Husband: Peter Christian Zimmerman (1 2 3 4 5 6 7)
Born: 17 Aug 1886 in Oregon (8)
Married: 1929 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon (14)
Died: 28 Oct 1950 in Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon (9)
Father: Christian Zimmerman
Mother: Louisa Sophia Nolte
Spouses:
Wife: Ethel F. Patey (10 11)
Born: 1896 in Oregon (12)
Died: 1980 (13)
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Additional Information

Peter Christian Zimmerman:

Notes:

1930 Census - Peter is employed in general farming.
He and his family are living right next door to his brother, George and Family.

ZIMMERMAN For Governor, 611-613 Times Building
PORTLAND, Oregon

Peter C. Zimmerman was very active in the Oregon Grange and farm cooperative movements. He ran for Governor in the May, 1934 Oregon Republican primary. He was defeated by Joe Dunne, a man strongly supported by big labor and the Portland Oregonian newspaper. Upstate farm circles were strongly opposed to this man as they felt he was a person of questionable financial dealings and integrety. Peter Zimmerman was a state senator at that time, his second term in office representing several counties in Northwestern Oregon was nearing completion.

Senator Zimmerman was asked to run again as an Independent candidate. It was felt he could so split the Republican vote that the Democratic candidate Charles Martin a retired army General, would win the election. Many farm groups felt this would be much more desirable than having the big labor candidate in office, Mr. Dunne being a labor organizer at the time.

Senator Zimmerman jumped into the race as an Independent. He very soon received not only various church and farm groups endorsements he was also endorsed by almost every major newspaper throughout the State of Oregon except the Oregonian in Portland.

As the campaign progressed, it became evident that he not only would be successful, in keeping Joe Dunne out of office, he had a very good chance of winning the election. However, the Democratic candidate Charles Martin won by a very slim 2000 votes. Joe Dunne came in a very distant third.

From "The Christian Zimmerman Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens 2013:
Christian and Louisa's third son was Peter Christian Zimmerman ( 1886 Oregon – 1950 Oregon)

Ethel F. Patey:

Notes:

Per 1930 census - Ethel's father born in Nebraska, her mother born in Missouri.

Per Christian Zimmerman Family sheet #1 - the last name is Petty

Footnotes
  1. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  2. Census, Federal - 1930 - Yamhill Co, Oregon, Precinct 24, Sheet 4A.

    Name: P C Zimmerman
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1886
    Birthplace: Oregon
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Precinct 24, Yamhill, Oregon
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Ethel F Zimmerman
    Father's Birthplace: Canada
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    P C Zimmerman 44
    Ethel F Zimmerman 35
    Carolyn J Zimmerman 0
    [6/12]

    [Peter is liivng next door to his brother George]

  3. Zimmerman History Packet Received from J. Rose 26 Feb 2005, p. 8.
  4. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), Ch 6; p. 7.

    Peter was the third child in this family. He married Ethel Patey and they had one daughter whom
    they named Carolyn. She married Ben Larson. I am told that Peter was a very wonderful and good man;
    not only was he an electrical engineer and a good business man, but he became an important man
    politically in the state of Oregon. He was a liberal and stood for government control of electrical power
    so that electricity would be available to every farmer and poor person in the state of Oregon. In 1934 he
    was prevailed upon to run for Governor and received a very heavy vote, but not quite enough to win the
    election. He was a Republican, and. this year the Democratic Party elected their man because there was a
    split in the Republican Party. Peter was a great orator and debater and fearless in presenting the truth as
    he saw it. He died in 1950 of cancer of the throat at the age of sixty-three. I did not have the pleasure of
    knowing him or his family, but he was a great favorite among his fellow men.

  5. Census, Federal 1940, North Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon.

    Name: Peter C Zimmerman
    Age: 53
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Oregon
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: North Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: North Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Sheet Number: 6B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 124
    Occupation: Farming
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 17000
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 84
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 5
    Income: 260
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter C Zimmerman 53
    Ethel Zimmerman 44
    Caroly Jean Zimmerman 10
    George A Blanchard 34

  6. Census, Federal 1900, North Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, ED # 169; p. 4.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 71 Family # 71 Farm # 5 Owned

    Zimmerman, Christ head b. Aug 1848 age 51 m18 yrs Can(FR) Ger Ger nat. 1866 citizen 34 yrs OCC: Farmer
    Louise N. wife Apr 1857 43 18 Can (Fr) Can Can 1884 16 7 chil b/4 liivng
    Frank B son Feb 1883 17 Can(Fr) Can Can 1884 16
    Samuel G son Feb 1885 15 OR Can Can
    Christ P son Aug 1886 13 OR Can Can
    Edward son Jun 1891 9 OR Can Can

  7. Gordon N. Zimmerman correspondence.

    Peter C. Zimmerman was very active in the Oregon Grange and farm co-operative movements. He ran for Governor in May, 1934 Oregon Republican primary. he was defeated by Joe Dunne, a man strongly supported by big labor and the Portland Oregonian newspaper. Upstate farm circles were strongly opposed to this man as they felt he was a person of questionable financial dealings and integrity. Peter Zimmerman was a state senator at the time, his second term in office representing several counties in northwestern Oregon nearing completion.

    Senator Zimmerman was asked to run again as an independent candidate. It was felt he could so split the Republican vote that the Democratic candidate Charles Martin, a retired Army General, would win the election. Many farm groups felt this would be much more desirable than having the g=big labor candidate in office, Mr. Dunne being a labor organizer at the time.

    Senator Zimmerman jumped into the race as an Independent. He very soon received not only various church and farm group endorsements, he was also endorsed by almost every major newspaper throughout the state of Oregon except the Oregonian in Portland.

    As the campaign progressed, it became evident that he not only would be successful in keeping Joe Dunne out of office, he had a very good chance of winning the election. However, the Democratic candidate Charles Martin won by a very slim 2000 votes. Joe Dunne came in a very distant third.

    [This article is printed on statioery with a heading, "ZIMMERMAN For Governor, 611-613 Times Building, Portland, Oregon"]

  8. Christian Zimmerman Family Sheet #1.
  9. Ibid.
  10. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  11. Census, Federal - 1930 - Yamhill Co, Oregon, Precinct 24, Precinct 24, Yamhill, Oregon.

    Name: Ethel F Zimmerman
    Gender: Female
    Birth Year: abt 1895
    Birthplace: Oregon
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Precinct 24, Yamhill, Oregon
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Spouse's Name: P C Zimmerman
    Father's Birthplace: Nebraska
    Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    P C Zimmerman 44
    Ethel F Zimmerman 35
    Carolyn J Zimmerman 0
    [6/12]

  12. Christian Zimmerman Family Sheet #1.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Ibid.
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