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
include:
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.
Elsbeth ZIMMERMAN1

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. 1728;4
3. Daniel ZIMMERMANN bap. 21 Dec. 1731;4
4. Christian ZIMMERMANN bap. 7 Sep. 1738;4

Jacob ZIMMERMANN and Anna MESSERLI had children bap. at Wattenwil:
1. Christian ZIMMERMANN bap. 10 Aug. 1760;6 d. 23 May 1761;3
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. 1772;3
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 1782;3
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 1795;3

Christian ZIMMERMANN and Susanna SÄGESSEMANN had children bap. at 
   Wattenwil:
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
   Wattenwil7
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 
   Wattenwil3
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. Middlebury 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
half-brothers:27
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.,
    Colo.37
11. Alice Leona ZIMMERMAN b. 1 Jan. 189327,28 Las Animas; m.1. Gale C. WHITE
    1 June 1911;40 m.2. George L. NICKELL41,64 29 Apr. 1954;63 d. 15 Dec. 1977
    Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colo., cremated41,64
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, Switzerland, Wattenwil Book 1, 1659-1752. Hans Zimmerman-Anna Bäler, 1659, p. 255 Hans Zimmerman-Barbara von Niderhüseren, p. 257. Abraham Zimmerman-Elsbeth Zimmerman, p. 272. Daniel Zimmerman-Elsbeth Beler, 1724, p. 292 2. Wattenwil Book 1, 1659-1752. p. 8 Anna Zimmerman, 1662. Sponsors: Bendicht Mässerli, Bendichtli Wenger, Elsbeth Kisling p. 28 Bendicht Zimmerman, 1664. Sponsors: Bendicht Magerdt, Christen Kislig, Elsbehdt Masserli p. 95 Verena Zimmerman, 1674. Sponsors: Melcher Bäler, Barbara Zimmermann, Christina Roth. p. 133 Christina von Niderhüseren, 1680. Sponsors: Abraham Zimmerman, Elsbehdt ----, Christina Brönniman p. 171 Abraham Zimmerman, 1685. Sponsors: Emanuel Bitgi, Hans Bäler, Anna Zimmerman. p. 179 Elsbeth Zimmerman, 1686. Sponsors: Jacob Rubin, Pastor, Elsbeth Tönen, Anna Tshcaggannÿ. p. 183 Anna Zimmerman, 1688. Sponsors: Daniel Kislig, Anni Bäler, Elsbeth Kislig. p. 187 Christen Zimmerman, 1689. Sponsors: Ulrich Zimmerman Christen Schneider, Barbli Tschäppeler. p. 193 Barbara Zimmerman, 1691. Sponsors: the miller Mo-----, Barbara Trachsel, Anni Kappeler. p. 198 Daniel Zimmerman, 1693. Sponsors: Daniel Bäler, Felix Zimmerman, Elsi Krebs. p. 207 Heinrich Zimmerman, 1696. Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, Christen Stucki, Madle Brönniman p. 222 Hans Zimmerman, 1700 Sponsors: Hans Zimmerman, Ulli Bäler, Madle Saurer p. 238 Abraham Kislig, 1704. Sponsors: Abraham Zimmerman, Abraham Marckdalor, Elsbeth Zimmerman. 3. Wattenwil Book 11, 1752-1833 death register. p. 8 Christen Zimmerman, 1761, d. 23 May; buried 25 May; age 9 months. p. 21 Elsbeth Zimmerman, 1772, the Amman's child, 8 days old, buried 19th. p. 22 Anna Zimmerman, 1772, Jacob the Amman's child, "age 14 days" (sic); bur. 15th p. 32 Anna Zimmermann, 1782, Jacob, the Amman's child, age 4 years, 9 months; bur. 27th p. 37 Daniel Zimmerman, 1785, "the present Ammanns father", bur. 26th; age 93 years p. 47 Elisabeth Zimmermann, 1792, daughter of Christian the Amman's son im grund, age 18 months, bur. 20th. p. 51 Johannes Zimmermann, the Amman's son, bur. 16th; age 13 years, 8 months. p. 53 Jacob Zimmermann, 1796, son of Christen the Amman's son im Schwarzmoos, bured 29th; age 10 months. p. 68 Elisabeth Zimmermann, 1804, Christen im Schwarzmoos's daughter, age 4 years, 8 months. p. 70 Jacob Zimmermann, 1805, alt Amman, age 80 years, 1 month, from consumption p. 147 Jacob Zimmermann, 1822, age 25 years, 2 months, died 21 June im Schwarzmoos from tuberculosis; bur. 24th p. 158 Christen Zimmermann, 1824, age 60 yr, 3 mo., 15 days from tuberculosis p. 168 Anna Zimmermann, 1826, Johannes daughter, age 8 months, 8 days, d. 14th; bur. 14th 4. Wattenwil Book 2 1707-1752 baptismal register. p. 57 Jacob Zimmerman, 1725, Sponsors: Jacob Tribolel assistant minister, Hans Megert, Anna Grytte Rubin p. 68 Barbara Zimmermann, 1728. Sponsors: Abraham Kislig, Barbara Bäler, Barbara Trachsel p. 86 Daniel Zimmerman, 1731. Sponsors: Daniel Zimmerman, Daniel Jaussi, Anna Trachsel p. 117 Christen Zimmerman, 1738. Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, Daniel Bäler, Mrs. Margaritha Veronica Kuentzi 5. Wattenwil Book 9 1752-1828 marriage register. p. 7 Jacob Zimmerman of Wattenwil-Anna Mässerli of Burgistein, Church Thurnen p. 16 Jacob Zimmermannn the Amman of here- Elsbth Zimmermann of here p. 22 Christen Zimmermann the Amman's son of here- Susanna Sägessemann the Sekelmeister's daughter im grund p. 28 Daniel Zimmermann the Amman's son of here- Anna Sägessemann the kirchmeyer's daughter im grund p. 33 Christen Stübi, Christen the S----'s son of here- Elsbeth Zimmermann, the alter Amman's daughter of here p. 48 Christen Zimmermann of here, Christen's son im Schwarzmoos- Anna Bähler of here, Melchior the Chorrichter's daughter p. 51 Daniel Zimmermann, Christen's son, the Schmid of here- Maria Bähler, Melchior the Chorrichter's daughter of here p. 71 Christian Zimmermann, Christen's [son] im Schwarzmoos (widower of Anna Bähler, deceased)- Elisbeth Schmid, widow of Hans Nussbaum, deceased of Lohnstorf, residing at Forst p. 75 Johannes Zimmermann, Christian's son of here im Schwarzmoos- Elisabeth Wenger, daughter of Christen the Chorrichter, deceased, of and residing in Forst 6. Wattenwil Book 3 1752-1802 baptismal register. p. 40 Christian, 1760. Father: Jacob Zimmerman, Trüllmeister, Daniel's son of here. Mother: Anna Mässerli of Burgistein 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. Parents: Jacob Zimmerman, Anna Messerli 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. Father: Jacob Zimmermann, Amman Mother: Anna Messerli of Burgistein Sponsors: Samuel Hyser from -?-; Peter Rolf from -?-; Zusanna Riem from Kilchdorf [Kirchdorf, half sister of the mother] p. 103 Anna, 1772. Father: Jacob Zimmermann, Amman Mother Anna Grünig of Burgistein Sponsors: Emanuel Schneider from -?-; Elsbeth Grünig from Burgistein; Rosina Riem from Kilchdorf [Kirchdorf, half sister of the mother] Elsbeth, 1772. Sponsors: Daniel Bäler from here, Weibel; Elsbeth Bäler, Daniel’s daughter at L------; Maria Bäler, Christen Stubi’s widow p. 130 Anna, 1777. Father: Jacob Zimmermann, Amman Mother: Elsbeth Zimmermann Sponsors: Christen Zimmermann; Anna Zimmermann, Melcher Kreb's wife; Elsbeth Jaussi p. 136 Elisabeth, 1779. Father: Jacob Zimmermann, Amman Mother: Elsbeth Zimmermann Sponsors: Daniel Zimmerman the mother's brother; Elsbeth Bäler, Daniel’s daughter; Elsbeth Hagi, the Doctor's -?- wife p. 154 Johannes, 1781. Father: Jacob Zimmerman, Amman Mother: Elsbeth Zimmerman 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. Father: Christen Zimmermann, Amman's son Susanna Sägessmann, Sekelmeiseter's daughter im grund Sponsors: Daniel Zimmermann the father's single brother; Christen Sägessmann, the mother’s brother; Anna Sägessmann, the mother’s single sister p. 206 Christian, 1788. Father: Christen Zimmermann, Amman's son Mother: Susanna Sägessman, the Chorrichter's daughter im grund Sponsors: Christian Sägessman of the Mühli, the mother’s brother; Daniel Zimmermann, the father’s single brother; Anna Sägessman, the mother’s single sister p. 225 Elisabeth, 1790. Father: Christen Zimmermann, Amman's son of here Mother: Susanna Sägessman, the Chorrichter's daughter im grund Sponsors: Christen Zimmermann, the deceased Christen’s single son, the miller; Barbara Wenger, Christian in Stauffenbühl single daughter; Elsbeth Zimmermann, the Amman’s single daughter of here; Anna Sägessman, the kilchmeyer’s single daughter in the Grund p. 246 Daniel, 1792. Father: Christen Zimmerman, Amman's son, Schwarzmoo Mother: Susanna Sägessmann Sponsors: Christen Sägessmann the kirchemeyer im grund, the mother’s father; Johannes Zimmermann the father’s brother, a schoolboy, the representative, his father Jacob Zimmermann, Ammann; Anna Jaussi, Christen Sägessmann’s wife of here, at the Muhli p. 267 Jacob, 1795. Father: Christen Zimmermann, Amman's son im Schwarzmoos Mother: Susanna Sägessmann 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. Father: Christen Zimmemann im Schwarzmoos Mother: Susanna Sägessemann 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. Father: Christen Zimmermann im Schwarzmoos Mother: Susanna Sägessemann Sponsors: Melcher Wenger, Christen’s single son im Stauffenbühl; Christian Megert im Bählersbühl; Elsbeth Stüby the father’s sister p. 304 Elisabeth, 1799. Father: Christain Zimmerman im Schwarzmoos Mother: Susanna Sägessemann 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. Father: Christian Zimmermann im Schwarzmoos Mother: Susanna Sägessemann Sponsors: Christian Tanner from Blatsch [Plötsch], church Thurnen; Benedicht Wenger in Staufenbühl; Elsbeth Krebs, Melchior’s single daughter in the Metlen 7. Wattenwil Book 12 1834-1875 death register. p. 14 Elizabeth Stübi, born Zimmermann, 1835, age 46, bur. 26 Aug. p. 65 Daniel, 1845, Jacob's son of here, a widower age 78, bur. 3 Sep. p. 68 Christian, 1846, Christian's son of here, age 58, bur. 12 June. 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 Book 4 1803-1826 baptismal register. p. 229 Johannes, 1823. Father: Johannes Zimmerman, Christin's son of here, living in Hoof Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, daughter of the deceased Chorrichter Christian of Forst Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, the father’s brother im Schwarzmoos; Christian Greber in Kienthal, church Reichenbach [husband of the mother's sister]; Elisabeth Wenger of Forst p. 249 Elisabeth, 1824. Johannes Zimmermann, the deceased Christen's son here im Hoof. Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, daughter of the deceased Christen of Forst Sponsors: Christen Krebs the Obman’s son of here im 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. Father: Johannes Zimmermann, the deceased Christen's son of here in Hoof. Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, the deceased Christen's daughter of Forst Sponsors: Daniel Zimmermann, the father’s brother, aged gericht at Schwarzmoos; Elisabeth Zimmermann, born Schmid, wife of Christen Zimmermann the gericht at Schwarzmoos; Barbara Künuzi, born Hadorn, wife of Johannes Künuzi im Hoof p. 290 Anna, 1826. Father: Johannes Zimmermann, the deceased Christen's son of her im Hoof. Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, the deceased Christen's daughter of Forst Sponsors: Christen Hänni, Christen’s son at Langenbühl; Anna Wenger, Christen’s daughter at Langenbühl; Elisabeth Zimmermann, born Schmidt, at Schwarzmoos 11. Wattenwil Book 5 1827-1848 baptismal register. p. 16 Jacob, 1828. Father: Johannes Zimmermann, the deceased Christen's son of here im Hoof. Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, the deceased Christen's daughter of Forst Sponsors: Daniel Zimmermann, alt gericht, 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. Father: Johannes Zimmermann, the deceased Christian's son of here im Hof. Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, the deceased Christian's daughter of Forst Sponsors: Rudolf Sägessemann from here, the Stallbrecht in Bern; Elisabeth Künutzi, from Buchholterberg, at Burgistein; Anna Zimmermann, Daniel’s wife from here, not present, represented through Anna Wenger from Forst p. 65 Christian, 1830. Father: Johannes Zimmermann, the deceased Christian's son from her; im Hof. Mother: Elisabeth Wenger, the deceased Christian's daughter from Forst 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. Susan Travis headstone, Middlebury Martz Cemetery, Clay Co., Indiana 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. 63. Adams Co., Washington, Marriage Certificate 1435. G. L. Nickels [signed Nickell] and Alice White 64. Alice Leona Nickell obituary, Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, 19 Dec. 1977, p. 4.

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