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Rev Phillip Zahn
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1851
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Feb. 6, 1919
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Born in Morschheim, Pfalz, Bayern, the youngest of six children of Karl Dietrich Zahn and Anne Margarethe Angst (1807-1859), Philip emigrated to N. Y. on S.S. Atalanta on 25 Mar 1867 with brother John Dietrich Zahn.

He married Mary Malena Becker in 1876 in Milwaukee, WI. They had seven children.

Philip was licensed to preach in 1873 and ordained elder in Illinois Conference of the German Evangelical church in 1877. He served 8 parishes over his career, several of them country circuits, which meant he traveled by horse and buggy many miles back and forth and so was not home much. He championed the conservative branch of the church which retained the German language and other restrictive doctrines when the church 'ruptured' in 1890.

About 1900, retired, Philip and two other pastors began the Diversey Parkway Evangelical church at Diversey & Wilton in Chicago.

However, symptoms of grave illness surfaced and he was never able to serve there. The last 14 years of his life he was bedridden with Multiple Sclerosis. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Karl Dietrich Zahn (1805 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Malena Becker Zahn (1850 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  John Becker Zahn (1877 - 1945)*
  Edward Byrnhard Zahn (1879 - 1952)*
  Hulda B Zahn (1881 - 1958)*
  Roy B. Zahn (1882 - 1954)*
  Winifred Pearle Zahn Bergman (1888 - 1975)*
  Harry Dietrich Zahn (1889 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Zahn (1835 - 1911)*
  Johann Dietrich Zahn (1839 - 1916)*
  Peter Zahn (1841 - 1922)*
  Sophia Zahn Braun (1845 - 1871)*
  Philippine Zahn Knopp (1849 - 1931)*
  Phillip Zahn (1851 - 1919)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6633767
Rev Phillip Zahn
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Rev Phillip Zahn
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You devoted your life to an early part of the United Methodist church. We honor your faithfulness.
- Your family
 Added: Nov. 6, 2003
 
 
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