Ziegenfuss Family History
Chapter 3, Andrew Ziegenfuss


Our Migration in Pennsyvania and Into the USA


Story by Rev. Dr. William J. Ziegenfus, 1700 Butler Pike, Apt 26C
Conshohocken, PA 19428
zman42@cavtel.net (2011)



After leaving Philadelphia, probably having served as indentured servants to pay their passage to America, the family settled in Springfield Township, Montgomery Count in September of 1751. Andrew, the oldest son of our patriarch, Hans Jacob Ziegenfuss, died in 1778. He also had a son, Andrew, born 1747. In 1773 the son Andrew married a Miss Reichard of Bucks County. The marriage yielded seven children - the principal ones being George (Chapter 2), Andrew (Chapter 3) and John (Chapter 4).

In 1800 the tree brothers George (b. 1779), Andrew (b. 1787) and John (b. 17??) crossed the Blue Mountains to settle in the wilderness. They settled in what is now the village of Aquashicola, in Carbon County. (Carbon and Lehigh Counties were then part of Northampton County). There Andrew married Catherine Boyer and became a farmer. Catherine was the daughter of John Jacob Boyer of Little Gap. While her father was plowing, the Indians shot and scalped him. The children (Frederick, Dorothea and Catherine) witnessed the attack and were taken captive by the Indians. They were taken by the Delaware Indians to Canada. There Dorthea married an Indian chief. In 1763 Frederick returned to Towamensing area. One of his daughter- Catherine (b. Nov 13, 1790) married Andrew Ziegenfuss. They had eleven children:
1) Salome b. Oct 17, 1810
2) Elizabeth b. Oct 7, 1812
3) John b. May 14, 1816
4) Kathryn b. May 10 1817
5) Andrew b. Aug 3, 1820
6) Jacob b. May 9, 1822
7) David b. Oct 28, 1824
8) Isaac b. March 29, 1827
9) Lowina b. July 9, 1829
10) James b. June 4, 1831
11) Thomas H. b. Oct 28, 1833
Andrew (3rd) died January 14, 1876 at the age of 89. His wife Catherine died in 1886 at the age of 75.

As of this writing (about 1972), we know only of descendants from John, Andrew, David, Isaac, and James of the sons of Andrew and Catherine Ziegenfus (above).

#3. John married a Miss Storm and they had two sons:
---A. Levi ( - )
---B. Martin (1852-1926) Martin married a Jane Anthony (1853-1921). Martin and Jane had six children:
-------1. William
-------2. James
-------3. Carrie (1883-1903)
-------4. Howard
-------5. Amsi
-------6. Persie (wed Wallace Green).

#5. Andrew and his wife (?) had six children:
---A. William
---B. Andrew Franklin
---C. Sarah Jane
---D. Clara (wed Edgar Hugst)
---E. Mary Elizabeth (wed Francis A. DeFrench)
---F. Charles. Charles married Ellen Louisa Deitz. They had two children:
-------1. Earl who married a Miss Enright
-------2. Marian, who married Earl Dimmick. Marian was born in Bethlehem, Pa. and belonged to the Bach Choir in her youth. Dr. Dimmick was Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her obituary (1970) indicates a brother Wm. C. F. of Swarthmore, Pa.

#7. David married twice: Catherine died and he married a Miss Sterner. They had two children:
---A. Mary A. (1866-1948) married Wm. H. Moyer (1860-1949);
---B. Edwin H. (1855-1924) married a Catherine J. (1855-1910). Edwin had two daughters:
-------1. Lizzie
-------2. Anne.

#8 Isaac married a Hariett Arner had four children:
---A. Ellemira (wed Frank Witacher)
---B. Eli
---C. Judy
---D. Thomas Tilghman Z (1851-1937). Thomas T. Married Sarah Alice Stout (1861-1926) on Nov 9, 1879. They had 10 children:
-------1. Esther Primilie Z. (1880-1938) wed Charles Green
-------2. Minnie May Z. (1882 - ??)
-------3. Sarah Alice Z. (1861 - ??) wed Harvey Stemler
-------4. Harry Cleveland Z. (1885 - 1960)
-------5. Mary Ellen (1888 - ?? )
-------6. James Austin Z. (1889 - ?? ) wed twice: Lydia Hittner, Grace Wahlen
-------7. Milton Albert Z. (1892 - 1911) unwed.
-------8. Elmer Samuel (1895 - ?? ) wed Sylvia Blose (1898 -1970)
-------9. Alexander Isaac Z. (1898 - ?? ) wed Helen May Stroup (1899- ?? ) They had 6 boys:
------------a. Earl Harrison Z. (1923) wed Margurite Behler
------------b. Thomas Allen Z. (1927) wed Gladys Heiney, 1 dau. Jane Louise (1954)
------------c. Clark Ammon (1929) wed Lena Slick, 1 son Scott Alexander (1958)
------------d. Rev. Geroge "Dan" Livingston Z. (1931) wed Joyce Haydt, 1 dau Laurie, 2 sons, Peter and Paul
------------e. Martin Luther Z. (1934) wed JoAnn Beers, 1 son Jeffrey, 4 dau. Karen, Kathy, Susan and Sharon
------------f. Ammon Franklin Z. (1940) wed Elizabeth Macsay
-------10. Emma Henrietta Margaret Z. (1900 - 1938) wed John Hutcheson

#10. James Ziegenfus was born May 7, 1822, He married Mary "Polly" Eckhardt (1829 - 1910). James was a farmer and blacksmith near Aquashicola. James died on June 17, 1899 at age of 77. They had 7 children:
---A. Lewis, b. Aug 22, 1849 d. May 14, 1915 married Harriett Wentz b. July 7, 1854; d. June 22, 1930. Lewis was a mining contractor of the Prince Metallic Paint Company, and for a number of years was Constable of Lower Towamensing Township. They had 8 children: 2 girls and six boys:
-------1. Lillian (died in infancy)
-------2. Edwin (1875-1962) 2 sons:
------------a. Frank
------------b. Harrison
-------3. Charles W. Z. (1877-1956) wed Mary A. *Shindler (*1884- ??) had 4 daughters-
------------a. Della
------------b. *Luella. Click here for Luella's story
------------c. Hilda
------------d. Alma
-------4. Warren Allen Z. (1881-1930) wed Daily O. Roth; 4 sons:
------------a. Warren Luther (1911)
------------b. Allen Luther (1914)
------------c. Gilbert Arthur (1915)
------------d. Rev. James Earl (1919)
-------5. Stanley R. Z. (1884-*1976) wed Elsie A. (1891-1935), *2 sons, 2 daughters:
------------a. Richard (*1921- )
------------b. son
------------c. Mary Mack
------------d. *Elaine.
-------6. Jessie S. Z. (1888-1956) wed Carrie M. (1893-1957)
-------7. Harvey Lewis Z. (1894 - *1977) wed Jennie Agnes Hahn (1898 - ??) 4 children:
------------a. Irma (1915)
------------b. Lewis S. (1917)
------------c. Grace (1919)
------------d. Harriett (1924).
-------8. Laura *Luella Z. (1891 - ??) wed John Wentz (1892 - ??) *2 dau. 1 son
------------a. Anna Mack
------------b. *Margaret
------------c. Allen.
--------------( * indicates changes made by Luella Ziegenfus (Smith) about her family, on her copy of this document)
---B. Adam Z. (1851-1857)
---C. Catherine J. (1859-1933) wed James A. Hartman (1859-1945)
---D. David Z. (1855-1908) wed Amelia "Millie" Christman (1849-1910). He was chief clerk of the Weatherly Foundry. They had two children:
--------1. Mabel E. (1881-1924) married James Peltz (1882-196?)
--------2. Robert Ernest Sr. (1884-1952) wed Temsen Hamm (1882-1942). Had 4 children. (3 sons and 1 daughter)
-------------a. Gilbert James Z. (1907- )wed Florence Nora Oplinger (1910 - )
-------------b. Gordon David Z. (1909 - )wed Margaret Marsh (1911- )
-------------c. Robert Ernest Jr. (1912 - )wed Elizabeth F. Mummey (1916- 1971).
-------------d. Myrtle Mae Z. (1914 - )wed Harold Mertz (1903-1953) then wed Ozville "Dan" Zellner (1910 - )
---E. Alfred A. (1867-1942) wed Laura E. (1862-1956). Three children:
--------1. Son died in infancy
--------2. Florence Evelyn Z. ( - ) wed William Walters
--------3. Alfred Samuel Z. ( -1897)
---F. Wilson H. (1861-1945) wed Salome Kresge (1866-1956)
--------1. Pansie Olive Z. (1890 - ) school teacher
--------2. Mary Mariah Z. (1894- ) wed ... Dorward
--------3. Paul Samuel Z. (1904- ) wed Irene Pauline Frable (1906- ) Two children:
--------------a. Marie Ann Z, (1929) wife of Robert Rodli
--------------b. Paul Robert Z. (1935 - )
---G. Samuel ( - )

The above consists of the knowledge of the writer (Rev. William J. Ziegenfus) concerning this branch of the Ziegenfus Family. An addition to this chapter will have to be added in order to bring the branch up to date to include the present two generations of younger Z's.

Proper credits for this chapter go to the "History of the American Boyers" by Melville Boyer (1940) pp. 184-186.; the work of former historians Gordon Ziegenfus, and Lloyd Ziegenfus; and to the present and past members of Andrew's branch who have furnished the data in years past to the author.

Rev. Dr. William J. Ziegenfus, 1700 Butler Pike, Apt 26C
Conshohocken, PA 19428
zman42@cavtel.net (2011)

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