b. 6 April 1860, d. 22 July 1942
- Father: Johannes Kämmerer b. 16 November 1827, d. 6 February 1912
- Mother: Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer b. 15 September 1821, d. 4 March 1913
- Philippina Kammerer was born on 6 April 1860 in Niagara County, New York, or possibly the 11th.
- Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Philippina Kammerer, Margaretha Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Elizabeth Kammerer, Susanna Kammerer and Jacob Andrea Kammerer.
- She was baptized/christened on 26 December 1864 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara, Niagara Falls, New York, sponsored by Philippina Heldt.
- She was known as Phoebe.
- Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Philippina Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Susanna Kammerer, Jacob Andrea Kammerer, Katrina Franziska Kammerer, Anna Marie Kammerer and Helen Kammerer.
- Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1875 in Niagara County, New Yoirk. Other members of the household included Philippina Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Jacob Andrea Kammerer, Katrina Franziska Kammerer, Anna Marie Kammerer and Charles Otto Ernest Ford. While John, Elizabeth, Adam and Jacob "Kimmerer" are recorded at the bottom of page 51, daughters Phebe, Katie, Mary and Helen "Kimmerer" are enumerated 10 pages away at the top of page 62, appearing to be daughters of Daniel and Elizabeth Ott.
- Philippina Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Suspension Bridge, New York, as a servant in the household of publisher Obadiah Cutler.
- She married Conrad Frank, son of Johann Georg Frank and Ursula Kast, on 5 April 1883 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 270 Hickory, Witness for the groom was John Gestenmeyer. The marriage was witnessed by Katrina Franziska Kammerer.
- A photographic portrait was made of Cornelius and Phoebe Frank, with John and Lawrence, about 1885, likely shortly before they left New York.
- In circa 1886, Philippina Kammerer and Conrad Frank were living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, for a short time, and their son George was born there.
- Conrad Frank and Philippina Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lake Township, Ramsey County, North Dakota. Other members of the household included John Casper Frank, George John Frank, Cornelius Frank, Louise Elizabeth Frank and Charles Oliver Frank.
- A photographic portrait was made of Phoebe and her only daughter Louise, about 1908.
- Conrad Frank and Philippina Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lake Township, North Dakota, enumerated not far from their son John.. Other members of the household included Cornelius Frank, Louise Elizabeth Frank, Charles Oliver Frank and William H. Frank.
- The following appeared on 17 July 1911 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] Susan Young, nee Kammerer, wife of Oliver Young of this city. She leaves husband, mother, father, two daughters, Mrs. George Benning and Miss Alice, two sons, William of this city, John of Kansas City, Mo., also six sisters, Mrs. Louis Eimer, Mrs. Chas. Ford, Mrs. Albert Hoffman, Mrs. Fred Borth and Mrs. George Barnett, both of Buffalo, and Mrs. C. Frank of Devil's Lake, Dakota, one brother, Jacob Kammerer of Toronto. Funeral from family residence, 1347 Whitney avenue, Tuesday, July 18th, at 2 p. m., and from the Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30.
- In a letter dated 18 February 1912 to Philippina Kammerer, Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer wrote from Suspension Bridge, New York:
Dearly beloved daughter, son-in-law, and children,
With a deeply troubled heart I take up my pen to write you the sad news of your dear father. He died after 5 weeks of grave illness. He had lost his mind. Oh, you dear ones, you can’t imagine the trouble we had with him. He knew no one except his dear mother. This was his consolation. Oh, he was so terribly ill, it was painful for all of us. Your brothers and sisters did so much for him. Now the . . .
The good Lord has taken him home. Now he rests with his two dear children. He suddenly became deathly ill on January 3, and he died on February 5 at half past four in the morning. Peace to his ashes. Now he rests in the cool lap of the earth, free from all pain and suffering. Now he rests in the cool lap of the earth until one day we see each other again with delight before the throne of God. Sleep well, sleep well.
Dear daughter, you said you’d like to have something of your father’s that he often carried/wore. I thought I would send you his kabe? He carried/wore this every day. Oh, how it hurts me to write this. Oh, dear daughter, I could write it with my tears, but I must console myself. Your sisters are all so good to me. That consoles me. I think your sisters will write to you. How is your dear Schali. Is his foot getting better? I hope you are all well.
I want to end my letter with warmest regards to all of you from your loving mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother.
God’s blessing in closing. Your loving mother.
Mrs. Hannigan also sends her regards. She is still with me. Read the enclosed. Amen. Write soon.
- Conrad Frank and Philippina Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota, at 709 Sixth Street. Other members of the household included William H. Frank.
- Frank family photos of their wheat harvesting and other farm activities have survived to the present day.
- The following appeared on 18 January 1921 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Word has been received by relatives in this city, of the death of Jacob A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont. Mr. Kammerer contracted pheumonia and died very suddenly, while on a business trip to Cochrane, Ont.
Mr. Kammerer was born in this city and lived here for about 25 years. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kammerer of Lockport street, and brother of Mrs. Margaret Borth and Mrs. Geo. W. Barnett of Buffalo, Mrs. Louis Eimer, Mrs. Charles O. Ford, Mrs. A. J. Hoffman and the late Adam Kammerer and Mrs. Oliver Young.
Mr. Kammerer had made his home in Toronto for many years, and is survived by his widow and five daughters.
- Kammerer sisters Libby, Helen, Kate, Maggie, Phoebe and Mary were photographed together, possibly on the occasion of the death of their brother Jake in 1921.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- The Kammerer sisters and their sister-in-law Lucy Weiler Kammerer, posed for a photograph during the 1923 Kammerer family reunion.
- During the mid-1920s, Cornelius and Phoebe Frank were photographed in their parlor.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1928 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Katherine F. Eimer, 66 years old, died in Memorial Hospital at 1 o'clock yesterday, a few hours after she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from heart disease. She had been ill only two days.
Born February 11, 1862, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Kammerer, pioneer residents of Suspension Bridge, Mrs. Eimer lived in this city all her life. In 1883 she was married to Mr. Eimer. Mrs. Eimer was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran church. She had a wide circle of friends throughout the city.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Paul F. Eimer, and two daughters, Mrs. Louise E. Guinther and Mrs. Christie E. Cooley, all of this city. Five sisters also survive. They are, Mrs. Margaret Borth, Buffalo; Mrs. Charles O. Ford and Mrs. A. J. Hoffman, of this city; Mrs. Cornelius Frank, Devil's Lake, N. D. and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnett, of Buffalo. There are three grandchildren, George Henry and Robert Louis Cooley and John Paul Guinther, of this city.
The funeral will be held from the family home, 422 Fifth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Herman Brezing of the Zion Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
- Conrad Frank and Philippina Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota.
- Kammerer sisters Phoebe, Helen, Mary, Libby and Maggie were photographed together during the early 1930s, and separately, husbands Bert Hoffman, Cornelius Frank and Charles Ford.
- The Frank family, on a working day, was photographed sometime during the 1930s, when Charles and Mary Ford were visiting from New York.
- During the late 1930s, Phoebe and Cornelius Frank were photographed in their side yard.
- At the time of her death Philippina Kammerer was living in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota, at 709 6th Street.
- Philippina Kammerer died on 22 July 1942 at age 82 in Devils Lake, North Dakota, . Hier death was officially witnessed by Conrad Frank.
- Conrad Frank became a widower at her death.
- She was interred on 23 July 1942 at G.A.R. Cemetery, Creel Township, Ramsey County, North Dakota.
- The following appeared in a local newspaper: Funeral services will be held Saturday at two o'clock from the Episcopal church with Reverend Raynor officiating for Mrs. Cornelius Frank, who died Wednesday at her home following an illness of seven weeks.
Mrs. Frank was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y. in 1860 and in 1883 married Cornelius Frank at Buffalo, N. Y.
She is survived by her husband and seven children, Louise, John, William, and Charles all at home, George of Egeland, Kearney of Osakis, Minn., and Lawrence of Los Angeles, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hoffman and Mrs. Charles Ford of Niagara Falls.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Frank had 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Interment will be in the G. A. R. cemetery.
- The following appeared in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Phoebe Frank, nee Kammerer, of Devil's Lake, N. D., a former resident of Niagara Falls. Mrs. Frank was born here on April 6, 1860, and resided here until 1886, when she removed to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. After residing for five years in Winnipeg, she removed to Devil's Lake, where she resided for more than 50 years.
Surviving are her husband, Cornelius Frank, of Devil's Lake, and six sons, Lawrence, of Los Angeles, Calif., and John, Charles, William and George, all of Devil's Lake, and Cornelius, Jr., of Minneapolis, Minn., and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Nootnagle, of Devil's Lake. She also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ford, of 1143 Willow avenue, and Mrs. Helen K. Hoffman, of 2902 Lockport road, both of this city.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Conrad Frank and Philippina Kammerer.
- Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016
- Charts: Descendants of DEXHEIMER Philipp Peter & Maria Agnesa Wagner / Anna Christina Baltz , Descendants of KÄMERER Laurentius & Catharina Schömbs
- Lorenz Valentine Frank+ b. 13 September 1881, d. 16 July 1971
Family 2: Conrad Frank b. 30 October 1860, d. 20 September 1942
- John Casper Frank+ b. 7 June 1884, d. 21 February 1946
- George John Frank+ b. 21 October 1886, d. circa 13 May 1971
- Cornelius Frank+ b. 17 February 1889, d. 21 June 1964
- Louise Elizabeth Frank b. 17 June 1892, d. 4 September 1972
- Charles Oliver Frank+ b. 30 May 1896, d. 18 May 1963
- William H. Frank+ b. 5 April 1905, d. 1 October 1986