ZINN, ANSON B., baker, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa., December 5,1856. He is a son of Edward P. and Margaret (Pisle) Zinn.
Edward P. Zinn is a native of York county. He received an ordinary school education, and afterwards prepared himself for the practice of dentistry. He opened an office in Mechanicsburg, where he spent many years of successful work in that line. He was skillful and reliable in his operations, and enjoyed a liberal patronage. For several years he has laid aside the active work of his profession. His wife, Margaret Pisle, was a native of Cumberland county. They had five children; one died in childhood, and four are living: Anson B., Ida E., Harry I. and Minnie Bell.
Anson B. Zinn spent his youth and part of his manhood in his native county. He received the usual school training, and learned the trade of baking. His life has not been very eventful, and there is little to record, beyond the honorable mention of industrious pursuits and faithful service. Mr. Zinn spent many years as an employee, but was nine years in the baking business on his own account in his native place. He came to Harrisburg in 1860, in search of larger business opportunities, and has found no reason to regret the change. He has had gratifying success in this city, and is counted among its most reliable, enterprising and accommodating bakers.
Mr. Zinn is still in the ranks of the bachelors. He is a Republican, and a member of Washington Camp. No. 164, P. O. S. of A., Mechanicsburg.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 12 Feb 2001
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