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Anna Maria (Briegal) Zeller (1690 - 1765)

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Anna Maria (Anna Maria) Zeller formerly Briegal aka Breugal Perigal
Born in Nederlandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Schoharie NYmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Oct 2012
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Categories: Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania | Palatine Migrants.

Anna Maria (Briegal) Zeller was a Palatine Migrant.
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Vital Data

  • Birth - c1690 - ?Germany, ?Holland, ?Belgium [1][2][3]
  • Death - 1765 - Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania [4]
  • Burial - Tulpehocken Trinity UCC Cemetery, Millardsville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania or Reeds Cemetery, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania [5][6]

Marriage and Family

  • Marriage
    • Johann Heinrich Zeller - Livingston, Albany, New York - 1711 [7][8][9]
  • Children [10]
    • Hartman Zeller (c1711 - ? )
    • Unknown Daughter ( ? - b1748) - Married Leonard Anspach
    • Anna Maria Zeller (1715-a1776) - Married Andreas Salzgeber [11]
    • Johann Heinrich Zeller (c1717-a1754) - described as "simple"
    • Johann David Zeller (c1719-a1754) - described as "simple"
    • Barbara Elizabeth Zeller (c1720-a1760) - Married Jonas Lerew
    • Anna Cathrina Zeller (c1722-a1771) - Married John Pontius
    • Johann Zeller - Married first Anna Maria Becker; second, Maria Catharina Lauer
    • Johann George Zeller (c1725-1792) - Married Barbara Haas
    • Anna Elizabeth Zeller (c1725-b1803) - Married first John Adam Battorf; second, Leonard Schwartz


  • 1711 - Annsberg, New York [12]
  • 1713 - Pennsylvania [13][14]
  • 1756 - Berks County, Pennsylvania [15]


  1. #E137, p23-2
  2. #C149
  3. #C150
  4. #E137, p23-2
  5. #C149
  6. #C150
  7. #E074, p17
  8. #E142
  9. #E141, p25-3
  10. #E143
  11. #E144, p3
  12. #E144, p12
  13. #E032, Semmindinger List, p29
  14. #E032, p30
  15. #E143


C149 - "Anna Maria Breigal Zeller (1690 - 1765) - Find A Grave Memorial". N.p., 2016. Web. 6 Apr. 2016.

C150 - "Anna Maria Briegal Zeller (1690 - 1765) - Find A Grave Memorial". N.p., 2016. Web. 6 Apr. 2016.

E032 - Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Immigration. Walter Allen Knittle. 1937. Dorrance & Co, Philadelphia, Pa.

E074 - The Huguenot Society of America 25:176-177. 1954. "Huguenot Pioneers"

E137 - Vallentine, John F. 2012. The Tulpehocken Zellers And Their Zeller Decendants. Ebook. 1st ed.

E141 - Koch, Richard T, Ancestors of Esther Saltzgaber , Self Published, Frostburg, MD, 1990

E142 - Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Marriages Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.;

E143 - Will of Heinrich Zeller, Berks County Will Book 1, p. 13 - "Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994," images, FamilySearch , Berks ; Estates 1752-1799 Wert, Christina-Zwerentz, Ludwig; images 1401-1403 of 1812; county courthouses, Pennsylvania.

E144 - Lou D. MacWethy, The book of Names Especially Relating to the early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley, St. Johnsville, N.Y. 1933, pp. 126

Source Repository

C149 -

C150 -

E032 -

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E141 -

E143 -

E144 -

Source Comments

E137 - Vallentine's book is a treasure trove of information about the Zeller family that descended from Johann Heinrich and Johann George Zeller who moved into the Berks County, Pennsylvania area about 1720. It is a derived work, but it is very well documented with over 600 referenced sources.

E143 - Accessed online March 5, 2016

Additional References


Anna Maria Briegal Zeller's biographical data is a compilation of information from several merged profiles contributed by Dana Schreder, R Murphy, Dick Gates, Charles Taylor, Barbara Nelson, and Dan Zeller.


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    • "b" prefixed to any date denotes "before"
    • "a" prefixed to any date denotes "after"
    • "?" prefixed to any date or word denotes questionable or missing source information or uncertainty in general.

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On 16 Mar 2016 at 21:50 GMT Dan Zeller wrote:

Berigal-1 and Briegal-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband, similar vital information, etc.

On 10 Mar 2016 at 13:08 GMT Dan Zeller wrote:

Von Berigal-1 and Briegal-1 appear to represent the same person because: Similarities in Name, Birth Date, other details.

Hi Barbara. My name is Dan Zeller, and recently I started a free-space project to clean up the Zeller tree back in the 1700s time frame. Anna Maria Briegal was the wife of Johann Heinrich Zeller. He is one of the profiles that we have recently merged from about four separate profiles. We've also merged about four profiles of Anna Maria. I stumbled on yours just yesterday while browsing Zeller profiles. I believe that your Anna Maria Von Berigal is one in the same as Anna Maria Briegal. Please take a look and if you agree, merge the two. You will still be a manager of the merged profile, but you will find a lot more information and connections. I am working on a unified Biography for Anna Maria that I will have posted shortly. Here is a link to our project page. I will be glad to add you if you want to join in.

-- Thanks -- Dan

On 9 Mar 2016 at 18:00 GMT Dan Zeller wrote:

Perigal Vonbreugal-1 and Briegal-1 appear to represent the same person because: Both married to Johann Heinrich. I have been puzzled about where "Perigal" came from. At first I thought it was a merely a mistaken pronunciation of VonBreugal. But I stumbled on a record at that listed her as a sister to Anna Maria Briegal. Probably just more undocumented and poorly researched genealogy being blindly entered into a genealogy site.

There are plenty of Perigals in Family Search, however. So it is not a phony surname.

Anyway. Take a look. If you think we have a match, please merge. If not, let me know.

- Dan

On 9 Mar 2016 at 17:45 GMT Dan Zeller wrote:

Breughal-1 and Briegal-1 appear to represent the same person because: Johann Heinrich needs only one wife named Anna Maria Briegal. And by the way, we have an option to list a second last name for her as an "AKA".

It is difficult to determine what name she went by in her day, but I did a little poking around to see how these names survived over the years. Briegal seems to be the most persistent. There is only one Breughal record in FamilySearch, six for Breugal, 26 for Breigal, and 151 for Briegal.

For the sake of reconciliation, it seems to make the most sense to me to set Last Name at Birth to Briegal and AKA to Breugal.

I suspect that her ancestry in Europe may have well gone by Breugal or Breughal. I could get along with either of those for the AKA.

On 9 Mar 2016 at 17:24 GMT Dan Zeller wrote:

Briegal-3 and Briegal-1 appear to represent the same person because: Johann Heinrich needs only one wife named Anna Maria Briegal

Anna Maria is 19 degrees from Claude Monet, 21 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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