Ziegler, Daniel, Dd
Ziegler, Daniel, D.D.
a German Reformed minister, was born at Reading, Pennsylvania, July 11, 1804. His parents removing to New Berlin, Union County, in his infancy, his youth was spent there. He was a saddler by trade, and went to Philadelphia to work; but his mind being turned towards the ministry, he entered the University of Pennsylvania, located at Philadelphia; studied theology in the seminary of the Reformed Church at Carlisle; was licensed in 1830, and became pastor of some congregations in York County; was called to the Kreutzcreek charge, where he spent the whole of his life, with the exception of the last few years, which were devoted to the First Reformed Church in York. He died May 23, 1876. He preached almost exclusively in German which he spoke with great fluency, accuracy, and elegance. His preaching was calm, clear, and impressive. He was a man of culture, pleasant, open-hearted, kind, and sympathizing. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Germ. Ref. Church, 5:199.