The Kimmel Family Record

A Genealogical Resource Center for the Kimmel Families in the U.S. and Canada

The "Kimmel Family Record" detail comes from the research files of Timothy W. Kimmel at Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Contact Tim at

----Specific Families----
Early New York families    Haplogroup R1b
    1694 Henry appears in New York City
    1737 Balthasar appears in Rhinebeck
Early Philadelphia families
    1738 Conrad arrives in Philadelphia
Jacob of near Orwigsburg, PA     Haplogroup E1b1b1a1b
    1750 Jacob arrives in Philadelphia
    1779 Jacob settles near Orwigsburg, PA
North Carolina families    Haplogroup I2b1
    1751 birth of Georg Claus P (pl. unknown)
    1794 Bernhard's firstborn in Rowan (now
         Davidson) Co., NC
Sons of Michael of Gimbsheim    Haplogroup I1
    1751 Jacob and Valentine arrive with
        families in Philadelphia; settles last in
        Lancaster Co., PA
    1755 Philip arrives with sons and
        settles near Bermudian, PA
John of Hampshire Co., VA     Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b3c
    1754 Johannes (Joh. Nicholaus) arrives in Philadelphia    
    1767 Johannes is on communion list at Southfork, VA
Leonard of Harrison Co., OH
    1758 Leonard arrives in Philadelphia
    1809 Leonard settles near New Rumley, OH
Joseph of Charleston, SC
    1764 Joseph and family in Charleston
Jacob of Westmoreland Co., PA
    1768 Jacob arrives in Philadelphia
    1770 Jacob settles near Greensburg, PA
Other Revolution era Kimmels
    George of Lancaster, PA
    Martin of Manchester, MD
    Thomas of Baltimore, MD
    Jacob of Chester Co., PA
    Peter of ( ???), Pennsylvania
    and families mistaken for Kimmels
Kimmels arriving 1800-1899
    About 230 Kimmels arrived and started
    families in the U.S. and Canada.
Black Kimmel families
    Henry Kimmel (c1804) of Chester City, IL
    John Kimmel (1850) of Paducah, KY 
Kimmels after 1900
Kimmel families, unknown original Kimmel
    Incomplete early lineages

---------------------------Related Kimmel Links---------------------------

Rootsweb:  Shortcut to Kimmel Mail List  Links to Rootsweb's communication center for people interested in the name Kimmel. (The shortcut page is mine.)
Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project -- Kimmel Gedcom Files (click "home" to submit first name and other surname variations)  Kimmel Surname Message Board  >>  Kimmell >> Kummell >> Kimel  Kimmel Family Genealogy Forum   __
The Kimmel Family News Newsletter; A Chronicle of Kimmel Cousins.  A national family newsletter sponsored by the descendants of David and Leah Riegel Kimmel.

---------------------Valuable Genealogy Sites----------------------

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. genealogy links.  
FamilySearch, LDS' free historical record collections & family trees & library catalog     IGI (International Genealogical Index)
General mostly free genealogy sources by state & county: USGenWeb Archives    AncesterHunt 
    CensusDiggins    Linkpendium    Rootsweb    GenealogyBranches        Online Death Indexes
     GenForum message boards.         
Cemeteries:  (all free)  Find A Grave 
    Tombstone Transcription Project
Digitized Old Newspapers:   Chronicling America (free) (pay subscription) (pay), registration (free) needed to view Jewish records from eastern European countries., pay subscription digital copies of censuses; various records & family trees.
    (German site) (new additions)
Federal Land Patents (BLM)            Genealogy Center at Fort Wayne, Indiana, collection index, online records

---------------------Useful Online Tools----------------------

Perpetual Calendar.  At this web site, you can enter a year as the search keyword and get that year's calendar displayed.  Calculations account for the switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in the American colonies in 1752.
Birth Date Calculation.  Here you can enter a death date and age at death to get a birth date.  Great for tombstone calculations!
Roman Numeral to Arabic Numbers Conversion.  Now you don't need to figure out those dates in Roman numerals.
Bing Translator.  Translate German phrases to English or English to German.  (And other languages...)
Family History Forms.  Pdf-format research and charting forms plus dummy copies of census forms.  Download them and use them.  All free at Mid-continent Public Library's web site.  

Contact the Kimmel Family Record web site host Timothy W. Kimmel at