731 - Johnston Zolman & Mary Jane Claphan
BIRTH DATE: 02-Jun-1847  PLACE: Knox County, Ohio 
MARR. DATE: 03-Dec-1886  PLACE: 
DEATH DATE: 18-May-1920  PLACE: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana 
                  BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana 
FATHER:  ZOLMAN, John           MOTHER: CONDON, Eliza Jane 
WIFE: CLAPHAN, Mary Jane BIRTH DATE: 06-Feb-1864 PLACE: Ada, Ohio DEATH DATE: 28-May-1941 PLACE: Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana FATHER: CLAPHAN, Robert MOTHER: ?
1)ZOLMAN, Maggie Gladys 7311 md. JAGGERS, Clem 2)ZOLMAN, Bertha Ellen 7312 md. CRIPE, Earnie Phillip 3)ZOLMAN, Willard J. 7313 never married 4)ZOLMAN, George T. 7314 never married 5)ZOLMAN, James Albert 7315 md. ?, Thelma 6)ZOLMAN, Cora Arta 7316 md. ROTTGER, LeRoy 7)ZOLMAN, Mary Ann 7317 md. HIPSHIRE, Jesse A. 8)ZOLMAN, Lena Marie 7318 md. KREISCHER, Carrol 9)ZOLMAN, Edgar R. "Dick" 7319 never married
He was a Civil War veteran. His gravestone says he was a private in Company D 192nd Regiment Ohio Infantry.

1900 census:
1910 census: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana #39-40 - Jonathan Zolman (62), Mary (47), Willard (18), George (17), James (15), Cora (13), Mary (11), Linnie (9), Edgar (5)
1920 census: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana #203-205 - Johnston Zulman (72), Mary J. (55), Willard J. (28) George (26), James (24), Mary (20), Lena (19), Edgar (15)

1927: Zolman, Mary Jane, widow, res. Pleasant St. - Hollis & Binder's Complete Directory of Whitley County 1927 page 79 (Churubusco section)

Note: Her gravestone gives her dates as 1863-1941, but Sonday Funeral Home records say she was born 06-Feb-1864 and her obituary says she was 77 when she died.

Obituary: Columbia City Post of Wed. 19-May-1920 p.2


Johnson Zolman, a veteran of the civil war, died Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock of a compilcation of diseases at his home a mile and a half east of Churubusco in Eel River township, Allen county.
The deceased was born in Knox county, Ohio, June 2, 1847, and was 72 years, 11 months and 16 days old. When a young man he enlisted in the army and served in the civil war. A number of years ago he married Sarah Jane Clapham who with the following named children survives: Mrs. Clem Jaggers of Douglas, Wyo., Mrs. Emmett Cripe of Boswell, Ind., Mrs. Leroy Rottgers of Fort Wayne, William, George, James, Mary, Lena and Edgar at home. One sister, Mrs. Charles Haywood of Auburn, and two brothers, Elmer of Dayton, O., and Charles of Knox county, Indiana, also survive. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church at Churubusco.
The funeral arrangements await word from the daughter in the west, but will be held at the United Brethren church and burial will be in Eel River Cemetery.

Obituary: The Churubusco Truth of Thu. 29-May-1941 p.1


Mary Jane Zolman, 77, wife of Johnston Zolman, deceased, died last evening, May 28, at her home on Pleasant Street, Churubusco.
Surviving are four sons Willard, George, and Edgar, Churubusco and James, California; five daughters, Mrs. Jesse Hipshire, Churubusco, Mrs. LeRoy Gotter, Garrett, Ind., Mrs. Carrol Kreischer, Montpelier, O., Mrs. Clem Jaggers, Douglas, Wyoming; one sister, Mrs. William Miller, Findlay, O.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at the U. B. Church, here, with Rev. G. R. Champlin officiating. Burial will be made in the Eel River cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Sonday Funeral Home to the home this afternoon.

Obituary: probably Columbia City Post

Was the Widow of Johnston Zolman, Civil War Veteran - Ill Three Years

An illness of three years caused the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Zolman, 77, widow of the late Johnston Zolman, who died at her home on Pleasant street, Churubusco, at 9 o'clock Wednesday night.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Clem Jaggers, Douglas, Wyo.; Mrs. Earnie Cripe, Columbia City; Mrs. Leroy Gottger, Garrett; Mrs. Carrol Kreischer, Montpelier, Ohio; Mrs. Jessie Hipshire, Churubusco; four sone, Willard, George and Edgar Zolman of Churubusco and James Zolman of California; and a sister, Mrs. William Miller of Findlay, Ohio.
Mrs. Zolman was born at Ada, Ohio, February 6, 1864. Her marriage to Johnston Zolman, Civil War veteran, occurred December 3, 1886. Mr. Zolman died May 18, 1920. She was a member of the United Brethren church at Churubusco for many years.
The body was removed to the residence today from the Sonday Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST) from the Churubusco United Brethren church, the Rev. Frank Parker and Rev. G. R. Champlin officiating. Interment will be made at Eel River.

The Descendants of Adam Zolman/Zollman

09/12/01 - SAH