Ziegler/Siegfried Genealogy

Welcome to the Ziegler/Siegfried genealogy site. My family goes back to some of the earliest German immigrants to the Southeastern part of Pennsylvania. My ancestors lived for nearly 300 years in that part of Pennsylvania. My parents migrated west shortly before I was born. I have recently added the contents of my Ziegler/Siegfried Family Tree Maker database to the website. My Aunt and Uncle gave me a family Bible that dated to the 1880s. This Bible contained a family history that began with my Great-grandparents and their children's birth and continued through my birth. This Bible peaked my interest in our genealogy and over a five year period following retirement I have been compiling the information on my family that is shown here.

Dad's Family - Ziegler/King

Edgar T. Ziegler My dad was born in 1913 in Phoenixville, Chester County, PA. He was the oldest of two sons born to Walter L. and Mary Luzetta (Zetta King) Ziegler. Walter worked in the iron mills in Phoenixville at the time. In the late 1920s after the birth of their second son Walter took a job first in Philadelphia and later in Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. Walter was the son of Albert H. and Amelia F. (Swanger) Ziegler. Walter was born in 1890 in Catasauqua, PA. Walter died in 1936 while living in Lansdale, PA. Zeta Ziegler later remarried Allen F. Whitman.

Zetta King was the third of three children born to William B. and Elizabeth (Hipple) King. Zetta was born in 1891 in Phoenixville, PA. Following the death of Allen Whitman in 1954, Zetta lived until her death in 1961 with my dad's brother and his wife. She died in Sellersville, PA and is buried with her two husbands in the Greenlawn Cemetery at North Wales, PA.

After my dad married my mom they lived for a time in Lansdale, PA prior to moving west, where my Father worked as a butcher in a store owned and operated by my Mother's Uncle. Later he worked as a butcher in a meat packing plant. During the war, He went to work as a machinist at an aircraft factory. He continued as a machinist until his retirement. He died in 1974 and is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

Mom's Family - Siegfried/Hedrick

Emma M. SiegfriedMy mom was born in 1918 in Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. She was the oldest of 3 children born to Levi K. and Bessie (Hedrick) Siegfried. Levi was the second child of Levi M. and Emmaline A. (Klausfelder) Siegfried. Levi worked at a chemical plant in Wales Junction, Montgomery County. He was killed in a boiler explosion in 1925 while Bessie was pregnant with their third child. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery across from where the chemical plant used to be located.

Bessie was born in 1900 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, PA. She was the second child of George R. and Rose Malinda (Lukens) Hedrick. Following the death of Levi in 1925, she lived in Lansdale and eventually remarried to Abraham T. Wambold. Bessie had three more children by her second marriage. Bessie died in 1986 and is buried with Abraham at the United Methodist Cemetery in Limeville, Lancaster County, PA.

Following mom's graduation from Lansdale High School, she married my dad. After the birth of their first child, they moved west so my dad could work in a store owned by mom's uncle Charlie Siegfried. Mom died shortly after my dad in 1976 and is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Associated Surnames

Other surnames associated with my parent's family include Shoffner, Smith, Seidts and Emery in Chester County, PA; Hendricks, Lukens, Tennis, Reiff, Renninger and Reinwalt in Montgomery County, PA; Hedrick, Wambold and Heistand in Bucks County, PA. Most of these families date to the earliest German immigrants in southeast Pennsylvania. As time permits, I intend to link family reports from my database to the surnames on these pages. If you are interested in any of these families, send me an email to me at mikez704@cox.net .

What's New

The Ziegler database on this site was updated on 2/5/2012. It now contains the results of my research including extensive updates on the Seidts, Miller & related families from Chester County, PA. To see the updated database click below:

Ziegler Database

The Guth database has been updated to reflect research done and information found since the last update in July, 2009. To see the new database click below:

Guth Database

If you have questions or input on these families, please email me at mikez704@cox.net
.I will be glad to share information on my research.

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