Zimmerman & Zimmermann Surnames in Wisconsin

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This site is designed for people researching the Zimmerman or Zimmermann surname in the state of Wisconsin.   The surname database has been created in order to share information.   You are welcome to view the database and you are invited to submit names of Zimmerman or Zimmermann ancestors you are searching. The site also strives to pool resources found regarding these surnames, such as the material listed in the Index below.

If you know of other sites that would be helpful to this research, or have suggestions for this page,  please contact me.   Your comments and ideas are appreciated.  If you find any script errors or broken links, please let me know.



Wisconsin Zimmerman Homepages & Other Links

General Zimmerman/Zimmermann & Wisconsin Resources

Zimmerman & Zimmermann


Information on this site has been collected from
a number of sources.  With this in mind,
please remember that the data has not been verified
and is susceptible to human error.


Civil War Records at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum - The WVM has compiled a database of Wisconsin soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Find out how to search the database. At a later date I will be posting Zimmerman and Zimmermann entries from the database, as well as information from pension indexes, on this site.

Recording of Land Patent Records - Land patents registered for Zimmerman, Zimerman, & Zimmermann between 1820 and 1908 in the state of Wisconsin. Linked to Bureau of Land Management site.

Some Pioneer Families of Wisconsin: An Index, edited by Betty Patterson, published by the Bicentennial Project of Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1977. Includes four individuals whose early residence has been authenticated by the society. A fifth individual has been included from the 1987 supplement.

Partial 1910 Marathon County Federal Census Index - Mary Beth Fay is compiling an online index for this census. She has already completed the townships of Berlin, Brokaw Village, Eau Pleine, Hamburg, Kronenwetter, Maine, Norrie, Rib Falls, Stettin, & Texas Township, Wausau- 1st Ward & 2nd Ward. The underlined entries have Zimmerman or Zimmermann listings.


Philip William Zimmermann and Anna Margarethe Buettner
Langenbach, Hesse-Nassau, Germany ---> Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, WI
Richard Herbert Zimmermann's Family Tree & History details the history of Philip William and Margarethe Zimmermann and their family, which immigrated to the United States settling in Wauwatosa, WI, in 1852.

Caspar Zimmermann and Elspeth Scheisser
Schwaende, Canton Glarus, Switzerland --> Ahnapee Township, Kewaunee County, WI
Ron Heuer's Wisconsin Genealogy Site includes special pages for the Zimmermann, Schlender, Scheisser, Beard, Pawlitzki, and Heuer family names. His ancestor Caspar Zimmermann emigrated to Wisconsin in the 1850s. The Zimmermann page includes seven generations in Switzerland dating back to Heinrich Zimmermann, who was born about 1592.

Gottfried Friedrich Zimmermann & Dorothea "Caroline" Thieme
Brandenburg, Prussia ---> Town Wilson, Sheboygan County, WI
Visit Dana Kiehl's family web site for detailed information regarding Gottfried and "Caroline" Zimmermann and their descendants. Anyone researching Sheboygan County may want to take a look at these pioneer settlers of Town Wilson, and their numerous descendants. Gottfried and Caroline settled in Wilson in 1848.

Isaac W. Zimmerman & Elizabeth Drumm
Columbia Co, PA ---> Green County, WI
Dori Coplien has the book "The Descendants of Isaac W. Zimmerman". She has offered to do look ups for researchers tracing Zimmerman ancestors in Green County. Dori is currently transcribing the book into GEDCOM format. A link to Dori's GEDCOM, which will include additional generations and represents over twenty years of research, will be posted when the files are uploaded.

Wisconsin Zimmerman Homepages & Other Links:

Zimmerman/Bowe Family Page - Part of the Family Ties web site.  A page devoted to my husband's ancestors, William F. Zimmerman/n & Bridget Bowe, and their descendants. The surname database and this page were created in their memory. Updated February 2001 to reflect new findings in research, including new page for William's parents, Gottfried and Caroline Thieme Zimmermann, obituary for William's mother and family photographs.

The Blindauer's of Wisconsin Home Page - Site includes a database of over 7,100 names, including an extensive listing of the Zimmermann surname. Debie coordinates several sites including the Sheboygan GenWeb site, Calumet County's WIGenWeb Page, and the Purple Heart Veteran Database, a site which honors her dad, Bernard W. Horn, and other recipients of this prestigious award. List includes a large number of Sheboygan natives.

Rob Bowe's family website, Boweweb, focuses on a number of families who emigrated from Pommern, Prussia, settling in Dodge County, Wisconsin. Some of these early pioneer families include: Bowe, Christian, Dobberphul, and Zimmermann. Among the photographs on the site, are pictures of Michael Zimmermann and Maria "Friederike" Charlotte Kuehl and some of their descendants. Database contributor, Merlin Horn, submitted the entry for Michael and "Friederike".

General Zimmerman/Zimmermann & Wisconsin Resources:

RootsWeb Zimmerman & Zimmermann Mailing Lists - General mailing lists for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Zimmerman/n surnames, regardless of time period or location. It's easy to join either of the lists:
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Click the list name for the "mail-to" window to pop up and type just the single word "subscribe" in the body of the message (no quotation marks). Do not include a Subject.

RootsWeb also offers message boards for the Zimmerman and Zimmermann surnames.

Zimmerman Family Genealogy Forum - Genforum provides web space for specific surname postings. This list is for the Zimmerman surname and all of its obvious variations worldwide. It is not limited to one geographic location.  Search through current and past postings and/or leave your own message.

Wisconsin GenWeb site - Offers various links for research in the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Mailing Lists - Find a complete listing of RootsWeb mailing lists for the state of Wisconsin.

New!   We're Coming to America Message Board: Zimmerman - Dori Coplien has created a series of message boards relating to her genealogical research. Topics of particular interest include the Zimmerman/n surname, as well as county, cemetery & obituary information for Rock County, WI, and Green County, WI. Check out the main index page for a summary of all message boards included.

Links to "Family Ties" are welcome and appreciated,
however, if you wish to reproduce any portion of this site,
text or graphics, please contact me first.