Susannah Winbegler1

F, b. 26 July 1801, d. 12 December 1871
     Susannah was born on Sunday, 26 July 1801 in Frederick County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Franz Heinrich & Sarah [Ridgely] Winbigler. Sarah was the daughter of Westall & Urith Ridgely. She was often referred to as Susan. Susannah married Westall Ridgely, son of Jacob Ridgely and Ruth Thrasher, circa 1832 in Ohio. Susannah's husband, Westall, died on 8 October 1845 in Marcellus Township leaving her a widow. 28 September 1850, Susannah was listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Marcellus Township, Cass County, Michigan. Enumerated in this household were Franklin Thurston [25 New York], his wife: Asena [23 New York], son, Henry F. [7/12 Michigan], Susan Ridgley [47 Maryland], Martha J. Ridgley [17 Ohio], Caroline Ridgley [11 Ohio], & Jacob W. Ridgley [9 Ohio], Eli C. [6 Ohio]. Franklin was a lawyer.2 Susannah married 2nd Samuel Bridge on 12 December 1853 in Marcellus Township. 17 July 1860, Susannah and her husband Samuel were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Marcellus Township. Enumerated in this household were Samuel Bridge [63 New York], his wife: Susan [59 Maryland], children: Eli [17 Ohio] & Jacob [19 Ohio].3 Susannah departed this life on Tuesday, 12 December 1871 in Marcellus Township at age 70 years, 4 months and 16 days.4 She was buried there at Marcellus Township in Bly Cemetery.

Family 1

Westall Ridgely b. 18 Jun 1778, d. 8 Oct 1845

Family 2

Samuel Bridge b. 7 Mar 1787, d. 19 Sep 1874


  1. [S2] Major General, U.S. Army [retires] Karl Truesdell, Truesdell Genealogy [Trousdell, Truesdell, Truesdale, Truesdel, Trusdell] - Dealing principally with the Descendants of Samuel Truesdell of Newton, Massachusetts, Vol. II p. 51.
  2. [S674] 1850 United States Federal Census: Cass County, Michigan - pages 716-717 - Listed below Elizabeth Bear - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  3. [S646] Documentation: page 402. line 38.
  4. [S392] , Susan Bridge - died: 12 December 1871; age: 71.4.16 years.