Zimmerman, Peter - Lebanon County

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ZIMMERMAN: - Peter Zimmerman, son of Henry, was born in Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, Penn., 1 September, 1802, and died 24 May, 1887. He followed the business of a drover or cattle-dealer for many years. He made many trips to the West to buy stock cattle, which he brought East in great droves and sold to farmers and others. He had many thrilling experiences in travelling in wild sections of the country. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, and was a staunch Democrat all his life. He was a friend of the cause of education and spent a great deal of money in educating his children. He married Miss Mary Rex, daughter of Abraham Rex, and had five children: Edmund R., Mary Ann, Matilda, Susan A., and Amelia R.

SOURCE: Vol, X, No 5, October 1921 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry