KEMPE FAMILY STORIES
Laura was born September 17, 1897 in Bethel, CT. Her parents were, John "Johan" G. Kempe and Maria "Mary" C Holmes.
Laura would ultimately marry my maternal Grandfather, Eugene B. Reed.
Died in Bethel, CT in 1934.
John Kempe Marriage Announcement
Maria (Mary Holm) Kempe
Mary passed away in Danbury, CT hospital at the age of 50 years old from stomach cancer.
Laura and Nellie Kempe were sisters and the daughters of John and Mary Kempe. Nellie was six years older than Laura. Nellie born 1891 and Laura 1897. Both growing up at 8 Hickock Ave. in Bethel, CT.
Although they loved each other dearly. I remember Laura, my grandmother, telling of the time that Nellie sued her for falling on the walkway or steps of the house for $100.00.
Laura said, "She fell at the house she grew up in for crying out loud. You would think she knew the steps by then."
John and Mary Kempe
Mary was married to Johan (John G) Kempe and had two children, Laura and Nellie.
They lived at 8 Hickock Ave in Bethel, CT.
Eugene Reed and Laura Kempe ultimately lived in the house and their children were born there too.
Immigrants from Sweden.
8 Hickock Ave Bethel, CT Early 1900's
Left to Right:
Carl & Emma Holm (from N. Dakota), Mable, Annie, Edward Holm. Annie & Oscar Holm. Edith Holm held by Oscar Holm. Laura, John, Mary Kempe and Anna Cajsa Larson Holm.
John and Maria (Mary Holm) Kempe
John Kempe and Mary (Holm) were married in New York, NY on September 15, 1889. This was a year after Mary had come the America.
MARIA (MARY HOLM) KEMPE
Maria (Mary) Christina Holm
BIRTH 24 NOV 1866 • Hagelsberg, Sweden
DEATH 31 MAR 1917 • Bethel, Connecticut, USA
Mary immigrated with her mother Anna Larson Holm in 1888.
COMING TO AMERICA
Anna Cajsa Larson was the mother of Mary Holm Kempe and came to the US with Mary Kempe in 1888.
COMING TO AMERICA
John came to the US in 1882 and Mary and her mother Anna Holms came to the US from Sweden in 1888.