Lewis Zimmer II
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 597, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Lewis Zimmer, Jr., a practical general farmer, of section 21, township 18, range 11, was born on his present farm March 19, 1861. He has since lived on the farm and was educated in Bluff Springs precinct. He lived with his parents until after he became of age, and since that time he has had control of the home farm, which he has run successfully. He is the son of Lewis Zimmer, a native of Prussia, Germany, and came of German ancestry. He was reared a farmer and while yet a young man he came all alone to America and settled in Cass county. This was in the ‘40s. He later began to buy land and finally accumulated the large and substantial farm he now owns. Here Mr. Zimmer, Sr., and his wife lived until some six years ago, when they retired to Beardstown, and are spending their last days quietly, leaving the farm in the charge of Lewis. Mr. Zimmer, Sr., married his wife in this county, her name being Catharine Keil, a native of Germany, who came to America when young. She has proven herself a good wife and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmer are members of the German Lutheran Church of Beardstown. Mr. Zimmer is a Democrat.
  Our subject is the second child and only son, his only sister being Maggie, wife of Theo. Krohe, an agricultural dealer in Beardstown. The farm consists of 200 acres, 100 of which he owns himself. It is in fine condition.
  Lewis was married in this county, to Matilda Krohe, born in this county, February 1, 1862, and was reared and educated in her native county. She is the daughter of August and Mary Krohe, who now live in Beardstown and are retired farmers, owning a large improved farm in township 18, range 11. Mr. and Mrs. Krohe are both natives of Germany, but have lived in Cass county since their marriage. They are Lutherans. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmer are members of the Lutheran Church, and Mr. Zimmer is a Democrat. They have three children: Calvin L. P., Clara M. C. and Theodore E. Both Mr. Zimmer and his wife are highly respected and have hosts of friends in the county, where they are well known as honest, hard-working people.



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