ZIEGLER, George
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ZIEGLER, COL. GEORGE, the son of George Ziegler, a native of the Palatinate, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., July 3, 1768. He was brought up to mercantile pursuits, came to Harrisburg in 1795, and began merchandising, in which he was quite successful. In his early life he took an important part of public affairs. He was frequently a member of the borough council, was lieutenant colonel of the Sixty-sixth regiment, Pennsylvania militia, in 1807, and coroner from January 12, 1809, to December 18, 1811. Colonel Ziegler died at Harrisburg, August 28, 1845, aged seventy-seven years. His wife, Elizabeth, born December 6, 1777, died January 2, 1853. They left three daughters, Catharine, married George Kunkel; Mary, married Rev. John P. Hecht; and Elizabeth, married Rev. Frederick Rothrock. Colonel Ziegler was an estimable citizen, a gentleman of sterling integrity and worth.