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My ZEIGLER, ZUMBRUN and KINSEY families were founding families of the Blue River Church of the Brethren originally the Blue River German Baptist Church formed in 1852 when the founding families moved from Montgomery County, Ohio. Because of the large families and inter marriage within the church. Whenever I meet someone from Whitley County it seems I am somehow related to half the families living in or from the county.

My second great-grandparents Lieucetta CRAMER 1852-1907 Whitley and Noble Counties, Indiana and John Henry ZUMBRUN 1851 Montgomery County, Ohio to 1908 Whitley County, Indiana.

Lieucetta's parents John CRAMER 1832-1892 Ohio and Sarah ESSIG 1833-1899 Stark County, Ohio both to Whitley and Kosciusko Counties, Indiana to Charlevoix County, Michigan.

John's parents Jacob CRAMER born 1806-1807 to after 1880 and Mary M. SHOOK about 1809-before 1880 both Pennsylvania to Summit County, Ohio to Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

Sarah's parents George ESSIG 1790-1866 and Catherine SCHOLLENBERGER 1796-1872 both Pennsylvania to Stark County, Ohio to Whitley County, Indiana.

My second great-grandparents Saba KINSEY 1815 Montgomery County, Ohio to 1888 Whitley County, Indiana and Joseph ZEIGLER 1813 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Montgomery County, Ohio to 1894 Whitley County, Indiana.

John Henry ZUMBRUN's parents Judah KINSEY 1816 Montgomery County, Ohio to 1891 Whitley County, Indiana and Henry Sylvester ZUMBRUN 1812 Frederick County, Maryland to 1883 Whitley County, Indiana.

Saba and Judah's parents were Christian KINSIE 1788 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Botetourt County, Virginia to Montgomery County, Ohio to 1859 Whitley County, Indiana and Hannah HECKMAN 1777 Botetourt County, Virginia to Montgomery County, Ohio to 1852 Whitley County, Indiana. Christian was a Church of the Brethren Deacon and along with my ZEIGLER, ZUMBRUN, and other families from Montgomery County, Ohio formed the Blue River German Baptist now Church of the Brethren Church in Whitley County, Indiana.

My grandparents Lillie PROUGH 1891 LaGrange County to Noble County to 1982 Whitley County, Indiana and Jesse ZEIGLER 1886-1977 of Whitley County, Indiana.

Lillie's parents Franklin PROUGH 1864-1891 LaGrange County, Indiana and Cora ZUMBRUN 1872-1927 Noble and Whitley Counties, Indiana.

Jesse's parents Mariah ROYER 1856-1898 Wabash County to Whitley County, Indiana and Jonas ZEIGLER 1858-1902 Whitley County, Indiana.

Jonas' parents Joseph ZEIGLER 1813-1894 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Montgomery County, Ohio to Whitley County, Indiana and Saba KINSEY 1815-1888 Montgomery County, Ohio to Whitley County, Indiana. Joseph was a Church of the Brethren Deacon and minister who along with my KINSEY, ZUMBRUN, and other families from Montgomery County, Ohio formed the Blue River German Baptist now Church of the Brethren Church in Whitley County, Indiana. Joseph is mentioned on page 40 of Otho Winger's 1917 book History of the Church of the Brethren In Indiana

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