Biography of Gustav A. Zimmermann
Cook County, Il Biographies

ZIMMERMANN, GUSTAV A. - Born in Basle, Switzerland. February 20, 1850. Son of Dr. C. F. and Sophie (Bernoulli) Zitntuermann. His parents were of German and Swiss stock, his paternal grandfather being one of Schill's hussars, who accompanied Queen Louise of Prussia when fleeing from Berlin to Koningsberg, to avoid a meeting with Napoleon I, and who fought in the battle of Jena. His mother is a granddaughter of the celebrated mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, of Basle. Mr. Zimmermann was educated in the gymnasium of Basic and the universities of Leipsic, Bonn and Berlin, where he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. After acquiring an education he came to America and settled in Chicago in 1869, He was for some years a minister of the gospel, but since 1878 has been superintendent of German instruction in the public schools of this city. He has been an extensive writer, his productions in the German language being " Ephesos During the First Christian Century," "History of Germ an Literature," "A Trip Through France, Switzerland and Germany," "German Classical Reader," "Deutsch in America, volume I," and " Four Hundred Years of American History." He has also translated into English "Schmid's Theories of Darwin." He is a member of the Germania Club, Altenheirn, Swiss Meannerchor and Deutsche Gesell schaft. Mr. Zimmermann n was married in 1875 to Miss Elise von Pochhammer, of Berlin, and has four children, Walter, Amanda, Herbert and Lily.

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