Biography of George Zeigler
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George Zeigler, who holds the office of county commissioner of Medina County, is numbered among the leading farmers of Spencer Township. He was born in Butler County, Pa., April 12, 1886, the son of George and Mary (Zeigler) Zeigler.

George Zeigler, Sr., was born near Zelienople, Pa., in 1850. He engaged in general farming most of his life, and died in March, 1886. He is buried at Harmony, Pa. His wife was the daughter of John and Hannah Zeigler, who were natives of Harmony, Pa. To George and Mary (Zeigler) Zeigler were born the following children: Harry, retired, lives at Elwood, Pa.; Joseph, lives at Zelienople, Pa.; Frank, died in 1926, and is buried at Elwood, Pa.; Clara, who died in 1898, is buried in Zelienople, Pa.; Elmer, who died in 1902, buried in Zelienople; George, the subject of this sketch; Catherine, who married Ralph Brough, lives at Wadsworth, Ohio.

George Zeigler attended the district schools of Lafayette Township, Medina County. His father had died when he was an infant and his mother died when he was a boy of six months. He was reared and educated by an aunt. At an early age, however, Mr. Zeigler engaged in farming in Spencer Township and has become one of the leading stockmen of that section of the county. He served from. 1922 until 1928 as township trustee and in the latter year was appointed county commissioner.

On Nov. 23, 1910, Mr. Zeigler was united in marriage with Miss Blanch E. Robinson, the daughter of Archie and Alice (Mantz) Robinson, of Spencer Township, Medina County. They have two daughters: Lois, who attends Oberlin College; and Doris, who attends Spencer High School.

Mr. Zeigler is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Knights of Pythias.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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