Elisabetha Catharina Zundel

16 March 1804–15 June 1883 (Age 79)
Wiernsheim, Maulbronn, Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Elisabetha Catharina

When Elisabetha Catharina Zundel was born on 16 March 1804, in Wiernsheim, Maulbronn, Württemberg, Germany, her father, Johann Eberhard Zundel, was 42 and her mother, Juliane Pflueger, was 40. She married David Wagner about 1831, in Phillipsburg, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bethel, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 15 June 1883, in Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Wagner
Elisabetha Catharina Zundel
Marriage: about 1831
Emma Anna Wagner
Jonathan Wagner
Catharine Wagner
David Wagner
Johanna Wagner
Louisa Wagner
William Wagner

Spouse and Children

about 1831
Phillipsburg, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 17

Missouri is the 24th state
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

German (also Zündel): from a diminutive of Zunder, a metonymic occupational name for a seller of kindling wood, from Middle High German zunder ‘tinder’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Life in the Harmony Society

Georg Rapp began preaching in 1787 to friends. Meetings were held in his house. They refused to baptize their children in the Lutheran church, refused to swear oaths of allegiance, refused to work o …

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Wagners, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catharine Wagganer in household of David Wagganer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharine Waggoner in household of David Waggoner, "United States Census, 1850"

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