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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JAMES M. ZIMMERMAN, one of Lynnville’s best and most reliable merchants, is one in a family of six children born to the marriage to Daniel Zimmerman and Letitia Clinton. His father immigrated from South Carolina to Gibson County, this State, at a very early day, and from there removed to Lynnville, this county, in about 1839 or 1840, where he married our subject’s mother, she being a native of Warrick County. Previous to this time Mr. Zimmerman had been once married, and was also married after his second wife’s death. Here they resided within the county’s border many years, and by upright and courteous conduct won the esteem of a wide circle of friends. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Zimmerman died September 3, 1862. Mr. Zimmerman was three times married, and died February 16, 1884. James M. Zimmerman was born March 28, 1848, and in youth sectored a good common school education, which he afterward completed by a thorough course at the Evansville Commercial College. March 31, 1870, he wedded Pernina Fowler, and to their union five children were born, only the following named now living: Charles M., Adolphus and Ralph. During life Mr. Zimmerman has turned his attention almost exclusively to mercantile pursuits, at which he is at present engaged. He began, after leaving college, as a partner in his father’s store, but is now transacting business alone. He is a Republican, a Mason of the Royal Arch degree and an Odd Fellow. Mrs. Zimmerman belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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