Peter Zimmerman, was born in Lancaster county. In 1814 he moved to Lower Allen township, Cumberland county, where he purchased a tract of 300 acres of land, which remained in the Zimmerman family for eighty-nine years. In 1903 a portion of it was sold to Congressman Olmstead, of Harrisburg, who erected a summer home upon it. Peter Zimmerman married Esther Martin, of Lancaster county, and they had children as follows: Christian; Peter; Martin; who moved to Ohio in 1869; Samuel, a Mennonite minister, who died in 1877; Emanuel; Esther, wife of John Weaver; Mary, who married Abraham Weaver, and had one son, Henry, a minister of the Mennonite faith; Barbara, who married Jacob Hershey, a minister in the Mennonite Church, living near Manheim, Lancaster county; Annie, wife of Jacob Burkhart; Julia, who married Christian Hess, and has one son, Samuel, a minister of the Mennonite Church; and Miss Elizabeth, who lives at Carlisle. 
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