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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. William KIMBEL: Birth: 22 Oct 1861 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: 15 Oct 1877 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA

  2. Caroline KIMBEL: Birth: 2 Mar 1863 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: 1938 in Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA

  3. Christian KIMBEL: Birth: 3 Oct 1864 in St. Donatus, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: Bef 1870

  4. Anna M. KIMBEL: Birth: 18 May 1866 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA.


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Lucy KIMBEL: Birth: Abt 1865. Death: 1865

  2. Anna Sabina KIMBEL: Birth: Abt 1868 in , , Iowa, USA.

  3. Catharine Josephine KIMBEL: Birth: 8 Oct 1869 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: 16 May 1937 in Savanna, Carroll Co., Illinois, USA

  4. Katie KIMBEL: Birth: 1 Nov 1870 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: Aft 14 Oct 1918 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA

  5. Elizabeth KIMBEL: Birth: 28 Feb 1872 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: 6 Feb 1947 in , , Illinois, USA

  6. Adolph "Dolph" KIMBEL: Birth: 6 Jul 1872 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: 16 Nov 1952 in Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa, USA

  7. Richard (1) KIMBEL: Birth: Abt 1873 in , , Iowa, USA.

  8. Emma Elsie "Muzzie" KIMBEL: Birth: 4 Sep 1873 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, USA. Death: 23 Sep 1924 in Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA

  9. Henry C. KIMBEL: Birth: 19 Apr 1875 in , , Iowa, USA. Death: 22 Apr 1894

  10. George A. KIMBEL: Birth: Oct 1877 in , , Iowa, USA.

  11. Minnie V. KIMBEL: Birth: Mar 1878 in , , Iowa, USA.

  12. Albert KIMBEL: Birth: Apr 1880 in , , Iowa, USA.


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Luella KIMBEL: Birth: Jan 1889 in , , Iowa, USA. Death: 26 Oct 1970 in Shelton, Mason Co., Washington, USA

  2. Claude KIMBEL: Birth: Abt 1890. Death: 1890

  3. Roy KIMBEL: Birth: 3 Nov 1890 in , , Iowa, USA. Death: Apr 1972 in Shelton, Mason Co., Washington, USA

  4. Edward Elgin KIMBEL: Birth: 21 Feb 1892 in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA. Death: Oct 1970

  5. Carl KIMBEL: Birth: 8 Feb 1896 in , , Wisconsin, USA. Death: 28 Sep 1965 in Shelton, Mason Co., Washington, USA


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Richard (2) Adam Joseph KIMBEL: Birth: 26 May 1909 in , , Wisconsin, USA. Death: 21 May 1988 in Shelton, Mason Co., Washington, USA

  2. Katherine KIMBEL: Birth: 1910. Death: 1910


Sources
1. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   events
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
2. Title:   Capt. Richard Kimbel profile on Geni.com
Page:   MORE in online file.
Author:   Reta Patricia Herrick (Holmgren)
Publication:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5574711037780071886
Text:   Captain Richard Adam Kimbel (1840 - 1910) Birthdate:�Ctab�DMay 20, 1840 Birthplace:�Ctab�DSaxony, Germany Death:�Ctab�DDied June 18, 1910 in Bellevue, Iowa Immediate Family: Husband of Frances, Lizzie Kimbel, Anna and Katherine. Father of Edward Elgin, LeRoy, Carl, Claude, Luella, Richard Jr., Willie, sebastian? Christian, Carrie, Anne, Katy, Adolph "Dolph", Josephine "Phenie", Elizabeth "Lizzie", Lucy, George "Captain", Henry, Emma "Muzzie", Minnie and Albert. Added by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564> on March 29, 2008 �C/u�DManaged by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564>�C/u�D Richard emigrated to America and landed at New York.They came directly west to Galen Illinois. It was at the Lead Mine City and on the Galena river that young Richard Kimbel received his introduction to the ferrying and general boating business. later he moved to Bellevue Iowa and for many years was engaged in the work of ferrying passengers and teams and transporting produce to and fro on the "Father of Waters" He had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11 Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river. I had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11. Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river.
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
3. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   Richard Adam Kimbel
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
4. Title:   U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Page:   Richard Adam Kimbel
5. Title:   1835-1900 Wisconsin Marriages
Page:   Richard Kimbel
6. Title:   Jackson Co., Iowa Marriage License Index 1848-1880
Page:   Richard Kimball
Text:   Index of the original handwritten entries in record book, 1848-1865, photocopy at Jackson Co. Gene. Library. �Cb�DPlease note:�C/b�D These are dates of marriage Licenses issued in Jackson Co., Iowa, not neccessarily marriage dates. Marriages could, and did, take place in other counties, even with a Jackson County license.
7. Title:   Capt. Kimball Wed
Page:   Capt. Kimball[sic]
Publication:   December 5, 1906 Maquoketa Record Maquoketa, IA
Text:   �Cb�Dx Captain Kimball Wed�C/b�D �Cb�D KIMBALL, BISHOP�C/b�D �Cb�DPosted By: Ken Wright <�Cu�Dwright@prestontel.com <mailto:wright@prestontel.com?subject=Captain Kimball Wed.>�C/u�D> Date: 8/23/2007 at 00:01:55 �C/b�D Maquoketa Record, December 5, 1906: Capt. Kimball, a river man aged 72, and Miss Lizzie Bishop, aged 21, are married. The lady cooked for the Captain. He tasted, he loved, he wed. That was easy, wasn't it?
8. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   Capt. Richard Kimbel
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
9. Title:   Capt. Richard Kimbel profile on Geni.com
Page:   Capt. Richard Kimbel
Author:   Reta Patricia Herrick (Holmgren)
Publication:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5574711037780071886
Text:   Captain Richard Adam Kimbel (1840 - 1910) Birthdate:�Ctab�DMay 20, 1840 Birthplace:�Ctab�DSaxony, Germany Death:�Ctab�DDied June 18, 1910 in Bellevue, Iowa Immediate Family: Husband of Frances, Lizzie Kimbel, Anna and Katherine. Father of Edward Elgin, LeRoy, Carl, Claude, Luella, Richard Jr., Willie, sebastian? Christian, Carrie, Anne, Katy, Adolph "Dolph", Josephine "Phenie", Elizabeth "Lizzie", Lucy, George "Captain", Henry, Emma "Muzzie", Minnie and Albert. Added by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564> on March 29, 2008 �C/u�DManaged by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564>�C/u�D Richard emigrated to America and landed at New York.They came directly west to Galen Illinois. It was at the Lead Mine City and on the Galena river that young Richard Kimbel received his introduction to the ferrying and general boating business. later he moved to Bellevue Iowa and for many years was engaged in the work of ferrying passengers and teams and transporting produce to and fro on the "Father of Waters" He had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11 Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river. I had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11. Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river.
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
10. Title:   Excerpt from Bellevue Republic Cem. Closed re: Richard Kimball
Page:   Capt. Richard Kimball
Author:   Mary Nevans Pederson, Quad City Times
Publication:   There Is No Room Left at Bellevue Historic Cemetery.doc Quad-City Times [date unknown] E-mail from Don, 6 Nov 2008
Text:   "An unusual polished granite monument marks the site of the grave of Capt. Richard Kimball and his family. Kimball was a famed riverboat and ferry captain, who owned an island near Dubuque and whose factory produced riverboats. "When Kimball (whose original family name was Kuempel) died, a ferryboat was draped in black and carried his remains down the Mississippi River to the cemetery site north of Bellevue."
11. Title:   Biography of Richard Kimbel, 1879
Page:   Richard Kimbel
Publication:   pg 667
Text:   x "Richard Kimbel, livery and feed stable, also proprietor of river ferry, and dealer in fine stock, Bellevue; born in Saxony, Germany, in 1840; came to this country at the age of 7 years, going to Galena, Ill., and from there to Rush Creek and engaged in farming; returned to Galena, thence to Bellevue, and ran the only dray in town. Was elected to the office of Constable, but did not accept. He was a contractor on the river road and distributed the ties from Gordon's Ferry to Sabula; He is owner of 220 acres in Illinois, opposite Bellevue. His wife was born in Gainesville, Ky.; they have had nine children, eight living and one deceased."
12. Title:   Nims building a boat for Capt. Kimball
Page:   Kimbel
Publication:   unknown. (1-25-1883). Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, p. 3.
Text:   "Mr. C.W. Nims has the keel of Kimbel's new boat completed, and the craft is now ready for the machinery, which will be two horse power. The new boat is a good deal larger than the old one, and will be when completed, one of the best horse ferry boats ever launched."
13. Title:   1870 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   Richard Kimble
Publication:   Taken 20 Jun 1870.
14. Title:   1880 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   Richard Kimbel
Publication:   Taken 1 June 1880.
15. Title:   1900 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   Richard Kimble
Publication:   Taken 15 Jun 1900.
16. Title:   1905 State Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   Richard Kimbel
17. Title:   1910 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   Richard Kimble [Sr.]
Publication:   Taken 25 Apr 1910.
18. Title:   Iowa WPA - 1930's Grave Registration Survey
Page:   R. Kimble
Publication:   http://iowawpagraves.org
19. Title:   Twin Girls Times 2 for Capt. Kimbel
Page:   Capt. Kimbel
Publication:   http://iagenweb.org/boards/jackson/documents/index.cgi?read=331547
Text:   �Cb�DAdolph Kimbel�C/b�D �Cb�DFENGLER, KIMBEL�C/b�D �Cb�DPosted By: K. Wilslef (�Cu�Demail <javascript:var e1='gm%61%69%6c.com?su%62j%65%63t=%41%64ol%70%68%20Kim%62el',e2='mailto:%20', e3='%6be%6cl%69%77%69%6c%73l%65%66';var e0=e2+e3+'%40'+e1;(window.location?window.location.replace(e0):document.write(e0));>�C/u�D) Date: 3/24/2011 at 18:58:30 �C/b�D Adolph Kimbel proud father Bellevue Leader February 27, 1902 Adolph Kimbel is feeling more than proud today. He is the father of twin girl babies. A day or two later Mrs. George Fengler presented her husband with twin girl babies also; and now Capt. Kimbel, who is father of Adolph and Mrs. Fengler, says he doesn't care whether the ferry boat runs or not next summer. He is the grandpa of four girls. Dubuque Times
20. Title:   Excerpt from Bellevue Republic Cem. Closed re: Richard Kimball
Page:   Richard A. Kuempel
Author:   Mary Nevans Pederson, Quad City Times
Publication:   There Is No Room Left at Bellevue Historic Cemetery.doc Quad-City Times [date unknown] E-mail from Don, 6 Nov 2008
Text:   "An unusual polished granite monument marks the site of the grave of Capt. Richard Kimball and his family. Kimball was a famed riverboat and ferry captain, who owned an island near Dubuque and whose factory produced riverboats. "When Kimball (whose original family name was Kuempel) died, a ferryboat was draped in black and carried his remains down the Mississippi River to the cemetery site north of Bellevue."
21. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   20 May 1840, GER
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
22. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   20 May 1840 in Meiningen, , Th�uringen, Germany
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
23. Title:   Capt. Richard Kimbel profile on Geni.com
Page:   20 May 1840, Meiningen, Saxony, Germany
Author:   Reta Patricia Herrick (Holmgren)
Publication:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5574711037780071886
Text:   Captain Richard Adam Kimbel (1840 - 1910) Birthdate:�Ctab�DMay 20, 1840 Birthplace:�Ctab�DSaxony, Germany Death:�Ctab�DDied June 18, 1910 in Bellevue, Iowa Immediate Family: Husband of Frances, Lizzie Kimbel, Anna and Katherine. Father of Edward Elgin, LeRoy, Carl, Claude, Luella, Richard Jr., Willie, sebastian? Christian, Carrie, Anne, Katy, Adolph "Dolph", Josephine "Phenie", Elizabeth "Lizzie", Lucy, George "Captain", Henry, Emma "Muzzie", Minnie and Albert. Added by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564> on March 29, 2008 �C/u�DManaged by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564>�C/u�D Richard emigrated to America and landed at New York.They came directly west to Galen Illinois. It was at the Lead Mine City and on the Galena river that young Richard Kimbel received his introduction to the ferrying and general boating business. later he moved to Bellevue Iowa and for many years was engaged in the work of ferrying passengers and teams and transporting produce to and fro on the "Father of Waters" He had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11 Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river. I had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11. Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river.
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
24. Title:   1900 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   May 1840, Germany
Publication:   Taken 15 Jun 1900.
25. Title:   1880 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   abt 1840, Saxony
Publication:   Taken 1 June 1880.
26. Title:   1870 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   abt 1841, Prussia
Publication:   Taken 20 Jun 1870.
27. Title:   Capt. Kimball Wed
Page:   abt 1834, based on age 72 at marriage in 1906
Publication:   December 5, 1906 Maquoketa Record Maquoketa, IA
Text:   �Cb�Dx Captain Kimball Wed�C/b�D �Cb�D KIMBALL, BISHOP�C/b�D �Cb�DPosted By: Ken Wright <�Cu�Dwright@prestontel.com <mailto:wright@prestontel.com?subject=Captain Kimball Wed.>�C/u�D> Date: 8/23/2007 at 00:01:55 �C/b�D Maquoketa Record, December 5, 1906: Capt. Kimball, a river man aged 72, and Miss Lizzie Bishop, aged 21, are married. The lady cooked for the Captain. He tasted, he loved, he wed. That was easy, wasn't it?
28. Title:   Biography of Richard Kimbel, 1879
Page:   1840, Germany
Publication:   pg 667
Text:   x "Richard Kimbel, livery and feed stable, also proprietor of river ferry, and dealer in fine stock, Bellevue; born in Saxony, Germany, in 1840; came to this country at the age of 7 years, going to Galena, Ill., and from there to Rush Creek and engaged in farming; returned to Galena, thence to Bellevue, and ran the only dray in town. Was elected to the office of Constable, but did not accept. He was a contractor on the river road and distributed the ties from Gordon's Ferry to Sabula; He is owner of 220 acres in Illinois, opposite Bellevue. His wife was born in Gainesville, Ky.; they have had nine children, eight living and one deceased."
29. Title:   U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Page:   1840, Ge.
30. Title:   1905 State Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   abt 1840, GER
31. Title:   1910 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   abt 1841, GER
Publication:   Taken 25 Apr 1910.
32. Title:   Iowa WPA - 1930's Grave Registration Survey
Page:   1840
Publication:   http://iowawpagraves.org
33. Title:   Biography of Richard Kimbel, 1879
Page:   18 Jun 1910, Dubuque, IA, age 70
Publication:   pg 667
Text:   x "Richard Kimbel, livery and feed stable, also proprietor of river ferry, and dealer in fine stock, Bellevue; born in Saxony, Germany, in 1840; came to this country at the age of 7 years, going to Galena, Ill., and from there to Rush Creek and engaged in farming; returned to Galena, thence to Bellevue, and ran the only dray in town. Was elected to the office of Constable, but did not accept. He was a contractor on the river road and distributed the ties from Gordon's Ferry to Sabula; He is owner of 220 acres in Illinois, opposite Bellevue. His wife was born in Gainesville, Ky.; they have had nine children, eight living and one deceased."
34. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   18 Jun 1910 in Kimbel's Island, Mississippi River Near Dubuque, IA
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
35. Title:   Iowa WPA - 1930's Grave Registration Survey
Page:   18 Jun 1910
Publication:   http://iowawpagraves.org
36. Title:   Capt. Richard Kimbel profile on Geni.com
Page:   18 Jun 1910, Bellevue, IA
Author:   Reta Patricia Herrick (Holmgren)
Publication:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5574711037780071886
Text:   Captain Richard Adam Kimbel (1840 - 1910) Birthdate:�Ctab�DMay 20, 1840 Birthplace:�Ctab�DSaxony, Germany Death:�Ctab�DDied June 18, 1910 in Bellevue, Iowa Immediate Family: Husband of Frances, Lizzie Kimbel, Anna and Katherine. Father of Edward Elgin, LeRoy, Carl, Claude, Luella, Richard Jr., Willie, sebastian? Christian, Carrie, Anne, Katy, Adolph "Dolph", Josephine "Phenie", Elizabeth "Lizzie", Lucy, George "Captain", Henry, Emma "Muzzie", Minnie and Albert. Added by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564> on March 29, 2008 �C/u�DManaged by: Reta Herrick (Holmgren) �Cu�D<http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564>�C/u�D Richard emigrated to America and landed at New York.They came directly west to Galen Illinois. It was at the Lead Mine City and on the Galena river that young Richard Kimbel received his introduction to the ferrying and general boating business. later he moved to Bellevue Iowa and for many years was engaged in the work of ferrying passengers and teams and transporting produce to and fro on the "Father of Waters" He had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11 Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river. I had 4 wives and 23 children, Owned Kimbel's Island situated in the Mississippi River just above the Dubuque Lock & Dam 11. Was known as Captain Kimbel, one of the oldest and wealthiest river men on the Mississippi river.
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
Link:   http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4949173455330111564
37. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   June 1910, Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, at home
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
38. Title:   Excerpt from Bellevue Republic Cem. Closed re: Richard Kimball
Page:   Republic Cem., Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA
Author:   Mary Nevans Pederson, Quad City Times
Publication:   There Is No Room Left at Bellevue Historic Cemetery.doc Quad-City Times [date unknown] E-mail from Don, 6 Nov 2008
Text:   "An unusual polished granite monument marks the site of the grave of Capt. Richard Kimball and his family. Kimball was a famed riverboat and ferry captain, who owned an island near Dubuque and whose factory produced riverboats. "When Kimball (whose original family name was Kuempel) died, a ferryboat was draped in black and carried his remains down the Mississippi River to the cemetery site north of Bellevue."
39. Title:   Biography of Richard Kimbel, 1879
Page:   Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA
Publication:   pg 667
Text:   x "Richard Kimbel, livery and feed stable, also proprietor of river ferry, and dealer in fine stock, Bellevue; born in Saxony, Germany, in 1840; came to this country at the age of 7 years, going to Galena, Ill., and from there to Rush Creek and engaged in farming; returned to Galena, thence to Bellevue, and ran the only dray in town. Was elected to the office of Constable, but did not accept. He was a contractor on the river road and distributed the ties from Gordon's Ferry to Sabula; He is owner of 220 acres in Illinois, opposite Bellevue. His wife was born in Gainesville, Ky.; they have had nine children, eight living and one deceased."
40. Title:   Iowa WPA - 1930's Grave Registration Survey
Page:   Republic Cem., Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA
Publication:   http://iowawpagraves.org
41. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   North Cemetery, Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
42. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   23 Jun 1910 Bellevue City Cemetary, Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
43. Title:   1870 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   Pg 32-33/378, Dw: 257, Fam: 252
Publication:   Taken 20 Jun 1870.
44. Title:   1880 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   Pg.1A/350, Dw: 2, Fam: 2
Publication:   Taken 1 June 1880.
45. Title:   1900 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   Sheet 8A/175, Dw: 109, Fam: 110
Publication:   Taken 15 Jun 1900.
46. Title:   1905 State Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   [Col. 2], Sheet 4/327, Fam: 64
47. Title:   1910 Federal Census Images for Potosi Twp., Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   Sheet 13A/4229/251, Dw: 255, Fam: 261
Publication:   Taken 9 May 1910.
48. Title:   1910 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   Sheet 4B/6249, Dw: 51, Fam: 51
Publication:   Taken 25 Apr 1910.
49. Title:   Biography of Richard Kimbel, 1879
Page:   1879, Bellevue, IA
Publication:   pg 667
Text:   x "Richard Kimbel, livery and feed stable, also proprietor of river ferry, and dealer in fine stock, Bellevue; born in Saxony, Germany, in 1840; came to this country at the age of 7 years, going to Galena, Ill., and from there to Rush Creek and engaged in farming; returned to Galena, thence to Bellevue, and ran the only dray in town. Was elected to the office of Constable, but did not accept. He was a contractor on the river road and distributed the ties from Gordon's Ferry to Sabula; He is owner of 220 acres in Illinois, opposite Bellevue. His wife was born in Gainesville, Ky.; they have had nine children, eight living and one deceased."
50. Title:   Jackson Co., Iowa Marriage License Index 1848-1880
Page:   29 Dec 1860, Jackson Co., IA
Text:   Index of the original handwritten entries in record book, 1848-1865, photocopy at Jackson Co. Gene. Library. �Cb�DPlease note:�C/b�D These are dates of marriage Licenses issued in Jackson Co., Iowa, not neccessarily marriage dates. Marriages could, and did, take place in other counties, even with a Jackson County license.
51. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   29 Dec 1860 in Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
52. Title:   U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Page:   1860, IA
53. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   Anna Watry, first wife
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
54. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   24 Oct 1867 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
55. Title:   U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Page:   1867, IL
56. Title:   Biography of Richard Kimbel, 1879
Page:   no data
Publication:   pg 667
Text:   x "Richard Kimbel, livery and feed stable, also proprietor of river ferry, and dealer in fine stock, Bellevue; born in Saxony, Germany, in 1840; came to this country at the age of 7 years, going to Galena, Ill., and from there to Rush Creek and engaged in farming; returned to Galena, thence to Bellevue, and ran the only dray in town. Was elected to the office of Constable, but did not accept. He was a contractor on the river road and distributed the ties from Gordon's Ferry to Sabula; He is owner of 220 acres in Illinois, opposite Bellevue. His wife was born in Gainesville, Ky.; they have had nine children, eight living and one deceased."
57. Title:   1870 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   bef 1870
Publication:   Taken 20 Jun 1870.
58. Title:   1880 Federal Census Images for Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa census
Page:   bef 1880
Publication:   Taken 1 June 1880.
59. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   Catherine Weigand, second wife
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
60. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   1885 in Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
61. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   Frances Mayr, third wife
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]
62. Title:   1835-1900 Wisconsin Marriages
Page:   22 Jan 1907, Grant Co., WI
63. Title:   Chuck Hersey online genealogy
Page:   4 Feb 1907 in Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin
Author:   Chuck Hersey
Publication:   http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2771210&id=I548199963
64. Title:   Capt. Kimball Wed
Page:   Dec 1906
Publication:   December 5, 1906 Maquoketa Record Maquoketa, IA
Text:   �Cb�Dx Captain Kimball Wed�C/b�D �Cb�D KIMBALL, BISHOP�C/b�D �Cb�DPosted By: Ken Wright <�Cu�Dwright@prestontel.com <mailto:wright@prestontel.com?subject=Captain Kimball Wed.>�C/u�D> Date: 8/23/2007 at 00:01:55 �C/b�D Maquoketa Record, December 5, 1906: Capt. Kimball, a river man aged 72, and Miss Lizzie Bishop, aged 21, are married. The lady cooked for the Captain. He tasted, he loved, he wed. That was easy, wasn't it?
65. Title:   1910 Federal Census Images for Jamestown, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Page:   abt 1907, Married 3 years
Publication:   Taken 25 Apr 1910.
66. Title:   1925 Iowa State Census Images for Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa
Page:   in Iowa, per son Richard Kimball Jr.'s entry
67. Title:   Obituary of Capt. Richard Kimbel
Page:   Josephine Bischoff, fourth wife
Publication:   June 23, 1910 Bellevue Leader Bellevue, Iowa Page One [incl. portrait]
Text:   �Cb�D Capt. Kimbel No More�C/b�D; Well-known Riverman Died Last Saturday and is Buried Here. - Capt. Richard Kimbel, the well-known riverman, passed away at his home at Kimbel's Park, north of Dubuque, last Saturday, aged 70 years, heart failure being the cause of his death. Richard Kimbel was born in Germany, May 20, 1840 and emigrated to America with his parents when four years old. Capt. Kimbel was engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi for over half a century and enjoyed a large acquaintance all along the big stream. He owned numerous steamboats and ferryboats in his time and had more than his share of hard luck, but always managed to come out on top, and succeeded in raising a large family, for he was married four times and was the father of twenty-three children. Three wives preceeded him to the grave and fifteen children survive, namely: Mrs. Elmer McDonnell, Mrs. Fred Went_ander, Mrs. Chas. Hershey, Mrs. [illegible], Mrs. Joseph Parr, [illegible] Kimbel, Mrs. George Fengler, [illegible]el, Mrs. Albert Klavitter, Albert Kimbel, Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Roy Kimbel, Eddie Kimbel, Carl Kimbel and Richard Kimbel, Jr. �Cb�D �C/b�DCapt. Kimbel's first wife was Anna Watry, his second Catherine Weigand, third Frances Mayr, all of Bellevue, his fourth Josephine Bischoff of Dubuque. The body was brought to Bellevue on the steamer Potosi, Tuesday noon for interment, services being held in the Lutheran church, a large number of his old-time friends gathering to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was in the north cemetery. [paper was torn in a few places]



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