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Gustave Zachmann, owning and controlling a large granite monument business in Ann Arbor. is a native son of this city, born on the 10th of May, 1873. His father was Xaviar Zachmann, a native of Germany, who came to Ann Arbor in 1861 and here established a butcher business, which he still conducts. The mother bore the maiden name of Annie Miller, and was a native of Germany, emigrating from the fatherland to the new world in her girlhood days. This worthy couple became the parents of eight children: Annie, Gertrude, Robert, Edward, Gustave, Frank and Louise, all of whom are living in Ann Arbor; and William, who makes his home in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Mr. Zachmann. of this review, obtained his early education in the public and parochial schools of his native city, and in his youth became acquainted with the butcher business by assisting his father. Eventually he embarked in the marble and granite business on his own account, and is now associated with I. L. Arnet, which partnership was formed in 1901, a short time after Mr. Zachmann started in business. They are located at No. 107 East Ann street, where they conduct a very large granite monument business. The output of the establishment is of the highest class workmanship, prices are reasonable an( the business dealings honorable, and these qualities have insured for the house its present gratifying patronage. The firm erect all the monuments for the deceased members of the Woodmen of the World.

In 1905 Mr. Zachmann was united in marriage to Miss Rose Jacobus, of Ann Arbor, whose family are prominent farming people of Macon. Fraternally Mr. Zachmann is connected with the Woodmen of the World and politically is independent, casting his ballot in support of men and measures rather than party. He is interested in local improvement and development. Those who know him personally have for him warm regard, for he is always courteous, kindly and amiable. A man of natural business ability, his success from the beginning has been uniform and rapid and, persevering in the pursuit of a persistent purpose. he has gained a most satisfactory reward.

Samuel Beakes, Past and present of Washtenaw County, Michigan (Chicago : The S.J. Clarke publishing co., 1906), 510-513.

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