Corbe, Zenan M. was born on October 6, 1876 in Middle Point, Ohio, United States. Son of William Howard and Mandane Adeline (Calhoun) Corbe.
Preparatory education, Morgan Park Academy, Chicago. Student of University of Chicago. Graduate Chicago Lutheran Seminary, 1900.
Doctor of Divinity, Gettysburg College, 1927.
Hubert Anthony, Miriam (deceased), Lois Anna Ellen. Engaged in farming until 1890. Ordained ministry United Lutheran Church, 1899.
Pastor at St. Mark’s Church, Chicago, Church of Transfiguration, Philadelphia, Church of Transfiguration, New York, until 1922. Executive secretary Board of W. I. Missions of United Lutheran Church in America, 1922-1927. Treasurer and secretary department church extension and finance, Board of America Missions, 1927-1934, now executive secretary Editor of Ecclesia Plantanda.
Editor of Ecclesia Plantanda.
Married Caroline Christine Cramer, June 20, 1900 (deceased). Children: Captain.