John Zolman -- 711
BIRTH DATE: 16-Jun-1837  PLACE: Whitley County, Indiana
DEATH DATE: 01-Jun-1922  PLACE: Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana 
                  BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana (see Note 1 below) 
FATHER:  ZOLMAN, James P. [71]     MOTHER: GORDON, Sarah Ann 
WIFE #1: HARTER, Margaret BIRTH DATE: - -1842 PLACE: Licking County, Ohio MARR. DATE: 14-Sep-1860 PLACE: Whitley County, Indiana DEATH DATE: - -18 PLACE: (see Note 2 below) BURIAL PLACE: unknown FATHER: HARTER, John MOTHER: BOWER, Mary
1) ZOLMAN, David L. 7111 1861-1882 never married 2) ZOLMAN, John Valentine 7112 md. McINTIRE, Emeline 3) ZOLMAN, Mary Ann 7113 md. BARKMAN, Alonzo 4) ZOLMAN, James E. 7114 md. SLESSMAN, Maud M. 5) ZOLMAN, Ona Rebecca 7115 md. MERRICK, Horace N. 6) ZOLMAN, Charles A. 7116 md. 3 times 7) ZOLMAN, Laura 7117 md. ? & ZELLERS, William M.
WIFE #2: ZOLMAN, Nancy Adeline [746] BIRTH DATE: 22-Sep-1852 PLACE: Knox County, Ohio MARR. DATE: 13-Jan-1889 PLACE: Fulton County, Indiana DEATH DATE: 28-Jun-1914 PLACE: Logansport, Cass County, Indiana BURIAL PLACE: FATHER: ZOLMAN, Nathan [74] MOTHER: CRAFT, Jane
8) ZOLMAN, Milo 7118 never married 9) ZOLMAN, Harley E. 7119 md. HORN, Bernice A.

John Zolman in his Civil War uniform.

John was a private in Company H, 29th Regiment Indiana Infantry in the Civil War.
The muster rolls show he was drafted and mustered into service Oct. 13, 1864 at Kendallville, Ind.

The muster rolls also show:
He was a carpenter.
He had gray eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion.
His height was 5 ft. 9 in.
His residence at the time was Smith Twp., Whitley County.

He was mustered out at Marietta, Georgia on Dec. 2, 1865.

John and Margaret were married in Whitley County by Zachariah Garrison, J.P.

1870 census: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana (#41-39)
1880 census: Newcastle Twp., Fulton County, Indiana (#154)
1900 census: Newcastle Twp., Fulton County, Indiana (#289-290) - Nancy Adeline was married (had been for 10 years) - 2 children - 2 living - She is listed with Milo and Harley but no husband/father.
1900 census: Waverly Twp., Van Buren County, Michigan (#260) - John is listed as a widower- also in that house were Samuel and Margaret Jane Zolman Miller (his sister) and A. Clements Zolman family.
1910 census:
1920 census:

Note 1: His gravestone was found and included in the listing of Eel River Cemetery done by the DAR in the 1930s, but was not found when Stuart Harter did his listing of Eel River Cemetery in 1980.
Note 2: "John Zolman buried an infant son on Saturday, and the mother is lying at the point of death." (Wagoner item in the Rochester (IN) Sentinel of Sat. 07-Jul-1883)
If this is John and Margaret it would be another child that died in infancy and give an approximate date of death of Margaret.

John and Nancy Adeline were first cousins (their fathers were brothers).
John and Nancy were divorced in 1910. She filed for divorce in Fulton Circuit Court on 28-Feb-1910. She stated that they were married 13-Jan-1889 and lived together as husband and wife for a short time. He was served the divorce papers and it stated that he was living near Churubusco with his sister, Catharine Zolman.
Nancy Adeline died at Longcliff State Hospital in Logansport.

Obituary: Columbia City (IN) Commercial Mail of Friday 02-Jun-1922

John Zolman Dies At Home of His Nephew
Death results from abcess in ear - was found dead in bed

John Zolman, aged 85, Civil War Veteran, was found dead in bed at the home of his nephew, Clarence Zolman, at Churubusco Thursday morning. Death was caused by an abcess in his ear, with which he had been suffering for the last several months. He served in Comp. H 37th Reg. in the Civil War.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Bardlin [Barkman] of Rochester, Ind.; Mrs. Omney Merrick of Elkhart, Mrs. Laura Zellers of Fort Wayne, John Zolman of Mentone, James Zolman of Dakota and Charles of Fort Wayne. Six sisters also survive as follows: Mrs. Henry Strong, Catherine, Cynthia and Clara Zolman and Mrs. Eliza Johnson of Churubusco, and Mrs. Jane Miller of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held from the Eel River Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. A. F. McCloe officiating and interment will be made in the cemetery at the church.

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