6 Offenburg, Baden, Germany The landscape of Offenburg includes the foothillsof the Black Forest and the Rhine Plane.Vineyards and forests cover the hillsides.Offenburg is 25 km from Strasbourg (France).The city has a population of about 55,000.HistoryOffenburg is first mentioned historically in the year However, it was probably founded sometime before the year 900 by the dukes of Zahnngen. The city became a free city within the Holy Roman Empire in The city walls were built in that year. Portions of the walls still remain, forming a beautiful city park.
9 During the Pfalz War of Succession in 1689, Offenburg was burned by French troops. The Kapuzinerkloster survived the fire, making it the oldest building in the city.Heilig Kreuz (Holy Cross) parish church was built after the fire in 1689, but not completed until the 18th century. The Olberg dates from 1524, and is a treasured monument on the church square.Offenburg Catholic parish is very old. It has a 17th century book of military personnel, strangers, and foreigners which primarily includes Swedish, Weimar, French, and Croat soldiers.From 1556 until 1803, Offenburg was controlled by Austria. In 1803, jurisdiction was transferred to the Grand Duke of Baden.Offenburg was the center of the Baden Revolution ( ).A freedom festival is held in September of each year.
10 More HistoryThe Ritterhaus Museum holds local and regional items, archeological discoveries, and natural and cultural exhibits.The Fischmarkt features a fountain with decorative lions.Offenburg is the seat of government for Ortenaukreis, but also serves as a regional center for commerce and education. Electronics and metal works are important industries. Tourism is also important to the local economy, as well as wine making.The city is known as a gateway to the Black Forest,and its coat of arms includes two open gates.
11 7th Generation: Ziegler Peter BergerMagdalena KaulterCatherine BergerLorenz ZieglerLorenz Ziegler was born about 1755 in Erlach, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1800.He married Magdalena Kaulter about 1775.Peter Berger was born about 1795 in Renchen, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1860.He married Catharina there onJune 1, 1778.She died about 1807.Andreas ZieglerKatherine BergerThey gave birth to Andreas ZieglerThey gave birth to Katharina Berger
12 Married about 1785 Married about 1790 Franz BimmerleDorthea KrausBernhard BenzMagdalena BimmerleFranz Michael Bimmerle was born about 1760 in Renchen, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1840.Dorothea Kraus was born about 1766 in Renchen, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1840.Bernhard Benz was born about 1766 in Renchen, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1846.Magdalena Bimmerle was born about 1766 in Renchen, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1846.Franz J. BimmerleMaria K. BenzThey gave birth toFranz Joseph BimmerleThey gave birth toMaria Katharina Benz
13 6th Generation: Ziegler Married on May 9, 1808Married on Feb 26, 1816Franz J. BimmerleMaria K. BenzAndreas ZieglerKatherine BergerFranz Joseph Bimmerle was born about 1792 in Erlach, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1870.Maria Katharina Benz was born about 1792 in Renchen, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1870.Andreas Ziegler was born about 1779 in Erlach, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1859.Katherine Berger was born about 1780 in Erlach, Baden, Germany, and died there about 1842.Anton ZieglerCatherine BimmerleThey gave birth to Anton Zieglerand two other sons.They gave birth to Catherine Bimmerleand her brother, Bernhard
14 They gave birth to Martin Lanane They gave birth to Mary Collins Married about 1822in Cork, IrelandMarried about 1856in Gallaway, IrelandThomas LananeHannah HolloranTimothy CollinsBridget SullivanThomas Lanane was born about 1800 in Cork County, Ireland, and died there about 1880.Hannah Holloran was born about 1800 in Cork County, Ireland, and died there about 1880.Timothy Collins was born about 1820 in Gallaway, Ireland, and died there about 1900.Bridget Sullivan was born about 1800 in Gallaway, Ireland, and died there Dec 27, 1879.Martin LananeMary CollinsThey gave birth to Martin LananeThey gave birth to Mary Collins
15 6th Generation: Schlichte Married about 1834 in GermanyHeinrich W. SchlichteMrs. Heinrich SchlichteHeinrich’s ancestor founded the HW Schlichte distillery in The liquor won the highest prize at the Chicago World's fair in 1893 and also won a prize in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1902.Heinrich William Schlichte was born about 1814 in Stein Hagen, Germany, and died there about 1890.Mrs. Heinrich William Schlichte was born about 1814 in Stein Hagen, Germany, and died there about 1830.Frederick SchlichteThey gave birth to Frederick Schlichteand one other son.
16 5th Generation: Ziegler Married Feb 22, 1841in Erlach, Offenburg, Baden, GermanyMarried about 1860, OhioCatherine BimmerleXavier ReuschAnna ReuschAnton ZieglerAnton Ziegler was born Feb 16, 1816 in Erlach, Baden, Germany, and died on Sep 3, 1898 in Dearborn, IN.Xavier Reusch was born about 1835 in Germany, emigrated to the USA and died about 1915 in Ohio.Anna Reusch probably died in childbirth, and her two daughters were raised in an orphanage in Cincinnati.Maria Katharina Bimmerle “Kate” was born about 1819 in Ulm, Baden, Germany, and died in 1895 in Dearborn, IN.Anthony Raymond ZieglerCaroline ReuschThey gave birth to Anthony Raymond Zieglerand 12 other children.They gave birth to Caroline Reuschand two other children.
17 Wedding Certificate of Anton Ziegler and Catherine Bimmerle
18 Anton Ziegler Family History Although it is not known where in Baden the family came from, they had spoken of seeing the famous clock in the cathedral of Strasbourg, which seemed to indicate they lived fairly close. They were as much French as German and their region had once been part of Alsace. (Erlach is about 20 miles from Strasbourg across the Rhine).
19 France Germany The Rhine River Erlach is 20 Miles From Strasbourg, FranceErlach
20 Anton and Katherine had seven children in Germany, but the twin girls and a girl and boy died under the age of three.Anton sailed with his wife and three remaining children from LeHavre bound for New York. However, due to bad weather, the ship was blown off course and landed in New Orleans on Jan 27, 1852, after 4 weeks on the ocean.The two youngest children died on the ship.They planned to settle near Cincinnati because a relative had come there earlier, who was married to a Schott. The Schott family owned Coney Island, a famous amusement park in Cincinnati.
21 Two brothers of Anton: Wendell (who was unmarried) and another (name unknown), were said to have emigrated at the same time.Wendell went to California to participate in the gold rush. He later returned & told of finding gold, then went back & died under mysterious circumstances.The other brother was never heard from again.
22 Anton & family started up the Mississippi by river boat, but there was a storm & fire & they had to return to New Orleans to start over.A boy was born on the river boat, but died soon after. He was buried at Petersburg, in Boone County, KY.Anthony Raymond, was born the next year, 1853.Not liking KY after 2 years, Anton moved his family across the river to either Indiana or Ohio. There he worked in a gravel pit but a cave-in occurred.Then he bought a farm of acres in Dearborn County near Lawrenceburg, Indiana.They had no water when they arrived at their home site, and they had to make coffee from the water in a hollow tree stump.
23 Eventually Anton and Katherine (now known as Kate) had 5 more sons, including twin boys, Frank and Charles.Tragically they too died at the age of three. Anton had been to townto buy rat poison and while he was putting the team of horses away,the boys found it.Anton and Maria “Kate” Ziegler had a total of 13 children, but only four survived past childhood: one girl and three boys. The 3 surviving brothers married the 3 Wilhelm sisters who lived nearby. The oldest surviving brother, Anthony Raymond, married Veronica Wilhelm, who died after giving birth to their six children. Then Anthony married Caroline Reusch within a year, and had 8 more children, including Raymond B. Ziegler.They all lived on adjoining farms probably divided fromthe original homestead.
24 Kate’s brother, Bernhard Bimmerle, had also emigrated as well as their mother, and they, too, lived nearby.Anton died at home on his farm, after he asked that his bed be moved near the window so he could watch the sunset for the last time on his beautiful land and orchards.“It is a saga of incredible hardship and heartbreak. Yet they clung to their deep faith, eventually prospered, and survived to old age.”--- MCK 2002
25 They gave birth to Timothy Lanane Married in 1856, Dublin, IrelandMartin LananeMary CollinsMartin and Mary Lanane entered America at the Port of Philadelphia, PA.Then they traveled with friends and relatives to find work in the Cincinnati area.Martin Lanane was born in 1823 in Dublin, Ireland. He emigrated to the USA and died on Dec 13, 1886 in Brookville, INMary Collins was born in 1842 in Gallaway, Ireland. She died on March 26, 1881, in Brookville, INTimothy LananeThey gave birth to Timothy LananeAnd 13 other children.
28 Ireland County Flags and City Colors ConnaughtLeinsterGalway “Gaillimh”Colors: Maroon and WhiteDublin “Duibhlinn”Colors: Dark Blue and Light BlueMunsterCork “Corcaigh”Red and White(the 'blood and bandages')
29 5th Generation: Schlichte Married about 1860Emigrated to the USin He was a grocer in the front of the store, and there was a saloon in the back, which was traditional.Beer was delivered to the customers in buckets.Frederick SchlichteMartha SchlichteFrederick Schlichte “Max” was born about 1835 in Germany, anddied about 1916 in Cincinnati, OH.Martha Schlichte was born about 1836 in Columbus, OH and diedabout 1916 in Cincinnati, OH.Edward John SchlichteThey gave birth to Edward John SchlichteAnd six other children.
32 4th Generation: Ziegler Married on May 1, 1887 in INMarried about 1883 in PAAnthony R. ZieglerCaroline ReuschTimothy LananeLizzie DeffnerAnthony Raymond Ziegler was born on June 24, 1853 in Dearborn, IN, and died there on Aug 31, 1917.Caroline Reusch “Carrie” was born on Feb 18, 1862 in Hamilton, OH, and died on Dec 14, 1929 in Lawrenceburg, IN.Timothy Lanane was born on May 18, 1863, in PA, and died there on Nov 7, 1931.Lizzie Deffner was born about 1883 in PA, and died there on Mar 25, 1949.Elenora M. LananeRaymond B. ZieglerThey gave birth to Raymond B. Ziegler and 7 other children.They gave birth to Elenora M. Lanane and one other girl.
35 Notes for Caroline Reusch: Both of Carrie’s parents had been born in Germany.Her mother had died young, probably in childbirth and the two girls, Carrie & Louise, were raised in an orphanage in Cincinnati. She also had a brother, Ed, and a half-sister Catherine (Miller).At the age of 25 she married Anthony Ziegler, who was recently widowed with 6 children, one an infant named Susanna, who died at about 1 yr. She and Anthony had 8 children, one of whom died in infancy. Two of their sons, Joe and Bill, were mentally handicapped.
37 Notes for Caroline Reusch: About 1900, Carrie persuaded her husband to move from their farm in the country into Lawrenceburg so the children could go to Catholic school. They bought 100 acres there, and their home at 524 Front St. was a large, square brick house with barn & outbuildings in back, dropping steeply to the farmland below, but unfortunately it was in the floodplain of the nearby Ohio River. The floods of 1927 and 1937 came up to their 2nd story of the house, and all the furniture downstairs that could not be moved upstairs was ruined, including a piano.In the 1940's, about half of their land was taken by condemnation, so that a levee for flood control could be built. Later, a Seagram’s Distillery plant was built on part of the property that had been taken, causing much bitterness. They sold another parcel to build the public high school.
38 Copy of photograph found at the Ziegler home in Lawrenceburg at the time of its sale, after the deaths of all of the family. This is probably the home of Anthony R. Ziegler at “Sand Run”, the original homestead.Ziegler Home 1894
39 Notes for Caroline Reusch: Uncles Frank and Bill ran the farm, and Aunt Nettie sold milk and cheese, and kept house. Uncle Joe spent many years at the state hospital at Madison doing farm work there. Aunt Ceil, the youngest, returned home after her husband died and WWII ended, and was employed as an executive secretary at Schenley Distillery. These four kept the farm and house going for many years.
40 Notes for Caroline Reusch: “Our family visited Lawrenceburg nearly every summer during these years and Dad helped in the fields with the uncles. As the only children in the family at the time, we were fussed over by all the aunts & uncles, including Aunt Rose & Uncle Otto Wellcamp, who lived nearby in Aurora. It was a great treat for my brother & me to ride in the hay wagon, play in the barn or ride horseback.There was no indoor plumbing until after the war, and everything was done in the “old way”. Uncle Frank never owned a tractor and continued to farm with a team of horses. We were there at least once during the threshing when men came from all around to help, and a huge dinner was prepared at noon. It was truly the end of an era.”--- MCK 2002
41 Notes for Caroline Reusch: Carrie was an invalid for a number of years before her death at age 67. She died of lung congestion and paraplegia. The unmarried children continued to live at the home.“I don’t remember hearing much about Grandfather Anthony, except that he was very stern and expected the children to work hard from a very early age, while Carrie tried to be more lenient.”--- MCK 2002
43 4th Generation: Schlichte Married about 1898Married on May 9, 1894, in OhioChant BondurantAbbie ShuupEdward SchlichteRosa RingmanEdward John Schlichte was born on Sep 17, 1870 in Cincinnati, OH and died on Jul 3, 1928 in Connersville, IN.Chant Bondurant was born about 1876 in France, immigrated to Canada, and died about 1899.Abbie Shuup was born about 1877 in the USA and died about 1960.Rosa Ringman was born in 1877 in Cincinnati, OH and died therein 1898.Virginia BondurantVincent E. SchlichteThey gave birth toVirginia BondurantThey gave birth to Vincent E. Schlichteand his brother Edward.
44 Chant Bondurant Abbie Shuup Chant Bondurant was the Captain of a Riverboat on the Mississippi River, and died in a huge riverboat accident/fire before his daughter, Virginia was born.Chant BondurantAbbie ShuupAbbie became the dead seamstress for several wealthy families to support herself and her new baby.
45 In 1893, the Schlichte Family moved to Connersville, Indiana Edward John Schlichte was in the grocery business in Cincinnati prior to He worked for the Langdon-Creasy Co. and was a personal friend of the much more successful grocer, Ben Kroger. Edward moved to Connersville, Indiana in 1893, where he lived with his wife, Rosa.Rosa Ringmandied from a kidney disorder shortly after giving birth to their second son, Eddie. Although they lived in Indiana, Edward put his sick wife on a train to a better hospital in Cincinnati, probably because he couldn’t get away from the grocery store to travel with her. She died there.Edward then marriedEllen Bernadette Heeb about three years later. They took the two boys with them on their honeymoon to Atlantic City. They had 8 more children.Edward died in a boating accident at the age of 58.In 1893, the Schlichte Familymoved to Connersville, Indiana
47 Connersville, IndianaIn east central Indiana, Connersville lies in the beautiful Whitewater Valley amidst rich, rolling farmland, 60 miles from Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.Connersville boasts a strong business heritage dating back to John Conners’ first trading post in 1805.Connersville has a comfortable lifestyle, friendly people, and easy access to the big city without all the big city hassles.
48 The Auto IndustryAfter the turn of the century, Connersville plunged headlong into the automobile era. Between 1905 and 1937, ten different automobiles were built there, but in 1937, 3000 cars were built.There is now a broad range of manufacturers there, from farming to furniture, toys, and musical instruments.
49 ChurchesHabitats for Humanity offers another venue for fellowship in the community. The community Sharing Foundation, a local food pantry, and the Salvation Army provide opportunity for service.The pioneers who settled Connersville in the early 1800’s brought strong faith and religious beliefs, as reflected in the stately and historic houses of worship. Faith is a big part of community life in Connersville.More than 50 churches represent all major denominations.Local congregations participate in an “Adopt A School” program to provide volunteers, tutors, and role models for young students.
50 They gave birth to Kenneth Ziegler 3rd Generation ZieglerMarried about 1922 in IndianaRaymond B. ZieglerElenora LananeRaymond B. Ziegler was born on March 10, 1889 in Dearborn, IN. He was Christened in Erlach, Baden, Germany, and died on Jan 22, 1972 in Connersville, IN.Elenora Lanane was born on March 9, 1895 in IN, and died on Sep 30, 1970 in Connersville, IN.Kenneth ZieglerThey gave birth to Kenneth ZieglerAnd two other sons.
52 3rd Generation Schlichte Married on Apr 20, 1920 in Connersville, INVincent E. SchlichteVirginia BondurantVincent Edward Schlichte was born on Aug 4, 1896 in Connersville, IN, and died on Oct 25, 1978 in Bridgeport, IL.Virginia Bondurant was born in May 1900 in Madison, IN, and died there on Nov 24, 1966.Rose Ellen SchlichteThey gave birth to Rose Ellen SchlichteAnd three other children.
53 Virginia Bondurant Vincent E. Schlichte Virginia was so excited about marrying Vincent that she bought her very first store-bought dress. He mother had always made all her clothing except for her shoes.She loved Ballroom Dancing and entered competitions. She was also head of the WWII Bandage making/distribution center.Vincent went to college for 3 years, and was a grocer in the family store.He died in IL, but was buried in Connersville, IN.
54 Vincent Schlichte is an honorary crew member of the USS Independence as he cruised the Atlantic seashore with Ken for three days.Virginia Schlichte’s hospital bill for giving birth to Rose Ellen:$18 for a one-week stay.
55 Vincent E. SchlichteVirginia BondurantRose Ellen Schlichte
56 2nd Generation Kenneth Ziegler Rose Ellen Schlichte Married on Dec 20, 1945 in Connersville, INKenneth Ziegler was born on Sep 3, 1923 in Connersville, IN.Rose Ellen Schlichte was born on May 9, 1924 in Connersville, INKenneth ZieglerRose Ellen Schlichte
57 Ken was a Naval Aviator specialist and Jet Test Pilot Ken was a Naval Aviator specialist and Jet Test Pilot. He was the Naval Executive officer of the USS Independence.After 28 years of service, he retired asLt. Commander.Kenneth Ziegler
58 Rose Ellen and Ken Ziegler Going for a Test Ride
59 Ken ZieglerUpon graduation of Naval Air Intelligence School in Washington, D.C., he was assigned to the USS Independence, the largest aircraft carrier of its time. He was a classified Intelligence officer in Washington, D.C. for the Defense Department during the Kennedy Administration, especially during the “Bay of Pigs”.In 2002, Ken was awarded the much-esteemed Travel Certificate for having traveled in ALL 314 countries and territories on the entire country list. Out of a world-wide membership of 2000, he is one of only six people to have achieved this.Attaining this honor was no simple task! He accomplished it with 81 cruises, 5 trips to the Antarctica, cruising through the Northwest Passage, and reached the North Pole aboard a Russian Nuclear Ice Breaker.
60 Rose Ellen was a model before she was married, and in 1949 she was Miss Pensacola in Florida and California.Rose Ellen Schlichte
62 1st Generation Kenneth Ziegler Rhea Ziegler Renee Ziegler Married on Dec 20, 1945 in Connersville, INKenneth ZieglerRose Ellen SchlichteRose Ellen Schlichte was born on May 9, 1924 in Connersville, INKenneth Ziegler was born on Sep 3, 1923 in Connersville, IN.Rhea ZieglerRenee ZieglerThey gave birth to Rhea and Renee Ziegler
63 Kenneth ZieglerRose Ellen SchlichteRhea Ziegler
64 Rhea Ziegler 1st Generation Rhea Suzanne Ziegler BORN: March 25, 1953 Port Hueneme, CAMARRIED:Thomas (Mac) MagrannOn Sep 19, 1987 in Orange, CA.Rhea Ziegler
65 Kenneth ZieglerRose Ellen SchlichteRenee Ann Ziegler
66 Renee Ziegler 1st Generation Renee Ann Ziegler BORN: July 24, 1958 Buffalo, NYRenee Ziegler