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Subject: Re: William & Margaretha Zielger @ Etna Cemetery
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 01:59:08 +0000
To: Norm, firstname.lastname@example.org
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This family group includes:
The Ziegler Family:
William Max Ziegler emigrated from
The Ziegler family’s name is spelled Ziegler, but it was frequently spelled Zigler, Ziglar, and Zeigler on the census and on other documents. The family group and supporting data are the same, so it is clear that the people are the same, but this is something to be aware of when looking for documents for them.
The Munch Family is more difficult. The only hard facts we have are Margaretha Munch Ziegler’s death certificate and
tombstone in the
The Burch Family is just as spare. We have Margaret’s death certificate, census records for her as a married woman, but only the 1870 census shows her father John. The death records for the period are inadequate and I have not been able to trace her brother to get a secondary source. The NYC archives have no record of her birth.
PARENTS OF CHARLES FREDERICK ZIEGLER:
Ziegler (1833 -1920) Charles’ father
William Max Ziegler
was born in
have married Margaretha Munch by about 1857 when first child
Christina was born. He is listed on the
1860 Pa census (Allegheny, Penn Twp. P. 586) as a miner age 26, born in
1861-3 No listing
coal digger, Road east,
1865-6 No listing
Was William in the Civil War? Probably, since there is an old VFW marker on his grave in Etna. But I have not been successful getting the detailed service records for him. The candidate most likely to be him is:
William M Zeigler (note spelling difference – is this him?)
Enlisted as a Private on
Remarks: Transl to V.R.C. reduced from Sgt for pro-longed absence. In hosp. See letter on file.
ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY-FIFTH INFANTRY
One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Infantry. - Cols., Edward J. Allen, John H. Cain, Alfred L. Pearson ; Lieut.-Cols., James Collard, John H. Cain, A. L. Pearson, John Ewing; Majs., John H. Cain, A. L. Pearson, John Ewing, J. Andrew Cline. The 155th regiment, composed of eight companies from Allegheny county and
two from Clarion county, was mustered into the
a regimental organization was effected. Immediately after its organization, it left the state for
5th corps, Gen. Butterfield. It was in reserve during the battle of
morning of July 2, and after being held in reserve for a time was hurried with its division to occupy Little Round Top. The 155th gained the summit of the rocky fastness and continued to occupy this position throughout the third day of the battle, its losses being 6 killed and 13 wounded. It shared in the
pursuit of the enemy and also took part in the various movements and skirmishes of the fall campaign, being active at Rappahannock Station and at Mine run. On the close of the campaign it was posted along the
2nd division and in the operations at
men, was promoted brevet brigadier-general. It was warmly engaged but with only small loss at Hatcher's run near the end of October, and shared in the Weldon railroad expedition in December. In the action at Dabney's mill in Feb., 1865, it suffered severely and displayed great gallantry. It moved on its final campaign,
Meade for its gallantry at the Quaker road and Gravelly run and Gen. Pearson was brevetted major-general. It was active at the battles of
Source: The Union Army, vol. 1
Fought on 01 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA.
Fought on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Fought on 03 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
Fought on 01 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 02 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 03 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 27 November 1863 at Mine Run, VA.
Fought on 05 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 06 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 09 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 09 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 10 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 11 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 23 May 1864 at North Anna River, VA.
Fought on 24 May 1864 at North Anna River, VA.
Fought on 25 May 1864 at North Anna River, VA.
Fought on 02 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 03 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 04 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 16 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 22 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 27 October 1864 at Boydton Plank Road, VA.
Fought on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 06 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 26 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 25 March 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 29 March 1865 at Quaker Road, VA.
Fought on 31 March 1865 at Five Forks, VA.
Fought on 31 March 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 01 April 1865 at Five Forks, VA.
Fought on 09 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
William is listed as follows in the Pittsburgh Directories:
as a William Zigler,
1868-69 Directory as a Wm Ziegler, laborer, Etna, Shaler Twp.
1869-70 Directory as a Wm Zigler, Etna, Shaler Twp.
1870-71 Directory as a Wm Zeigler, laborer, Etna, Shaler Twp.
On the 1870 PA
census they are listed in Etna Boro
(Birmingham Pct. 2, p. 407, Dixmont P.O.)
William is a laborer, age 35, Margaret is keeping house, age 33,
is 10, Margaretha is 8,
Listed in 1877-78 Pgh City Directory as a Max Zeigler, laborer, Prospect, Etna.
Listed on 1880 PA
Listed in 1884 Directory as a Wm Ziegler, laborer, Kittanning Rd., Etna.
By 1886 there is
no listing. In
1889 a Wm Ziegler applied in
In the 1900 census
he was listed at age 66, living at
He appears in the 1910 census living (ED 73, Visit 108), age 76, living with his brother-in-law William A. Bertram in Etna. He was listed as having his own income. His son William was also living with them.
William died in
Munch (1836-1885): Charles
Ziegler’s mother, Margaretha Munch,
is listed on his death certificate as French and having been born in
the 1880 census lists her, age 43, as from Alsace.
Margaretha was born
in 1836 and died in 1885 according to the inscription at
It is likely that
she was the daughter of Adam Munch (1795 – after 1850)
and Catharine Earhart (1800 -
records show her and her family arriving in
The LDS website
lists an 1823 marriage of Adam Munch and Katherine Earhart
and birth dates for 1798 and 1802 respectively,
which line up closely with the immigration birth years – but the
must be three years too late, given Adam Jr’s.
age at emigration.
This marriage was in
The location of
The family appears on the 1840 Allegheny census in Indiana Twp, p. 166 with husband, wife, two sons and four daughters. The 1840 census does not provide names except for head of household.
Adam the father
must have died before 1850. The family
appears on the 1850 Allegheny
census in Indiana Twp, p. 78 as follows: Catharine 50, with a personal
of $500, with children Catharine 16, Margaret 14, Charles 13, and
7. All were born in
After 1850, the family disappears from the PA census index. Margaretha probably married William Ziegler by 1857.
Brothers and Sisters of Margaretha Munch
Adam Munch [Jr.]
(c1821 - ) evidently moved
from PA to
In 1870 he appears
There is also a
marriage record for Adam Munch and Julia Schwarz of
Adam Sr.’s son
Charles appears on the 1910 PA census age 73 in
(c1839 - ?) There
is a Charles Munch age 45 (b. 1835 in
This same Charles
appears on the 1888
In 1870 Charles is
listed age 32, “keeps hat store”, born in France,
with wife June, 30, born in France, daughter Jane 6 and Emma 1, and June Kahn 69, born in France, and
Augusta Kutch, 22, a servant from Prussia. Earlier on the census page
are some other Munches, from
Caroline Munch (cb 1828 - )
Catharine Munch (cb. 1834 - )
Christiana Munch (cb 1843 - ). There is a Christiana Munch, age 69, born 1842, in Ohio listed on the 1910 census in Van Buren Twp, Kosciuscko, Indiana. Ancestry doesn’t show that census page, so hard to be sure if it is her.
There are a number
of Munch families in
the eldest child of William Max Ziegler and Margareth
Munch was born on December 13, 1859 in Ohio according to 1900 census,
Pennsylvania according to all other censuses.
All his other siblings born in
Charles was a “tube mill worker” at age 20 (in 1880), listed as unemployed for two of the previous 6 months.
He married MARGARET BURCH (1865
-1936) probably in 1884 in
The 1900 PA Census census Allegheny County, (23rd Ward, ED 265, Sheet 2) lists him as “Zaiglar, Charles” at this address as “forman, blending/binding tar/firm,” age 40 (Dec 1859), born in Ohio; wife Margaret 35 (Sept 1864); son William C., age 15 (April 1885); daughters Virginia H., age 13 (Oct 1887); Annie M., age 10, (April 1890); Effie G., age 8 (Oct 1892); Laura M., age 3, (Dec 1897); and Eleanor P., age 2 months (Jan 1900).
City Directory lists him a foreman with address at
The 1920 Census lists him as age 60, laborer in a mill, with wife Margaret 55, and daughter Eleanor 20, daughter Marguerite 37 and her husband Joseph Wise, 44, and engineer in an office.
1921 Pittsburgh City Directory lists him as “roll setter”, 4064 Wheatland.
1926 Pittsburgh City Directory lists him as “laborer”, 4064 Wheatland.
Pittsburgh City Directory lists him at home
The 1930 census
lists him as age 70, born in
He worked for 49 years (from the time he was 18 or 19 in 1878 for National Tube Company as a tube worker. Other documents list him as a "mill worker", "mill hand", "binder” and "laborer", and "roll setter at US Steel". He retired in 1927.
wedding anniversary appeared with a picture in the
Charles & Margaret on their Wedding Anniversary
He died on
Brothers & Sisters of Charles F. Ziegler:
Maria Ziegler (b. 1861/2 in
Helena Ziegler: (b. 1863/4 in
William J. Ziegler: (Sept 1868 in
to 1900 census – April 22, 1957). Listed
in 1880, age 10, as “John W.”, at school, with the family on
Anna Ziegler (b. 1871/2 in
(b. 1874/5 in
Parents of Margaret Burch
parents were born in
In the 1869-70
Pittsburgh Directory John Birch is listed as a laborer,
Burch 40 Laborer
Parents born in
Keeping House born
Parents born in
Parents born in
Parents born in
There is a John
Burch in the 1877/8 Pittsburgh City Directory, listed as
a cooper and living at
On the 1880 census
for Sharpsburg (Allegheny City, Ward 8, ED44), John’s
widow is listed on Main Street as Margaret Birch, widow, age 38, born
Ireland, keeping house, on the 1880.
With her are her children Margaret, age 14, born in
In 1884 Pittsburgh
Directory she is still listed along with James T.
Burch, laborer, at this address. In 1886
Margaret still appears in the Directory as widow of John at Davison
We don’t know when Margaret’s mother died, but it was after 1884.
(1865 – 1936) was born
She grew up in
Effie in 1893 when she was 27-8
Marguerite in 1897
Mabel (died of whooping cough).
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