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Commemorative biographical record of the Fox River Valley counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families

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to Green Bay engaged for his own ac-
count in a white-goods and shirt-factory
business; but finding the same unprofit-
able, he accepted a position as manager
of the shoe and clothing store of B. Fol-
lett, holding the same for two years, at
the end of which time he entered the
Green Bay Savings Bank as assistant
cashier. In 1878 the bank affairs were
wvound up, and Mr. Kustermann removed
to Helenville, Jefferson Co., \Vis., where
for six years he conducted a general store;
then returned to Green Bay to fill the
position of bookkeeper for Anson Eldred
& Son, hluber merchants, but, in 1892,
he left this to accept his present position
in the postoffice.
    In 1873 Carl Kusterniann was married
to Miss Margaret Grimm, who was born
in Jefferson, Wis., daughter of Adam
Grimin, the celebrated apiarist, who died
in I876. To Mr. and Mrs. Kustermann
were born two children, Julia and Agnes,
who lost their mother in 1882, and in
1884 their father was married to Miss
Anna Haubert, of White \Vater, Wis.,
d(aughter of Joseph andl Marie (Rust)
Haubert, natives of Bavaria, Germany.
By this marriage there are three children:
Otto, Erna and Herbert.  Mr. and Mrs.
Kustermnann are members of St. Paul's
German Lutheran Church, and in his
political preferences he is a Republican
in national affairs, but independent in
local issues.
       in America, of which the subject
       of this sketch is a worthy rmem-
       ber, dates back to one Richard
Kimball, who in 1634 came from Ipswich,
county of Suffolk, England, to America.
It is presumed that he settled in Ipswich,
Essex Co., Mass., for his son Henry is
known to have been a resident of that
town in t640, while another son, Thomas,
was in   Charlestown, Suffolk county,
in 1653.
    Boyce Kimball, a lineal descendant of
 the immigrant Richard, was born June
 26, 1731, in Ipswich, Mass., where he
 married, and the children born to him
 were as follows: Boyce, Rebecca, Jona-
 than, Ebenezer, Mary, Susanna, Pris-
 cilla, Timothy, Richard, Amasa and Ruel.
 Of these, Ruel Kimball was married Jan-
 uary 1, 1799, to Hannah Mather, and
 settled in Marlboro, Vt., where he was a
 Presbyterian minister. The children born
 to this union were Ruel, Ainanda, Cotton,
 Hulda, Alonzo, David M., Lucy (who
 married Rev. Henry Bannister, of Evans-
 ton, Ill.), Mary, Harriet and Martin L.,
 Alonzo, our subject, being the only sur-
 vivor; Amanda, the second in the family,
 married Alanson Merwin, and they cele-
 brated their golden wedding in I875.
 Ruel Kimball was for the most part self-
 educated, and was a man of strong con-
 victions, one who represented the true
 type of orthodox Presbyterianism. He
 was a very useful man, was beloved for
 his many good qualities of head and
 heart, and was possessed of sound com-
 mon sense and judgment.     He could
 draw a deed or contract of any kind, and
 was an adviser and friend to all. He died
 at East Hampton, Mass., October I,
 I847. Mrs. Hannah (Mather) Kimball,
 mother of our subject, was a daughter of
 Timothy Mather, who was a descendant
 of Increase Mather, the father of Cotton
 Mather. She was a wvoman of great
 force of character, and may be said to
 have inherited much of the spirit of her
 noble ancestors. She died in Leyden,
 N. Y., at the age of seventy-eight years,
 eight months and eight days.
   Alonzo Kimball, the subject proper of
these lines, was born November 20, t 8o8,
in the town of Le Ray, Jefferson county,
N. Y., and received his primary educa-
tion at various schools, which was sup-
plemented with a course at Union
College, Schenectady, N. Y., where he
graduated in 1836, while Dr. Nott was
president. After this he taught school
about ten years, and then engaged in

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