John Paul Guinther
b. 4 January 1915, d. 9 October 1998
- Father: John Guinther b. 9 April 1883, d. October 1973
- Mother: Louise Kammerer Eimer b. 29 January 1884, d. 10 May 1978
- John Paul Guinther was born on 4 January 1915 in Canada.
- John Guinther and Louise Kammerer Eimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 3928 Washington Street enumerated next to John's sister Matilda Weimer.. Other members of the household included John Paul Guinther.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1928 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Katherine F. Eimer, 66 years old, died in Memorial Hospital at 1 o'clock yesterday, a few hours after she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from heart disease. She had been ill only two days.
Born February 11, 1862, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Kammerer, pioneer residents of Suspension Bridge, Mrs. Eimer lived in this city all her life. In 1883 she was married to Mr. Eimer. Mrs. Eimer was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran church. She had a wide circle of friends throughout the city.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Paul F. Eimer, and two daughters, Mrs. Louise E. Guinther and Mrs. Christie E. Cooley, all of this city. Five sisters also survive. They are, Mrs. Margaret Borth, Buffalo; Mrs. Charles O. Ford and Mrs. A. J. Hoffman, of this city; Mrs. Cornelius Frank, Devil's Lake, N. D. and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnett, of Buffalo. There are three grandchildren, George Henry and Robert Louis Cooley and John Paul Guinther, of this city.
The funeral will be held from the family home, 422 Fifth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Herman Brezing of the Zion Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
- John Guinther and Louise Kammerer Eimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 3928 Washington Avenue enumerated next to John's sister Matilda Weimer.. Other members of the household included John Paul Guinther.
- He married Dorothea Halloran on 18 August 1944.
- The following appeared on 24 December 1951 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Masonic services and funeral services for Louis Eimer, 90, former city commissioner of charities and oldest member of Niagara Frontier Lodge 132, F and AM, have been arranged at the Bell Funeral chapel.
Mr. Eimer, who was active until the day before his death, died early yesterday at Memorial hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday night.
Niagara Frontier lodge will hold Masonic services for Mr. Eimer at 7 o'clock tomorrow evening. Funeral services will be held at the Bell chapel at 1:20 p. m. on Wednesday. The Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church where Mr. Eimer had been a long-time member, will conduct the services.
Mr. Eimer was born in Germany. He came to the United States in 1875 and to Niagara Falls two years later. He joined Niagara Frontier lodge in 1885 and had been an active ember since that time. He had been awarded the 50-year Grand Lodge service medal and the 60-year Masonic palm. He was the oldest living member in the city to hold the latter citation.
He was also a member of Niagara Chapter 200, Royal Arch Masons; Niagara Commandery 64, Kinights Templar; Woodmen of the World; the old Forty-second Separate company, New York National Guard and the Loyal Order of Moose.
Mr. Eimer held the city commission for 22 years up until the time of his retirement at the age of 71.
Surviving are two daughters, MJrs. John Guinther and Mrs. George H. Cooley, Sr; a son, Paul F. Eimer, this city; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Oakwood cemetery.
- The SSDI lists Lockport, Niagara County, New York, as the last residence of record of John Paul Guinther.
- John Paul Guinther died on 9 October 1998 at age 83.
- Last Edited: 22 Aug 2008
- Charts: Descendants of DEXHEIMER Philipp Peter & Maria Agnesa Wagner / Anna Christina Baltz , Descendants of KÄMERER Laurentius & Catharina Schömbs