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C.J. Zimmerlee-a progressive and enterprising citizen, who conducts a leading resturant and modern european hotel at Bethany, Missouri is a native of Harrison County and a descendant of early settlers here.  Mr. Zimmerlee was born September 2, 1874, and is a son of William J. and Evelyn (Higgins) Zimmerlee.

William Zimmerlee, the father of C.J. Zimmerlee, was a native of Indiana and an early settler in Harrison County.  Evelyn (Higgins) Zimmerlee, was born in Daviess County, Missouri.

To William and Evelyn (Higgins) Zimmerlee were born the following children:  John, who lives in Harrison County, Missouri; Jessie, married Ed. Nowland, of Harrison County, Missouri; C.J., the subject of this sketch; Fed, who lives in Harrison County, and Bettie, who married Frank Roberts.

C.J. Zimmerlee has been engaged in the retaurant business in Bethany, for the pst ten years and has always conducted a first class place.  His resturant is now located on the east side of the square and is as well conducted and well regulated as any similar business enterprise to be found anywhere in the county.  The excellence of the food served and the manner in which it is served at the Zimmerlee Cafe, is well known and greatly appreciated to the many patrons of this popular and well patronized place.  Mr. Zimmerlee also has in connection with his cafe on the second floor of the building and an adjacent one a number of modern and splendidly furnished rooms.  Each room is supplied with hot and cold running water and everything is kept in first class condition.

Mr. Zimmerlee was united in marriage in 1899 with Miss Jennie Hogan, of Harrison County and to them has been born one son, Claude J. who operates The Elite Theatre which is the only picture show in Bethany.  He was married September 26, 1921 to Miss Lee Smith of Bethany, the daughter of Wew Smith, a sketch of whom appears in this volume.

Mr. Zimmerlee is public spirited and stands for the best interests of Bethany and Harrison County.
[Source: The History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921]
G.C. Zingerle-the well known manager of the Miner and Frees Lumber Company, at Bethany, Missouri, is a native of Ohio.  He was born in Cincinnati, a son of Christopher and Rose (Brenner) Zingerle, the former a native of France and the latter of Germany and both now deceased.  They spent their lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and died there.

G.C. Zingerle was reared and educated in Cincinnati and when seventeen years old began life as a telegraph operator with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.  He remained with that company for six years, becoming chief train dispatcher at Indianapolis, Indiana, on the Indianapolis-Chicago division and later went to Cincinnati.  In 1897, he came to Trenton Missouri, as train dispatcher for the Chicago-Rock Island and Pacific.  In 1914 he entered the employ of Miner and Frees Lumber Company and worked in their yard at Blythedale, Missouri.  In 1917 he was made manager of the company's yard at Bethany and has held that position until the present time.

Mr. Zingerele was married in September 1909, to Miss Shirley Miner, a daughter of E.S. Miner of Bethany.  The have one child, Elizabeth.  Mr. Zingerele is a Knights Templar Mason and belongs to the Knights of Pythias Lodge.  He has been president of the Bethany Chamber of Commerce since December, 1920.
[Source: The History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. W. Wanamaker, 1921]


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