Christopher Ziegler1

M, b. 1714, d. 1804
FatherRev. Michael Ziegler2 b. c 1680, d. 1765
MotherCatherine Schrauger d. c 1765
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Christopher Ziegler was born in 1714.1,3 He was the son of Rev. Michael Ziegler and Catherine Schrauger.2 Christopher Ziegler married Deborah Pauling, daughter of John Pawling and Aagje De Witt.4 Christopher Ziegler was named the executor under the Will of Jacob Meyer on 5 September 1747.5 Christopher Ziegler lived in 1796 in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.6 He left a will on 7 November 1796.7 The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of God Amen. Whereas I Christopher Ziegler Senior of Providence Township in the County of Montgomery in the State of Pennsylvania widower find myself in an advanced Age But of sound understanding and memory thanks be to God so do I on this seventh day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Ninety Six Make publish and ordain this my last Will and Testament And first of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and as touching to my worldly Estate I hereby dispose of the same in the following manner That is to say relating my eldest son Michael Ziegler as I have long ago given him Two of my Horses so do I hereby give & bequeath the One of them to him as for his right for his being my eldest son and as to the other Horse which I value at Twelve Pounds in Cash it is my will That it be accounted for herewith to have received the same as in part of his equal Share of and in my Estate. And as the whole of what is yet belonging to me is of a Personal Estate and as I have already given to several of my Children as to each of those to the amount of the sum of One hundred Pounds in lawfull money of Pennsylvania and to others a lefser sum. Now if it should not suit me in my life time to compleat to those to that sum then it is my will that after my decease my hereunto named Executors shall at first pay so much out of my Estate to those of my said Children so as to make up their said deficeincy.
And after all the cost and charges shall be deducted then it is my will And I hereby devise and bequeath all the residue of my Estate to my hereunto named Ten Children and to their Heirs and Afsigns in equal shares in the following Order That is to say the equal tenth part thereof to my eldest son Michael Ziegler and his Heirs
And the Tenth part to the Children and Heirs of my late deceased second Son John Ziegler in equal shares
And the Tenth part of the same To the two Children and Heirs of my late deceased third son Andrew Ziegler in equal shares
And the tenth part thereof to my Youngest son Christopher Ziegler and his Heirs
and the Tenth part thereof to the Children and heirs of my late deceased daughter Catherine late the wife of Benjamin Mayer in equal shares
and the Tenth part thereof to my second daughter Hannah now the wife of Martin Lantis and to her Heirs in equal shares
and further the Tenth part thereof to my third daughter Elizabeth now the wife of Samuel Bower and to her heirs in equal Shares
And the Tenth Part thereof to my fourth Daughter Susannah now the wife of Jacob Weifs and Her Heirs in Equal Shares
and the Tenth Part thereof to my fifth daughter Barbara now the wife of David Buckwalter and to her Heirs
And the remaining Tenth part thereof I give and bequeath to my sixth daughter Deborah now the wife of David Longenecker and to her Heirs
To hold all the above said Legacies to each and every one of them my above named Children and Heirs and to their Heirs and Afsigns forever.
And I do hereby Nominate constitute and Appoint my tw sons in Law Samuel Bower and David Buckwalter to be the Execurtors of this my last will and Testament and I desire that all may be done held and performed According to the true intent Tenor and meaning hereof and I hereby declare ratifye and confirm this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In Witnefs whereof I the said Christopher Ziegler Senior have hereunto set my hand and Seal dated the day and Year as first above written.
Christopher Ziegler (Seal)

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Christopher Ziegler Senior as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers
Jacob Longacre Jacob Garber

Personally came each of the witnefses to the foregoing will and being duly Affirmed according to Law did say that they were personally present and did see Christopher Ziegler therein named sign and seal and heard him pronounce and declare the Same to be his last will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of a perfect and Sound disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge that they subscribed their names thereto as witnefses in the presence of the Testator at his request and in the presence of each other.
Be it remembered that on the 24th day of April 1804 the foregoing will of Christopher Ziegler was proved in due form of Law and Letters Testamentary granted unto Samuel Bower and David Buckwalter the Executors therein named they having first Affirmed well and truly to perform the same and to render an Account According to Law. Given under my hand and Seal of Office And Registered the 24th day of April 1804.
For Register George Potts. (see also for a transcription of his will on-line.) He died in 1804 at age 90 years.1,3 He was buried in Lower Skippack Mennonite Meeting-house Cemetery, Lower Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.8 His estate was probated on 24 April 1804 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.9

Family

Deborah Pauling
Children

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 432.
  2. [S1286] Philadelphia County Will Book N: 434-437. FHL microfilm 21726.
  3. [S1287] Richard W Davis, Ziegler p 1.
  4. [S771] Josiah Granville Leach, "Pawling Family of New York and Pennsylvania", 12.
  5. [S1356] Richard W Davis, Meyer 41.
  6. [S1318] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 2: 379. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  7. [S1318] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 2: 379-381. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  8. [S1898] Christopher Ziegler gravestone marker, Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, Skippack, Pennsylvania.
  9. [S1318] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 2: 381. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  10. [S1318] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 2: 380, 381. FHL microfilm 0021547.

Deborah Pauling

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FatherJohn Pawling b. 2 Oct 1681, d. Jun 1733
MotherAagje De Witt b. 14 Jan 1684, d. a 1725
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Deborah Pauling was born probably in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York.1 She was the daughter of John Pawling and Aagje De Witt. Deborah Pauling married Christopher Ziegler, son of Rev. Michael Ziegler and Catherine Schrauger.1

Family

Christopher Ziegler b. 1714, d. 1804
Children

Citations

  1. [S771] Josiah Granville Leach, "Pawling Family of New York and Pennsylvania", 12.
  2. [S1318] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 2: 380, 381. FHL microfilm 0021547.