Magdalena Winger

30 January 1828–11 May 1863 (Age 35)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

The Life 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, 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

Spouse and Children

17 May 1855
Grant, Indiana, United States


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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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English personal name Winegār, composed of the elements wine ‘friend’ + gār ‘spear’.2 German: habitational name from any of several places in Alsace (now part of France) named Wingen.3 Swedish: ornamental name from ving(e) ‘wing’ + the agentive suffix -er.

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

Sources (3)

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

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