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This is a miscellaneous collection of newspaper obituaries, funeral notices and death notices submitted by San Francisco researchers and volunteers. If an entry has a contact name, you may contact the researcher with questions about the families mentioned, but understand that they have *not* volunteered to provide copies for people. Source information for each entry is provided for your convenience so that you can obtain a photocopy on your own.


"ZABRISKLE--May 28th 1870 - Wm. M. ZABRISKLE, a prominent criminal lawyer, died in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 2 Jan 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ZACHARIAE--In this city, November 12, Otto ZACHARIAE, a native of Gottingen, Germany aged 55 years, 1 month and 16? days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Sunday, November 15 at 2 o'clock, from the undertaking parlors of Theodor Duerks, 957 Mission Street, between Fifth and Sixth. Interment Odd Fellows Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Pat Procida.
"ZAHN--In San Francisco, Dec. 4, Phillippine, wife of Adam ZAHN, aged 27 years, 7 mos., and 2 days." Source: The Daily Bee (Sacramento, CA), 6 Dec 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ZAHUE--In this city, Nov. 23d, at the City and County Hospital, ZAHUE, aged 20 years, a native of Sandwich Islands." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 24 Nov 1865.
"ZAMUCEN--In this city, Jan 4, 1950, Chris, beloved husband of Mary ZAMUCEN, loving father of Nicholas, Anne and Blaze (Chris) ZAMUCEN and Mrs. Eva BANCHERO, loving grandfather of Diane, Susan, Janet and Paul ZAMUCEN and Michael BANCHERO, loving uncle of six nieces and three nephews in Yugoslavia; a native of Yugoslavia. A member of the San Francisco Aerie No. 5 , F.O.E., and the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's Church. Funeral on Satuday at 9:30 a.m. from the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, cor. 16th and Dolores Sts., thence to the Church of the Nativity, where a Solemn Mass of Requiem will be offered at 10 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.
"ZANDELL--At Castella (Shasta Co.), March 21, 1917, Fred ZANDELL, brother of Mrs. Hulda BURG of San Francisco, a native of Finland, aged 50 years." Source: Sacramento Union, 23 March 1917. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ZANE--In this city, November 30, Maria Louisa, wife of E.P. ZANE, and daughter of the late Hamilton LOUGHBOROUGH, of Washington county, D.C. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral and the requiem mass for the repose of her soul, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Wednesday....[copy incomplete]." Source: Daily Alta California, 1 Dec 1885.
"ZANE--In this city, November 30, Maria Louisa, wife of E.P. ZANE, and daughter of the late Hamilton
LODGHBOROUGH, of Washington county, D.C. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral and the requiem mass for the repose of her soul, at St. Mary's Cathedral, to-day, De-ber [sic.] 2, at 10:30 a.m." Source: Daily Alta California, 2 Dec 1885.
"ZANE--Died at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, San Francisco, on Mar. 18, 1880, Willis ZANE of Healdsburg, aged 40y, native of Ohio, came to California in 1852. His mother died in 1871." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 25 Mar 1880. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ZANZIG--Ruined by Disaster San Franciscan Dies - RENO (Nev.), October 9 - Jacob ZANZIG, who was a well-to-do hardware merchant in San Francisco before the earthquake and fire, is dead in this city, having passed away at the County Hospital whither he went a few weeks ago in a penniless condition. ZANZIG carried no insurance and was left without a cent. He refused to inform New York relatives of his condition even when he became ill." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 9 Oct 1906, Page 7. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"ZARAGOZA--Helen E. - In Santa Rosa March 27, 1981; sister of Edgar HENDRICKSON, Lyla YOUNG and Alice TACK, all of B.C., Canada and Myrtis E. SIGOURNEY of Santa Rosa; dear friend of Ted LINDQUIST of Santa Rsa; also survived by several nieces and nephews; a native of Minn.; aged 71 years; member of Retail Clerks Local No. 1100, S.F.  Friends are invited to attend services on Monday, March 30, 1981, 11 a.m. at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa.  Private Inurnment, Olivet Memorial Park, Colma.  Donations to favorite charity preferred." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1981, p. 7. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.
"ZAREVICH--In San Jose, November 5, Mrs. N. ZAREVICH, a native of Austria, aged 24 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Tuesday), at 9:30 o'clock a.m., from 233 Julian street; thence to St. Clare's Church, where a mass will be celebrated fro the repose of her soul, commencing at 10:30 o'clock a.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Nov 1898, p.7. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"ZECHER--In this city, February 3, Adelaide, beloved daughter of F.W. and Ernestine ZECHER, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 years, 3 months and 24 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow, Sunday, at 2 o'clock from the residence of her parents, 1821 Powell Street. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 Feb 1888. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"ZEGLASIAS--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, Aug. 1 -- Fernand LORAINE, charged with having killed Juan ZEGLASIAS, has been held to answer before the County Court on a charge of manslaughter. His bail was fixed at $5000." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ZEGLIO--In this city, February 16, Sarah Catherine, daughter of David and the late Sarah ZEGLIO, a native of this city, aged 3 years, 9 months and 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence, corner of Wolfe and Isabella street, Bernal Heights." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 Feb 1874.
"ZIEGLMAYR--In San Francisco, June 21st, Clothilde, daughter of Ferdinand and Theresa ZIEGLMAYR, aged 15 years and 4 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 25 June, 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ZEILE--In San Francisco, August 20, of whopping cough, Henrietta, youngest child of Carl D. and Frances ZEILE, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 16 days. Parents resided at 818 Lombard St." Source: San Francisco Call, 22 Aug 1883. Transcribed by Bev Stedman.
"ZEIMER--In this city, June 28, 1920, Irving Scott ZEIMER Jr., beloved son of Dr. Irving Scott ZEIMER and the late Selma Riese ZEIMER, beloved brother of Robert Riese ZEIMER and idolized grandchild of Mrs. David RIESE and Mrs. Hannah K. ZEIMER, a native of Stockton, Cal., aged 10 years 10 months 8 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services today (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the parlors of Pope & Smith, funeral directors, Stockton, Cal. Interment private, in Stockton, Cal." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"ZEINER--In this city, May 9, Emma, beloved wife of Wendelin ZEINER, and mother of Herman ZEINER, a member of Walhalla Rebekah Degree, Lodge No. 130, I.O.O.F., and Schuetzen Damen Verein, a native of Landeshut, Schlesien, Germany, aged 46 years, 2 months and 17 days. (Detroit, Mich. and Chicago, Ill. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock, from Odd Fellows Hall, corner of Seventh and Market streets. Internment Odd Fellows' Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 1896, p. 14. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"ZEITFUCHS--In this city, October 2, 1898, EDWARD ZEITFUCHS, beloved brother of Emil and Ulrich ZEITFUCHS, a native of Germany, aged 60 years, 3 months, and 8 days. Friends and acquaintances and members of Pacific Stamm, No. 78, U.O.R.M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, October 5, at 1:30 o'clock p.m., from the residence of Mrs. Philip Stocker, 317 Minna Street; thence to Tentonia Hall, 1322 Howard Street; where the funeral services will be held, under the auspices of the Gesellschaft Tentonia, at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Oct 1898, page 7. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"ZELNER--In this city, January 4, of scarlet fever, Adeline, eldest daughter of Dr. William ZELNER, aged 7 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 January 1869, page 2. Transcribed by Sandy Bordelon.
"ZENDO--SAN FRANCISCO, January 8 - Aurelia ZENDO, an Italian girl, was asphyxiated in her room last night. She was ignorant of the use of gas and it is believed that death was the result of an accident." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 8 Jan 1903. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ZENGALMANN--In this city, September 17, Elizabeth, only child of Henry and Frieda ZENGALMANN, aged 17 days." Source: Alta Californian, 19 Sept 1879, p.4.
"ZENSEN--In this city, October 31, 1918, Fred ZENSEN, Jr., beloved son of Fred and Henrietta ZENSEN, loving brothrer of Henry and Lawrence ZENSEN, Mrs. Emma FOX and Mrs. Hattie HEWTON, a native of San Francisco, Cal. aged 37 years 8 months and 14 days. A member of Wasco Lodge No 15, A.F. and A.M. of the Dalles, Ore. (St. Louis papers please copy.)" Source: Daily San Francisco Call & Post, 1 Nov 1918.
"ZENSIUS--In this city, April 10, Pauline, youngest and beloved daughter of John and Annie ZENSIUS, and sister of Elizabeth, John and Katie ZENSIUS, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 2 months and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr 1905, pg 7, col 4. and The San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Apr 1905, pg 14, col 6. Contact: Lloyd Raeg lbraeg@frontier.com
"ZIMMERMAN--Captain ZIMMERMAN, of the steamer Chin-du-Wan, died at his residence in San Francisco last Saturday." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Jan 1873. Transcribed by Dee.
"ZIMMERMAN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 15 -- Mathias ZIMMERMAN died suddenly yesterday of congestion of the brain." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ZINOLA--Charles Mateo ZINOLA - (Times Redwood City Bureau) - Redwood City, Jan 21, - Charles Mateo ZINOLA, 56, a former Redwood City barber and a veteran of World War I, died yesterday at Fort Miley hospital in San Francisco after a long illness. ZINOLA had lived in Redwood City for many years but moved to Pebble Beach two years ago because of ill health. He was a native Italy, unmarried and leaves no immediate survivors. Pending funeral arrangements are being made by Layng and Tinney." Source: San Mateo Times, 21 Jan 1947, p. 11.


"ZOCCHI--Suicide by Gas - G.A. ZOCCHI was found dead in his room at San Francisco yesterday morning as the result of gas inhalation. Apparently it was a case of suicide." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, CA), 3 Feb 1906, Page 8. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ZOFF--A FEW MONTHS ago Madame ZOFF, of Nevada, applied for a divorce from her husband. She is now in San Francisco applying for letters to administer his estate, he having died recently in that city." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 29 May 1860. Transcribed by Dee.


“ZUELOW--Mr. Edwin C. ZUELOW died on December 1st in his 81st year and was given Christian burial on December 3rd at Olivet Memorial Park. He leaves to mourn him his beloved wife and two sons. Mr. ZUELOW, a pastor’s son was active at Saint Paulus until his illness prevented him. He died in firm faith in the atoning blood of our wonderful Savior.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, January 1958. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.
"ZUERN--In Camp Mills, N.Y., October 26, 1918, Alfred E. ZUERN, beloved son of Martin and the late Mathilda ZUERN, loving brother of Mrs. J. MOHR, Fred ZUERN, and Mrs. F. CALITEAUX, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 26 years, 7 months and 23 days." Source: Daily San Francisco Call & Post, 1 Nov 1918.
"ZUMWALT--WILLOWS MAN DEAD--WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), September 4 - Max ZUMWALT, one of the best known young men of this city, died this morning in San Francisco. Funeral arrangements have not yet been decided upon." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 4 Sept 1904, p.6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
ZURN--Charles--January 3, 1968, Charles ZURN, devoted husband of Mildred ZURN, loving father of Charles ZURN and Mrs. Jean WEINER, loving brother of Mrs, Ellen ROUND, idolized grandfather of Pamela and Lynne WEINER, father in law of Sol WEINER and uncle of William ROUND, a retired Sergeant of the SF Police Dept and a member of the Widows and Orphans Aid Association and SF Police officers Association. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Saturday, Jan 6 at 9:45 am from Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave at Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, Thence to St Veronica's Churchm, El Camino Real & Country Club Dr, So SF where a Requiem High Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Rosary Friday 8 pm. Duggan's Serra." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 January 1968. Submitted by Cristine Hamm.
"ZWEIFEL--In Oakland, April 14 (1886), Mrs. Salome ZWEIFEL, mother of Mrs. J.C. REUD and Mrs. A. FREI, a native of Switzerland, aged 64 years and 5 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 Apr 1886. Contact: Candy-Lea Chickite (3X great granddaughter) candylea@telus.net


"ZWENKA--In this city, March 9, Richard ZWENKA, a native of Germany, aged 33 years." Source:San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1899, p. 30. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.

"ZWERNKA--In this city, March 9, Richard ZWERNKA, a native of Germany, aged 33 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ZWERNKA--In this city, March 9, Richard ZWENKA, a native of Germany, aged 33 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar 1899, p.30. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ZWICKER--In this city, August 8, 1945, Eldridge G. ZWICKER, beloved father of Lenore LEE and brother of Frederick Paige ZWICKER. Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, August 11, 1945, at 2 p.m. at the memorial chapels of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate Avenue." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Aug 1945. Submitted by Marie/Mark Fletcher.
"ZWICKER--In this city, September 22, Florence Anita, dearly beloved infant daughter of Frederick and Lucille ZWICKER, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year and 1 month. The funeral will take place Sunday, September 24, at 1 o'clock, from the residence of her parents, 161 Eleventh Avenue, Richmond district. Interment, Greenlawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Sept 1911. Submitted by Marie/Mark Fletcher.
"ZWICKER--In this city, July 29, 1920, George, dearly beloved son of Elizabeth and the late Frederick ZWICKER and brother of E. G. and Frederick ZWICKER, a native of San Francisco, Cal. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Saturday) July 31, 1920, at 2 o'clock p.m. at the parlors of Carew & English, 1618 Geary St., Interment, Greenlawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 July 1920. Submitted by Marie/Mark Fletcher.
"ZWICKER--August 11, 1938, Miss Katherine ZWICKER, beloved sister of Mrs. Elizabeth MERKELBACH and the late Frederick ZWICKER and Mrs. A. J. EASTLAND; a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Friends may call at the Memorial Chapels of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate Ave., S.F. Funeral announcement later." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug 1938. Submitted by Marie/Mark Fletcher.
"ZWYSSIG--In Daly City, Oct. 30, 1946, Evelyn ZWYSSIG, dearly beloved wife of Alfred ZWYSSIG, devoted sister of Charles O. McGILLICUDDY, beloved aunt of Mrs. Charlotte FELTER, devoted daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Anion ZWYSSIG. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., from the mortuary of W.C. Lasswell & Co., 6154 Mission St., cor. Wilson. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 1 Nov 1946, page 13.
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