great-grandparents lived in Linn County from about 1854 to at
least 1895. I also have Pioneer Certificates for them from the
Heritage Hunters, Linn County Genealogical Society."
great-grandfather is George W. ZIMMERMAN, b 1823 in Ross
County, Ohio; d 10 Jan 1895 in Center Point, Linn County, Iowa.
He married first Sarah Jane SAXTON 14 Mar 1849 in Hardin
County, Ohio. She was born about 1829 and died before 1860 in
Iowa. They had 3 children, G. W. born about 1850 in
Ohio, Isabel born about 1852 and Joseph born about
1855 in Iowa (birth dates are from the 1860 Federal Census for
Washington Township, Linn County, Iowa).
He married second Maria Jane CHURCH 23 Feb. 1862 in
Center Point, Linn County, Iowa. She was b. 1845 in Allen
County, Ohio, d. 17 Apr 1916 in Marengo, Iowa. My grandfather
was the youngest of 11 children, born in 1887. Their children
are Clinton, Alice Cara or Clara, Henry,
Frank, Elizabeth, Florence, Arthur,
Earl, Frederick and Walter, my grandfather,
born in 1887.