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Philip Zeigler
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Birth: 1762
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1839
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

According to the Zeigler genealogy, Philip and Mary Ann came from Montgomery Co. to Middlesex Twp. in 1801, having the means to purchase quite a bit of land. The farm is at the base of the North Mountain by the Steretts Gap pass. Geographically, it lies to the east of North Middlesex Road, located on Hollowbrook Road.

The family farmed this area from 1802 well into the 1970's. The family worshipped at the 1st Lutheran Church in Carlisle, PA - many children and grandchildren were baptized here. They were buried at this church and their remains were later removed to the Old Graveyard.

Philip became a stockholder and Director of the Agricultural Bank of Carlisle. He was an active Democrat but never ran for office.

Following his death, the farm was divided into six parts and the sons continued farming. The oldest, John, died in 1850 but Philip's wife, Mary Ann and his son Levi continued living there. One son had land valued at $8,000 (1850 census) and others' were valued at $5,000. Philip's second son, Abraham inherited the homestead farm in Middlesex Twp, located next to the farms of Jesse Zeigler and John Wilson. Samuel, Philip's 3rd son, was a successful farmer as was Samuel's son, Henry Hoch and his sons. All members were successful, hard-working farmers, devoted to their families, supported the Democratic principles, and were very active with the 1st Lutheran Church.

Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, 1905, pg. 3

Philip Zeigler, Jr., married Mary Kramer of the adjoining county of Bucks, and by her had three sons and two daughters born in Montgomery county. The sons were John, Abraham and Samuel, and the two daughters were Elizabeth and Mary Ann. With this family, in 1801, when his daughter Mary Ann was yet less than five years old, he migrated to Cumberland county and settled near Sterrett's Gap, in Middleton (now Middlesex) township, where he resided until the end of his days. In addition to the above-named children three sons, Jesse, David and Philip, and a daughter, Sophia, were born after the family settled in Cumberland county. Three daughters, not named, died in infancy, but the rest of his children all grew to maturity, married, and with a single exception left families.

Elizabeth, the oldest daughter, married Dr. Conrad Eckert, of Carlisle, and died without issue in August, 1823, in the thirty-fifth year of her age. Sophia, the youngest child, became the wife of Jacob Wise, and at the age of almost ninety-two years is still living at her home in the village of Springville, in this county, reasonably active in mind and body.

Philip Zeigler, Jr., the Cumberland county ancestor of the Zeigler family, was also a member of the German Lutheran Church of Carlisle, as were all his children and many of his grandchildren. He was a Democrat in politics, and took interest in public affairs, but never sought office. He was possessed of considerable property and as a stockholder and director lost heavily in the old Agricultural Bank of Carlisle. His chief occupation was farming, at which he engaged extensively, and the "Mansion Farm," which he bought in 1801, is still owned and farmed by his grandchildren.

George Zeigler and Mary Ann Kramer have well over 1000 known desendants.

-Elizabeth Zeigler (1788-1823)
-John Zeigler (1792-1850)
-Abraham Zeigler (1794-1866)
-Mary Ann Zeigler (1797-1879)
-Samuel Zeigler (1801-1883)
-Jesse Zeigler (1803-1881)
-David Zeigler (1807-1857)
-Philip Zeigler (1812-1862)
-Sophia Zeigler (1813-1905) 
Family links: 
  George Philip Zeigler (1729 - 1801)
  Mary Ann Kramer Zeigler (1767 - 1833)
  Elizabeth Zeigler Eckert (1788 - 1823)*
  John Zeigler (1792 - 1850)*
  Abraham Zeigler (1794 - 1866)*
  Mary A. Zeigler Humrich (1797 - 1879)*
  Samuel Zeigler (1801 - 1883)*
  Jesse Zeigler (1803 - 1881)*
  David Zeigler (1807 - 1857)*
  Philip Zeigler (1812 - 1862)*
  Sophia Zeigler Wise (1813 - 1905)*
  George Ziegler (1754 - 1829)*
  Philip Zeigler (1762 - 1839)
*Calculated relationship
Taken from his original headstone at First Lutheran:

In memory of Philip Zeigler
for many years a resident of
North Middleton, who departed
this life September 13th, 1839
Old Graveyard
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Apr 05, 2012
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Philip Zeigler
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