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Descendants of Christian Hirni (1809–1875)

Generation One

  1. Christian¹ Hirni was born on 09 December 1809 in the Swiss town of Beatenberg, which lies on the slope of the Niederhorn overlooking the Thunersee (Lake Thun) just northwest of Interlaken, in the canton of Bern. His grandfather, Hans Hirni, came to Beatenberg from Interlaken when he married in 1761. Christian's parents were Jacob Hirni and Susanna Gafner; he was the seventh of their eleven children. On 24 June 1836, he married (1) Elisabetha Bühlmann in his family's home parish church of Gsteig bei Interlaken. (At that time, what was to become the city of Interlaken was a village known as Aarmühle.) Elisabetha was born in Beatenberg 06 January 1814 to Jacob Bühlmann and Magdalena Dauwalder. She died soon after bearing her second child, on 26 December 1838. Christian then married (2) Elisabeth Ryser, again at Gsteig bei Interlaken, on 31 December 1840. Elisabeth was born in Ringgenberg, district of Interlaken, on 10 January 1819, to Johannes Ryser and Barbara Öhrli; her father seems to have been a citizen of distant Heimiswil. In late 1844, the family left Switzerland, arriving in the U.S. in early 1845. They settled in St. Jacob Township, Madison County, Illinois, among a large contingent of recent migrants from Switzerland who settled in and around the city of Highland. Christian was an elder of the church there during its early years, and was a prominent early citizen. He died on 07/08 May 1875 in the course of a return visit to Switzerland: his ship, the Schiller, sank off Britain's Isles of Scilly. A monument to those lost in the disaster stands in Hugh Town on St. Mary's Isle. Elisabeth died in Highland on 04 January 1886 and is buried in the Highland City Cemetery.

    An unpublished work by Paul R. Hirni (see no. 27 below) gives information about the children of Christian Hirni and Elisabeth Ryser that doesn't match the parish records from Highland. I've just (in June 2010) become aware of a possible source of these inconsistencies. In 1971, around the time Paul was composing his history of the family, Florence Hirni Jackson (see no. 85 below) published a similar, but shorter, account of the Hirni family history in a Fresno County, California genealogical publication called Ash Tree Echo (in volume 6, issue 1). It appears that in the family lore as it was passed down, and then passed around among relatives, the birth and death dates of the second daughter named Eliza (Elise) were transferred to the son John (Johannes), becoming slightly altered in the process. His real dates were for some reason forgotten. This version was then apparently combined with a list that included Eliza with her correct dates, and John's new dates were altered further to put his birth in 1852 instead of 1855; someone probably remembered that he was older than Eliza. Previous versions of this page compounded the errors, because I assumed that if Paul wrote that there was a child born in 1852, there must have really been one. Let this serve as a warning never to assume anything in genealogy. I still have no corroborating evidence for the son Joseph still listed here, but it is at least plausible that he could have existed: he would have been born after the 1860 census and died well before the 1870 one; and baptism in 1860s Highland often took place months or even a full year after birth, so he might have died before the parents got around to having him baptized. The next time I get a chance, I will check again for a burial record.

    Children of Christian Hirni and Elisabetha Bühlmann:

    1. Maria Elisabeth Hirni, born 21 April 1837
    2. Christian Hirni, born 13 September 1838, died 23 November 1838

    Children of Christian Hirni and Elisabeth Ryser:

    1. Susanna Hirni, born 09 September 1841
    2. Christian Hirni, born 03 January 1843
    3. Maria Anna Hirni, born 05 April 1844, died before 1850
    4. Johannes Hirni, born 05 April 1847, died 05 February 1866
    5. Albrecht Hirni, born 04 February 1849, died July 1849
    6. Marianne Hirni, born 01 April 1850
    7. Elise Hirni, born about November 1851, died 24 August 1853
    8. Jacob Hirni, born 16 April 1854
    9. Elise Hirni, born 28 November 1855, died 19 September 1860
    10. Carolina Hirni, born 12 November 1858, died 20 October 1874
    11. Joseph Hirni, born 18 October 1860, died 24 July 1861
    12. Rosina Hirni, born 06 December 1861, died 12 February 1874


    Generation Two

  2. Maria Elisabeth² Hirni (Christian¹), born 21 April 1837 in Beatenberg, married Niklaus Gilomen of Helvetia Township, on 01 January 1856. Niklaus was born in the village of Buchholterberg, district of Thun, canton of Bern, Switzerland, on 08 February 1834, to Niklaus Gilomen and Elisabeth Maurer. He arrived in Illinois with his parents, and a large extended family, in early 1835. Niklaus and Elisabeth Hirni Gilomen lived and farmed in several places around Highland before settling permanently in Marine Township in the 1860s. They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in 1906, and ultimately survived seven of their eight children. Elisabeth died on 15 November 1911 from edema ("dropsy"). Three months later, Niklaus hanged himself, on 26 February 1912. They are buried together in Highland City Cemetery.

    Children of Maria Elisabeth Hirni and Niklaus Gilomen:

    1. Elise Gilomen, born 07 December 1856
    2. Christian Gilomen, born 27 September 1858
    3. Robert Gilomen, born 15 November 1861, died 23 August 1865
    4. Alina Gilomen, born 21 May 1864, died 29 December 1864
    5. Johann Albert Gilomen, born 15 September 1866
    6. Jakob Wilhelm Gilomen, born 17 October 1869
    7. Johann Niklaus Gilomen, born 08 July 1872, died 20 September 1872
    8. Niklaus Julius Gilomen, born 17 January 1875

  3. Susanna² Hirni (Christian¹), born 09 September 1841, married Johann Caspar Kamm on 31 December 1859 in Madison County. Caspar, a son of Fridolin Kamm and Katharina Kamm, was born 19 December 1834 in Filzbach, in the canton of Glarus, Switzerland. His parents brought a large Kamm family to Highland when he was young. He was a butcher, at first living in St. Jacob Township, and later in Highland. Susanna, like many married women of the nineteenth century, practiced the art of keeping house. She died at the age of 34, on 24 November 1875, and Caspar died on 10 March 1911. They and some of their children are buried in an older section of Highland City Cemetery.

    Children of Susanna Hirni and Johann Caspar Kamm:

    1. Robert Kamm, born 19 January 1860
    2. Pauline Kamm, born 01 May 1861, died 27 September 1882
    3. William Kamm, born 25 November 1862
    4. Johann Edwin Kamm, born 25 June 1866
    5. Joseph Carl Kamm, born 15 April 1868, died 23 April 1870
    6. Julia Emma Kamm, born 27 January 1870, died 06 May 1902
    7. Julius Emil Kamm, born July 1871
    8. Louis Kamm, born 09 May 1873, died 03 September 1873

  4. Christian² Hirni (Christian¹), born 03 January 1843, first married Elisabeth Leutwiler, a daughter of Jacob Leutwiler and Elisabetha Zobrist, on 01 January 1865 in Madison County. Elisabeth was born on 05 March 1844 in Madison County; she died from childbirth complications on 21 December 1867, less than a week after giving birth to her second child. Christian married Louise Leutwiler on 02 April 1869. She was born on 10 May 1852 to Johann Jacob Leutwiler and Anna Maria Zobrist, and may have been a cousin of Elisabeth Leutwiler Hirni. In 1869 or 1870, the family moved to Bates County, Missouri. Louise died there on 07 March 1884. On 07 August 1884, Christian married Lena Wirz, who was born 25 November 1861 to Samuel Wirz and Barbara Froesch in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. Christian died in Prairie City, Bates County, Missouri, on 29 November 1912. Lena died in Prairie City on 23 February 1934.

    Children of Christian Hirni and Elisabeth Leutwiler:

    1. John Christian Hirni, born 09 January 1866
    2. Elisabeth Maria Hirni, born 15 December 1867, died 08 September 1868

    Children of Christian Hirni and Louise Leutwiler:

    1. Julia Hirni, born 20 March 1870, died 30 September 1870
    2. Adeline Hirni, born 10 August 1872
    3. Rose Caroline Hirni, born 24 October 1874
    4. William Julius Hirni, born 29 November 1875
    5. Florence Hirni, born 03 March 1878
    6. George Hirni, born 03 October 1880
    7. Heinrich Hirni, born 05 Nov 1883

    Children of Christian Hirni and Lena Wirz:

    1. Christian Hirni, born 30 June 1885, died 07 July 1885
    2. Eduard Hermann Hirni, born 21 June 1886
    3. Eldo Louis Hirni, born 31 March 1888
    4. Albert Hirni, born 31 August 1890
    5. Roland Hirni, born 14 July 1892
    6. Joseph Hirni, born 28 October 1894
    7. Mark Hirni, born 18 September 1896
    8. Paul Raymond Hirni, born 28 August 1903
    9. (living)

  5. Marianne² Hirni (Christian¹), usually known as Mary, was born 01 April 1850 in St. Jacob Township, and married Nicolaus Michael on 03 January 1869 in Madison County. According to the church records in Highland, Nicolaus was born on 15 April 1847 in the city and department of Colmar, in Alsace; yet his descendants insist that he was Swiss, and in fact there seems to be no evidence of him in the birth records from Colmar, nor of anyone with the surname Michael. This may be a case where family tradition preserves some information that isn't evident in official records.

    Nicolaus and Mary lived in St. Jacob Township. Mary died on 27 January 1919 from a stroke. Nicolaus died on 21 October 1930, from "uremia and old age".

    Children of Mary Hirni and Nicolaus Michael:

    1. Edwin Nikolaus Michael, born 18 June 1869
    2. Julie Michael, born 02 July 1871, died 26 August 1872
    3. Rosina Barbara Michael, born 08 January 1874
    4. Wilhelm Robert Michael, born 02 January 1876
    5. Leo Bruno Michael, born 22 August 1877
    6. Julia Clara Michael, born 14 February 1879, died 21 January 1922
    7. Lina Hilda Michael, born 21 September 1880, died 13 April 1884
    8. Samuel Ludwig Michael, born 18 August 1882
    9. Georg Johann Michael, born 29 June 1884
    10. Arthur Benjamin Michael, born 17 October 1886
    11. Melina Maria Michael, born 23 March 1889

  6. Jacob² Hirni (Christian¹), born 16 April 1854, was a farmer in Bates County, Missouri. He initially lived there with his brother Christian and Christian's family (no. 4 above). On 17 June 1880, Jacob married Delia Morton Barrows, who was born in Bates County on 01 November 1858, a daughter of Freeman Barrows and Asenath Colt Vail. Jacob died in Rich Hill, Bates County, on 19 March 1941, and Delia died there on 19 January 1942.

    Children of Jacob Hirni and Delia Morton Barrows:

    1. Edgar Freeman Hirni, born 09 June 1882
    2. Mary Douglas Hirni, born 05 February 1885
    3. Mark Ryser Hirni, born 05 December 1890, died October 1891
    4. Heber Clay Hirni, born 25 April 1894
    5. Ruby Elizabeth Hirni, born 13 September 1899


    Generation Three

  7. Elise³ Gilomen (Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), known in English as Eliza, was born on 07 December 1856, the oldest of eight children. On 20 February 1877 she married Heinrich Christian Waage, usually known as Henry, who was born 02 May 1855 to Christian Waage and Maria Döbeli. Sadly, Eliza died 25 February 1881, at the age of 24. Henry later remarried, on 14 March 1882 to Elise Augustine Branger. He died in Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas, on 04 March 1935. Eliza Gilomen and Henry Waage's son Leo moved to California by 1910; he was believed to be still living in California at the time of Henry's death, but nothing further is known of him. He does not appear in California's death records database for the years 1940 to 1997.

    Children of Eliza Gilomen and Henry Waage:

    1. Maria Adeline Waage, born 28 November 1877
    2. Leo Christian Waage, born 22 August 1879, died 25 December 1938

  8. Christian³ Gilomen (Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹) was born 27 September 1858, and married Bertha Iberg on 15 March 1881 in Madison County. Bertha was born 01 December 1861 in Madison County and died 10 March 1958. Christian, a farmer, retired to Highland in 1896 and died there on 10 April 1910 "after a lingering siege of consumption" (in the words of Kenneth Hanselman).

    Children of Christian Gilomen and Bertha Iberg:

    1. Christian Louis Gilomen, born 13 January 1882
    2. August Georg Gilomen, born 10 December 1883
    3. Paul Gilomen, born 10 October 1885
    4. Adeline Gilomen, born 08 September 1887, died 05 June 1906
    5. Alvin Gilomen, born 12 January 1890
    6. August Gilomen, born 12 January 1892
    7. Benjamin Gilomen, born 16 August 1895
    8. Bertha Gilomen, born 01 September 1898
    9. Eva Gilomen, born 04 May 1901

  9. Johann Albert³ Gilomen (Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), known sometimes as John and sometimes as Albert, was born 15 September 1866, and married Emma Streif on 21 August 1888 in Madison County. Emma was born 10 September 1865 at Highland and died 20 March 1924 at Highland. John Albert died in Marine on 05 February 1947.

    Children of John Albert Gilomen and Emma Streif:

    1. Lina Elise Gilomen, born 27 May 1889 in Highland
    2. Ida Emma Gilomen, born 03 October 1891 in Highland

  10. Jakob Wilhelm³ Gilomen (Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), known sometimes as Jacob and sometimes as William, was born 17 October 1869 in Marine Township, and married Elise Iberg on 31 March 1892 in Highland. Elise, or Eliza, was born 12 October 1869 in Madison County to Louis (Ludwig) Iberg and Elisa Kräuchi; she died of a heart attack on 22 November 1920. Jacob died 12 February 1905.

    Children of Jacob William Gilomen and Eliza Iberg:

    1. Edgar Nicolaus Gilomen, born 31 December 1892
    2. Roy Louis Gilomen, born 02 April 1894, died 21 August 1920
    3. Leo Joseph Gilomen, born 21 September 1896, died 18 May 1898 of diphtheria
    4. Elise Anna Gilomen, born 16 April 1898
    5. Lilly Leonie Gilomen, born 08 July 1899
    6. Louise Wilhelmina Gilomen, born 30 September 1900
    7. Olive Edna Gilomen, born 21 June 1903
    8. Wilhelm Albert Gilomen, born 17 October 1904, died 12 March 1905

  11. Niklaus Julius³ Gilomen (Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹) was born 17 January 1875 in Marine Township, and married Anna Maria Iberg in Highland on 06 June 1901. Anna was born 19 December 1877 in Madison County to Louis Iberg and Elisa Kräuchi (also the parents of Eliza Iberg Gilomen, see immediately above). Niklaus died from bronchitis on 15 November 1901, and in their five months of marriage no children were born to this couple. Anna is not known to have remarried, and in 1910 she was still living with her in-laws, Niklaus and Elisabeth (no. 2 above). She died in Madison County on 26 July 1937.


  12. Robert³ Kamm (Susanna² Hirni, Christian) was born in Highland on 19 January 1860. He was married in Madison County on 20 March 1883 to Leonie M. Meyer, who was born 06 February 1858 in Madison County. Leonie died in Highland on 15 January 1926, and Robert died there on 31 August 1926.

    Children of Robert Kamm and Leonie M. Meyer:

    1. Leonie Margreth Kamm, born 12 December 1883
    2. Pauline Henrietta Kamm, born 23 July 1885
    3. Nelson Kaspar Kamm, born 18 June 1887, died 04 July 1896
    4. Oliver Kamm, born 06 December 1888
    5. Wilbur Fridolin Kamm, born 14 June 1891
    6. Rufus Moritz Kamm, born 04 June 1893, died in April 1972
    7. Irina Myrtle Kamm, born 27 January 1896
    8. Estelle Kamm, born 26 August 1898, died 05 July 1991
    9. Mabel Lilah Kamm, 24 May 1902
    10. Grace Maria Kamm, born 22 October 1904, died 11 May 1990

  13. Julius Emil³ Kamm (Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹) was born in Highland in July 1871, and married Emma Barbara Mueller in Madison County on 15 December 1892. Emma was born 20 December 1872; she died in Highland on 26 April 1940. Julius died 21 December 1942, also in Highland.

    Children of Julius Emil Kamm and Emma Barbara Mueller:

    1. Warren Elmer Kamm, born 02 July 1893, died 1979
    2. Laura E. Kamm, born 27 October 1894
    3. Lucille B. Kamm, born 15 November 1895
    4. Winifred S. Kamm, born in March 1897
    5. Reuben Julius Kamm, born 30 September 1899
    6. Richard Casper Kamm, born 30 December 1900
    7. Arthur Kamm, born 23 May 1903
    8. Duane R. Kamm, born 12 September 1904
    9. Edmund Kamm, born 22 March 1906
    10. Ruth L. Kamm, born 03 December 1907
    11. Martha D. Kamm, born 09 June 1909
    12. Horace M. Kamm, born 14 February 1911
    13. Marie Elizabeth Kamm, born 06 October 1912
    14. Edith Barbara Kamm, born 07 December 1915

  14. John Christian³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born 09 January 1866 in Madison County, Illinois, and moved with his family to Bates County, Missouri while still a toddler. On 31 March 1887 he married Olivia Moler in Bates County. Olivia was born in October 1869 in Missouri to Jefferson Thomas Moler and Anna E. Dille. John appears to have been a farmer and miller. He and Olivia lived in Schell City, Vernon County, Missouri until at least 1910, then moved to St. Clair County, Missouri by 1920 and to Miami, Dade County, Florida by 1930. John died in Miami on 01 March 1946.

    Children of John Christian Hirni and Olivia Moler:

    1. Virgie Hirni, born 05 January 1888
    2. John Edmund Hirni, born 21 September 1889
    3. Thomas Herbert Hirni, born 06 November 1890
    4. Elizabeth Hirni, born 12 February 1892
    5. William Christian Hirni, born 25 December 1893

  15. Adeline³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹), born 10 August 1872 in Papinville, Bates County, Missouri, married William Henry Hammer on 25 December 1892. William was born in Papinville on 09 October 1871 to Anton Hammer and Mary Grob. Around 1901, Adeline and William moved to Olds, Alberta, which is about 40 miles (65 km) due north of Calgary. Sometime around 1912, they left Alberta and settled in Davie, Broward County, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. William died 07 September 1950, and Adeline died 11 August 1956.

    Children of Adeline Hirni and William Henry Hammer:

    1. William Edwin Hammer, born 13 December 1893 in Rockville
    2. Paul Jacob Hammer, born 22 February 1895 in Rockville
    3. Mary Louise Hammer, born 23 September 1897 in Rockville
    4. Henry Hirni Hammer, born 09 July 1899 in Rockville
    5. Clara Catherine Hammer, born 27 September 1900 in Rockville, died 01 August 1981 in Florida
    6. Alma Olivia Hammer, born 24 April 1902 in Olds, died 22 October 2003 in Florida
    7. Norma Loretta Hammer, born 12 September 1903 in Olds
    8. Clifford Harold Hammer, born 25 May 1905 in Olds
    9. Arline Adeline Hammer, born 02 February 1907 in Olds
    10. Ralph Roland Hammer, born 04 December 1910 in Olds, died 19 May 2005 in Florida
    11. Willard Waldin Hammer, born 06 April 1912 in Olds
    12. Wilma Audrey Hammer, born 27 January 1917 in Davie, died 26 December 1964

  16. Rose Caroline³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born 24 October 1874 in Papinville, and married Louis Hammer in Prairie City, Bates County on 29 January 1891. Louis was an older half-brother of William Henry Hammer, who married Rose's sister Adeline (see directly preceding); he was born to Anton Hammer and his first wife, Emerita Branger, on 02 September 1864, in Highland, Madison County, Illinois. Rose and Louis lived for a while in Pleasant Gap Township, Bates County, and their first few children were born there; but along with William and Adeline, they moved to Olds, Alberta around 1901, where they settled permanently. Louis died there on 20 September 1939, and Rose also died in Olds, on 30 October 1955.

    Children of Rose Caroline Hirni and Louis Hammer:

    1. George Edwin Hammer, born 14 February 1892 in Pleasant Gap Township
    2. Florence Adeline Hammer, born 25 January 1894 in Pleasant Gap Township
    3. Walter Joseph Hammer, born 13 November 1895 in Pleasant Gap Township, died 29 May 1966
    4. Nettie Antonia Hammer, born 04 October 1897 in Pleasant Gap Township
    5. Louis Leroy Hammer, born 05 August 1899 in Pleasant Gap Township
    6. Emma Lucy Hammer, born 02 November 1901 in Olds
    7. Anton John Hammer, born 16 June 1903 in Olds
    8. Grace Alta Hammer, born 13 August 1905 in Olds
    9. William Henry Hammer, born 23 January 1908 in Olds, died 03 June 1989 in Olds
    10. Harold Raymond Hammer, born 16 July 1913 in Olds, died in February 1982 in Olds
    11. Clare Mathew Hammer, born 20 March 1916 in Olds

  17. William Julius³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born in Bates County on 29 November 1875, and married Sarah Ethel Hyde on 25 December 1901. Sarah was born on 27 September 1880 in Bates County, to Addison D. Hyde and Susannah Nira Micklewait. The couple settled in Visalia, Tulare County, California. William died there on 18 April 1961, and Sarah also died there, on 10 January 1967. They are buried in Visalia Cemetery.

    Children of William Julius Hirni and Sarah Ethel Hyde:

    1. infant son Hirni, born 07 December 1902, died 10 December 1902
    2. Florence Gertrude Hirni, born 14 March 1904
    3. Ida Marie Hirni, born 04 October 1905
    4. Grace Louise Hirni, born 31 January 1909
    5. Herman Hyde Hirni, born 23 May 1910 in California, died 14 September 1994 in Trinity County, California
    6. George W. Hirni, born 17 January 1912, died 16 May 1999 in Contra Costa County, California
    7. Dorothy Hirni, born 24 March 1913

  18. Florence³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹), born 03 March 1878 in Bates County, was married on 31 Dec 1899 to George Hyde. George was born in Bates County on 02 September 1876 to Addison D. Hyde and Susannah Nira Micklewait, and was an older brother of Sarah Ethel Hyde, who married Florence's brother William two years later (see immediately above). This couple settled in Visalia or Exeter, Tulare County, California, not far from William and Sarah. George died rather young, on 24 March 1920. Toward the end of her life, Florence resided with her daughter Ethel in Exeter; she died on 16 June 1972 (possibly the date was 16 February rather than 16 June), and is buried in Exeter Cemetery.

    Children of Florence Hirni and George Hyde:

    1. Ruth Hyde, born 14 July 1901, died September 1986
    2. Ethel Hyde, born 16 November 1905

  19. George³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹), born 03 October 1880 in Bates County, married Lillian Tarr, who was born on 13 September 1886. The family lived in Okanogan County, Washington. George died in Omak, Okanogan County on 22 May 1945, and Lillian, who apparently never remarried, died in nearby Okanogan, Okanogan County in March 1978. They are buried with the same stone in Omak Memorial Cemetery; their son George, who died in childhood, is buried in the adjoining plot. (Thanks to Janet Culp for some info.)

    Children of George Hirni and Lillian Tarr:

    1. Christian Wiley Hirni, born 08 April 1909, died 15 October 2002 in Yakima County, Washington
    2. Lillian Louise Hirni, born 09 July 1911, died 11 November 1996 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama
    3. George William Hirni, born 06 April 1920, died 04 November 1924 in Omak

  20. Heinrich³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born in Bates County, Missouri on 05 November 1883, and was known in English as Henry. He married 1) Mrs. Kittie Belle Schwartz Toler, on 11 March 1911, probably in California. Kittie was born in Missouri on 10 May 1884, and had previously been married to Marvin Toler for less than a decade. After three decades of marriage with Henry, she died in Tulare County, California on 05 September 1942. Henry then married 2) Mrs. Ruth Johnson Creason, on 29 October 1943. Ruth was born in California on 15 August 1895. She had been previously married to Frederick Andrew Creason. Henry died in Tulare County on 14 February 1957, and Ruth died in San Mateo County on 14 December 1988, at the age of 93.


  21. Eduard Hermann³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) (also spelled in English Edward Herman), born 21 June 1886 in Bates County, married Alma Maria Hirschi on 07 January 1909. Alma was born on 30 July 1891 in Bates County, to Abraham Gottlieb Hirschi and Emma Hammer; Emma was a sister of Louis Hammer and half-sister of William Henry Hammer, who married Edward's half-sisters Rose and Adeline Hirni (see nos. 16 and 15 above, and cf. 22 and 23 directly below), making Alma their niece. Edward and Alma stayed in Bates County to raise their family, probably living in Prairie City. Edward died in Bates County on 06 September 1947, and Alma died in Butler, Bates County, on 20 September 1984.

    Children of Edward Herman Hirni and Alma Maria Hirschi:

    1. Alma Adelaide Hirni, born 31 August 1909
    2. Ruby Gladiola Hirni, born 31 January 1912
    3. (living)
    4. Troy Edward Hirni, born 12 April 1916, died 27 November 2005 in Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri
    5. Evelyn Florence Hirni, born 11 July 1921

  22. Eldo Louis³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born 31 March 1888 in Bates County. He married Agnes Mary Gench, who was born on 11 October 1890 to George Gench and Caroline Hammer; Caroline was another sister of Louis Hammer and half-sister of William Henry Hammer (see nos. 15, 16, and 21 above, and 23 below). Agnes died on 26 March 1951. Eldo and Agnes had one child. He remarried twice before his death in Tulare County, California on 22 November 1971.


  23. Albert³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹), who was born 31 Aug 1890 in Bates County, Missouri, married Gertrude Margaretha Gench. She was born on 23 January 1892 to George Gench and Caroline Hammer, a sister of Agnes Mary Gench (see no. 22 directly above) and niece of Louis (see no. 16 above) and William Hammer (see no. 15 above), not to mention cousin of Alma Hirschi (see no. 21 above). Albert and Gertrude stayed in Bates County; Albert died there on 19 November 1966, and Gertrude died in July 1986 in Adrian, Bates County.

    Children of Albert Hirni and Gertrude Margaretha Gench:

    1. Raymond Hadley Hirni, born 13 October 1912, died 07 January 1990
    2. Harold Eugene Hirni, born 20 November 1915, died 30 October 2005
    3. (living)
    4. (living)

  24. Roland³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born 14 July 1892 in Bates County. He married Emma Martha Fuchs on 01 March 1916. Emma was born on 22 Jun 1895, and died on 09 November 1955 in Bates County. Roland died in February 1983 in Appleton City, St. Clair County, only a few miles from Prairie City and Rockville.

    Children of Roland Hirni and Emma Martha Fuchs:

    1. Allyne Hirni, born 10 February 1922
    2. (living)

  25. Joseph³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹), known as Joe, was born on 28 Oct 1894 in Bates County, Missouri. On 31 January 1918, he married 1) Alice Schellman. Alice was born in Prairie City, Bates County on 04 April 1900, to Albert Schellman and Martha Steinkraus. She died after only five years of marriage, on 29 June 1923. After another five years, Joe married her older sister, 2) Nettie Schellman, on 12 September 1928; they are not known to have had any children. Nettie was born on 16 July 1893 in Prairie City, and died on 04 July 1956 in Butler, Bates County. Sometime after her death, Joe was remarried again, to 3) Vergie, maiden name unknown, who was born on 11 April 1901 in Pueblo County, Colorado. Joe ultimately lived to the age of 100 years, and died in Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona on 19 November 1994; Vergie predeceased him, on 05 December 1989, also in Cottonwood. Joe and Vergie are buried in Cottonwood Cemetery.


  26. Mark³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹), born in Bates County on 18 September 1896, apparently lived in Tulare County, California from an early age. He married Hulda O. E. Baxter, who was born in Cleo Springs, Major County, Oklahoma on 19 February 1901. The couple lived in Exeter, Tulare County. Mark died in Tulare County on 10 January 1957, and Hulda died there on 06 September 1983. They are buried in Exeter Cemetery, along with two daughters who died in childhood. They had a total of five children.


  27. Paul Raymond³ Hirni (Christian², Christian¹) was born on 28 August 1903. On 04 August 1936, he married Alice McManus, who was born on 16 November 1907. They appear to have spent some time living in the state of New York, but by 1972 they had moved to St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. Paul served as president of the Suncoast Swiss-American Society, and was an avid genealogist. Around 1971 he wrote a survey of the Hirni family in Switzerland and America, focusing on the descendants of his father Christian up to that point. (This was never published, but a typescript is now in my mother's possession in a safe environment. I've been told at least one other copy exists.) His research has served as an invaluable groundwork for the further tracing of our ancestors in Switzerland.

    Paul and Alice appear never to have had any children. Alice died in Pinellas County on 26 November 1995. Paul lived to the age of 95, and died on 01 March 1999, also in Pinellas County.


  28. Edwin Nikolaus³ Michael (Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹) was born in Saint Jacob Township, Madison County on 18 June 1869. He married Anna Fehmel in Highland on 12 November 1895. Anna was born in January 1871. Edwin died in Madison County on 28 July 1949; Anna probably died some time later. They were predeceased by their older son.

    Children of Edwin Nikolaus Michael and Anna Fehmel:

    1. Fremont Jacob Michael, born 27 August 1897 in Saint Jacob
    2. Oscar Nicholas Michael, born 15 December 1899 in Saint Jacob

  29. Rosina Barbara³ Michael (Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹) was born on 08 January 1874, and married 25 January 1898 to Jacob H. Frey, who was born on 11 September 1871. Rosina and Jacob lived in the village of Saint Jacob, Madison County, where Rosina died in childbirth on 28 September 1901. Both of their children either died within hours of birth or were stillborn. Jacob remarried in 1904, and died in Saint Jacob on 04 July 1950. He and Rosina are buried in Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob.


  30. Wilhelm Robert³ Michael (Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹), otherwise William, born 02 January 1876, married Mathilda Amanda Buchter, who was born on 09 June 1880 and died on 15 June 1967.

    Children of William Robert Michael and Mathilda Amanda Buchter:

    1. Janett Louise Michael, born 29 February 1908, died 03 September 1994 in Broward County, Florida
    2. William Robert Michael, born 13 September 1910, died in October 1978
    3. Maynard Christian Michael, born 04 March 1918, died 28 December 1990

  31. Samuel Ludwig³ Michael (Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹), born 18 August 1882 in Madison County, was a butcher by trade. He married Mary M. Marcoot, who was born in Pocahontas, Bond County, Illinois on 09 August 1881 to Maurice Markut and Frances Mary Long. Samuel worked as a butcher in Highland. He died in Highland on 15 March 1946. Mary died in Madison County in June 1968.

    Children of Samuel Ludwig Michael and Mary M. Marcoot:

    1. Almeda Julia Michael, born 19 January 1912, died 06 December 1998 in Madison County
    2. (living)
    3. Sumner Leo Michael, born 04 January 1917, died 11 April 2001 in Washington County, Illinois

  32. Georg Johann³ Michael (Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹) born 29 June 1884, married Bertha E. Leder around 1912. She was born in about 1889.

    Children of Georg Johann Michael and Bertha E. Leder:

    1. Clifford George Michael, born 26 January 1913
    2. Kathleen Elizabeth Michael, born 01 February 1918
    3. (living)

  33. Edgar Freeman³ Hirni (Jacob², Christian¹) was born in Bates County, Missouri, on 09 June 1882. He married Mabel Delaney Bradley in Bates County on 15 November 1906. She was born in Bates County on 28 February 1886, to Eugene Bradley and Ida Alice Penney. Edgar and Mabel lived in St. Clair County, Missouri, probably in Appleton City. They seem to have moved later in life to Tulsa, Oklahoma, at latest by the mid-1960s. Edgar died there on 27 September 1964, and Mabel died, also in Tulsa, on 11 January 1967.

    Children of Edgar Freeman Hirni and Mabel Delaney Bradley:

    1. Mabel Louise Hirni, born 10 December 1907
    2. Helen Hirni, born 15 January 1910
    3. (living)

  34. Mary Douglas³ Hirni (Jacob², Christian¹), born 05 February 1885 in Bates County, married John Volney Bradley on 11 March 1908 in Bates County. John was born in Bates County on 27 May 1883 to Dudley Orear Bradley and Louisa Schockey; he was both first and second cousin to Eugene Bradley, father of Mabel Delaney Bradley (see immediately above), being closely related to both of Eugene's parents. John and Mary lived in Papinville; John died in Bates County on 27 February 1972, and Mary died in Butler, Bates County, on 08 August 1974.

    Children of Mary Douglas Hirni and John Volney Bradley:

    1. James Newton Bradley, born 22 August 1910
    2. (living)

  35. Heber Clay³ Hirni (Jacob², Christian¹), born 25 April 1894 in Bates County, married Marvel around 1923. Marvel was born on 30 January 1903 in Missouri. Clay may have been married previously. By 1930, Clay and Marvel were living in the city of Liberty, in Clay County, Missouri, where Clay was working as an "examiner of loans." Marvel died in Liberty in March 1972, and Clay died there in July 1908.



    Generation Four

  36. Maria Adeline⁴ Waage (Elise Gilomen³, Maria Elisabeth³ Hirni, Christian¹), known as Lena, was born 29 November 1877 in Madison County, and reportedly spoke no English until her family moved to Le Roy, Kansas in 1884. At her high school graduation in 1896, she gave the valedictory address, titled "Deep Lies the Gem". Around 1908 she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she was married on 15 February 1911 to Milton Babcock Gardner. Milton was born 10 August 1873 in Johnson County, Iowa, to John W. Gardner and Sarah K. Steele. They lived in the part of Los Angeles known as Eagle Rock. Milton died on 08 August 1949, and Lena died on 13 May 1968. They are buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.

    Child of Lena Waage and Milton Gardner:

    1. Donald Milton Gardner, born 02 February 1913, died 25 April 1985

  37. Christian Louis⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), known as Louis; born 13 January 1882, died 04 August 1973; married 27 February 1908 to Margaret Sophia Hug, born 23 December 1877, died 18 April 1954.

    Children of Louis Gilomen and Margaret Hug:

    1. Friedrich Christian Gilomen, born 20 February 1911, died March 1973
    2. Robert Albert Gilomen, born 10 June 1913, died 30 August 1921

  38. August Georg⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), known as George; born 10 December 1883, died 08 April 1957; married 1906 to Amelia Zobrist, born 27 February 1887, died 20 June 1970.

    Children of George Gilomen and Amelia Zobrist:

    1. Clarence Milton Gilomen, born 26 December 1907, died 29 April 1994
    2. Alma Lena Gilomen, born 08 September 1909, died 07 March 1985
    3. Irene Bessie Gilomen, born 17 January 1911, died 16 January 1986
    4. Dorothy Gilomen, born 04 March 1915, died 27 November 1996
    5. Verna Ethel Gilomen, born 09 August 1919, died 11 April 2004
    6. Milton Gilomen, born 20 January 1925, died June 1977

  39. Paul⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 10 October 1885, died 24 October 1965; married 1915 to Dena Kreutzberg, born 31 August 1889, died 05 February 1988. No children.


  40. Alvin⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 12 January 1890, died 29 July 1967; married 1914 to Milda Zobrist, born 14 February 1895, died May 1991.

    Children of Alvin Gilomen and Milda Zobrist:

    1. (living)
    2. (living)
    3. Richard Gilomen, born 15 November 1927, died 12 September 2000
    4. Doris Gilomen, born 02 February 1933, died 25 April 2002

  41. August⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 12 June 1891, died 29 July 1967; married Gladys Mueller. They had two children.


  42. Benjamin⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 16 August 1895, died 19 December 1974; married 18 November 1925 to Irma Nelda Lorenz, born 14 February 1907, died 04 February 1994. They had eight children.


  43. Bertha⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 01 September 1898, died 04 November 1993; married Harry Zilch, born 01 June 1901, died 16 May 1968. They had two children.


  44. Eva⁴ Gilomen (Christian³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 04 May 1901, died 13 May 1991; married 1940 to Fred Gottenstrater, born 31 January 1899, died 02 February 1953. They had no children.


  45. Lina Elise⁴ Gilomen (Johann Albert³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 27 May 1889, died 25 March 1961; married 02 March 1909 to Adolph Lang, born 21 January 1883, died December 1970.

    Children of Lina Gilomen and Adolph Lang:

    1. (living)
    2. infant Lang, born & died 20 July 1917
    3. Delma Lang, born 21 April 1921, died 10 March 2007

  46. Ida Emma⁴ Gilomen (Johann Albert³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 03 October 1891, died 14 July 1975; married 15 March 1921 to Wilbert John Reinacher, born 15 March 1900, died 26 May 1990.

    Children of Ida Gilomen and Wilbert Reinacher:

    1. Clarence Wilbert Reinacher, born 15 October 1923, died 19 February 1988
    2. Elmer Clarence Reinacher, born 27 June 1928, died 27 February 2001
    3. Leto William Reinacher, born 19 July 1929, died 11 January 2005
    4. (living)
    5. (living)
    6. (living)

  47. Edgar Nicolaus⁴ Gilomen (Jakob Wilhelm³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 31 December 1892, died 18 March 1977; married 01 December 1920 to Sophia Helen Ims, born 28 October 1900 to Henry Ims and Caroline R. Glasser, died 04 May 2008. They had three children.


  48. Elise Anna⁴ Gilomen (Jakob Wilhelm³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born 16 April 1898, died 14 August 1976; married 1917 to Walter Weber, born 16 December 1899, died 12 April 1975. They had at least one child.


  49. Lilly Leonie⁴ Gilomen (Jakob Wilhelm³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), also recorded as Lillie Leona, born 08 July 1899, died 28 November 1922; married 1920 to Joe Walter. They had no known children.


  50. Louise Wilhelmina⁴ Gilomen (Jakob Wilhelm³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), also recorded as Lucy, born 30 September 1900 in Marine Township, died 02 May 1928 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; married 1923 to John Binder, Jr., born c. 1903 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania to John Binder, Sr. and Sara Maria Artz, died 1958.

    Child of Louise Gilomen and John Binder:

    1. Shirley Louise Binder, born 12 December 1924, died 01 November 2009

  51. Olive Edna⁴ Gilomen (Jakob Wilhelm³, Maria Elisabeth² Hirni, Christian¹), born on 21 June 1903 in Marine Township, died 08 January 1930 in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois; married c. 1922 to Emil Henry Frickenstein, born 13 January 1900 in Edwardsville to Rudolph Frickenstein and Ida Kipp, died 28 August 1937 in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois. Both buried in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville. They had two children.


  52. Oliver⁴ Kamm (Robert³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 06 December 1888, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1911. Around 1916 he married Minnie Watson, who was born about 1887 in Michigan, probably to Samuel and Anna Watson. In 1918 Oliver was working as an instructor of organic chemistry at his alma mater in Urbana; in 1930 he was still working as a chemist, but apparently in the private sector, in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan. He died in Michigan in December 1965. He and Minnie had two children.


  53. Wilbur Fridolin⁴ Kamm (Robert³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born on 14 June 1891, appears to have had a career that was similar to that of his brother Oliver. In 1917 he was working as a research chemist for the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company in Detroit. Around 1926 he married Nellie, who was born in Michigan on 14 December 1901. In 1930 Wilbur was living in Grosse Pointe, still working as a chemist, for what the census calls a "drug factory," presumably meaning a pharmaceutical plant, and possibly the Parke-Davis plant. His name appears as an inventor on a couple of pharmaceutical patents, one shared with another inventor, the other in his name alone. Wilbur still lived in Grosse Pointe when he died in February 1973. Nellie also still lived there when she died twenty years later, on 08 February 1993. They had at least one child.


  54. Laura E.⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born 27 October 1894, died 09 May 1996 at age 101; married 19 November 1914 to Bertram Marion Leutwiler, born 03 March 1892, died July 1983. They had two children.


  55. Lucille B.⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 15 November 1895, died in Highland on 11 September 1976; married in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois on 31 May 1917 to William W. Buettner, born 27 March 1891 in Illinois, died 29 January 1978 in Highland.


  56. Winifred S.⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in March 1897, died in 1971 in Highland; married in January 1916 in Granite City, Madison County, Illinois to Victor Joseph Rinderer, born 02 September 1893 in Pierron, Bond County, Illinois, died 1961 in Highland.

    Child of Winifred S. Kamm and Victor Joseph Rinderer:

    1. Jeanne Rinderer, born 12 March 1923 in Highland, died 31 October 1997 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois

  57. Reuben Julius⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹) appears in some records as Ralph; since I don't have any birth or baptism record, I don't know which name occurs earlier, so I'm using the one that seems to appear more often. He was born in Highland on 30 September 1899, and died on 09 January 1942; married in Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois on 09 May 1931 to Bernice Ida Stocker, born 12 August 1903 in Highland to Gottlieb Friedrich Stocker and Ida Zobrist, died 08 August 1969. They had at least two children, including one who died in infancy in July 1933.


  58. Richard Casper⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 30 December 1900, died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas on 13 October 1977; married Irma Morgan, born 1908, died August 1956 in Highland. Richard married a second time.


  59. Arthur⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born 23 May 1903, died in 1969; married in Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois on 25 October 1923 to Maybelle C., born 20 December 1902 in Saint Louis, died 28 October 1986. They had two children.


  60. Edmund⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 22 March 1906, married Fern Mae Leriche on 04 August 1928 in Highland. Fern was born in Highland on 20 May 1904 to Ferdinand Leriche and Laura Maria Mellera. In 1930 Edmund was working as an electrician. He died in Highland on 29 April 1967, and Fern died in Highland on 10 November 1969.

    Child of Edmund Kamm and Fern Mae Leriche:

    1. Edmund Beall Kamm, born 10 July 1929 in Highland, died 02 October 2007 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois

  61. Ruth L.⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born 03 December 1907, died 17 January 2006 in Saint Louis; married in Saint Louis in June 1928 to Elmer Willem, born 01 October 1906, died April 1972 in Saint Louis. They had at least one child. Ruth married a second time.


  62. Martha D.⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 09 June 1909, died in Saint Louis on 02 January 1979; married 28 May 1939 to Norman Goebel, born 30 October 1908 in Saint Louis, died 16 June 2007 in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida. They had two children.


  63. Horace M.⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 14 February 1911, died in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana on 25 December 1983; married Martha Ellsworth, born 20 September 1911 in Shirley, Hancock County, Indiana, died 16 November 1968 in Hammond. They had one child.


  64. Marie Elizabeth⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 06 October 1912, died in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois on 14 March 2008; married 08 August 1937 in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois to Arnold John Kiburz, born 15 October 1912 in Pierron, Bond County, Illinois to Arnold Kiburz, died 13 December 1976. They had four children.


  65. Edith Barbara⁴ Kamm (Julius Emil³, Susanna² Hirni, Christian¹), born in Highland on 07 December 1915, died in Highland on 06 December 1992; married in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois on 05 July 1936 to Carl J. Beichel, born 13 November 1913 in Highland, died 21 November 1973 in Highland. They had six children.


  66. Virgie O.⁴ Hirni (John Christian³, Christian², Christian¹), born 05 January 1888, died in May 1979 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida; married in 1913 to Harry W. Watts, born 05 October 1888 in Schell City, Vernon County, Missouri to John Franklin Watts and Rosalee Gilmore, died May 1971 in Florida.

    Child of Virgie Hirni and Harry Watts:

    1. Wilma Watts, born 21 June 1914, died in May 1985

  67. John Edmund⁴ Hirni (John Christian³, Christian², Christian¹), born 21 September 1889, died in August 1968 in Miami, Dade County, Florida; married 1913 to Stella J. Kinkead, born February 1891 in Missouri to Marion P. and Harriet J. Kinkead.

    Children of John Edmund Hirni and Stella Kinkead:

    1. Mildred Hirni, born 10 February 1915, died 24 June 1995
    2. Glenna Hirni, born 15 February 1917, died 14 June 1992

  68. Thomas Herbert⁴ Hirni (John Christian³, Christian², Christian¹), born 06 November 1890, died in May 1983 in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida; married 1915 to Leara Hook, born 13 December 1890 in Missouri to Edward A. and Rosa A. Hook, died December 1983. They had four children.


  69. Elizabeth⁴ Hirni (John Christian³, Christian², Christian¹), born 12 February 1892, died in October 1977 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; married 11 February 1914 in Appleton City, St. Clair County, Missouri to Dora Elliott Hyatt, born 08 February 1889 in St. Clair County to James Elliott Hyatt and Ida Jane Clement, died 14 June 1975 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. They had four children.


  70. William Christian⁴ Hirni (John Christian³, Christian², Christian¹), born 25 December 1893, died in April 1992 in Dade County, Florida; known as Will; married 1916 to Mary Sprenger, born 06 January 1897 in Schell City, Vernon County, Missouri to William Robert Sprenger and Sarah Ann Cottrell, died July 1972 in Dade County, Florida. They had two children.


  71. William Edwin⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 13 December 1893 in Bates County, Missouri, died 12 December 1975 in Davie, Broward County, Florida; married 17 April 1920 to Bessie Hill. They had two children.


  72. Paul Jacob⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 22 February 1895 in Bates County, died 09 September 1938 (or 23 October 1937) in Davie, Broward County, Florida; married 26 March 1930 to Mavis Bean. They had three children.


  73. Mary Louise⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 23 September 1897 in Bates County, died 26 July 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida; married 14 February 1914 in Florida to Owen Lloyd, born 20 November 1884 in Bala Township, Riley County, Kansas to John Robert Lloyd and Grace Jones, died 11 August 1969 in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida. Both are buried in Hollywood, Florida. They had four children.


  74. Henry Hirni⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 09 July 1899 in Rockville, Bates County, Missouri, died in March 1971 in Florida; married 16 July 1932 to Pauline Green, born 25 March 1905, died February 1982.


  75. Norma Loretta⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 12 September 1903 in Olds, Alberta, died 03 February 1995 in Florida; married 13 Jun 1925 to William Alonzo Albury, born 20 May 1904, died June 1985 in Florida. They had three children.


  76. Clifford Harold⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 25 May 1905 in Olds, Alberta, died 28 August 2002 in Florida; married 05 March 1934 to Hester Breathwaite, born 17 June 1906, died 12 February 1988 in Florida. They had two children.


  77. Arline Adeline⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 02 November 1907 in Olds, Alberta, died 29 May 1990 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia; married 02 May 1929 to Maurice Barber, born 25 June 1902, died July 1985 in Georgia. They had three children.


  78. Willard Waldin⁴ Hammer (Adeline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 06 April 1912 in Olds, Alberta, died October 1983 in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida; married 21 June 1932 to Salatha Westberry, born 30 August 1914, died 27 August 1990 in Florida.


  79. George Edwin⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 14 February 1892 in Pleasant Gap Township, Bates County, Missouri, died 30 April 1953; married 03 January 1923 in Olds, Alberta to Gladys Imogene Platt. They had two children.


  80. Florence Adeline⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 25 January 1894 in Pleasant Gap Township, died in 1992 in Olds, Alberta; married 19 December 1916 in Olds to Douglas Norvel Latimer, who died in 1965. They had five children.


  81. Nettie Antonia⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 04 October 1897 in Pleasant Gap Township, died 03 September 1984 in Olds; married 19 January 1921 in Olds to Roy Wilbur Wood. They had four children.


  82. Louis Leroy⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 05 August 1899 in Pleasant Gap Township, died 25 July 1967 in Olds; married in 1931 to Cynthia Jean Trimble. They had three children.


  83. Emma Lucy⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 02 November 1901 in Olds, Alberta, died 10 January 1939 in Olds; married 1) Clifford William Harvey in 1924 (no issue), and 2) Orson Baugh, with whom she had at least one child.


  84. Anton John⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 16 June 1903 in Olds, Alberta, died 07 July 1989 in Olds; married 31 July 1933 in Olds to Helen Maude Houchin, born 20 June 1908 in Strang, Fillmore County, Nebraska, died 13 October 1996 in Denver, Colorado. They had one child.


  85. Grace Alta⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 13 August 1905 in Olds, Alberta, died 19 February 1989 in Victoria, British Columbia; married 22 June 1934 in Olds to George Oakley Vandervoort, who died 16 October 1989. They had two children.


  86. Clare Mathew⁴ Hammer (Rose Caroline³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 20 March 1916 in Olds, Alberta, died 11 November 1999 in Olds; married 05 August 1943 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada to Mary Deon Church, born 03 July 1912 in Eureka, Juab County, Utah, died 20 December 1988 in Olds. They had two children.


  87. Florence Gertrude⁴ Hirni (William Julius³, Christian², Christian¹), born 14 March 1904 in Tulare County, California, died 26 March 1988 in Fresno, California; married 08 July 1930 to Elwood Joseph Jackson, born 08 July 1907 in California, died 06 October 1990 in Fresno. They had one child.


  88. Ida Marie⁴ Hirni (William Julius³, Christian², Christian¹), born 04 October 1905 in Tulare County, California; married 1) Otis Kelley on 10 June 1927, and 2) Fred Thut (no issue). Ida and Otis had one child.


  89. Grace Louise⁴ Hirni (William Julius³, Christian², Christian¹), born 31 January 1909, died 29 March 1999 in Tulare County, California; married 07 February 1926 to Dennis Collins Holtzinger, born 10 September 1902 in Iowa, died 24 August 1957 in San Francisco. They had five children. Grace married a second time.


  90. Dorothy⁴ Hirni (William Julius³, Christian², Christian¹), born 24 March 1913, died 09 July 2000 in Visalia, Tulare County, California; married 30 January 1939 to Gerald D. Ewing, born 18 September 1915 in California, died 04 December 1971 in Tulare County.

    Child of Dorothy Hirni and Gerald D. Ewing:

    1. Timothy David Ewing, born December 1944, died 17 December 1966 in Vietnam

  91. Ethel⁴ Hyde (Florence³ Hirni, Christian², Christian¹), born 16 November 1905, died 27 September 2001; married Earl Clifford Weatherhead, born 28 October 1900 in Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa, died 18 February 1958 in Exeter, California, buried in Exeter Cemetery. They had one child.


  92. Alma Adelaide⁴ Hirni (Eduard Hermann³, Christian², Christian¹), born 31 August 1909 in Pleasant Gap Township, Bates County, Missouri, died 19 December 2008 in Appleton City, St. Clair County, Missouri; married 02 September 1929 in Butler, Bates County, Missouri to August Schellman, born 19 July 1902, died October 1982. They had three children.


  93. Ruby Gladiola⁴ Hirni (Eduard Hermann³, Christian², Christian¹), born 31 January 1912 in Prairie City, Bates County, Missouri, died 30 October 2004 in Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon; married in 1937 to Walter R. Watson, who died in 1993. They had four children.


  94. Evelyn Florence⁴ Hirni (Eduard Hermann³, Christian², Christian¹), born 11 July 1921, died 19 January 1998 in Butler, Bates County, Missouri; married Harold Schapeler, son of Simon Theodore William Schapeler and Louise Sophia Haverland, born 31 August 1916, died January 1985 in Butler. They had four children. (Thanks to Lisa Newton for providing Harold's parentage.)


  95. Allyne⁴ Hirni (Roland³, Christian², Christian¹), born 10 February 1922, died 10 March 2000 in Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri; married in 1950 to James Yarick, born 31 July 1922, died 25 December 2003 in Grandview. They had two children.


  96. Fremont Jacob⁴ Michael (Edwin Nikolaus³, Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹), born 27 August 1897 in St. Jacob, Madison County, Illinois, died 13 February 1942 in Highland; married Louise Siegrist, born about 1897. They had three children.


  97. Oscar Nicholas⁴ Michael (Edwin Nikolaus³, Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹), born 15 December 1899 in St. Jacob, died July 1972 in St. Jacob; married about 1919 to Cora P., born 27 October 1897 in Illinois, died 01 March 1993 in St. Jacob.

    Child of Oscar Nicholas Michael and Cora P.:

    1. Roger E. Michael, born about 1923, died 11 March 1938 in Madison County, Illinois

  98. Clifford George⁴ Michael (Georg Johann³, Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹), born 26 January 1913, died 23 January 2003 in St. Jacob; married Helen Schurman, born 16 March 1917, died January 1985 in Grantfork. They had at least two children.


  99. Kathleen Elizabeth⁴ Michael (Georg Johann³, Marianne² Hirni, Christian¹), born 01 February 1918, died 17 August 1999 in Highland; married Earl Albert Warnecke, born 24 October 1913, died February 1980 in Highland. They had at least one child.


  100. Mabel Louise⁴ Hirni (Edgar Freeman³, Jacob², Christian¹), born 10 December 1907 in St. Clair County, Missouri, died 24 July 1988 in Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri; married in Golden City, Barton County, Missouri on 23 February 1934 to William Oliver Woody, son of Linaus Laverne Woody and Mary Davis, born about 1904 in Golden City, died 28 September 1958 in Greene County, Missouri. They had one child.


  101. Helen⁴ Hirni (Edgar Freeman³, Jacob², Christian¹), born 15 January 1910 in Appleton City, St. Clair County, Missouri, died 04 November 1993 in Appleton City; married in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas on 28 January 1940 to Troy Davis Zink, son of Andrew Franklin Zink and Lillie Bell Pippenger, born 30 October 1904, died 22 May 1975 in Appleton City. They had one child.


  102. James Newton⁴ Bradley (Mary Douglas³ Hirni, Jacob², Christian¹), born 22 August 1910 in Papinville, Bates County, Missouri, died 28 September 1996 in Schell City, Vernon County, Missouri; married in Rich Hill, Bates County on 23 August 1938 to Virginia Bell, daughter of Lewis Bell and Sylvia Goodrum, born 11 October 1917 in Bates County, died 07 June 1980 in Rich Hill. They had one child.