David A Zimmerman


DAVID A. ZIMMERMAN belongs to the third Generation of his family in Boggs township Armstrong county, where he was born Aug. 9, 1849, on the old homestead. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Zimmerman, came hither from east of the mountains, and acquired a large tract upon which they settled, though it was then all in the woods. Mr. Zimmerman built a log cabin and entered upon the customary life of the pioneer, living and dying in this place.

John Zimmerman, son of Abraham, was born in Boggs township, and lived and died there. He became a farmer, cultivating a tract of 100 acres. He was quite prominent in his day, serving as justice of the peace and in various other local offices, associated with the Republican party in politics and was a member of the

U. P. Church. He married Sarah Bowser, who is also deceased, and they had the following children: Rosanna, David A., Jerry, Jane, Peter, Malissa, John and Samuel.

David A. Zimmerman grew to manhood in Boggs township. When he left home to begin life on his own account he engaged in teaming, being employed for five years by Thomas Barnes, of Parker, this county, at the end of that time settling in Boggs township, where he has since continued to reside. He came to his present place over twenty-six years ago, and has been successfully engaged in general farming. He is a most esteemed resident of his vicinity, and a creditable member of a family which has long been noted for thrift and high character. In politics he united with the Republican party.

On Oct. 5, 1880, Mr. Zimmerman married Margaret Bartley, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Bartley, and they have had seven children: Alice Malissa married Bartin Aikens and died leaving no children; Anna, twin of and Alice, married Ide Fox and has four children, Gertrude, Howard, Wilmer and Margaret; Elizabeth, Mrs. Heilman, has two children, Harold and Edna; Della died when eight years old; Ida is unmarried; Arthur and Mark are at home.

Source: Page 755, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed February 1999 by Doris Rizza for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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