Just a little information I found on my 7th gg father.Johann Philip Ziegler born 1714 and came from Germany to the America..
"Johann Philip Ziegler was one of twenty-four original founders of Christ Lutheran Church, York, Pennsylvania." He built a stone house and barn in West Manchester (Manchester) Township, York County, Pennsylvania, and served as County Commissioner under the British Crown. Johann was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War (cemetery marker).
Often referred to as Philip Ziegler Jr was born at Weiler August 24, 1713 and baptized at the Lutheran Church in nearby Sinsheim where he was confirmed in 1726. He arrived in America the following year, and on November 21, 1737 married Anna Margretha Schmidt of Manchester Township; they had 15 children. Under a series of agreements with his father he acquired the land grant of 1736, which the Penns patented to him as a tract of 328 1/2 acres named The Barrens of Jerico on October 23, 1767. He was naturalized as a British subject at Philadelphia April 10, 1760. Unlike his father he learned to read and write, at least in German; in 1740 he bought a German Bible for 50 shillings and in it he recorded the births of his children; later generations added to the record and it remained among his decendants until 1970 when Dr John Edward Berridge Ziegler of Eau Claire, Wisconsin willed it to The Historical Society of York County, having no children. This enormous Bible, printed at Nuremberg in 1733, weighs 13 pounds 12 ounces. Philip Ziegler served as one of the County Commissioners from October 1764 to October 1767. He died on his farm April 7, 1800 and was buried on Bott's Burial Ground.
(From Family Roots of York County, PA: Information about Johann Philip Ziegler)