It sounds like you have tried many things and searched in many sources. I don't know how much I can help.
If young Daniel was orphaned by his father he may have had a guardian appointed to oversee any inheritance he may have had coming. It may have even been the Uncle Dan Zimmerman. This would be on record at whichever county he lived in or possibly the county the person leaving the estate died in. Check with the Orphans Court at whichever county courthouse you think would be best. He may also have been mentioned in a grandparent's will. Continue to research the Zimmerman Family.
It is hard to know what happened to James Gill. Did he die, take off or divorce Rachel? You may have to go through a bunch of Orphans Court records to find out especially if you are dealing with more than one county.
I noticed William Bookhamer and his widow Rachel received a Civil War pension. He was in Company B, 208th PA Vol. He is listed in the 1890 veteran census as living in Blair County. The CW index card is hard to read but it says Appl 1,020,196 Cert 810______, Widow Appl 717,365. You can get a copy of the pension from the National Archives in Washington, DC. for $75. While a bit pricey and the genealogical data it may contain is uncertain it should at least have data on Rachel's marriage to William as she had to prove she was actually married to William. I understand all the CW pensions will eventually be online but I don't know the timeline. Some are already online through Footnote.com for a fee.
The pension obviously will have info on Rachel, whether it would have anything on Daniel or James is questionable.
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