Obit: Nimm, John A. (1866 - 1942)

Contact: Stan Schwarze

Surnames: Nimm, Hoffmann, Speick, Hoard, Zebrowski, Jacons, Schimmelhorn, Wells

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 5 Mar 1942

Nimm, John A. (20 Feb. 1866 - 27 Feb. 1942)

John A. Nimm, age 76, who came to Unity from Arpin four years ago, died at 2:30 o’clock Friday morning at the Marshfield hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 16th. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Cooperative Funeral home in Marshfield, Rev. O. Hoffmann, pastor of the Zion Ev. Lutheran church in Colby officiating, and burial was made at Arpin where the deceased lived from 1888 to 1938.

Mr. Nimm was born in Watertown on Feb. 20, 1866, and married his third wife, Barbara Speick of Rockford, Ill., in 1913. Since living in Unity, Mr. Nimm had retired.

Surviving besides his wife are three children by his first marriage, Mrs. Steve Hoard of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Louis Zebrowski of Milwaukee; Sister M. Barbara in a Milwaukee convent; two sons by his second marriage, Edwin of Unity and Andrew of Delavan; six children by his third marriage, John, Jr., Lillian and Minnie, all of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Chris Jacons of Arpin and Pvts. Franklin and Louis in the U.S. army. Also two brothers, Joseph and Nick, both of Watertown, and three sisters, Mrs. Madge Schimmelhorn of Milwaukee and Mrs. Clara Wells of Tennessee and another in Racine. Two sons by his first marriage, Frank and Timothy, preceded him in death. The latter was killed in World War I.

Biographical Information

1910 Federal Census, Hansen, Wood, Wisconsin

Name: John A Nimm
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Family Number: 178
Page Number: 9
Household Gender Age
John A Nimm M 43y
Spouse Bertha M S Nimm F 39y
Child Timothy P Nimm M 16y
Child Frank J Nimm M 14y
Child Andrew L Nimm M 6y
Child Edwin L Nimm M 5y

1930 Federal Census, Arpin, Wood, Wisconsin

Name: John Nimm
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: 
Gender: Male
Age: 62
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Enumeration District Number: 1
Family Number: 71
Sheet Number and Letter: 4A
Line Number: 12
Household Gender Age
John Nimm M 62
Spouse Barbara Nimm F 33 (
Child John Nimm M 15
Child Minnie Nimm F 12
Child Barbara Nimm F 10
Child Louis Nimm M 7
Child Franklin Nimm M 6
Child Lillian Nimm F 3

Wisconsin Birth Record

Name: John Andrew Nimm
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 08 Mar 1904
Birthplace: Hansen, Wood, Wisconsin
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race: White
Father's Name: John Andrew Nimm
Father's Birthplace: Jefferson Co., Wis.
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Bertha Meachen
Mother's Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.
Mother's Age:

Wisconsin Death Record

Name: John Andrew Nimm
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 08 May 1904
Burial Place:
Death Date: 06 May 1904
Death Place: Hansen, Wood, Wisconsin
Age: 0
Birth Date: 08 Mar 1904
Birthplace: Hanson
Occupation: Child
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John A. Nimm
Father's Birthplace: Jefferson Co., Wis.
Mother's Name: Bertha Meachen
Mother's Birthplace: Milwaukee



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