Gene Notes

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - George Zimmeth

My grandfather's brother, George Zimmeth, was born July 12, 1881 in Tawas township, Iosco county, Michigan, and was the brother closest in age to my grandpa. He died October 13, 1918 in East Tawas, Iosco county, Michigan, while my grandfather was in the Army in France during World War I. He died, as his death certificate says, from typhoid fever from water from an open well. Coincidentally, it occurred during the Spanish Flu epidemic. My grandfather stated years later, that he didn't find out for a couple of months that George had died.

George left a widow, Julia Blust Zimmeth and four children, Leo, Mary, Rose and Barbara. Barbara died in 1921 and only Leo, Mary & Rose reached adulthood of the 12 children that George & Julia had.

George was buried in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery in East Tawas, but no stone marks his grave in the plot where his 9 young children were buried.

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