Georg Christoph Legler, son of Johann Martin Legler (23 December 1673 - 13 May 1737) and Anna Magdalena Berckindem, was born 13 April 1712 in Weiler, Württemberg. He married 15 July 1738 in Weiler to Christina Magdalena Schock, daughter of Johann Adam Schock & Anna Barbara Bilger.
The family moved to Schleswig-Holstein (Denmark) and on 8 November 1764 settled in the colony of Westscheide. Christoph and his family then immigrated to Russia, arriving in Dönhof on 21 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 47 and their son Solomon (baptized 21 April 1745 in Weiler) and his family are recorded in Household No. 49.
The baptism of one child is recorded during the time the family was living in the colony of Westscheide. Margaretha Barbara Legler was born on 13 July and baptized on 15 July 1764. Margaretha Barbara Legler is recorded on the 1798 Census of Frank, household #35, married to Andreas Zeiler.
This Legler line has been traced back to Hans Burkhard Legler who was born about 1625 and died 6 March 1661 in Weiler, Württemberg.
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- LDS International Film No. 1184767.
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