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Taken from History of Herkimer County by George A. Hardin and Frank H. Willard, published in 1893.

ZOLLER, Frederick, Stark, was born in Fairfield. His father was a pioneer of Herkimer county, and died in German Flats, aged seventy-seven. The latter married Nancy Staring, by whom he had nine children: Benjamin, Solomon, Elizabeth, Jonas, Sallie, Isaac, William, Mary and Dolly. Solomon was in the war of 1812, captain of a company. William Zoller was born August 2, 1818, in Little Falls. At seventeen he began the trade of blacksmith. He married, August 2, 1840, Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Sobles) Everson of Herkimer county. Her father served in the war of 1812 and had six children: Katie, Jacob, Polly, Viancy, Phoebe and Barbara. He died at Fort Herkimer aged eighty-two. Frederick Zoller had seven children: Norman, Harvey, Mary, wife of John Hall; Charlie, Rollin, Elma, wife of O. Slivemaker, and Alva. Rollin Zoller was born May 1, 1856, received a district school education, and has always lived where he now resides. He married in 1880 Katie Lepper, daughter of John and Mary Lepper, farmers near Amsterdam. Subject and wife have one child, Marcia. He served three years as poormaster of Stark on the Democratic ticket.

ZOLLER, Jacob. Little Falls, was born in Minden, Montgomery county, N.Y. He established himself in business over forty years ago in the produce and provision lines in Montgomery county. He was one of the first who commenced to lime eggs, in which he has been engaged since his entrance into the business. Mr. Zoller is now located on East Mill street, where he has extensive warehouses and facilities. He conducts a wholesale cheese, egg, butter and pork packing business.

ZOLLER, James, Little Falls, was born of German parentage in Herkimer county. After receiving and excellent education in the public schools, he started when eighteen years of age in farming operations. Some time afterwards he engaged in the produce business in New York city, then in the hotel business in Utica, N. Y., conducting the Dudley House and the St. James Hotel four years. After severing his connection with the St. James Hotel of Utica, he was engaged in stock-raising in Montana for some time. In 1890 he took charge of the Garvin House of Little Falls, which hotel he has made a successful establishment, with all modern improvements. Mr. Zoller owns 450 acres of land near Richfield Springs, Herkimer county. Mr. Zoller's wife was Emily Casler, of Little Falls. They have one daughter.