Biography of Chauncey Zeigler
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Chauncey Zeigler, a pioneer resident of Columbiana County and a veteran of the Civil War, is now living retired at East Palestine. He was born in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Sept. 4, 1845, the son of Perry and Hannah Zeigler.

Perry Zeigler, a native of Philadelphia, was an early settler of Ohio. His wife was born in Unity Township. They were the parents of the following children: Charles, deceased; John, deceased; Jennie, deceased, was the wife of John Schaade; Horace, deceased; Allie, married C. H. Westacott, lives in New Jersey; Elizabeth, deceased, was the wife of Leander Zane; and Chauncey, the subject of this sketch. Mr. Zeigler died in 1902 and his wife died in 1907, and they are buried in East Palestine.

Chauncey Zeigler spent his boyhood on his father's farm in Unity Township and was educated in the district schools. He was 18 years old at the time of his enlistment for service in the Civil War as a member of Company I, 122nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He took part in the battles of Cedar Creek, Fisher Hill, and the capture of Petersburg. After the close of the war, Mr. Zeigler engaged in stock raising and shipping for several years and then removed to East Palestine, where he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 20 years. He is now retired.

In 1870 Mr. Zeigler was united in marriage with Miss Sarah C. Forney, the daughter of Daniel and Hannah Forney, pioneers of Unity Township, Columbiana County. Mrs. Zeigler died in 1916 and is buried in East Palestine. To Mr. and Mrs. Zeigler was born a daughter, Maude, who died at the age of four years.

Mr. Zeigler is affiliated with the Grand Army of the Republic and is highly esteemed in the community where he has spent so many years.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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