Dear Amy, J. Leo Kymer was my husband Craig's Great-uncle. My husband's great gandfather was Croel Cobb kymer, brother to J. Leo Kymer. We have a copy of his obituary and will if you are interested in copies of them. We also have a photograph of J.Leo, his wife, his adopted daughter (Ethel), and someone named Peggy. She is probably a family member, but we have not been able to place her. We would be glad to share that, a well. Leo had invented a game called Fisk and made a great deal of money from it selling it to Parker Brothers. He was able to afford to winter in Florida's according to the obituary. I had thought his wife, Emilie, had been from Holland, Michigan because her family burial site is there. We also have a copy of her will. The obituary copy I have for her is unreadable because the University of Michigan did not have a good microfilm copy of the Grand Rapids news paper. Leo died May 31, 1931, and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids. His wife and daughter are in the same burial plot. Ethel died in 1975. My guess is that Leo moved to Grand Rapids because he had an Aunt and Uncle from his mother's side that were already living there.His uncle, George Owen, had been a travel agent. His aunt Francis (nee Owen) Cole lived until March 20, 1938. We have a copy of her obituary as well. My husband and I have been researching the various branches of our family tree. We would appreciate anything you have learned about the Kymer side.
I look forward to hearing from you. Good luck with your searching, Ann