Our Zimmerman Family Tree

(16 generations back to Germany)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated tree)

Johannes Zimmerman (1540/50-1574)
Unknown (  )
I
Bectold Zimmerman, Sr. (1570-1658)
Katharina Zergeibel (1580-1634)
I
Bectold Zimmerman, Jr. (c.1600-1658)
Anna Sabina Boger
(c.1600- )
I
Mathais Zimmerman (1621-1687)
Anna Margaretha ______ (1618-1692)
I
Johann Sigmund/Georg Zimmerman (c. 1650-1689)
Barbara/Elizabeth Metzgar (c. 1660-  )
I
Andreas Zimmerman (1680-1740)
Anna Elisabetha Freyburger (1681-1740/1)
I
Johannes “Hans” Michael Zimmerman (1706-1741)
Anna Elizabeth Dodderer (1709-1779)
I
Johannes Michael Zimmerman (1732-1802)
Maria Magdalena Sauter (1727/31-1801)
I
John Michael Zimmerman, Jr. (1763-1823)
Elizabeth Kimmel* (1766-1836)
X
Elizabeth C(atherine?) Zimmerman (1828-before 1884)
Noah J(oseph?) Miller (1826-1881)
I
Dibert Miller (1855-1889)
Susan Bowman (1857-1909)
I
Howard Pearson Miller (1885-1969)
Sarah Jane Baer (1891-1972)
I
Richard Orville Miller (1920-2015)
Hilda Elizabeth Krause (1921-1997)
I
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948-  )
^
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

X Generation missing. Research is ongoing to find Elizabeth Catherine Zimmerman’s father, Daniel, as identified in the Miller book below. We believe that Noah and Elizabeth’s son Charles married 17-year old Mary Bender, who guardian was Elizabeth’s uncle John H. Zimmerman.

* The maiden names Kimmel and Koontz have been confused when represented only by the letter “K.” Subsequent intermarriages and the preponderance of the given names Elizabeth and Catherine, sometimes used together, have further complicated the confusion.

# By German custom, each generation or males began with the Christian name Johannes, Johann, Hannes, Hans, or John but given or middle names were used to given identity. J. Michael had a son John H(einrich or Henry?) (1830-1898) who was born on and worked the family farm on which his father lived and died. Before serving in the Civil War, John A. married “Miss Susan Zimmerman,” probably a cousin. They had a son John A(andreas?).

DOCUMENTATION:

D. Haner. “Johann Philip Kimmel.” 1 Oct. 2012
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Edphaner/HTML/people/p00000kd.htm

D.P.Haner. “Elizabeth Zimmerman.” 10 December 2016
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dphaner/html/people/p000016v.html/44161

History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Counties, PA, 1884
http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?720.595839.htm

History of Quemahoning Township, PA
http://juniata.pa-roots.com/somerset/articles.php?article_id=226

“Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery Records,” Stoystown, PA
http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/somerset/cemeteries/wpa/quemahoning/odd-fellows.txt

William H. Miller and John S. Miller. A Brief History of Yost (Joseph) Miller and Jeremiah Miller and Their Descendants. Johnstown, PA: Benshoff Printing Company, 1920

Sons of the American Revolution, San Antonio, TX
http://sarsat.org/HistoricalAccounts/patriotbiographies/michaelzimmerman.htm

Various Public Member Family Trees & other documents. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org

“Zimmerman Register Report.” 1 oct. 2012.
http://berks.pa-roots.com/familyfolder/Zimmerman.html

Revised 5/10/18

Inquiry & response copied from “Our Surnames/Origins/Photos”  6/11/18

terry says:

I’m going to try to get some help with this. It’s very difficult for me to find my father in all of this. I only know his name, birthdate, and place of birth. One identity is that his father, a known relative, was Herman Zimmerman, maybe a Zimmermann of Prussia with no birthdate available. I just know that my father was born in Magdeburg along with my DNA. It shows so many names attached to your name. Here I have over 60 relative’s names in DNA, the same from your surnames. I checked.

  • admin says:

    Hi Terry,
    First, Zimmerman would be my wife’s ancestor and she hasn’t had DNA taken yet. Second, and this is good news, I think I’ve located her GGgrandmother Elizabeth Zimmerman’s father Daniel, another line from the John Michael Zimmermans of Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, PA. Somehow she was apparently a half-sibling to Daniel and Elizabeth’s issue. Daniel’s father and grandfather were both Jacobs. So far I can’t connect to your Herman but please stay tuned.
    Larry

8 Responses to Our Zimmerman Family Tree

  1. ashly deardorff says:

    I am doing research on the Zimmerman side. I have back to Andrews Zimmerman 1703. Any info you can give me I would love to have since it is part of my family. Thank you very much.

    • admin says:

      Hi Ashly,
      It is I who needs YOUR help! Please see the Zimmerman Table of Contents, especially the Introduction. There’s lots on the internet about our family. Thanks for your interest and let me know what you find.
      Larry

  2. Dianne Leach (zimmermann) says:

    Hi,

    Our family tree has been traced back to Franz Zimmermann. Franz M.Zimmermann naturalised in New Zealand before 1948,age 46 yrs.Birth place;Pojolton,
    Subkau,Poland West Prussia.Former nationality German.

    Franz father and mother names are; Ignatius Zimmermann and Juliana Cassatioski or Kassatioski.
    I have no other confirmed info around any of the brothers and sisters.

    Regards
    Dianne

  3. William Semo says:

    I documented this cemetery. Please help me to add or ammend data. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2640639/zimmerman-cemetery

    • admin says:

      I’ve replied to you directly, Will, via e-mail of my confusion over the various Zimmermans. Thanks for this tip, and together we’ll get this mystery solved. Regards,
      Larry

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