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1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
1898 Spanish-American War
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
 Peter Ziegler
 b.1747 Germany
 d.1821 Durham Township, PA
 Daniel Ziegler
 d.1858 Tinicum Township, PA
 Catherine Barbara Werner
 b.1759 Springfield Township, PA
 Wilson Ziegler
 b.1825 Durham Township, PA
 Philip Leidy
 Maria Leidy
 d.1854 Tinicum Township, PA
 Catharine Nyce
 Albert Henry Ziegler
 b.1849 Lehigh Co., PA
 d.1921 Phoenixville, PA
 Lorentz Guth
 b.1743 Pennsylvania
 d.1814 Pennsylvania
 Henry Guth
 d.1865 So Whitehall Twp, PA
 Anna Maria Dorney
 Elizabeth Ann Guth
 b.1823 So Whitehall Twp, PA
 d.1890 Catasauqua, PA
 John Hoffman
 b.1769 Lehigh Co., PA
 Catharine Hoffman
 d.1849 So Whitehall Twp, PA
 Maria Barbara (Hoffman)