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Pittsburgh Zeis

Pittsburgh Zeis

Posted: 1142831776000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1143585768000
Surnames: Zeis, Kern, Heller
I've begun working on my family tree, with a TON of help from a cousin who has been doing this on and off since the 80's. We are looking for anyone who is related to share/exchange info with. We are decendents of Wolfgang Theodore Zeis, father of Francis Joseph (1896-1971). We know relatives of Joseph's children's generation have moved to NY, TX, and CA. Anyone? We'd love to hear from you!

Re: Pittsburgh Zeis

Posted: 1144376289000
Classification: Query
This is my grandfather and great grandfather. I an George Zeis' daughter. Feel free to e-mail me.

Re: Pittsburgh Zeis

Posted: 1274975911000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zeis, Hoffman, Serth, Benson
This is a long shot, but I thought I'd try! I recently started searching my husband's family roots and am finding the Zeis family to be very hard to track! This is what I've found out so far.

My husband, Robert A. Zeis, Jr. b.1974
Parents: Robert A. Zeis, Sr. b. 1945 & Mary Jeanette Benson b. 1949

This is where it gets trick with my husband's grandfather -
Robert Sr. parents: John Russell Zeis, Sr. b. March 27, 1904 in St. Louis, MO d. October 16, 1964
Dorothy Serth b. July 1911 d. April 10, 2010 in Birth Vergennes, Illinois

John Russell Zeis, Sr. was married prior to being married to Dorothy. I found this information in the 1930's census. His first wife's name was Irene b. 1904 d. ?
Daughter: Betty b. about 1927 (She was 3 in the census.)

I do not know when John & Irene divorced, and I do not know when John and Dorothy's married. I know their first child, Jaqueline, was born in 1931. Other children of John & Dorothy are:
Jacqueline Zeis 1931 – 2003 (listed above)
John Russell Zeis, Jr. 1937 – 1982 or 83?
Karen Zeis 1944 – 2008

John Russell Zeis, Sr. parents:
Fredrick Zeis b. 1879 d. ? (born in Missouri)
Hazel Hoffman b. 1883 d. ? (born in Missouri)
My father-in-law tells me that there is a sister named Pearl, but I can't find any information on her. I found John's birth record and on he is listed as Jno Zeis. That was how I knew his parent's names.
At some point something happened to Fredrick, because in the 1920s Censu I found Hazel remarried to George J. Dominick b. about 1878 & wife Hazel and step-son John R. Zeis (my father-in-law's father)

Fredrick is listed in the 1900 Census as the son of
John Zeis age 62 b. August 1837 and he was widowed. It also states that John was born in PA. His wife was born in Missouri, but I do not have a name.
Another son, Paul Zeis is also listed 22 yrs, b. July 1877 (born in Missouri).

I figured that since I can find John Zeis b. August 1837 in PA, that maybe there is some connection? Please let me know if you could be of any help.
Tricia Zeis

Re: Pittsburgh Zeis

Posted: 1278388016000
Classification: Query

Sorry it took so long for me to respond. I'm even more sorry that I cannot be of much help. My Zeis line here in PA started with Wolfgang Zeis and his wife Margarethe who emmigrated in the 1880's to Pittsburgh. I have seen your Zeis' when searching on ancestry.

Our Zeis' hail from Forchheim, Bavaria, so I have been told. Although I have been doing this for a few years now, I still have difficulty with research outside of the US.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help... Good luck with your research!


Re: Pittsburgh Zeis

Posted: 1291529936000
Classification: Query
My friend Carol is related to Wolfgang Zeis. She lives in Texas..
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