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Julius Hermann Zimmermann

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Sheffield Sub-Site

 

Born:

23/03/1819, Prussia

Baptised:

 

Died:

15/05/1890, Sheffield

Buried:

20/05/1890, Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield

 

His Name

 

Julius Hermann Zimmermann tended to be known as “J. H. Zimmerman”.  On his grave’s headstone he was “Hermann Zimmermann”, with “nn” ending both names, and no “Julius”.  Thus he was presumably known as “Hermann” (or “Herman”) rather than “Julius”, and for day-to-day purposes dropped an “n” from his surname, making it more English-like in its spelling.  The full “Julius Hermann Zimmermann” was used in various official documents.

 

Non-Chess Life

 

By profession he was a foreign correspondent.

 

His wife was called Clementine.

 

Death

 

He died at 3 Andover Street, Pitsmoor, Sheffield, on 15/05/1890, and was buried in Sheffield’s Burngreave Cemetery on 25/05/1890.  (Click here for images of the grave.)

 

Chess

 

He was a member of the Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club, which he evidently joined at some time after 1875 (as he wasn’t listed as paying a subscription in the treasurer’s records up to 1875).

 

He was also a member of St. Peter’s Chess Club, representing them in 1877 in matches against the Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club.

 

During the 1883 visit by Joseph Henry Blackburne to Sheffield, in the second simultaneous display given by Blackburne on Wednesday 24/01/1883, “Zimmerman” was one of Blackburne’s opponents.

 

During the 1883 visit by Henry Edward Bird to Sheffield, “J. H. Zimmerman” was one of those who lost in the simultaneous display.

 

He represented Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club in its 1883 match versus the Rest of the Sheffield & District Chess Association.

 

 

Created

30/07/2014

Copyright © 2014 Stephen John Mann

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Last Updated

30/07/2014