Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Lewis and Lena Homire

Tombstone of Lewis and Lena Homire.
The tombstone of Lewis and Lena Homire

This is the tombstone of Lewis and Lena (Junge) Homire located at Keystone Cemetery, Kane township, Benton County, Iowa.

The Lewis Homire is a half-2nd great grand uncle to me. His mother, Charlotte Kiesel-Homire, was my 3rd great grandmother. I'm not certain what her original maiden name was. After her husband William Kiesel died, in the early 1860s, Charlotte married William Homire and William Homire is the father of Lewis. Her daughter Mary A. Kiesel (with William Kiesel) married Alexander Brown Fowlie. They are my 2nd great grandparents.

The Homire's are buried in a plot adjacent to Henry Kiesel, a half-brother to Lewis Homire.

Kiesel and Homire tombstones
Kiesel plot adjacent to Homire plot

The tombstone reads as follows:
Lewis H. Homire 1867 - 1946
Lena Junge Homire 1873 - 1951
Married 1894
Parents of Emma, William, Herman, Clara, Rudy and Roy
Infants Buried on lot - Emma, William and Herman


  1. Lewis and lena were my gg grandparents. My grandma was norma jean dau. Of rudy and freda grandma would talk about the fowlies and going to spencer and everly to visit them in a model t. I have pictures of some of them. She said maggie fowlie and her husband dick samsel would visit keystone allot. I have pictures of charlotte kiesel homire and all her children and one of william homire.

  2. Interesting. Good to meet you. Let me know if you post any of those photos online and I will take a look at them. Maggie (Fowlie) Samsel was my great-grandfather Frank Fowlie's sister.

    I have a few other items about the Homire surname if you haven't already see them, they are here:

  3. Have you ever seen the kiesel book written by one of william kiesel decendants i have a copy of it.

  4. No I have not read that book. If you leave a title and author or ISBN I will try to take a look at it.

    Most of my research is via internet sources, I have not gotten to the written research stage of the hobby yet. I mostly scan items from old scrap books that I can get my hands on, but I've even been slow on posting that stuff recently.