George W. Zinn

George W. Zinn

Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Jan 1900 (aged 65)
Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 38200702 · View Source
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George W. Zinn, a prominent citizen of Newport, died last Saturday morning, after an illness covering two or more years, from Bright's disease. He was aged about 65 years, and leaves a wife and one daughter, Effie V., now Mrs. John Vaughan, of Harrisburg.

George W. Zinn was the son of George and Eliza (Hartzell) Zinn and was born December 6, 1834. His ancestors came from Holland. Joseph and Elizabeth (Snavely) Zinn, his grandparents, were natives of Lebanon county, and died in Perry county. Their son George Zinn, was born near Cornwall, Pa., and came with his parents to Perry county. He was a farmer, and conducted saw and grist-mills. He died in 1842. His wife died at the age of seventy-five. Their chldren were; Joseph; John H.; George W.; Levi; William and Margaret.

George W. Zinn was educated in the public schools and in the Cumberland Valley Institute, and was for many years a teacher. In 1859, he went to Pike's Peak on a prospecting tour. In 1861, Mr. Zinn enlisted in Company H, Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, as corporal, and served until September 18, 1864, when his term expired. On his return, he opened a livery stable in Newport. In 1866, Mr. Zinn was appointed Deputy Internal Revenue Assessor, and held the office until 1870, still continuing his livery business He served as justice of the peace for ten years, and has served since then as notary public; he was also an attorney in the Pension Department, as claim agent. An insurance agency was a branch of his business. Mr. Zinn was Democrat.

George W. Zinn was married in 1866 to Annie Mary, daughter of J.D. Hight; they have one child, Effie Viola. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Taken from the Peoples Advocate & Press, January 17, 190


In 1860, he was living with his mother in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania. Then a teacher by occupation, he stood 5' 11" tall and had light hair and blue eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Newport August 20, 1861, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg September 19 as a private with Co. H, 47th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged at term's end September 18, 1864, at Berryville, Virginia.

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