Nicholas Kimble-Obituary

Nicholas KimblePublished in the Bucyrus Journal on July 23, 1880.

Kimball–On Friday 25, June, of Catarrh [inflammation of a mucus membrane], the result of a wound received in the army, Nicholas Kimbal, of Bucyrus township, in the fifty-fourth year of his age, leaving a wife and fourteen children.

He was a member of Capt. B.B. McDanaid’s Co. in the 101st regiment; her served through the war.Nicholas Kimble was Hazel Kimble’s grandfather.  Nicholas Kimble married Sarah Jane Billings on October 17, 1850.   According to this obituary, Nicholas and Sarah had fourteen children: Joseph, Anna, Charlotte, William, Nancy, Archer, Mary, James, Nicholas, Lillian, Sarah, Daniel, Amy, and Cora.

In June 1863, Nicholas enlisted in Company C of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  In April 1864, due to injuries received in battle, Nicholas was transferred to Company B of the 8th Veteran Reserve Corp.  The Veteran Reserve Corps were made up of men who had been wounded and could no longer fully serve among the regular infantry.  The men serving in the Reserve Corps often served as guards, or if their disability was more severe, they could be cooks, orderlies, or serve in other capacities.

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