Sloan A Zimmerman

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SLOAN A. ZIMMERMAN, general foreman and lineman for the Kittanning Telephone Company at Rural Valley, was born in Boggs township, Armstrong county, July 12, 1879, son of Daniel J. and Minerva (Hoover) Zimmerman.

Abraham Zimmerman was a pioneer of Boggs township, where he secured wild land, which he developed into a valuable property, and there he died. He married Catherine Schrecengost, and they had children as follows: William Hamilton; Daniel J.; Sally, who married Simeon Gibson; and Jackson.

Daniel J. Zimmerman, son of Abraham Zimmerman, was born in Boggs township, where he grew to manhood, becoming a farmer. In 1908 he moved to Kittanning borough and embarked in the insurance business, thus continuing until his death there, in August, 1911, at the age of fifty-six years. His children were as follows: Annie, who married John Best; Sloan A.; Albert, who is deceased; Orve; Phebe; Rose, who married Homer Rupp; Mary; and Harry.

The maternal grandfather of Sloan A. Zimmerman, Anthony Hoover, was also a very early settler in Boggs township, and later on in life migrated to Manor township, which is still his home.

Sloan A. Zimmerman, son of Daniel J. Zimmerman, was brought up in Boggs township, and attended public schools there. Remaining with his father until he reached the age of twenty-one years, he then spent a couple of years digging oil and gas wells, and in 1906 associated himself with the Kittanning Telephone Company, being now general foreman and lineman of that concern, with headquarters at Rural Valley.

In January, 1905, Mr. Zimmerman married Anna Sowers, a daughter of Andrew and Eliza (Hill) Sowers, of Valley township. The children of Mr. And Mrs. Zimmerman are Earl and Marie. Mr. Zimmerman is an Odd Fellow. His political affiliations are with the Republican party, but he has never aspired to public office.

Source: Page 772 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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