Centralia Daily Chronicle, Centralia, Lewis Co., Washington, page 1 PIONEER RESIDENT OF TENINO PASSES Published November 11, 1930 TENINO, Nov. 11---John E. Zenner, 79 years old, retired Tenino printer and publisher, died yesterday after an illness of two days' duration. Mr. Zenner came west 30 years ago and 10 years later engaged in newspaper work in Tenino where for a number of years he was publisher of the Tenino News. Of late years he has lived in retirement. Mr. Zenner was born in Germany and came to the United States when a young man. He had been a life-long printer and publisher. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Z. Burg of Buffalo, and Sister Ewalda of St. Agnes academy, Alliance, Neb.; a sister, Sister Mary of St. Anne of Rochester, N.Y. Mr. Zenner was a member of the Olympia aerie F.O.E. and of the Catholic church. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in Olympia. Transcription by M. Zenner michellezenner@yahoo.com State of Washington Library Thurston County Independent Thurston County, Washington Friday November 14, 1930 Volume 9 J. E. Zenner Passes Away at Olympia "Former Tenino Publisher Dies From Paralytic Stroke at Age of Seventy-nine" Death on Monday morning took John E. Zenner, former Tenino newspaper publisher, at St. Peters's Hospital. Paralysis of the throat proved fatal after a stroke Saturday evening. He had been in fairly good health up until his last illenss. After the stroke he regained consciousness for only a short time. The funeral was held at 9:30 Wednesday morning in the chapel of St. Peter's Hospital, and burial was made at Calvary cemetery Olympia. Members of the Tenino Eagles lodge acted as pall-bearers. Mr. Zenner was born in Germany on may 7, 1851, and came to Buffalo, N.Y., when a youth. He came wet about thirty years ago and worked as a printer in several towns on the Coast. In 1919 he came to Tenino from the State Printing Office, and became a partner with L. W. Miller, to publish The Tenino News. A year later he assumed full control and published the paper until 1923, when he retired. Several months ago he went to live at the hospital where some minor ailments were cared for. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Z. Berg, of Buffalo, and Sister Ewalda of Saint Agnes Academy, alliance, Nebraska; a sister, Sister Mary of Saint Anne, of rochester, New York. Deceased was a member of the Olympia Aerie, F. O. Eagles and of the Catholic church. END TRANSCRIPTION see PDF file Zenner_JE.pdf note: Gale Zenner visited the gravesite of Johann in 1988 with his grandson. He found that there was no headstone. Gale made a wooden cross and placed it at the gravesite in 1988. Transcriptions on line dated 1980 from the Olympia Genealogical Society for Calvary Cemtery, Tumwater, WA do not list John E. Zenner at this cemetery. Both the transcriber and the Olympia Genealogical Society were emailed concerning this event and burial location. Steve Erickson is listed as the sexton 360-754-4667 x138 under the care of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church Olympia, WA. The State Library of Washington contributed the Thurston County Independent file via email received July 8, 2008. They were very helpful. Personal thanks to Kathryn Devine Reference Librarian, Washington State Library. [July 9, 2008]