The ancestry of Abraham ZIMMERMAN of Wattenwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland
is uncertain. Until 1660 when it had its own church, Wattenwil was part of
the church parish of Thurnen (now Mühlethurnen).  No baptismal record appears
at either location for Abraham.  Julius Billeter believed that he was born about
1663, the son of Hans ZIMMERMANN and Babara von NIEDERHÜSEREN.52 It is unknown
on what he based that, but it was perhaps because Abraham was a sponsor in 1680
for the baptism of Christina, daughter of Bendict von Niderhüsern and
Christina (nee) von Niderhüseren.2

Another possibility is that Abraham may have been the son of Hans ZIMMERMANN and
wife Anna BÄLER who married on 2 Dec. 1659 at Wattenwil.1 While the Wattenwil
marriage register begins in June 1659, the first baptismal entry on page 1 was on
30 Sep. 1660, and labeled as baptism #42.  The earlier 41 baptisms do not appear
in the register, but were presumably from 1659 until late Sep. 1660.  Evidence
suggesting that Hans ZIMMERMANN and Anna BÄLER may have been Abraham's parents
1. Hans ZIMMERMANN and Barbara von NIEDERHÜSEREN were married on 14 Sep. 1663.1
   Billeter incorrectly listed the marriage as 1662. Their first child was Bendicht
   baptized on 9 Dec. 1664,2 so there would not have been time for Abraham to have
   been born between the marriage and Bendicht, unless Abraham was born before the
   marriage. A 1663 birth for Abraham would not have been during the known gap
   in the Wattenwil baptismal register.
2. If Abraham was born in 1660, it could have occurred about Sep. 1660, nine
   months after the marriage of Hans ZIMMERMANN and Anna BÄLER and during the
   gap in the Wattenwil baptismal register. The first recorded baptism of a
   child of Hans and Barbara was Anna on 1 Jan. 1662.2
3. Hans and Anna also had a daughter Verena baptized in 1674.2 In 1704,
   Melker KISLIG and wife Verena ZIMMERMANN had a son Abraham baptized, for
   which two of the sponsors were Abraham ZIMMERMANN and Elsbeth ZIMMERMAN.2
   Verena, daughter of Hans and Anna was the only Verena of an age to have
   had a child in 1704. If Abraham was a son of Hans ZIMMERMAN and Anna BÄLER,
   then he was a sponsor for his sister Verena's son Abraham.
4. Abraham ZIMMERMANN and wife Elsbeth ZIMMERMANN had a BÄLER as a sponsor
   for four of their 8 children.

Abraham ZIMMERMAN m. 6 Feb. 1685 Wattenwil, Canton Bern, Switz.

children bap. at Wattenwil:
1. Abraham ZIMMERMAN bap. 4 Oct. 16852
2. Elsbeth ZIMMERMAN bap. 5 Nov. 16862
3. Anna ZIMMERMAN bap. 17 Feb. 16882
4. Christian ZIMMERMAN bap. 29 Sep. 16892
5. Barbara ZIMMERMAN bap. 20 Nov. 16912
6. Daniel ZIMMERMAN bap. 12 Nov. 1693;2 m. 1 Dec. 1724 Elsbeth BELER1 
   [BÄLER]; d. 23 Mar. 1785, bur. 26 Mar. 17853
7. Heinrich ZIMMERMAN bap. 14 June 16962
8. Hans ZIMMERMAN bap. 13 Oct. 17002

Daniel ZIMMERMAN and Elsbeth BÄLER had children bap. at Wattenwil:
1. Jacob ZIMMERMANN bap. 30 Sep. 1725;4 m.1. Anna MESSERLI 28 Sep.
   1759;5 m.2. Elsbeth ZIMMERMANN 13 Dec. 1776;5 d. night of 
   the 25/6 Oct. 1805 Wattenwil, bur. 28 Oct. 18053
2. Barbara ZIMMERMANN bap. 25 Apr. 17284
3. Daniel ZIMMERMANN bap. 21 Dec. 17314
4. Christian ZIMMERMANN bap. 7 Sep. 17384

Jacob ZIMMERMANN and Anna MESSERLI had children bap. at Wattenwil:
1. Christian ZIMMERMANN bap. 10 Aug. 1760;6 d. 23 May 17613
2. Christian ZIMMERMANN bap. 13 Nov. 1763;6 m. Susanna SÄGESSEMANN
   30 Mar. 1786;5 d. 1 Mar. 1824, bur. 3 Mar. 18243
3. Daniel ZIMMERMANN bap. 2 Nov. 1766;6 m. Anna SÄGESSEMANN 8 Apr.
   1791;5 d. 1 Sep. 18457
4. Anna ZIMMERMANN bap. 17 May 1772;6 bur. 13 Oct. 17723
5. Elsbeth ZIMMERMANN bap. 17 May 1772;6 d. 17 May 1772, 8 days old3

Jacob ZIMMERMANN and Elsbeth ZIMMERMANN had children:
1. Anna ZIMMERMANN bap. 2 Nov. 1777;6 d. 25 July 17823
2. Elisabeth ZIMMERMANN bap. 7 Feb. 1779;6 m. Christian STÜBI 17 Mar.
   1797;5 d. 23 Aug. 18357
3. Johannes ZIMMERMANN bap. 28 Oct. 1781;6 d. 13 June 17953

Christian ZIMMERMANN and Susanna SÄGESSEMANN had children bap. at 
1. Christian ZIMMERMANN b. 28 Aug. 1786;6 died young
2. Christian ZIMMERMANN b. 16 Mar. 1788;6 m.1. Anna BÄHLER 20 Apr.
   1812;5 m.2. Elsbeth (SCHMID) NUSSBAUM 3 Jan. 1823;5 d. 9 June 1846
3. Elisabeth ZIMMERMANN b. 7 Sep. 1790;6 d. 18 Jan. 1792 Wattenwil3
4. Daniel ZIMMERMANN b. 28 Nov. 1792;6 m. Maria BÄHLER 8 Oct. 1813;5
   d. 16 Oct. 1843 Tuscarawas Co., OH, bur. Ragersville Cem., Tuscarawas
   Co., OH8
5. Jacob ZIMMERMANN b. 31 Mar. 1795;6 d. 26 Jan. 1796 Wattenwil3
6. Jacob ZIMMERMANN bap. 4 Dec. 1796;6 d. 21 Jan. 1822 Wattenwil3
7. Johannes ZIMMERMANN b. 8 Dec. 1798;6 died young
8. Elisabeth ZIMMERMANN b. 7 Nov. 1799;6 d. 2 July 1804 Wattenwil3
9. Johannes ZIMMERMANN b. 7 May 1802;6 m. Elisabeth WENGER 14 Mar.
   1823;5,53 d. 1915/298,17 Dec. 1870, bur. Ragersville Cem., Tuscarawas Co., OH8

John (Johannes) ZIMMERMAN(N) and Elisabeth WENGER had children:
1. John S. ZIMMERMAN b. 9 Oct. 18239 Wattenwil10; m. Magdalena ZIMMERMAN
   21 Sep. 1848;13 d. 11 Feb. 19109 Canon City, Fremont Co., Colo;25
   bur. Hiawatha Cem., Brown Co., KS9
2. Elisabeth ZIMMERMAN b. 3 Oct. 1824 Wattenwil;10 m. Christian GRAF
   26 Feb. 1857;13 d. 9 Feb. 1874, Tuscarawas Co., OH20
3. Anna ZIMMERMANN b. 6 Sep. 1825 Wattenwil;10 d. and bur. 14 May 1826 
4. Anna ZIMMERMAN b. 17 Dec. 1826 Wattenwil;10 m. John HABEGGER 
   20 Feb. 1873;13 d. 14 Oct. 1903;17 bur. Ragersville Cem., Tuscarawas
   Co., OH8
5. Jacob ZIMMERMAN b. 19 Jan.11 or 9 Feb.23 1828 Wattenwil;11 m. Sarah Ann COLE
   27 Nov. 1861;21 d. 14 Nov. 1899, bur. Kelso Cem., Morris Co., KS23
6. Mary ZIMMERMAN b. 25 July 1829 Wattenwil;11,54 m. Christian KREBS
   17 June 1852;13 d. 21 June 1902;15,54 bur. Ragersville Cem.54
7. Christian ZIMMERMAN b. 31 Oct. 1830 Wattenwil;11 d. 2116/2417 Oct. 1850; 
   bur. Ragersville Cem.16
8. Gotlieb "George" ZIMMERMAN b. 3 Nov. 1833 Ragersville;12 m. Catherine A. 
   ZIMMERMAN 30 Mar. 1862;13 d. 3 Jan. 1911 Canal Dover, Tuscarawas Co.,
   OH, bur. Maple Grove Cem.14,55
9. Susanna ZIMMERMAN b. 7 July 1835 Ragersville;12 m. William TRAVIS
   12 Aug. 1858;13 d. 7 Jan. 1907 Martz, Clay Co., Indiana;19 bur. Martz Cem.51
10. Elias ZIMMERMAN b. 1012/1324 Nov. 1836 Ragersville;12 m. Anna BLATTER
    10 Mar. 1860;13 d. 15 May 1929, bur. Hiawatha Cem., Brown Co., KS24
11. Catherine "Kate" ZIMMERMAN b. 5 Feb. 1838 Ragersville;12,56 m. B. W. CHAPMAN
    10 Apr. 1873;13 d. 10 Oct. 1884,22,56 Bakersville, Coshocton Co., OH;
    bur. Ragersville Cem.56
12. David ZIMMERMAN b. 9 Sep. 1839 Ragersville;12 m. Elisabeth 
    COPPERSMITH 2 Jan. 1861;13 d. 23 Mar. 1864, Brandy Station, VA,
    bur. Ragersville Cem.25
13. Samuel ZIMMERMAN b. 5 May 1841 Ragersville;12 m. Sarah Jane ARION
    26 Sep. 1867;13 d. 24 Sep. 1908 Akron, Summit Co., OH18
14. Madlena [Magdalin] "Mattie" ZIMMERMAN b. 7 Feb. 1843 Ragersville;12,47
    m. David CONNELL 18 Apr. 1867;45 d. 26 Aug. 1916 Fort Wayne, Allen Co.,
    Ind.;46 bur. Hillcrest (formerly Ryerson) Cem., Pierceton, Kosciusko
    Co., Ind.47

Anna ZIMMERMAN had by unknown father(s) [not married] two sons who were
1. Daniel B. ZIMMERMAN b. 712/1126 Feb. 1847 Tuscarawas Co., OH;12 m.1.
   Saloma BUEHLMAN 18 Mar. 1869;13 m.2. Mrs. Anne E. (ZIMMERMAN)
   ZIMMERMAN 1875;26 d. 7 Oct. 1909 Mustang Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK;26
   bur. El Reno Cem., El Reno, Canadian Co., OK57
2. William Henry ZIMMERMAN b. 2927 Oct. 185428 Tuscarawas Co., OH; m.
   Martha Elizabeth TUCKER 25 Jan. 1880;29 divorced 1 Dec. 1919;30 d. 22 Dec. 1921
   La Madera, Rio Arriba Co., NM31

William Henry ZIMMERMAN and Martha Elizabeth TUCKER had children:
1. Lula May ZIMMERMAN b. 3 May 187832,50/7927 Whitley Co., IN; m. Jesse M. 
   IRWIN27 ca. 1897;50 d. 24 Dec. 1943 Alameda Co., CA43
2. Arta Beatrice ZIMMERMAN b. 13 Sep. 188032,50 Whitley Co., IN; m.1.
   Ulrich27,50 Z. RAND 21 Oct. 1899;48 m.2. Lucius M. DOBBINS;27
   m.3. John William MYNATT27,49 13 Sep. 1949;49 d. 7 Jan. 1969, Stayton,
   Marion Co., Ore., bur. Las Animas Cem., Bent Co., Colo.33
3. Fred Henry ZIMMERMAN b. 2 Nov. 188128,32 Whitley Co., IN; m. Bessie
   Ethelyn AMY 1 Sep. 1906;35 d. 7 Jan. 1938 La Junta, Otero Co., Colo.34
4. Frank William ZIMMERMAN b. 2 Nov. 1881;32 d. ca. 1886 Las Animas27
5. Osa Ida ZIMMERMAN b. 1 Aug. 188332 Whitley Co., IN; d. age 1427 
   bur. [unmarked] Las Animas Cem., Bent Co., Colo.42
6. Grace Ann ZIMMERMAN b. 12 Nov. 188428,32,50 Whitley Co., IN; m. Ephraim
   Hopkins LEWIS 15 July 1903;36,40 d. 16 May 1965, bur. Las Animas Cem.,
   Bent Co., Colorado37
7. Dora Flossie ZIMMERMAN b. 22 July 188628,32,60 Cawker City, Mitchell Co., 
   KS;60 m. Oscar JONES 2 May 1904;36,40 d. 4 Sep.1904,60 bur. Las Animas
   Bent Co.,  Colo.38
8. Emma Harriet ZIMMERMAN b. 737,61/1032 Nov. 188728,32 Las Animas; m. Charles
   Royal62 SHOEMAKER 17 July 1904;36,40 d. 23 Nov. 1906,61 bur. Las Animas Cem.,
   Bent Co., Colorado37
9. William George ZIMMERMAN b. 21 Dec. 188927,28,32 Las Animas; m. Rachel
   Alma OTTINGER 17 Sep. 1912;36,40 d. 19 Oct. 1953 Canon City, Fremont 
   Co., Colo.;39 bur. Lakeside Cem., Canon City58
10. Edward Franklin ZIMMERMAN b. 3 Apr. 189127,28 Las Animas; m. Ollie Mae
    MYNATT 10 June 1917;40 d. 15 Mar. 1960, bur. Las Animas Cem., Bent Co.,
11. Alice Leona ZIMMERMAN b. 1 Jan. 189327,28 Las Animas; m.1. Gale C. WHITE
    1 June 1911;40 m.2. Mr. NICKELL;41 d. 15 Dec. 1977 Colorado Springs,
    El Paso Co., Colo., cremated41
12. Thomas Eli ZIMMERMAN b. 4 Aug. 189432 Las Animas; d. 28 Feb. 1895
    bur. [unmarked] Las Animas Cem., Bent Co., Colo.42
13. Harry Homer ZIMMERMAN b. 18 Dec. 189527,28,32 Las Animas; m. 
    Gaile Lessie WISDOM;27,59 d. 27 May 1980 San Diego Co., CA43
14. Florence Edna ZIMMERMAN b. 2127/2232 July 189727,32 Las Animas; m. John D.
    HOPKINS 14 Sep. 1914;36,40 d. 4 July 1972 Enid, Garfield Co., OK44
15. Nellie Mildred ZIMMERMAN b. 18 June 189927,28,32 Las Animas; m. John 
    William MYNATT 29 Nov. 1917;36,40 d. 5 Feb. 1949, Stayton,
    Marion Co., Ore., bur. Las Animas Cem., Bent Co., Colo.33

1. Evangelische-Reformierte Kirche, Wattenwil, Canton Bern, Register 1, 1659-1752 marriages, FHL microfilm 2,005,820. Zimmerman-Bäler, 1659, p. 255 Zimmerman-von Niderhüseren, p. 257. Zimmerman-Zimmerman, p. 272. Zimmerman-Beler, 1724, p. 292 2. Wattenwil, 1659-1707 Register 1, baptisms, FHL microfilm 2,005,820. p. 8 Anna, 1662. p. 28 Bendicht, 1664. p. 95 Verena, 1674. Sponsors: Melcher Bäler, Barbara Zimmermann, Christina Roth. p. 133 Christina von Niderhüseren, 1680. p. 171 Abraham, 1685. Sponsors: Emanuel Bitgi, Hans Bäler, Anna Zimmerman. p. 179 Elsbeth, 1686. Sponsors: Jacob Rubin, Pastor, Elisbeth Tönen, Anna Tshcaggannÿ. p. 183 Anna, 1688. Sponsors: Daniel Kislig, Anni Bäler, Elsbeth Kislig. p. 187 Christen, 1689. Sponsors: Ulrich Zimmerman Christen Schneider, Barbli Tschäppeler. p. 193 Barbara, 1691. Sponsors: the miller Mo-----, Barbara Trachsel, Anni Kappeler. p. 198 Daniel, 1693. Sponsors: Daniel Bäler, Felix Zimmerman, Elsi Krebs. p. 207 Heinrich, 1696. Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, Christen Stucki, Madle Saurer p. 222 Hans, 1700 Sponsors: Hans Zimmerman, Ulli Bäler, Babi Tschäppeler. p. 238 Abraham Kislig, 1704. Sponsors: Abrham Zimmerman, Abraham Marckdalor, Elsbeth Zimmerman. 3. Wattenwil 1752-1833 death register, FHL microfilm 2005823. p. 8 Christen, 1761, age 9 months. p. 21 Elsbeth, 1772, the Amman's child. p. 22 Anna, 1772, Jacob the Amman's [official's] child, "age 14 days" (sic) p. 32 Anna, 1782, Jacob, the Amman's child, age 4 years, 9 months p. 37 Daniel Zimmerman, 1785, "the present Ammanns father, age 93." p. 47 Elisabeth, 1792, daughter of Christian the Amman's son, age 18 months. p. 51 Johannes, the Amman's son, age 13 years, 8 months. p. 53 Jacob, 1796, son of Christen the Amman's son, age 10 months. p. 68 Elisabeth, 1804, Christen's daughter, age 4 years, 8 months. p. 70 Jacob, 1805, age 80 years, 1 month, from consumption p. 147 Jacob, 1822, age 25 years, 2 months, from tuberculosis. p. 158 Christen, 1824, age 60 yr, 3 mo., 15 days from tuberculosis p. 168 Anna, 1826, Johannes daughter, age 8 months, 8 days. 4. Wattenwil 1707-1752 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,820. p. 57 Jacob, 1725, Sponsors: Jacob Tribolel assistant minister, Hans Megert, Anna Grytte Rubin p. 68 Barbara, 1728. Sponsors: Abraham Kislig, Barbara Bäler, Barbara Trachsel p. 86 Daniel, 1731. Sponsors: Daniel Zimmerman, Daniel Jaussi, Anna Trachsel p. 117 Christen, 1738. Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, Daniel Bäler, Mrs. Margaritha Veronica Kuentzi 5. Wattenwil 1752-1828 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,005,822. p. 7 Zimmerman-Mässerli [Messerli] p. 16 Zimmermann-Zimmermann p. 22 Zimmermann, Christian-Sägessemann, Susanna p. 28 Zimmermann, Daniel-Sägessemann, Anna p. 33 Stübi-Zimmermann p. 48 Zimmermann, Christen-Bähler, Anna p. 51 Zimmermann, Daniel-Bähler, Maria p. 71 Zimmermann-Schmid p. 75 Zimmermann-Wenger 6. Wattenwil 1752-1802 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,820. p. 40 Christian, 1760. Sponsors: Chrisian Zimmerman, Daniel's youngest son [brother of the father]; Christian Lenman from Kilchorf [Kirchdorf, brother-in-law of the mother]; Anna Dubi, Christen Grünig's wife from Burgistein [aunt of the mother] p. 51 Christen, 1763. Sponsors: Christen Grünig of Burgistein [uncle of the mother], Christen Zimmerman [probably brother of the father]; Elsbet Messerli of Kilchdorf [Kirchdorf, sister of the mother] p. 73 Daniel, 1766. Sponsors: Samuel -?- from -?-; Peter Rolf from -?-; Zusanna Riem from Kilchdorf [Kirchdorf, half sister of the mother] p. 103 Anna, 1772. Sponsors: Emanuel Schneider from -?- Elsbeth Grünig from Burgistein; Rosina Riem from Kilchdorf (Kirchdorf) [half sister of the mother] Elsbeth, 1772. Sponsors: Daniel Bäler, Weibel [sergeant; court usher] from here; Elsbeth Bäler, Daniel’s daughter at Lauenen; Maria Bäler, Christen Stubi’s widow p. 130 Anna, 1777. Sponsors: Christen Zimmermann; Anna Zimmermann, Melcher Kreb's wife; Elsbeth Jaussi p. 136 Elisabeth, 1779. Sponsors: Daniel Zimmerman the mother's brother; Elsbeth Bäler, Daniel’s daughter; Elsbeth -?- the Doctor's -?- wife p. 154 Johannes, 1781. Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, the father's brother; Christen Grünig at Thurishaus, church Thurnen [cousin of the first wife]; Barbara Berger, single, from here p. 191 Christian, 1786. Sponsors: Daniel Zimmermann the father's single brother; Christen Sägesmann, the mother’s brother; Anna Sägessmann, the mother’s single sister p. 206 Christian, 1788. Sponsors: Christian Sägessman, the mother’s brother; Daniel Zimmermann, the father’s single brother; Anna Sägessman, the mother’s single sister p. 225 Elisabeth, 1790. Sponsors: Christen Zimmermann, the deceased Christen’s single son, the miller; Barbara Wenger, Christian in Stuffenbühl single daughter; Elsbeth Zimmermann, the Amman’s single daughter of here; Anna Sägessman, the kilchmeyer’s [church administrator] single daughter in the Grund p. 246 Daniel, 1792. Sponsors: Christen Sägessmann the kirchemeyer in the Grund, the mother’s father; Johannes Zimmermann the father’s brother, a schoolboy, the representative, his father Jacob Zimmermann, Ammann; Anna Jaussi, Christen Sägesmann’s wife from here, at the Muhli p. 267 Jacob, 1795. Sponsors: Christen Megert the painter in the Schwarzmoos; Melcher Krebs in the Schwarzmoos; Susanna Megert, the deceased Christian’s single daughter from here p. 277 Jacob, 1796. Sponsors: Christen Megert the painter in the Schwarzmoos; Melcher Krebs in the Schwarzmoos; Susanna Megert, the deceased Christian’s single daughter from here p. 294 Johannes, 1798. Sponsors: Melcher Wenger, Christen’s single son at Stuffenbühl; Christian Megert in Bählersbühl; Elsbeth Stüby the father’s sister p. 304 Elisabeth, 1799. Sponsors: Melcher Wenger Christen’s single son; Elisabeth Zimmermann, Christen Stübi’s wife, sister of the father; Elsbeth Pölen, Christian’s single daughter at Riggisberg p. 326 Johannes, 1802. Sponsors: Christian Tanner from Blatsch [Plötsch], church Thurnen; Benedicht Wenger in Seupetibühl; Elsbeth Krebs, Melchior’s single daughter in the Metlen 7. Wattenwil 1834-1875 death register, FHL microfilm 2,005,823. p. 14 Elizabeth Stübi, born Zimmermann, 1835, age 46. p. 65 Daniel, 1845, "Jacob's son," age 78. p. 68 Christian, 1846, "Christian's son," age 58. 8. Cemetery inscriptions, Ragersville Cemetery, Tuscarawas Co., OH. Photos taken in 1982. Daniel Zimmerman age 51y 11m 5d Johannes Zimmerman age 68y 7mo 26d Anna Habegger 1826-1903 9. John S. Zimmerman headstone, Hiawatha Cem., Brown Co., KS. 10. Wattenwil 1803-1826 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,821. p. 229 Johannes, 1823. Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, the father’s brother in Schwarzmoos; Christian Greber in Kienthal, church Reichenbach [husband of the mother's sister]; Elisabeth Wenger of Forst p. 249 Elisabeth, 1824. Sponsors: Christen Krebs the Obman’s (Chairman) son of here, in Gibbel; Magdalena Zimmermann, daughter of the gericht stalhalter of here; Anna Greber, born Wenger, of Kienthal, church Richenbach [sister of the mother] p. 267 Anna, 1825. Sponsors: Daniel Zimmermann, the father’s brother, aged greichtsur at Schwarzmoos; Elisabeth Zimmermann, born Schmid, wife of Christen Zimmermann the greichtsur at Schwarzmoos; Barbara Künuzi, born Hadorn, wife of Johannes Künuzi in Hoof p. 290 Anna, 1826. Sponsors: Christen Hänni, Christen’s son at Langenbühl; Anna Wenger, Christen’s daughter at Langenbühl; Elisabeth Zimmermann, born Schmid, at Schwarzmoos 11. Wattenwil 1827-1848 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,821. p. 16 Jacob, 1828. Sponsors: Daniel Zimmermann, alt gerichtsur, the father’s brother; Christen Künuzi, the Schmitt, Christen’s son from here; Anna Wenger, housewife from and living at Forst p. 41 Maria, 1829. Sponsors: Rudolf Sägessemann from here, the Stallbrecht in Bern; Elisabeth Künutzi, Hans daughter from Buchholterberg, at Burgistein; Anna Zimmermann, Daniel’s wife from here, not present, represented through Anna Wenger from Forst p. 65 Christian, 1830. Sponsors: Hans Wenger, the mother’s brother presently at Neus; Christian Berger the organist from here; Susanna Krebs, Christian Zimmermann’s wife from here, at Heimenried 12. "Kirchenbuch der Ersten Hochdeutsch-Reformierten Gemeinde zu Ragersville, Tuscarawas, Co., Ohio," (now United Church of Christ, Ragersville), Title page, p. 54 (register left side-births), p. 55 (register right side-baptisms). 13. Tuscarawas Co., OH marriages. FHL microfilm 0,890,364. 4:163 John Zimmerman-Magdalena Zimmerman 4:278 Christian Kreps-Mary Zimmerman 5:177 Christian Graff-Elisabeth Zimmerman 5:237 William Travis-Susan Zimmerman 5:266 Elias Zimmerman-Anna Blatter 5:294 David Zimmerman-Elisabeth Coppersmith 5:332 Gottlieb Zimmerman-Catharine A. Zimmerman FHL microfilm 0,890,365. 6:252 Samuel Zimmerman-Sarah J. Arion 6:350 Daniel B. Zimmerman-Saloma Buhlman 7:43 John Hobegger-Anna Zimmerman 7:50 Dr. B. W. Chapman-Kate Zimmerman 14. George Zimmerman death certificate, Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1911, cert. #5840, FHL microfilm 1,952,772. [birth given as 3 Nov. 1834] 15. Tuscarawas Co., OH death records, FHL microfilm 0,890,362. 1:18, entry 781, John, age 70 from strangulant rupture. 3:65, Mary Krebs, age 72-10-26. 16. Maxine Renner Eberle, The Ragersville Ohio Cemetery, (Sugarcreek, OH: The Ragersville Historical Society, 1978). 17. Maxine Renner Eberle, Church Book of the First German-Reformed Congregation in Ragersville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, (Sugarcreek, OH: The Ragersville Historical Society, 1986). Death register: p. 56 Christian son of Johannes and Elisabth, age 19 years, 11 months, 13 days. p. 59 Johannes age 68-7-26. p. 136 Anna Habegger, nee Zimmerman age 76-9-28 18. Summit Co., OH death records 3:316, FHL microfilm 0,900,949. 19. Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Death Record Clay County 1882-1920 inclusive, (no location: by author, 1940). 20. Maxine Renner Eberle, Church Record Book of the First German Reformed Congregation in Shanesville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, (no location: no publisher, 1981), 46. 21. Andrew Co., MO marriage records A:295, FHL microfilm 1,006,183. 22. Coshocton Co, Ohio death records 1:225, FHL microfilm 0,895,284. 23. J. Zimmerman headstone, Kelso Cem., Morris Co., KS 24. Elias Zimmerman headstone, Hiawatha Cem., Brown Co., KS 25. Mary Graf Machan, History of the Zimmerman Family (OH: Zimmerman Family Association, 1915). 26. Daniel B. Zimmerman obituary, newspaper unknown, photocopy in my possession. 27. Letter from Nell (ZIMMERMAN) MYNATT to Bessie (AMY) ZIMMERMAN, in my possession. 28. William H. Zimmerman household, 1900 Bent Co., Colorado census, p. 289B. 29. William Zimmerman to Martha Tucker, Whitley Co., IN marriage records 3:231, FHL microfilm 1,710,720. 30. Martha E. Zimmerman plaintiff, Colorado Divorce Records index, Colo. Division of Vital Statistics, alphabetical by plaintiff, FHL microfilm 1,690,171. 31. W. H. Zimmerman death certificate, New Mexico Department of Health, cert. 03155. 32. Record of births written by Grace (ZIMMERMAN) LEWIS, photocopy in my possession. Note: No record was kept of the family's births, and the siblings later disagreed among themselves as to years of birth. Dates given in text are believed most likely from combination of this record, #28, and #27. None was probably entirely correct, as this record had William (1889) and Ed (1890) born 4 months apart. #28 had Harry (1895) and Florence (1896) born 7 months apart 33. Bent Co., Colo. death records, courthouse, Las Animas, Colorado. 34. Obituary, "La Junta Tribune Democrat." 35. Zimmerman-Amy marriage certificate, Syracuse, Hamilton Co., KS. In my possession. 36. Bent Co., Colo marriage records, Las Animas, Colorado. A:119 Lewis-Zimmerman A:128 Jones-Zimmerman A:130 Shoemaker-Zimmerman A:239 Zimmerman-Ottinger A:277 Hopkins-Zimmerman B:54 Mynatt-Zimmerman, Nell 37. Obituary, "Bent County Democrat," Las Animas, Colorado. 38. Inscription, Las Animas Cemetery, Las Animas, Bent Co., Colorado. 39. Interview with Rachel (Ottinger) Zimmerman, Canon City, Colo., 1974. 40. Colorado Marriage Index, Colo. Division of Vital Statistics, alphabetical by groom. Ephraim Lewis-Grace Zimmerman, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,680,100. Oscar Jones-Dora Zimmerman, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,690,094. Charles Shoemaker-Emma H. Zimmerman, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,690.133. Wm. G. Zimmerman-Rachel Ottinger, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,690,152. Edward F. Zimmerman-Ollie May Mynatt, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,690,152. Gale C. White-Alice Zimmmerman, at Pueblo, FHL microfilm 1,690,148. John D. Hopkins-Florence Zimmerman, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,690,089. John William Mynatt-Nelle Mildred Zimmerman, at Las Animas, FHL microfilm 1,690,114. 41. Alice Nickell Remembrance Card, Chapel of Memories Mortuary, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 42. Cemetery records, Treasurer's Office, Bent Co., Colo. courthouse. Note: "Oca" was listed as a "reburial" in 1905. 43. Rootsweb, California Death Records, 1940-1997. 44. Information from granddaughter Nellie (Cunningham) Robinson, Enid, OK. 45. Clay Co., Ind. marriage records 2:411, David H. Connell-Mattie Zimmerman. 46. Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Death Record, Allen County, 1896-1920 Inclusive, (no location: by author, 1938), FHL microfilm 1,266,725, item 6. 47. Mattie Connell headstone, Hillcrest Cem., Kosciusko Co., Ind. 48. Fay L. Smith Arellano, Arizona Territorial Marriages, Navajo County 1895-1912, (Mesa, AZ: Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, 2001). 49. Polk Co., Oregon marriage records. John William Mynatt and Arta B. Dobbins married 13 Sep. 1949 at Jordan Catholic Church, Lynn County. 50. Jessie M. Erwin household, 1900 Navajo Co., AZ census, p. 64A. 51. Ellen Addington, WorldConnect Gedcom, citing obituary in "Star." 52. Julius Billeter, "Genealogical Notes on Zimmerman Family of Wattenwil", FHL microfilm 0,193,488. 53. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Amsoldingen, Canton Bern, Switzerland, CD. (Rockport, ME: Pricton Press, 2005) Book 10 p. 61 Zimmermann of Wattenwil, Christen's son and Wenger of Forst, the deceased altchorrichter Christen's daughter Announcement Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9; married 14 Mar. Wattenwil 54. Mary Krebs headstone, Ragersville Cem., Ragersville, Tuscarawas Co., OH 55. Geo. Zimmerman headstone, Maple Grove Cem., Dover, Tuscarawas Co., OH 56. Kate Chapman headstone, Ragersville Cem., Ragersville, Tuscarawas Co., OH 57. Daniel B. Zimmerman headstone, El Reno Cem., El Reno, Canadian Co.,, OK 58. William Zimmerman headstone, Lakeside Cem., Canon City, Fremont Co., Colo. 59. Gaile Lessie Zimmerman, California Death Index 1940-1997. 60. Mrs. Dora Jones obituary, Las Animas Leader, 9 September 1904 issue. 61. Mrs. Emma H. Shoemaker obituary, Las Animas Leader, 30 November 1906 issue. 62. World War I draft registration, Charles Royal Shoemaker.

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