Kirmse Family and New Home

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Kirmse Family and First Homes
Kirmse Family and First Homes

Kirmse Family and First Homes[1]
Kirmse Family and First Homes[1]

Who

Left to right:  William Kirmse, Julius Henry Kirmse, Martha (Cordes) Kirmse, and Margaretha (Meier) Cordes.

Kirmse Family on Homestead near Goodwin, Oklahoma
Kirmse Family on Homestead near Goodwin, Oklahoma

What

The second home of William and Martha (Cordes) Kirmse as shown in 1910. William, using his carpenter trade skills, built the wooden house in 1909 – about a year before the William and Martha  Kirmse family moved to Alva, Oklahoma.

When

Circa 1910

Where

Goodwin, Ellis County, Oklahoma – Homestead 1 mile east – about 7 miles southeast of Shattuck, Oklahoma.

 Ownership Map of Ohio Township 20 N. Range 25 W.
Ownership Map of Ohio Township 20 N. Range 25 W.

The William Kirmse Homestead and Martha Kirmse property are in section 19.  Note that the Henry Lohman Homestead is located immediately south of the Kirmse property in section 30.

Notes

  1. From “Pioneer Footprints Across Woods County 1893-1975” by the Cherokee Strip Volunteer League,  1976. p.138.  Scanned April 8, 2015.
  2. Note the dog in the picture – it seems to have  the same markings as  the dog in the “Oklahoma Harvest” picture.