The photos below of the Zimmerman-Willems family and the earlier one of Maria Dyck Zimmerman have been published by the California Mennonite Historical Society in their Fall 2013 Bulletin. They accompany an article I wrote about the Heinrich H. Zimmerman 1905 Zionsbote letter. It was mailed out last week and can also be read on their website at the link given below. This is an excellent publication, and back issues are well worth reading. They include not just individual life stories, but articles by Mennonite historians and scholars as well.
The article in the CMHS Bulletin is short, only 2000 words. The full story of Heinrich & Maria Dyck Zimmermann is posted on the Pages section in the column on the right. All it requires is a “click” to bring it up. Also in the “Pages” is the story of Heinrich H. & Elisabeth Boldt Willems Zimmerman.
While I’m at it, I’ll include a link to another published piece I wrote that can be found online—“Jacob & Agnes,” the story of my father’s courtship and elopement with my fourteen year old mother and the scandal that ensued. It was published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana.