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Ancestors of the Zeigler Girl's

“The Family of Many Names”

Welcome to my web site! Many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of these ancestors. I hope you will benefit from the information I present here.

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Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown

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This Site is about families, parents, kids, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and extended family members, genealogy, family history through the generations, activities and interests that keep families together, pictures of family events, reunions and cherished moments with our loved ones, home movies, family projects, and all the things that make a family unique.

Here are several pictures related to the Zeigler's Family. If you'd like to have yours added, e-mail it to Please also include information such as birth & death date & locations, lineage (both parents if known) back to a common ancestor or as far as it can be traced, and any interesting tidbits, such as occupation or other highlights.

If you don't have a scanner, I do have one and I'm willing to scan a few photos for this page. [Or check you local photo shop or Kinko's; they may be able to scan them for you.] Send copies of your photos to Mike Zeigler, 879 Liberty Street SE Salem, Oregon 97302. Please include SASE if you want them returned. also send one or two blank 3.5-inch floppy disks and/or your e-mail address.

A Note About the Photos I don't have the original photographs (unless the individuals shown are part of my own family, of course). I optimize the images that people send me, shrinking them down to a fairly uniform size and using one or more programs to reduce the number of colors or shades of gray. That sacrifices some detail but makes the pictures load much more quickly. The images that you see below are thumbnails. Click on them to view larger images. If you'd like better quality images than you see here or more information about these individuals, please contact the person who sent me the original images.

Our daughters

Ancestors of Sharon Adopted Family

Ancestors of Carolann


Michael’s family


Descendents of:….


John Philip Zeigler Born 24 Aug 1714 in Germany

Berry Thompson Born 1807 in Virginia

Paxton Family

Johannes Foltz Born 1721 in Holstein Germany

William Powell



Robert Thomas













Mike’s ex-wife side of the family & Mike’s step-grandpa

James Bales Born 1765 in Greenbrier, Rockingham County, Virginia

Julius William Jaite Born March 31, 1890 in Ohio


Penny’s family


Descendents of:….


Charles Briggs Born on Nov 1812 in New York

Jasse B. Dodson Born in 1807 in Tennessee

John Gustin Born on 5 Nov 1691 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts

Gabriel Hamilton

John Avey/Eavey/Ervin Born 1727 in Washington County, Maryland

Thomas Jones Born Jan 5, 1811 North Carolina
















There are many more family names connected to the tree. The ones listed above are the main lines currently being researched. You are welcome and encouraged to research your own family lines and connect them into the ones listed here. This will help everyone in the family learn about others. If you are interested in helping, please contact me and lets share information.

More of are family tree on This is were we try to update are info once a month!

Also check out see my family am add daily to there with photos! Click here to check it out!

Reunion Time Again?

Please check out the

2006 Holden/Gustin 2005

reunions come up!

Alcona County Genealogical Society

This on-line society is a great source for all things Alcona!  It includes birth, marriage and death records, census indices, and newspaper articles.  Many thanks go out to Bob Ferrett and his great team of family and students for offering us the fruits of their labors.  A "Must Click" site.

Census coming!

Vital Records Gendex- MI- deaths 1867-1882

Rootsweb Queries for Alcona County, Michigan please click here.

Rootsweb Queries for Washington County, Maryland please click here.




     Photo map of the county's in.....Click on the states to see the map!

The states, with their U.S. postal abbreviations, traditional abbreviations are:

Al Ala. Alabama

IN Ind. Indiana

NE Neb. Nebraska

SC S.C.            South Carolina

AK Alaska Alaska

IA Iowa Iowa

NV Nev. Nevada

SD S.D.           South Dakota

AZ Ariz. Arizona

KA Kan. Kansas

NH N.H.            New Hampshire

TN Tenn. Tennessee

AR Ark. Arkansas

KY Ky. Kentucky

NJ N.J.             New Jersey

TX Texas Texas

CA Calif. California

LA La. Louisiana

NM N.M. New Mexico

UT Utah Utah

CO Colo. Colorado

ME Maine Maine

New York

VT Vt. Vermont

CT Conn. Connecticut

MD Md. Maryland

NC N.C. North Carolina

VA Va. Virginia

DE Del. Delaware

MA Mass. Massachusetts

ND N.D. North Dakota

WA Wash. Washington

FL Fla. Florida

MI Mich. Michigan

OH Ohio Ohio

WV W.Va.         West Virginia

GA Ga. Georgia

MN Minn. Minnesota

OK Okla. Oklahoma

WI Wis. Wisconsin

HI Hawaii Hawaii

MS Miss. Mississippi

OR Ore. Oregon

WY Wyo. Wyoming

ID Idaho Idaho

MO Mo. Missouri

PA Pa. Pennsylvania


IL Ill. Illinois

MT Mont. Montana

RI R.I. Rhode Island

USA United States of America

Hope you enjoy all the work I have done to keep this family tree up to date !!

Last Updated: Monday August 01, 2005

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