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Zimmerman, Louise Charlotte (Berner) 1862-1925


Posted By: Ardythe Rees Stoesz (email)
Date: 7/31/2007 at 17:08:02

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, June 12, 1925, Page 1, Column 7:



Came to Plymouth County When a Young Girl

Mrs. Zimmerman, wife of G. W. Zimmerman, of Plymouth township, a resident of this county since early girlhood, died at her home Tuesday, June 9, at the age of 63 years. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia but Mrs. Zimmerman had been an invalid the past ten years, a martyr to illness caused by rheumatism.

Mrs. Zimmerman came to Plymouth county with her parents when a child. Her maiden name was Louise Charlotte Berner and she was born in Jackson county, Iowa, April 9, 1862. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Berner, were among the early settlers in the Floyd valley and located near Melbourne with their family of young children. Louise grew up on the home farm and received her education in the public schools. She was united in marriage with George Zimmerman in 1881 (error--1883) and following their marriage lived for seven years in LeMars. They then purchased a farm in Plymouth township where she lived the remainder of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman made a success in farming, the wife being a constant helpmate and inspiration to her husband and children. The once barren prairie land became a prosperous farmstead and an ideal home, in a measure due to her faith, loyalty and courage, in face of obstacles and trials which beset the earlier years of their undertaking.

To Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman seven children were born. One girl died in infancy and a son, Roy, thirteen years ago. The children, who with their father mourn the loss of a devoted mother and companion, are Walter, Frank and Arthur, Mrs. I. E. Brandstetter and Mrs. E. P. Lippke, all of Merrill vicinity. There are twelve grandchildren. She also leaves three brothers and a sister who are J. F. Berner, of Merrill; G. E. Berner, of LeMars; W. F. Berner, of Spearfish, S. D., and Mrs. H. H. Schindel, of Merrill.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a loving wife and mother, a good neighbor and esteemed by all who knew her. She was a member of the Stanton Evangelical church for more than thirty years and took (an) active part in (the) work of the church and its societies and in community affairs as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Zimmerman was a charter member of the missionary society.

The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1:30 at the house with services at 2 o'clock in the Stanton church. Rev. E. J. Knopf, a former pastor of the church will officiate, assisted by the pastor, Rev. W. C. McKinley.


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