Husband: Peter Zimmerman (1 2 3 4 5 6)
Born: 02 Aug 1842 in Canada (7)
Married: 14 Jan 1868 in Preston, Filmore, Minnesota
Died: 06 Feb 1894 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota (8)
Father: Johann Christian Zimmerman
Mother: Elizabeth Dorothea Knoll, Kneil Knell
Spouses:
Wife: Catherine Riehl (9 10 11 12)
Born: 08 Nov 1844 in Canada
Died: 28 May 1902 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Anna Barbara Zimmerman (13 14 15 16 17)
Born: about 1869 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota (18)
Died: 12 Nov 1949 in Los Angeles, California (19)
Spouses: Sam Anstett
02 (M): George Zimmerman (20 21)
Born: about 1871 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Died: about 1882 in Minnesota
Spouses:
03 (F): Margaret Lydia Zimmerman (22 23 24 25 26)
Born: about 1873 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Died: 06 Jan 1935 in Santa Anna, California
Spouses: Julius B Krause
04 (M): John William Zimmerman (27 28 29 30 31)
Born: 19 Jun 1876 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota (32)
Died: 08 Nov 1956 in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota (33)
Spouses: Zora Henrietta Haas
05 (F): Matilda Marie Zimmerman (34 35 36 37 38 39)
Born: 10 Mar 1879 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Died: 22 Dec 1965 in Helena, MT
Spouses: Wiliam H Huhnerkoch
06 (F): Ida Catherine Zimmerman (40 41 42 43)
Born: 22 May 1884 in Racine, Mower, Minnesota
Died: 04 Jan 1963 in Austin, Mower, Minnesota (44)
Spouses: Le Roy Alexander Drummond
Additional Information

Peter Zimmerman:

Cause of Death: cancer of large intestine.

Notes:

From "The Christian Zimmerman Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens 2013:
The fourth child of Christian and Elizabeth Zimmerman was Peter Zimmerman (1842 Canada – 1894 Racine, Minnesota) who married Catherine Riehl (1844 Canada – 1902 Racine, Minnesota). It appears the Rhiel family was another family that migrated from Canada to Minnesota.

Catherine Riehl:

Notes:

There are graves in Preston, MN cemtery that may belong to a brother of Catherine's: Theobald and Catherine D. + children - 17 Riehl graves in section 7.

Footnotes
  1. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  2. Census, Federal - 1870 - Mower Co., MN, town of Racine, Ancestry p.4 of 14.
    (4 Jun 1870)

    Dwelling # 59 Family # 59

    Zimmerman, Peter age 27 farmer RE=$3000 PE=$200 b. Canada
    Catherine 25 Can
    Anna 1 MN
    Elizabeth 60 Hesse Darmstadt

  3. Anna Zimmerman Nelson, History of Christian and Elizabeth Zimmerman, updated (pages 32-40 of the Zimmerman History Packet received by DZStevens from J Rose on 26 Feb 2005).

    Peter was a serious, quiet man with dark hair, a sandy mustache, and intense deep gray eyes. He was very proficient in reading and writing the German language, but sometimes had difficulty with English. He wanted his family to use the German language at home, but Catherine thought that this would be wrong, as they were Americans now.

    Christ decided to go west and pan for gold in Montana, where he earned $7.00 or $8.00 a day. Later, during the gold rush, he moved on to Oregon. Finally, he went back to Canada where he married Louise Nolte and settled on a farm. In later years, he operated a prune orchard.

    Peter stayed in Minnesota where he bought 160 acres of land in Racine township of Mower County. It was the last section to be cleared, and he paid twice as much for it as others had paid for the land around it. At the same time, he could have bought land where St. Paul now
    stands for less than half of what he paid for the land he chose. He
    built a three-room house with a kitchen, bedroom and a pantry. Later,
    when he was courting Catherine Rhiel, he walked twenty-five miles to
    Preston to see her. Another time he borrowed a buggy from old man
    Felch to make the trip. Catherine had come from Canada when she was.
    twenty-one, and stayed with her half-sister, Mary Long.

    Peter and Catherine were married January 14, 1868, and lived in the frame house near Racine. The first winter, Catherine was so homesick that she rode to Preston in a bobsled, sitting on a box. She stayed a week and then was ready to come home.

    They had six children, all born at Racine. Anna married Sam Anstett, divorced, and moved to North Dakota. George died when he was eleven. Margaret Lydia married Julius Krause, and they went to California. John William married Zora Haas, and they remained on the farm at Racine. Matilda married William Hunnerkoch of Red Wood Falls, Minnesota, and they moved to Montana. Ida (Katie) married Roy Drummond, and they lived in Austin, Minnesota.

  4. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), ch. 3; pp. 12 &13.

    Peter Zimmerman and his brother Christ, came to Minnesota after the Civil War ended in 1865. They worked in a shingle mill all summer in Stillwater, Minnesota. Each earned about $14.00 a week, and Peter saved about $1,000. The next spring, they went to Stillwater again, but the river was too high to work at the shingle mill, so the brothers came to Preston and found work there. Because he was afraid he would be robbed, Peter pretended to be poor, and worked his way down the Mississippi on a boat, and left the river at Winona



    Peter Zimmerman, my father's third brother, lived near Racine. Minnesota on a farm, but died
    while he was yet in the prime of life, with cancer of the large intestine. He left a wife and family of five
    children; four girls and one boy.

  5. Ibid., Ch 6; p. 5.

    Many changes have coma into the Peter Zimmerman family in these last twenty years. Peter was
    married to Katherine Rhiel. 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. He has three boys. Rolland, the oldest, is the twin brother of Ruth, and has a
    very nice farm near Racine, Minnesota. Vernon is a biology instructor at Appleton High School,
    Wisconsin. Lloyd, the youngest, is also a farmer and has a farm near Racine, Minnesota. John himself
    has retired from active farm work.

  6. Census, Federal 1880, Racine, Mower, Minnesota.

    Name: Peter Zimmerman
    [Pieter Zimmerman]
    [Pieter]
    Age: 36
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1880: Racine, Mower, Minnesota
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Kate
    Father's Birthplace: Hesse
    Mother's Birthplace: Hesse
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Pieter Zimmerman 36
    Kate Zimmerman 35
    Anna Zimmerman 10
    George Zimmerman 9
    Lydia Zimmerman 7
    John Zimmerman 3
    Matilda Zimmerman 1

  7. Ancestry.com.
  8. Ibid., kdallenpr family tree - obituary.

    #1 Obituary
    Died at his home, Mr. Peter Zimmermann, aged 50 years, 6 months and 4 days. Mr. Zimmerman was one of our early and most respected citizens, and a hard worker until about three years ago, when his health failed him, and although he suffered much he complained not. He leaves a wife and five children, many friends and neighbors, to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Evangelical Church and a zealous worker. Funeral servicee were conducted by Rev. Schmids and Rev. Goetz. We sympathize deeply with the family in their sort affliction.

    #2 Obituary
    Mr. Peter Zimmerman, brother of Mr. Phillipp Zimmerman, aged 51 years, and a native of Canada, died on Tuesday morning, February 16, of cancer of the bowels. Mr. Zimmerman was an upright citizen, an excellent neighbor and friend, and has lived in Racine for many years. The funeral took place in the Evangelical Church of which he was a member, on Thursday at 10 o'clock, Rev. G. B. Goetz officiating.

    [spelling errors are as in original]

  9. Ibid.

    [Source did not want to be listed]

  10. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  11. Census, Federal - 1870 - Mower Co., MN, town of Racine, Ancestry p.4 of 14.

    Dwelling # 59 Family # 59

    Zimmerman, Peter age 27 farmer RE=$3000 PE=$200 b. Canada
    Catherine 25 Can
    Anna 1 MN
    Elizabeth 60 Hesse Darmstadt

  12. Obituary.
    (28 May 1902)

    28 May 1902

    Catharine Zimmerman was born Nov. 9, 1844 at Sebringville, Canada. At 21 years of age she came to Preston, Minn., and the following year was married to Peter Zimmerman; they located at Racine, Minn., where she lived until her death, May 28, 1902. Sister Zimmerman lived a consistent Christian life, and was a loving wife and mother, a devoted member of our Church, and requested that $100 of her estate be given to the Orphan Home and the cause of missions. Eight weeks ago she was stricken of diabetes. She suffered very much, but bore it patiently until her peaceful end at the age of 57 y., 6 m. and 16 d. She leaves 1 son, 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and others. One son and her husband preceded her to that better world, the latter eight years ago. The funeral was held by the writer who was assisted by Rev. A. Geyman from Preston, and by Bro. H. O. Harbough of the M. E. Church.
    F. H. Draeger.

    [Posted on the Ancetry.com family tree of kdallenpr]

  13. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  14. Zimmerman History Packet Received from J. Rose 26 Feb 2005.
  15. Census, Federal - 1900 - Fillmore Co., Preston, Minnesota, p. 34 of 35.

    Line 46 Dwelling # 421 Household # 426

    Anstett, Samuel Head b. Feb 1867 age 33 m. 12 yrs MN GER GER occ: Farmer owns
    Annie wife Jan 1869 31 12 MN Can Can 3 ch born/ 3 living
    Pearly L. Dau Jul 1891 8 MN MN MN
    Stella M. dau Nov 1893 6 MN MN MN
    Bessie B. dau Oct 1899 8/12 MN MN MN
    Michael father May 1831 69 w. 45 Ger Ger Ger Imm. - 1860 res - 40 yrs na

  16. Census, Federal - 1920 - Miner County, South Dakota, Roswell, District 164 , Ancestry p. 11 of 11.

    Line 76 Dwelling # 41 Family # 43

    Eggricks, Pearl L. Head age 28 widowed MN MN MN occ: Bookkeeper at a Garage
    Anstett A. son 5 MN MN MN
    Dorothy F. dau 4 3/12 SD MN MN
    Emerson E. son 1 4/12 SD MN MN
    Anstett, Anna B. mother 53 MN Can Can

    This entry indicates Pearl owns her own home free.

  17. Census, Federal - 1870 - Mower Co., MN, town of Racine, Ancestry p. 4 of 14.
    (4 Jun 1870)

    Dwelling # 59 Family # 59

    Zimmerman, Peter age 27 farmer RE=$3000 PE=$200 b. Canada
    Catherine 25 Can
    Anna 1 MN
    Elizabeth 60 Hesse Darmstadt

  18. Ibid., Ancestry p.4 of 14.
    (4 Jun 1870)
  19. Ancestry.com, California Death Index.

    California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Anna Barbara Anstett Name: Anna Barbara Anstett
    [Anna Barbara Zimmerman]
    Social Security #: 0
    Sex: Female
    Birth Date: 1 Jan 1868
    Birthplace: Minnesota
    Death Date: 12 Nov 1949
    Death Place: Los Angeles
    Mother's Maiden Name: Rhiel
    Father's Surname: Zimmerman

  20. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)).
  21. Census, Federal 1880, Racine, Mower, Minnesota.
  22. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  23. Genealogy of Peter Zimmerman - Kate Rhiel.
  24. Census, Federal - 1930 - Orange Co., California, Santa Ana, ED 63; Ancestry p. 11 of 23.
    (5 Apr 1930)

    Line 1 405 Broadway dwelling 148 household 163

    Krause, Julius head owns home-$6000 age 66 m at 28 WI Ger Ger Occ: none
    Lydie wife 58 20 MN Can Can
    Mabel dau 33 s MN WI MN music teacher

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

    Lydia, the second child, who was married to my Uncle Julius Krause, a prosperous and quite
    wealthy man, had one daughter, Mabel, who was their only child. Both Lydia and Mabel have passed
    away.

  26. Census, Federal 1910, Racine, Mower, Minnesota.

    Line 15 Dwelling # 145 Family # 145

    Krause, Julius Head b Jul 1863/ age 36/ m 8 yrs/ WI GER GER Farmer owns free
    Lyddia wife Nov 1872 27 8 MN Can Can 1 child b/1 child living
    Mable M dau Jun 1895 5 MN WI MN

  27. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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]

  32. Ancestry.com.
  33. Ibid.
  34. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  35. Zimmerman History Packet Received from J. Rose 26 Feb 2005.
  36. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), Chap. 6; p. 6 (1952 Update).

    Matilda, the third girl, who married Will Hunnerkoch has no children of her own, but they have
    adopted a little girl whose name is Lillian.

  37. Census, Federal 1880, Racine, Mower, Minnesota.

    Name: Peter Zimmerman
    [Pieter Zimmerman]
    [Pieter]
    Age: 36
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1880: Racine, Mower, Minnesota
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Kate
    Father's Birthplace: Hesse
    Mother's Birthplace: Hesse
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Pieter Zimmerman 36
    Kate Zimmerman 35
    Anna Zimmerman 10
    George Zimmerman 9
    Lydia Zimmerman 7
    John Zimmerman 3
    Matilda Zimmerman 1

  38. Findagrave (http://www.findagrave.com/).

    Birth: unknown
    Death: Dec. 3, 1954


    Burial:
    Forestvale Cemetery
    Helena
    Lewis and Clark County
    Montana, USA
    Plot: B3 WOODLAND 322

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: Dianne & Ron Armstrong
    Record added: Apr 25, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 109203588

  39. Census, Federal 1920, Montana, Musselshell, Sch. Dist 29, Dist. 67; p.1.
    (7 Feb 1920)

    Line 44 Farm Dwelling 93 Family # 94

    Huhnerkoch, William H. Head age 38 MN OH Ger Occ: Farmer
    Matilda M. wife 40 MN Ontario, Canada Ontario, Canada
    Lillian S dau 3 11/12 WA MN MN

  40. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  41. Zimmerman History Packet Received from J. Rose 26 Feb 2005.
  42. Census, Federal - 1920 - Mower, Minnesota, Austin, ED # 80; Ancestry p. 66 of 73.
    (19 Jan 1920)

    Line 67 1011 Park Ave. Dwelling 681 Household 771

    Drummond, Roy A. head owns free age 37 MN WI NY occ: Teamster doing contracting OA
    Ida wife 35 MN CAN CAN
    Kenneth son 10 MN MN MN
    Everett son 6 MN MN MN
    Robert son 1 1/2 MN MN MN

  43. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), CH 6; P. 6.

    The youngest girl was Ida. She married Roy Drummond, who was a salesman of some kind.
    Drummond passed away several years ago. They had three very bright and attractive boys who are now
    grown up. Their names are Kenneth, Everett and Robert.

  44. Minnesota Death Index.

    Name: Ida Katherine Drummond
    Birth Date: 3 May 1884
    Death Date: 4 Jan 1963
    Death County: Mower
    Mother's Maiden Name: Reihl
    State File Number: 011942
    Certificate Number: 011942
    Certificate Year: 1963
    Record Number: 1521806

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