Chapter 2A1


The First Generation


Andrew Ziegenfuss II1

b. 24 May 1753 d. 4 April 1796

wed: Maria Magdalena Reichert on 4 March 1773

b. 20 Oct. 1754 d. 10 Nov. 1812


Andrew Ziegenfuss Jr. (II) (1753) was born in Springfield Township, Bucks County, PA. He married Maria Magdalena Reichert2 (b. 20 October 1754 d. 10 November 1812) on 4 March 1773 in Bucks County. As a young man in his 20’s it was probably Andrew II3 who enlised as a Private in the Springfield Associators (township militia) under the command of Captain Anthony Lark in August 1775. He is listed on the Durham Township Tax List for 1778. His name appears on the Springfield Township Tax List in 1779 as “Andrew Jr”, along with his father Andrew and brother George, assessed as single men. The Forks of the Delaware Lutheran Church in Williams Township, Northampton County lists both Andrew and Maria Magdalena as “conformed” in the faith and received as members. On 23 April 1782 Andrew II enlisted as a Private in the 1st Company, Fourth Battalion of the Northampton County Militia4. His battalion served on what was then the Indian frontier. In 1883 he appears on the Williams Township, Northampton County Tax List. According to the 1800 census Andrew, Maria and their seven children were living in Moore Township, Northampton County5.


Clearly Andrew II was moving northwestward into new land as it became available. Andrew II died in April 1796. Since his family was living in Moore Township, Northampton County, PA in 1800, he was likely buried in the area. The actual site of Andrew II’s grave is currently (2016) unknown. If he had made a will, it has not been found (as of 2016).


When Andrew II’s sons, Jacob George, John and Andrew III, decided to move (sometime between 1801 and before 1806) northward to homestead in the new territory above the Blue Mountains (now Carbon County), they took their mother Maria Magdalena with them. Maria died on 10 November 1812 and is buried in the St. John’s Union Church Cemetery, Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Her tombstone is on FindaGrave.com.

Chapter 2A1


Andrew Ziegenfuss II

b. 24 May 1753 d. 4 April 1796

wed: Maria Magdalena Reichert March 1773

b. 20 Oct. 1754 d. 10 Nov. 1812


Children: The Second Generation


  1. Jacob George Ziegenfuss, b. 31 Jan. 1779 d. 25 November 1865;

He married Susanna Nolff (Nulff) (b. 21 June 1777 d. 23 October 1866) on 18 February 1798. The 1800 Census places him in Allen Township, Northampton, County, PA.. The 1810 Census places in in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, PA. They are buried at the Towamensing Cemetery, Carbon County, PA. (See Chapter 2A1a for their descendants).


  1. Girl b. 1781 (name currently unknown)


  1. Girl b. 1783 (name currently unknown)


  1. Johanes6 (John) Ziegenfuss b. 14 Oct. 1796 d. 12 July 1872;

He married Susanna Olewine (b. 9 October 1784 d. 14 February 1899) on 7 July 1818. “They settled in the wilderness where the village of Aquashicola now stands.”7 They are buried in the Towamensing Cemetery, Carbon County, PA. (See Chapter 2A1b for their descendants).


  1. Girl b. 1785 (name currently unknown)


  1. Andrew Ziegenfuss (III8), b. 30 Mar.1778 d. 14 Jan. 1876;

He married Catherine Boyer (b. 13 November 1790 d. 10 November 1866)

about 1807. They are buried at the Towamensing Cemetery, Carbon County, PA. (See Chapter 2A1c for their descendants).



  1. Girl b. 1789 (name currently unknown)


1 My use of the Roman numeral II is my personal designation to be more precise about the early succession of

Andrews. There is no evidence that he was known as Andrew Ziegenfuss II.

2 She was the daughter of Johann (Hans) George Reichert (Richards) and Eve Salome Aronin. Johann (Hans) George

Richards was born in Bischweiler, Alsace, France. His will lists her as the wife of Andrew Ziegenfuss. She is listed

among siblings on an Application for Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, National Number 677441, dated 12 Sept. 1983 and also DAR National Numbers 566108 and 900629.

3 Rather than his Father Andrew I (1723)

4 Pennsylvania Archives 5th Series, Volume 4, page 357. Continental Line, Northampton County Militia,

Depreciation Pay Act of April 1, 1784 Certificate # 10534. Verified by the Sons of the American Revolution on

National Membership Application Certificate # 196371 Sept. 17, 2015.

5 1800 Census, Northampton County, page 588.

6 Baptism Record, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Williams Township, Northampton, County, PA

7 Find a Grave Article

8 My use of Roman numeral III is my personal designation to be more precise about the early succession of

Andrews. There is no evidence that he was known as Andrew Ziegenfuss III.