Biography of John Otto Zimmer
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Zimmer, John Otto. Among the leading exponents of the tailoring art of Watertown is John O. Zimmer, born in the town of Alexandria, N. Y., July 10, 1868. His first business experience after leaving school was as a salesman for A. Bushnell & Co., where lie remained for five years. After leaving A. Bushnell & Co. he served an apprenticeship with A. Montgomery of Watertown, then held a position as custom cutter in the tailoring establishment of Cornwall Bros. of Alexandria Bay, N. Y. After leaving Cornwall Bros. he entered business on his own account in 1884 and from the beginning has been a decided success. He turns out a very superior class of work and handles only the highest grades of fabrics and a competent force of ten to fifteen skilled workmen are employed. Mr. Zimmer is highly regarded by the community for his ability and gives his personal attention to every garment made in the house. September 23, 1891, he married Bertha E. Countryman of Watertown. Mr. Zimmer is a son of George (born in Germany) and Anna (born in Watertown) (Zimmer) Zimmer; his father came to this country in 1866.

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