Friday, August 15, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #32 Agnesia Zeigler

Agnesia Zeigler/Ziegler was my paternal 5th great grandmother. She was born about 1738 to Johann Michael Zeigler and his wife Agnesia. She had at least one brother, Lucas, According to a compilation of records by George F. Jones, Johann Zeigler was Swabian from "Giengen an der Fils by Ulm" in southern Germany. Mr. Jones notes that Johann's wife Agnesia was a Hermann before her marriage.[1]

Agnesia married Jacob Casper Waldhauer on June 27, 1758, in Effingham County, Georgia. I have seven children listed for them: Margaret (1759-1841), Lydia (1760-1762), Elizabeth (1763-1842), George (1764-1766), Hannah (1767-1846), John Casper (1768-1830, my 4th great grandfather and husband of Mary Floerl and father of Elizabeth Waldhauer), and Salome (1780-1857).

Effingham County, Georgia, as of 1825 (map from

I attempted to do some additional research into Agnesia in the Salzburger/Georgia Germans books in the genealogy room at my local library, but the records were confusing since her mother has the same name. I had that she was born in Germany, but I removed that since I couldn't find any information to confirm when her parents came to Georgia or where Agnesia was born. More research will need to be done.


This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.

[1] George F. Jones. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783, Genealogical Publishing Company Inc., Baltimore, 1986, p. 126

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