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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