Posted By:Lisa Richmond
Subject:John Leas & Sophia Ziegler, Adams Co, PA
Post Date:July 24, 2000 at 10:31:38
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This information came to me as response to RFI on Sophia Ziegler by a Clarice H. Mitchell. "I descend from Sophia Ziegler and John Leas. I found in one source several years ago that she was the daughter of Joachin Christolph Ziegler and Amelia Christina Wessell.
Joachin was the son of Eitel Ziegler and Catherine Moehmann. Joachin was born 24 May 1724 and died 25 May 1760, places unknown.
Amelia was the daughter of Bartold Wessell.
I have nothing else about any of these names.
Sophia Helen Ziegler was born 13 April 1761 in Lippe, Horn County, Germany and died 16 Sept 1852 in Adams County, PA, buried in Upper Bermudian, Adams Co., PA. John Leas fought in the Revolution. Sophia applied for a pension.
John and Sophia Leas had atleast10 children. I've read that when they married Sophia could speak no English and John could
speak no German. Does anyone know anything about these people? Their son, George Leas married Mary Bream and were my ancestors.
George and Mary Leas lived in Harrison Co., Ohio, north of Cadiz, and are buried in Bethel Cemetery."