John Zimmerman

3 October 1820–16 November 1908 (Age 88)
Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Zimmerman was born on 3 October 1820, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, George Gottlieb Zimmermann, was 39 and his mother, Christina Juliana Hoke, was 21. He married Harriet Laura Lamb on 21 September 1850, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 16 November 1908, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Zimmerman
Harriet Laura Lamb
Marriage: 21 September 1850
George Erastus Zimmerman
Harriet Abigail Zimmerman
Louisa Emmeline Zimmerman
Margaret Laura Zimmerman
Polly Ann Zimmerman
Elizabeth Zimmerman
Juliana Zimmerman
John Lamb Zimmerman
Suel James Zimmerman
Jacob Henry Zimmerman
Robert Wilson Zimmerman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1850Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 12
    The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 25
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Zimmermann , and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    John ZIMMERMAN by Margaret Z BUSHMAN

    By his daughter, Margaret Z. Bushman, November 12, 1931. John Zimmerman, a pioneer who lived in Lehi for 56 years, was born October 3, 1820, in Washington County, Maryland. He was the son of Georg …

    Sources (62)

    • Jno Zimmerman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Zimmerman in entry for Suel James Zimmerman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Zimmerman, "United States Census, 1900"

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