Zimmerman, George Henry

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1859
Full name
George Henry Zimmerman
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
3
Family
Joshua Zimmerman (father), Elizabeth Zimmerman (mother), Henrietta Ann Rowe (wife, 1866)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Other
Other Education
Washington College, MD
Occupation
Clergy
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Methodist

George Henry Zimmerman (Dickinson Chronicles)

Scholarship
George Henry Zimmerman was born to Joshua and Elizabeth Zimmerman on September 20, 1838 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He prepared for undergraduate studies at Washington College in Maryland and then entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1859. While at the College he became a member of Phi Kappa Sigman fraternity and was elected to the Belles Lettres Society. Following graduation in the early summer of 1859, he studied as a Methodist clergyman and was accepted as a member of the Baltimore Conference.

He filled various pastorates, including Moorefield, West Virginia between 1876 and 1879, at Easton, Maryland from 1879 to 1882, in Woodstock, Virginia 1886-1888, West River, Maryland 1888-1892, and Hyattsville, Maryland 1892-94. He was a presiding elder over the Roanoke District between 1882 and 1886 and over the Moorefield District between 1894 and 1898. In 1898 he took up the editorship of the Christian Advocate, shortly before his death.

In October 1866, he had married Henrietta Ann Rowe of Charles County, Maryland and the couple had three sons. George Henry Zimmerman died on November 3, 1898. He was sixty years old.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “George Henry Zimmerman,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/z/ed_zimmermanGH.htm.
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