Shelby County

Henry Zimpfer



Henry Zimpfer

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 728

    a very successful agriculturist and a well known and highly respected citizen of Dinsmore township, Shelby county, resides on his well improved farm of 165 acres, which lies two miles north of Anna, O. He was born on this farm in 1875, and is a son of John and Margaret (Beamer) Zimpfer. The family is of German extraction but both parents were born in Ohio, the mother being a native of Franklin township this county. For a number of years the father carried on farming in Dinsmore township, where he was a leading member of the Lutheran church and a highly respected man.. His death occurred July 2, 1912. On November 25, 1869, he married Margaret Beamer, who died November 14, 1912, and they spent their entire married life in Dinsmore
township. They had four children : Henry J., John, Jennie and Arthur, John and Arthur being deceased. Henry J. Zimpfer secured his education in the public schools. He has always resided on the home farm and learned all the practical details of farming under his father, and since the property came into his hands has not only continued the old industries but has widened his interests, improved on old methods and has made this one of the fine farms of the county. Mr. Zimpfer was married in 1896 to Miss Mertie Boyer, and all their children survive, the record being: James Arthur, born in 1898; Thelma Ruth, in 1901; Sylva Ruberta, in 1903; Robert, in 1904; and Claude, in 1906. Mr. Zimpfer is giving them every advantage in his power and they are bright, representative young Americans with every promise of usefulness in the future. Mrs. Zimpfer had four brothers and two sisters: John, William, Elmer, Delia, Grace and one who died in infancy. Mr. Zimpfer and family are members of the Lutheran church. Like his late father, Mr. Zimpfer is a stanch democrat. He is treasurer of the Zimpfer special district school board.

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