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John Zimbrick

Male 1866 - 1940  (73 years)


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  • Name John Zimbrick 
    Born 26 Jul 1866  Hubbleton, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 1940  Orange County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wheaton, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11761  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2003 

    Father Engelbert Henry Zimbrich,   b. 19 Mar 1833, Village Of Rothsdorf (Skuhrov) In Bohemia, Austria (Now Czechoslovakia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1914, His Home, Waterloo, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Amelia Gregor,   b. 8 Aug 1845, Village Of Rothsdorf (Skuhrov) In Bohemia, Austria (Now Czechoslovakia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1917, Her Home, Lake Mills, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1865  Jefferson Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Karen Andrea Halvorson,   b. Jul 1870, River Falls, Pierce County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1932, Wheaton, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1897  River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married in the Lutheran Church in the Town of River Falls, Pierce County, WI.
    Children 
     1. Lloyd D Zimbrick,   b. 5 Oct 1898, Traverse County, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1979, Wheaton, Traverse County, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Marian Zimbrick,   b. 28 Sep 1895,   d. Mar 1986, Mankato, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Irma Zimbrick,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Wilma Zimbrick,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Zimbrick,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2003 
    Family ID F3928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (From Waterloo Democrat 1-31-1902 p. 8 col. 1) John Zimbrich has gone west.

      (From Waterloo Democrat 5-23-1902) Success of an Old Neighbor.

      We have been informed that John Zimprich, who moved from the town of Medina to Big Stone county, Minnesota, during the autumn of 1897, has recently purchased another quarter section of land. On June 7th of last year the writer, in company with C.A. Betts and Fred Pachek, called upon Mr. and Mrs. Zimprich and found them very happy in their new home. John informed us that he went to that country with less than $1,000, and, at the time of our visit, he was the proud possessor of 320 acres of as fine farming property as is possible to find. It was all under cultivation with the exception of what he had in pasture and was well stocked. At the time of our visit such property as Mr. Zimprich's was selling at $25 per acre. The fact that in that short time, with small capital to start with, he cleared a section of land from indebtedness and has now purchased another quarter section, making 480 acres in all, shows what determination and perseverance will do for a fellow in a new country offering the opportunities that are obtainable in that part of Minnesota. John's success is well earned.

      Our informant also states that Albert Zimprich, a brother of John, purchased a quarter section in that territory this spring.

      In his fathers obit in 1914, it shows that John was living in Beardsley, Traverse County, MN.

      (From John's obit, Waterloo Democrat, 4-4-1940.) Former Resident Dies In The West

      John Zimbrich, age 73, well known here and in Marshall; died suddenly at Orange, California on March 14th. Mr. Zimbrich made his home at, Wheaton, Minn., and was visiting in California at the time of his death. Services were held at Wheaton and relatives from Sun Prairie, Omro, and Waterloo were among those who attended.

      The Wheaton gazette praised highly the life and life works of Mr. Zimbrich who had been active in business affairs, public spirited and who was popular with his fellowmen. He had held many offices of trust in the communities where he had made his home.

      John Zimbrich was born at Hubbleton, Wisconsin on July 26, 1866, the oldest of 12 children of Engelbrecht and Mollie Gregor Zimbrich. The family moved from there to Sun Prairie and later to Marshall. It was sometime after they moved there that John Zimbrich struck out into the world for himself.

      He interested himself in the farming business at River Falls, Wisconsin, and later near Wheaton, Minn. In1926 he retired from active farm life and moved to the village of Wheaton to spend the rest of his life.