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Toner-Zimmerman Family Collection

Creator: Toner, James

Date: October 8, 1863 - September 21, 1890

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 309975

Biographical sketch: According to census records, James Toner was born in Pennsylvania c. 1820. He married Margaret Ann Zimmerman Toner and they lived in Troy, Kansas. They had three children John, Emma and Mary. At age 43, James Toner joined and served in Company F, 33dr Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to Troy where he was a carpenter. Toner is buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas. Eugene Clay Zimmerman was the son of Margaret Ann Zimmerman Toner and the James Toner's step son. He was an attorney and had a practice in St. Joseph, Missouri. Zimmerman married Ada Hasley on May 2, 1865 in Buchanan County, Missouri.

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 1.00 Document case(s), 2.5 inch

Title (Main title): Toner-Zimmerman Family Collection

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Collection of 34 letters written by James Toner and Eugene Clay Zimmerman. Toner wrote many of his letters to his family while serving in Company F, 33 Regiment Infantry Missouri Volunteers during the Civil War. His wife and children were living in Troy, Kansas at the time. Eugene Clay Zimmerman was a son of Margaret Ann Toner by a previous marriage. There are transcripts of the letters in the collection.


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    Troy (Kan.)
    Toner, James
    Zimmerman, Eugene Clay
    United States History Civil War, 1861-1865

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