Esther Buckwalter

1747–1840 (Age 93)
Charlestown, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Esther

When Esther Buckwalter was born in 1747, in Charlestown, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Johannes Buckwalter, was 49 and her mother, Magdalena Langenegger, was 41. She married Johann Jacob Ziegler on 13 January 1775, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1840, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Franklin, Virginia, United States.

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Esther Buckwalter
Johann Jacob Ziegler
Marriage: 13 January 1775
John Ziegler
Catharine Ziegler
Jacob C Ziegler
William Nathaniel Ziegler
Esther Ziegler
Susannah Ziegler
Nancy Ziegler
Michael Ziegler
Magdalena Ziegler
Barbara T Ziegler
Elizabeth Zeigler

Spouse & Children

13 January 1775
York, Pennsylvania, United States


+6 More Children

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+10 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 11

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 33

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Buchwalder.

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

Sources (3)

  • M. in entry for Magdalina Simones, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • M. Zeigler in entry for Magdaline Semones, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Esther Buckwalter Ziegler, "Find A Grave Index"

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