Anna Marie Kammerer
b. 27 June 1864, d. 15 February 1951
- Father: Johannes Kämmerer b. 16 November 1827, d. 6 February 1912
- Mother: Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer b. 15 September 1821, d. 4 March 1913
- Anna Marie Kammerer was born on 27 June 1864 in Niagara County, New York.
- She was known as Mary.
- 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 Anna Marie Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Susanna Kammerer, Jacob Andrea Kammerer, Philippina Kammerer, Katrina Franziska 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 Anna Marie Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Jacob Andrea Kammerer, Philippina Kammerer, Katrina Franziska 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.
- She and Konrad Fink witnessed the marriage of Samuel G. Ade and Christiana Fink on 23 June 1885 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York; at the home of Konrad Fink.
- She was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of James Kammerer Young on 4 September 1887 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- She was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Christiana Franziska Eimer on 16 December 1888 in Suspension Bridge, New York; at the home of her grandparents, according to the churchbooks of Zion Lutheran Church.
- She married Charles Otto Ernest Ford, son of Johann Christian Friedrich Pfort and Johanna Louise Primus, on 19 November 1890 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York, at Ontario Avenue, at the home of Mary's brother Adam Kammerer.
- The following appeared on 19 November 1890 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Mary Kammerer and Charles Ford are to be married this evening, at the residence of the bride's brother, Adam Kammerer, on Ontario avenue, Suspension Bridge.
- She was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Marie Katherine Kammerer on 11 September 1892 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, New York.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 30 June 1916 in The Buffalo Morning Express: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, and Joseph F. Lepine was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening in the Presbyterian church of the Covenant, the Rev. John D. Campbell officiating. The church was decorated with palms, evergreens, pink peonies and marguerites. Ropes of Smilax were caught from the chandeliers. The pews for the house guests were marked with pink peonies and marguerites. Carl Kammerer of Niagara Falls, cousin of the bride, played a programme of organ music as the guests were assembling, ending in the Lohengrin bridal chorus as the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Myron B. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., and William Lewis. The ushers were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Myrtle Hutchinson, and the two bridesmaids, Miss Helen Kammerer of Niagara Falls and Miss Ruth Barnett, sister of the bride. The bride entered with her father and was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his best man, George J. Barnett. She wore a gown of pussywillow taffeta with lace and pearl trimmings. Her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, wore green-flowered voile trimmed with green satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Kammerer wore pink-flowered voile trimmed with pink satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of pink Killarney roses. A reception to 100 guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett in Waverly street followed the ceremony. Palms, pink and white peonies and roses adorned the rooms. The bride's table was laid for fourteen and was centered with pink roses. The other guests were seated at small tables which were centered with pink candelabra. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther of Welland, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barnett, Miss Nettie Platt of Alden, J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., Mrs. and Mrs. M. H. Mayle, Miss Helen Mayle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Eimer, Paul Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ford, Mrs. Adam Kammerer, Miss Marie Kammerer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Miss Louise Ford, Charles Ford, Jr., Miss Norma Hoffman, Miss Alice Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Benning, Miss Elsa Vorwerck of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Loehr of Lancaster, Miss Gladys Williams of Toronto., Ont., Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., Miss Winifred Hewetson and Miss Vera Hewetson of Brampton, Ont., Miss Alma Hart of Scranton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Lepine will spend their honeymoon in the Catskill mountains and will be at home after August 1st in Buffalo.
- Charles Otto Ernest Ford and Anna Marie Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1143 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Louise Elizabeth Ford and Charles Adam Benjamin Ford.
- 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.
- 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.
- Charles Otto Ernest Ford and Anna Marie Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1143 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Charles Adam Benjamin Ford.
- 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.
- Charles Otto Ernest Ford and Anna Marie Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1143 Willow Avenue.
- The following appeared on 18 November 1940 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Ford, 1143 Willow avenue, parents of Francisw K. Ford, Niagara Falls Boy Scout executive, and pioneer residents of Niagara Falls, will observe their golden wedding anniversary with a reception for their friends at their home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 4 to 9 o'clock.
Mr. Ford was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ford, Town of Porter farmers, and Mrs. Ford was the former Mary Kamerer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kamerer, well known residents of Niagara Falls in its early days.
- The following appeared on 22 November 1940 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Ford, of 1143 Willow avenue, observed their Golden Wedding anniversary Tuesday, November 19, at a reception in their home from 4 till 9 o'clock. More than 200 guests and friends called to offer their congratulations and best wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Ford were the recipients of many gifts and flowers. A book depicting their life story by verse and pictures, the gift of Mrs. George U. Mack, compiled by Mrs. Francis K. Ford, was enjoyed by the many guests.
Among those present were the following who were guests at the wedding 50 years ago: Bridesmaids Helen (Kammerer) Hofman, Rose (Borth) Boehner; best man, Burt Hoffman; others, Louis Eimer, Mrs. George Benning, Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk, Mrs. Charles Gaise, Mrs. Lillian Reiger, Ellsworth O. Willie, Mrs. Frederica Zieger, of this city, and Miss Elizabeth Barnett, of Buffalo.
Presiding at the urns were Mrs. George Benning, Mrs. Charles D. Gaise, Mrs. Cora Petrie, Mrs. Eleanor Newson and Mrs. Marie Monte. Mrs. John Guinther and Robert Ford, a grandson, received the guests at the door.
Mr. Ford, who is retired, was formerly chief custodian of North Junior high school, one of the original members of the Niagara Dairy company and before that worked on the street railway during the period of horse cars and when the first electric cars came into existence. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ford, who for many years operated the Porter farm, his boyhood days having been spent on this farm, which was located in the vicinity of McKoon avenue and Lewiston road.
Mrs. Ford was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kramerer, whose home was located at North avenue and Lockport street, where she spent her girlhood days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford are the parents of Scout Executive Francis K. Ford, of this city, Mrs. Sylvester Hannigan, of Mapleton, and Charles A. Ford, of Los Angeles, California, a member of Jan Garber's orchestra. There are four grandchildren, Kenneth, Robert and Charles ford, of this city, and Richard Charles Ford, of Los Angeles, California.
- During 1946, after the death of her husband John, Marie made a trip to Niagara Falls, where she is pictured with "Uncle Charlie and Aunt Mary" Ford and their daughter Louise and her husband Sylvester Hannigan.
- The following appeared on 13 March 1947 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Among the members honored at the recent dinner meeting of the Ladies Aid society of the Zion Lutheran church in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the organization were: Mrs. Charles Bale and Mrs. Elizabeth Roupp, who joined the organization in 1890, Mrs. Mary Wolf joining in 1891, Mrs. Christine Schul in 1893, Mrs. Gayton Swan in 1897, Mrs. Margaret Fink and Mrs. Rose Franklin in 1898, Mrs. John Bates in 1899, Mrs. Charles Ford in 1900, Mrs. Elizabeth Brandt, Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk and Mrs. Anne Dickert in 1902. . . .
- Kammerer cousins of the Ford and Frank families, and their husbands, were photographed about 1950.
- Anna Marie Kammerer died on 15 February 1951 at age 86.
- Charles Otto Ernest Ford became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 16 February 1951 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In this city Feb. 15, 1951, Mary A. Ford of 1143 Willow Ave., wife of Charles O; mother of Francis K., Mrs. Louise E. Hannigan, this city, Charles A., of Elkhart, Ind. Sister of Mrs. Helen Hoffman, this city. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren. Funeral service at Gridley Funeral Home, 730 Main St., Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, D. D., officiating. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Last Edited: 30 Nov 2014
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