Michael Zaruba1

M, b. April 1863, d. 19 August 1917
     Michael Zaruba was born in April 1863 at Bohemia per 1900 census, or 13 JAN 1861 per other sources.1 He married Elizabeth Kostichek on 20 January 1890. Michael Zaruba died on 19 August 1917 at Hale Twp., Jones Co., IA, at age 54.

Child of Michael Zaruba and Elizabeth Kostichek


  1. [S186] 1900 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 440; FHL #1240440.


M, b. 23 July 1922, d. 24 July 1922
     Zaruba was born on 23 July 1922 at Hale Twp., Jones Co., IA. He died on 24 July 1922 at Hale Twp., Jones Co., IA. He was the son of Henry Zaruba and Edna Grassfield.

Catherine M. Zastraw

F, b. 11 August 1910, d. 3 June 1999
     Catherine M. Zastraw was born on 11 August 1910 at Sullivan, Jefferson Co., WI. She married Sidney John Faulhaber, son of Frederick August Faulhaber and Louisa Anne Timmermier, on 10 August 1931. Catherine M. Zastraw died on 3 June 1999 at age 88.

Child of Catherine M. Zastraw and Sidney John Faulhaber

Johanna Wilhelmina Auguste Zastrow

F, b. circa 1828, d. before 6 June 1900
     Johanna Wilhelmina Auguste Zastrow was also known as "Hannah".1 She was born circa 1828 at Prussia.1 She married Charles Stredy in 1856. Johanna Wilhelmina Auguste Zastrow died before 6 June 1900 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

Child of Johanna Wilhelmina Auguste Zastrow and Charles Stredy


  1. [S2943] 1880 Federal Census, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1436; FHL #1255436.

Carol Lynn Zaveson

F, b. 28 November 1944, d. 24 January 2015
     Carol Lynn Zaveson was born on 28 November 1944 at Akron, Summit Co., OH; daughter of Milan D. and Helen (Totura) Zaveson. She married John Franklin Artymovich, son of John Artymovich and Viola Marie Marvin, on 5 August 1967 at Winchester, VA, Carol remarried to Marvin L. Campanizzi on 4 SEP 1999, Stark County, Ohio. Carol Lynn Zaveson and John Franklin Artymovich were divorced on 10 July 1986 at Stark Co., OH. Carol Lynn Zaveson died on 24 January 2015 at Canton, Stark Co., OH, at age 70

Obituary -- The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio; Tuesday, 3 FEB 2015, p.B005 (Newspapers.com):

Carol L. Zaveson

Carol L. Zaveson, 70, of North Canton, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, after a short battle with cancer, at The Laurels of Canton, surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 28, 1944 in Akron and was the daughter of the late Helen (Totura) Zaveson and the late Milan E. Zaveson of Akron. She was a 1962 graduate fo Garfield High School. Shortly after graduating she received an Olympic bronze medal for rail gliding and then went on to be one of the most consulted nuclear physicists in the North East Ohio region. After retiring, she took a trip to Paris to pursue her dream of dancing. Too bad that was a bunch of cockamamie. As you can tell, she had the most amazing sense of humor and a passion for making people laugh. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother (Granny Carlos), sister, and friend to many over her short journey in this world. She is now in the loving arms of our creator and the love of her life, Jack.

She is survived by her daughters, Lara P. Artymovich (Jerry) of Massillon, and Alicia L. Jenei (Donny) of Green; and her grandchildren, Adam J. Artymovich of Celebration, Florida, Victoria A. Jenei of Green, and Brooke M. Walsh of Massillon; and her siblings, Milene Arbaugh of Columbus and Patrice Zaveson of Akron. Also surviving are her special friends, Pat George of Canton and Susan Moye of Akron.

Per her wishes, the family had a small private gathering to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Stark County Humane Society or the Amputee Coalition.

"If you cannot but weep when your soul summons you to prayer, she should spur you again and yet again, through weeping, until you shall come laughing." --Kahlil Gibran.

Lucian Valentine Zawalich

M, b. 15 February 1927, d. 26 July 2003
     Lucian Valentine Zawalich was born on 15 February 1927 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He began military service in 1946 WW II era service, U.S. Marine Corps. He married Melba Lois Lyons, daughter of Earl Charles Lyons and Esther Faye Archer, on 23 June 1950 at Jayler Center, Wayne Co., MI. Lucian Valentine Zawalich died on 26 July 2003 at Florida at age 76. He was buried in 2003 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL, Findagrave #49669500.

Arthur Zea

     Arthur Zea was the son of Anna Sonner. Arthur Zea lived at Ohio per J. K. P. Sonner book.

Philippi Zea1

F, b. circa 1847
     Philippi Zea was born circa 1847 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA.1 She was the daughter of Susan (?)1 Philippi Zea married Richard Wisdom Sonner, son of Joseph D. Sonner and Susan Julianna Copenhaver, circa 1878 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1,2

Children of Philippi Zea and Richard Wisdom Sonner


  1. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.
  2. [S289] 1880 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1390, FHL #1255390.

Albert Zealor

     Albert Zealor married Elizabeth Stephens.

Child of Albert Zealor and Elizabeth Stephens

Albert Earl Zealor

M, b. 16 June 1890
     Albert Earl Zealor died at Perry Point, Cecil Co., MD. He was born on 16 June 1890. He was the son of Albert Zealor and Elizabeth Stephens. Albert Earl Zealor married Louella Arline Young, daughter of Robert Roy Young and Ida Katherine Stuff, on 27 November 1941 at Havre-de-Grace, Harford Co., MD, One child to this marriage, name unknown.

Ida Celeste Zebal

F, b. October 1867, d. 10 December 1936
     Ida Celeste Zebal was born in October 1867 at Louisiana.1 She married Louis Grafton De Generes, four children born, two living (Lucille and Samuel) as of the 1900 census.1 Ida Celeste Zebal lived on 5 June 1900 at Franklin, St. Mary Par., LA.1 She died on 10 December 1936 at age 69. She was buried in December 1936 at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, St. Mary Par., LA, Findagrave #61139538.

Child of Ida Celeste Zebal and Louis Grafton De Generes


  1. [S5430] 1900 Federal Census, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 582; FHL #1240582.

Leo Myron Zechar

M, b. 17 September 1914, d. 5 October 1982
     Leo Myron Zechar was born on 17 September 1914 at Ohio. He married Jane Elaine Aufuldish, daughter of Howard E. Aufuldish and Ethel M. Haney, in 1937. Leo Myron Zechar died on 5 October 1982 at Greenville, Darke Co., OH, at age 68. He was buried in October 1982 at Abbottsville Cemetery, Abbottsville, Darke Co., OH, Findagrave @58281721.

Child of Leo Myron Zechar and Jane Elaine Aufuldish

Sharon Zechar

F, b. 28 July 1938, d. 30 August 2012
     Sharon Zechar was born on 28 July 1938 at Greenville, Darke Co., OH. She was the daughter of Leo Myron Zechar and Jane Elaine Aufuldish. Sharon Zechar died on 30 August 2012 at Greenville, Darke Co., OH, at age 74

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Sharon, 74, Greenville, died at 11:30 p.m., at Wayne HealthCare Center.

She was the daughter of L. Myron and Jane (Aufuldish) Zechar. On Apr 14, 1993, she married Donald L. Siegel, who survives in Greenville.

Also surviving are two sons: David Murphy, Greenville, and Steve (Tracy) Beaver, Ansonia; a daughter, Kimberley L. Chipman, TN; a stepson, David (Stephanie) Siegel, Houston; a sister, Bonnie (Dennis) Maloney, Dayton; seven grandchildren: Amanda (Kevin) Vititoe, Angela (Jere) Sowers, Shawn Beaver, Jeremy Beaver, Gabe Siegel, Eve Siegel and Ruby Siegel; and five great-grandchildren: Naomi Beaver, Preston Vititoe, Emily Stover, Kaydence Sowers, and Serenity Sowers.

She was a former Paramedic and had been employed as Secretary for the Greenville Area Rescue Squad. Her life revolved around her grandchildren and family.

Funeral services are at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was buried in September 2012 at Abbottsville Cemetery, Abbottsville, Darke Co., OH, Findagrave #96318864.

Anna Maria Zedi

F, b. 5 January 1709, d. 7 April 1763
     Anna Maria Zedi was born on 5 January 1709 at Bechhofen, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany. She was the daughter of Jakob Zedi and Barbara (?) Anna Maria Zedi married Heinrich Triem, son of Ludwig Peter Triem and Maria Catharina Agne, on 26 November 1726 at Bechhofen, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany. Anna Maria Zedi died on 7 April 1763 at Bechhofen, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany, at age 54.

Children of Anna Maria Zedi and Heinrich Triem

Charlotta Zedi

F, b. circa 1743
     Charlotta Zedi was born circa 1743. She was the daughter of Jakob Zedi and Barbara (?)

Jakob Zedi

M, b. 1679, d. 12 January 1743
     Jakob Zedi was also known as Johann Jakob. He was born in 1679 at Huttwil or Eriswil, Canton Bern, Switzerland.
Note: The surname, which is difficult to read in the old script, was previously thought to be "Hedi", however newly-found evidence supports "Zedi" -- Jacob Zedi of Bechhofen was a witness to the christening of Maria Elisabetha Brengel, daughter of Daniel Brengel of Wolfersheim, on 23 OCT 1737, ceremony by Rev. Spargenberg, recorded in the Walsheim/Blies churchbook, page 37. DLB 2013.

He married Barbara (?). Jakob Zedi lived in 1743 at Lambsborn, Palatinate, Germany. He died on 12 January 1743 at Bechhofen, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany.

Children of Jakob Zedi and Barbara (?)

Johann Jacob Zedi

M, b. 1710, d. 2 November 1753
     Johann Jacob Zedi was born in 1710 at Bechhofen (probably), Palatinate, Germany. He was the son of Jakob Zedi and Barbara (?) Johann Jacob Zedi died on 2 November 1753 at Lambsborn, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany.

Wilhelmina M. Zeebe1

F, b. 1 July 1874, d. 26 August 1929
     Wilhelmina M. Zeebe was born on 1 July 1874 at Germany.1 She married Matthias Joseph Seiler on 6 April 1896 at Rome, Oneida Co., NY, Ancestry.com. New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. After Wilhelmina's death, Matthias remarried in 1932 to Jane Mills in New Jersey.1 Wilhelmina M. Zeebe died on 26 August 1929 at Staten Island Hospital, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY, at age 55. She was buried on 29 August 1929 at Ocean View Cemetery, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY, per death certificate.

Child of Wilhelmina M. Zeebe and Matthias Joseph Seiler


  1. [S5188] 1910 Federal Census, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 899; FHL #1374912.

Josephine Zeitvogel

F, b. June 1860
     Josephine Zeitvogel was born in June 1860 at Indiana.1 She married Samuel Hagest on 25 June 1885 at Clark Co., IN.

Children of Josephine Zeitvogel and Samuel Hagest


  1. [S2087] 1900 Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 362; FHL #1240362.

Joseph Paul Zelenke

M, b. 5 December 1910, d. 13 June 1990
     Joseph Paul Zelenke was born on 5 December 1910 at New York City, New York Co., NY. He married Flora Belle Wolfe, daughter of Henry Columbus Wolfe and Rosena Morgan, on 28 July 1936 at Manhattan, New York Co., NY. Joseph Paul Zelenke died on 13 June 1990 at Albany, Albany Co., NY, at age 79.

Anna Zeleny1

F, b. 18 July 1872, d. 1 May 1946
     Anna Zeleny was born on 18 July 1872 at Prague, Bohemia, 1900 census shows 1871.1 She married Frank Klima circa 1890 at Ohio (probably).1 Anna Zeleny died on 1 May 1946 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, at age 73.

Child of Anna Zeleny and Frank Klima


  1. [S435] 1900 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1252 - 1261; FHL #1241252 - 61.

Arthur Stanley Zell1

M, b. 29 February 1880, d. 25 April 1935
     Arthur Stanley Zell was born on 29 February 1880 at Baltimore, MD.1 He was the son of Oliver Carroll Zell and Frances Selby. Arthur Stanley Zell married Eleanor R. Roberts, daughter of William Lorman Roberts and Rosamond Ridgeway Passano, circa September 1899 at Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE.1 Arthur Stanley Zell and Eleanor R. Roberts were divorced circa 4 August 1911; NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Washington Post, The (Washington, D.C.); July 1, 1911; (Ancestry.com):

Society Woman Asks Divorce From
President of Motor Company
Special to the Washington Post.
Baltimore, June 30. - Mrs. Eleanor Roberts Zell, a prominent society woman, today filed a bill for absolute divorce against her husband, Arthur Stanley Zell, president and treasurer of the Zell Motor Company, on the grounds of desertion. Mrs. Zell asks for a permanent alimony for the support of herself and her son, 11 years old.
The bill says that Mr. Zell deserted her three years ago, and since that time has had nothing to do with her. Mrs. Zell maintains that she had conducted herself always as a faithful and loving wife, and that his desertion was without cause. She says a reconciliation is impossible.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD); July 1, 1911; Page: 17; (GenealogyBank.com):

Suit for Absolute Decree Filed Against Arthur Stanley Zell.
Mrs. Eleanor Roberts Zell, who is socially prominent in this city, yesterday in the Circuit Court filed a bill for an absolute divorce from Arthur Stanley Zell. In the bill of complaint, filed through Attorney Christopher R. Wattenscheidt, Mrs. Zell states that she was married in Wilmington, Del., August 28, 1899, by Rev. Dr. Short. The couple, according to the bill, have one child, Sidney Stanley Zell, who is about 11 years old, having been born July 30, 1900.
The bill states that Mr. and Mrs. Zell lived together in Baltimore until about February 22, 1908, when she states, Mr. Zell left her. Mrs. Zell states that the abandonment has continued for more than three consecutive years prior to the filling of the bill and that the separation and abandonment is deliberate and final and beyond any and all reasonable hope or expectation of reconciliation.
Mrs. Zell states in the bill that while Mr. Zell has made provision for her and her son's maintenance, since the separation she is totally without support and must look to Mr. Zell for her continued maintenance, as she says he is possessed of a substantial and valuable estate and is credited with being a prosperous automobile dealer and a successful and sagacious business man.
Besides an absolute divorce, Mrs. Zell asks that she be awarded permanent alimony commensurate with her needs, station and condition.

DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENT - Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD); August 5, 1911; Page: 11; (GenealogyBank.com):

An Absolute Decree Granted From Mr. Arthur Stanley Zell
Eleanor Roberts Zell was granted an absolute divorce from her husband, Arthur Stanley Zell, president and treasurer of the Zell Motor Company, by a decree signed by Judge Stump in the Circuit Court yesterday. Suit for divorce was filed by Mrs. Zell on June 30, on the grounds of desertion.
By the terms of the decree signed yesterday, Mrs. Zell is to get $175 a month alimony beginning September 1, to continue until her death or remarriage, and the husband must pay the cost of the proceedings and $250 counsel fee to the solicitor for the complainant.
The couple were married in Wilmington, Del., on August 28, 1899, by Rev. Dr. Short, of the Episcopal Church of that place. In the deposition made before the court, Mrs. Zell claims that her husband deserted her on February 22, 1908, and states that he sent her every month after he left her, $225 for the car of her child, Sidney S. Zell, a 11-year-old son.
In the deposition, Mrs. Zell sets forth that her husband suggested the idea of divorce on the grounds of extravagance, declaring that he "could stand it no longer." Mr. Zell in his answer denies that he left his wife without just cause and ........ and states that relations between himself and his wife became intolerable, claiming extravagance on her part which threw him into debt. Mr. Randolph Barton was the attorney for Mr. Zell.

Occupation: Zell Motor Car Company in 1915 at 19 East Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Arthur Stanley Zell married Gertrude Lamb on 9 May 1916 at Flushing, Queens Co., NY. Arthur Stanley Zell died on 25 April 1935 at "Thornton Farm", Baltimore Co., MD, at age 55. He was buried in April 1935 at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore Co., MD.
Note: PROPERTY TRANSFERS - Sun (Baltimore, Maryland); Saturday, April 10, 1915; (GenealogyBank.com):

     Power yacht Achelous, 34 tons, from E. P. Lawson to Arthur Stanley Zell, $1

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Sun (Baltimore, MD); May 10, 1916, Volume: CLVIII , Issue: 151; Page: 16; (GenealogyBank.com):

Married to Miss Gertrude Lamb at Flushing. N. Y.
Miss Gertrude Lamb, daughter of Mrs. William Lamb of Flushing, N. Y. was married to Arthur Stanley Zell, of Baltimore, yesterday, at the home of the bride's mother, according to a dispatch from New York.
The Rev. Dr. George Drew Egbert, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Flushing, officiated.
After a wedding breakfast at Sherry's Mr. and Mrs. Zell started for Asheville, S. C., and Hot Springs, W. Va. They will live in Baltimore.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Sun (Baltimore, MD); January 21, 1917; Volume: XVII, Issue: 3; Page: 6; (GenealogyBank.com):

Arthur Stanley Zell is One of the Oldest Baltimore Automobile Dealers
Arthur Stanley Zell, local distributor of Chalmers motorcars, has the reputation of being probably the 1st man to take up the sale of automobiles on a large scale in the city of Baltimore.
Back in 1904, the year of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race on Long Island, the automobile was still a new fangled creation, used for the diversion of a few speed mau.... Just at this time Mr. Zell was endeavoring to collect a long standing debt from one of his business associates. In order to close the deal quickly he took an automobile as part payment. He was quickly inoculated with the gasoline bacillus, and it was not long before he had set himself up in business as a motorcar dealer.
In 1905 the increase in his business warranted an expansion of his sales and service facilities. He therefore rented the second floor of a livery stable on a prominent alley for which he paid $50 a month rent.
The handsome new Zell establishment at 11-13-15-17-19 East Mount Royal avenue, containing close to 50,000 square feet of floor space devoted to sales and service, represents the tremendous advance made by Mr. Zell in the last 12 years.
The new Baltimore home of Chalmers cars is one of the handsomest to be found outside of new York or Chicago, and typifies the tremendous growth in importance of the automobile industry. Mr. Zell ranks as one of the largest Chalmers distributors in the country, and is making preparations for a record year's sales.


Arthur Stanley Zell is a representative of a family whose members have long figured prominently in business affairs of Baltimore and displays in his life the spirit of initiative and those sterling qualities which are strongly marked characteristics of the race from which he sprung. He began his independent career at an early age and is now at the head of one of the large automobile concerns in the city, having been connected with the business for the past twenty years. He has also directed his efforts into other channels and is a successful stock breeder. He is one of Baltimore's native sons, and was born February 29, 1880, of the marriage of Oliver Carroll Zell and Fannie Haws, in whose family were four sons and four daughters, one of whom died in infancy. The family came originally from Zell Town, Holland, and Peter Zell, the grandfather of Arthur Stanley Zell, was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the Confederate army. He was the father of Oliver Carroll Zell, who was reared and educated in Baltimore and became president of the Zell Guano Company, the pioneer dealers in fertilizer in the city. The business was founded by Peter Zell, who conducted it under the name of Peter Zell & Sons, and it was continued by Oliver C. Zell, who remained as its president until his death, which occurred in 1884, when he was forty-eight years of age. The mother is also deceased, having been called to her final rest in 1882.
Arthur Stanley Zell attended a private school and for two years was a student at the Pennsylvania Military College at Chester, completing his education in Cloyne's House School at Newport, Rhode Island. At the age of sixteen he entered the employ of Zell & Merceret, stock and bond brokers, and for two years was a clerk in their establishment. He next became interested in the insurance business and was connected with the firm of Zell & Perkins until 1904. He then turned his attention to the automobile trade, purchasing a half-interest in a firm which had the agency for the Ford, Stevens-Duryea, Buick, Thomas Flyer and Peerless cars. He sold his interest in that concern in 1907 and went to Washington, D. C., where he formed the Zell Motor Car Company, becoming president upon its incorporation. In August, 1908, Mr. Zell incorporated the Zell Motor Car Company of Baltimore and conducted both firms until 1915, when he discontinued the Washington organization. He has since devoted his time to the Baltimore business, which was started in a small store, sixteen by eighty feet in dimensions, and it now occupies more than fifty thousand square feet of floor space. For seventeen years the company were agents for the Peerless cars and for fifteen years they handled the Chalmers, but since September, 1922, have held the local agency for the Packard automobile. They are numbered among the best known dealers in the city and their business is a large and growing one. Mr. Zell has been watchful of every detail of the business, knowing that in this age of strong competition every point must be carefully guarded, and gives to his patrons the highest standard of service. He is also the owner of Thornton Farm, situated in Riderwood, Maryland, and managed by A. R. Maddox. It is devoted to the raising of pedigreed Duroc-Jersey swine and Guernsey cattle. The Thornton farm herd has been constructively bred for generations, offering to the purchaser the best foundation stock for herd material, show purposes, and for economical pork production. One of its herd, Thornton's Lord Baltimore, is the only Sensation bred boar in the east that has been a winner at the National Swine Show. Mr. Zell is also a director of the Celestine Oil Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a member of the discount committee of the Charles Street branch of the Commercial Bank of Baltimore, and was formerly a director of the Seaboard Bank of this city. He is a sagacious, farsighted business man, quick to perceive and grasp an opportunity for advancement, and has been uniformly successful in his investments.
Mr. Zell has been married twice, his first union being with Miss Eleanor Roberts, a daughter of William Lorman and Rose (Passano) Roberts. They were married August 28, 1899, and became the parents of a son, Sidney Stanley Zell, who was born July 30, 1900, and married Miss Munnekuysen. On May 9, 1916, Mr. A. S. Zell was married to Miss Gertrude Lamb, a daughter of William Lamb, deceased, who was a member of an old family of Brooklyn, New York. They were married in Flushing, Long Island, and reside at Thornton Farm, which comprises one hundred and fifty acres and was formerly known as the old Blackstone place, also as the Stevenson place.
Mr. Zell is a member of the Protestant Episcopal church and in politics is a democrat but is not restricted by party ties, voting for the man whom he considers best qualified for the office to which he aspires. He is a member of the board of governors of the Automobile Trade Association and also belongs to the Merchants and Manufacturers Association, the Automobile Club of Maryland, the Baltimore City Club and the Maryland Club. He finds diversion in agriculture and stock raising and believes in scientific methods, keeping abreast of the times in every way. He possesses an aptitude for successful management and the strength that he manifests in business affairs has its root in an upright, honorable manhood that has established him high in public regard.


Three early race trophies awarded to Arthur Stanley Zell in 1903 and 1904 for victories in two and five mile automobile races at Electric Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Accompanying these trophies are copies of period Baltimore newspaper articles, obtained from the Baltimore Historical Society, that reference Zell, the Electric Park races, and photos of Electric Park and Zell's Mt. Royal garage.


Arthur Stanley Zell, born 29 February 1880, died 10:20 p.m., 25 April 1935, at “Thornton Farm,” his Riderwood estate in the Green Spring Valley, Baltimore County; from 1902, pioneer Maryland
automobile dealer and sportsman; president of the Zell Motor Car Company and of Stanley Zell, Inc; he was the first automobile distributor in Maryland and one of the first to own a car; he was also a member of the Baltimore Automobile Dealers’ Association, which sponsored the first automobile show in Baltimore in 1906; in the early days of the automobile, he was a race-car driver and held numerous records throughout the east; his interest extended to motor boats and yachting in general; one of his many other interests was his farm at Riderwood, where he raised pure-bred Guernsey cattle and Jersey Duroc hogs; at one time he raised dogs for show purposes. According to Ellis Island records, he sailed from Cherbourg, Manche, France, on the Kronprinzessie Cecile, arriving in New York on 16 March 1909 (a U.S. citizen and resident of Baltimore, so he was traveling as a passenger, not an immigrant). Married Gertrude Lamb, died 14 December 1947 at New York City, left an estate valued at $184,038; buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery; one son.

Child of Arthur Stanley Zell and Eleanor R. Roberts


  1. [S1422] 1900 Federal Census, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 608-618; FHL #1240608-18.

Oliver Carroll Zell

     Oliver Carroll Zell married Frances Selby.

Child of Oliver Carroll Zell and Frances Selby

Sidney Stanley Zell

M, b. 30 July 1900, d. 2 July 1978
     Sidney Stanley Zell was born on 30 July 1900 at Baltimore, MD. He was the son of Arthur Stanley Zell and Eleanor R. Roberts. Sidney Stanley Zell married Gertrude Munnekuysen before 1925. Sidney Stanley Zell married Sophia Howard Post Duvall, daughter of George Howard Duvall and Louise Yeardley Berry, circa 1937. Sidney Stanley Zell died on 2 July 1978 at Maryland at age 77 dates per SSDI, last residence Baltimore. He was buried in July 1978 at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore Co., MD.
Note: Sidney Zell was born in Riderwood. He attended Gilman School, Stuyvsant Academy in Virginia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was fond of horses and raised thoroughbreds as an avocation. Until the 1950s he operated Zell Motor Car Company, a business started by his father, Arthur Zell.

Albert Leo Zeller1

M, b. 23 September 1892
     Albert Leo Zeller was born on 23 September 1892 at Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH.1 He was the son of Frank J. Zeller and Caroline Shank.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 392.

Charles William Zeller1

M, b. 6 May 1894
     Charles William Zeller was born on 6 May 1894 at Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH.1 He was the son of Frank J. Zeller and Caroline Shank.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 392.

Frank J. Zeller1

M, b. 5 January 1871
     Frank J. Zeller was born on 5 January 1871.1 He was the son of Joseph Zeller and Resena (?)1 Frank J. Zeller married Caroline Shank, daughter of Olesus Shank and Margaret Price, on 3 March 1891.1 Frank J. Zeller lived in 1926 at 321 Stone Street, Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH.1

Children of Frank J. Zeller and Caroline Shank


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 392.

Helen R. Zeller1

F, b. 18 January 1896
     Helen R. Zeller was born on 18 January 1896 at Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Frank J. Zeller and Caroline Shank.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 392.

Joseph Zeller1

     Joseph Zeller married Resena (?).1

Child of Joseph Zeller and Resena (?)


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 392.

Richard W. Zeller

M, b. 13 August 1914, d. 15 February 2000
     Richard W. Zeller was born on 13 August 1914 at McCall, Adams Co., WA. He married Ella Marie Semler, daughter of Clarence William Semler and Amanda C. Herreid, circa 1950. Richard W. Zeller died on 15 February 2000 at Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 85.