G. JACOB ZIMMERLIN
G. JACOB ZIMMERLIN, a retired farmer and most highly esteemed citizen of Piqua, residing in that part of the city known as the Rossville Addition, was born in 1832, in Germany, and is a son of George Jacob and Sally (Jenney) Zimmerlin.
In 1846 the parents of Mr. Zimmerlin came to America and settled in Miami County, on the land on which their son now lives, and made this the old homestead. Here they died in advanced age, leaving the farm of fifty acres to their son, G. Jacob. In 1858 he bought a farm of eighty acres in Washington Township and lived on that until the parents died, when he moved back to the old homestead and has lived here continuously ever since his marriage. He has been a farmer all his mature life and continued to personally operate his land until within a few years.
Mr. Zimmerlin married Miss Magdalena Jenney, and they have three children: George H., who resides on the Washington Township farm; Emma, who is the wife of A. Schultz, who farms the old homestead; and Catherine, who is the wife of William Roeser, an ice dealer at Piqua. Mr. Zimmerlin is a leading member of the German Lutheran Church at Piqua.
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