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The ZIMMERMAN Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on ZIMMERMAN. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Three books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal with the Zimmerman family. They are: John Calvin Fassold's Genealogy of Valentine Fasold and His Descendants: and the Allied Family Records of Wolf, Dornsife, Kriegbaum, Haupt, Dachenbach, Zimmerman,Krieger, et al. (Harrisburg, Pa.: Printing House of the United Evangelical Church, 1915); Leo H. Garman's The Family of Henry Zimmerman of Pennsylvania and Ohio (Elmhurst, Ill., 1985); and, John Owens' Owen, Long, Wantz, Krouse and Related Families (Austin, Pa., 1990).

There are 17 different first-name entries for Zimmerman in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898), with H. E. Zimmerman (b. 1844, s/o Elias and Eve (Pontius)) and Samuel Zimmerman (b. 1849, s/o James and Maria (Faust)) having separate biographical profiles.

And, now, your ancestors' Zimmerman neighbors in 1890:

In BENNER Township:

Harry E., 48, farmer--Pleasant Gap
	Isabella J.
	Oscar M. 10
	Eva I.
	Marian S.
	Roy E. 4
	Paul C. 2

In BOGGS Township:

George A., 28, laborer--Milesburg
	Hattie H.
	Zerelda
James M., 78, farmer--Milesburg
	Susanna
	John W. 34
	Mary C.
	Jennie M.
	Edith M.
John S., 42, farmer--Roland
	Mary E.
	Frank L. 17
	Gertie
	John L. 14
	Robert 12
	Ella K.
	Newell 9
Samuel, 55--Milesburg
	Sarah J.
	Lucy B.
	Sarah A.
Thomas, 26, laborer--Milesburg
	Malinda
	Ambrose 6
	Laura M.

In BURNSIDE Township:

Lemuel L., 36, laborer--Pine Glen
	Annie
	Edith B.
	Melissa V.
	Gilbert M. 5
	Amon G. 3
	Ossie M.
	Emanuel P., 65
	Mary J.
Miles S., 45, carpenter--Pine Glen
	Henrietta F.
	Mary A.
	Simon 18
	Nancy
	Bertha 
	Sarah M.
William, 69, carpenter--Pine Glen
	Sarah

In COLLEGE Township:

Abraham, 64, retired--Lemont
	Margaret

In MARION Township:

Jacob, 71, retired--Walker
	Hannah
	Mary J.
	Alma

In MILES Township:

Mary M.--Wolfs Store

In MILESBURG Borough:

Calvin, 40, laborer
	Frank E.
	Lyman E. 6

In SNOW SHOE Township:

James A., 39, yardmaster--Snow Shoe
	Mattie J.

In UNION Township:

Mary M.--Fleming

In UNIONVILLE Borough:

Lillie J.

In WALKER Township:

Lewis S., 67, farmer--Hublersburg
	Rebecca
	Sherman 28
	Julia 
	Kate M.
	Albert R. 2
William, 30--Hublersburg
	Blanche