Charles W. Ziegenfus and Mary Ann Shindler

Pictures and Information from Luella (Ziegenfus) Smith

Charles Ziegenfus was born February 13, 1887 in Aquashicola, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest son, and third child of Lewis Ziegenfus and Harriet (Wentz) Ziegenfus. The Ziegenfus family was among the pioneer settlers in the Palmerton area and he lived in the area all his life. He served as postmaster of the Palmerton Post Office. Click here for Luella's Ziegenfus story. He married

Photo of "Mom & Pop" about 1946
Mary A. Shindler (born July 6, 1884, Bowmanstown, PA), the daughter of Mary (Blose) Shindler and Griffith Shindler. They had four daughters, Hilda, Luella Mae, Della, and Alma. They lived at 468 Lafayette Avenue in Palmerton, PA. Charles died on July 13, 1956.

Photo of the Ziegenfus Family, about 1926
Charles Ziegenfus is seated on the left. Between him and Mary Ann from left to right are Luella, Della, Alma, and Hilda.
After Charles passed away, Mary Ann moved in with her daughter Mrs. Hilda Hoffman, at 480 Lafayette Avenue where she lived for 25 years. Mary Ann had moved to Nazareth to live with her daughter, Mrs. Alma Houck before passing away on July 15, 1982, age 98.

Photo in the yard of the David Houck farm near Nazareth, Pennsylvania about 1995. Back row (left to right) is Jane Houck, Jay Houck, Pat & Phil Houck. Seated in the front (left to right) are the Ziegenfus sisters ( Hilda Hoffman, Louella Smith, Alma Houck) and David Houck

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