John Ziegler

1776–1856 (Age 79)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Ziegler was born on 29 April 1776, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Jacob Ziegler, was 39 and his mother, Esther Buckwalter, was 29. He married Mary Ann Brock on 2 January 1800, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 January 1856, in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79.

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John Ziegler
Mary Ann Brock
Marriage: 2 January 1800
Jubal Joshua Ziegler
Nancy Zeigler
Lucy Kirby Ziegler
Esther Ziegler
Joshua John Zeigler
Jacob Clement Zeigler
Martha Zeigler
Mary Ann Zeigler
Garrett Zeigler
Catharine Zeigler

Spouse & Children

2 January 1800
Franklin, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 1

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • John Zigler, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Zigler, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Zeigler, "United States Census, 1850"

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