Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Zimmermann Census Records


Gottfried Friedrich Zimmermann (1799-1873) & Dorothee Leceraline 'Caroline' (Thieme) Zimmermann (1806-1885)


Gottfried & Caroline Zimmermann came to America in 1848 with their 8 children and settled in Wilson, WI where Gottfried purchased a large farm. 


Son of Gottfried & Caroline:
Michael Friedrich 'Emil' Zimmermann (1838-1919) & Elizabetha (Keuper) Zimmermann (1841-1935)



Prior to 1880, Emil & Elizabeth moved to Chicago, IL.  In 1880 Emil was working as an Agent for a Brewery. They had five children- Emil Jr. (12), Carl (10), Lizzie (8), Otto (7), Paul (4), Clara (2).


As noted above, this is also the census of William & Lizzie Syska who were residing at 6354 Rhodes Ave, Chicago, IL with their 4 children a in the home of  Lizzie's parents, Emil & Elizabeth Zimmermann, along with Lizzie's siblings Paul, Clara, Carl, Carl's wife Mary and his daughter Corrinne, and sister in law, Bertha Wordelmann. Emil Zimmermann owned the home at this address and lists his occupation as carpenter. He and Elizabeth had been married for 34 years.  She indicates that she is the mother of 6 children, 5 of whom are still living.  

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