Christine Kohler was born 13 February 1833, Graben, Baden Germany to Johann Martin
Kohler and Christina Scholl. She married Friedrich Zimmermann (who was
born 27 July1823) on 20 March 1851 in Graben, Karlsruhe, Baden,
Germany. Her first 6 children were born in Graben. Her last two were
born in America.
Sometime after June 1860 after her son Simon was stillborn in Graben the family immigrated to Nebraska, USA. We are not sure of the date but the family ended up living next door to her half brother Philipp Scholl. Christine died 26 March 1900 in Arago, NE. (See map of Arago, NE) She was buried in the Zion Bethel Cemetery with her husband and son Julius.
Documents related to Simon Frederick Zimmermann:
|Simon Friedrich Zimmermann b 24 Jun in Graben bap 30 Jun film 102550540 page 600|
Translation by Robert Seal:
No. 38. In the year 1860, on the 24th of June in the morning at 5:00 am was born here, and on the 30th of June  in the morning at 11:00 am by the undersigned pastor was baptized: Simon Friedrich, legitimate son of Friedrich Zimmermann, citizen, parish council member, and farmer here, and Christina, née Köhler.
Baptismal sponsors: Wilhelm Becker, knife smith, and his wife Maria Elisabeth Rödel, and Simon Süß, farmer, and his wife Margaretha Brecht.
Witnesses: the baptismal sponsors Becker and Süß, both citizens here.Graben, on the 30th of June 1860. H. Zimmern.
Right-hand margin: died 8 September 60.
Notes: Wilhelm Becker, citizen and cutler in Graben was born 21 Sept 1819 and died 14 Jan 1892 in Arago, Nebraska. The family emigrated to America 13 March 1877. The ship "W A Scholten" arrived in New York 4 April 1877; on board were Wilhelm Becker, 57; Elisabeth 55; Hermann 23; Maria 20; Lydia 14; Anna 9. The ship "Thuringa" arrived in New York 30 April 1874; on board was Wilh. Becker, 23 a musician. Source: Brigitte Burkett, Nineteenth Century Emigrants from Baden Volume 2: Graben, Linkenheim, Spöck, & Staffort. Page 6
Additional info: Herman Wilhelm Becker was born 21 Sep 1819 to Jacob Becker b 1782 and Catharina Roesch b 1789. His FS ID: GS41-1S6. He married Maria Elisabetha Roedel 4 May 1848 and they had 9 children. Herman is the great grandson of George
Jacob Becker b 1732 FS ID: KGCQ-CFM
Note: The name Süßspelled with the following single letter from the German alphabet: "ß" (called an Eszett) making the name: Suess. The Eszett represents a double s.
|Simon Friedrich Zimmermann age 2 died 8 Sep 1860 bur 10 Sep film 102550540 page 617|
No. 26. In the year 1860, on the 8th of September in the afternoon at 1:00 pm died here, and on the 10th of September  in the afternoon at 1:00 pm by the undersigned pastor was buried: Simon Friedrich Zimmermann, legitimate little son of the local citizen and farmer Friedrich Zimmermann, parish council member here, and his wife Christina, née Köhler, two and a half months old.
Witnesses: Wilhelm Becker, knife smith, and Simon Süß, farmer, both citizens here.
Graben, on the 10th of September 1860. H. Zimmern, pastor.
Comment: In the right-hand margin the decedent is identified as a "Kind" = child.