Magdalena Maria Schaffer

Brief Life History of Magdalena Maria

When Magdalena Maria Schaffer was born on 9 October 1770, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Adam Schaeffer, was 46 and her mother, Maria Magdalena Hilts, was 39. She married Johann Martin Hausknecht in 1798. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 June 1857, in Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Conyngham, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Johann Martin Hausknecht
Magdalena Maria Schaffer
Marriage: 1798
Sarah Houseknecht
Joseph Houseknecht Sr
Regina RACHEL Hausknecht
Johann Hausknecht
Thomas Hausknecht
Jacob Hausknecht or Housenick
Eliza Hausknecht
Salomoe Hausknecht

Sources (2)

  • Magdalena Houskneck in household of Thomas Houskneck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Magdalena Schaeffer Houseknecht, "Find A Grave Index"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Historical Boundaries: 1786: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia; see also 3 below.

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäffer): variant of Schäfer (see Schaefer ). It is also found in Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Compare Cheffer , Schaeffer , Shaeffer , Shafer , Shaffer , and Sheaffer .

Germanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).

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

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