Images for the Family of

Johann Philip Kimmel (1695-1777)

of Reading Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Son of Johann Michael and Anna Margaretha (Sauter) Kimmel.

From the collection of Dr. Charles E. Messner (deceased) of Buffalo, NY


The top image is the best quality copy of a photo of Johann Philip Kimmel's portrait that was in possession of Dr. Charles E. Messner when he wrote "Records of the Kimmel and Related Families" in 1967.  It came from a 2- by 3- photo his son Charles Messner, Jr. took of the original and was last in possession of Geneva Kimmell of Fort Wayne, IN. 

The lower image is as it appeared in a copy of Messner's "Records of the Kimmel and Related Families" on microfilm in the genealogy department at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

See write-up on  his father Michael's portrait for some history.




From "Kentucky Ante-bellum Portraiture"


Johann Philip Kimmel
This portrait was on the wall of the Marius Manning Kimmel mansion in Henderson, Kentucky and was inherited by his son the Admiral Husband E. Kimmel.  This particular image comes from "Kentucky Ante-bellum Portraiture" which describes it as an egg tempera opaque watercolor on 8" by 6" paper done of Colonel Philip Kimmel of the Polish army. See text from the book.

A color photo of the painting.

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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