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George Washington Kennemer1
b. 8 December 1860
Last Edited=10 Aug 2005

G. W. Kenemer
     George Washington Kennemer was born on 8 December 1860 in Limestone County, Alabama.3 He was the son of William Johnson Kennemer and Elizabeth Jane Click.2 George married Hattie Jane Johnson, daughter of (?) Johnson, on 19 December 1883 in Lamar County, Texas.2 George and Hattie had at least nine children. These children are Victor R., Max, Roy, Alex Johnson, William, Minnie, Molly Verona, Styles M. and Daisy May.
          George, age 39, and Hattie, age 33, were enumerated on the 1900 Federal Census in Justice Precinct 5, Wise County, Texas. Also enumerated in this household were seven of their children: Daisy (age 15), Molly (age 12), Victor (age 10), Styles (age 7), William (age 5), Minnie (age 3), and Max (age 0 years - he's about 1 month old). Hattie's name was given as Lee H. They rent their farm.4 George worked as a farmer.4 Follow the link to see the census image. I have not been able to locate them on the 1910 census index. It will need additional work.
          George, age 58, and Hattie, age 53, were enumerated on the 1920 Federal Census in Byers Town, Clay County, Texas. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Daisy (age 35), Styles (age 27), William (age 25), and Minnie (age 23). They rent their dwelling.5 George worked as a farmer.5
          George, age 69, and Hattie, age 63, were enumerated on the 1930 Federal Census in Byers. Also enumerated in this household was their daughter, Daisy, age 45. They own their house and they have a radio.6 Follow the link to see the census image.

Children of George Washington Kennemer and Hattie Jane Johnson
Daisy May Kennemer b. Nov 1884
Molly Verona Kennemer+ b. 18 Jun 1887, d. 19 Feb 1974
Victor R. Kennemer b. Jan 1890
Styles M. Kennemer b. 8 Oct 1892
William Kennemer b. Nov 1894
Alex Johnson Kennemer b. 18 Nov 1894, d. 14 Mar 1895
Roy Kennemer b. s 1895
Minnie Kennemer+ b. Dec 1896
Max Kennemer b. May 1900

Citations

  1. [S819] Jan Jahn, "Re: Hello," e-mail message from <e-mail address> (Temple, Texas) to Carol Macke, 12 September 2003. PDN: Jahn-TX-0012. Gives Billie Jane's grandparents' full name.
  2. [S1661] Betsy Mills, online <http://awt.ancestry.com>, (e-mail address), viewed 23 April 2005, entry for George Washington Kennemer, ID I11538. PDN: Kennemer-AL-0008. Cites The Kennemer Book - A Great American Family by Woody Anderson Kelley.
  3. [S1661] Betsy Mills, entry for George Washington Kennemer, ID I11538. PDN: Kennemer-AL-0008.
  4. [S1484] G. W. Kennemer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Justice Precinct 5, Voting Box 6, Wise County, Texas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 140, sheet 2B, dwelling #35, family #35; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1680, viewed on Ancestry.com 8 October 2004, image 4 of 25. PDN: Kennemer-TX-0006.
  5. [S1195] George W. Kimmermer household, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Byers, Clay County, Kennemer-TX-0005, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 7A (144), dwelling #121, family #130; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1784, viewed on Ancestry.com 23 June 2004, image 13 of 13. PDN: Kennemer-TX-0005.
  6. [S942] George W. Kennemer household, 1930 U.S. Census, Byers Town, Clay County, Texas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 39-2, sheet 14A (22), dwelling #95, family #97; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2308, viewed on Ancestry.com 6 April 2004 (image 20 of 34). PDN: Kennemer-TX-0001.


           
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Carol Macke

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