Just when I thought, I didn't have any pictures of Gottfried and Caroline Zimmermann, I came across these.
They are rather poorly enlarged copies, and are not the originals, but they will have to do.
This is the Gottfried Friedrich Zimmermann Farm near Wilson, Wisconsin. You may have noticed the two m's on the end of his name. This is how the name was originally spelled, but somewhere along the line, they dropped the second m.
Most of Gottfried's & Dorothea's children, were also born in the city of Gruenrade. That part of Germany was given over to Poland, after World War II.
According to a profile of their son Frederick, Gottfried was a shepherd in Germany. However, Gottfried's application for emigration states that he was a lawman. Gottfried was given permission, to emigrate with his family, in March of 1848.
According to his son's profile and the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, Gottfried and his family left Germany in 1848 on the sailing vessel "Howard", commanded by Capt. Paulsen. After more than a 5-week voyage, they landed at the port of New York. The family traveled the Hudson River to Albany New York, then to Buffalo by train, and then by boat on the Great Lakes to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. The trip from New York to Wisconsin took 15 days.
The family settled on a farm in Wilson Township, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, purchasing a quarter-section of land. Two years later they added 120 acres to the original farm. The picture above, is of that farm.