John Zimmerman Company

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John Zimmerman Company
Trading name The John Zimmerman Company
Type Health and Personal Care Stores (Whls); Health and Personal Care Stores; Food and Beverage Stores; Book Store; Building Material / Garden Equipment and Supplies; Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Industry Wholesale; Retail
Fate Dissolved
Predecessor(s) Yergin's Exchange Hotel
Successor(s) Zimmerman Drugstore
Founded Wooster, Ohio (1852 (1852))
Founder(s) John Zimmerman
Headquarters Wooster, Ohio, United States
Number of locations W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio present site of PNC Bank drive-thru
Area served Wayne County, Ohio
Products Drug, Groceries and Book house [1]
Services Wholesale druggists, grocers, stationers, etc.

This house was originally established in 1852 by Mr. J. Zimmerman, the present partnership dating from 1872. The premises occupied embrace two floors of a fine business building, giving ample space for the transaction of the different departments of the business. Messrs, Zimmerman & Co. transact a general jobbing trade in staple and fancy groceries, grocers' sundries, notions, drugs and medicines, druggists' sundries, stationery, etc., giving employment in the different departments to an average force of 10 assistants. Their trade extends through the various counties of Eastern Ohio, and is represented by traveling salesmen, who are able to place goods at prices which will defy competition. This house also conducts a general retail department, in which they enjoy an established and flattering trade. The individual members of this firm are Mr. John Zimmerman, who holds the position of president of the National Bank of Wooster, and also Director of the Insane Asylum, Northern District of Ohio, Mr. L. P. Ohliger, the present efficient postmaster of this city, and Mr. J. R. Zimmerman, all of whom have for years taken a deep interest in the promotion of the business interests and general welfare of this city and county. [2]

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This house was originally established in 1852 by Mr. J. Zimmerman, the present partnership dating from 1872. The premises occupied embrace two floors of a fine business building, giving ample space for the transaction of the different departments of the business. Messrs. Zimmerman & Co. transact a general jobbing trade in staple and fancy groceries, grocers' sundries, notions, drugs and medicines, druggists' sundries, and deal in school and miscellaneous books, school supplies, stationery, etc., giving employment in the different departments to an average force of 10 assistants. Their trade extends through the various counties of Eastern Ohio, and is represented by traveling salesmen, who are able to place goods at prices which will defy competition. This individual members of this firm are Mr. John Zimmerman, who holds the position of president of the National Bank of Wooster, and also Director of the Insane Asylum, Northern District of Ohio, Mr. L. P. Ohliger, the present efficient postmaster of this city, and Mr. J. R. Zimmerman, all of whom have for years taken a deep interest in the promotion of the business interests and general welfare of this city and county. [3]

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  1. Ad. The Score. College of Wooster Index. 1875
  2. Annual Business Review of Wayne County (1887).
  3. Annual Business Review of Wayne County, Ohio, 1887 - Ohio Wayne Dir An78t 1887
  4. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-01-03, p. 3.
  5. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-01-16, p. 4.
  6. Wayne County Herald. Wooster, Ohio, 1882-06-17, p. 2.

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