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Free Genealogy Biography of George Zeigler
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George D. Zeigler

George D. Zeigler was born January 22, 1840, in Wrightsville, York Co., Penn., and is the eldest of eleven children born to George and Susan (Delingler) Zeigler, natives of York County, and of German descent.

When fifteen years of age he began learning the tailoring trade, and followed it for eighteen months; after that he worked in a saw-mill until August 22, 1861, when he enlisted at Wrightsville, Penn., Company I, Seventy-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 76th Regiment, under Col. J. M. Powers, and was at Fort Wagner, and also in the second attack on the same fort, where he was wounded in the left shoulder by a piece of shell. He was then taken to New York; thence to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he remained until fit for duty. He next engaged in the campaign against Hilton Head, at Butler's Front, S. C., and Petersburgh, and was wounded May 7, 1864, in the left arm. He was discharged July 28, 1864, and on account of wounds received in the army, is receiving a pension of $10 per month.

April 7, 1864, he married Elizabeth Thompson. They had thirteen children, of whom six are living: Mary, Flora, George, Robert. Charley and Alide. Mrs. Zeigler is a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Thompson. Mr. Zeigler is a Republican. He owns considerable property in Goldsboro, Penn., and is at present a street commissioner.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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