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John Kirchner (1879-1940)

John KIRCHNER (1879-1940)

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Weimar-Saxony, Germany =1852=> Rock Island, ILL ==> Nichols, IA ==> Fort Worth, TX

John Kirchner was born on May 29, 1879 in Nichols, IA to Bernard and Charlotte(Lenz) Kirchner.  He is listed in the 1880 at the age of 1.  By the 1900 Census, John is listed as a merchant still living with his parents at the age of 21.  On July 1, 1904 John married Lucy Elizabeth Mapes, daughter of Fred Brighton Mapes and Sarah Morris

In the 1910 Census, John is listed a merchant in the restaurant industry in Pike, Muscatine, IA.  After 1910, John started working with the railroad company and the family moved to Oregon where James (1911) and Genevieve (1912)  were born.    Shortly after 1912, John and Lucy divorced and Lucy moved back to Nichols, IA where she later married Ben Black.  John subsequently moved to Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. 

In the 1920 Federal Census, John is living as a boarder and his occupation is listed as Railway Express.  In the 1930 Federal Census, John is married to IV Kirchner with 1 son John age 7 and they are living in Parker Precinct 2, Texas.

John passed away in 1940 and he is buried in Nichols Cemetery, Muscatine, IA on the same plot as his parents and siblings.

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Nichols Cemetery, Muscatine, IA


Chrisitan Kirchner
  Bernard Kirchner (1833-1906) Hessen Darmstadt
Hessen Darmstadt
Married Dec 23, 1963
Immigration 1857 Palestine
Dorothy Gepford
Valentine Lenz (1817-1898)
Charlotte LENZ (1845-1931) Hessen Darmstadt
Nichols, IA
Barbara GEIS (1806-1874)

1 John KIRCHNER b: May 29, 1879 Nichols, IA d: 1940 Ft Worth, TX burial: Nichols Cemetery, Muscatine, IA.
... m1: Lucy Elizabeth MAPES
b: Aug 1879 Nichols, IA d: Sept 4, 1963 Des Moines, IA
... m1: July 14, 1904 Nichols, IA
.....2 William KIRCHNER b: Apr 19, 1905 d: Jan 2, 1964
....... m: Mary COURSAT b: Jun 7, 1904 d: Dec 30, 1996
....... Burial: Dodge Center Cemetery
.....2 Charlotte A KIRCHNER b: Mar 15, 1907 Portland, OR d: Jul 17, 1986 La Plata, MD
........m:. Arnold E BARTELT
b: Apr 4, 1910 Wausau, WI d: Feb 18, 1984 Des Moines, IA
m: Dec 15, 1933 Nichols, IA
........burial: St. Mary's, Cemetery, Bloomington, IA

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Charlotte and Arnold with their grandson

.....2 James KIRCHNER b: Feb 24 1911 Portland, Oregon d: Aug 10, 1978 Nichols, IA
....... m: Ruth b: Jul 13 1917 d: Sep 1982 Des Moines, IA
.....2 Genevive KIRCHNER b: 1912 Portland, Oregon
......  m: Albert BEAN
... m2: Icy Villa Unknown d: Jan 1, 1965
... m2: After 1920 Texas
.....2 John Lafayette KIRCHNER b: Jan 23, 1923 Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX d: Oct 30, 1996 Azle, Tarrant, TX
... m: Myrtle Eloise Campbell
........3 John Lafayette KIRCHNER b: Mar 14, 1947

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John Kirchner WWI Registration Card