Michael Zedaker

about 1788–
Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Zedaker was born about 1788, in Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Zedaker, was 22 and his mother, Catharina Barbara Simon, was 18. He married Susanna Barger about 1812, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Southington, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Poland, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1860. In 1850, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer & shoemaker. He died in Boardman, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, and was buried in Mahoning, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Zedaker
Susanna Barger
Marriage: about 1812
George Zedaker
Hannah Zedaker
Sophia Zedaker
Catherine Barbara Zedaker
Samuel S Zedaker
Anna Catherine Zedaker

Spouse and Children

about 1812
Ohio, United States


    George Zedaker


    Hannah Zedaker


    Sophia Zedaker


    Catherine Barbara Zedaker



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 3

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 31

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Possibly of German origin: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Michael Zediker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Michael Zedaker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Michael Zurcher in entry for Ana Zurcher, "Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"

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