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Tracing Family of Freida J. REIMER b. 1922 in OK

Tracing Family of Freida J. REIMER b. 1922 in OK

Posted: 25 May 2005 9:55AM GMT
Edited: 27 Aug 2005 12:13AM GMT

Re: Tracing Family of Freida J. REIMER b. 1922 in OK

mary reimer (View posts)
Posted: 28 May 2005 5:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2005 12:12AM GMT
Hi Bambi,
The Reimers in Oklahoma are from the Mennonite families that came from Russia. Many went to Manitoba, Canada and many went to the US. Most US families started out in Nebraska and then moved to Kansas. However, their was one family that went to Oklahoma and that may be the family that your grandchildren are in. I read in the Reimer book that the branch in Oklahoma went to Manitoba for a family reunion and the grandfather was overcome with tears because of so many years being away from the family. I am searching this book to find this. I will try to write more when I find it.
Mary

Re: Tracing Family of Freida J. REIMER b. 1922 in OK

Posted: 19 Dec 2005 4:07AM GMT
Classification: Census
Edited: 12 Jun 2006 8:40PM GMT
Surnames: Reimer, Keiher, Kirby
1930 the family is in Cimarron Co. Ok-Gresham Twsp.
Jacob C. Reimer age 42 married at age 23 b.KS/f-Russia/m-Russia
wife-Carlina age 39 married at age 19 b. KS/f-Russia/m-Russia
dau-Matilda J. age 18 b. OK/Russia/Kansas
son-Edward J. age 16 b. """"""
dau-Clara J. age 14 b. """"""
dau-Freda J. age 7 b. """""
dau-Eva J. age 2 b. """"""

1900 the Reimer family is in Washita Co. Union Twsp Oklahoma:
Jacob Reimer (index has John) b. Sept 1863 age 36 married 15 yrs b. Russia/f-Russia/m-Russia
wife-Mary b. July 1866 age 33 had 9 children/4 living b. Russia/f-Russia/m-Russia
son-Jacob b.June 1886 age 13 b. Russia
son-Cornelius b. April 1891 age 9 b. Russia
dau-Mary b. June 1898 b. Oklahoma
dau-Maggie b. May 1900 abd 0/12 (zero) Oklahoma
1910 census adds son Henry age 3 still Union Twsp.

Jacob reports he immigrated in 1893
1920 looks like Jacob is married to another woman -Minnie age 42 born KS/f-Poland/m-Germany
and mother-in-law Lena Keiher age 73 Wd in household.

In WWI OK Draft card Jacob C. Reimer lists birthdate of June 18, 1888 different from June 1886 in 1900 census. Living near Vera, OK in Washington County.
listes has wife and 3 children =Build: medium, height:Medium, Eyes:Brown, Hair:Brown
signed 1917.

There is a Gedcom for a Jacob Reimer b. 1887 in Siberia-father Jacob-mother Mary. No spouse is listed. Posted by a Colleen Kirby in 2004. I found it on Ancestry but try Rootsweb too might be there.

By the way some Mennonites also went to California- There are Riemers in Dinuba, Tulare Co. and the town of Reedley, Fresno County was settled by Mennonites and has an excellant private school supported by the local Mennonite churches. My son attends it and his girlfriend's grandmother is a Reimer.
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