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ZIMMERMAN, August Richard

August Richard Zimmerman, son of Heinrich Zimmerman and his wife Elisabeth nee Albrecht, died September 25, 1880 of diphtheria aged 1 year 8 months 18 days. Buried September 27, 1880.

Status: Unmarked

St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (original site), Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, ON, Canada

Notes: This monument near the public school in Zurich, Ontario marks the spot of the original cemetery of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the early 1920s, the headstones at this site were gathered and placed inside this cairn. Eventually the monument was sealed in an effort to deter vandals. No map of plot sites is known to exist. The church does have a record of burials which was translated by a kind visitor from Germany in recent years. The translated record has been reproduced below in its entirety.

UPDATE March 2012 - The cairn pictured above has been removed. Efforts to ensure recognition, restoration and remembrance are being undertaken at present by the 150th Anniversary Committee of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Zurich, Ontario.


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