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Jacob and Sarah parents of Adelbert Zehrung?
Posted by: Suzan Allen (ID *****0109) Date: December 30, 2009 at 12:42:45
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Still looking for help with my gggrandfather, Adelbert Zehrung, born 25 Feb 1838 in Pickaway Cnty, Ohio.
Here is the biography I received from an uncle, exactly as it is written:

ADELBERT COUNT DE LUXEMBERG ZEHRUNG

AN ENTERPRISING AND PROGRESSIVE, RETIRED FARMER OF CENTERVILLE. HE WAS BORN IN PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO ON FEBRUARY 25, 1838. HE IS THE ONLY SON OF JACOB AND SARAH ZEHRUNG, NATIVES OF OHIO. HIS PATERNAL GRAND PARENTS REMOVED TO PICKAWAY CO., OHIO WHEN IT WAS STILL A WILDERNESS AND THERE THE GRAND FATHER AND ALSO THE FATHER EARNED THEIR LIVELIHOOD BY THE PURSUIT OF AGRICULTURY, RESIDING THERE TILL THEIR RESPECTIVE DEATHS, THAT OF THE FATHER OCCURING WHEN THE SUBJECT OF THIS REVIEW WAS VERY YOUNG. THE MOTHER DIED IN PICKAWAY, OHIO IN 1896. ADELBERT DE ZEHRUNG RECEIVED A LIMITED EDUCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE SCHOOL OF CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO. WHEN NINE YEARS OLD HE WAS COMPELLED BY CIRCUMSTANCE TO TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF AND WAS EMPLOYED BY A FAST HORSE OWNER AT CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO. LATER HE BECAME A JOCKEY IN THE EMPLOY OF THE SAME MAN AND FOLLOWED THAT OCCUPATION ABOUT FIVE YEARS, UNTIL HE BECAME TOO HEAVY TO RIDE AND THEN WORKED FOR OTHERS UNTIL HE WAS MARRIED. HE THEN RENTED LAND UNTIL ABOUT 1885 WHEN HE BOUGHT A FARM NORTH-EAST OF CENTERVILLE. HE CONTINUED IN SUCCESSFUL CONDUCT OF THE PLACE FOR 13 YEARS. AT THE END OF THAT PERIOD, HAVING RECEIVED AN OFFER FOR THE PLACE THAT WOULD BRING A FAIR PROFIT, HE SOLD THE FARM AND BOUGHT A SMALL HOME OF 2 1/2 ACRES WHERE HE NOW LIVES, PRACTICALLY RETIRED, IN CENTERVILLE. HE INTENDS TO MAKE THIS PLACE HIS PERMANENT HOME AND HAS MADE ALL HIS IMPROVEMENTS WITH THAT END IN VIEW. MR. ZEHRUNG'S SUCCESS HAS BEEN THE RESULT OF HIS OWN PERSONAL EFFORT, AS HE STARTED HIS CAREER WITH NOTHING, BUT BY PRACTICE OF THRIFT AND ECONOMY, BY CEASELESS LABOR AND UNLIMITED COURAGE, HAS OBTAINED A REASONABLE COMPETENCE. ALTHO' HE HAS BEEN STAUNCH IN HIS ALLEGIANCE TO THE MEN AND MEASURES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HE HAS NEVER SOUGHT PUBLIC PREFERMENT FOR HIMSELF. ON OCTOBER 18, 1857 WAS SOLEMNIZED THE MARRIAGE OF MR. ZEHRUNG TO MISS MARY MOSS, BORN IN ROSS COUNTY, OHIO ON OCTOBER 1, 1839, DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND KATHERINE (STROSSER) MOSS. THE PARENTS OF MARY MOSS WERE BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA, THE FATHER JUNE 9, 1796 AND THE MOTHER ON OCTOBER 1, 1810. THEY MOVED TO OHIO IN THE EARLY DAYS AND THERE THE FATHER FALLOWED FARMING UNTIL HIS DEATH WHICH OCCURRED IN 1873 AND THE MOTHER DIED IN FEBRUARY OF 1881. THEY BECAME THE PARENTS OF TWO CHILDREN. MR. AND MRS. ZEHRUNG BECAME THE PARENTS OF FIVE CHILDREN; ROSALTHA JANE, BORN SEPT. 24, 1858 IS WIDOW OF NELSON CHAMBERLAIN AND RESIDES IN CENTERVILLE; ELLA, BORN, NOVEMBER 26, 1861, DID IN FEB. OR 1883; LUTHER, BORN, JANUARY 11, 1864 IS A BOOT AND SHOE DEALER IN CENTERVILLE AND RESIDES WITH HIS PARENTS; SARAH A., BORN OCT. 19, 1869, DIED NOV. 29, 1882 AND IDA BELLE, BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1871 IS THE WIFE OF GEORGE HENDERSON OF GREENVILLE, OHIO. ON NOVEMBER, 1861 ME. ZEHRUNG ENLISTED AS A PRIVATE IN COMPANY "A" OF THE 73RD OHIO INFANTRY AND SERVED AS A SOLDIER IN THE CIVIL WAR ABOUT 18 MONTHS, BEING PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CORPORAL. THIS REGIMENT WAS ORGANIZED IN CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, DEC. 30, 1861 TO SERVE 3 YEARS. IT REMAINED IN CAMP, PERFECTING IT'S DRILL TILL JAN. 29, 1862 WHEN IT MOVED VIA PARKERBURG WEST VA. TO GRAFTON WEST VA. AND FETTERMAN, WEST VA. AND THEN A FEW DAYS LATER TO NEW CREEK. IN THE SPIRITED ENGAGEMENT AT McDOWELL IN MAY THE REGIMENT WAS ENGAGED. IN JUNE IT WAS ENGAGED IN THE BATTLE OF CROSS KEYS. IN AUGUST THE COMMAND TOOK UP IT'S RELEIVE GEN. BANKS CORPS ON THE BATTLE FIELD OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN. PASSING THRU CULPEPPER THE REGIMENT CROSSED THE RAPPAHANNOCK AT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VA. MOVED DOWN THE RIVER TO RAPPAHANNOCK STATION AND THENCE UP TO FREEMAN'S SULPHUR SPRINGS AND WATERLOO TO PREVENT THE ENEMY FROM CROSSING. PASSING THRU WARRENTON, NEW BALTIMORE AND GAINESVILLE REACHED THE BATTLE GROUND OF BULL RUN AND THE SECOND BATTLE THERE ACTED A PROMINENT PART; THE GALLANTRY OF THE BRIGADE OF WHICH IT WAS A PART SAVING THE ARMY FROM ROUT. THE LOSE OF THE REGIMENT WAS VERY SEVERE; OUT OF THE 310 MAN PRESENT FOR DUTY 144 WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED AND AMONG THE LATTER WAS MR. ZEHRUNG WHO LOST HIS LEFT ARM BY BEING STRUCK BY A FRAGMENT OF A SHELL. HE WAS MUSTERED OUT AT WASHINGTON, D.C. SOON AFTER AND KEEPS ALIVE HIS WAR MEMORIES BY MEMBERSHIP IN THE GRAND ARMY REPUBLIC, OF WHICH LOCAL ORGANIZATION, POST NO. 210, HE IS CHAPLAIN.

Accompaning this document were family records from various sources including the family bible:
Deaths;
Grandpa(Adelbert)Zehrung Centerville,Ind Mar. 7, 1915
Grandma(Mary Moss)Zehrung Centerville, Ind Apr. 5, 1923
Rosaltha(Zehrung)Chamberlain Centerville Mar. 27, 1943

Rosaltha(Rosa)was the mother of Margaret Ethel(Chamberlain)Horner, my grandmother. Although it would seem pretty simple, here is my problem. I need to verify the parents of Adelbert Zehrung. In the bio it says that his father died when he was young. Since this document was written when he was still living it would seem a true statement, but the Jacob Zehrung's I've found all lived much longer and what was Sarah's maiden name and has anyone found any married documentation for Jacob Zehrung and Sarah ??.
Right now I have more questions than answers.





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