John Adam Zimmerman

John Adam Zimmerman

Death 8 Feb 1917 (aged 89)
Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Burial Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 8, Lot 47, Zimmerman Family Plot
Memorial ID 124857019 View Source

Death Certificates
Marriage Records

John Adam & Eliza married 3 Jul 1850 (John Adam was age 22 and Eliza 16) in Plainfield, Union Co, New Jersey, and had 14 children:

Albert R. Zimmerman
22 May 1854 NJ - 4 Jul 1930 KS ae 76
married with 5 known children
bu: Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove, Morris Co, KS

Maggie Jane (Zimmerman) Clemons
1 Jan 1856 NJ - 6 Jul 1933 KS ae 77
married with 7 known children
bu: Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Ellsworth Co, KS

Ida E. (Zimmerman) Hendricks
9 Oct 1859 NJ - 1 Mar 1937 IL ae 77
married with 4 known children
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL

Simeon Zimmerman
1861 NJ or IL
died after 8 Feb 1917 because named in his father's obituary

About 1861/2 the family moved to the Mason Co, Illinois area.

Wynona May 'Nona' (Zimmerman) Mills
3 Feb 1863 IL - 31 Aug 1935 IL ae 72
married with 1 known child
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL

Frank Albert Zimmerman
8 Aug 1865 IL - 16 Dec 1935 ae 70
married with 4 known children
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL

Caroline E. 'Carrie' (Zimmerman) Bedwell
13 Jul 1867 IL - 3 Apr 1946 IL ae 78
married with no children
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL

George W. Zimmerman
22 Jul 1869 IL - 28 Oct 1931 IL ae 62
married with 2 known children
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL

Daniel D. Zimmerman
1871 IL - 26 Jan 1880 IL ae 8
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL
(discrepancy: family plot not purchased until Jan 1881)

Mattie Lulicia (Zimmerman) McCurdy
19 Jan 1873 IL - 23 Dec 1848 IL ae 75
married with 6 children
bu: Elkville Cemetery, Elkville, Jackson Co, IL

About 1875 the family relocated to Taylorville, Illinois.

Walter H. Zimmerman
23 Jan 1877 IL - 31 Oct 1893 ae 16
bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL

12. unknown
13. unknown
14. unknown

John Adam was age 89 when he passed away from pneumonia.

Breeze Courier Death Notices
Taylorville, Christian Co, Illinois
February 1917


Pioneer Tailor, a Native of Germany,
Succumbs to Infirmaties of Old Age

John A. Zimmerman, pioneer mer-
chant tailor of this city, died at 7 o’-
clock this morning at the residence of
his daughter, Caroline, wife of J. W.
Bedwell, 804 West Franklin street of
the infirmities attending advanced
years, aged 89 years, 2 months and 13

The funeral services will be held at
the Baptist church Saturday afternoon
at 2:30, the pastor, Rev. Spindler, of-
ficiating. Interment in Oak Hill ceme-
tery. Those desiring to view the re-
mains may do so between the hours
of three and five tomorrow afternoon.

John A. Zimmerman was born in
Henorstead, Germany, Nov. 26, 1827.
In 1842, when but 15 years of age, he
emigrated to the United States and
was shortly afterwards bound out to a
tailor for the purpose of learning the
trade. His early life in this country
was spent at Plainsfield, New Jersey,
and it was here in 1850 that he was
united in marriage to Miss Eliza M.
Drake, who departed this life in this
city Feb. 22, 1904. In 1861 he moved
with his family to Mason City in this
state, where he opened a tailor shop.
In 1875 he moved to this city and had
since resided here. While in this city
he conducted a tailoring establish-
ment until incapacitated by old age a
number of years ago. During his long
married life, 14 children came to bless
the union, five passing away in early
life. The survivors are,
Albert Zimmerman of Council Grove, Kan.;
Maggie Clemens of Elsworth, Kan.;
Ida Hendricks of this city;
Simeon Zimmerman of this city;
Mrs. E. T. Mills, of this city;
Frank Zimmerman of this city;
George W. Zimmerman of Stonington;
Mrs. G. E. McCurdy of Benton.
He is also survived by 25 grand and
12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Zimmerman was a lifelong mem-
ber of the Baptist church and with
Mrs. Zimmerman in her lifetime was
active in the affairs of the church in
this city. He was an honorable and
upright citizen and his cheerful disp-
sition and kindly nature was always
evident even to the last days of his life.



1827 - 1917