Bruno (Zimmermann) Zimmerman
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Bruno Leopold (Zimmermann) Zimmerman (1894 - 1949)

Bruno Leopold "Leo, Franz" Zimmerman formerly Zimmermann
Born in Chicago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Jun 1919 in St. Mathias Catholic, Chicago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 55 in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Bruno was born in Chicago in 1894. He moved with his parents to California, where they resided in 1910. He entered the California State Militia (Cavalry) for one enlistment, probably between 1912 and 1915. By 1920 he was back in Illinois, married and living with his in-laws, the Kartheisers.

Bruno Zimmerman dressed for business (1917 ?).

In 1916 and 1917 he was a Clerk for Fireman's Insurance Company at 137 South LaSalle Street in Chicago. At that time he lived with his parents at 4929 N. Seeley Avenue. He later became an Insurance Agent. The Draft Registrar's description of Bruno on his June 5, 1917 Draft Registration describes him as Tall, Medium Build, with Grey eyes and Brown hair. He also claimed that he was supporting his mother - that she was a financial dependent.

After fathering 6 children with his wife, he left for California, abandoning his children and his insurance business to his wife. At the age of 45, Bruno was back in Los Angeles, living with his parents - though his Marital Status on the 1940 Federal Census shows him as still married.

For a while, he worked for the "P. Zimmerman Seed Company", located at the home of his parents, according to information on his draft registration card in 1942.

Bruno was a heavy smoker and drinker. He died in the Veterans' Administration Hospital of Los Angeles on 16 December 1949 from throat cancer and is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery. [1]


Links listed here are to free sites providing access to the information:

  • United States Census, 1900 Bruno Zimmermann in household of Fred Zimmermann, ED 784 Precinct 7 Lake View Chicago city Ward 26, Cook, Illinois, United States.
  • United States Census, 1910 Bruno Zimmerman in household of Frederick A Zimmerman, Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California.
  • United States Census, 1940 Bruno L Zimmerman in household of Fred A Zimmerman, Councilmanic District 14, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States.
  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 08 July 2019), memorial page for Bruno L Zimmerman (3 Oct 1894–16 Dec 1949), citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .Find A Grave: Memorial #3767275


  • Entered by Keith Baker, a grandson of Bruno's (whom never met) from family interviews and research as documented above. See the Changes page for the details of edits.

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