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town in June of the same year. He was educated in the Johnstown public schools and at Knapp's Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, and after leaving school he undertook the management of two of his father's business enterprises and at the same time kept the books in connection with the livery business. In fact he managed most of his father's various interests until the death of the latter and then became proprietor. His present completely appointed stables were finished and occupied in April, 1905, and with their stock and general equipment for livery purposes comprise one of the best establishments of the kind in southern Pennsylvania. Mr. Zimmerman is one of Johnstown's most enterprising business men, and has several other important interests besides his stables. He is an extensive real estate proprietor, having an interest in the Zimmerman Building, the New Senate Hotel and other valuable properties. In politics he is an independent Republican, and holds membership in Vestal Camp No. 33, Woodmen of the World, of Johnstown, also S. of V.,Johnstown.
Eugene Zimmerman married June 10, 1890, Celia Conlogue, daughter of John and-------(Gallagher) Conlogue, of Johnstown. Mr. Conlogue is and for many years has been foreman in one of the departments of Cambria Steel Company. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman have three children: Grace Ellene, born June 10, 1891; Charles Frederick, born April 1, 1893; Eugenia, born November 24, 1895.
HERMAN BANTLY, whose name has long been associated with the hardware trade of Johnstown, was born October 14, 1843, at Kirscheim, Germany, coming to this country with his parents when he was but eight years of age. His foreparents were as follows:
I. Philip Bantle, as it was originally spelled, was born in 1764, at Kirscheim unter Teck, Koenigreich, Wurtemburg, Germany. His wife was Wilhelmina Schrag. Both died in Germany.
II. Gottleib Philip Bantly, son of Philip Bantle (I), was born at the old home in Germany, December 14, 1804, died at Scalp Level, Cambria county, May 4, 1883. He came to America about 1860. His wife, Rosina (Schrag) Bantly, was born June 5, 1811, at Gross Eislingen, 0. B. Goeppingen, Koenigreich, Wurtemburg, Germany, and died there about 1858. Their children were: 1. Gottleib Theodore, born at the old home August 29, 1834, married Christiane Sophie Wilhelmina Stoll, who died at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, November 8, 1875. Gottleib T. has been a prominent citizen of Johnstown for many years. 2. Charles August, born 1836, died July 22, 1902, at Lebanon, Missouri. He was in the Civil war and was in Andersonville prison. 3. Herman, mentioned hereafter. 4. Theodore, who was a soldier in the Union cause in time of the Civil war; died in Andersonville prison-pen. 5. Christopher, now living at Scalp Level, Pennsylvania. 6. William, who was drowned in the Johnstown flood of 1889. Both Charles and Theodore were members of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania Regiment, Volunteers.
III. Herman Bantly, who came to this country when a mere boy, assisted his father, who was a tanner in Germany but established a grist mill at Scalp Level, Pennsylvania, upon coming to America. Coupled with the flouring mill was a saw mill, and around these mills young Herman spent his youthful days. When about twenty years of age he commenced to clerk for his brother Gottleib T., with whom he continued for about eight years. He then formed a partnership with Ed. H. Fronheiser, as Bantly & Fronheiser, purchasing his brother Gottleib's hardware business on Clinton street. This continued until 1892, when Mr.