Anyone know anything about James Marion Kilzer, son of Allen Kilzer, son of Jacob Kilzer?
The Elijah Kilzer biography says that James Marion was born in 1832 in Tennessee and married in Tennessee in 1860 to a Margaret but no further information was found about him after that.
By contrast, my research about James Marion Kilzer starts in Mississippi in 1860.I had been searching for the father of a James Allen Kilzer in Tennessee in the late 1800's but born in Mississippi.We could find only one Kilzer in Mississippi at that time who might have been his father, but they were never in a census together; his name was J M Kilzer or Kelzer, born in Tennessee in about 1832 (same as Allen's son).I am sure it is the same man and our suspicions were confirmed when we found a letter written by a Confederate doctor named J M Kelzer to his wife MaryAnn in April 1862 telling her to give their new son Allen a kiss for him.
I have his Civil War records -- he was married in Mississippi in 1861, enlisted in 1861 in the Confederate army in Mississippi, had a son named Allen. James Kilzer in March 1862, was shot and taken prisoner of war at Stone River in December 1862, and died January 8, 1863 at Murfreesboro.When his son Allen became an adult, he moved to Wilson County, Tennessee, and married Hattie Etta Smith, but later walked away from her and her kids and popped up in St. Louis, where he apparently married again and had one more child, Alice R. Kilzer.
I would like to know if anyone has any further information about James Marion Kilzer in Tennessee before he went to Mississippi, apparently in 1860.The Elijah Kilzer biography says he married a woman named Margaret, but I have found no evidence of that and would like to know more.
Also, if anyone knows anything more about the Allen James Kilzer who showed up in St. Louis in about 1908, married a Florence B (maybe Scott?), had a child named Alice R. Kilzer (later Ottenad), and died on January 1, 1914, please contact me.