Bessie May Ziegler

Female14 February 1879–22 January 1971

Brief Life History of Bessie May

When Bessie May Ziegler was born on 14 February 1879, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Augustus Ziegler Dr., was 30 and her mother, Ella M. Fahs, was 29. She married John Joseph Grove on 28 June 1911, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Springettsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 January 1971, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Joseph Grove
Bessie May Ziegler
Marriage: 28 June 1911
John Fahs Grove
Robert Edward Grove
Bettina Margaret Grove

Sources (8)

  • Bessie Z Grove in household of John J Grove, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie M Zeigler in household of Henry A Zeigler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bessie M Ziegler Grove in entry for Mr Robert Edward White Grove, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1911Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 3

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 24

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel ‘roof tile’ (Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German Ziegel. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as well as tiles, and so the name Ziegler may have also denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer (compare 2 below). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Denmark, Poland, Czechia, and Hungary. Compare Zeagler , Zeigler , and Zigler .

    In some cases also a Germanized form of Slovenian Cigler or of its variant Ciglar ‘brickmaker’, cognates of 1 above.

    History: The surname Ziegler was probably first brought to North America in the early 18th century by Michael Ziegler from Germany, who settled in what is now Montgomery County, PA. The town of Zieglerville, PA, is named after him. Michael Ziegler was Lutheran, but converted to the Mennonite faith. Today the name Ziegler is also found among the Brethrens.

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

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