ZEIGLER, Richard
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ZEIGLER, RICHARD B., of Harrisburg, was born at Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., October 5, 1874, son of Francis and Jane C. (Martin) Zeigler. Francis A., the great-grandfather, came to this country about 1778, and located at Lancaster, Pa. The father was born at Columbia, April 9, 1817, son of John and Maria Lechler. He learned the trade of cooper in his youth and worked at it until he arrived at manís estate, when he became a teacher and followed that profession. He was married June 13, 1838, to Miss Jennie P. Martin, daughter of Richard and Clarissa (Berry) Martin, of Delaware. Their children are: Catherine, Jane, Agnes, Richard B., Francis, Clement, Eugenia, and Mary. Both parents are living and reside at Columbia. The father is manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company and Adams Express Company. In his political views he is a Democrat, while in religious faith and fellowship he is a Roman Catholic. Richard B., acquired his education for the most part in the public schools of Columbia, but his school days and privileges were limited, as at the age of eleven years he was employed in his fatherís office as messenger boy. In 1886 he entered the employment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as the telegraph messenger, where he was employed about six months, after which he was with the Western Union Telegraph Company in the Harrisburg office until 1887, when he received the appointment of assistant postmaster at Harrisburg undr Clevelandís administration, and occupied the position until 1892. The following year he connected himself with the Morning Call for six months, and was afterwards engaged in lecturing until April 1, 1894, when he was appointed superintendent of the city fire alarm, which position he still holds. Mr. Zeigler was married in January, 1869, at Harrisburg, to Miss. Sally J. McReynolds, daughter of Henry F. and Sarah G. (Adams) McReynolds. Their children are: Joseph M., Francis E., and Edith C. Mr. Zeigler was elected to the common council from the Fourth ward and served nineteen months. In politics he is a Democrat and is a member of the Roman Catholic church.

 

Dorothy Bumbaugh

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