The parents of Philip L. Kimmel are mentioned in his obituary in the Nov. 30, 2001 Altoona, PA Chronicle: Lawrence (Lorenz) and Caroline. The July 28, 1899 obituary for Lorenz Kimmel, Senior will tell of his coming to Baltimore from Bavaria in 1852 and marrying Caroline Paris. Baltimore ships lists mention the arrival of "Lorenz Kimm" of Zuntersbach aboard the Aeolus from Bremen that year.
One more step back: Jeane Waltz of Corpus Christi, Texas located Lorenz' baptism record in Bavaria. At St. Bonifatius in Züntersbach, year 1825, page 25, number 306. Johann Lorenz Kimmel was born May 7, 1825 to Johann Adam Kimmel and M. Eva, maiden name Statt.