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William August and Wilhelmina Zimmerman Family - Generation 1
Left to right top row:
daughter, Wilhelmina (Bukow), Albertina (Kuehl), Augusta (Imig) Mathilda (Retzlaff),  William Jr.
Seated left to right:
Wilhelmina (Mother),  William (Father), grandson Charles Meyer,  son-law-law, William Meyer, with Ernest on lap, son William Meyer standing
 (Note: The wife of William Meyer Sr., is not on the picture, she was Amelia Zimmerman and was deceased when picture was taken.)


Generation 2
 Family of August and Ernestina Zimmerman Sr.

top row left to right
Gustav, August Jr., William,  Mary C. (Scheffen)

seated left to right
Ernestina (Behm) Mother, Elizabeth (Marek), August Sr. Father


August and Ernestina Zimmerman


Generation 3
Family of August Zimmerman Jr.

  back row left to right 
 Walter, Grace (Fye), Ruby (Schacht), Irene (Krause), Wilbur married Violet Mealy

  front row 
      standing boy child Alfred, Father- August with Marie (Johnson)  standing in front of him, 
        Mother Anna (Kittler) holding Eunice(Young) and (Morgan), Eva (Mealy) and (Redfield), Anna  (Livermore), Agnes.   (note: Agnes died at 20 years old)


 Anna (Kittler)

August Zimmerman Jr.


Pauline (Heroux) and Alfred Zimmerman

Wilbur and Violet (Mealy) Zimmerman

The Zimmerman Family

William August Zimmermann born in Germany around 1800, married Wilhelmina Wittkopf April 1, 1844. William August died in Germany. Wilhelmina was born 01 March 1824 in Germany, died Oconto 28 Sept 1901 in Oconto, Wisconsin .(birth date is from death certificate) Wilhelmina is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

The name was spelled with two N's in Germany and Wilhelmina's gravestone has two N's on it.

1900 census. She was living with daughter Albertina Zimmerman Kuehl and family.

 Wilhelmina came to America in 1889 by herself. Germany to Antwerp, Belgium to New York City arriving NYC 22 April 1889 on Ship-Noordland.
Mrs. Zimmerman 69y destination Milwaukee (National Archives MF M237 Roll 532)

OCT. 4, 1901

Mrs. William Zimmerman, died at the home of her son-in-law, Julius Kiebl (this should read Kuehl) in the North ward Saturday at the age of 77 years. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, all of whom are married. The funeral took place from the German Lutheran Church (this was then called The Evangelical Lutheran Immanuels Congregation) Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Eisenbach officiating.

(note: This is the Lutheran Church that the whole Zimmerman family belonged too, and the name was changed April 7, 1935 to First American Lutheran Church.)

 Generation 2    Children of August William and Wilhelmina included:


     August born 31 Oct 1845 Roth- Klempenow, Pommern, Germany married Ernestina Behm around 1870.      Died 04 Jan 1925 Little River, WI buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin

BIO: August Sr. living in 1880 in Winnebago County with wife Austena ( I believe this Ernestina misspelled or misheard by the census enumerator) and children Gustav and  August Jr. born in Prussia and Elizabeth, Mary and William all born in Wisconsin.

1900 census August Sr. indicates they immigrated in 1873 to America.
Petitioned for citzenship and naturalized; settled in Neenah and moved to Oconto County 1888; farmer in Little River.

National Archives microfilm (M237Roll375) August Sr. age 27,
Ernestine 30, August Jr. 1 and Gustav 2. They came on Ship City of Limerick arriving in NYC on May 27, 1873. They sailed from Germany to Liverpool and then on to NYC.

 Generation 3   Children of August and Ernestina are:

1. Gustav DOB 18 Oct 1870 in Lauenberg, Riedhammer, Germany. Married Augusta Gustke 21 Apr 1894  Augusta DOB 14 Aug 1869 Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

2. August Charles DOB 02 Jan 1873. Married Anna Kittler 30 Sep 1893 in Oconto,WI  Anna DOB 07 Mar 1874 Germany, came to America at age 16. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery,
Oconto, WI

3. Elizabeth B. DOB May 1875. Married John Marek on 25 May 1892 in Oconto,WI  Have no dead date.

4. Mary C. DOB 05 Nov 1878. Married Joseph A. Scheffen 09 Aug 1897 Oconto, WI DOD 13 Apr 1941 buried Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

5. William August DOB 09 Aug 1879.  Married Eliza H.A. Viestenz on 26 Apr 1905 Oconto, WI DOD 19 Jul 1944 buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

Oconto County Reporter 8 Jan 1925 Thursday

Heart Trouble Fatal to August Zimmerman Sunday
August Zimmerman, seventy-nine years of age, died at the home of his son, William A. Zimmerman, town of Little River, Sunday from heart trouble.
Deceased was born October 31, 1845 in Germany and came to America with his wife and two children in 1876. He settled in Neenah, and twelve years later moved to Oconto, where he has made his home since. 

He is survived by three sons, William, August Jr. and Gustav Zimmerman, all of Oconto; and two daughters, Mrs. Jos. Scheffen of Little River, Mr. and Mrs. John Marek of the town of Oconto. He is also survived by thirty-two grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two O'clock from the German Lutheran church in this city Rev. Eisenbach officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen cemetery. The pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased, Harry, Walter, Arthur and Wilbur Zimmerman, Lawrence Scheffen and Clarence Marek.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Charles Broeker and Herman Werth of Lena and Mr. and Mrs. James Fye of Oconto Falls.



Mrs. Ernestina Zimmerman, wife of August Zimmerman, and old and respected resident of the town of Little River passed away at her home at 3:30 yesterday afternoon aged 71 years, seven months and five days, after an illness of only a few days with paralysis of the heart.  She was born in Germany April 27, 1843 and came to this country a number of years ago, settling on a farm in Little River. She is survived by her husband, three sons, August and Gustav who reside in the South Ward and William at home and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Scheffen and Mrs. John Marek of the town of Oconto. The funeral will be held from the German Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Eisenbach officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

 2.  FEMALE ZIMMERMAN (I still have not been able to find out first name)

Female  born RothKlempenow and died in Germany married Charles Meyer had three sons Charles Jr., Ernest, and William (the children are young on family picture and mother is
deceased when picture was taken) death was for sure before 1873.


Wilhelmina born 17 Nov 1853 RothKlempenow died 20 Aug 1912 Oconto Co, WI buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI. Married John L. Bukow in 1881.

      Evergreen Cemetery
      S17 R5 Bukow, John L. 1850 Jan. 14, 1934   Father

      S17 R5 Bukow, Wilhelmina 1853 Aug. 20, 1912   Mother


Albertina born 5 Sept 1857 Roth-Klempenow died 9 Mar 1932 Oconto Co., WI buried in Evergreen    Oconto,WI married Julius A. Kuehl on 1 Aug 1884 at First American Lutheran church, Oconto, WI

       Julius Kuehl, born12 Feb 1855 in Germany;

                 Generation 3      Children of Albertina and Julius are:

                    1. Anna Kuehl born 18 Jan 1885

                    2. Ella V. A.  Kuehl born July 1887

                    3. Hedwig  "Hattie" M.  Kuehl - born April 1889 - Nurse died 24 April 1977

                    4. Nora Kuehl  March 1891 - Nurse  died 8 Feb 1962

                    5.  Edith Ida Kuehl  - born Nov 1892

                    6. Matilda "Tillie" Kuehl - born Oct 1894

Oconto County Reporter March 10, 1932 Thursday Obituary
  Mrs. Julius Kuehl is to be buried here on Saturday.

Mrs. Julius Kuehl, 75, succumbed Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock at her home, 1317 Superior Ave. Mrs. Kuehl had been dangerously ill but a few weeks although she had been in poor health the past year. Complications were given as the cause of death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Kuehl home and at 2:30 o'clock from Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran church with the Rev. H. Eisenbach officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery. Six nephews of the deceased will act as pallbearers.

Albertine Zimmerman was born Sept. 5, 1857 in Germany. She came to this country in the year 1881, living one year in Menasha. She then came to Oconto, where she married Julius Kuehl in 1884, living here ever since. Mrs. Kuehl is survived by her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Ernest Blank, Oconto; Mrs. F.C. Witt; Mrs. H.J. Krug and Edith Kuehl, all of Green Bay; Miss Harriet of Milwaukee; and Miss Nora at home; one sister, Mrs. Gust Retzlaff, and one brother William Zimmerman both of Oconto.
Seven grandchildren also survive.


Augusta born 1860 RothKlempenow, Pommern, Germany died 28 Feb 1904 Oconto Co. buried in Evergreen Cemetery married Christopher Imig on 29 Mar 1890 in Oconto Co.


 Mathilda Anna Louise born 16 Mar 1863 Roth-Klempenow, Pommern, Germany died 06 Dec 1943 Oconto Co., buried Evergreen Cemetery married Gustave Retzlaff 27 Apr 1883 in


William August Ernst born 8 Aug 1865 Roth-Klempenow, Pommern, Germany died 15 Feb 1938 Little Rver, WI buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI. Married Johanna Ziemer 28
June 1888 Oconto Co., WI

 Generation 2

1. Gustav Zimmerman, born 18 Oct 1870 in Man Behim Minent, Germany; came to America 1873, Died in Oconto  26 Jan 1941
spouse - Augusta "Gusta" Gustke - married 21 April 1894, born Aug 1869 in Lauenberg,Germany; came to America in 1880, 5 births all in Wisconsin, 5 children living, died Oconto  2 Apr

      Generation 3                Children of Gustav and Augusta included -

    1. Evelyn Mary - born 31 Dec 1894 Oconto Co. died 29 Oct 1968 Oconto Co.  spouse - Albert Ziemer born 1886 died July 1935 town of Little River, WI

     2. Harry August - born Aug 1895 died St Paul, MN 09 Sep 1947

     3. Esther A.- born 10 July 1898 Oconto Co. died 14 Aug 1929 Esther died during childbirth but the child   survive. Spouse  Charles Otis Roberts.

    4. Arthur August- born 15 July 1900 1901 died  27 Apr 1982  Oconto, WI  Spouse - Meryl Bauers born 1899  Wis. died 30 Sept 1965 Oconto Co.

    5. Margaret E. "Molly" - born 28 Sept 1905 Oconto Co. died 20 Feb 1991 in Maplewood, Mn., married 10 Nov 1928 in Milwaukee, WI  Spouse - Lester Babbitt. born 3 Jul 1908 died 29
June 1987 in Wilamine, Mn.

     6. Marvin William Albert- born 18 Feb 1913 Oconto Co. DOD 07 April 2005 Oconto, WI Spouse - Florence   Sloup married 26 June 1934 in Oconto, WI.  Marvin buried in Evergreen
Cemetery, Oconto, WI

 Generation 2

   2.   August Zimmerman Jr., born Jan 2, 1873 in Germany, Died 20 Jul 1933 in Oconto, WI buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI. Spouse - Anna Kittler born 07 Mar  1874 in
Germany, married 30 Sept 1893  in Oconto, died 12 March 1936 Oconto, WI

Generation 3            Children of August and Anna are:

1.Willie Aug. born 13 Mar 1894  Oconto died  17 Mar 1894 Oconto

2. Arthur W. - born 10 Feb 1895 Oconto died 26 Mar 1895 Oconto

3. Walter William - born 29 May 1897 died 11 Sep 1980 Oconto Walter never married, served in World War I and II.

4. Clarence A. born 2 Sep 1898 Oconto died  08 Oct 1898 Oconto died of Jauntice

5. Grace Anna - born 16 Feb 1900 Oconto died 26 May 1985 Oconto
     spouse - James "Pete" Fye - born 23 Sept 1896 Ohio died Sept 1964 Oconto Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

6. Irene H. - born 21 Feb 1902 Oconto died 17 Jul 1983 Oconto Buried in  Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, WI
     spouse -  Fred Krause - born 7 Jan 1899 died March 1974 Green Bay, WI

7. Ruby M.  - born 21 Aug 1903 1904 Oconto died 17 Aug 1976 Green Bay, WI. Buried  Evergreen Cemetery.
     spouse -  Arthur  Schacht - born 30 May 1899 WI died 4 Nov 1968 Green Bay, WI

 8. Wilbur "Boy" Louis - born 19 March 1905 died March  13, 1990
       spouse -  Violet Laverne Mealy - born 19 Dec 1909 Pensaukee,WI,  married in Menominee, MI, 03 May  1927. Died 06 March 1987.  Buried in Brookside Cemetery, Brookside, WI.

 9. Eva L. - born 5 Jul 1906 1807 Oconto died 24 Sept 1969 Fond du Lac, WI  Buried in Evergreen Cemetery    with both spouses.
      spouse 1 - Clifford Albert Mealy - born 7 Mar 1905 Pensaukee, married 21 Dec 1932 died 1 Jul 1935     Oconto Co., Clifford and Violet Mealy are brother and sister.
      spouse 2 -  Harold Norman Redfield born 19 Feb1914 Pensaukee, married 3 Jul 1939  died 10 Feb 1954 Oconto Co.  No children

 10. Anna N. - born 13 Mar 1908 Oconto died 28 Aug 2004 Oconto, WI buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
         spouse - "Coe" Cordes Livermore - born 29 Mar 1908 Oconto Co., married 7 Jul 1932 ,Oconto, died 21 Sept 1995 Oconto Co.

 11. Agnes Marie - born 22 Mar 1909 died Oconto  20 Apr 1929 Oconto -Tuberculosis Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI on parents gravesite.

 12. Alfred "Dutch" - born 23 Mar 1911  died 17 Nov 2002 Evergreen Oconto
         spouse - Pauline Heroux -  born 25 Jul 1911  died 8 Nov 1971 Oconto  Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

 13.  Marie  - born 28 Jul 1913 Oconto died 25 Jan 1975 Oconto  Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI
           spouse - Elmer Johnson - born 20 Jul 1906 Oconto died 9 Sept 1989 Oconto   no children

  14. John August born 19 Aug 1915 Oconto died 24 Nov 1915 Oconto  Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

  15. Eunice - born 16 Nov 1917 Oconto died 20 Nov 1988 in Springdale, Arkansas, buried in Evergreen
          spouse 1  Leonard "Tiny" Young - born 25 Mar 1914 died 7 April 1957 Oconto  vet. WW II. Evergreen
          spouse 2 - Charles Morgan. No children.

      Generation 2

  3. Elizabeth B. "Lizzie" E. Zimmerman,  born May 1875 in Wisconsin,
       spouse - John Marek  born March 1862 in Wisconsin.  Married 25 May 1892 all children born in WI.    Farmer- town of Oconto

       Generation 3             Children of Elizabeth and John are:

      1. Irene R. Marek - born 12 Apr 1894

      2. Evelyn M Marek - born Apr 1895

      3. Clarence G Marek  - born Aug 30, 1897 died Jan 1974 Oconto Co.

      4. Viola M. Marek - born 26 Oct 1899

      5. Ruby A. M Marek - born 1902

      6. Johanna S.  Marek- born 1903

      7.  Donna S. Marek - born 1905

      8.  Lorena G Marek - born1907

       9.  Hazel M.  Marek - born 1908

      10.  Lizzie E. Marek - born 1913

Generation 2

  4.  Mary C. Zimmerman - born 5 Nov 1878 Neenah in Wisconsin, died 13 Apr 1941 Little River, WI
       spouse - Joseph A. Scheffen, born 1870 in Wisconsin, married 29 Mar 1890, died 16 Jan 1951 Oconto Co., farmer in town of Oconto  Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

  Generation 3        Children of Mary and Joseph are:

               1. Lawrence J Scheffen - born 1898 Oconto died 16 Jun 1974 Oconto

               2. Allan C Scheffen - born 1899 died 1972

               3.  Joseph A. Scheffen - born 1901 died 17 Jan 1931

               4. Lorena Scheffen - born 1905

       Generation 2

   5. William August Zimmerman born 9 Aug 1879 in Oconto,Wisconsin, works on home farm died 19 July 1944
       spouse - Eliza "Lizzie" Viestenz born 1872 in Illinois, parents born in Germany, married 1906, born 13  April 1882  died 20 Feb 1954

       Generation 3    Children of William and Lizzie are:

            1. Earl M. R.  -born 10 Sept 1907 died 14 Oct 1907 1908 Little River, WI

            2. Ruth - born 1910 died 18 Dec 1950 Oconto Co. Ruth is buried at the gravesite of parents.
               spouse -  Norbert Allie  born 12 Aug 1898  died Aug 1981 Waukegon, IL buried in Evergreen Cemetery too but at a different site, I think he remarried.

            3.  infant -stone says Baby born 31 July 1913   died 12 August 1913  Little River, WI

            4. Arnold born 31 March 1916 Oconto, died 1 Dec 1972 Menasha, WI
                spouse- Helen E. Unknown born 1919 died 9 April 1992 Oconto Co.

Grave of  Wilhelmina Zimmermann.

Grave of August Zimmerman Sr.

Grave of Ernstine Behm Zimmerman




Graves of daughter Agnes,  father August Jr.,  mother Anna,  son Walter Zimmerman