Husband: John William Zimmerman (1 2 3 4 5)
Born: 19 Jun 1876 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota (6)
Married: 02 Feb 1902 in Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota (30)
Died: 08 Nov 1956 in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota (7)
Father: Peter Zimmerman
Mother: Catherine Riehl
Spouses:
Wife: Zora Henrietta Haas (8 9 10 11)
Born: 24 Jun 1878 in Filmore County, Minnesota (12)
Died: 07 Jan 1948 in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota (13)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Rolland Lawrence Zimmerman (14 15)
Born: 19 Oct 1904 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota (16)
Died: 23 Sep 1987 in Filmore County, Minnesota (17)
Spouses: Helen Inez King
02 (F): Ruth Lydia Zimmerman (18 19 20)
Born: 19 Oct 1904
Died:
Spouses:
03 (M): Vernon Leonard Zimmerman (21 22 23 24)
Born: 06 Jan 1909 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Died: 11 Feb 1991 (25)
Spouses: Ruth Wilhelmina Beisser
04 (M): Kenneth Lloyd Zimmerman (26 27 28 29)
Born: 02 Jun 1912 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Died: 01 Mar 1977 in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota
Spouses: Beulah Catherine King
Additional Information

John William Zimmerman:

Notes:

From "The Christian Zimmerman Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens 2013:
Peter and Catherine’s fourth child was John William Zimmerman (1876 Minnesota – 1956 Minnesota). He married Zora Haas. Peter died of cancer while his children were still quite young, his only remaining son, John, just eighteen, took over the running of the farm. Annie Marie writes:

After Peter's death Catherine and her only son, John, who was in his teens at the time of his father's death, carried on the work of the farm for a while. Then he (John) married Zora Haas, and took over the farm with its beautiful home. Catherine died in 1902. Now at the time of this writing (1952) the son, John Zimmerman, is an elderly man. His wife has been dead for some time. He has sold the old home and lives in Rochester, Minnesota. His daughter Ruth, who is an instructor in art in Rochester, and lives with him.

Ruth was a twin to Rolland, John and Zora's son who went to Altheim and found the Pfarrer

who discovered all the old Zimmerman records. John and Zora's other two children were Vernon and Lloyd.

Zora Henrietta Haas:

Notes:

1900 Census says Zora was born Jun 1877
daughter of Leonard and Caroline Haas.

(02) Ruth Lydia Zimmerman:

Notes:

Per Zimmerman packet: Ruth never married.

Per J. Rose Rolland and Ruth were twins.

Per Nelson history, Ruth was an art teacher in Rochester

Marriage Notes

Zimmerman History packet gives marriage date as 2Feb 1902

Footnotes
  1. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  2. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), ch. 3; p. 13.

    ch. 3; p. 13 - The boy, John Zimmerman, owns his father's place, and lives on it.

    Ch 6; p. 5 - (1952) - After Peter's death Katherine and her only son, John, who was in his teens at
    the time of his father's death, carried on the work of the farm for a while. Then the son married Zora
    Haas, and took over the farm with its beautiful home. Katherine died in 1902. Now at the time of this
    writing the son, John Zimmerman is an elderly man. His wife has been dead for some time. He has sold
    the old home and lives in Rochester, Minnesota. His daughter Ruth, who is an instructor in art in
    Rochester, lives with him.

  3. Census, Federal 1930, Racine, Mower, MN ED28.

    Line 77 Dwelling #61 Family # 61

    Zimmerman, John W. Head owns radio/Y age 54 m at 27 MN Can/Eng Can/Eng
    Zora H wife 51 24 MN Switz Ger
    Vernon A. son 21 MN MN MN
    Lloyd K. son 17 " " "
    Rathburn, Amelia servant 28
    Wilmark, Richard lodger 21

  4. Census, Federal 1940, Racine, Mower, Minnesota.

    Name: John Zimnerman
    [John Zimmerman]
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 63
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Minnesota
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Racine, Mower, Minnesota
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Racine, Mower, Minnesota
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
    Sheet Number: 6A
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 103
    Occupation: Farmer
    House Owned or Rented: Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 20
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 72
    Class of Worker: Employer
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Zimnerman 63
    Zora Zimnerman 61
    Caroline Hoas 94
    Fred Kister 21

  5. Obituary.

    J. Zimmerman Dies Here at 80

    Funeral Services to be Saturday

    John W. Zimmerman, 80, 211 23rd Ave. SW, died in St. Mary's Hospital today from a heart attack after being in the hospital for a week.
    Born June 13, 1876, in Racine, he married Zora Haas in Preston Feb. 4, 1902. They moved to Rochester in 1944 and she died in 1948. He was a retired farmer and a lifetime member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church.
    He is survived by three sons, Rolland of Racine, Vernon of Appleton, Wis, and Lloyd of Dodge Center; a daughter, Ruth Zimmerman of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Drummond of Austin, Mrs. Matilda Huhnerkoch of Helena, Mont; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Evangelical United Brethern Church in Rochester with the Rev. Floyd Bosshardt officiating. Burial will be in Racine.
    Friends may call at the Vine Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today and until noon on Saturday.

    [Ancestry.com Family Tree of kdallenpr]

  6. Ancestry.com.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  9. Census, Federal 1930, Racine, Mower, MN ED 28.

    Line 77 Dwelling #61 Family # 61

    Zimmerman, John W. Head owns radio/Y age 54 m at 27 MN Can/Eng Can/Eng
    Zora H wife 51 24 MN Switz Ger
    Vernon A. son 21 MN MN MN
    Lloyd K. son 17 " " "
    Rathburn, Amelia servant 28
    Wilmark, Richard lodger 21

  10. Census, Federal 1940, Racine, Mower, Minnesota.

    Name: Zora Zimnerman
    [Zora Zimmerman]
    Age: 61
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Minnesota
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Home in 1940: Racine, Mower, Minnesota
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Racine, Mower, Minnesota
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
    Sheet Number: 6A
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
    Class of Worker: Unpaid family worker
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Zimnerman 63
    Zora Zimnerman 61
    Caroline Hoas 94
    Fred Kister 21

  11. Census, Federal - 1900 - Fillmore Co., Preston, Minnesota.

    Name: Henrietta S Haas
    [Henrietta S Hass]
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: Jun 1877
    Birthplace: Minnesota
    Home in 1900: Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Name: Leonard Haas
    Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
    Mother's Name: Caroline Haas
    Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Leonard Haas 55
    Caroline Haas 55
    Henrietta S Haas 22
    Laurence J Haas 17

  12. Ancestry.com.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  15. Census, Federal - 1930 - Mower County, Minnesota, Frankford - ED # 16, 3b.
  16. Ancestry.com.
  17. Ibid.
  18. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  19. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)).

    Chap.6; P. 5 (1952 Update) (John's) daughter Ruth, who is an instructor in art in
    Rochester, lives with him...Rolland, the oldest (son), is the twin brother of Ruth

  20. Fern Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Update.

    Ruth continued of live in the (John Zimmerman) home( in Rochester) until 1979...Ruth was a very artistic person. We all have lovely paintings in our homes, which she made for us. She also liked to write poetry, and she was an avid reader. For many years she taught arts and crafts classes sponsored by the city of Rochester. She also managed the book department of the Rochester Donaldson's store for many years. She always had lots of fun things for her nieces and nephews to do..

  21. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  22. S. Warner Family Tree.
  23. Census, Federal 1930, Racine, Mower, MN ED28.

    Line 77 Dwelling #61 Family # 61

    Zimmerman, John W. Head owns radio/Y age 54 m at 27 MN Can/Eng Can/Eng
    Zora H wife 51 24 MN Switz Ger
    Vernon A. son 21 MN MN MN
    Lloyd K. son 17 " " "
    Rathburn, Amelia servant 28
    Wilmark, Richard lodger 21

  24. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), Chap. 6; p. 5.

    Vernon is a biology instructor at Appleton High School,
    Wisconsin.

  25. Social Security Death Index.
  26. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  27. S. Warner Family Tree.
  28. Census, Federal 1930, Racine, Mower, MN ED28.

    Line 77 Dwelling #61 Family # 61

    Zimmerman, John W. Head owns radio/Y age 54 m at 27 MN Can/Eng Can/Eng
    Zora H wife 51 24 MN Switz Ger
    Vernon A. son 21 MN MN MN
    Lloyd K. son 17 " " "
    Rathburn, Amelia servant 28
    Wilmark, Richard lodger 21

  29. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), Chap 6; p. 5 (1952 update).

    Lloyd, the youngest (son), is also a farmer and has a farm near Racine, Minnesota.

  30. Zimmerman History Packet Received from J. Rose 26 Feb 2005.
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