When our ancestors, Peter and Anna Maria Zehler,
arrived in America, they were greeted by family and friends who had preceded them.  In
addition to their older children, the family of Peter's second cousin had already settled in Sheldon
and awaited their coming.  This section presents the family of Peter Zöhler and
Anna Becker and how they are related to our ancestor.
Please note that, for the family of Peter Zöhler and Anna Becker, we have consistently used surname Zehler. This is the spelling used by the early generation of the family in America, though they certainly knew the original German spelling.  In later generations, the surname Zahler is often found in some branches of the family.  However, this spelling can also be a mistake by a census taker or newspaper reporter.  Because of our limited experience with this family, we have chosen to use Zehler throughout.  Our apology to anyone whose ancestor's surname is incorrect.
|i.||Jacob Zehler||Jacob was born on November 9, 1828126, and he died on January 1, 18681.  Jacob married (1) Margaretha Becker and (2) Maria Agnes Demuth.||ii.||Katharine Zöhler||Katharine was born on February 12, 1831126, and she died on June 5, 1837126.||iii.||Natalia Zöhler||Natalia was born on April 8, 1833126, and she died on November 5, 1845126.||iv.||Peter Joseph Zehler||Joseph was born on November 2, 1835126, and he died on February 12, 1912242.  Michael married Mary Schuler.||v.||Peter Zehler||Peter was born on October 19, 1838,126 and he died on February 25, 19021.  Peter married Catherine Schuler. ||vi.||Nicholas Zehler||Nicholas was born on September 25, 1841126, and he died in February 1864.  Nicholas remained single.|
|i.||Anne Zehler||Anne was born on March 9, 1851126, at Selbach and she died on April 25, 18911, at Sheldon.  Anne married John Mest.  John was born on June 24, 1845246, at Thalheim Wüttemberg.  He died on November 27, 1921246.  John and Anne had seven children.||ii.||Peter Zehler||Peter was born on May 3, 1853126, at Selbach and he died there on May 9, 1853126.||iii.||Joseph Zehler||Joseph was born on November 25, 18541, at Wethersfield Springs, New York and he died on April 2, 1952, at Geneseo, New York.  Joseph married Maria Petri on February 13, 18821.  Mary was born on February 7, 18581, at Wethersfield and died on March 28, 194741, at Sheldon.  Joseph and Mary had five children.||iv.||Peter J. Zehler||Joseph was born on October 15, 18561, at Sheldon, and he died on November 25, 1943247, at Batavia, New York.  Peter married Mary Youngpeter, on January 31, 1882, at Sheldon.  Mary was born on July 11, 18601, at Orangeville, New York and died on February 6, 1949248, at Batavia New York.  Peter and Mary had two children.||v.||Nicholas Zehler||Nicholas was born on January 26, 18591, at Sheldon, New York .||vi.||Margarethe Zehler||Margarthe was born on February 10, 18611, at sheldon, and she died there on May 21, 18611.|
|i.||Mary Zehler||Mary was born on February 7, 18661, at Sheldon.  She married Joseph Berwanger on November 18, 1884, at Sheldon.  Joseph was born on August 21, 1858126, at Selbach.  Joseph and Mary had seven children.||ii.||Anna Margretha Zehler||Anna Margarethe was born on April 18, 18671.|
|i.||Natalia Zehler||Natalia was born on March 21, 18661, at Sheldon.  She married William Cauly on August 18, 1896, at St. Michael's, Warsaw, New York160.||ii.||George F. Zehler||George was born on December 3, 18671, at Sheldon, and he died on December 2, 1944252, at Batavia, New York.  George married Catherine Alice Kibler on February 11, 18961.||iii.||Dominick Zehler||Dominick was born January 17, 1870253, at Sheldon, and he died on March 14, 1936253, at Batavia, New York.  Dominick remained single.||iv.||John Edward Zehler||John was born on January 20, 18721, at Sheldon, and he died there on March 4, 18801.||v.||Julia Emilia Zehler||Julia was born on October 19, 1874,1 at Sheldon.  She married Bert Lawrence.  Bert and Julia had two children.||vi.||Nicholas Joseph Zehler||Nicholas was born on April 4, 18771, at Sheldon, and he died on April 11, 1961, at Batavia, New York40.  Nicholas married Nelllie A. Downing on November 22, 1904, at Portageville, New York40.  Nellie was born on May 27, 1882, at Castile, New York, and she died on January 1, 1959, at Attica, New York40.  Nicholas and Nellie had two children.||vii.||Odilia Carolina Zehler||Odilia was born on May 13, 1879,1 at Sheldon, and she died on July 19, 1951, at Rochester, New York.  She remained single.||viii.||Edward Theodore Zehler||Edward was born on February 6, 18821, at Sheldon, and he died on March 18, 1954 at Batavia, New York.  Edward married Clara Louisa Donahue on November 26, 1913, at St. Joseph's, Batavia, New York41.  Clara was born on November 15, 1882, at Stafford, New York, and died on January 29, 1963.  Edward and Clara had one child.||ix.||Agnes Elizabeth Zehler||Agnes was born on April 9, 1884,1 at Sheldon, and she died on July 11, 1909, at Buffalo, New York261.  Agnes married George W. Kibler on June 22, 190941, Batavia, New York.||x.||Andrew William Zehler||Andrew was born on November 13, 1887,1 at Sheldon, and he died on April 30, 1932, at Batavia, New York.  Andrew married Jane McColl on July 4, 1910, at LeRoy, New York41.  Jane was born on October, 28, 188318, and died in October 198018, at Batavia, New York.  Andrew and Jane had four children.|
|i.||Augustus J. Zehler||Augustus was born on January 3, 18691, and he died in 1932256, at Attica, New York.  Augustus married Cecilia Bauer on February 5, 1895, at Sheldon1.  Cecilia was born on February 27, 18721, and she died in 1925256, at Buffalo, New York.  Augustus and Cecilia had two children.||ii.||Albert D. Zehler||Albert was born on November 3, 18701, at Sheldon, and he died 1933260.  Albert married Georgiana Brown on February 8, 18981 at Sheldon.  He married (2) Eliza Hauver on June 30, 19091.  Eliza was born about 1868258, died on June 5, 1920258.  Albert married (3) Nellie B. Riley on November 12, 1923, at St. Joseph's, Varysburg, New York259.  Nellie was born in 1878260 and died in 1933260. Albert and Georgiana had two child.||iii.||Cecilia Zehler||Cecilia was on born February 15 18731, at Sheldon and she died on April 1, 1962260.  Cecilia married Andrew Bauer on October 30, 1895, Sheldon.  Andrew was born on August 6, 1863260, and died on June 30, 1924260.  Andrew and Cecilia had one child.||iv.||Frank J. Zehler||Frank was born on February 15, 18761, at Sheldon, and he died there on June 29, 191832.  Frank married Julia Schum.  Julia was born in 187532, and died on January 10, 190032.  Frank and Julia had one child.||v.||Marcus Joseph Zehler||Marcus was born on February 16, 1878,1 at Sheldon, and he died on May 13, 1954, at Batavia, New York32.  He remained single.||vi.||Peter Christopher Zehler||Peter Christopher was born on January 18, 18811, at Sheldon and he died there on March 20, 18811.||vii.||Adeline M. Zehler||Adeline was born on May 6, 1886,1 at Sheldon, and she died in 1965.  Adeline married Robert M. Glor on May 23, 1906, at Sheldon41.  Robert was born in 1879256, and he died in 1957256.  Robert and Adeline had one child.|
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