Saturday, October 17, 2020

Albert Kime of Williams and Wyandot County, Ohio

      Albert  Kime was born October 29, 1856 in Williams County, Ohio.  His twin brother, Alfred L. Kime's death certificate lists Bryan, Pulaski Township, Williams County, October 31, 1856 as the birthdate.  To date I have not found their birth records, so it is uncertain which date is accurate.  The parents of both boys were Henry C. Kime and Sarah Ann Barnhiser Kime.

     It is unknown when the Kimes moved from Seneca County, Ohio to Williams County.  There are records for Springfield Township, the twins were born in Pulaski Township and Henry's Civil War records list Superior Township.  

     Albert and Alfred had not reached their seventh birthday when their father died in the Civil War.  Henry C. Kime , age 31, mustered in on August 26, 1862 for three years of service. He died on June 22, 1863 from wounds received on May 16, 1863 at the Battle of Champion Hills Mississippi. They probably had little memory of him.

I do want to mention that the Kime surname is sometimes seen as Kimes. Albert and most of his siblings and his mother are buried as Kimes.

      Sometime between 1862 and 1870, Albert's mother, Sarah, moved the family to Wyandot County, Ohio. Her parents, John Barnhiser and Susannah Brown Barnhiser, lived in the county as did her sister, Susan Barnhiser Clabaugh. Sarah, purchased land in Ridge Township where the first red star is located. Her parents lived in Carey, Crawford Township and her sister and her family in Tymochtee Township. As a recently widowed mother, there was family support nearby. 


      Albert lived on the farm, owned by his mother. As a young man, he would have had to help with the chores and help run the farm. There was a school close by. He is enumerated at age thirteen on the 1870 census as a farm laborer and not attending school. On the 1880 census Albert, age 23, is working the family farm with help from a boarder in the house.

      On September 27, 1881, twenty four year old Albert Kime married seventeen year old Hannah Mary Kimmerly in a wedding service performed y Reverend J.M. Dustman.  Hannah, daughter of Henry Kimmerly and Anna Bressler Kimmerly had to have her father's consent to marry.  The Kimmerly surname is also spelled Kimmerley.

     Albert and Hannah welcomed their first child, a son, Loran Garfield Kimes, on August 4, 1882 in Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.

     Stella Kimes joined the family on February 16, 1884 in Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.

     Hattie May Kimes was born on June 2, 1886 in the village of Wharton, Wyandot County, Ohio.

     Amor B. Kime was born on September 27, 1889 in Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.

Wyandot map showing the two areas where Sarah Kime lived.
Farm during the 1870 and 1880's and Wharton 1880's until her death
     Sometime in the 1890's Albert Kime and Hannah Kimmerly Kime divorced.  Both are enumerated on the 1900 census as divorced and are living in different states.  Albert is living in his mother's house in the village of Wharton and Hannah is living with her four children in Morgantown, West Virginia.

1900 Ohio Federal Census taken on June 4, 1900
Wharton Village, Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio

     Sarah Kime, age 66,  widowed, mother of 6 children, 4 living, she owns her house on Sandusky Street in Wharton, with a mortgage.

     Albert Kime, her son, age 43, divorced, employed as a bartender.

     Frank Yake, a boarder, age 25, employed as an operator on the railroad.

     NOTE:  Sarah's daughter and Albert's sister is enumerated underneath the Kime's--Mary E. Greek and family.

Morgantown 1906

1900 West Virginia Federal Census taken on June 27, 1900
Morgantown, Morgan District, Monongalia County, West Virginia

     Hannah Kime, head, age 36, employed as a laborer in a glass factory.  She has had four children and all four are alive.  Hannah is renting a house.
     Loran G. Kime, son, age 18, employed as a laborer in a glass factory.
     Estella Kime, daughter, age 16, employed as a laborer in a glass factory.
     Hattie Kime, daughter, age 13.
     Amor Kime, son, age 10.

NOTE:  On a personal note, the enumerator of the census is my paternal great grandfather, George Ethelbert VanGilder.  Also, Morgantown was known as a town that produced fine glass.  Numerous members of my ancestors also worked in one of the glass factorys.

     All four of Albert and Hannah's children married in West Virginia in the next decade.

     Loran Garfield Kime married Bessie Goddard on December 17, 1904 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

     Hattie M. Kime married Perry E. Donley on June 28, 1905 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

     Stella L. Kime married Charles S. Cook on February 27, 1909 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

     Amor B. Kime and Nellie Amelia Lohr married at her parents home on December 29, 1909 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

1910 Ohio Federal Census taken on April 19, 1910
Wharton Village, Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio

     Mrs. Sarah Kime, head, age 77, widowed, had 7 children, 4 are living, owns her house o Sandusky Street free of mortgage.  

     Albert Kime, son, age 53, widowed, works in a restaurant. (His divorced wife is alive)

     Walter Kime, son, age 50, widowed, employed as a laborer.

NOTE:  Sarah's daughter and Albert and Walter's sister, Mary Greek is enumerated under them in the census.

1920 Ohio Federal Census taken on January 7, 1920
Wharton Village, Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio

     A. (Albert) Kime, head, age 63, divorced, employed doing general farm work.  Owns the house on Sandusky Street free of mortgage.

     Sarah Kime, mother, age 86, widow.  She is listed as employed as a railroad gate crossing employee.

     I wonder about her working at age 86.  Did the census enumerator make a mistake since Sarah's son in law, A. (Alexander) J. Greek is listed next under her and he is employed as a railroad gate crossing employee.

1930 Ohio Federal Census taken on April 2, 1930
Wharton Village, Richland Township, Wyandot County, Ohio

     Albert Kime, head, age 73, widowed, owns a radio and owns his house on Sandusky Street free of mortgage.  Not a veteran of war.

     Perry E. Donley, son-in-law, age 46, employed as a glass blower at a glass factory.  Not a veteran of war.    

     Hattie M. Donley, daughter, age 43.

     Dorothy Donley, grand daughter, age 11, born in West Virginia.

     Albert is now the sole owner of the Sandusky Street house following his mother's death on December 11, 1928.  

     I also wondered if Albert was in touch with his children following the divorce and their move to West Virginia.  I guess that question is answered.  

     Albert Kimes died on May 21, 1939 in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio at age eighty.  He died at his daughter's house, 131 Madison Street, Tiffin, Ohio.  The information on the death certificate was given by his daughter, Hattie M. Kime Donley.  Albert was buried on May 21, 1937 in Wharton, Ohio.

     Albert's divorced wife, Hannah Mary Kimmerly Kime died on May 12, 1935 at Tymochtee Township, Wyandot County, Ohio at age seventy one.  She was buried on May 15, 1935 in Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio.  Her daughter, Hattie M. Kime Donley gave the personal information on the death certificate.

Children of Albert Kime and Hannah Mary Kimmerly Kime:

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