African-American racehorse jockey
I am not related to the Zimmerman family, but I found this article recently, and thought someone here at the Zimmerman Forum may find the information herein useful.
This article appeared in the Sept 18, 1906 edition of The Daily Racing Form, which is the daily newspaper of the horse racing world.
DEATH OF AN OLD TIME COLORED JOCKEY
Cincinnati, O. Sept. 18, 1906
HENRY ZIMMERMAN, aged 70, at one time well known as a jockey, was found dead yesterday afternoon sitting in a chair at the home of Miss Mabel Hoffman on Race Street, where he was employed as a butler. Zimmerman at one time ranked among the foremost colored riders, and piloted many a famous horse to victory in the long races of another generation.He is said to have enjoyed a longer life than any other rider on the American turf.
Coroner Cameron was notified and found death due to natural causes. The body was taken to the morgue and is unclaimed. He has a wife living in Batavia, Ohio.