Category Archives: DeKalb County

John B Strouse

John B Strouse
b. 15 January 1863, Albion, Noble County, Indiana, to David W. and Mathilda (Shields) Strouse
d. 10 April 1939, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 9 April 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
Permilla E. Osbun
b. 27 June 1863, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana

Children with Permilla E. Osbun:
• James Albert
• Arilla May
• Clarence W.
• Earl Clifton

John and Permilla lived in Auburn, DeKalb County, and Columbia City, Whitley County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

James Albert Strouse

James Albert Strouse
b. 18 July 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Permilla (Osbun) Strouse
d. 19 April 1968, Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan

m. Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Margaret [–?–]
d. Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with Margaret [–?–]:
• Margaret L.
• Virginia
• Donald

James left Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA 5
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

Clarence W. Strouse

Clarence W. Strouse
b. 25 March 1890, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Permilla (Osbun) Strouse
d. 8 August 1975, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 14 March 1912, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Ruth Winnefred Bovee
b. 22 January 1890, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan
d. 3 December 1975, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with Ruth Winnefred Bovee:
• Jack W.
• William Robert

Clarence emigrated from Auburn, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

Permilla E. Osbun

Permilla E. Osbun
b. 27 June 1863, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Susan (Friend) Osbun
d. 7 November 1925, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 10 April 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
John B. Strouse
b. 15 January 1863, Albia, Noble County, Indiana
d. 10 April 1939, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with John B. Strouse:
• James Albert
• Arilla May
• Clarence W.
• Earl Clifton

They left Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

John Wesley Kimbel

John Wesley Kimbel
b. 8 May 1847, Ohio, to Daniel and Elizabeth (Cole) Kimbel
d. 30 January 1919, Leonidas Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan.

m/1. 19 December 1868, Marshall County, Indiana
Margaret E. Hissong
b. about 1851, Indiana
d. 25 February 1873, Menson Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m/2. about 1876
Anna J. White
b. 1860, Michigan, to Amos and Clarissa White
d. 28 September, Leonidas, Michigan

m/3. 22 June 1881, Three Rivers, Michigan
Louisa J. Lamphier March
b. 1859
d. April 1883, Manistee County, Michigan

m/4.
Emma Augusta Brand
b. 27 August 1869, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
d. 12 December 1952, Centreville, Michigan

Children with Margaret E. Hissong:
• Lilly M. (1870-1876)
• George Lee (1873-1929) married Theresa Pauline Henrietta Piotrasch

Children with Anna J. White:
• female infant (1878-1878)
• Wesley John (1879-1970) married (1) Clara J. Wagner Marsac, (2) Marigam A. Monroe Ramsey

Children with Emma August Brand:
• Charles (1887-1955) married Emma [–?–]
• Daniel (1888-1949) married Jeanette Baldwin
• Arthur (1891-1957) married Alma Emilia Giehne
• Vesta (1893-1920) married Valma N. E. Brown
• Ezra R. (1895-1903)
• Clifford (1897-1903)
• Leathia R. (1898-1903)
• Ola F. (1900-1961) married (1) Harry Inman, (2) James A. Jordan, (3) Howard Ellis
• Ralph (1902-1971) married Glennys Moughton
• Katie Marie (1904-1974) married Lester George McAmis
• Earl (1905-1981) married (1) Florence [–?–], (2) Emma Bavin

John was living in Fairfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, by 1853. He left from Bourbon Township, Marshall County, Indiana before 1873. He also lived in Etna Green, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Sally Kimbel
Troy MI
E-mail: swansall@123.net

Daniel Kimbel

Daniel Kimbel
b. July 1822, Ohio, to Francis Squire and Catherine (Hursh) Kimbel
d. 14 April 1904, Leonidas Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 8 February 1844, Seneca County, Ohio
Elizabeth Cole
b. 10 January 1822, Ohio, to John Cole and Elizabeth Burgess
d. 6 August 1886 in Cleon Township, Manistee County, Michigan

Children with Elizabeth Cole:
• Margaret Matilda (1845-1901) married (1) Alexander McClish, (2) Josiah Boyer
• John Wesley (1847-1909) married (1) Margaret E. Hissong, (2) Anna J. White, (3) Louisa J. Lamphier March, (4) Emma Augusta Brand
• Nancy Jane (1850-1933) married Noah McClish
• Catherine H. (1853-1933) married Royal Artemus McClish
• Francis Squire (1857-1942) married (1) Belle Craner, (2) Jennie McClish
• Daniel (ca. 1859-1888) married Mary Jane Ream
• Charles William (1860-1896) married Jennie McClish

The family was in Fairfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, by 1853. They lived in Etna Green Township and in Harrison, Kosciusko County, Indiana, before leaving in 1875 for Leonidas Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan.

Submitted by:
Sally Kimbel
Troy MI
E-mail: swansall@123.net

James Dunham

James Dunham
b. 1 November 1865, Johnson County, Indiana, to Aaron and Emily (Jones) Dunham
d. 15 August 1894, Weatherly, DeKalb County, Missouri

m. 21 September 1884, Missouri
Sarah Ellen McBrayer
b. 23 February 1868, Daviess County, Missouri
d. 18 October 1951, Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen McBrayer:
• John Henry
• Virgil Preston
• Josephine married [–?–] Chapman

James lived in both Johnson and DeKalb counties in Indiana before moving to Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Robert B. Lamison, Jr.
Renton WA

David E. Dunham

David E. Dunham
b. February 1861, Johnson County, Indiana, to Aaron and Emily (Jones) Dunham
d. 12 March 1941, Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri

m. Missouri
Emma Veronica Nolte
b. 13 November 1867, Missouri
d. 4 August 1952, Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri

There were no children of this marriage. David lived in both DeKalb and Johnson counties in Indiana before moving to Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Robert B. Lamison, Jr.
Renton WA