birth: May 16, 1797 in Virginia to Mathias Zener and Garringer
death: January 5, 1877
burial: Paris, Jennings County, Indiana, burial Gaddy-Wykoff Cemetery, Paris, Jennings County, Indiana
marriage: May 5, 1818 in Hardinsburg, Breckenridge County, Kentucky
birth: July 31, 1807 in Hagerstown, Maryland to Nicholas Baker and Barbara Miller
burial: 1858 West Virginia
Children of Phoebe Baker and David Zener:
- Elizabeth Zener, November 22, 1819-July 14, 1865 spouse, Lot V. Search
- Magdalena Zener, November 1, 1821-April 16, 1905, never married
- Lydia Zener, October 2, 1823-March 14, 1924, 3 spouses Robert Dixon, Robert Bain, John M. McJimsey.
- Sarah Zener, April 8, 1826-April 30, 1894, Charles (Rodney) Kendall Lard/Laird (changed his name)
- Catherine Servilla Zener, February 13, 1828-December 19, 1909, spouse George Troutman Foster.
- Harriet Agnes Zener, February 7, 1830-September 2, 1900, spouse Joseph Ayers.
- Mathias Zener, January 12, 1831- September 22, 1890, spouse Frances Unknown.
- Malinda Zener, January 20, 1834-April 21, 1894, spouse Francis Marion Landon.
- Henry M. Zener, January 6, 1836-November 26, 1903, never married.
- David G. Zener, December 8, 1837-February 18, 1907, spouse Zerilda Gaddy.
- Benjamin F. Zener, October 29, 1839-July 29, 1869, never married
Ancestor here lived in:
Jefferson County, Indiana
Additional information about person:
His Father was Mathias Zener a Hessian Solder in the Revolutionary War who was captured at the Battle of Yorktown and remained in America after the war. He married a German/American woman in Virginia after the war and died in Clark County Indiana in 1815.
By 1812 he was in Kentucky as he fought in the War of 1812 with the Kentucky Militia, married in 1818 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky – War of 1812 Bounty Land in Jefferson County, Indiana, all children born there.
During the Civil War, David Zener was one of those who opposed slavery and would purchase no products produced in the south – the family raised sheep and even imported silk worms and planted Mulberry Trees to feed them so they could weave all their own clothing. The name Zener is spelled various ways the most common being Zener or Zenor but those were not the only ones.