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Andrew LONG (1740-1835) m. Catherine ZERKEL (1733-1817)
s/o John Adam LONG (1701-1756) and unknown
d/o Johann Ludwig ZERKEL (1705-1747) and Maria Eva BAER (1709-1771)
p/o Catherine LONG (1753-1839)

Catherine Zerckel was Lutheran
She married (1) CONRAD EASTERLY (1718 - 1749)  Abt.1746. He died in Forestville, Va. (Maria Magdalena Easterly; Johan George Easterly; Anna Maria Branner, m. Janston Jacob Neese)
She married (2) CASPER BRANNER (1724 - 1792) December 17, 1751 in Philadelphia, Pa.. He died 1792 in Forestville, Va.(John Branner+ b. 28 Aug 1752, d. 30 Apr 1837; Christina Branner b. c 1760;  Michael Branner b. 12 May 1764, d. 19 Mar 1839; Elizabeth Branner b. 25 Aug 1766, d. 8 Mar 1794)



6 Apr 1733 Catherine ZERKEL born at Telford, Philadephia Co (now Montgomery Co), Pennsylvania

29 Jun 1735 bro Andrew ZIRKLE born at Telford, Franconis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he married Catherine SCHLERN in 1762 in Forestville, Shenandoah, VA; migrated from Telford to Forestville abt 1755 with his widowed mother and 4 brothers [CENSUS: 1783 Virginia, Shenandoah Co., 12 white, 0 black; (listed as CIRCLE); 1785 ditto, 12 white, 1 dwellings, 0 other bldgs; (listed as ZIRCLE) pages 65 and 105, respectively; VA/ALL/CENSUS/003; VA state tax lists used as substitute for missing 1790 Federal Census. OCCUPATION: farmer RELIGION: Lutheran; member St. Mary's Pine Church, between Mt. Jackson and New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA. MILITARY: Served in militia (Shenandoah Co., then called Dunmore Co.) in 1775. Served in company of Capt. Jacob HOLMAN. Service is basis for DAR (Natl # 568648) membership of Lillian Holter Henderson, 13 Sep 1974. "Revolutionary War Records Vol. 1 Virginia", Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, page 607; company roster dated, 29 May 1775. RESIDENCE: Picture of Michael ZIRKLE house VA/SHEN/HISTORY/002, page 52; land map pages 8-9. Michael ZIRKLE purchased his house from Christian FUNKHOUSER in 1756. It was located on the north side of Holman's Ck. VA/ALL/CENSUS/003, tax records substitute for 1790 Federal Census, pg 105, Shenandoah Co. 1785, Michael ZIRCLE - 12 w persons. Michael "ZURCKEL" on list of contributions to preacher's salary at Old Pine Church, 5 Sep 1789; ZFHA Vol. 12, No. 3, pg20, Oct 1994. Nease-Zirkle family graveyard east side of Holmon's Creek about one mile northeast of Forestville, VA. Markers were not in place in 1962. Picture of Michael & Catherine headstones in ZFHA 9-2, page 1. PHOTOGRAPH: VA/SHEN/HISTORY/002, pg 52: Michael ZIRKLE house and tombstones. REFERENCES: DAR application for Lillian Holter Henderson, 13 Sep 1974. "Zirkle Family in America - Vol. 1 - Germany to PA", by Gordon K. Zirkle, pub. Zirkle Family Assn. (1983), pg. 76, 78-79. "Zirkle Branches", by Wanda Zirkle Jilka and Veda Zirkle Vickery, including reprint of "Yesteryears and Yesterdays", by David Luther Zirkle, pub. by Zirkle Family Assn., 1978. "Life Along Holman's Creek", Joseph F. Wine, Commercial Press, Stephens City, Va (1985). "Zirkle Family History", J. William Harpine, pg 5-93. ZFHA Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 3, pg 9. Article on Rev War Z's. ZFHA Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 2, pg 1 & 3. Article on M's family. Zerckel, etc., variants of German spelling for Circle. VA/SHEN/HISTORY/002, page 52 shows tombstones of Michael & Catherine. "He farmed near Forestville, Virginia and at his death owned several farms, a tan yard, and other investments. Public records show he bought or sold several tracts of land, beginning with the purchase of land on Holman's Creek, near Forestville, in 1755 and a land grant from Lord Fairfax that same year. He wrote in German. He served in the Shenandoah County Militia in 1775 and was a census taker in1785. They worshiped at Rader's Lutheran Church, near Timberville, until Pine Church (now St. Mary's), near Rinkerton, was built. Note: He served in the militia (Shenandoah Co.,) in 1755.He was a farmer. He was a census taker in 1785. He was Lutheran. Note: He farmed near Forestville, Virginia and at his death owned several farms, a tan yard, and other investments. Public records show he bought or sold several tracts of land, beginning with the purchase of land on Holman's Creek, near Forestville, in 1755 and a land grant from Lord Fairfax that same year. He wrote in German. He served in the Shenandoah County Militia in 1775 and was a census taker in 1785. They worshiped at Rader's Lutheran Church, near Timberville, until Pine Church (now St. Mary's), near Rinkerton, was built.]

1740 brother Lewis Zirkle born in Telford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (
Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com: accessed 11 April 2010), Lewis H. Zirkle memorial, no. 33568802, created by Jonathan Grimm on 5 February 2009, citing Saint Matthews Cemetery, New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia.) He was one of several sons of Lewis Zerckel the elder, who emigrated from Germany and later migrated from southeastern Pennsylvania to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia before the Revolutionary War, the same as Mary’s father, John Adam Roush (Johan Adam Rausch). Lewis Zirkle the younger settled on Smith Creek in Rockingham County, Virginia, near the town of New Market. Family lore holds that he and Mary had four sons and four daughters. They remained on their Smith Creek land all their lives. At the time of Lewis’ death at age 77, he owned 1500 acres, with a tannery and a mill. He died January 22, 1815. He and Mary are buried in the graveyard of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in New Market. (Lester L. Roush, History of the Roush Family in America, vol. 1 (Strasburg, Virginia: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1928), p. 677-682.) The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has recognized Lewis Zirkle as a patriot for his contributions to the Revolutionary cause. (“Ancestor Search,” Genealogical Research System database, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?tab_id=0: accessed 12 January 2013), Lewis Zirkle, ancestor no. A131098, Virginia.)

1740 Andrew LONG born at Shenandoah, Virginia

abt 1752 Andrew LONG and Catherine ZERKEL married (need prove that Andrew Long married Catherine Zerkle!!!)


16 Feb 1753 dau Catherine LONG born at Rockingham, Va; died 18 Jun 1839 in Jackson, VA (now WV); married Michael RADER on 25 Dec 1769 in VA.

1 Jun 1777 Andrew LONG listed Private on Rev War Rolls for 2
nd Reg Virginia Militia

1793 Andrew LONG warranted land in Muncytown, Lycoming, PA (Probably NOT my Andrew LONG]

4 Jan 1817 Catherine ZERKEL died at Forestville, Shenandoah, Virginia, USA

1830 Census

1835 Andrew LONG died at Virginia