In my entry for Valentine Zimmerman, I said I am unsure who his parents are.
The family oral tradition says he was the son of German immigrants, and his name was meant to be spelled Valentin Zimmermann.
However, I found this online which has caused some consternation.
Are these the parents of Valentine or a mistake? Has oral tradition led us astray? Here’s the info, help me decide.
Edited to add: while gathering information for this post, I happened across this previously undiscovered baptismal record on findmypast.com which I think may be the smoking gun.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms Transcription
|Birth date||19 Oct 1814|
|Baptism date||01 Jan 1815|
|Father’s first name(s)||Georg|
|Father’s last name||Zimmerman|
|Mother’s first name(s)||Catharina|
|Mother’s last name||Zimmerman|
|Institution||Births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials|
|Archive||Historical Society of Pennsylvania|
|Record set||Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms|
|Category||Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)|
|Collections from||Americas, United States|
Vital Statistics from Ancestry.com
BIRTH 19 OCT 1814 • Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
DEATH 6 OCT 1877 • Elk, Vinton, Ohio, United States
Vital statistics from FamilySearch.org
From Find a Grave Index
|DEATH||24 Sep 1835 (aged 51)|
Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
|MEMORIAL ID||130640652 · View Source|
Vital Statistics from FamilySearch.org
To be continued…