I am searching for Peter E. Wagner b. ca 1825-1828 in "Prussia" and married Anna Catherina Kargas; Peter's parents were Jacob Wagner and Katherina Zeier, Zaier or Zair.
Peter E. Wagner and Anna Catherina emigrated to Dane County, Wisconsin where they were dairy farmers until about 1878 when they migrated to Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa with a large family.
Spiesen-Elversberg Katholische Kirche Church Records, marriages 1801 – 1899. Plenty of Wagners and Zeiers, no Wagner/Zeier nor Wagner/Karges marriage.
Suggestion for further research: a) Since the Zeier name seems to appear mostly in and around the Spiesen parish, we suggest continuing research in the parishes in this region. b) A search in the German Telephone Directory for today’s Zeier population shows the following places with most frequent ocurrences: Saterland, Moormerland, Wangerland, Roederland, Vogtlaendisches Oberland, Uckerland. Research in these regions is recommended.