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The Watervliet Arsenal
(Courtesy of the Library of Congress)


Lived: 1795 - 1852 (aged 57)

Hometown: Albany, New York.

John Zeilman (1795-1852), as "Anthony," enlisted in the US Army on 11 July 1814 and was discharged 11 July 1819. According to his entry in Registerof Enlistments in the US Army, Zeilman served at the Watervliet Arsenal as an Artificer – a soldier employed in the manufacture of arms and military materiel.

Zeilman's father was a Hessian soldier. He married Elizabeth Luther of Albany, daughter of Revolutionary War soldier John Luther. He was buried in the Zeilman Family Burying Ground south of Albany, now gone.

SUBMITTED BY: Dennis Marr, from Troy, NY and 4th great-grandson to Zeilman.