A Biographical Sketch of
Patriot Michael Zimmerman

(Patriot Ancestor of Col. Harry C. Long USAF (RET))

Michael Zimmerman


Summary for Michael ZIMMERMAN Rev War Vet-166

Born on 22 May 1732 at Germany
Died on 1802 at Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA

Burled on 1802 at Family Cem., QT, 8, PA

Father: Hans Michael ZIMMERMAN-332
Mother: Anna -333
Sex: M
ID: 166

Spouse Maria Magdalena SAUTER-167

Marriage Date/Place 23 Oct 1758 First Reform Ch., Lancaster, PA


MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN (166) (1732-1802) (REV WAR VET) arrived iu America from Rotterdam, Holland on the ship "Edinburgh", landing at Philadelphia on 14 Sep 1753. He married 23 Oct 1756, Maria Magdalena Sauter (1731-1801) at the First Reformed Church in Lancaster, PA. In 1762 he obtained a warrant for a 100 acre tract in Windsor Twp., Lancaster, PA, patent name "Buck's Park". On 5 Jan 1764 be signed the constitution of the Union Reformed & Lutheran Congregation at Canadochly, where four of his children were baptised. Michael and Maria Zimmerman were the parents of ten children; eight girls and two boys.

During the American Revolution he served twice, once as a private in Captain Jacob Bievor's Company, Third Battalion of York County in 1776. Later in 1781, he served again in Captain Stone's Company of the Lancaster County Militia. A Revolutionary War Marker was erected by the U.S. Government honoring his service in 1943.

In 1784, the Zimmerman Family settled in Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, about three miles west of Stoystown on a 424 acre tract; date of the land warrant, 1 Jul 1784; patent name 'Richland'. In 1790, Michael Zimmerman was identified as an elder of the Union Lutheran Congregation of Stoystown. He died in 1802 and is buried in the family cemetery on the homestead farm.


1) PA Archives: s6, V, XV, p|2513; s5, V, IV, pg483.

2) "Laurel Messenger", May 1962, pg4.

3) Will, Michael Zimmerman, 24 Aug 1795. Estate #1 of 1802, Somerset, PA.

4) "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", v2, Hinke & Strassburger.





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