ZOLLINGER, W. A., hat dealer, was born in Harrisburg. His father, Elias Zollinger, came to Harrisburg in 1822 and engaged in the manufacture of hats and also in the wholesale and retail sale of his products, having wagons on the road, and continued in the business until his death in 1857. He was a Republican in politics and in 1856 was elected to the common council, which position he was holding when he died. His religious views were in accord with the Reformed church, and his membership was in the church on Chestnut street, in which he also held the office of elder. Mr. Zollinger married Miss Elizabeth Yonce, of Harrisburg, who died in 1887, and by whom he had eight children. Warren A. was next to the youngest of his fatherís family and received his education in the public schools. At the death of his father, Elias R., an older son took the business and Warren A. assisted him in the management of it until 1882, when Warren, having purchased the interests of his mother and brother, continued the establishment, which is the oldest in the line in the city, having been conducted seventy-four years under one name. He is prominently identified with the Masonic fraternity. In politics he is an Independent Republican, but has declined to accept any office. Mr. Zollinger was married in 1865, to Miss I. A. Sayford, daughter of William Sayford, merchant tailor of Harrisburg. They have no children. Mr. and Mrs. Zollinger are members of the Zion Lutheran church, on Fourth street, and Mr. Zollinger is a member of the church council.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 13 March 2001
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