George Henry Zimmerman (1838-1898)

George H. Zimmerman, 1859

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.

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