June 22, 1955. Late at night, the Holland American Liner, the RYNDAM docked in Québec city, not very far from the CHATEAU FRONTENAC.
The following morning, June 23 1955, among those travelers returning home and immigrants about to discover North America, Joseph Zimmermann, 29 years of age, his wife Raymond Raimbault 23, their two eldest children Michel almost 2 and Marc 8 months set foot on North American soil.
On September 20, 1952,Raymonde Raimbault, of French origin, native of Berry, daughter of Constant Raimbault, château gardener for the Count Jean de Rancourt de Mimérand had married Joseph Zimmermann, French watchmaker, born in Lorraine. At the time, Joseph Zimmermann had been working for Cartier in London.