Name: Mark BIGLER 1 2
Birth: ABT 1705 in Frankfort, Germany
Will: 19 MAR 1787 Frederick Co. MD.
Probate: 25 MAR 1787 Frederick Co. MD.
The Bigler family originated at Canton of Berne, Switzerland. From there they moved to the Rhineland where Mark could have been born. ["The Bigler Family" by Norman Burns goes into detail about the Swiss Biglers.]. Mark migrated in 1733 from Germany to Pennsylvania on the Brigantine " Richard & Elizabeth" out of Rotterdam, master Christopher Clymer in command.
[Marcus Beegler, age 28]. It landed in Philadelphia 28 Sept 1733. He was a member of the Little Conewago Church of the Bretheren in York Co. PA. He moved from there to the Bretheren Community in Frederick Co. MD. Mark's brother Michael arrived in Philadelphia, 30 May , 1741 on the " Snow Francis and Ann" from Rotterdam and settled by his brother. In his will he bequeathed some of his property to Mark Beegler, son of his brother Mark Beigler.
Amanda Bigler Drake of PA. wrote about 1907 when she was 78 years old, "My great-grandfather [Mark Bigler] was born in Frankfort some time in the seventeen hundreds. When grown to manhood he started for America. He took passage on a sailing vessel with some others of his acquaintance. For some time they went all right until a great storm struck them and their ship was wrecked. Some of the crew stuck to the wreckage and were blown a hundred miles out of their course. At last a ship came along and took them on board, so they finally landed after a voyage of three months on the ocean."
Early Settler of Frederick Co., MD. Mark's will was probated in Frederick Co. 25 Apr. 1787. A copy of this probate is in the office of Register of Wills, Frederick Co., Maryland. [See Mark Bigler's scrapbook for transcription of Mark's Will.]
According to a letter of Mary Hoss Headman of Knoxville, TN., published in the Maryland Historical Magazine in 1945, [Vol. 50, p. 250] Henry Eller Sr., married Elizabeth Bigler (Beigler).
Marie CATHARINE b: ABT 1712
- Mark BIGLER
- Elizabeth BIGLER b: 1735
- Salome BIGLER
- Phoebe BIGLER
- Catherine BIGLER
- Hester BIGLER
- Israel BIGLER
- Juliana BIGLER
- Jacob BIGLER
- Barbara BIGLER
- Title: Maryland Historical Magazine, 1945, Vol. 50, p. 250.
Note: A letter of Mary Hoss Headman of Knoxville TN. was published in this magazine.
- Title: "The Bigler Family"
Author: Norman Burns
Note: L.D.S. Family History Library film # 0982348 Item 3.
Note: Lists sources.