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I recently wrote Mr. Zimmerman, but was unaware he may have passed away. The records he
used are from an Amana Colonies biographical book. I don't have the exact citation,
but it is maintained by the Heritage Society. I obtained photocopies of entries concerning
my families about twenty years ago and found them usually quite accurate. Most of the
errors come from the German script used. I am pretty fair at translating old German
fractur but that used in the book is a transitional script...sort of a mix between old
fractur and modern (American) script. Translating it correctly requires a bottle of
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