I have replied to Bryan's message as well, but have
yet to hear back from him. As you may have already
determined, there are literally hundreds of Rimmer
families in that general vicinity (probably because
of the name derivation Bryan has described). I now
live in Seattle, Washington, USA, but my grandfather
his sisters, and eventually his parents, settled in
the area around Joliet, Illinois which is about 45 miles
SW of Chicago.
If you would like to explore the possiblity of common
Rimmer ancestors, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
son of Henry (Harry) Thomas Rimmer, 1908-1951
son of Frederick Rimmer, 1881-1951
son of Thomas Rimmer, 1854-1934
son of John Rimmer, unknown