Descendants of Joseph Zongker
THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO ME BY FLOYD JUST BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY IN 1989. I THEN UPDATED THE PETER ZONGKER FAMILY IN 1993 WITH INFORMATION SUPPLIED TO ME BY MY FIRST COUSINS. SINCE THAT TIME I HAVE TRIED TO VERIFY THE DATA FLOYD USED AND UPDATED WITH DATA I HAVE GATHERED AND ALSO FROM FAMILY MEMBERS ALONG THE WAY. YES, THERE ARE MISTAKES AND OMISSIONS IN PLACES AND I HAVE CORRECTED THOSE I HAVE FOUND AND BEEN ABLE TO SECURE THE CORRECT DATA. THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT REFLECTS ALL DATA I HAVE GATHERED AND RECIEVED FROM FLOYD AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED DATA TO THE LDS FAMILY HISTORY CENTER, THE WORLD FAMILY TREE PROJECT, AND THOSE WHO HAVE SENT DATA DIRECTLY TO ME. WITHOUT YOUR HELP THIS PAGE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. MOST OF THE COMMENTS IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE THOSE OF FLOYD. ELVEN K ZONGKER #1.1.8.7.1 Last update 8-12-00

FOR THE TIME BEING TO CHECK OUR ZANGGER ROOTS PLEASE GO TO THE HISTORY SECTION. I AM WORKING ON GETTING IT ALL INCORPORATED TOGETHER. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE..........ELVEN


The Zangger/Zongker Family Tree

1622-1999
Information Gathered by
FLOYD ZONGKER #1.1.8.1.1.
AND
ELVEN ZONGKER #1.1.8.7.1.

FLOYD'S NOTES


1. Joseph Zangker, wife Marie Ann and son Joseph M. came to the U.S. in 1818. Joseph M. was six weeks old on arrival, having been born April 19, 1818, in Switzerland. The list of Joseph and Marie's children as remembered by Mr. Bickel in 1950. He had known the Joseph M. Zongker family all his life. He could not remember all the names of Joseph M. sisters and brothers or the order of births at that time. Later he gave me the additional information on this, but it was left behind by movers and lost.

I have found documents of a "Zonker" family having arrived before 1790. This lends credibility to the rumor that an uncle was in the U.S.A. before Joseph arrived. I had heard that this uncle had made three or more trips back to Germany to recruit those willing to migrate to the U.S.A. No record found to support this.

Joseph and Marie Zongker from Germany, visited relatives in Switzerland before continuing onto the U.S.A. Joseph M. was born there and was six weeks old on arrival in Philadelphia (about June 1, 1818)

Joseph Zanker and wife Elizabeth (Rode) came to the U.S.A. from Switzerland in 1818. Their oldest son Anthony Zonker was born at Lancaster, PA Sept. 23, 1818. The Zongkers' of Steuben County Indiania referred to the Zonkers' of DeKalb County as cousins. This brings up the possibility that Joseph Zongker and Joseph Zonker were in fact first cousins, and that they were first cousins to the Zonkers b. in Stratford, Township, New York.

Until recently I thought Zonker was a misspelling of Zongker. That only one family came over. Now I have definite documentation of two or more families migrating, but there is reason to believe they were possibly related.

1.1. JOSEPH M. b. April 19, 1818
1.2. Anthony b. Sept. 23, 1819 d.
1.3. John B. b. Mar. 7, 1826 PA d. Mar. 10,
1.4. HENRY b. 1895 Noble County IN m. Frances
1.5. MARY (MRS. MONGER) CORUNNA, IN
1.6. THERSA (MRS. MEYERS) AVILLA, IN
1.7. ELIZABETH (MRS. SMITH)
1.8. ADAM
1.9. DAVID
1.10. WILLIAM 1841 TO 1895

Microcopy #437 roll #671 shows the household as #55 and Family as #55 Joseph b. in Germany and Regina as b. in PA. Joseph listed as a farmer.
1850 U.S. CENSUS FOR CRAWFORD, COUNTY, LYKENS TOWNSHIP, OHIO, TAKEN OCT. 30, 1850, LISTS:
LDS computer information shows Joseph and Regina m. in 1841.
JOSEPH (M.) ZANKER AGE 31, GERMAN
REGINA 26, PRUSSIA
SUSAN 7, OHIO
SARAH 5, OHIO
ABRAHAM 4, OHIO
ISAAC 2, OHIO

JOSEPH M. moved his family to SALEM CENTER, STEUBEN COUNTY, IND. IN 1854.

1860 U.S. CENSUS FOR STUBEN COUNTY, IND. LISTS:

JOSEPH ZONGKER AGE 42, BORN IN SWITZERLAND
RAGINA 35, BORN IN PA.

SUSANNA 17, OHIO
SARAH 15, OHIO
ABRAHAM 12, OHIO
ISAAC 10, OHIO
JACOB 8, OHIO
DAVID 6, IND.
PETER 4, IND.
JOSEPH (LITTLE JOE) 2, IND.
ROSAMOND 11 MONTHS, IND.

FAMILY RECORDS ALSO SHOW:
1.1.13. LAVINA 1866 TO 1898
THEIR FIRST CHILD, WILLIAM HENRY, DIED IN INFANCY. AND TWINS, FRANKLIN & FRANCIS, BORN BETWEEN JOSEPH AND ROSAMOND,

MARIE BROUGHT A "FRIENDSHIP" QUILT FROM GERMANY, WHICH SHOWS THE NAME SPELLED "ZANGKER" WITH THE TWO DOTS OVER THE A. The English spelling is Zongker.

THEY SPOKE GERMAN, NO ENGLISH, SO IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND THE VARIED SPELLING OF THE NAME, PLUS SOME OF THE MICRO FILMS ARE FADED AND DIFFICULT TO READ. BESIDES THEY GENERALLY COULD NOT READ OR WRITE. ABOUT THE TIME OF THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR, WILLIAM VISITED THE FOLKS IN INDIANA, HE CLAIMED TO SPEAK SEVEN LANGUAGES, BUT NON OF THEM ENGLISH.

It was after the Civil War that English became the official language of the country.

AN EXPLANATION OF THE NUMBERING SYSTEM. EACH COLUMN = A GENERATION.

1. First Generation (Joseph & Marie)
1.1. Second Generation (Joseph M. & Regina)
1.1.9. Third Generation (Joseph-Little Joe)
This can go on for any number of columns, with each column indicating another generation. The numbers in a column indicate the order of birth.


END FLOYD'S NOTES

The following I found in the Family Tree Maker's World Family tree Vol. 19 and 24. It was submitted by one of our own. They were in contact with a professional genalogist by the name of Alexander Roth whom resided in Lucern, Switzerland and got their information from his research, both the Zangger and Roth families. For the earlier generations there will be no numbering system but will use * to denote our direct anscestors. Gettnau, Switzerland is located in the county of Lucern. EKZ
* Melchior Zangger b. 1622-1623 Gettnau, Switzerland d. Apr. 18, 1699 Gettnauu, Switzerland m. Anna Vonesch Nov. 26, 1643 Gettnau, Switzerland
1. Anna Zangger b. May 5, 1646 d. Est. 1647-1740
2. Johann Jadok Zangger b. June 26, 1651 d. Est 1652-1741
3. Elisabeth Zangger b. June 27, 1655 d. Est 1656-1749
** 4. Johann Zangger b. Dec. 20, 1657 d. Mar. 01, 1699 Gettnau Switzerland
5. Barbara Zangger b. Aug. 6, 1664 d. Est 1665-1758

** Johann Zangger b. Dec. 20, 1657 d. May 01, 1699 Gettnau, Switzerland m. Barbara Roth Feb. 2, 1684 Gettnau, Switzerland
1. Johann Zangger b. Dec. 25, 1684 d. Est 1685-1774
*** 2. Johann Christian Zangger b. Dec. 25, 1686 Gettnau, Switzerland d. May 29, 1741 Gettnau, Switzerland
3. Franz Zangger b. Mar. 10, 1689 d. Est 1690-1779
4. Anna Zangger b. Sep. 169, 1691 d. Est. 1692-1785
5. Ida Zangger b. Mar. 13, 1694 d. Est. 1695-1788
6. Franz Anton Zangger b. Feb. 19, 1698 d. Est. 1699-1788

*** Johann Christian Zangger b. ec. 25, 1686 Gettnau, Switzerland d. May 29, 1741 Gettnau, Switzerland m. Maria Muller May. 6, 1710 Ettiswil, Switzerland
1. Ann Maria Zangger b. Mar. 21, 1711 d. Est. 1712-1805
2. Josef Zangger b. Sep. 10, 1713 d. Est. 1714-1803
3. Katharina Zangger b. May 1715 d, Est. 1716-1809
4. Johann Zangger I b. Nov. 6, 1718 d. Est. 1719-1808
5. Johann Zangger II b. Nov. 6, 1718 d. Est. 1717-1806
6. Peter Zangger b. June. 29, 1720 d. Est. 1721-1810
7. Maria Barbara Zangger b. MAr. 2, 1722 d. Est. 1723-1816
**** 8. Franz Michael Zangger b. Sep. 29, 1723 d. Jan. 28, 1788
9. Johan Jadok Zangger b. Oct. 30, 1725 d. Est 1726-1815

**** Franz Michael Zangger b. Sep. 29, 1723 Gettnau Switzerland d. Jan. 28, 1788 Getttnau Switzerland m. Maria Jacobea Katharina Schnider Feb. 4, 1761 Ettiswil, Switzerland
1. Katharina Gertud Zangger b. Sep. 4, 1763 d. Est. 1764-1857
**** 2. Josef Anton Zangger b. Apr. 24, 1764 Gettnau, Switzerland
3. Franz Michael Zangger b. b. June 17, 1765 d. Est. 1766-1855
4. Johann Franz b. Aug. 12, 1767 d. Est 1768-1857
5. Anna Maria Katharina Zangger b. Jan. 16, 1770 d. Est 1771-1864
6. Unknown Zangger b. Sep. 24, 1771

**** Josef Anton Zangger b. Apr. 24, 1764 Gettnau, Switzerland d. Est. 1798-1855m (1) Katharina Naf (2) Anna Maria Elisabeth Buhler Nov. 12, 1792 Ettiswil, Switzerland
1. Anna Maria Brigatta Zangger b. Sep. 9, 1790 d. Est. 1791-1884
2. Maria Katharina Brigatta Zangger b. MAr. 8, 1792 d. Est. 1793-1886
*****3. Josef Anton Nikolaus Zangger b. Dec. 7, 1793 Gettnau, Switzerland d. Apr. 5, 1850 near Bloomfield, OH
4. Josef Anton Johann Zangger b. ec. 19, 1795 .d Est. 1796-1885

How and why the spelling was changed upon entering America is unknown to me.

 


1. JOSEPH ZANGKER (Wife, Marie) d. April 5, 1850, Buried in St. Stephen Cemetery, Seneca County OH, S.E. of Tiffin OH. Marie d. Oct. 3, 1874 Buried St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, IN. Her stone reads " Zongker, Anna Mary Roth, wife of Joseph, Jan. 25, 1792 - Oct. 3, 1874, 82y, 8m, 9d, b. in Canton, Switzerland.

1.1. JOSEPH MARTIN ZONGKER b. Lucerne, SWITZERLAND, April 19, 1818 d. Jan. 26, 1904. m. Nov. 28, 1841 Regina Myers, born in PA. on Oct. 3, 1823, she d. Feb. 19, 1875, marriage recorded in Seneca County, Ohio as Joseph Zangler.

1.2. Anthony Zonker b. Sep. 23, 1819 Lancaster County, PA d. Dec. 30, 1905 DeKalb County, IN buried Fairfield Cemetery, DeKalb County, IN m. July 16, 1846 DeKalb County, IN Elizabeth Hosler b. Jan. 23, 1826 d. Mar. 26, 1902

1.3. John Zongker b. abt. 1823 PA. m. Mary Margaret Olry Feb. 11, 1847 Seneca County OH.


1.4. Henry Zongker b. in PA. May 27, 1826 d. March 31, 1908 m. Susanna Skilling Oct. 5, 1852 Dekalb County IN.


1.5. Mary Anna Zongker b. Jan. 25, 1828 Stark County OH m. (1) John Baptiste Olry, Sr. (2) Sep. 22, 1853 Sebastain Monger

1.6. Christine Thersa Zongker b. April 9, 1830 Stark County, OH d. Jan 20, Avilla, IN m. Albin Meyers

1.7. Elizabeth Zongker b. April 13, 1838 Seneca County, OH d. Dec. 9, 1906 Gallion Crawford County, OH m. John Peter Smith

1.8. Adam Zongker (stillborn)

1.9. David Zongker (killed in civil war)
 
1.10. William Zongker b. 1841 d. 1895 m. Louisa Jane Keller b. 1843 d. 1918 both buried Lone Star Cemetery, Mountain Grove, MO William was killed by lightening in the presence of his youngest son Andrew K. Louisa was insrumental in the starting of the Methodist Episcol Church north of Mountain Grove, MO. She taught a Sunday School class in her home.