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Vinzenz J. Zimmerman , Pleasant Valley

"Heirs of Vinzenz" proved up a quarter in 10, 4N 47W in 1894 - same year as Thomas Hobart next to him.


Arriving in New York June 1877 are Vincent 44, Caroline 47, Carolin 18, Wendolin 15, Thresa 13, Emelia 9, Juliana 9, Anna 7, Engelbert 6, and Emil 4.

 In 1880 Polk County, Nebraska, Wendelin Zimmerman 19, with V (Victor) Zimmerman 47, Caroline 51.  Siblings are Julia 13, Anna 11, Engelbert 8, and Emil 7.  Wendelin doesn't appear in the 1900 census, so he might  be the one dying Nov 21, 1887 in Lebanon , Ohio, buried in Pioneer Cemetery.

Frank Plageman, who cash-claimed the quarter next to Vinzenz, was a school director in Polk County Nebraska, and then Platte County.  SO they probably came to Yuma County the same time.

One Ancestry tree said Vincent J. Zimmerman born 1857 in Austria, died March 28, 1888.

The Columbus Journal, November 30, 1887
ZIMMERMAN--V. Zimmerman was in the city Sunday telegraphing in regard to his son, who met an accidental death at Lebanon, Ohio. Particulars not known.
The Columbus Democrat, December 2, 1887
ZIMMERMAN--Word was received in this city Saturday, that Wendlin, son of Vincent Zimmerman, of Island precinct, Polk county, south of this city, was killed at Lebanon, Ohio, where he was attending school.
The deceased was a bright young man aged 27. He left his father's home about eighteen months ago to finish his education in Ohio. From what we can gather he was assigned by the professor in the school to the task of getting up an essay on machinery. He visited a large steam mill on Friday last, to look over the machinery, preparatory to writing the essay. He was caught in some way in the machinery and instantly killed.
His parents and friends were here Wednesday expecting the remains to arrive on the train from the east. Owing to some misunderstanding they did not come, but probably before this paper is before the reader the remains will arrive and be interred in the Catholic cemetery in this city.
The deceased formerly taught school in Polk county.
His aged parents, four sisters and three brothers and a large circle of friends mourn his untimely demise.

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In 1900 Platte County, Nebraska, Victor May 1833, Carolina born Dec 1828 said she's had eleven kids, seven living.

E.F. Stroch / Strock owned that land in 1920.  He might be the E.F. Stroch appointed master mechanic of the Kansas City division of the Missouri Pacific in 1912.  E.F. was the Missouri Pacific mechanical superintendent in 1927.

Edward Stroch died Janaury 10, 1936, and is buried in Samaritan Cemetery, San Bernardino County, California.

Another Edward Strock is a miner in 1910 Huerfano County, 41, single, born in Austria Slovakia.

POSSIBLE - In 1885 Larimer County J. Zimmerman 44, born in Switzerland, with Mary 34, Switzerland are ranching.  They had Ed 17 Minnesota, Casper 16 Minnesota, Eda 14 Minnesota, and Agnes 4 Nebraska.

This was John Zimmerman in the 1900 Larimer County census.  He and Mary have Caspar, Eda, and Agnes.  So it's not likely.

So if anyone has information on "Vinzenz", please let us know.

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