Vera Esther Sigmon1

F, b. August 5, 1923, d. February 28, 1997
     Her Social Security Number was 226-24-7708.2 Vera Esther Sigmon was born on August 5, 1923.2 She married James Edward Allen on November 7, 1944.1 As of November 7, 1944,her married name was Allen. Vera Esther Sigmon died on February 28, 1997 at age 73.2

Family

James Edward Allen b. October 18, 1916, d. November 20, 1981
Marriage*She married James Edward Allen on November 7, 1944.1 
Child
  • Jimmy Roger Allen1

Citations

  1. [S713] Teresa Davis, "Conner-Link Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 1922.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Chernia "Jennie" Suknow1

F, b. February 15, 1881, d. September 6, 1945
     Chernia "Jennie" Suknow was buried at Congregation Beth Tefilo Cemetery, 21905 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, Oakland Co., Michigan.2 She was born on February 15, 1881 at Kozeletz, Russia.3 She married Simon "Shimon" Knoppow, son of Jacob Knoppow and Ida Zabno/Zabrone, circa 1900 at Russia.1 As of circa 1900,her married name was Knoppow. Chernia "Jennie" Suknow died on September 6, 1945 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, at age 64.1,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 21, District 216, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan4
1940Dwelling 93, District 84-363, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan5

Family

Simon "Shimon" Knoppow b. June 14, 1876, d. April 3, 1955
Marriage*Chernia "Jennie" Suknow married Simon "Shimon" Knoppow, son of Jacob Knoppow and Ida Zabno/Zabrone, circa 1900 at Russia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S560] Joan Glanz Rimmon, "Knoppow Family Researcher Joan Glanz Rimmon," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 17, 2004.
  2. [S6434] Congregation Beth Tefilo Cemetery, Oakland Co., MI, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  3. [S6433] Chicago, Illinois National Archives at Chicago, Michigan, Federal Naturalization Records, 1887-1931.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.

Nelson J. Wimmer1,2,3,4

M, b. February 6, 1922, d. November 7, 2009
FatherStanley Garner Wimmer5,1,2,3,4 b. July 22, 1899, d. February 6, 1979
MotherLoula Blanche "Lou" Epperly5,1,2,3 b. May 3, 1897, d. August 27, 1954
     His Social Security Number was 231-18-2324.6 Nelson J. Wimmer was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on February 6, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 He married Ruby Lee Howell, daughter of Charlie Henry Howell and Margia Slusher, on November 20, 1939 at Radford, Virginia.7,5,1 Nelson J. Wimmer died on November 7, 2009 at Virginia at age 87.3,6 He WIMMER, Nelson J., 87, of Christiansburg, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, November 7, 2009. Mr. Wimmer is the son of the late S. G. and Lou Epperly Wimmer. He was preceded in death by Ruby H. Wimmer, his wife of 57 years of marriage, and a son, Nelson G. Wimmer. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra W. Chapin and husband, Robert Chapin; and a son, Charles S. Wimmer and wife, Regina Wimmer, all of Christiansburg. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Melissa Wimmer and husband, Muhsinin, of Richmond, Va., Robb Chapin and wife, Nancy, Orlando, Fla., Lisa Moomaw and husband, Thomas, of Harrisonburg, Va; five great-grandchildren, Jonah Wimmer, Annalee and Brady Chapin, Ben and Andrew Moomaw; a daughter-in-law, Carroll A. Wimmer, Danville, Va; and several beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities. Mr. Wimmer owned and operated S. G. Wimmer & Son John Deere for over seventy years. Nelson had a passion for the agricultural community and was a loyal friend to many farmers. He also employed many people during and long after World War II at the Brush Creek Canning Factory. He served as a member of the Christiansburg Fire Department, a past president of the Lion's Club, on the Bank Board of Director's at First National Bank, was a Christiansburg Town Councilman, and Vice Mayor of Christiansburg in 1979. He was also a member of the Christiansburg Hunt Club where he served as Secretary/Treasurer for forty years, and belonged to the Virginia Farm Equipment Association. He was an avid outdoorsman, but most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2009 at Horne Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Kanney officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 200 W. Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. Online condolences may be sent by visiting hornefuneralservice.com. The family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, 382-2612. on November 9, 2009.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 62, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Ruby Lee Howell b. November 19, 1918, d. September 26, 1996
Marriage*Nelson J. Wimmer married Ruby Lee Howell, daughter of Charlie Henry Howell and Margia Slusher, on November 20, 1939 at Radford, Virginia.7,5,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nelson J. Wimmer obituary in the Nov 9, 2009 edition.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Stanley G. Wimmer obituary in the Feb 15, 1979 edition.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Howell Wimmer obituary in the Sep 28, 1996 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Emory/Emery Lane Wimmer1,2

M, b. January 7, 1926, d. May 16, 1926
FatherStanley Garner Wimmer1,2 b. July 22, 1899, d. February 6, 1979
MotherLoula Blanche "Lou" Epperly1,2 b. May 3, 1897, d. August 27, 1954
     Emory/Emery Lane Wimmer was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 7, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on May 16, 1926 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm

Ruby Lee Howell1

F, b. November 19, 1918, d. September 26, 1996
FatherCharlie Henry Howell1 b. September 18, 1886, d. October 24, 1953
MotherMargia Slusher1,2 b. August 1, 1893, d. March 15, 1982
     Her Social Security Number was 229-09-0762.3 Ruby Lee Howell was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on November 19, 1918.4,3 She married Nelson J. Wimmer, son of Stanley Garner Wimmer and Loula Blanche "Lou" Epperly, on November 20, 1939 at Radford, Virginia.5,6,1 As of November 20, 1939,her married name was Wimmer. Ruby Lee Howell died on September 26, 1996 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 77.4,5,3,1 She WIMMER, Ruby Howell, 77, of Christiansburg, died Thursday evening, September 26, 1996, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was a long-time member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Nelson G. Wimmer. She is survived by her husband, Nelson J. Wimmer; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra W. and Robert Chapin, Christiansburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles S. and Regina Wimmer, Christiansburg; one brother, Grover C. Howell, Dublin; three grandchildren, Melissa A. Wimmer, Robb W. Chapin Jr. and his wife, Nancy, and Lisa A. Chapin; two great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Carroll A. Wimmer, Danville. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Doug Kanney, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Box 96, Christiansburg, Va. 24073, or the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Friends may call after noon on Saturday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 28, 1996.5

Family

Nelson J. Wimmer b. February 6, 1922, d. November 7, 2009
Marriage*She married Nelson J. Wimmer, son of Stanley Garner Wimmer and Loula Blanche "Lou" Epperly, on November 20, 1939 at Radford, Virginia.5,6,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Irma Catherine Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Howell Wimmer obituary in the Sep 28, 1996 edition.
  6. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nelson J. Wimmer obituary in the Nov 9, 2009 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nelson Garfield Wimmer1,2,3

M, b. July 20, 1941, d. November 3, 1987
FatherNelson J. Wimmer4,5,6,7,3 b. February 6, 1922, d. November 7, 2009
MotherRuby Lee Howell4,5,6,7,3 b. November 19, 1918, d. September 26, 1996
     His Social Security Number was 224-52-8880.8 Nelson Garfield Wimmer was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9 He was born on July 20, 1941 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,1,8,2,3 He married Carroll Deanne Ashley on November 5, 1960 at Pulaski, Pulaski Co., Virginia.3 Nelson Garfield Wimmer died on November 3, 1987 at Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 46.9,2

Family

Carroll Deanne Ashley
Marriage*He married Carroll Deanne Ashley on November 5, 1960 at Pulaski, Pulaski Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Howell Wimmer obituary in the Sep 28, 1996 edition.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nelson J. Wimmer obituary in the Nov 9, 2009 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Louis Knoppow1

M, b. January, 1856, d. January 16, 1908
FatherYitzchak Knoppow2 b. circa 1815, d. circa 1911
MotherHannah Unknown2
     Louis Knoppow was born in January, 1856 at Russia.1 He married Anna Budnitzky circa 1875 at Russia.1,2 Louis Knoppow died on January 16, 1908 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 74, District 25, Ward 3, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan1

Occupation

1900Obstetrician1

Family

Anna Budnitzky b. October 8, 1858, d. March 8, 1912
Marriage*Louis Knoppow married Anna Budnitzky circa 1875 at Russia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S560] Joan Glanz Rimmon, "Knoppow Family Researcher Joan Glanz Rimmon," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 17, 2004.
  3. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.

Hilda Marie Sarver1,2,3

F, b. November 24, 1917, d. February 25, 1998
FatherPearl Wilson Sarver1,2,3,4
MotherClara B. Lucas1,2,3,4
     Her Social Security Number was 338-24-1930.5 Hilda Marie Sarver was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 She was born on November 24, 1917 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,3,5,4 She married John Mahone "Jack" Epperly, son of Charles E. Epperly and Harriet E. "Hattie" Payne, on December 31, 1937 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,7 As of December 31, 1937,her married name was Epperly. As of July 19, 1952,her married name was Huffard.8 Hilda Marie Sarver married J. Hudson Huffard on July 19, 1952 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 Hilda Marie Sarver died on February 25, 1998 at age 80.6,3,5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 55, District 103-2983, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois9

Family 1

John Mahone "Jack" Epperly b. May 8, 1904, d. September 17, 1944
Marriage*Hilda Marie Sarver married John Mahone "Jack" Epperly, son of Charles E. Epperly and Harriet E. "Hattie" Payne, on December 31, 1937 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,7 
Children

Family 2

J. Hudson Huffard
Marriage*Hilda Marie Sarver married J. Hudson Huffard on July 19, 1952 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5899] Sunset Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  7. [S3248] Salt Lake City, Utah FamilySearch, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1608] Tampa Tribune, From the John David Epperly obituary in the Dec 13, 1994 edition.

John David Epperly1,2,3,4

M, b. November 18, 1943, d. December 2, 1994
FatherJohn Mahone "Jack" Epperly5 b. May 8, 1904, d. September 17, 1944
MotherHilda Marie Sarver5,4 b. November 24, 1917, d. February 25, 1998
     His Social Security Number was 230-58-4927.6 John David Epperly John David Epperly, 51, of Tampa died Dec. 2 in Tampa. A native of Chicago, he was a former resident of Bluefield, Va. He was employed in the circus and show music business since 1965 as a keyboardist. A member of the Circus Hall of Fame in Sarasota, he performed in 46 states and Puerto Rico as an arranger and producer for the Beatty-Cole, Ringling Brothers, International, Shriners and Bentley Brothers circuses and the Ice Capades, Hoxie Brothers, Royal Lippizan Stallions and Circus Vargas shows. He is survived by his mother, Hilda S. Huffard; and a brother, Steve, both of Bluefield. Dudley Memorial Funeral Home, Bluefield, Va.4 He was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 18, 1943 at Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.1,6,2,4 He died on December 2, 1994 at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida, at age 51.1,6,2,4

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S1608] Tampa Tribune, From the John David Epperly obituary in the Dec 13, 1994 edition.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Nena Henrietta Argabright1

F, b. December 4, 1919, d. April 7, 2004
     Nena Henrietta Argabright was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 228-05-4494.3 She was born on December 4, 1919 at Virginia.2,3 She married Paul Wesley Epperly, son of Charles E. Epperly and Harriet E. "Hattie" Payne, on June 8, 1938.2,1 As of June 8, 1938,her married name was Epperly. Nena Henrietta Argabright died on April 7, 2004 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 84.2,3 She Nena Argabright Epperly, 84, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at the Warm Hearth Village Convalescence Center in Blacksburg. Mrs. Epperly was an active member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 37 years. She was a member of the Isaac Walton League of America and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul W. Epperly; parents, James Argabright and Lorena Argabright Martin; and brother, James A. Argabright. Surviving Mrs. Epperly are her best friend and pet "Sammy"; her two sons and daughters-in-law, James W. and Lisa Epperly of Christiansburg; Larry A. and Becki Epperly of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Neva A. Sumner; eight grandchildren, Jennifer V. Myers and husband Dennis, Paula E. Walker and husband Keith, Phaydra Z. Epperly, J. Wesley Epperly II and wife Sanequa, Katlyn R. Epperly, Rachel N. Epperly, Leah V. Epperly, and Christopher C. Epperly; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Josephine Argabright; nephew, Eugene Argabright and wife Rene; nephew Steve Epperly and wife Cathy; and friends, Lois and Owen Dalton. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2004 at The Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004 at The Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Kanney officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorials be made to the Christiansburg Fire Department, 110 Depot Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The Epperly family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. 382-2612 on April 9, 2004.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 190, District 61-14, Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1940Dry goods store clerk4

Family

Paul Wesley Epperly b. April 23, 1916, d. December 31, 1988
Marriage*Nena Henrietta Argabright married Paul Wesley Epperly, son of Charles E. Epperly and Harriet E. "Hattie" Payne, on June 8, 1938.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nena Argabright Epperly obituary in the Apr 9, 2004 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Wesley Epperly obituary in the Mar 21, 2019 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.