Written for Amy Johnson Crow's Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. (click on the icon in the sidebar for details at Amy's blog)
Getting back to my plan of going in order through Jacob Sr's children we are moving on to the 7th child.
First just the facts:
Name: Frederich Zaugg
Born: 25 Mar 1832, Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland
Married: Mary Ann Graber in 1857,Wayne County, Ohio
Died: 11 Feb 1915, Wayne County, Ohio [Find-A-Grave memorial]
This will probably be a short entry as Frederich is pretty straight-forward in terms of where he lived and what he did.
He came with the family to the United States in 1853, when he was 21. The family came to Wayne County, Ohio and that's where Frederich married, farmed and raised a family.
I've been able to easily identify him in each census after his arrival through 1910. In 1860 he is listed as a shoemaker but after that he begins farming and stays in Sugar Creek Township for each census thereafter. His son John lives near him and later his younger son Levi is also living near him.
Jacob's family was also living in Wayne County - in Salt Creek Township which is very near where Frederich, and also John lived.
I have searched Wayne County census records and don't find multiple Frederich Zauggs of a similar age. I feel relatively confident that this is "my man" but I can't explain why John wouldn't have been able to correctly identify his grandparents.