Black Kimmel Families

Members of these families appear in the Summary of Lineages web page with the prefix "WA- through WZ-."

General History

Although the German Kimmel family resided primarily in the northern states and joined the Union in large numbers during the Civil War, some families in South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri were known to have owned slaves.  The established families came out of the border states of Missouri and Kentucky.

Henry Kimmel and wife Mary Anna first appear in Chester City, Illinois in the 1860 census.  Henry was born about 1804 in Missouri and probably acquired his surname from the Singleton Kimmel family of Perry and Cape Girardeau Counties.  His son Joseph was living in Perry County in the 1900 census.

John Kimmel first appears in the 1870 census living with the Andrew and Abby Newman family in Lovelaceville, Kentucky.  It is conjectured he was a slave to Joseph and Elizabeth (Newman) Kimmel who lived nearby.  He and wife Emily moved to Paducah, Kentucky where John died in 1926 at the age of 78.  The 1900 census says he was born in Kentucky in May of 1850.

Black Kimmels appear throughout the southern states in census records of the early 1900s, but their origin is still unknown.


Family Recollections

Family Histories

    (none known)

Family Bibles

    (none known)


Public Documents For Revolution Era Kimmels

Transcriptions on This Web Site

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Documents Available Not Added to This Web Site

    List of black Kimmels in the census records.

Documents to Be Found

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Special Reports


Details on the pages of the Kimmel Family Record web site come from the collection of
Timothy W. Kimmel of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  You can contact Tim at

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