Frank Zolber, farmer, section 20, Garfield Township, was born in Cusee, on the river Rhine, in Prussia, Jan. 2, 1827. He is son of Peter and Sophia Zolber, and in 1846 he accompanied his parents to the United States. His father bought 80 acres of land in Green Bay, Wis., where they were both occupied some years putting the place into habitable condition.
In 1857, Mr. Zolber came to Newaygo. On arrival he was wholly without funds, had not a dollar. He went to work for John A. Brooks, saved his earnings and bought the home where he now lives. He was busy with lumbering until 1874, in which year he became proprietor of his landed estate, comprising 160 acres of land in an entirely unimproved condition. He has cleared 80 acres, erected suitable buildings, set out orchards and otherwise improved the place until he has earned the right to take a just pride in what he has accomplished. He belongs to the National Greenback party.
He was married May 10, 1857, in Wisconsin, to Annette Fisholt, a native of Holland. Of this marriage four children were born: Mary, Peter, Frank and Anna. The mother died in December, 1862, and Mr. Zolber was a second time married in July, 1869, to Joanna Hanson. Of this marriage one child, Freddie, has been born. The family are Second Adventists in religious faith. Mrs. Zolber by a former marriage had one son, Charles Hanson, who is now 17 years of age.