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Heinrich "Henry" Zimmerman

Heinrich "Henry" Zimmerman

Male 1837 - 1898  (61 years)

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  • Name Heinrich "Henry" Zimmerman 
    Born 14 Jul 1837  Spechbach, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened 16 Jul 1837  Spechbach, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1860  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wagon Maker 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1878  Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Innkeeper & Waggonmaker 
    Henry Zimmerman
    Henry Zimmerman
    Bamberg Hotel - 1878 Waterloo County Directory
    Business 1882  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Zimmerman House 
    Zimmerman House
    Zimmerman House
    Bowman House built in 1840 by Henry Bowman on the north east corner of King and Erb Streets and was initially known as the Farmer's Hotel. In 1867 directory lists William L. Bowman as the proprietor. In 1882 it was bought by Henry Zimmerman and eventually the name was changed to Zimmerman House. A fire in 1889 destroyed a major part of the front facing King Street. It was rebuilt and a third floor added. In 1889 the Canadian Bank of Commerce opened an office on the main floor.
    In 1904 it was bought by Mark Lewis and was renamed the Lewis Hotel. in 1935 it was opened as the Hotel Waterloo.

    From the Waterloo Public Library
    Name Henry Zimmerman  [9
    Occupation Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hotel keeper 
    Bowman House
    Bowman House
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hotel Keeper 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-148680 
    Died 8 Sep 1898  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I148680  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Johannes "John" Zimmerman,   b. 1794, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Katharina "Catherine" Ziegler,   b. 1802, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F222253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Broderecht,   b. 10 Apr 1844, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Oct 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10
    Children 
     1. Menno Zimmerman,   b. 1861, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ludwina Margaret Zimmerman,   b. 9 Aug 1862, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rosa Zimmerman,   b. 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Elizabeth Zimmerman,   b. 17 Jul 1866, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Annie Zimmerman,   b. 1869, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Emma Zimmerman,   b. 1869, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Wilhelmina Zimmerman,   b. 1872, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Melinda Zimmerman,   b. 25 Aug 1874, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Sybilla Zimmerman,   b. 1877, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Catie Zimmerman,   b. 23 Oct 1881, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Maude Zimmerman,   b. 13 Sep 1885, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Decima Zimmerman,   b. 23 Feb 1888, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F11367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Brodrecht,   b. 1843, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Zimmerman,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Zimmerman,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Minnie Zimmerman,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Melinda Zimmerman,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sevilla Zimmerman,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Catherine Zimmerman,   b. 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Martha Zimmerman,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Deema Zimmerman,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F249549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wagon Maker - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Innkeeper & Waggonmaker - 1878 - Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Zimmerman House - 1882 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel keeper - - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1898 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bowman House
    Bowman House
    Bowman House/ H. Zimmerman. There is a large group of men and children standing in front and a man with horse and buggy. Some of the people are identified as: Doorway R - R. Stuart; H Zimmerman; P. Sims; IE Bowman; S. Snyder; John Roos front centre; Walter Wells, front, 8th from right; Preston-Berlin-Waterloo Stage Driver, Henry Wolfe (man in buggy). Also written along the bottom of the print is: This picture taken about 1881. A note with the print states: Bowman House * H. Zimmerman * Propreitor: This picture was taken about 1881 and shows the Preston-Berlin-Waterloo stage in front of the hotel. The driver was Henry Wolfe.

  • Notes 
    • Henry Zimmermann, a respected citizen of Waterloo, died Thursday morning at 2: 00 o'clock, after a long illness. He was born July 14, 1837 in Spechbach, Baden, Germany and came to this area in 1845 and settled near Bamberg. He carried on the carriage trade there and opened a business. In 1882 he acquired the Baumann house in Waterloo and in 1890, constructed the Zimmermann house on the same spot. He gained general respect through his pleasantness and honesty. He is survived by a sorrowing widow, a son and 10 daughters, of whom five are married. The burial took place on Saturday afternoon with a large attendance.

      Berliner Journal 8 Sep 1898 pg 4 col. 4 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk January 28, 2005 for the Kitchener Public Library

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 31.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Henry Zimmerman Birth Place: Germany RESIDENCE: Wellesley Township Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838 Father Name: John Mother Name: Catherine Ziegler Spouse Name: Catherine Brodricht Spouse's Age: 16 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844 Spouse Birth Place: Germany Spouse Residence: New Hamburg Spouse Father Name: Jacob Spouse Mother Name: Ana Riefer Marriage Date: 4 Oct 1860 Marriage County: Waterloo

    3. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Henry Zimmerman, 22, res. Wellesley Twp., b. Germany, s/o John Zimmerman and Catherine Ziegler married 4 Oct 1860 to Catharine Brodrecht 16, res. New Hamburg, b. Germany, s/o Jacob Brodrecht & Anna Riefer, wit: Henry Brodrecht - New Hamburg

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Henry Zimmerman - 8 Sep 1898.

    5. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 32.

    6. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 7.

    7. [S1901] Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C93482-1 , System Origin: Germany-VR , GS Film number: 1189287 , Reference ID: 2:1HGJ2VF.
      Johann Heinrich Zimermann Gender: Male Christening Date: 16 Jul 1837 Christening Place: Evangelisch, Spechbach, Heidelberg, Baden Birth Date: 14 Jul 1837 Father's Name: Johannes Zimermann Mother's Name: Maria Katharina Ziegler

    8. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 3.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Alexander Walter Merner Born: New Hamburg Age: 24 Father: Fredk Merner Mother: Phillippa Merner Born: abt 1861 Spouse: Ludwina Marg Zimmerman Age: 22 born: Bamberg Father: Henry Zimmerman Mother: Catharina Zimmerman married 8 Oct 1885

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Oct 1860.
      Oct. 4, 1860 Heinrich Zimmermann of Wellesley and Catharina Brodrecht of New Hamburg, by Rev. Bindemann