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Gustav Carl Zimmerman (1881-1918)
In July 1999 Gerald Zimmerman contacted Cheryl Baker regarding her relationship to Gustav Carl Zimmerman. He learned that Cheryl is also a great grandchild of Gustav.
Bridget Bowe Zimmerman (1842-1887)
Grace LaRayne and her good friend, Ruth Raczka, dressed as Wisconsin Women in 1999 for a neighborhood Fourth of July parade in Milwaukee. Grace went as her great-great-grandmother, Bridget Bowe Zimmerman. Later Ruth located the Zimmerman/Bowe family page after conducting an Internet search for Bridget. Grace is a descendant of Fred Zimmerman, eldest son of Bridget and Wilhelm F. "William" Zimmerman/n. Locating descendants of Fred Zimmerman & Ella Milbrot (Milbrath) was one of the main reasons I created the the Zimmerman/n database for Wisconsin.
Milbert Zimmerman (1896-1965)
Paula Frederick, another of Fred & Ella Zimmerman's descendants, contacted Karen Zimmerman in February 2000, after locating the database entry for Milbert Zimmerman. Milbert is the son of Fred & Ella Zimmerman, grandson of Wilhelm F. "William" Zimmerman/n and Bridget Bowe. It was very rewarding to make contact with another of Fred and Ella's descendants. Paula has updated the information for her great-grandfather, Milbert, and has added additional descendants.
Gottfried Zimmermann & Dorothea "Caroline" Thieme
Through the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, contributor Dana Kiehl recently confirmed her ties to Gottfried Zimmermann and Dorothea Caroline Thieme, originally from Brandenberg, Prussia. Gottfried and "Caroline" settled in Wilson Township, Sheboygan County, in the late 1840s. The research was detailed in the Sheboygan newspaper column, "Fading Genes".
After reading that newspaper article, contributor Debie Blindauer contacted Karen Zimmerman wondering if there was any connection between Gottfried & Caroline and Karen's entry, Wilhelm F. "William" Zimmerman/n. Dana also found similarities in the database and contacted Karen wondering if William might be Gottfried and Caroline's son, Friedrich Wilhelm August "William", born in 1837. After comparing notes, Dana and I found an interesting similarity: Dorothea "Caroline" Thieme Zimmermann's birthdate was 11 March 1805; family records for William list his mother, Caroline Unknown Maiden Name, as 11 March 1806. A check with the SCHRC did not provide concrete evidence, however, additional circumstantial ties tend to support the connection. Dana's tips have given me a new area to explore.
Dana Kiehl also contacted Bob Arndt regarding his entry for Wilhelm Emil Zimmermann. Dana was able to tie Wilhelm Emil to Gottfried and "Caroline". Wilhelm Emil is their grandson. He was the son of Christian Friedrich "Fred" Zimmermann and Christina Brehm. For more information regarding Gottfried Zimmermann and Dorothea "Caroline" Thieme, as well as their descendants, visit Dana Kiehl's web site.
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