Edward Raymond Zolman & Estella Gordon -- 71614
HUSBAND: ZOLMAN, Edward Raymond 
BIRTH DATE: 03-Dec-1898  PLACE: near Churubusco, Indiana
MARR. DATE: 09-Jul-1919  PLACE: 
DEATH DATE: 26-Dec-1955  PLACE: Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana 
                  BURIAL PLACE: Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, Indiana  
FATHER:  ZOLMAN, Anderson Clemence [7161]        MOTHER: ZUMBRUN, Elnora E. 
WIFE: GORDON, Estella BIRTH DATE: 24-May-1900 PLACE: Noble County, Indiana DEATH DATE: 28-Aug-1978 PLACE: Noble County, Indiana BURIAL PLACE: Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, Indiana FATHER: GORDON, Jasper V. MOTHER: BENHOUR, Samantha Matilda
1) ZOLMAN, Laura Lucille 716141 md. GAY, LANDIS & PIPPENGER 2) ZOLMAN, Arthur Edward 716142 md. MARKS, Mildred Gloria 3) ZOLMAN, infant 716143 died in infancy 4) ZOLMAN, Guy Ervin 716144 md. SMITH, Marjorie L.

He was a World War I veteran.

1920 Census: Green Twp., Noble County, Indiana (#255-255)

1953: "Zollman, Ed (Estella), Hopewell Rd, Avilla R1, section 5 Swan Twp, own 120 acres, farmer" - Robinson's Noble County Indiana Directory 1953 p.65

1960: "ZOLMAN Estella, farm, 745 Hopewell Rd., Swan Twp, R1 Avilla" - Robinson's Noble County Indiana Directory 1960 p.101

1971: "ZOLMAN Stella, retired, 745E Hopewell Road, Swan Twp, R1 Avilla" - Robinson's Noble County Indiana Directory 1971 p.158

1978: Edward R. & Estella Zollman, 118.8 acres, section 5, Swan Twp. - Noble County Indiana Plat Book 1978 by Town & Country Publishing p.22

They were members of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

Photo: Edward and Estella Zolman circa 1950.

Obituary: Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel of Tues. 27-Dec-1955 p.17

Illness Claims Avilla Area Man

AVILLA - Edward Raymond Zolman, 57, R. R. 1, Avilla, died in the Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne about 10:30 p.m. Monday. He had been a patient there 18 days.
Born near Churubusco, he had resided in this community most of his life. He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are the widow, Estella; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Pippenger, R. R. 1, Avilla; two sons, Art, Olympia, Wash., and Guy, R. R. 1, Avilla; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Ben, Detroit, Clyde, Columbia City, and Archie, Fort Wayne; one half brother, Castor Herron, Fort Wayne, and three sisters, Mrs. Mable Jaquay, Angola, Miss Lela Zolman, Auburn, and Mrs. Lulu Kaiser, Columbia City.
The body, taken to the Clark Funeral Home, will be returned to the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday, where friends may call.
Services will be held in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. William Werth will officiate, and burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery at Merriam.

Obituary: Kendallville (IN) News-Sun of 29-Aug-1978

Estella Zolman

AVILLA - Estella Zolman, 78, Route 1, Avilla, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Pippenger.
Born May 24, 1900 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Samantha (Benhour) Gordon. She married Edward R. Zolman July 9, 1919. He preceded her in death in December 1955.
Mrs. Zolman had lived in Whitley and Noble counties her entire life and was engaged in farming. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church and its Ladies Aide Society.
Survivors besides the daughter, Mrs. Pippenger, are two sons, Arthur Zolman, Tacoma, Wash.: and Guy Zolman, Route 1, Avilla; 13 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers [Jesse, William and Walter Gordon] and two sisters [Roxie Claxton and Alta Campbell] preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, after 1 p.m. Wednesday, and after 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Donald Abby will officiate. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery.

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