Biography of Henry Zimmer
Cook County, Il Biographies

HENRY ZIMMER, dealer in general merchandise, and Postmaster, came to Chicago in 1848, where he attended school three years. He moved to Blue Island in 1851 and clerked in a store until 1854. April 1, 1855, he opened a general store at Homewood, and taking charge of the post office in 1863. November 10, 1832, he was born in Hesse-Darmastadt. Germany, and in 1847 he came with his parents to the United States, who lived a year in Buffalo, N. Y., thence removing to Chicago. In 1857 Mr. Zimmer married Miss Julia Klein, of same place. They have seven children - Elizabeth, Mary J., Henrietta, Henry F., Ida J., John W. and Minnie. They are members of the Evangelical Lntheran Church of Homeweod. He has served as Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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