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CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN
Descendants' Web Pages & E-Mail Addresses

(This Page Was Last Modified Saturday, 04-Oct-2008 14:54:43 MDT.)

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You MUST read the note at the bottom of this page concerning the relationship of the surname CARPENTER to the surname ZIMMERMAN.  This is VERY, VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!

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WEB PAGES

Below are Web Pages of CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN descendants and researchers: (Below each researcher's name is that person's line of descent from the CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN emigrant.) (If you are a CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN descendant or researcher, and would like to have your Web Page address posted here, send us an e-mail to germannaresearch@comcast.net.)

(Click on the researcher's name below to go to his/her web site.)

CARPENTER: Janis WETHERBEE.  (John CARPENTER [Johannes ZIMMERMAN], William CARPENTER, Samuel CARPENTER, Abraham CARPENTER, Diana CARPENTER, Samuel OLIVER, Ura OLIVER, Wanda OLIVER, ME.)

CARPENTER: WorldConnect Genealogy at Rootsweb.  (Kathleen BOWEN's CARPENTER Database.)

CARPENTER: Virginia TYLER CARPENTER.  (The CARPENTERs of Carpenter’s Station, Kentucky .)

CARPENTER: Randall William CARPENTER.  (John CARPENTER; Andrew CAPTENTER; Joseph CARPENTER; William CARPENTER, of Jackson County, Fla.; Randall William CARPENTER. )

ZIMMERMAN: Guy ZIMMERMAN.  (Christopher Hans ZIMMERMAN and descendants.)

E-MAIL ADDRESSES

Many CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN researchers do not have Web Pages and we are listing their E-Mail addresses here, along with their lines of descent. If you find any that look like matches to your lines, feel free to send them an E-Mail.

(If you are a CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN descendant or researcher, and would like to have your E-Mail address posted here, send us an e-mail to germannaresearch@comcast.net.)

(Click on the researcher's name below to send him/her an email message.)

CARPENTER: Janis WETHERBEE.  (John CARPENTER [Johannes ZIMMERMAN], William CARPENTER, Samuel CARPENTER, Abraham CARPENTER, Diana CARPENTER, Samuel OLIVER, Ura OLIVER, Wanda OLIVER, ME.)

CARPENTER: Randall William CARPENTER.  (John CARPENTER; Andrew CARPENTER; Joseph CARPENTER; William CARPENTER, of Jackson County, Fla.; Randall William CARPENTER.

CARPENTER: Larry E. PURDUM.  (John CARPENTER [Johannes ZIMMERMAN], Michael CARPENTER, Ephraim CARPENTER, Uriel CARPENTER, William CARPENTER, Georganna CARPENTER, August PURDUM, Larry E. PURDUM.)

ZIMMERMAN: Guy ZIMMERMAN.  (Christopher Hans ZIMMERMAN and descendants.)

ZIMMERMAN: Winifred K. MILLER.  (Katherine ZIMMERMAN (married to William SLAUGHTER [SCHLUCHTER?]); Gabriel SLAUGHTER (married to Frances HORD); Frances Ellen SLAUGHTER; George Lawrence SMITH.)

If you are researching the CARPENTER/ZIMMERMAN surname that is of German origin, you should be aware that the surname CARPENTER was actually ZIMMERMAN in Germany.  ZIMMERMAN in German means CARPENTER in English.

Now to the problems with this name.  When the "2nd Germanna Colony" arrived in the Virginia Colony in 1717, there was a ZIMMERMAN family on board, headed by Christopher ZIMMERMAN -- this family had come from Sulzfeld, Germany.  The family kept the ZIMMERMAN name and none ever changed to the English equivalent of CARPENTER.  (The reason for the "Germanna Colony" designation was that they were settled in the area which later became known as "Germanna", or "Fort Germanna". The "1st Germanna Colony" arrived in 1714.) 

Three years later, in 1720, a few more emigrants families arrived from the same general area of Germany and settled in the same general area as the 1717 emigrants.  This second group also contained a family named ZIMMERMAN, headed by William and John (Wilhelm and Johann).  When this second family was settled in the same area of Virginia as the first ZIMMERMAN family, the second family wanted to have some way to keep the two families separate, so they adopted the English version of the name, CARPENTER.  They never appear in the civil records as ZIMMERMAN as they seem to have converted to the use of CARPENTER quite early.  At the church, they were sometimes called ZIMMERMAN, but never in civil records.

(Be sure to see John Blankenbaker's "Germanna Notes" for further discussion of this subject.  One such Note can be found here.  You can do a search from that page for CARPENTER and ZIMMERMAN and find other Notes in which John discusses these two distinct families.)

So, if you are researching CARPENTER, you should keep in mind that the original name was ZIMMERMAN; if you are researching ZIMMERMAN, be sure to keep separate the two original emigrant families, and conduct your searches accordingly.  (Keep in mind that some descendants of the "2nd Germanna Colony" ZIMMERMAN family may have kept the ZIMMERMAN name, or may have later reverted back to that name.  We know of none, but that doesn't mean it couldn't have happened.)

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