Subject: Re: William & Margaretha Zielger @ Etna Cemetery
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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 01:59:08 +0000
To: Norm, email@example.com
Here is as much as I know about William Max Ziegler and his
Included the next generation too. Hopefully, somebody will link
this someday. I've had some luck with these things on other
You can add my name & email to the research note.
Yours truly, Steve Bush
Grandson of Eleanor Pearl Ziegler
Great-grandson of Charles Frederick Ziegler
Great-great grandson of William Max Ziegler
This family group
The Ziegler Family:
William Max Ziegler emigrated from Prussia, but we
have no idea from which part or even what would have been regarded as Prussia at the
various points he made his statements.
His son Charles’ family was earnestly Presbyterian, but this
been the result of Charles’ marriage to Margaret Burch from Northern Ireland and not evidence
of early Ziegler affiliation. On balance,
though the likelihood was that he
was Protestant, which suggests northern Germany.
At least the Zieglers
left a reliable trail on censuses and other documents once they arrived
here. They settled in industrial Pittsburgh and worked in the
family’s name is spelled Ziegler, but it was frequently
spelled Zigler, Ziglar,
Zeigler on the census and on other documents.
The family group and supporting data are the same, so it is
the people are the same, but this is something to be aware of when
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 Etna Cemetery, and Ziegler
census information about Margaretha,
William’s wife, as being from Alsace.
The rest is informed speculation, working
from these facts and tracing names.
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
John. The death records for the period
are inadequate and I have not been able to trace her brother to get a
source. The NYC archives have no record
of her birth.
OF CHARLES FREDERICK ZIEGLER:
Ziegler (1833 -1920) Charles’ father
William Max Ziegler
was born in Prussia in December 15, 1833 according to his
death certificate and census records.
Parents are listed as “unknown” on his death certificate. He emigrated to
the US in 1852, at
about age 19, according to the 1900 census or in 1851 based on the data
in the 1910 census. The German passenger list indexes list a Wilhelm
age 20, as a passenger on the Copernicus, a Bremen-NY passage arriving
in NY June 18, 1851.
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
with an estate valued at $100. His wife
Margaret is listed as 24, born in France,
with children Christina 2 and Charles 6 months, both born in Pennsylvania. Also with them was John Rehold,
age 6, born in PA.
Listed in Pittsburgh
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:
M Zeigler (note spelling difference – is this him?)
Enlisted as a Private on 22 August 1862 in Pittsburgh
Enlisted in Company
E, 155th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 22 August 1862.
Age at Enlistment 27
Transferred on 01 October 1864
Transfered in Company 51st, 2nd
Infantry Regiment RC on 01
Discharged on 01 September 1865
Remarks: Transl to V.R.C. reduced from Sgt for pro-longed
absence. In hosp. See
letter on file.
History of Pennsylvania
Volunteers, 1861-1865. (PARoster)
Published in 1870 and www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us
Civil War Veterans Card File 1861-1866.
ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY-FIFTH INFANTRY
One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Infantry. - Cols., Edward J. Allen, John H.
Alfred L. Pearson ; Lieut.-Cols., James Collard, John H. Cain, A. L.
John Ewing; Majs., John H. Cain, A. L.
Ewing, J. Andrew Cline. The 155th regiment, composed of eight companies
Allegheny county and
two from Clarion county, was mustered into the U.
S. service at Harrisburg
and Pittsburg, during
the early part of Sept., 1862, for three years. The Allegheny county
rendezvoused at Camp Copeland,
near Pittsburg, and moved
Sept. 3, where they were joined by Cos. G and H and
a regimental organization was effected. Immediately after its
left the state for Washington,
where it arrived only a few days after the second battle of Bull
and went into the defenses of the capital, being assigned to the 2nd
Col. Allabach, 3d division, Brig.-Gen.
5th corps, Gen. Butterfield. It was in reserve during the battle of Antietam, but was heavily engaged at
battle of Fredericksburg,
its first battle and its loss sustained in the charge on the stone wall
foot of Marye's heights was 68 killed
missing. It was not heavily engaged
killed, 10 wounded and 1 missing. The nine months' regiments with which
155th had been brigaded were now mustered out and it was assigned to
brigade, Gen. Weed, 2nd division, Gen. Ayres, 5th corps, Gen. Sykes. It
on the battlefield of Gettysburg
morning of July 2, and after being held in reserve for a time was
its division to occupy Little Round Top. The 155th gained the summit of
rocky fastness and continued to occupy this position throughout the
of the battle, its losses being 6 killed and 13 wounded. It shared in
pursuit of the enemy and also took part in the various movements and
of the fall campaign, being active at Rappahannock Station and at Mine
the close of the campaign it was posted along the Orange
& Alexandria railroad.
Allen and Cain having resigned, Lieut.-Col. Pearson was promoted to
Under his command the regiment became proficient in the French skirmish
drill, and in their French Zouave uniforms
attracted much attention. Before moving on the Wilderness campaign, it
part of Ayres' (1st) brigade, Griffin's
(1st) division, 5th corps. Its losses at
Wilderness were 7 killed, 42 wounded, including Capt. Stewart and
Johnston, and 6 missing. In the operations at Spottsylvania
Court House it again met with heavy loss, having 8 killed, 51 wounded
and 2 issing. Its losses at the North Anna
and at Totopotomoy were 2 killed and 15
June 6 its brigade became the 1st brigade of the
2nd division and in the operations at Bethesda
Church and Cold
it lost 11 wounded and 1 missing. In the assault on the works at Petersburg
June 16, the regiment lost 83 killed and wounded in the space of 10
participated in the movements at Six-mile house in August, and was
engaged at Peebles' farm, where Col. Pearson for gallantry in leading
men, was promoted brevet brigadier-general. It was warmly engaged but
small loss at Hatcher's run near the end of October, and shared in the
railroad expedition in December. In the action at Dabney's
mill in Feb., 1865, it suffered severely and displayed great gallantry.
moved on its final campaign, March
29, 1865, and was highly complimented by Gen.
Meade for its gallantry at the Quaker road and Gravelly run and Gen.
was brevetted major-general. It was active at the battles of Five
Forks and Sailor's creek, and after Lee's surrender
the vicinity of Washington,
it was mustered out on June 2,
Proceeding to Pittsburg,
given a great public reception, and here the men were finally paid and
Source: The Union Army, vol. 1
on 01 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA.
Fought on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Fought on 21 December 1862.
Fought on 03 May 1863 at Chancellorsville,
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 08 May 1864 at Laurel Hill,
Fought on 09 May 1864 at Laurel Hill,
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 15 May 1864.
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 30 May 1864 at Totopotomoy Creek, 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 08 June 1864 at Petersburg, 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 30 August 1864.
Fought on 30 September 1864 at Peebles'
Fought on 30 September 1864 at Peebles'
Fought on 07 October 1864.
Fought on 27 October 1864 at Boydton
Plank Road, VA.
on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 11 December 1864.
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 30 March 1865 at Five
Fought on 30 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,
laborer, Butler Plank Road, Etna
as a Wm Ziegler, laborer, Etna, Shaler Twp.
1869-70 Directory as a Wm Zigler,
Etna, Shaler Twp.
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, Lena is 7, William is
1, and Elizabeth is 1 (twins?).
Value of personal estate is $100. He was
listed as a naturalized citizen.
Listed in 1877-78 Pgh City Directory as a Max
Zeigler, laborer, Prospect, Etna.
Listed on 1880 PA
census on Freeport Road in Etna as:
age 46, a “roll[ing] mill worker”, who had
unemployed for 5 of the previous six months.
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 Allegheny County for
naturalization (permanent entry # 7429375, acession
1660251). Is this him?
In the 1900 census
he was listed at age 66, living at Kitanning Street, Etna with his
son William J. Ziegler.
He was a naturalized US citizen,
who came to the US in 1851 and was
listed as having his own income.
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 March 12, 1920 at age 87 at 41 Kittanning Road in Etna, the same
address as his son.
He is buried in Etna Cemetery with his wife Margaretha. They
are the only Zieglers
buried there. The gravestone lists their
name as “Ziegeler” William M. and his wife Margaretha. It had
an American Legion medallion in 2002, which suggests William may have
Civil War veteran after all – checking with National Archives about
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 Etna Cemetery.
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 New York on the schooner Governer Reed on January 8, 1840.
The family was listed as from Germany, via Bermuda.
Adam was listed as a farmer. The
passengers were Adam Munch 45, Catharine Munch 40, Adam Munch 19,
Munch 15, Caroline Munch 12, Catharine Munch 5, Margaret Munch 4, and
Munch 1. There is a belief that they left
LeHavre in 1837, but the ship ran aground
lost all their money.
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 St. Petersburg, France, near Strassbourg. This
likely a Germanicized version of the name
Saint Pierremont in the Vosges section of Lorraine, which links up
reasonably well with their daughter’s census statements that her
The location of Lorraine in France, Vosges in Lorraine, and Saint Pierremont in Vosges are shown
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 Germany except
Christiana. Living next door were Adam
Munch [Jr.] 30, his wife Maria 32, and children Frederick 8, John 3,
2, all born in PA, except Adam who was born in France.
After 1850, the
family disappears from the PA census index. Margaretha probably
married William Ziegler by 1857.
Sisters of Margaretha Munch
Adam Munch [Jr.]
(c1821 - ) evidently moved
from PA to Ohio.
He appears in the 1860 Ohio census Scioto County, Jefferson
Twp., age 40, a farmer born in Germany.
With him are wife Mary 42, children Fred 18,
John 16, Jacob 12, Mary 10, Henry 8, Sarah 6, Eliza 3, and Peter 1.
In 1870 he appears
in Gallatin County, Shawneetown PO pp. 414/5.
His first wife must have died and now he has remarried. He is 49 and a farmer, born Germany, with
wife Albertina 39, born Germany; children
(1852) a farm laborer born in PA, Peter 11 (1859) born in Ohio, George
in Ohio (1861), Emma 6 (1864) born in Illinois, and another Henry 3,
Illinois. Adam’s older son Frederick is also nearby,
There is also a
marriage record for Adam Munch and Julia Schwarz of April 5, 1866 in Randolph County, IL.
Adam Sr.’s son
Charles appears on the 1910 PA census age 73 in Philadelphia with wife
Emily 69, born in Germany, and grandson
Frederick, born in PA.
(c1839 - ?) There
is a Charles Munch age 45 (b. 1835 in France) listed on
the 1880 Chicago census working in
goods.” He is listed with wife
Jeanette, 40, also born in France, and children Jeanette, 18, Emma, 11,
Charles Jr. 2, all born in Illinois.
Also with them is Jenny Krah, a
niece, 12, who
was born in Illinois, but whose
parents were French.
This same Charles
appears on the 1888 Illinois voter rolls as
being born in France, aving lived in the county 36 years, and
having become a citizen in 1859 in Cook County Superior Court. The same Charles appears in 1890, listing the
year of naturalization as 1856 in Cook County Circuit Court.
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 Belgium.
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
There are a number
of Munch families in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana that may connect,
but there is no convining basis for doing
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 Pennsylvania
according to 1880 census, except Maria who was born in Ohio.
Daughter Effie reported in the 1920 census that her father was
born in Ohio.
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 Sharpsburg or Etna. No Allegheny County record from
1885 on. They lived at 4064 Wheatland
Street in Greenfield, beginning in
1896, a house they owned.
The 1900 PA Census
census Allegheny County,
(23rd Ward, ED 265, Sheet 2) lists him as “Zaiglar,
Charles” at this address as “forman,
tar/firm,” age 40 (Dec 1859), born in Ohio;
wife Margaret 35 (Sept 1864); son William C., age 15 (April
daughters Virginia H., age 13 (Oct 1887); Annie M., age 10, (April
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 Wheatland/Greenfield
The 1910 Census (ED 471, Visit
132) shows him on Wheatland as “Charles Zigler,” age 50, born in Ohio, a
laborer in a paper mill; wife Margaret (father English, mother Ire.
born New York, age 44; son William, age 25, apprenticed at Winder[?];
Virginia, age 22, a stockgirl in a candy
Ana, age 19, a school teacher; Effie, age 17; Margaret, age 13; and
age 10. They owned their house free, no
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
Joseph Wise, 44, and engineer in an office.
Pittsburgh City Directory lists
him as “roll setter”, 4064
Pittsburgh City Directory lists him as “laborer”, 4064 Wheatland.
Pittsburgh City Directory lists him at home 760
The 1930 census
lists him as age 70, born in Ohio, father born in Munich Germany, mother
born in France.
Margaret was 65, born in NY,
both parents born in Northern Ireland.
With them were son William, 44,
and daughter Anna Z. Miller & husband John Miller, both 38. John Miller’s parents were born in Northern Ireland.
William worked as a service man
in a light company. John Miller was an
erecting engineer in a construction company.
Charles owned the house, worth $6,500.
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 Pittsburgh papers –
when?? They lived 55 years in the Greenfield section of the
city, finally at 760 Greenfield
Avenue, near Squirrel
Hill in Pittsburgh.
Years later the house fell off
the hill and was destroyed.
Margaret on their Wedding Anniversary
He died on March 22, 1944 at age 84 of valvular heart disease.
He was buried in Homewood Cemetery, in Pittsburgh with his wife.
& Sisters of
Charles F. Ziegler:
Maria Ziegler (b. 1861/2 in Ohio, based on 1880
census – died January 28, 1892).
She married ____Haser and had
children Martha, John and Arthur.
Helena Ziegler: (b. 1863/4 in Pennsylvania, based on 1880
census – July 20, 1956). She was known
She married William Albert Bartrem
Charles’ death notice lists her living in Pittsburgh.
1910 Census (ED 73, Visit 107) lists W.A. Bartrem
(47), Helena (45) with children George A. Bartrem
(age 11), Howard J. (age 9), Anna (1 3/12), and
Albert Roy (age 16). W.A. Bartrem was born in Canada and
immigrated to the US in 1888(?), and
his son Albert Roy was born there, coming in 1895.
Perhaps Bartrem was
married twice? William Bartrem was listed as a naturalized citizen and
timekeeper at a rolling mill. Bartrem rented his home. Albert Roy later
appears on the
Wasatch County Utah census in 1920.
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 Freeport Road, Etna, PA.
Listed in 1900, still in Etna, with his
father, age 31, listed as “laborer, rolling mill. Listed
in 1910 PA census (ED 73, Visit 108),
age 40, a machinist at a tool maker, living
father and his brother-in-law William A. Bertram’s family in Etna. No children, maybe never married.
Charles’ death notice lists him living in Pittsburgh in 1944.
Anna Ziegler (b. 1871/2 in Pennsylvania, based on
1880 census – 1962). She married James McMillan of Kaylor
PA. Appear on 1920 Philadelphia census (ED
523, p 10B) as James MacMillan, age 58,
born in Canada father
Canadian, mother Scotch), a conductor for a railroad; and wife Anna,
58. They had children Twila,
Vivian, Harry and James W., and Ruth.
(b. 1874/5 in Pennsylvania, based on 1880
census – January 31, 1950).
She married Samuel Patterson
of Newcastle MD (1876 – June 5, 1950).
They appear in 1910 census in Lancaster County as Samuel
age 34, laborer in a wire mill; Margaret 33, and son Samuel E.
Patterson 10, ED
96, visit 198. as Appear in 1920 Census Berks Cty,
ED 107 as Samuel Patterson, age 45, skilled laborer, steel plant,
in Scotland; Margaretta, wife age 45,
parents born in
Germany/France; and son Samuel E. Patterson, 19, inspector steel plant, Margaretha and
Samuel probably died in Newcastle, Maryland, where Charles Ziegler 1944
notice listed them. Samuel and Margaretha had one son, Samuel Earl Patterson
(Jan 5, 1900
– May 7, 1980).
parents were born in Ireland,
according to her death certificate.
Probably they were from Northern
since they appear to have been Protestant, and Margaret Burch Ziegler
husband were lifetime members of the Greenfield Presbyterian Church. Her father John Burch (1830 –
1878?) married Margaret ____(1832
- ?) probably in Ireland
about 1863-5. John and Margaret arrived
in New York in 1865 and
moved to Pittsburgh.
In the 1869-70
Pittsburgh Directory John Birch is listed as a laborer,
on Butler St., n of Sharpsburg Bridge.
This is the first clear mention
of him in Pittsburgh.
There is an 1870 Allegheny County census
record for John Burch in Sharpsburg (Reel 1292, p.
206), which is not listed on the index.
Burch 40 Laborer
Parents born in Ireland
Keeping House born
Parents born in Ireland
Parents born in Ireland
Parents born in Ireland
There is a John
Burch in the 1877/8 Pittsburgh City Directory, listed as
a cooper and living at Main & 13th Street, Sharpsburg.
In 1879, Margaret is listed as
the widow of John at the same address, so he must have been about 48/49
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 New York, and son James
T., age 11, born in Pennsylvania.
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
James T. no longer appears. [There
is a James Burch, born PA, Irish
parents, age 28, with his wife Elizabeth age 29/24 and Son Thomas age 8
Whitaker Borough, Allegheny County, ED 265, sheet 16, visit 297, on the
census. This could be Margaret’s brother, but the age is too young.] James T. Burch is not on the 1900 census
index for PA.
We don’t know when
Margaret’s mother died, but it was after 1884.
(1865 – 1936) was born September 24, 1865 in New York, NY (1900 census says
Sept 1864; 1870 census lists her as age 4, which is consistent with the
date). New York City archives
have no record of her in 1865. Nearly
born on the boat coming over? Betts
reports she was born in NY the day after her parents landed. Some
Birth record of Aunt Nancy lists her mother as “Anna Margaret”
She grew up in Shapsburg, PA, which is next to
Etna. She married Charles Frederick
Ziegler probably in 1884 in Sharpsburg or Etna. They lived at 760 Greenfield
Avenue, near Squirrel
Hill in Pittsburgh.
Years later the house fell off the hill and
was destroyed. Previously
lived at 4064 Wheatland
Street in Greenfield.
They were charter
members of Greenfield Presbyterian Church.
William on 5/2/1885 when she was 19
Virginia on 10/13/1887 when she was 22
Nancy on 4/30/1890 when she was 24
in 1893 when she was 27-8
Eleanor on 1/5/1900 when she was 34
(died of whooping cough).
Ziegler died November 28, 1936 of a coronary
occlusion. She was
buried in Homewood Cemetery, in Pittsburgh.
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