ZIMMERMAN, David N. (1860-1930)
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Date: 8/21/2020 at 16:34:34
David Newton Zimmerman
(June 25, 1860 – January 11, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Jan 16, 1930, p.1
D. N. Zimmerman Buried Monday
Was One of Pioneer Popcorn Growers in This Section of the State
The funeral of David N. Zimmerman was held Monday afternoon, January 13 in the Church of God in Ida Grove, Rev. Raymond Jinkerson officiating. The remains were taken to Odebolt for burial beside several of his children, who had preceded him in death. Mr. Zimmerman died at his home at the corner of Fifth and Barnes Streets, Ida Grove, Saturday, Jan 11 at 10:15 o’clock. He had been seriously ill for two years, having suffered the amputation of both his legs several months ago in the attempt to arrest the spread of his malady.
David Newton Zimmerman was born at Landisburg, Pa., June 25, 1860 and lived to the age of 68 years, 6 months and 16 days. He came to Iowa when he was 18 years old, settling at Odebolt at the time that the railway was built into that town. After four years, he went back to Carlisle, Pa., where he was married January 19, 1886 to Miss Anna Elizabeth Dunkelberger. They resided in the Keystone state four years and then returned to the vicinity of Odebolt. Mr. Zimmerman’s claim to fame was his early production of popcorn on a large scale and he was given the name of the “Popcorn King.” He first raised popcorn on the Groman farm west of Odebolt and about 1902 bought a farm in Blaine Township in Ida County, which became the home place for the family until about 1913 when Mr. Zimmerman sold it to William Thieltges family and soon afterwards moved to Ida Grove. In his later life, Mr. Zimmerman was interested in the Hollandale project in Minnesota and bought land there, which has been managed by his sons. His last visit to Hollandale was made in the late fall of 1929. To Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman were born thirteen children, five of whom have gone on before. The surviving children are: John L. Zimmerman of Hollandale, Minn.; Florence M. Hilker, Edith E. Hilker, Herman W. Zimmerman, Stella E. Broshuis of Ida Grove; Earle N. Zimmerman of Odebolt and Lawrence B. and Emmett E. at home. He is also survived by his wife and nine grandchildren. Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Church of God in Ida Grove.
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