James P. Zolman & Sarah Ann Gordon -- 71
BIRTH DATE: 07-Jan-1808  PLACE: Frederick County, Maryland
MARR. DATE: 05-May-1836  PLACE: Knox County, Ohio 
DEATH DATE: 16-Nov-1898  PLACE: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana 
                  BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana  
FATHER:  ZOLMAN, John [7]          MOTHER: PASSY, Catharine 

WIFE: GORDON, Sarah Ann 
BIRTH DATE: 15-Jan-1820  PLACE: Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE: 21-Apr-1888  PLACE: Indiana
                  BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana
FATHER:  GORDON, William           MOTHER: ?, Elizabeth 

 1) ZOLMAN, John                  711    md. HARTER, Margaret & ZOLMAN, Nancy Adeline [746]
 2) ZOLMAN, Elizabeth E. "Betsy"  712    md. JOHNSON, Orville [721]
 3) ZOLMAN, Catherine             713    never married - one child
 4) ZOLMAN, David A.              714    md. JONES, Julia Ann
 5) ZOLMAN, Sarah Alice           715    md. WAPPES, Joseph
 6) ZOLMAN, James Corbet          716    md. three times
 7) ZOLMAN, Orvill M.             717    died as a child
 8) ZOLMAN, Margaret Jane         718    md. MILLER, Samuel A.
 9) ZOLMAN, Lydia L.              719    md. STRONG, Henry C.
10) ZOLMAN, Cynthia M.            71A    never married
11) ZOLMAN, Clarinda              71B    md. DAVIS, Sylvester

He was a farmer.

1850 census: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana (#872-898)
1860 census: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana
1870 census: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana
1880 census: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana

Obituary: Churubusco (IN) Truth of November 1898

Obituary of James P. Zolman

James P. Zolman was born in Maryland January 7, 1808, and departed this life November 16, 1898, aged 90 yrs. 10 mos. and 9 days.
With his parents he imigrated in 1812 to Ohio and settled in Knox county where he remained till 1836, when he was married to Sarah Ann Gordon, and at once moved to Indiana, locating in Whitley county. Again in 1854 he changed his residence to Allen county where he resided till his death.
He was the oldest child in a family consisting of ten children and two of his brothers, at a good old age, still survive him. He was the father of eleven children four sons and seven daughters all of whom are living except one. He had also twenty-three grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
He was baptized in infancy in the M. E. church being dedicated to God by his mother who followed the Lord forty long years. He often told his children that he longed to died and go meet that dear mother. Though not an active member of the church, it is said by his friends that he was a man of prayer.
He was universally esteemed by his neighbors, many of whom followed his remains to the grave. His funeral was preached by Rev. H. E. Ewell of the Methodist church in the Baptist church at Eel River and was buried in the cemetery adjoining. The funeral discourse was on the Resurrection of the Body, and he was committed to the ground in confidant hope of the General Resurrection in the last day Peace to his ashes.

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