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JOHN ZIMMER (1827-1897)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 10/8/2019 at 18:39:23

Another Old Settler Passes to the Great Beyond
At his home in Section 33 in Sheridan township, the old soldier and pioneer citizen, John Zimmer, quietly and peacefully departed this life on last Saturday, May 8, 1897. He had been ill for several weeks and his death was not unexpected.
He was born in the Rhine Province, Germany, December 12, 1827, where he resided until 1846 when with his parents he came to America and settled in Milwaukee, afterwards moving to Calumet county, Wisconsin where he resided until his removal to this county, where he arrived with his family on April 21, 1872. He immediately settled on the farm where he has lived for a quarter of a century, developing the 200 acres he owned from the wild prairie into a beautiful home.
While living in Wisconsin and at the beginning of the war he enlisted in Company B, 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served throughout the war as a gallant and faithful soldier and he has been for years enrolled as a pensioner at the rate of $16.00 per month for disabilities incurred in the service of his country.
He leaves his aged wife, Agnes Zimmer, and ten children to mourn his death. The children are John H. Zimmer, of Paulina, IA; Mrs. Lizzie Baum and Mrs. Agnes Kimball of Alexandria, S.D.; Mrs. Kate Baum of Ellsworth, NEB.; Mrs. Maggie Oberbrockling of Elgin, NEB.; Mrs. Mary Kohn of Sheridan township; and Peter, Jacob, Joseph and Henry Zimmer, residing at home. He also leaves, surviving him, his brother Jacob, who lived a near neighbor to him and his brothers, Lawrence, Frank and Nicholas Zimmer and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Eurling and Mrs. Catherine Dietrich, all living in Wisconsin. His funeral was very largely attended on Monday by his friends and neighbors at the German Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Eckhart officiating.
Mr. Zimmer was a good man, being greatly respected and held in high esteem by all of his neighbors, with whom he had lived so long. Thus one by one the old pioneers of the county and the old soldiers of the late war are passing over to the other shore.

Source: The Cherokee Democrat, (Cherokee, IA) Wednesday, May 12, 1897, Pg 1


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