Judge Nathan M. Zimmerman Bollinger Co
- Judge Nathan M. Zimmerman is a son of
Michael and Phoebe (Houk)
Zimmerman, both of whom were natives of North Carolina.
married in their native State, and all of their children, five in
number, were born and reared there.
Being wise parents
their sons to learn trades, and Nathan M. became a first-class
carpenter, and worked at his trade for many years.
and wife moved to Missouri in 1848, and located in Bollinger
where they spend the remainder of their lives.
M. was born in
the Old North State in November, 1821, and was married there in
Sarah E. Bowman.
On December 23, 1848, they removed to
County, Mo., and after a residence of fifteen years removed to
County, Ill., where they remained until 1870, when they returned
their farm in Bollinger County.
Before removing to
Zimmerman was elected coroner and magistrate, and while filling
offices began the study of law.
In 1874 he was elected
Bollinger County, and was re-elected in 1886.
official acts have
always been recognized by the people as most praiseworthy, and
both as a private citizen and an officer, they have the fullest
Being a progressive agriculturist, he has
done his part
toward the improvement of the country of his adoption.
His wife died in
1885; she was a devoted wife, mother and a consistent Christian,
a member of the Methodist Church.
Nine children graced
the union of Mr.
and Mrs. Zimmerman, viz.:
James M. (who married Emily
(wife of H.A. Sanders),
Daniel C. (who married Mrs. Mary E.
Deck, Elvira (deceased, was the wife of William Rhodes), Nathan
married Pink Tucker),
George B. (who wedded, first Cassie A.
daughter of Judge David Stevens, and after her death, Miss
Susan (Mrs. Reuben Watts),
John (who married
The last named is a classic graduate, and, for
has been engaged in teaching school.
He was married to
Miller, of Cape Girardeau County, Mo., June 3, 1888. [p.
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 857]