Johann Jacob Ziegler

1737–1821 (Age 83)
Grötzingen, Nürtingen, Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Johann Jacob

When Johann Jacob Ziegler was born on 3 February 1737, in Grötzingen, Nürtingen, Württemberg, Germany, his father, Johann Jacob Peter Philip Ziegler, was 30 and his mother, Barbara Widmann, was 32. He married Esther Buckwalter on 13 January 1775, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1821, in Franklin, Brooke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Franklin, Virginia, United States.

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Johann Jacob Ziegler
Esther Buckwalter
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


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Parents & Siblings



  • Philipp Ziegler


  • Anna Dorothea Ziegler


  • Johann Georg Balthasar Ziegler


  • Johannes Ziegler


  • Male1737–1821Male

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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 21

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 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 39

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Seagler, "United States Census, 1810"
  • John Zeigler, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Jacon Zeigler in entry for Magdalina Simones, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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