Elisabetha Catharina Zundel

Female16 March 1804–15 June 1883

Brief Life History 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 Pflüger, was 40. She married David Wagner about 1832, in Phillipsburg, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Oregon, United States in 1862. She died on 15 June 1883, in Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Aurora Community Cemetery, Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Wagner
Elisabetha Catharina Zundel
Marriage: about 1832
Emma Anna Wagner
Jonathan Wagner
Catharine Wagner
David Wagner
Johanna Wagner
Louisa Wagner
William Wagner

Sources (18)

  • Catherine Wagners, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elisabetha Catharina Zundel, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Catharina Wagner, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1832Phillipsburg, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 8

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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.

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