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Johan George Phillip Ziegler
Anna Martha Mayer
John George Amspacher Sr.
(Abt 1700-1770)
Anna Barbara Reppert
(Abt 1696-1758)
Johann George Ziegler
Anna Margareta Hamspacher

Sophia Ziegler


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1. John Leas

Sophia Ziegler 1

  • Born: 13 Apr 1761, York, York County, Pennsylvania USA 2
  • Marriage (1): John Leas on 6 Feb 1780 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died: 16 Sep 1852, Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 91
  • Buried: Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA

bullet  General Notes:

Sophia Ziegler
Anonymous (View posts) Posted: 23 Jul 2000 6:23PM GMT

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 (This birth place seems unlikely, since her siblings closest in age to her, were born in Pennsylvania) 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.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Pension: Revolutionary War Pension: Pennsylvania, USA. 3 Veteran's Name: John Leas
Pensioner's Name: Sophia Leas
State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Penn.
Pension Number: W. 2133
Additional Names:
Film Number: 971538
NARA Publication Number: M804
Digital DGS Number: 4160632
Image Number: 00020
Footnote Unique ID: 27252036


Sophia married John Leas, son of Leonard Leas and Salome Worley, on 6 Feb 1780 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. (John Leas was born on 10 Sep 1755 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 20 May 1847 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Jacquelyn Ballance -

3, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files ( : accessed 4 Feb 2011).

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