Shelby County

Walker Zimpher



Walker Zimpher

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 736

    one of the enterprising citizens and excellent farmers of Perry township, Shelby county, O., now serving, in his first term as a member of the board of township trustees, is operating a farm of 100 acres, belonging to his father-in-law, J. J. Maxwell, and has other interests. He was born in Shelby county, O., in 1872, and is a son of George and Susan (Dill) Zimpher. George Zimpher, who now lives retired at Pemberton, O., was a farmer in Shelby county for many years and both he and wife were natives of the county. Her death occurred in 1907. They had the following children: John; Lewis; Hannah, wife of Elmer Killian; Clara, wife of Frank Spangy; Walker; and Lucy, wife of Harry Wirick. Walker Zimpher went to school during boyhood and youth and since then has been engaged in agricultural pursuits, after reaching manhood working for two years for his father, and, following that, operated rented land until 1910, when he
took charge of Mr. Maxwell's farm which he is conducting along modern methods, with good results.    Mr. Zimpher was married October 20, 1892, to Miss Maude Maxwell, a daughter of J. J. and Elizabeth (Key) Maxwell, and they have four children: Harry, who is employed by a telephone company; Bonnie, who, with her sister Helen, attends school; and Mabel, who is the youngest and still at home. Mr. Zimpher and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Politically he is a democrat and fraternally is an Odd Fellow, belonging to the order at Quincy and the Encampment at  Rosewood. Mr. Zimpher is one of the stockholders in the Farmers Telephone Company.

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