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The Catacombs

The Catacombs

The Catacombs - old bowling alley and pool hall.

Camel Vander Velden, Ted Lemmers, Jack Hanegraf, Albin J. Anderson, Hank Thien (small boy), Arnold Pocan

ca. 1905

Does anyone have some stories about the Catacombs? Please share them in the comments!

Kimberly Baseball

Kimberly Baseball

Carl Lemmers and Butch Thien
ca. 1925

Matt and Hank Busch

Matt and Hank Busch
ca. 1920 ca. 1920

Goat Cart

Goat Cart

Information on the back of this photo: by the goat: George Busch by the cart: back - John Busch, Chris DeLeeuw, front - Joe DeLeeuw, John DeLeeuw Does anyone know when this photo might have been taken? There was no date included on the photo.

Alice & Neil Davidson

.Davidsons

Alice and Neil Davidson
Kimberly, WI
ca. 1960

Photo courtesy of Theresa Vanden Heuvel

Davidsons

Neil and Alice (Conrad) Davidson
Kimberly, W
I ca. 1950s

Photo courtesy of Theresa Vanden Heuve

l Connie's Bar

Kimberly, WI
ca. 1956

Photo courtesy of Theresa Vanden Heuvel

Paul Smits, Remembering

Smits Family

Jim, Adelle, and Paul Smits with their mother Laura. ca. 1931

"This picture shows wooden walk around to back of house."

Smits Children

Paul Francis (1st communion), James Vincent, and Adelle Mary Smits. ca. 1930s

"Kimberly's original Village Hall on N. Elm Street is the white building in the background."

Smits Model T

Peter Smits with son Paul, in Model T on Elm Street, Kimberly, WI. ca. 1920s

Photos courtesy of Paul Smits.

Mr. Smits also wrote down some memories to share with us. Read his early memories of life in Kimberly.

Van Lith's at the 50 Year Celebration

Van Lith's at the 50th Centennial

Kimberly, WI
ca. 1960

From Hans Van Lith: "This is a picture of my brother and sisters dressed up before heading to the Kimberly's 50th celebration."

Left to Right: Hans, Janie, Harry and Gerty Van Lith

Kimberly Nicknames

I recently heard that there is a tradition in Kimberly of giving people nicknames, though perhaps it was a more prevalent practice in earlier days. I've come across "Shorty" Wenzel, "Cocky" Hammen, "Baldy" Eggert, just to name a few. So I'm wondering... what are the best, most unique nicknames Kimberly residents have been given? Add yours or ones you know of in the comments by clicking on the blue "Leave a comment" link above. Beth Carpenter, Library Director

Dorothy and Ron Thyssen

Dorothy and Ron Thyssen

Dorothy ("Dutch") and Ron Thyssen
Kimberly, WI
ca. 1960

Photo courtesy of Theresa Vanden

Vacationing Families

Vacationing Kimberly Families

Kimberly families who would vacation together.
ca. 1918

Father Francis X. Van Nistleroy
William Lammel family
Joseph Sandhofer family
Ted Wydeven family
John Ritten family
Joseph Doerfler family
Al Goske family

Min Hanegraf Busch

Min Hanegraf Busch

Min Hanegraf Busch
ca. 1917-18

Min and Matt Busch

Min & Matt Busch

Min and Matt Busch ca. 1917

Baseball Champs

Baseball Champs

1911 Kimberly Baseball Champs

Catherine Jansen Busch

Catherine Busch

Catherine Jansen Busch Old Van Rooy Farm, Kimberly, WI ca. 1910

Busch

Busch

John and Catherine (Jansen) Busch Kimberly, WI ca. 1910