Vitals: J. Michael B. III & Catherine Elizabeth Zimmerman Kimmel

Johann Michael B. III (1760-1819) b. York Co.; r. Stoystown, Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. (son of Johann Philip, Jr. & Anna Christina Catherine Henn(z) Kimmel)

Catherine Elizabeth Zimmerman (1761/6-1823/36) b. ?; r. Stoystown, Quemahoning Twp. (daughter of Johannes Michael, Sr. & Maria Magdalena Sauter Zimmerman)

Married: 1782 York Co., PA, First (Trinity) Reformed

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Stoystown, PA


1. Magdalena (1786- ) (m. Samuel Horner)
2. Catherine (1788-  ) (m. John Horner)
3. Jacob M. (1795-  ) (m. Elizabeth Mauer)
4. John (  )
5. Eve (1774?-1852) (m. Christian Spangler) note: one source has an Eve Kimmel marrying Philip Folk/Volk (1779-1843); a second marriage or another Eve?
6. Michael (1798-1878) b & r Quemahoning Twp. (m. Elizabeth C. Zimmerman – our line)


Bates & Wright. York Co., PA, Church Records of the 18th Century

“Brian Cartwright’s Western PA Families.” 25 October 2012

“The Horner Family of Caroll Co., IL.” 25 October 2012

Irish. PA German Marriages

Iscrupe. Somerset Past

U.S. Federal Census. 1800. Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA




2 Responses to Vitals: J. Michael B. III & Catherine Elizabeth Zimmerman Kimmel

  1. David Spangler says:

    Researching my 5th ggf, Christian Spangler. By all accounts he was married to Eve Kimmel. Does anybody have a definitive source document referencing this and further referencing her parents? Just trying to understand how everybody has attached Eve, born 1774, to Johann Michael Kimmel, born 1760, and Catherine Zimmerman, born 1761, who were not married until 1782. Just makes no sense to me. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Interesting problem, David. Looks like Johann Michael & Catherine would have been too young to parent Eve. To further confound the issue, I see apparently another (?) Eve Kimmel who married a Philip Folk/Volk (1779-1843). Or was it the same Eve and a second marriage? Genealogists struggle with similar names and incorrect dates. We’ll continue to search for the truth. Thanks for point out the problem. Maybe a reader will share the solution.

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