this the right William?)

   81 xii. Alonzo Kimler, born Oct 15, 1850 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Sep 20, 1920 in Knox Co, IL.

Children of Israel Kimler and Nancy Clearwater are:
   82 i. Charles E.4 Kimler, died. He married Mary E. Coffey Oct 11, 1866 in McLean Co, IL; died.
+ 83 ii. Daniel Kimler, born Sep 22, 1859 in Tazewell Co, IL; died Mar 15, 1947 in Azusa, CA.
+ 84 iii. Alice Kimler, born Dec 02, 1861; died.

23. Caleb3 Kimler (John2, John1) was born Apr 24, 1807 in Loudoun Co, VA, and died Jan 09, 1848 in Randolph Twp, McLean Co, IL. He married (1) Elizabeth Orendorff Apr 01, 1832 in McLean Co, IL, daughter of William Orendorff and Sarah Nichols. She was born Jul 29, 1814 in Kentucky, and died Oct 13, 1843 in Randolph Grove, Randolph Twp, McLean Co, IL. He married (2) Lucretia Ingerson 1844 in McLean Co, IL. She died.

Notes for Caleb Kimler:
The "Biographical Album of McLean County, IL, 1887" says Caleb moved from VA to KY. He lived in KY until 1830. From there he moved to Vermilion Co, IL, which now is part of McLean Co. He lived a few years in Bloomington Twp. Caleb then purchased a tract of timber and prairie near Randolph Grove. With the help of others, he put up the first sawmill in McLean Co. He paid someone to farm for him, while he pursued his trade of carpenter and cabinet maker. On page 452 of "Goodtimes in McLean Co", it says Caleb made the first bureau, out of wild cherry [in McLean Co] and that he was from Blooming Grove.

Census records show:
1840 census index, McLean Co, IL:  Caleb Kimble, pg 265

More About Caleb Kimler:
Born 2: Abt. 1798
Died 2: Jan 15, 1848, Bloomington Twp, McLean Co, IL
Burial: Downs Cemetary

Notes for Elizabeth Orendorff:
The "Biographical Album of McLean County, IL, 1887" says that Elizabeth came to McLean Co. with her parents in 1823.

More About Elizabeth Orendorff:
Born 2: Jul 30, 1814
Burial: Downs Cemetary

Children of Caleb Kimler and Elizabeth Orendorff are:
   85 i. Lewis Clark4 Kimler, born Feb 05, 1833; died Mar 17, 1867 in near Bloomington, McLean Co, IL.

Notes for Lewis Clark Kimler:
1850 census, Bloomington, McLean Co, IL: Lewis Clark, 15, laborer, IL, living in the household of Clovis/Ali?/Wi? P. Orendorff, Sarah S. roll 117, page 29, dwelling ?, family 661. There were two Orendorff children, and Geo. McFarrier?, 19, IL. (my NOTE: is this Orendorff the brother of Lewis' mother? The census is hard to read.)
1860 census index, Bloomington Twp, McLean Co, IL: Lewis C. Kimber, pg 556.

   86 ii. Marena Jane Kimler, born Abt. 1835 in McLean Co, IL; died in near Bloomington, McLean Co, IL. She married James W. Abel Mar 13, 1850 in McLean Co, IL; died in Belleflower Twp, McLean Co, IL.

Notes for Marena Jane Kimler:
1850 census, Bloomington, McLean Co, IL: Mareny J., 17, IL, living in the household of Jas. H. Orendorff, 37, farmer, and wife Levina, 29, roll 117, pg 23, dwelling 564, family 577. There were also 4 Orendorff children.

More About James Abel and Marena Kimler:
Marriage 2: Mar 13, 1851, McLean Co, IL

+ 87 iii. William J. Kimler, born Nov 10, 1838 in near Bloomington, McLean Co, IL; died Jan 06, 1893 in McLean Co, IL.
+ 88 iv. America C. Kimler, born Jan 27, 1842; died Sep 02, 1897.

24. Eliza3 KIMLER (John2, John1) was born Jan 24, 1809 in VA, and died Jun 26, 1867 in DeWitt Co, IL. She married Samuel SCHOOLEY, Jr. May 23, 1833, son of Samuel SCHOOLEY, Sr. He was born Oct 14, 1809 in OH, and died Jan 18, 1846.

Notes for Eliza KIMLER:
Eliza was the youngest of 10 children. Her name is in Samuel Schooley bible as Kimler not Kimber as first interpreted.

1850 census image, DeWitt Co, IL, dwelling 740, family 745, Eliza Scolly, 36,VA, F, Israel, 15, IL, farmer, M, Alfred 11, M, IL, Elizabeth, 8, F, IL, Matilda J., 4, F, IL. All children attended school.
On the 1861 tax list for DeWitt Co, Eliza Schooley is listed for 80 acres in section 1 and with personal property. Her land in section 1 was adjacent to that of Presley Williams.

More About Eliza KIMLER:
Born 2: 1802, Loudoun Co, VA
Born 3: Jul 24, 1811, Loudoun Co, VA
Born 4: 1814, VA
Born 5: Jan 24, 1819, Loudoun Co, VA

Notes for Samuel SCHOOLEY, Jr.:
Samuel may be the son of Samuel and brother to Israel. That would mean his grandfather was William, son of Samuel, son of Robert, son of Robert, son of Robert. (my NOTE: this needs further investigation.) Samuel patented land in McLean Co, IL, and the original land patent lists his name as Samuel, JR. The closest neighbor to Samuel was that of the Harrolds (whose daughter Lucinda married William Columbus Williams.) Samuel's land was 15 miles SE of John Kimler's. Samuel bought the family bible on Jun 7, 1837. It was passed down through the Williams line through his daughter Mary Schooley.

Census indexes for IL list potential for Samuel:
1830 census index, McLean Co, IL: Sam'l Schooley (p 6) is listed as head of households
1840 census index, McLean Co, pg 280

After Samuel's death, his widow and children appear thus in the census:
1860 Census, Town of DeWitt, DeWitt, IL, immediately followed the record for William P. Williams and Mary Schooley, in dwelling 1992, family 1963: Eliza Schooley, 49, F, Widow, VA; Alf., 20, M, IL; Matilda E, 16, F, IL
In dwelling 1997, family 1968 is Jno. B. Williams, 49, M, Fmr, KY; Marian, 47, F, OH; Ormsby H., 23, M, Fmr, ,150, KY; Harriet R., 18, F, IL; Jno. T., 12, M, IL; Jas. H. S., 9, M, IL; Israel Schooley, 23, M, Frm, IL
This accounts for the where abouts of all the living Schooley children in 1860.

More About Samuel SCHOOLEY, Jr.:
Born 2: Oct 14, 1813
Born 3: Oct 14, 1819, OH
Born 4: Oct 16, 1819, OH
Died 2: Jan 18, 1849

Children of Eliza KIMLER and Samuel SCHOOLEY are:
   89 i. John4 Schooley, born Mar 08, 1834; died Dec 13, 1836.
   90 ii. Robert K. Schooley, born Dec 02, 1835; died Dec 19, 1835.
+ 91 iii. Israel Schooley, born Dec 29, 1836 in IL; died.
   92 iv. Alfred D. Schooley, born Dec 09, 1839 in IL; died Jun 10, 1881. He married Lanah J. Jones Nov 03, 1874 in DeWitt Co, IL; died.

Notes for Alfred D. Schooley:
Alfred served in Co G, 107th Regt, IL Vols, 2nd Div, 23rd Corps; but the IL Civil War Veterans Database has him listed as Schooley, Alfred D., Co I, 107 Inf, Santa Anna. This is the only Schooley in the entire regiment. Alfred [A.D.Schooley] wrote a letter to mother Eliza, and sisters Mary and Matilda to tell about the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant. The letter was dated Apr 15, 1865, Raleigh, NC.

Census records show:
Alfred D. is listed on a 1861-1862 list of white males, age 18-45, who were able-bodied and subject to miltiary duty for the Civil War for DeWitt Twp.
On the 1861 tax list for DeWitt Twp, Alfred D. is listed for 26 acres in section 11. This land in section 11 is near brother-in-law William P. Williams
1870 census, DeWitt Twp, IL, William P. Williams, 32, KY, Mary E., 28, IL, Franklin, 8, IL, Edward H., 24, married within the year, Martha, 27, married with in the year, Alfred D. Schooler, 30, IL, all in dwelling 76, family 76. (my NOTE: this is why Alfred doesn't show up on the census by himself--he is living with his brother-in-law.)

+ 93 v. Mary Elizabeth SCHOOLEY, born Sep 13, 1842 in IL; died Sep 12, 1920 in ?Agate, Elbert Co, CO.
   94 vi. Matilda Jane Schooley, born Jan 05, 1845 in IL; died. She married Noel Henderson Dec 09, 1877; died.


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