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Frank E. Zumwinkle
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Frank E. Zumwinkle, was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, March 4, 1870, son of Herman and Elizabeth (Nelson) Zumwinkle. He was reared on his father's farm and at the age of twenty-two decided to have a farm of his own, buying 80 acres in section 10, Beaver Falls township, where he farmed for four years. Then he sold his land and bought the home farm from his father in section 22, which he has increased to 200 acres and where he farmed until Oct. 1, 1915, when he retired to Morton village. He has held several township offices. He has been the clerk of the school district No. 5 for one year and a member of the school board for four years, township assessor for two years, and is now secretary of the Farmers' Coöperative Grain Company of Morton. He attends the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Zumwinkle was married April 24, 1891, to Margaret Carruth, born Oct. 25, 1871, daughter of James and Mary (Cosens) Carruth. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zumwinkle have three children: Bert, born Nov. 20, 1892; Bessie, born Nov. 14, 1895; and Helen, born July 24, 1901.
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