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Source:
Historical Atlas
Paulding County, Ohio

ILLUSTRATED
Containing Maps of Paulding County, Townships, Towns and Villages,
Compiled by O. Morrow and F. W. Bashore
ALSO
Maps of the United States and State of Ohio.
Together with a Statement of the Settlement, Growth and Prosperity of the County,
Including a Personal and Family History of Many of its Prominent Citizens.
Illustrated
Madison, Wis.:
The Western Publishing Co.
1892

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  Emerald Twp. -
WILLIAM ZARR - Among the well remembered citizens of Paulding county is the late William Zarr, whose family is still living in this part of the state.  Mr. Zarr was born in Columbia, Penn., Nov. 14, 1826, the son of  Daniel and Hannah (Cleaver) Zarr.  He lived with his parents until he reached his majority and then engaged in milling which he continued some time.  He located in Emerald township in September, 1865, and purchased the farm on which his family now lives.  Mar. 19, 1855, Miss Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Luteman) Smith, became his wife, and they had eight children, as follows:  Lydia, wife of F. Shincler; Rosabella, wife of Z. Schlegel; Theodore (deceased), Melinda wife of W. Ripley; Ella E., wife of Aachbacher; Harriet, now Mrs. Edward Beach; Florence, wife of Amos Thompson, and John W.  After his marriage, Mr. Zarr engaged in stone quarrying in Huron county until 1861, when he enlisted in company D, Fifty-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, and took part with his regiment in the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, and others.  He was a member of the pioneer corps and was honorably discharged Oct. 19, 1864.  After his return home from the war he took up farming, which occupation he followed until his death on the 20th of April, 1883.  Mr. Zarr was a member of the Lutheran church and his life was fraught with good works.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 60
  Brown Twp. -
L. ZIMMERMAN is a son of Francis and Teressa (Stephen) Zimmerman, and was born Nov. 6, 1835, in Baden, Germany.  He received a common school education.  His father was engaged in the milling business, and our subject was taught to business.  At the age of eighteen he emigrated to this country; the first position he obtained was in Green county, Ohio, with Foster & Enger, millers, where he remained three years.  He then accepted a position as miller at Bellbrook, Ohio, where he remained three months.  He then located at Lafayette, Inc., as miller for Halbert & Co., distillers, where he remained one year.  Having secured, by industry and close attention to business, some capital, he purchased a mill at Bunker Hill, Miami county, Ind., in 1862, which he conducted for four years.  He then disposed of his property and purchased a ill at North Manchester, Inc., which he operated for five years.  He then traded this property for a saw mill and farm in Wabash county, Ind., and remained there three years, he purchased another mill, where he remained until 1889, when he settled in Oakwood, and built his present mill, which is a frame structure, 32x40, contained three floors, and is fitted up with all the latest improvements, ten pair of rollers, and an engine of forty-horse power, with a capacity of seventy-five barrels per day, and gives employment to four men.  At the age of twenty, in 1855, Mr. Zimmerman was married to Miss Caroline Kuntz, who died in July, 1888, and by this marriage they had five children:  Millie wife of C. C. Stetler, of Indiana; William, of Chicago, Ill.; Joseph, Emma Caskey, of Oakwood, and Charley, of Oakwood.  His second marriage occurred, in 1889, to Miss Sarah Myers of Washington township.  Politically Mr. Zimmerman is a democrat, and in religious belief a Catholic, and is one of Oakwood's enterprising business men.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 52
  Carryall Twp. -
FRANCIS ZUBER was born in Wayne county, Ohio, on the 13th of August 1844, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Offalker) Zuber, natives of Switzerland, who came to this country and settled in the above mentioned county.  Subsequently they removed to Paulding locating in Carryall township, where they afterward died.  They were the parents of nine children, six of whom are living, namely:  John B., Joseph H., Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Wiss; Francis, David and William. The elder Zuber was a carpenter by trade and was engaged in the lumber business in connection with his farm, which is situated where Francis Zuber now resides.  In religious belief he was a Catholic, while politically he voted the democratic ticket.  Francis Zuber was raised upon the homestead and is self-educated.  He enlisted in 1862 in company I, One Hundredth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served for three years.  He took part in the battles of Franklin, Nashville, Atlanta, siege of Knoxville and other engagements.  At the close of hostilities he returned to Paulding county and engaged in the grocery business at Antwerp for eight years.  For two years he followed farming, then entered the grocery traffic for ten years, at the end of which time he returned to his farm, where he has since resided.  Politically he is a democrat and fraternally a member of the G. A. R.  Politically he is a democrat and fraternally a member of the G. A. R.  His marriage to Miss Anna, the daughter of Capt. Emanuel Kauffman, resulted in six children, namely:  Benjamin F., Appelis D., Julia R., Blanche A., William H. and John E.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 55

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