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Johann Martin ZAISS
Christina Elisabetha STRAUB
Husband:  Johann Martin "John" ZAISS / ZEISS / ZEIS
Birth (sources disagree on day):  24 or 28 May 1779, Eppingen, Baden [now in Heilbronn Dist., Baden-Wuerttemberg]
Baptism:  30 May 1779, Eppingen, Baden
Death:  24 Jul 1839, Seneca Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Shiloh Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Seneca Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer, shoemaker
Father:  Johann Christoph ZAISS (1725-1806) Johann Philipp3, Jacob Andreas2, Philipp1 of Eppingen, Baden
Mother:  Elisabetha HAUSER / HAUSSER (c1729-1808) of Muehlbach, Baden [near Eppingen, now in Heilbronn Dist., Baden-Wuerttemberg]
Marriage:  4 Mar 1804, Evangelisch Kirche, Eppingen, Baden
Migration:  1818-1820, Baden to MD
Migration:  1828, MD to OH
Wife:  Christina Elisabetha / Elizabeth STRAUB
Birth:  29 Oct 1779, Sulzfeld or Eppingen, Baden [secondary sources disagree on location]
Death:  29 Feb 1860, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Shiloh Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Seneca Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Martin STRAUB, of Sulzfeld, Baden [now in Karlsruhe Dist., Baden-Wuerttemberg]
Mother:  Christina FRITZ
Children:
born in Eppingen, Baden [now in Heilbronn Dist., Baden-Wuerttemberg]; baptized Evangelical Church, Eppingen, Baden:
  1.  Johann Martin ZAISS, b. 1 Sep 1804; bap. 3 Sep 1804; d. 22 Feb 1807, Eppingen, Baden
  2.  Anna Barbara ZAISS, bap. 25 Jun 1806; d. 22 Dec 1852, Liberty Twp., Seneca Co., OH
  3.  Georg Martin ZAISS, b. 12 Jul 1808; bap. 14 Jul 1808; d. 21 Mar 1811, Eppingen, Baden
  4.  Jacob ZAISS, b. 5 Jul 1810; bap. 6 Jul 1810; 10/17 Aug 1876, Cromers, Seneca Co., OH
  5.  Elisabetha ZAISS, b. 9 Aug 1812; bap. 10 Aug 1812; ; d. 11 Sep 1870, Bascom, Seneca Co., OH
  6.  Christian / Christina ZAISS, b. 12 Sep 1814; bap. 14 Sep 1814; d. 6 Dec 1852
  7.  Johann Gotfried ZAISS, b. 4 May 1816; bap. 6 May 1816; d. 28 Dec 1855, Seneca Co., OH
  8.  Christoph ZAISS / Christopher ZEISS, b. 3 May 1818; bap. 5 May 1818

born in Frederick Co., MD; baptized in Middletown, Frederick Co., MD:
  9.  William Henry ZEIS, b. 27 Sep 1820; bap. 21 Nov 1820; d. 17 Aug 1894; bur. Shiloh Cem., Liberty Twp., Seneca Co., OH
10.  Daniel ZEIS / ZEISS, b. 28 Sep 1822; bap. 2 May 1823; d. 11 Feb 1902, Marengo, Iowa Co., IA
11.  Susanna "Susan" ZEIS, b. 1825; bap. 1 May 1825; d. 27 Sep 1862; bur. Greenlawn Cem., Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH
12.  Marian / Maryann / Mary Ann ZEIS, b. 21 Mar 1827; bap. 24 Jun 1827; d. 24 Nov 1907, White Pigeon, St. Joseph Co., MI

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Baden-Württemberg, Mühlbach; USA, US, United States, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio

Sources:

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Johann Martin ZAISS / ZEISS
Birth: 24 May 1779, Eppingen, Baden
Death: 24 Jul 1839, Seneca, Ohio; Burial: Liberty, Seneca, Ohio
Marriage: 04 Mar 1804, Heidelberg, Germany
Spouse: Christina STRAUB
Birth: 29 Oct 1779, Germany
Death: 29 Feb 1860, Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio; Burial: Liberty, Seneca, Ohio
Children:
1.  Barbara ZEISS
Birth: 1807; Death: 1852, Ohio
2.  Christina ZAISS
Birth: 11 Sep 1814, Heidelberg, Baden
Christening: 14 Sep 1814, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Death: 06 Dec 1854; Burial: Liberty, Seneca, Ohio
Source: patron submissions
Johann Martin ZAISS; Gender: Male
Birth: 01 Sep 1804; Christening: 03 Sep 1804, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Anna Barbara ZAISS; Gender: Female
Birth: 24 Jun 1806; Christening: 25 Jun 1806, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Georg Martin ZAISS; Gender: Male
Birth: 12 Jul 1808; Christening: 14 Jul 1808, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Jacob ZAISS; Gender: Male
Birth: 05 Jul 1810; Christening: 06 Jul 1810, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Johann Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Elisabetha ZAISS; Gender: Female
Birth: 09 Aug 1812; Christening: 10 Aug 1812, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Christian ZAISS; Gender: Male
Birth: 12 Sep 1814; Christening: 14 Sep 1814, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Other records indicate this child was a female named, Christina (e.g., she married a man).
Johann Gottfried ZAISS; Gender: Male
Birth: 04 May 1816; Christening: 06 May 1816, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Johann Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Christoph ZAISS; Gender: Male
Birth: 03 May 1818; Christening: 05 May 1818, Evangelisch, Eppingen, Heidelberg, Baden
Father: Martin ZAISS; Mother: Christina STRAUB
Source: Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1791-1870. Evangelische Kirche Eppingen (A. Eppingen)
Eppingen is not "in" Heidelberg; these are two different cities, not even in the same district. Note that the churchbook does not say, "Heidelberg."
Location: Evangelical Lutheran or Lutheran Congregation of Zmiddletown (sic), Middletown, Frederick, Maryland
Child: William Henry ZEIS; Gender: Male; Christening: 21 Nov 1820
Child: Daniel ZEIS; Gender: Male; Christening: 02 May 1823
Child: Susanna ZEIS; Gender: Female: Christening: 01 May 1825
Child: Marian ZEIS; Gender: Female: Christening: 24 Jun 1827
Father: Martin ZEIS; Mother: Christina / Christiana
Sources: four listed, all based on transcripts of church records

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
Johann Martin ZAISS
Birth: 28 May 1779, Eppingen, Germany; Death: 24 Jul 1839, Seneca, Ohio
Father: Johann Christoph ZAISS; Mother: Elizabeth HAUSER
Spouse: Christina STRAUB
Birth: 29 Oct 1779, Frederick County, Maryland; Death: 29 Feb 1860, Seneca, Ohio
Father: Martin STRAUB
Source: patron submission
Christina cannot have been born in MD; her younger children were born in Germany.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 19; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 MD Frederick Co. Election Dist. 2 "outside town" Roll M33-43 p. 90 Ln. 17 Martin Scise 210010-21010-8-001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Christoph (b. 1818)
= Gottfried (b. 1816)
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Jacob (b. 1810)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Martin (b. 1779)
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Christina (b. 1814)
= Elizabeth (b. 1812)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Anna (b. 1806)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Christina (b. 1779)
8 foreigners not naturalized
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 6 indexed "Zzes"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 OH Seneca Co. Fort Seneca Roll 140 p. 148 Ln. 8 Martin Zizes 021 000 010 - 111 000 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Daniel (b. 1823)
= William (b. 1820)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Christoph (b. 1818)
1 male 50-59 1770-1780 = Martin  (b. 1779)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Marian (b. 1827)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Susanna (b. 1825)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Christina (b. 1814)
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Christina (b. 1779)

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 152; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Seneca Co. Roll 426 pp. 177A-177B Ln. 9 Zies Christana 000 210 - 001 100 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Daniel (b. 1823)
= William (b. 1820)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Christoph (b. 1818)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Marian (b. 1827) 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Susanna (b. 1825)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Christina (b. 17790
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed one line above son, Jacob ZEIS (210 001 - 010 010 | 0100000).

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 34 Christina is indexed "Christma"):  Liberty Twp., Seneca Co., OH, Roll M432_728, p. 406B, 200/200, enumerated 9 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Christopher Zeiss 32 M   Farmer 900 Germany
Henriette     " 22 F       Md
Wm            "  4 M       O
Barbara       "  2 F       "
Mary          " 6/12 F       "
Christina     " 69 F       Germany
Listed next to married son, Daniel ZEISS (æ 28, b. MD).

6.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com), especially an ahnentafel of the ZEISS family by T. ZEISS.

8.  Message posted to the GEN-DE-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

9.  Emails from Todd ZEISS, Charles RECKER.

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