Jean Robinson Kammerer
b. 12 December 1897, d. 29 March 1985
- Father: Jacob Andrea Kammerer b. 8 December 1857, d. 16 January 1921
- Mother: Christina Sophia Schmal b. 26 October 1860, d. 22 November 1951
- Jean Robinson Kammerer was born on 12 December 1897 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.
- Jacob Andrea Kammerer and Christina Sophia Schmal appeared in the 31 March 1901 census of Canada in Toronto, York County West, Ontario, Canada, at 87 Jameson. Other members of the household included Jean Robinson Kammerer, Christina Elizabeth Kammerer, Marcia Helena Kammerer, Hope Ameri Caroline Kammerer and Sybil Moline Fredericka Kammerer. Also in the household was a mother's helper and one other servant.
- Jacob Andrea Kammerer and Christina Sophia Schmal appeared in the 1 June 1911 census of Canada in Toronto South, York County, Ontario, Canada, at 87 Jameson Avenue. Other members of the household included Jean Robinson Kammerer, Christina Elizabeth Kammerer, Marcia Helena Kammerer, Hope Ameri Caroline Kammerer and Sybil Moline Fredericka Kammerer.
- Jean Robinson Kammerer arrived in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, on 31 August 1919, a nurse, destined for Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
- The following appeared on 20 January 1921 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Died in Cochrane, Ont., Jan. 16, 1921, J. A. Kammerer, aged 63 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Tina Kammerer, father of Mrs. Frank Bradford, Toronto, Mrs. Harry Forester, Chicago, Misses Hope, Sybil and Jene Kammerer, brother of Mrs. Margaret Borth, Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Louis Eimer, city, Mrs. Albert Hoffman, city, Mrs. Charles Ford, city, Mrs. C. Frank, North Dakota. Funeral was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Louis Eimer, 422 Fifth street this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. David Henry Weeks officiating. Burial Oakwood cemetery.
- She married Theodore Markland Yates, son of James Yates and Annie Eliza Baker, on 30 May 1922.
- Theodore and Jean Yates, and children James and Christine, arrived in the Port of Seattle on 30 July 1920, aboard the SS President McKinley, having departed Shanghai, China, on the 14th.
- Jean Robinson Kammerer died on 29 March 1985 at age 87.
- Theodore M. Yates, MD, and Jean Kammerer Yates, RN, served as medical missionaries under the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA at the Hwai Yuan Station of the Kiangan Mission in China, 1923-1942. Theodore M. Yates was born in England in 1894, the son of a Salvation Army officer who came to the United States in 1895. Yates attended Richmond Academy in Augusta, Georgia and earned his MD at the University of Georgia in 1919. He did his internship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, where he met Jean Kammerer from Toronto, Canada, who was attending the Roosevelt Training School for Nurses. In 1922 the Yateses were married and in 1923 went to China. A son, James Kammerer Yates, was born on December 22, 1923, and a daughter, Christina Jean Yates, on October 20, 1926. In 1941, due to war conditions, Mrs. Yates and the children returned to the U.S., to be followed in 1942 by Dr. Yates on the S.S. Grisholm. The Yates resigned in 1948. [Biographical History from description of Yates Family Papers, 1922-198_, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.]
- Last Edited: 8 Aug 2016