Magdalena Winger

Female30 January 1828–11 May 1863

Brief Life History of Magdalena

When Magdalena Winger was born on 30 January 1828, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, her father, Martin Winger, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Frantz, was 37. She married Daniel Halderman Showalter on 17 May 1855, in Grant, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Waltz Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 11 May 1863, in Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Roann, Paw Paw Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Halderman Showalter
Magdalena Winger
Marriage: 17 May 1855
Catharine Showalter
Daniel H. Showalter Jr.
Dora Ellen Showalter
Joseph Showalter

Sources (3)

  • Magdalene Showalter in household of Daniel H Showalter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Magdalena Winger Showalter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Magdalene Wenger in household of Martin Wenger, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1855Grant, Indiana, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1832: Wabash, Indiana, United States


    Age 10

    By 1838 the area was populated enough that Roanoke County was created out of parts of Botetourt and Montgomery Counties,[39] and the area's first railroad, the Virginia and Tennessee, arrived in 1852.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex): from the Middle English personal name Wingar (Old English Winegār, from wine ‘friend’ + gār ‘spear’).

    German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Alsace (now part of France) named Wingen.

    Norwegian: variant of Vinger . This surname is also found in Sweden, where it is very rare.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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