HENRY ZOLLINGER, a prominent retired farmer of Miami County, residing at Covington, still retains his two valuable farms, one containing 125 acres, which is situated in Newton Township, and the other of 116 acres. Living in Newberry Township. and has both of them operated by capable tenants. Mr. Zollinger was born in Perry County; Ohio, October 25, l847, and is a son of Jacob and Margaret (Lindville) Zollinger. Jacob Zollinger came of German parentage, but he was born in Perry County. Ohio, to which section his father, Lewis Zollinger, had come from Pennsylvania, at an early day. Jacob Zollinger and family moved from Perry to Fairfield County, Ohio, when Henry was small, and that continued to be the family homestead.
Henry Zollinger grew to manhood in Fairfield County, attending the district schools and assisting his father on the farm. In 1875 he was married to Miss Amanda Zartman, who was born and reared in Perry County, a daughter of Simon and Martha (Heckling) Zartman. Immediately after marriage they came to Miami County and settled on the farm of 125 acres which Mr. Zollinger bought in Newton Township, the purchase of the second farm taking place at a later date. There Mr. Zollinger engaged in general farming and stock raising until January 1, 1908, when he retired to Covington. Both farms are well improved, Mr. Zollinger having excellent buildings on each and living in great comfort on the Newton Township place for more than thirty years.
Mr. and Mrs. Zollinger have four children, namely: Harry, who is an engineer on the Pan Handle Railroad, married Flora Awker, and they have two children: Claude and Ruth; Mattie, the wife of Roy McCoole, who resides on Mr. Zollinger's Newton Township farm, and has one child, Herbert; Mary, who is the wife of Robert Holbrook, a chemist, of Chicago Heights, Illinois; and Emnia, who lives with her parents. Mr. Zollinger and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is one of the directors of the Stillwater Valley Banking Company.
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