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JOHN ZIMMERMAN, farmer, P.O. Meadville, was born May 14, 1816, in Germany, son of Frederick and Margaret Zimmerman, who had a family of three children: Michael (deceased), John and Elizabeth (Mrs. Rice, of Meadville). When Frederick Zimmerman landed in New York City in 1834, it being the 4th of July, he thought there was a riot in the city until he learned the cause of the demonstration. Our subject married, August 4, 1840, Leana Hashelman, by whom he has had eleven children, ten surviving: Philip, Frederick, John, Elizabeth, Margaret (now Mrs. Beiter), Hattie (now Mrs. Case), George, Catharine, Adam (deceased), Frank and Lewis. Philip married Lucy Faibre; Frederick married Eva Ellis; Elizabeth now Mrs. Tyler. Our subject devotes himself to whatever will benefit his family. He has a beautiful estate, gained piece by piece, located in the table- lands, and everything shows order and neatness.