Magdalena Saxmann

18 September 1874–8 September 1973 (Age 99)
Strausberg, Oberbarnim, Brandenburg, Germany

The Life of Magdalena

When Magdalena Saxmann was born on 18 September 1874, in Strausberg, Oberbarnim, Brandenburg, Germany, her father, George Saxman, was 48 and her mother, Caroline Haufknecht, was 44. She married Lawrence A. Straley on 27 January 1901, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Noble Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Lafayette Township, Owen, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 September 1973, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Beech Cemetery, Coal City, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence A. Straley
Magdalena Saxmann
Marriage: 27 January 1901
Arthur Gerald Straley
Clarence Steven Straley
Helen O Straley

Spouse and Children

    Lawrence A. Straley



27 January 1901
Jay, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 26

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Straley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Magdalena Saxman in household of George Saxman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie Strauly in household of Laurene A Strauly, "United States Census, 1910"

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