The Ziegenfus Families....Newsletter Number 2......Sept 1981
By Mark Amanns - To e-mail Mark click here
(This newsletter is posted here by permission of the author "as long as it is for genealogical purposes and not for profit.").
Hello again! This being our second newsletter, I should appraise
all that has happened since I began this series of letters.
persons have written in, expressing the desire to learn and share
family history and ancestry. And, it seems that I've already
acquaint two who are definitely related, but who hadn't known
other. They're third cousins once removed. I found one person
in was one of my own relatives, a third cousin twice removed,
me, only recently interested in genealogy. I myself began
only two and a half years ago.
Here are listed the earliest families of all those who have
to share and ask information. I have them separated into four
categories: Ziegenfus in Pennsylvania; Zickafoose in the
Sickafus and Sigerfoos in Maryland; Sigafoos and Sycafoose in
Pennsylvania, etc. I will forward any letters you may wish to
others in this list.
Josephine Bogart Gregory of St. George, Utah writes that her
great-grandmother was Polly (Mary?
.) Ziegenfuss. She was born in 1754, probably was married in
County, Pennsylvania in 1772, as her husband George Bachman
there during the Revolutionary War. They later lived in Seneca
New York and had these children: Joseph, Abraham, Solomon,
Elizabeth, Catharine, John, Jacob, George Jr. and Mary/Polly.
Joni Spires of Alachua, Florida is the great-granddaughter of
Ziegenfuse, a cigarmaker who was born in December 1865 in
of Pennsylvania parents. John married about 1894 Annie Snyder,
daughter of Joel and Kate Snyder of Montgomery County,
John was a good cardplayer and died in a hotel fire.
David Faris of Philadelphia, PA writes that Andrew Ziegenfuss
1876) married Katherine Boyer (1790-1886) the daughter of
Boyer and Susannah Mehrkam who, in turn, was the daughter of
Mehrkam and Margaret Maria Gebhardt, David's ancestors.
Ken Hottle of Allentown, PA wrote inquiring on our information
concerning the Ziegenfuss families in Pennsylvania.
SIGERFOOS / SICKAFUS
Mark Amanns, 124 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201, is me, the
My fourth great-grandfather was Abraham Sigerfoos who lived near
Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland. His wife was Mary
children Margaret, John George (born 1800), Jacob (born 1803),
and Abraham (born July 22, 1811). The son Abraham was my
father Abraham stayed in Maryland when the family moved first to
Miami Co., Ohio, then Elkhart County, Indiana and Cass County,
Olive Ferne Sickafus Johnson is a second great-granddaughter of
Abraham Sigerfoos also, but through his son John George Sickafus
March 10, 1800).
SIGAFOOS (from Virginia)
Patrick N. Ketner of Lansing, Michigan is a third great-grandson
Sigafoos(e) and his wife, Catherine McFarland. John was born in
County, Virginia on October 15, 1801. John lived also in
before claiming land in Putnam County, Ohio,in March of 1833.
the 1850 census, Catherine was born about 1817 and the oldest son
was born in Virginia about 1828, indicating that Catherine was
John's second wife. That census lists John's children as Henry,
Susan, Catharine, Lucinda and John.) Patrick is descended through
daughter Catherine who married John W. Clymer of Mt. Cory,
County, Ohio. Early censuses in Virginia indicate that John
father was also named John Sigafoos- and if this John was a son
Jacob, the son of 1751 immigrant Johann Jacob Ziegenfus, then the
for this family would be known.
Elizabeth J. Hlavaty of Whittier, CA, is a second
Roseanah Sigafoose and her husband William Ridmond/Redman/Rydman.
Roseanah was born in Virginia, lived in Mt. Sterling, Madison
Ohio, and was buried in.Yankeetown Cemetery, Fayette County,
couple may have first lived in Winchester, Frederick County,
Two choices are available for Roseanah's age: died October 29,
age 23 years, 4 months, 25 days .... or born October 29, 1819,
years. Elizabeth's lineage comes through Roseanah's last child,
Webster Rydman, born Sept. 22, 1843. Was Roseanah a sister to
Sigafoos, born 1812 Virginia, who lived in 1850 in Madison
SIGAFOOS ... SICAFOOSE...SYCAFOOSE from Pennsylvania)
Yvonne Sigafoos Taylor of Hot Springs, South Dakota, is a great-
granddaughter of John Sigafoos, born July 6, 1824 in Bedford,
County, Ohio. (The editor searched through the Ohio families and
one John Sickefoos, age 25, living with the Nitson/Nelson family
Washington Township, Holmes County, OH in 1850. Frederick
51, lived in the same township, and Solemon Sickefoos, age 65,
Knox Township. Both were Pennsylvanians. Solemon was most
likely to be
the father, as Frederick's present wife was too young(?)
Margaret Blatz of St. Louis, Missouri is a second
Barbara A. Sigafoos, born April 11, 1796. Barbara Ann is assumed
related to Susan Sigafoos, wife of Daniel Shuck, and Lydia
of Andrew Sheets. James Martin and Barbara Ann Sigafoos of
PA, had 13 kids: James Jr., Margaret, Benjamin, Mary, Josiah
Analiza, Amelia, Wm. Thomas, Andrew Sheets, Sarah F., John
(Margaret's line) & Daniel Oliver.
Jon R. Roe of Vernon, CT, is a third great-grandson of Henry
Sicafoos/Sigafoos and Susanna Kohl of Pennsylvania, who later
Walpack, New Jersey. The 1881 History of Sussex Co., N.J.
Stoffle Sigafus, perhaps Christopher or Christian Sigafus, who
been Henry's father rather than Henry himself. They evidently
Bucks County, where the 1738 immigrants resided. Jon is
through Sara Sicafoos Kyte, born August 28, 1829.
Barbara Kriss of La Porte, Indiana is a great-granddaughter of
Pennsylvanians, Peter Sycafoose, born 1798, and his wife
1810. In 1850 they lived in Washington Twp., Allen County,
earlier lived in Ohio, possibly in Wayne or Stark Counties, as
the 1830 censuses. Their kids were: David, Anna M., Hannah,
Charles, Sophice & Angeline Jane. Barbara's lineage is through
Jane Sycafoose, born in late 1849.
Larry G. Shuck of Cincinnati, Ohio, writes that his sister
the Zickafoose family. Also, his parents are buried in the Shuck
-Zickafoose Cemetery in Fayette County, West Virginia. He has
on this family in the counties of Upshur, Greenbrier, Fayette,
Sharon L. Sanville of Modesto, CA, is the
Henry Metzker and Elizabeth Zickafoose through their son, John
Elizabeth was born about 1798 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now
Virginia). Her parents have not yet been identified. Elizabeth
children, lived also in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, and died in
Pat Stetler Williams of Beloit, Kansas, is the second great-
granddaughter of George D. Zickefoose and his wife, Mary Clark.
were most likely born in West Virginia, though Ohio is possible.
were the parents of George Clark Zickefoose, and probably the
Angela who married Mr. Saylor, & James. George C. was born
1841 in Meigs County or Bainbridge, Ohio, and married Mary
and lived in Xenia, Ohio, and died in Eskridge, KS. (The editor
family is closely associated with the following family, though no
knows just what the connection is.)
Pauline R. Mays of Springfield,OH is a third great-granddaughter
Zickefoose, his wife Catherine Hull, and their son Sampson
Mrs. Mays uses the spelling "Zickefoose", but many other records
'Zickafoose". Peter Zickefoose died about 1809, or perhaps about
(see article below). Mrs. Mays heard from a woman in Florida who
if this Peter could be the son of Jacob Zickefoose whose estate
appraised 23 Sept. 1780 in Augusta Co. Virginia and if this Jacob
1751 immigrant Johann Jacob Zigenfuss. Time will tell, we hope.
wife Catherine was the daughter of Peter Hull and Susanna
Dieffenbach. Mrs. Mays is descended through the son Sampson, who
second great-grandfather, born August 5, 1792 in Pendleton
Judith A.Mays of Broad Run, VA, is a fourth great-granddaughter
above Peter Zickafoose, so she is a third cousin once removed
Pauline Mays. Judith's lineage comes through their daughter,
who married Reuben Buzzard about 1797.
From the History of Pendleton County, West Virginia by O. F.
Morten, page 317:
Zickafoose. Unp. 1. Peter (Catharine -)-d. 1814. 2.
E. -) -d. 1814. 3. Isaac-1803. 4. Samson (Sarah Simmons) - 1814.
(Rudolph Buzzard)-m. 1797. 6. Frances (Miles Western)-m. 1811. 7.
(Moses Arbogast)-m. 1819. 8. Henry (Barbara Simmons)-m. 1825. 9.
(Catharine Zickafoose)-m. 1800. 10. Elias (- -).
Br. of 10:-l. George (Elizabeth Wimer)-b. 1827. 2. Mary
(Ban Lambert). 3. Samson-d. 4. Martha? (Arnold Lambert). 5. -
Br. of 4:-Sarah (Washington Moyers), Mary (John Moyers),
Phoebe (James B. Lambert), Clark (Susan Wimer)--Neb., Martha J.
Br. of 9.-Emanuel (d), Jeremiah (d), Elias (d), Peter
Bennett), Abel, Thomas (d), Mary A. (Washington Lamb), Margaret
Bodkin), Anna (d), Mary E. (George W. Sponaugle).
Some discrepancies will be discussed in the next
Z I C K A F O O S E : History of Pendleton County, W.VA., 1910 by
Page 317...A history of the Zickafoose family names on half the
P-172...The Zickafoose name is German, originally being
to America by or about 1790, and descendants in Circleville
P-177 ... Peter Zickafoose, # 4 son of George & Catharine
Mary J. Bennett, #5 of George Bennett & Catharine Cassell.
was born 1832, killed and was #2 of Elijah Bennett (born 1795)
Bible; Elijah was son of Joseph Bennett & Hannah Sleason;
1810 and was the first son of Joseph Bennett.
P.245 ... Mary A. Zickafoose, daughter of George and Catharine
married as second wife to Noah Washington Lamb, son of Noah
1875) who was son of Michael N. (1785 -1859) and Barbara Lamb.
P.246...Lambert Family History. Martha?Zickafoose married Arnold
Phoebe Zickafoose married James B. Lambert. (as indicated on
P.265,6 ... Three
married into the
daughter of Samson Zickafoose & Sarah Simmons, married John
was a son of Solomon Moyers & Elizabeth Simmons, who, in turn,
was son of
Jacob Moyers and Kate Rexroad. This Jacob Moyers, son of Peter
who died 1795, was the common ancestor of all three
marriages .... Sarah Zickafoose, also a daughter of Samson
Sarah Simmons, married Washington Moyers who was the son of Jacob
Moyers. .... Addie Zickafoose, an unknown Zickafoose, was the
first wife of
Addison Moyers, a grandson of the above Jacob Moyers through
Moyers (born 10 March 1816) & Sarah Eye.
Supplement to Pendleton County, W.VA. History, 1922 by O.F.
Notes from Minnie K. Lowther's History of Ritchie County:
"Samson Zickafoose, born 1792, married a Wade and went to
Z I C K A F O O S E : History of Ritchie County, W.VA., 1911 by
P.310,1 ... "SAMPSON ZICKAFOOSE was also identified among the
from Pendleton county, he having arrived here some time during
forties, and located just above the present site of the Den run
where he died on March 20, 1885, at the age of ninety-three
last resting place is marked in the Mt. Zion churchyard. He
Miss Wade, and they were the parents of the following named
Otho, Peter, and Asbury Zickafoose, Mrs. Nimrod Kuykendall, who
West; Mrs. Wm. T. Mitchell, Mrs. James Westfall, and Mrs. Phebe
S. H. Zickafoose, of Harrisville, is a grandson of Mr.
Zickafoose, and all
the other families of the name in the county are his
Information on Sampson Zickafoose' children:
P-305 ... Otho Zickafoose married Katharine Drake, daughter of
Drake (1812 veteran and son of Rev. John Drake) & Elizabeth
P-308 ... Peter Zickafoose went to Kansas after marrying Mary
of Jacob Hammer & Phebe Moyer.
P.309 ... A.W.(Asbury) Zickafoose married twice: Mary Simmons and
One or both were daughters of Peter Simmons & Sarah Moyer.
died by 1911.
P-329 ... Kathrine Zickafoose married Nimrod Kuykendall from
Pocahontas County and after the Civil War removed to the West.
and son Jacob (killed) were in Co.K, 10th WVA Infantry as
son Samuel went West.
P-340 ... Matilda Zickafoose, born 24 June
married Wm. T. Mitchell (born Barbour Co. 13 Sept.1823) and had
in Slab Creek. Died 24/3/1895.
P-302 ... Mrs. C. F.Zickafoose
daughter of Andrew Gill & Anna Birch.
Links to companion pages are noted below
For Link to back to Hans Jacob Ziegenfuss (1738 immigrant) Home page.