|Will KEMPER and Emma A.ST. PETERS|
This photo of William and Emma Kemper was located at a large antique fair in West Palm Beach Florida.
The photo was taken around 1899 or 1900 in East St. Louis Illinois, but the couple apparently lived on the Missouri side of the river, as they appear in the 1900 Federal Census in St. Louis Missouri.
1880 Census, St. Louis MO, Benton Street
KEMPER, William, 48, head, Teamster, born in Germany of German parents
KEMPER, Mary, 43, wife, keeping home, born in Germany of German parents
KEMPER, William, son, 6, at school
KEMPER, Dora, daughter, 4
KEMPER, Henry, son, 1
(Note - living next door are the Tiemann family of Henry and Kate, and their 1yo son William. I wonder if this is the same William Tiemann who later married William F. Kemper's little sister Lydia who would come later .)
1900 Census, St Louis, MO, 2928 St Louis Avenue
KEMPER, William F., Head, b. Sept 1874, 25yo, born in Missouri of German parents, clerk in a shoe
KEMPER, Emma, wife, b. May 1878, 22yo, born in Missouri of German parents
1920 Census, St Louis, MO, 2537 Benton Street
KEMPER, Mary A., Head, widowed, 70, imm 1852, nat 1870, born in Germany
KEMPER, William F., son, widowed, 45, born in MO of German parents, works in furniture factory
KEMPER, Harvey, grandson, 18, cutter in shoe factory
KEMPER, William F., grandson, 15, errand boy at a bank
KEMPER, Marie A., daughter, 30, seamstress at skirt factory
1930 Census. St. Louis, MO, 2536 Benton Street
KEMPER, Maria, Head, 80, born in Germany
KEMPER, William C.F., son, 56, cabinet maker in chair factory
TIEMANN Lydia S., daughter, 42
1940 census, St. Louis MO, 2536 Benton Street
KEMPER, William C.F., head, 66, widowed, cabinet maker in chair factory
TIEMANN, Lydia E., Sister, 52, widowed, no occupation
William's sister, Lydia E. Kemper Tiemann (1887-1955), was widowed in 1927 when her husband William Tiemann died.
This couple's son, William F. Kemper, was born 23 April 1904, died 17 Jun 1995. Married to Lillian May Strotz (1905-1993).