Walter James ZERBA
known as; "James Walter Zerba"
b.5 Feb 1880 MI
d.28 Mar 1958 Kalamazoo, MI
Dott SALYER (b.~1889)
m.30 June 1906 Greenville, Montcalm, MI
Jennie E. BALL (b.~1880 MI)
m.16 Sept 1915 Belding, Ionia, MI
Joseph Clinton ZERBA
Phoebe A. PURDY
children: ZERBA
  1. Joseph (b.~1909)
siblings: ZERBA
  1. William A. (b.1874)
  2. Floy B. (b.~1876)
  3. Eva Alverta (b.Apr 1886)
  4. Bernie Leroy (b.Jul 1887)
fact sources and writings about this individual:
from the research of Kevin Everingham 2000-2005

1880 CENSUS of Algansee, Branch county, MI
C. Zerba, 29, born in OH, farmer, P.A. Zerba, 25, wife, W.A. Zerba, 5, son, Floy B., 4, daughter, Walter J. age 9/12. Everyone but Clinton was listed as born in Michigan. (familiy #204, Page 20)

1900 CENSUS of Belding, Ionia County, MI
Clinton Zerba, born May 1851, age 49, born in OH, parents born in OH, Phebe, wife, born ???, age 44?, born in MI, parents born in OH, Walter, son, born Feb 1880, age 20, born in MI, Eva, daughter, born April 1886, age 14, born in MI.

1906 Marriage Record Greenville, Montcalm County, MI (film 2342675 #206) ... James W. Zerba, 26 b.MI s/o J.C. Zerba & Phoebe Purdy,... married 30 June 1906 to Dott Salyer, 17, b.MI d/o Joseph Salyer,... married at Greenville, Montcalm, MI.

1910 CENSUS Greenville (ward 3), Montcalm, MI Family #300, Page 14 Walter Zearba, 30 b.MI, married,.. Dot Zearba, 21, wife,... Joseph F., son 1yr.

1914 Montcalm Marriage Record (film #2342707 #10), Charles Mier 31, b.OH, s/o Henry Mier & Mary Bridge,... married Dot Zerba 25 b.MI, d/o Joseph Sayler & Elizabeth Brown....married on 20 April 1914 Greenville, Montcalm County, MI,

1915 Marriage Record Belding, Ionia Co. MI, Film 2342710, #412 ...James Walter Zerba, 34, b.Coldwater, MI s/o Joseph C. Zerba & Phoebe Purdy,... Jennie E. Ball, 35, b.Lowell, MI.

1920 CENSUS Lowell, Kent County, MI, (film 1820779 sheet 6)... James W. Zerba 48, married, b.MI,... Jennie Zerba, 54, wife, b.MI. Walter & 2nd wife

1920 CENSUS Montcalm County, MI ... Charles A. Mier 37,.. Dott E. Mier 31,.. Albert C. Mier 5,.. Charles O. Mier 7m,.. Joseph C. Zerba 10, b.MI, step-son,... Edd Arris 43, b.MI, brother-in-law, widowed. Walter's son & first wife

1930 CENSUS Lowell, Kent County, MI, (film 2340739, #676) ... Walter J Zerba 50, married, b.MI, parents born in OH,... Jennie, wife, 66. b.MI, parents born in NY

1958 Death Certificate James W. Zerba, b.5 Feb 1880 MI, occ: common laborer, widowed, spouse name: Jenny Ball, parents Joseph Clinton Zerba & Sophie Purdy... died 28 March 1958 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, MI, age 78... burial 31 March 1958.

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