Biography of Peter H. Zimmerman
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Zimmerman, Peter H., was born in 1857. His paternal grandfather, Henry Zimmerman, was educated in Trevis, Germany, where he was afterward a teacher in the university for many years, and where he died in 1894. His family consisted of two daughters and three sons, two of whom emigrated to this country: Michael, who was interested in copper mining in Wisconsin, where he died, and Nicholas Peter's father, who came to the United States in 1848. He settled at Dansville, where he engaged in mercantile business for a time, and then moved to Perkinsville, where he kept a general store for a number of years, and was there elected justice of the peace, and was for a time a teacher in the German school, being a man of fine education, having graduated from the Trevis University in German and Latin. Later he moved to Wayland, where he owned a hotel and continued in office of justice of the peace for a number of years, and was a member of the Catholic church, to which he gave liberally. He married Anna Hoffman, of Perkinsville, and their children were Nicholas, deceased; Peter H., C. Nicholas, who was born in 1859, and was station agent at Perkinsville seven years and now is, billing clerk for the D., L. & W. R. R, at Buffalo; and Emanuel, who died January 1, 1885, aged twenty three. Mr. Zimmerman died at Wayland, in April, 1875. Peter H. was educated under tutorship of his father and in the common schools of the town and the German school. His first occupation was as a clerk in Wayland, and then went to Carbondale, Ill., where he was billing clerk in the railroad office of the Illinois Central, and later came to Wayland, and attended school one year, and in 1878 became confidential clerk for Capron & Fowler, produce dealers, which place he now holds. He has held the office of justice of the peace since January 1, 1885, and in 1887 was appointed notary, which office he now holds. He took the federal census of Wayland in 1880, and in 1893 was appointed special examiner of mortgage indebtedness of the Twenty ninth Congressional District, and in 1894 was elected justice of sessions of Stenben county. In 1883 he married Emilia Conrad, who was born in 1561, and they have five children: Victor, born September 17, 1884; Emanuel N., born October 2, 1886; Madge, born September 19, 1858; Beatrice, born February 14, 1892; and Harold, born May 30, 1894.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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