ZEIGLER, GEORGE, was born in Ava, N. Y., April 15, 1835, son of Frank and Margaret (Saddler) Ziegler, natives of Germany, who came to America in 1833, and settled in Ava. Mr. Ziegler died in Rome, and Mrs. Ziegler died in Ava in 1861. The grandfather, Simeon Zeigler, was a vineyardist and winemaker in Germany, and he spent his last days in Ava. George Zeigler has always been engaged in farming except the time spent in the war. He now has a farm of 115 acres and keeps a dairy of ten cows. In 1865 he married Catherine Ernst of Germany, who came to America with her parents, Jacob and Saloma (Zeigler) Ernst, in 1848, and settled in Ava, and they afterwards went to Cleveland, Ohio, where they died. Mr. and Mrs. Zeigler have had four children: George, Fred (deceased), Lena and Carolina. August 6, 1862, Mr. Zeigler enlisted in Co. H, 3d N. Y. Light Artillery, and served until the close of the war. (p. 212) [Top]

ZIMMERMAN, MRS. L.--The late Leonard Zimmerman was born in Germany, April 5, 1839, and came to the United States with his parents when fourteen years of age, locating in the town of Verona. He was educated in the district schools, and was a cooper by occupation. March 5, 1865, he married Mary Hart, of Utica, N.Y., by whom he had six children: Fannie A., Leonard F., Hattie L., Alva H., Amelia A., and Mary E., who died February 17, 1874. Leonard F., who is in the employ of the Southern Pacific Railway, married Georgia Lyon, of Illinois, by whom he had two children: Leatha F. and Florence E. They now reside in Utah. Amelia A. is a school teacher. Leonard Zimmerman died March 11, 1894. Mrs. Zimmerman's father, John Hart, was born in Germany in 1813, and was educated there. In 1835 he married Harriet Pratch, of his native place, and they came to the United States in 1849. They were the parents of nine children, seven of whom are living: Frederick, Harriet C., William, Mary C., as above, George J., Frances E. and Alva G. Mr. Hart died August 19, 1892, and his wife September 1, 1894. The ancestry of this family is German on both sides. (p. 251) [Top]