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H. C. Zimmerman

H. C. Zimmerman is a reliable citizen and successful business man of Expedit, where he has been identified with the Big Bend Coal Company for more than 20 years. He was born at Oak Hill, Clearfield County, Pa., Nov. 24, 1881, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Yothers) Zimmerman.

William Zimmerman, deceased, was a native of Center County, Pa. He was born Jan. 7, 1860, and died in 1919. His wife was born in Clearfield County, Pa., Dec. 19, 1862, and died in 1907. Mr. Zimmerman began life as a farmer. Later he was employed as a stage driver between Karthaus and Clearfield, Pa., carrying the mails. He purchased a farm of 70 acres near Oak Hill and engaged in general farming and stockraising until 1917, when he retired and removed to Karthaus. He was a Republican and for a number of years served as school director. He held membership in the Methodist Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. To Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman nine children were born, as follows: H. C., the subject of this sketch; Howard, deceased; Ralph, lives at Gallet, New Mexico; Edna, married H. D. Woodling, lives at Expedit; Anna, lives at Pitcairn, Pa., where she is identified with the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company; James, lives at Pitcairn, Pa., is a World War veteran, having served in France with the U. S. Air Service, 148th Division; lee lives at Pitcairn, also a World War veteran, having served in France with the U.S. Air Service, 147th Division. He was among the first casuals [sic] in the service. Upon his return to the United States he traveled with the Aerial Flying Circuits. He is now instructor with the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company; Harry, lives at Pitcairn; and Mary, lives at Clearfield, Pa.

H. C. Zimmerman spent his boyhood at Oak Hill and received his early education there. He also attended Lock Haven Normal School. He was interested in the lumber business for several years and has lived at Expedit since 1905, at which time he entered the employ of the Big Bend Coal Company as weighmaster. He took several correspondence courses of study and since 1913 has served as chief clerk.
In 1907, Mr. Zimmerman was united in marriage with Miss Ada Hertlein, the daughter of L. t. and Christina (Heicheal) Hertlein, natives of Oak Hill, Pa. Mr. Hertlein died in 1922, and his widow resides at Oak Hill. To Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman were born three sons; Donald, born June 15, 1908; Leroy, born in July, 1910; and Lester, born in June, 1917.
Mr. Zimmerman is a member of the Lutheran Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 1108, Belsano. He is a Republican and has served as auditor of Blacklick Township.

Source: Gable, John E., "History of Cambria County Pennsylvania in Two Volumes Illustrated, Volume Two," Historical Publishing Company, Topeka - Indianapolis, 1926, p. 1162.


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